Closed Wednesday, March 21

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area that is in effect from this evening through early Thursday morning.  In an effort to maintain the safety of our students and staff Trenton Public Schools will be closed tomorrow Wednesday, March 21, 2018. This includes all professional development, after-school activities and athletic activities. All District early childhood centers will also be closed. We will continue to monitor the progress of the storm, please continue to check the website for updates.

El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional ha emitido un aviso de tormenta de invierno para nuestra área que está en vigor desde esta noche a mañana jueves.  En un esfuerzo por mantener la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal de las escuelas públicas de Trenton, el distrito cerrará mañana miércoles, 21 de marzo de 2018. Esto incluye todo desarrollo profesional, actividades extraescolares y actividades atléticas. También se cerrarán todos los centros de primera infancia del Distrito.   Continuáremos, siguiendo el progreso de la tormenta.  Por favor continúe informándose de noticias actualizadas por la página web del Distrito.

Mott Elementary School
Gershom Mott
   Mott School was named for General Gershom Mott. Mott was born in 1822 in nearby Lamberton, NJ.  He was the son of Captain John Mott who played a role in the Battle of Trenton. He received his early education at the Trenton Acadamy (Which is now the Trenton Public Library's main building.)  As with many children of the day, Mott began working at age 14 as a store clerk. Mott's military career began when he joined the army to fight in the Mexican-American War.  When the American Civil War began in 1861, Mott volunteered for the Union Army (Army of the North).  Mott was eventually promoted to general.  He participated in several major battles during the war.  During the battles, he was wounded a couple of times.  He earned a reputation for bravery and competency.  Following the Civil War, he held several jobs in New York City and around the Trenton area.  He died in 1884 and is buried nearby in Riverview Cemetery. For his services to the nation, Mott School was named for him in 1896 (Formerly  located on Centre St.).
Some history of the original Mott School on Center St. can be found at this site: 
Source:  & downstairs bulletin board
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