Schools of the Week: Trinity Elementary, Brentwood Middle

  • Published December 7, 2021

    This week, the Schools of the Week spotlight is on Trinity Elementary and Brentwood Middle. We asked the principals of both schools to share a few things that make their schools special.

    Trinity Elementary

    • The first charter for Trinity Academy was granted in 1883.
    • When it started, Trinity Elementary served students in first through twelfth grades, then first through eighth and finally, kindergarten through fifth.
    • Trinity Elementary has several community-focused events each year, including Romp N Stomp, the Fall Family Feast, movie night and more.
  • Students at Trinity Elementary are playing with parachutes in gym class.

    In PE teacher Kevin Morriello's class, students are getting the opportunity to try different parachute skills, including the tent, the wave and more. Each skill requires the students to work together.

    "My favorite is the launch skill, where we pick the parachute up and put it down really fast and try to make the rubber chicken fly into the air," said TES third grade student Gabriel Flores. "A lot of the skills require teamwork, and it's a whole lot of fun."

  • Brentwood Middle

    • Brentwood Middle opened in 1972.
    • BMS is the first school in Tennessee to be recognized as a National Professional Learning Community (PLC) Model School.
    • The school has been named a National Blue Ribbon School twice. It first received the designation in 2006 and then again in 2016.
  • What do snowmen and pizza have in common? They were both part of a cooking lesson at Brentwood Middle School.

    Students in Student Support Services teacher Hannah Rosen's class created their very own pizza snowmen Thursday, December 2. Students spread pizza sauce onto English muffins, sprinkled cheese and olives and cut peppers before microwaving the snack.

    According to Rosen, cooking gives her students the opportunity to practice life skills like handwashing, kitchen safety and following directions.

    "It also gives us an opportunity to integrate academic skills like reading, sequencing, counting and measuring," Rosen said. "My favorite part is watching my students become more independent in their daily living skills. Our cooking sets these students up for success. It's everyone's favorite part of the week."