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Class Reunion

August 17, 2016 by Linda Wallace Bagley (Register to contact)

Looking for the next class reunion.

TCHS Class of 1976, Spring Fling! Friday, May 27,2016, King David Lodge

April 14, 2016 by Rochelle Brantley (Register to contact)

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The TCHS Class of 1976 will be having a pre- Memorial Day weekend Spring Fling!.. Friday, May 27, 2016 at King David Lodge, 81 Bellevue Ave, Trenton, NJ 08618. Time: 7-11 pm, Cost: $8 cover charge at door; "Old Skool" Music by DJ Books!, good food, door prizes, silent auction, 50/50 cash raffle and more..! Hope to see you there.. For more info, email: *****

Happy New Year TCHS Class of 1976 - Updates and Reminders

January 5, 2016 by Rochelle Brantley (Register to contact)

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Greetings TCHS Class of 1976!
Wishing all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!..
Get ready because this is our year and we are looking forward to great things as we approach our 40th Reunion milestone!!

Just a few reminders and updates:
Any classmates that would like to join the committee, we could use your support!.. Next meeting dates are: Jan 12 and 26; 5:30-7 pm, at the Trenton Firehouse, West State Street and Sanhican Drive, Trenton, NJ
o Our next fundraiser/raffle is currently underway for the NJ PICK 3 (straight, no box), to be held on February 14, 2016, tickets are available, please reach out to Ann McInnis-Floyd at (609) 954-XXXX
o The date/place for our 40th Reunion will be Saturday, November 26, 2016, at John Henry's Stone Terrace, Kuser Road, Hamilton, NJ
o We ask that you please support our fundraisers so that we can try and keep our tickets at a reasonable price for everyone.
o We are working on our next Meet n' Greet, information will be forthcoming...
Thanks to all for your support..
TCHS Class of 1976 Reunion Committee
Janice Raymore-Phillips, Sarah Glover, Donna Teel, Ann McInnis-Floyd, Lorraine Hall,
Barbara Lynch-Johnson, Rochelle Brantley, Dawn Dean, Hiram Sallie

TCHS Class of 1976, Meet n' Greet, Friday, Nov 13 - 7 pm

November 4, 2015 by Rochelle Brantley (Register to contact)

Greetings Class of 1976 Alumni!
We will be having a Meet n' Greet on Friday, November 13, 2015, at 7 pm, King David Lodge, 81 Bellevue Ave, Trenton, NJ. Cost is $5, which includes light refreshments. All proceeds go toward our upcoming 40th Reunion, Nov, 2016. Hope that you can join us!

TCHS Class of 1976 upcoming 40-Year Reunion Activities

September 6, 2015 by Rochelle Brantley (Register to contact)

Dear Class of 1976! We have begun our Kick-off activities for the 40-Year Reunion, to be held in November, 2016. If you'd like to join the committee or help out in any way, our next meeting is Tuesday, Sept 15, 2015 at 5:30p-7p, West Trenton Firehouse, 1464 West State Street, Trenton, NJ. We currently have a raffle underway and a Meet n' Greet coming up in Oct or Nov, 2015. Please feel free to share on social media, FaceBook, Twitter, etc! and stay tuned for more information... Hope to see you soon!
TCHS Class of 1976 Reunion Committee

40-Year Reunion

March 8, 2015 by Rochelle Brantley (Register to contact)

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Calling all TCHS class of 1976 alumni! We would like to begin planning our 40-year reunion (2016). If you would like to be a part of the committee, please email your contact information to: ***** Thank you!

School Colors

December 18, 2009 by Milagros Prez PerezWashington (Register to contact)

What? Why are you guys changing the colors? I think this is ridicules, What the RED and BLACK people are not important! Why didn’t they ask the old classmates for their opinion? What is wrong with Tradition?


September 12, 2009 by Renee Grey (Register to contact)

Our team colors were changed from RED and Black to ORANGE and BLUE!!!! I really think that it was very bad that this happen because those colors meant alot to so many people that has graduated from TCHS..

What do you think?

Trenton Central High School News From Around The Web

WATCH: The new Trenton HS is starting to look like a school (at least on the outside)

Another school year has come to a close, so it's time for a look at the progress of the construction of the new Trenton Central High School, which is scheduled to ...

City officials tour new Trenton Central High School construction site  The Trentonian

TRENTON >> The new Trenton Central High School being constructed on Chambers Street is going to be so nice it may help reduce the capital city's ...

Trenton Central High School students arrive in style for 2018 Prom (VIDEO)

Trenton Central High School students celebrated their prom on Saturday at The Westin Princeton At Forrestal Village dancing the night away.

