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!
Ms. Vassar's and Mrs. Hower's seventh and eighth grade literature classes are working together to read two novels by Susan Beth Pfeffer. The girls are reading Life as We Knew It and the boys are reading the dead and the gone. The students are collaborating to make warning posters for the events in the novels. Check out their work they completed together in the classrooms soon!
The 8th grade recently made models of the atom that are on display in the hall. The students were required to make a model of an atom heavier than neon, one with at least 3 orbitals, and the correct number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus. We believe our students did a great job with this project!
Students in sixth grade through eighth grade are starting to work on the pottery wheels during their art class. Each student is able to create hand thrown pottery during art for the next three weeks. All work will be fired and glazed by the individual students. We can't wait to see their creations!
The Scholastic Book Fair is in the library this week, as part of Conferences. Half of all proceeds are returned to Holy Trinity to benefit our classroom and school libraries. Thank you to all of our parents, grandparents, and students who continue to support HTPS with their participation in this great project! Happy Reading!
Following the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Oct. 26, Student Council, along with Brightside Louisville, will be leading a “Clean Up Holy Trinity” effort. If you are interested in joining us, we’ll meet in the cafeteria after Mass for Donuts and then Clean Up. Mass is at 8:30, Donuts around 9:30, and Clean-Up Efforts will be around 10-11. All parishioners and school families are invited to join us and the first 30 people present get free t-shirts!