This week, 5th grade is using their research skills to learn more about the American Revolution in their Social Studies classes. In the classroom, students are using sources provided by the teacher, recording sources appropriately, and learning more information about the causes of the American Revolution using their classroom i-pads. Great work 5th Grade! We are excited to see your charts showing what you have learned!
Counseling Office Hosts Compassionate Leadership Days to 7th Grade
Considerate Leadership is characterized by concern for the overall well-being of the Community first and foremost. The 7th graders had a workshop (2 classes) at the start of January with the focus on CONSIDERATE LEADERSHIP. The workshops provided a wonderful opportunity for continued growth for each individual student, as well as our community.
UNITY | CONSIDERATE LEADERSHIP | FRIENDSHIP| Vision Board Workshop Series was the official title and it was led by Abigail L. Mueller of Abigail Academy (www.abigailacademy.com), Ms. Laura Probus, C-SSW, and Mrs. Katie Spenlau (Graduate School Counseling Intern from IUS).
This was another spotlight on our school year theme focus of UNITY (Romans 15:5–6: May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.)
Holy Trinity Supports St. Andrew Academy through Battle of the Bills
To prepare for Catholic Schools Week and celebrate Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville, Holy Trinity students participated in our Annual Battle of the Bills. All proceeds will support St. Andrew Academy's efforts to start an i-pad initiative with mini i-pads in their classrooms to impact student learning. Congratulations and thank you to our students and families who worked together to raise $1,085.99 for St. Andrew Academy this year!
Kindergarten is preparing for our 100th Day of School by bowling this week. Students tracked their points on their individual 100s chart until they earned 100 points! This field trip is a great tradition for our young students. Thank you to all of the parents and teachers involved in continuing this tradition and helping the students celebrate their learning!
At our January faculty meeting, all of our teachers, along with members of the parish and school staff, were trained on how to perform CPR on children and adults. They also learned how to appropriately use the AED machines available in our school and parish buildings. This is a valuable training and resource for all to have!
The training was provided by Start the Heart interns from Depauw University. The interns were wonderful and the school and parish greatly appreciated their time! If you're interested in learning more about CPR and AED training from Start the Heart, as they work to train 10,000 new people in Jefferson County, visit their website: http://starttheheartfoundation.org/.
This past weekend, many of our 6th-8th graders participated in Governor's Cup District Competitions. Holy Trinity earned 1st overall! Our Quick Recall team also earned a 1st place award, while our FPS- Future Problem Solving Team earned 2nd place. Students who medaled in their individual subjects will also move on to Regional competition next week! Congratulations & Good Luck to the following students:
FPS- Sam Delucia-Green, Emiko Ohta, Dany Tapia, & John Vanetti - 2nd Place
Composition- Adam Klimek - 1st Place & Elizabeth Gannon - 4th Place
Math- Daniel Tafel- 2nd Place
Science- William Holland- 4th Place
Language Arts- Daniel Tafel - 4th Place
Social Studies – Emma Partridge – 4th Place
Quick Recall - Christian Carr, Sophie Coorssen, Robbie DeWeese, Bennett Henry, Patrick Scheen, Andrew Smith, & Daniel Tafel - 1st Place
Raising Self-Reliant Children in an Entitled World Lecture by Dr. Wendy Mogel
Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of The Blessing of a B Minus and The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, will give a lecture sponsored by Kentucky Country Day School at 7:30 PM on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at KCD. She will discuss how parents can raise self-reliant, appreciative children in a nervous and entitled world. Her talk will be followed by a question and answer session. For more information, please contact Kentucky Country Day School – 4100 Springdale Rd. Louisville, KY 40241.Registration is NOT required and it is open to the public.
Student Council to Collect Shoes During Conference Week
Student Council will be collecting used shoes during the week of Conferences to support Water Step's work to provide clean water resources to countries around the world. Shoes of all types and sizes are either sold for money to build new wells and waterballs (transport water in safer and cleaner way than used buckets) or given to adults and children who often walk 5-6 miles every day to retrieve just 4 gallons of water for their family. Help us by rubber-banding or knotting your shoes together and dropping them off Feb. 9-17 in the bins at the main school office and Mrs. Davenport's office. Thanks for your support!
Sixth graders have been presenting their book talk presentations this week. Students mirror the Keynote presentation they made on their individual i-pads onto the classroom smartboard to share a novel they've read independently. The main emphasis of these presentations is to explore various novels, but also on building strong public speaking skills such as eye contact, good volume, posture, etc. The students have truly enjoyed hearing about the various novels, and their teacher, Mrs. Lisa Moretti, reports that the students are doing an exceptional job with their public presentations! Great job 6th Grade!
Congratulations to our school winner of the National Geographic Geography Bee, Jack Furlong (Grade 6). Our runner up was Alexander Bascom (Grade 8). They were geography wizards! Do you know where Benin is? Jack did! Jack will now take a test to be able to compete in the statewide competition. Congratulations, as well, to the classroom winners: Vince Meiers and Ben Hubbs (Grade 6), Emma Gravatte, Ashton Tidwell, and Jack Rademaker (Grade 7), and Jack Mullaney and Andrew Smith (Grade 8)