3rd Grade Students Praise People with "Praise Scoot" Activity
Here at Holy Trinity, we are a PeaceBuilders school. Our students recite the PeaceBuilders pledge daily and discuss in their classes, what it means to be a Peacebuilder. Students work together to include others, support one another, and ask for help when they need it.
In their religion classes, third grade students specifically spend Thursdays studying the PeaceBuilders Pledge, how to work together, and being a better friend. This week they played "Praise Scoot," a game that concentrated on the concept of "Praise People" part of the Peacebuilders Pledge. Each student stopped by the desks of all of their classmates and wrote a praise (compliment) for them. What would you say to compliment your classmates, coworkers, or friends? We're proud of the numerous compliments our students were able to share!
2nd Grade Writers Share "Ouch" Personal Narratives
For the past few weeks, our second grade students have been perfecting their ability to share personal narrative stories, or a story about a specific event or time in their lives. They have specifically been writing "ouch" stories with this unit this year. This week, the students wrapped up their personal narrative unit by reading their stories to their peers and celebrating their great work. The students especially enjoyed dressing up as doctors to read their stories to their peers!
6th Graders Share Learning with Buddies & Get New Weather Center
Our 6th grade students have been very busy this week! In learning about earthquakes, the students created projects and presentations to share with their peers. Mr. Collard, our 6th grade math and science teacher, also invited our PreK and Kindergarten students to his science classes this week. With this, our 6th graders used their presentations to teach the younger students about earthquakes through talking points, diagrams, and 3D models and projects. The students also practiced using the scientific method to explain their projects as they are learning this approach to experiments.
Mr. Collard and the 6th grade students are also excited about their new weather center. Using PTA funds from last year's VIP Night and Annual Fund efforts, Mr. Collard purchased a weather center for the classroom. It includes tracking components on our roof, with data shared in the classroom. Mr. Collard and the students are excited to explore our weather patterns in a new way!
Congratulations Ryan Cardwell, National Merit Semifinalist
Congratulations to 2013 Lifetime Eagle, Ryan Cardwell, on being named a National Merit Semifinalist. Of the 1.6 million juniors who took the qualifying PSAT last year, Ryan is part of 16,000 semifinalists nationwide. Great work Ryan!
Congratulations to Lifetime Eagle, Maddie Harrington, Top 5% National Merit
Congratulations to 2013 Lifetime Eagle, Maddie Harrington, who was recognized last week as a Top 5% Commended Student for National Merit! In addition to her personal academic and theatrical achievements, she continues to work with our students on our annual spring musical costumes. Great work Maddie!
There are many exciting activities going on this fall here at Holy Trinity Parish School. We are excited to share how our students are taking "one more step" to challenge themselves this school year.
Blue Ribbon Eligible
We are once again proud to announce that our students' scores on the Terra Nova test qualify Holy Trinity Parish School to apply for the National Blue Ribbon Award. This means our students scored in the top 15% of all students in the area of math and reading. Congratulations to all of our students and teachers on this wonderful accomplishment!
Terra Nova Test Result - 2016
Grade 2 (Mean National Curve Equivalent Scores)
Reading Composite - 76
Math Composite - 72
Language Mechanics - 65
Total Score - 74
Grade 3 (Mean National Curve Equivalent Scores)
Reading Composite - 70 (Archdiocese - 65)
Math Composite - 72 (Archdiocese - 67)
Language Composite - 67 (Archdiocese - 64)
Total Score - 71 (Archdiocese - 66)
Grade 4 (Mean National Curve Equivalent Scores)
Reading Composite - 79
Math Composite - 76
Language Composite - 82
Total Score - 79
Grade 5 (Mean National Curve Equivalent Scores)
Reading Composite - 74 (Archdiocese - 63)
Math Composite - 75 (Archdiocese - 62)
Language Composite - 74 (Archdiocese - 63)
Total Score - 72 (Archdiocese - 62)
Grade 6 (Mean National Curve Equivalent Scores)
Reading Composite - 78
Math Composite - 78
Total Score - 78
Grade 7 (Mean National Curve Equivalent Scores)
Reading Composite - 68 (Archdiocese - 62)
Math Composite - 68 (Archdiocese - 67)
Language Composite - 70 (Archdiocese - 66)
Total Score - 69 (Archdiocese - 66)
Students qualify for Duke TIP (Talent Identification Pool) by scoring in the 95th or higher national percentile in at least one of 12 testing areas. We are proud to announce that many of our students qualified. Mrs. Davenport has already notified 7th grade qualifiers. Students who qualified in 4th through 6th grade will be notified in early October.
4th grade - 64% of students qualified
5th grade - 72% of students qualified
6th grade - 60% of students qualified
7th grade - 72% of students qualified
This year's 6th-8th grade musical will be The Little Mermaid, Jr. Tryouts were held last week and we are excited to announce that 54 students will be participating in the cast and crew. Mark your calendars now for performances on March 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
After School Activities
Numerous students are involved in after school activities here at Holy Trinity! This week, our PEP (Pupil Enrichment Program) begins. We have 194 students involved in 18 different classes.
In our 6th-8th grade Quick Recall program, we have 65 students involved. We have four students currently working with our Governor's Cup Future Problem Solving team. In addition, we have seven students currently on our KYA (Kentucky Youth Assembly) team and 30 Student Council members.
Finally, 62 students are involved in school choirs, with an additional 43 students involved in our 1st-3rd grade fall musical.
We look forward to celebrating and enjoying all the accomplishments of these after school endeavors!
5th Grade Uses Technology & QR Codes in Math Classes
This week, the fifth grade incorporated technology and their knowledge of multiplication into math classes with a QR code scavenger hunt! The students had to scan the code with their iPads, solve the double or triple digit multiplication problem that they were given, and then search for the product they found around the room. When students found the answer, they scanned the QR code for a new problem! The students thought it was great fun to get up and move during math, while also using their knowledge, notebooks, and ipads! Great work 5th grade for their hard work and Mrs. Cohan for a great lesson.
Bricks4Kids will offer a Robotics class for Grades 3-7 here at Holy Trinity on four Thursdays in October & November: Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17. Registration forms are coming home in Tuesday folders this week. Register and pay online at their website.
Pet Blessing & Collection for Kentucky Humane Society
This year's annual Pet Blessing, to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis, is Monday, Oct. 3 at 8am on the Large Field (or the portico if it is raining). All animals should be on short leashes or in cages/containers.
With this event, Student Council will also host a drive for pet food and supplies for the Kentucky Humane Society on September 28 - October 3. Donations are accepted at the Blessing, gathering space entrance, school office, or Mrs. Davenport's office.
2nd Grade Uses Center Activities to Study Communities
This past month, our second graders have been studying communities in social studies. To prepare for their upcoming test, students in Ms. Pence's class participated in centers to review this week. At center 1, students used QR readers on the iPads to watch a video. The video was a “flocabulary” song about urban, suburban, and rural communities. At center 2, students were reading about homes in different communities. Students then drew pictures of the different homes. At center 3, students were writing about the community they personally live in. At center 4, students were playing a matching game to categorize people, places, and things in the different communities. These activities truly helped students review in a fun way, while also using a variety of activities and skills. Great work Ms. Pence and 2nd grade students!