Trenton Central High School graduation 2018 (PHOTOS)

Seniors at Trenton Central High School received their diplomas during a commencement ceremony at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton.

CARL J. CARTER  Burlington County Times

Carl J. Carter, formerly of Hamilton, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, N.J. He was 66. Born in Trenton ...

New mayor, officials tour new Trenton Central High School

Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora and other officials tour the new high school under construction. Michael Mancuso. Michael Mancuso. Performing Arts Center.

Trenton mayor calls bomb threat that occurs same day as security guard walkout 'highly suspect'  The Trentonian

TRENTON — An early-morning bomb scare that forced the evacuation of a Trenton Central High School branch campus has quickly turned into another political ...

All signs point toward progress in Trenton  Community News Service

What will it take to turn Trenton around in 2019? By now you have heard the story: Cities large and small that were once down on their luck are being ...

Here's another photo tour inside the new Trenton Central High School

This update features our first access to the second floor of the $155 million school.

University Launches Architecture Program For Trenton Central HS Sophomores  Town Topics

ASPIRING ARCHITECTS:Sophomores from Trenton Central High School visited the Princeton School of Architecture Embodied Computation Lab this fall as part ...

A dispute should never have left some Trenton schools without security | Editorial

It is unconscionable that students in the Trenton school district were left without security protection because of a monumental lack of communication.

Aiming to diversify field, architecture school launches ArcPrep program at Trenton Central High School  Princeton University

Princeton ArcPrep aims to diversify the field of architecture by providing comprehensive support, guidance, and academic and cultural enrichment to students ...

Trenton Ninth Grade Academy cleans up failed charter school's mess  The Trentonian

TRENTON — Trenton Ninth Grade Academy staff entered the failed $17 million charter school building on Perry Street earlier this summer and discovered an ...

Trenton superintendent falsely claims school district not involved in security firm lawsuit  The Trentonian

TRENTON — Better late than never. Superintendent Fred McDowell finally issued a statement about Friday's security guard “walkout” that led city officials and ...

Framework of new Trenton Central High School nearly complete

The steel frame is in place for the new Trenton Central High School building.

N.J. HS soccer coach calls police after opposing parents taunt Hispanic players  USA TODAY High School Sports

A New Jersey junior varsity high school soccer coach called police after opposing parents allegedly taunted Hispanic players on his team.

A brief history of Trenton Central High School 1929-2016

From pictures to old school programs, a look at the massive school building on Chambers Street known as TCHS.

Coach calls the cops when parents yell at Hispanic soccer players: 'Speak English, this is America'

Parents attending a boys junior varsity soccer match in Hopewell Township last week had to be warned by referees after making racial comments to Hispanic ...

Double shooting in Trenton leaves crashed car, bloody scene

UPDATE: Man wounded in Trenton gun battle was one of the shooters, cops say. Two men were shot in broad daylight Tuesday morning in Trenton's Wilbur ...

Trenton Central High School Commencement 2017

Trenton Central High School Commencement exercises were held at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton.

WATCH: Clock tower is history at Trenton Central High School

TRENTON -- The clock tower came tumbling down at Trenton Central High School Friday afternoon, leaving only a small central portion of the once-sprawling ...

In the Shadow of New Jersey's State Capital, Trenton's Forgotten Schools Struggle to Get Better on Their Own  The 74

Trenton, New Jersey Trenton rarely appears in high-flown fiction — or even in a song by its neighbor Bruce Springsteen — but it does show up in the novel ...

Trenton Central and West high school prom 2017 (PHOTOS)

Students gathered at the Merion in Cinnaminson for their prom Saturday, May 13, 2017.

50 years later, has Trenton shed the scars of the MLK riots?

Some scars remain, others from April 9, 1968 are invisible.

Prep work continues at Trenton Central High School site (PHOTOS)

Trenton Central High School's former building stood for 83 years before being razed, with the last piece falling in February.

Trenton Central High School graduation 2016 (PHOTOS)

Trenton Central High School held graduation exercises at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton.

N.J. needs an all-inclusive plan, not a piecemeal approach to 21st century schools

School buildings that are safe, not overcrowded and educationally adequate improve student learning, provide security and increase teacher satisfaction and ...

1 school, 4 locations: Trenton Central High School students to be split up as work begins on new school  Hunterdon County Democrat

The student body will be split across four locations while the work is ongoing over the next four years.

