ACT Prep Workshop for 7th Grade Duke TIP Participants
JCC Louisville will host an ACT Preparation Workshop for those 7th graders enrolled in the Duke TIP program and already registered to take the ACT in December, January, or February. This workshop is for parents and 7th graders on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 7-9p.m. Registration (form available on myHTPS) and $15 is required to sign-up.
This week, St. Xavier High School hosted their Scholars' Reception, during which many of our graduates and Lifetime Eagles were honored. 2014 Graduates and Xavier Scholars, previously recognized at 8th Grade Graduation Awards Day, were Andrew Klem, Alex Pisacrita, Nick Poole, Sam Reid, Jacob Sullivan, and Evan Vetter. St. X Seniors and Lifetime Eagles, Tanner Black and Walker Dougherty were also recognized as being National Merit Commended Students. Congratulations!
The third grade has done a unit of study on realistic fiction. They have read Ramona and Tales of 4th Grade Nothing in order to analyze character traits and features of realistic fiction. Students then created their own 3-4 page realistic fiction stories using all of those elements. On Wednesday, Oct. 22, students in 3M shared their creative writing during an author celebration.
First grade students in 1K had their first writing celebration of the school year! Today, the administration team came to listen to our student authors read their personal narrative stories. They loved having visitors come to their writing workshop and celebrate their hard work!
The fourth grade is competing in an iXL challenge. Students must master math concepts from the iXL website. As they master concepts, they earn stickers, and stickers can then be used to earn prizes. Students can earn everything from candy bars to sitting at the teacher's desk! Mrs. Hartlage shared today, "I am so proud of the excellent work and effort of our fourth grade!" Keep up the great work 4th grade!
As part of the 2nd grade Social Studies unit: Places Near and Far, students studied landforms and bodies of water. First, the students created a physical landform map. Then the students created an edible 3D model of their map. Students enjoyed making the project, but also eating the project, too!
The third grade created diorama projects based on an animal of their choice for science class. Students researched the animal and their habitat to learn more about how animals interact with the environment. The students presented their projects to 2nd graders this week, as well as many parents, grandparents, and teachers/administrators in the building. Great Job 3rd Graders!
Fourth grade students participated in the Louisville Water Company's Annual Water Festival again this year. The festival shows children how we use water everyday in our daily lives. The different stations also teach the importance of the Ohio River in Louisville's history, as well as the future of Louisville. The lessons and activities throughout the day are related to science, social studies, math, and art. We thank all of the organizations involved for making this such a successful annual event: The Louisville Water Company, Waterfront Park, the Belle of Louisville, and especially this year, the Belle's 100th Anniversary and the History of Riverboats organization.
The fourth grade watched the "Have You Filled A Bucket Today?" video and learned the Bucket Filler song! They have pledged to work to praise people, as part of our PeaceBuilders program! We invite you to watch our 4th graders- how are they filling buckets by praising people? Encourage them to continue to be kind to others through their words and actions at home and at school. How will you be a PeaceBuilder and fill someone else's bucket today?
Holy Trinity Parish School students have been going on a 3 day 2 night field trip to Camp Piomingo for 28 years. This 3 day trip has been an opportunity for each sixth grade class to challenge themselves physically, bond emotionally and spiritually as they witness the beauty of nature, and work together as a class and in cooperation with their classmates, YMCA counselors and parent-chaperones. The students deal with the challenges of high ropes, rappelling, zip line, climbing, archery, and outdoor living skills. This year we celebrated our 28th consecutive year at Camp Piomingo by having former 6th grade teacher Mrs. Elise Snowberger, who originated the trip, visit us and witness the challenges and the many ways this annual trip has evolved over the years. What a gift she has given so many students at Holy Trinity Parish School. We thank Elise for starting the program and technology teacher, Mr. Kevin Johnson, for continuing to coordinate and organize this great annual tradition for our 6th grade students!