On Good Friday, our 7th grade students led the annual Stations of the Cross Service. Each year, students create crosses and illustrations which represent each Station along the way to the death of Jesus on the Cross. They also act out or portray the events of each Station. This year, this was done using a shadow effect. Following the service, our students remained reverent and respectful of the events that occurred so many years ago by remaining silent in our school hallways and cafeteria throughout the day.
Holy Trinity Students Recognized by Duke University Program
Four of our students have been recognized by the annual Duke Universtiy Talent Identification Program (TIP), which identifies academically talented 7th graders based on their scores on standardized tests. Based on their scores on the ACT/SAT college entrance exam test while in 7th grade, our seventh graders, David B., David H., Adam K., and Daniel T. all received State Recognition for their great efforts! Congratulations and great work boys! The full article from The Record is available now.
Today, we had our Holy Thursday service. Our 6th graders told the story of the Last Supper and it's history with the Jewish Passover. Then, just as Jesus did, they washed the feet of different students. Each grade presented the service work they'd done for their Mission so far this year, as well.
The Senate and House passed the version of the Transportation Cabinet Budget which includes funding at $3.5 million dollars per year for transportation of private school students. This is an increase over the previous level of $600,000 more per fiscal year. Previously the budget funded the subsidy at $2.9 million per fiscal year. Thank you to all who called our Congress men and women to voice their support of this vote.
Holy Trinity Celebrates Mission Efforts on Holy Thursday
Each year, every grade at Holy Trinity Parish School adopts a mission. Each month, throughout the year, they complete service projects for that organization. On Holy Thursday, we recall how Jesus served others and washed the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper. As part of their Annual Holy Thursday Service, students at Holy Trinity also recall their service to others and wash the feet of their fellow students who have served others.
Summer PEP (Pupil Enrichment Program) sessions are now available. Registrations are to be turned in to each individual teacher. Please review the document on our website and speak to our teachers should have any questions. We look forward to seeing you here this summer for some educational fun!
Fifth grade has been celebrating Holy Week by studying the events of Jesus' Passion. They used the Laudate App on the iPads to find Bible quotes that described the events and created symbols to depict the events.
The whole school will continue to observe the events of Holy Week with the Para-Liturgy at 9am in the Church on Thursday and Stations of the Cross at 9am on Friday in the Church. We invite you to join us!
On Tuesday, our 4th-5th grade students performed various acts of talent for our 2nd-5th grade audience. On Wednesday, our 6th-8th grade performers performed for their peers, as well as our students in Pre-K through 1st grade. There were so many wonderful acts, including everything from playing the piano, guitar, drums, and harp, to singing, dancing, and acting. We congratulate all those who performed as we continue to admire their confidence and ability to perform! Great work Eagles!
Holy Trinity Parish School would like to become involved in hosting cultural exchange students here at Holy Trinity. We are currently working with Faces & Our Cultures, a program pairing students from schools in Guatemala to families and schools in the United States. Families would host their exchange students from around Oct. 19 to Dec. 19, 2014 (the Guatemalan school vacation) and need to have a child in 6th-8th grade here at Holy Trinity Parish School.
Facebook has recently changed its rules for Business Pages again. Now, a person has to be active on our page a minimum of 3 times within any calendar month period. This includes a 'like' of a picture or post, as well as commenting on a picture or post. If someone is not active on our page after a month, their previous 'like' or shares of any of our information and posts will be deleted, causing the Facebook user to no longer see what we post.
So, if you follow Holy Trinity on Facebook, please make sure you are regularly active in order to keep seeing what we share. Also, the more Likes or Comments any one post receives, the more people that see it in their News feed. Thanks for your continued support of our school's efforts, especially sharing your love for Holy Trinity with others!