New Trenton High will feature clock tower, Tornado sculpture  The Trentonian

TRENTON >> The historic Trenton Central High School clock tower is gone. But when the new school is erected, a modern substitute will fill its void.

Museum displays pieces of Trenton Central High history

The Ellarslie Museum is exhibiting priceless treasures salvaged from the now crumbling Trenton Central High School.

$116M contract awarded to design, build new Trenton Central HS

Terminal Construction Corporation was selected as the design-build contractor.

Philly man found suffering from a gunshot wound in his car has died

A Philadelphia man died Sunday night in Trenton after being shot and discovered suffering from his wounds in a car near Trenton Central High School.

Trenton Central High School prom 2016 (PHOTOS)

Trenton students didn't let the rain get them down at their prom on May 14, 2016.

Residents in dust-up over demolition at Trenton Central HS

TRENTON -- As demolition continues at Trenton Central High School, there is growing concern among residents and city officials over possible contaminants ...

Murphy's turn to fix the sickening conditions of N.J.'s urban schools | Opinion

3 recommendations to improve educational outcomes for students from the New Jersey Work Environment Council.

15 districts are asking for $345M on Tuesday. Here's what they want to spend it on

Voters in 15 school districts across the state will decide Tuesday on a total of $345 million worth of capital projects, including new roofs, additional classrooms, ...

1 man dead, 2 wounded in separate shootings in Trenton

A man was gunned down Wednesday night inside a Shell Gas station, across from the Trenton Central High School construction site, authorities said.

Trenton Central High School is officially closed as 4-year rebuilding plan begins  Hunterdon County Democrat

TRENTON — More than 82 years after it opened its doors, Trenton Central High School on Chambers Street officially closed this week as part of the school's ...

NJ Officials Continue To Be Shocked By Terrible Conditions At Trenton Central High School  Huffington Post

When it comes to ensuring students have a proper learning environment, not all New Jersey schools are treated equally. That's the sad truth New Jer...

L.A. Parker: Kudos to Trenton cheerleaders for keeping cool  The Trentonian

Trenton Central High School cheerleaders kept their heads while people around them were losing theirs. The “If” poem by Rudyard Kipling came to mind ...

Trenton Central High School to be completely demolished, school board decides  The Trentonian

TRENTON >> Tear it down.That was the message sent by the Trenton School Board on Tuesday night to completely demolish Trenton Central High School in ...

'The Tornado' design chosen for new Trenton Central High School

The winning design dubbed "The Tornado" was considered the front-runner for weeks.

Self-confessed killer gets 12 years for Trenton stabbing death  The Trentonian

TRENTON — The man who stabbed 21-year-old Abraham Jeditoe to death in 2013 has finally been punished for his deadly crime.

Soccer Coach Calls Police on Parents for Allegedly Yelling ‘Speak English, This Is America’ at Players  Newsweek

Parents attending a boys junior varsity soccer game in Hopewell Township, New Jersey, were warned by referees after making crude racial comments to ...

N.J.'s 1st openly gay state lawmaker gets warm sendoff as he leaves to become Trenton mayor

With affectionate -- and at times, peculiar -- tributes, members of the state Assembly said goodbye to Reed Gusciora on Saturday as he ended his 22-year career ...

Swimming pool dug, steel beams in place at Trenton HS site (PHOTOS)

TRENTON -- Workers swung large steel beams into place at a Trenton Central High School construction site Monday as the new school building starts to take ...

Lawrence youth football coach charged with body-slamming parent  The Trentonian

LAWRENCE — Talk about unsportsmanlike conduct.

Wildest high school prom photos and video of 2018

Union High School held its prom at The Grand Marquis and students danced to the music played by DJ Danny D'Angelis of Posh Entertainment.

It takes a community and the arts to make 'Any Given Child'  Community News Service

Powerful words combine with emotive dance in the temporary home of Trenton Central High School's Visual and Performing Arts Academy.

L.A. Parker: S.E.E.D. honors Trenton High cheerleaders, inspires nearby P.J. Hill youth  The Trentonian

P.J. Hill Elementary School Principal Talaya Stoddard-Wilson yesterday likely shared with hundreds of young students a similar thought.

Trenton Central High School West & Daylight/ Twilight Commencement 2017

TCHS West & Daylight/ Twilight Commencement 2017 held at Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial.

20 Trenton school buildings test high for lead levels

Elevated lead levels were found in 112 of 564 water sources.

Trenton Central High School sports look for new homes as school prepares for $130M rebuild  Hunterdon County Democrat

TRENTON — With Trenton Central High School's “Tornado Alley” gymnasium scheduled for a meeting with the wrecking ball as part of plans to rebuild the ...

