1st Grade students have been studying various saints in preparation for All Saints Day. This week, students shared their saints presentations and gave facts on each saint, including their feast day and the idea for which they serve as patron saint. At Mass, Father reminded us that while 1st graders are dressed as saints, we are all working to live our lives as saints. How can we live our lives as saints for God?
The 6th grade students are making tribal shields as part of their unit on Africa. They are researching tribal shields and African symbols to use in designing their own shields. After they design their own shield, they will create it in class using such items as pasta, rice, beans, beads, feathers, etc. This project is a great tradition of 6th grade and are students are truly enjoying their study of African culture.
Holy Trinity Parish School hosted BE A P.A.L. DAY (PEACEBUILDER AT LUNCH DAY) onWednesday October 29, 2014at lunch. As a PeaceBuilder School, this is an awesome opportunity for our students. The message is simple – to encourage all to practice compassion daily in all of our interactions, to be kind to everyone, to give each other a chance, that it matters how we treat each other and we are all more alike than different (all of these are contained within the PeaceBuilder Pledge in some capacity, which we commit to live daily at Holy Trinity).
Holy Trinity Welcomes Exchange Students from Guatemala
This year, Holy Trinity has partnered with Our Faces & Our Cultures, an exchange student program based in Guatemala. The middle school exchange students at Holy Trinity participated in and studied with the program for 2 years prior to coming to America. There are 160 Guatemalan students from this program currently studying in 12 different states for 8 weeks. We are glad to be host to 3 students of the 15 in Kentucky. Please join us in giving a big Holy Trinity Eagle Welcome to Adrianna, Ignacio, and Jimena.
Student Council, along with the Parish Outreach Committee, is hosting a "Scare Out Hunger" event to support St. Vincent dePaul's new Food Pantry. Student Council is challenging each student of Holy Trinity to bring a canned or boxed food item to school the week of Oct. 27-31 for this drive. Help us meet our goal of 850 items!
Wellness Week, organized by a PTA, is a week which focuses on providing guest speakers for students on nutrition and wellness, as well as trainers and exercise therapists to share knowledge on appropriate movement. Students were also challenged to try new healthy foods at lunch and during class, as well as water instead of sugar drinks during lunch and recess. The week was a great success and we appreciate all of the volunteers who made the week so beneficial and educational for our students and teaachers!
For two days, sixth grade students are exploring other sciences- gravity, chemical reactions, math experiments- all to see how things work. They researched on their iPads good experiments, brought their items to class, and presented to their classmates. According to their math and science teacher, Mr. Collard, all students have done a wonderful job presenting. Throughout their labs, they have learned safety rules, made hypothesis concerning others' experiments, and asked great questions along the way. Nice work 6th Grade
Kindergarten Students Participate in Multi-Sensory Learning
Kindergarten students in our Read classes with Mrs. Bissmeyer are using sand trays, as a multi-sensory tool, to practice their letter and sound associations. They are learning to write the capital and lowercase letters, as they name each letter and say the sound simultaneously. Great work Kindergarten and Mrs. Bissmeyer!
The fifth grade students have been studying poetry over the last five weeks. As a culminating activity, the students prepared poems to read for their parents and the fourth grade classes. Students had the option of working alone or with groups. Many added dramatic touches as they brought their poems to life! Some of the students’ favorite poets were Jack Prelutsky, Paul Fleischman, Douglas Florian, and Judith Viorst. Thank you to our 5th grade students and Mrs. Theiss for their great presentations again this year!
This Fall Conferences Book Fair was our most successful Book Fair to date! Thank you to all parents and students for supporting our recent book fair. With the sales, we were able to put many books into our classrooms and our homes! As a special treat to our students for our record setting fair, we will be enjoying some outside reading time during this beautiful fall weather in Library Class! Thank you again to all of our families! READ EVERY DAY!