Trist Middle School


  • CAR RIDERS:  If your child is a car rider, he or she MUST be in the building no earlier than 7:35 a.m. and no later than 7:53 a.m.  Homeroom begins at 8:00 a.m. sharp.  Students who are tardy will be given consequences for being late to school.  Please adjust your morning schedule accordingly to ensure your child is on time!  Also, school ends at 3:00 p.m.  Make sure that you are here to pick your child up on time.  If any of these requirements causes a problem, remember that the school district provides bus transportation for all students.  If your child is attempting to enter the building after 8:00 a.m., both the child and a parent must enter the front office.  The parent of a child who is tardy MUST sign the child in to school. 


    3rd Nine Weeks REPORT CARDS:  Report Cards will be sent home with students on Tuesday, March 27.  You will receive two copies, one is for you to keep.  One copy MUST be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to your child’s Homeroom Teacher.  Students not returning signed Report Cards will be assigned after-school detentions. 


    SPRING BREAK:  The Holiday Break begins on Friday, March 30 (Good Friday).  Students are off from March 30 through April 6.  Classes resume on Monday, April 9!


    STATE TESTING:  State testing will take place at Trist Middle from April 11 through April 27.  Please refrain from scheduling appointments during school hours during this time.  Also, as usual, make sure your child is in school on time every day!  It is also important that students remain well rested and eat a healthy breakfast in order for them to perform their best!


    RELAY FOR LIFE:  Trist Middle Faculty & Staff is participating in the American Cancer Society RELAY FOR LIFE on Saturday, April 21.  We will be conducting several bake sales and “jeans” days to raise funds.  Feel free to donate to our team for this worthy cause!  Eva Jaber is the coordinator of this effort. 


    SCHOOL WEBSITE:  Remember that you can check back here on our school website to keep current with school events and information!

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  • Support Employee of the Year is Mrs. Bonni Kreger.

    Mrs. Bonni is the secretary for Mrs. Demarest in the Office of Student Services.

    Congratulations Mrs. Bonni!

    Principal with Mrs. Bonni and Mrs. Demarest.

    Pictured are Mrs. Pritchard, Mrs. Bonni, and Mrs. Demarest.

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  • Avani with principal

    Avani Miller is Trist and District Middle School Student of the Year

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  • Gadwaws class in front of 3D mural

    6th graders Bring Story to Life.

    The6th graders read the novel, Walk Two Moons. Chapter 16 is about a tree that the main character calls the signing tree.  It's called the singing tree because there is a bird in the tree that sings every morning, but the bird is never found.  Therefore, making the tree seem like it's singing to the main character.  To help bring the story to life, Ms. Gadwaw’s  6th grade students along with Ms. Simpson’s English students created a 3-D mural of the signing tree and the story’s characters.

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  • Congratualtions to Mrs. Sharene Dali:

    2017-18  N.P. Trist's "Teacher of the Year"

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  •  IMPORTANT INFORMATION you need to be aware of at Trist to ensure our students have a success year:

    • Construction on our classroom addition is continuing at TMS.  We appreciate the patience of all of our students, parents, and faculty members for any inconvenience our progress is causing.  It will be well worth it when we have 8 more classrooms and new Science and Computer Labs.  However, we will not be able to practice or play games on our campus for football, softball, baseball, and soccer.  Information on the location of practices, games, and some special events will be sent home and will be posted on our school website.


    •  TMS September FOOTBALL GAMES will be held on September 14, 21, and 28.  The games on the 14th and the 21st will be held at Chalmette High School.  The game on September 28 will be held at St. Bernard Middle School (this is a change from the September calendar sent home on 8/31/2017.  The September games will begin at 6:00 p.m.  All St. Bernard Parish Middle School FOOTBALL game tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students (school-aged children).  Our football games are fundraisers used to purchase team uniforms, helmets, equipment, and to pay for game officials. 


    • BREAKFAST - If your child is dropped off at school by a parent or guardian and wants to eat breakfast, he or she should be in the building no later than 7:45 a.m.  Many students are being dropped off too late to allow them to eat breakfast.


    • DRESS CODE REMINDERS  - Students must be in proper uniform daily.  This includes wearing the school-issued ID card.  Girls are allowed to wear SOLID COLOR headbands only – no bandanas, animal prints or flowers.  Also, please remember that students grow quickly during the middle school years.  Please check skirts as girls’ skirts must be knee length. 


    • STUDENT AGENDAS – Parents should check and sign their child’s Student Agenda book nightly!  This is an excellent communication tool. 


    • ATTENDANCE – It is important that your child is in school daily and on time.  Students who are tardy often have a difficult time adjusting the remainder of the day. Please create a schedule that allows your children to be at school on time!


    • STUDENT CHECK-OUTS – The latest that a child can be checked-out of school is 2:45 p.m.  However, please refrain from checking out your child from school except for emergencies!  To achieve academic success, we need your child in class and prepared to learn.    


    • CELL PHONES – Cell phones cannot be turned on at school.  Students are not allowed to use cell phones to call or text parents during the school day.  The school is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen cell phones.  We have office phones available for student use when necessary. 


    • SOCIAL MEDIA USE – Please monitor your child’s use of social media.  Become informed about how social media is used by predators to target children AND that there are age restrictions for many of the websites and social apps your child may be using. 


    • PARENT OFFICE CALLS - We have had an extremely high number of parents calling the school office each day asking that their child be given messages.  Unless there is an emergency, please refrain from doing this.  This requires our staff to interrupt learning time. Also, we have two lunch periods this year due to construction and limited space.  Therefore, during both lunch periods we cannot make all calls to students calling them to the office as this would interrupt students not at lunch and in class. 


    • School calendars are sent home monthly and can be found posted on our school website at htttp://


    • Our district ROBOCALL system is used to provide parents/guardians with information such as school closings and special events.  Please make sure our office has the most up-to-date and accurate emergency phone number(s) to ensure that you receive all important information. 
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Letter from the Principal

  • Welcome to N. P. Trist Middle School.  We pride ourselves on providing our students a safe environment and the educational opportunities necessary to reach their highest potential both academically and socially.  We offer a curriculum that is both rigorous and challenging.  Several high school credit courses are offered on our middle school campus.  For students interested in being involved beyond the classroom, we offer a wide range of sports and extracurricular activities.  There is something for everyone at Trist.  Our school boasts a faculty consisting of professional and caring teachers and support staff. 


    Trist Middle School Pirates Strive to BE RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL, and POSITIVE in all that they do! 

    Denise D. Pritchard, Principal