MCCC vice president receives awards

Dr. L. Diane Campbell, Vice President for Student Affairs at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), has been recognized with two recent awards. In April ...

Trenton Central High School football player attacked with machete 'will never play football again'  Hunterdon County Democrat

A 17-year-old Trenton Central High School athlete likely will never play football again after suffering a machete attack just one block from the school on ...

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Set For MCCC  Lawrenceville, NJ Patch

Mercer County will host a 17th anniversary ceremony in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon at ...

High school graduation rates for Mercer County

MERCER COUNTY -- High school graduation rates for most districts in the county continue to improve, with 11 out of 14 high schools showing gains.

Six Trenton teachers receive $5K in scholarships to further education in sciences  The Trentonian

TRENTON >> Six Trenton school district teachers received $5000 each in scholarships to help restock the shortage of teachers in the sciences.

MCCC to Host 17th Anniversary 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony  MCCC News

WEST WINDSOR – Mercer County Community College (MCCC) and the County of Mercer invite the community to attend a 17th anniversary ceremony in ...

Fine Arts: Airing Out The Attic

Forty years hardly seems long enough for an art museum in New Jersey's capital city to have been in existence. Especially considering the city bought Ellarslie ...

Man found dead at TCHS construction site a suspected overdose

Police identified the man as a 22-year-old from New Egypt who worked for a subcontractor.

Trenton Central High School West prom 2016 (PHOTOS)

NEW BRUNSWICK - Trenton Central High School West held its 2016 prom on May 20th at the Heldrich Hotel with music played by DJ William H. Be sure to ...

Worker Likely Dies of Overdose at New Jersey School construction Site: Police  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Trenton police believe that a man found unresponsive at a construction site at a local high school earlier this week may have died of a drug overdose. ...

Lottery-winning Smith family recognizes Trenton's rising stars with awards ceremony  The Trentonian

TRENTON — The local Trenton family that created a philanthropic organization after winning the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot in May 2016 has recognized ...

L.A. Parker: Capital Philharmonic Orchestra will again wrap up Levitt Amp Trenton Music Series  The Trentonian

Hit it, Dorothy.“My, people come and go so quickly here.”

PUPP helps low-income students with college admissions  The Daily Princetonian

The Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), founded in 2001, has helped approximately 400 low-income students in New Jersey gain admission to ...

Trenton Central High School clocks removed from iconic tower by 'Salvage Dawgs'

The clocks were salvaged by Black Dog Salvage, which is shooting an episode of the DIY-network show 'Salvage Dawgs' at the high school this week.

Trenton Central High School basketball coach Morrison resigns  The Times of Trenton -

Following last season's loss to Howell in the opening round of the NJSIAA Group IV Central tournament – its first first-round loss since the 1999-2000 season ...

L.A. Parker: Capital Philharmonic offers music as part of Trenton's revitalization dreams  The Trentonian

Under a waxing gibbous moon, Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey offered shimmering possibility for a challenged capital city.

TDA announces Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series acts  The Trentonian

As technology hurtles humans toward unimaginable ways of communication, posting information on refrigerator doors becomes obsolete.

Trenton school district on-time graduation rate tops 50 percent in 2014

The data, released by the district on Monday, shows that a total of 52.9 percent of students completed high school within four years, graduating on time in 2014, ...

Trenton Central High School continues to crumble without funds for repairs  The Times of Trenton -

The battle over whether to renovate or replace the 79-year-old high school has gotten plenty of attention in recent years, but the state recently put an indefinite ...

Trenton school board unanimously approves $130 million dollar plan for new high school  Hunterdon County Democrat -

The Schools Development Authority board will vote on the project at their Feb. 5 meeting.

Trenton Central High School's gospel choir wins first place at competition in Atlanta  The Times of Trenton -

Students in the choir come from TCHS and the TCHS West campus, and one performer, Jaquan Colvin, is an eighth grader at Hedgepeth-Williams Elementary ...

L.A. Parker: Trenton students head to DC to advocate for youth programs  The Trentonian

On a day when children shadowed parents for Bring Your Child to Work Day, Louise McCants-Shabazz chaperoned her “children” to Washington, D.C..

L.A. Parker: Battle of the Trenton Divas hits Mill Hill Park  The Trentonian

City of Trenton residents will experience an appearance of binary stars today and tonight as two music celebrities appear at Mill Hill Park on East Front St. within ...

L.A. Parker: Governor Murphy needs to show Trenton some love too  The Trentonian

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dedicated a significant time of his two terms hustling Camden as his pet urban project.

