Our 8 Red class/group had a very special treat in history class this week! The grandmother of one of our students came to visit with the class, and she gave each student their own copy of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in a book format. This lovely lady incorporated elements of Archbishop Kurtz's homily from Confirmation and asked the class numerous questions about their knowledge of history and current events. We appreciate her generous donation and her time in our classroom. Thank you to all of our grandparents that share their time in our classrooms!
PreK Students Mend their "Broken Hearts" with Acts of Mercy
Pre-K continues to discuss the Year of Mercy and how they can act with Mercy. Recently, they discussed that God gives us each a heart and teachers passed out paper hearts. The teacher continued, "But, sometimes we have our hearts broken" and gave examples of how we hurt one another or don't act with mercy. With this, the students cut up their hearts. Each child gave an example of when they had their heart broken: brother/sister mean to them, friend wouldn’t let them play, etc.
The students and teachers then discussed that when we pray to God, he has so much mercy that he puts our broken hearts back together. With this, the kids glued their cut up hearts back together onto a piece of card stock. It was a great lesson that the students truly enjoyed! How can you carry this lesson over at home? Will you discuss ways to mend our broken hearts and act with mercy, too?
Our Book Fair now includes online shopping and the link is available on myHTPS under students' Library classes. If families shop online, our school still receives credit! Books are delivered (with no shipping fees) to Mrs. Hill and she'll bring them to students. Happy Shopping!
The St. Baldrick's HT Bald Eagles want to know…Will YOU meet the challenge? Can YOU take the pledge? Help fight childhood cancers while supporting St. Baldrick’s & the Holy Trinity Bald Eagles!
CSAA tournament games begin tonight! Will you donate a quarter to St. Baldrick’s for each point scored by all 18 Holy Trinity basketball teams (grade 5-8) in the CSAA tournament? Just think of it as a warm-up to March Madness, and the winners are ALL those fighting childhood cancers! To get involved, email Ann Arrends at
Student Council members finished counting all the $1 bills and coins Thursday during recess for Tuesday & Wednesday's Battle of the Bills Spirit Day efforts! Our grand total that we’ll donate to St. Catherine of New Haven (Father Chris’s new school and parish) is… $1,359.98.
Thank you to all of our students, faculty, and staff that participated and made this annual kick-off to Catholic Schools Week event- although it was a little snow-delayed this year- such a success! We hope this helps more students share in our Catholic Schools traditions over at St. Catherine, too.
Students Celebrate Catholic Schools Week Mass with Archbishop Kurtz
Emiko O. & Abby B. (7th & 8th Grade Student Council Historian & Publicist)
Each year, students from the Archdiocese Catholic Schools in Louisville join with each other, as well as Archbishop Kurtz, for the Catholic Schools Week Liturgy. This year, St. Agnes School hosted the festivities and Mass. Ten Student Council members, along with a student aware recipient, represented Holy Trinity, along with school administrators.
During Mass, Archbishop Kurtz spoke to all students in attendance. He began by telling the students, he was very pleased with our students in Catholic Schools and very happy with our schools' efforts to educate children in the Louisville area. He spent most of his homily discussing mentors for people of all ages, especially our students. He said that mentors, including Confirmation sponsors, "help uncover your hidden talents and won't let you forget about them". Archbishop went on to say, "Everyone needs a mentor. Mentors value you, take an interest in you; they reach out and walk with you through life." He went onto explain that there are two obstacles to being a mentor. The first is that you can't think only of yourself. Mentors rejoice in other people's success. The second obstacle, he explained, was when people try to do everything by themselves and become burned out. God has a promise of life for every one of us and wants us all to do our best, so we must work together to succeed and be mentors for one another.
Before the Mass concluded, awards were given to the teacher, volunteer, principal, and religious educator of the year for the archdiocese. The Catholic Education Foundation also awarded prizes to students for their art and essay contests. We were excited to celebrate with Molly Shean, a 6th grader here at Holy Trinity, who won the Archdiocese 6th-8th poster competition. Congratulations Molly!
Thank you to all of our students who represented Holy Trinity and participated in this great annual activity!
Next week is Everybody Counts Week here at Holy Trinity, where all of our events and activities are organized by the PTA. Each day, our students will view a video that highlights our differences and celebrates what makes us unique on WHTS. There will also be daily prayers related to celebrating and understanding our differences, as well as overcoming obstacles presented to individuals in their daily lives.
On Tuesday, Feb. 2nd from 9:00-10:00, our 4th-6th graders will have a presentation on hearing impairments from the Heuser Hearing and Learning Academy.
On Wednesday, Feb. 3rd from 1:30-2:15, our 7th-8th graders will have a presentation on vision impairments from the Kentucky School For the Blind and their students.
On Friday, Feb. 5th from 9:00-10:00, our Kindergarten through 3rd grade students will have a presentation from Paws with Purpose (back by popular demand). Kindergarten and 1st grade will attend from 9:00-9:30, while 2nd-3rd grade students will come for a 30 minute presentation from 9:30-10:00.
We invite families to view these videos at home, as they will be shared online each day, and have an open discussion about what students learned and what they see in their neighbors around them in our world.
Many of our Spring PEP Classes still have openings! The permission slip is available for download online. The registration deadline was Friday, January 15, so please contact the lead teacher directly ASAP if you're interested in enrolling in any of the classes that still have openings:
Musical Theater for 1st-3rd Grades or 4th-5th Grades: Amy Sharp
Fun with Art for K-1st Grades: Joyce Kordik
Mad Scientist for K-2nd Grades: Amy Sharp
Canvas Paintings for 2nd-3rd Grades: Courtney Billig
Winter Crafts with 2nd-5th Grades: Angela Muller
Mindfulness for Kids for 2nd-8th Grades: Laura Probus
Lego Club for 3rd-8th Grades: Michelle Hartlage
Duke TIP Math for 4th-5th Grades: Paula Watkins
Cake Boss for 5th-8th Grades: Carey Given
Cooking with Class for 5th-8th Grades: Todd Collard
The Art of Soup Cooking for 5th-8th Grades: Todd Collard