BEHIND THE BADGE: Open letter to Trenton City Council on hiring of police director  The Trentonian

Dear City Council and Trenton residents: A few months ago I had a conversation with my nephew who was getting ready to end his tour of duty with the US Navy.

Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series and mural program return  Community News Service

The Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series once again will fill Trenton's Mill Hill Park with the sound of music, Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m..

Transgender teen elected homecoming queen at Trenton Central HS

TRENTON -- Jae Irizarry was a late entry in the balloting for homecoming queen at Trenton Central High School. Irizarry was reluctant because she was born a ...

Teachers implore state Board of Education to repair Trenton Central High School  Hunterdon County Democrat -

TRENTON — “The violence in the streets is not going to kill us; it is the rot from the building that has the opportunity to kill us.” That is how Nick Cirillo, a social ...

The College of New Jersey education majors adopt Trenton Central High School library  The Times of Trenton -

The Secondary Education Teacher's Association at The College of New Jersey has adopted the aging institution's library through a project called ...

Here's what we voted to spend our money on, Jersey. (And what we said 'hell no!' to)

More than 40 towns had special ballot questions and most of them asked to spend more money.

Report of student with gun prompts school lockdown

Trenton Central High School West Campus was briefly put on lockdown Wednesday.

L.A. Parker: Trenton's Cadwalader Park buzzing with activity, and weed whackers  The Trentonian

Grass cuttings flew as lawn mowers clipped an athletic field Thursday morning in The Gully section of Cadwalader Park. Weed whackers whirred and leaf ...

TDA to announce Trenton concert series Thursday at Mill Hill Park  The Trentonian

Trenton Downtown Association will be hosting a press event in Mill Hill Park at 11:30 a.m. Thursday to announce the launch of the 2018 Levitt AMP Trenton ...

Meet N.J.'s newest Assembly member

A two-term Trenton councilwoman is now the newest lawmaker serving in the Statehouse across town. Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, a Democrat, was sworn in ...

Trenton South Ward candidates talk about running for council  The Trentonian

TRENTON >> He probably hates the title of established councilman given his constant bashing of the establishment in Trenton, but that's what George Muschal ...

Mayor Reed Gusciora spreads Holiday cheer in Trenton  Out In Jersey

Although it was cold outside, there was a lot of warmth to go around in Trenton. On December 5, 2018, Trenton's newly elected Mayor Reed Gusciora officiated.

Charter school approval angers public school teachers

TRENTON -- The city's public school teachers union says school district leaders and board of education members were "asleep at the wheel" earlier this year ...

Trenton teachers union 'appalled' by NJEA's decision to support charter school  The Trentonian

TRENTON >> The brothers and sisters of unions generally stay united.

Princeton scientists help Trenton Central High School students design experiment for NASA to test  The Times of Trenton -

With the help of staffers from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in Plainsboro, a group of freshmen and sophomores has been working since September ...

'What they did to me was wrong,' Reggie Murray says of Trenton coaching ouster  The Trentonian

TRENTON >> With 600 wins under his belt, former Trenton girls basketball Reggie Murray wants an explanation. The winningest coach in Mercer County was ...

Ex-Trenton Mayor Tony Mack released from federal prison  The Trentonian

TRENTON >> Just in time for next month's runoff election, former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack has been released from jail. But don't worry, the convict is forbidden ...

Trenton high school student arrested before returning to school to shoot fellow classmates  The Times of Trenton -

Principal Marc Maurice said Trenton High could have seen a tragic shooting if not for the actions of a cab driver.

How Chris McEwan is helping to further music education in three Trenton schools  The College of New Jersey News

TCNJ music major Chris McEwan was exposed to various genres of music at a very early age and realized quickly the impact that music can have on a young ...

With Calhoun County graduate as coach, Trenton High cheerleaders perform at 76er game  The Times and Democrat

TRENTON, N.J. — Led by a Calhoun County High School graduate, cheerleaders from Trenton Central High School took it to the court in Philadelphia on ...

New plans for Trenton Central High School head to School Development Authority for OK  Hunterdon County Democrat

TRENTON — Plans to tear down most of Trenton Central High School and build anew could take a step forward Wednesday when the State School ...

Trenton Central High School student stabbed after brawl  The Times of Trenton -

The 19-year-old victim had been involved in a separate fight prior to the 12:20 p.m. stabbing, which happened as he was being led to an office by school ...

Auditorium at Trenton Central High School closed until stress crack in floor can be repaired

Last week a structural engineer who was at the high school completing an analysis of the floor deemed it unsafe.

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