Congratulations to our Book Bee teams that competed this past Saturday. Our 4th and 6th grade teams both advanced to the 2nd Round of competition. Our 5th grade team advanced, as well, and earned 2nd place overall. Congratulations Readers!
Congratulations to 7th Graders Receiving ACT State & National Recognition
Each year, as part of the Duke TIP program, 7th grade students can take the ACT and SAT. Nominated and enrolled students take the test with high school students from around the city on national test dates. This year, six of our 7th graders received state recognition for their scores on the ACT: Jack Brotzge, Liam Egan, William Holland, Kasey Mutwalli, Grace Spalding, & Clayton Stanberry. William Holland also received National Recognition for his score in the top 3% of the 64,000 students taking the test nationally. All students will be recognized at a ceremony at Western Kentucky University on May 22. Congratulations to all!
Last year, Holy Trinity was recognized as a Compassionate School because of each grade level's annual efforts to work with missions around the city. Our staff and students have all gotten involved in Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give a Day Challenge again this year to continue support various community efforts. Our total number of hours contributed this year is: 945.25 Hours! Congratulations on a Job Well Done Students & Teachers! A special thank you to all of our mission organizers and leaders! Click 'Read More' to learn more about our projects!
3M Receives Autographed Book Back from Patricia Polacco
In August, the third grade did an author study on Patricia Polacco. Ms. Muller’s class (3M) wrote a letter to Patricia Polacco telling her how inspiring her books were for our writing and asking her to sign a copy of one of her books, Some Birthday! After a long wait, 3M had a wonderful surprise arrive in the mail… a personalized signed copy of the book. This type of interaction with authors enriches our students’ reading experience and excites their desire to read more. Thank you Patricia Polacco and Ms. Muller!
The fifth graders really enjoyed learning outdoors this past week with all of the spring sunshine! They continued their investigation of light by creating their own photograms in science class! The students placed objects on light sensitive paper and discovered how photography works. Their work and experiment results are now displayed in the hallway. In literature, they also spent time outdoors to read The Cay, their current novel of study.
This weekend, at a special 2pm Sunday Liturgy, 84 second grade students made their First Eucharist. Each student was supported by his/her family and welcomed to the Altar as a family during this beautiful sacrament! Congraulations Students and Parents!
Holy Trinity Parish, School, Student Council, and Catholic Relief Services would like to thank all families who participated in our annual Catholic Rice Bowl initiative again this year. From the Rice Bowls brought in before Spring Break, we collected $3,783.33 for Catholic Charities. We appreciate your support of this effort which supports those living in Louisville, Kentucky, the United States, and abroad. If you haven't returned your family's collection efforts, please do so as soon as possible! Checks can be made to Holy Trinity with Rice Bowl in the memo line or to Catholic Relief Services. Cash is also accepted!
Today, each second grade class participated in Junior Achievement. Through this experience, students were able to review social studies concepts learned throughout this year, such as communities, goods and services, producers and consumers, economics, and voting. The second graders worked together to produce doughnuts, and they even took part in an election! Thank you to all of the volunteers from the local community that joined us in our classrooms!
Holy Thursday Service Celebrates Students' Service
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.
The Pre-K students served Sister Visitor Center this year with various personal hygiene and food drives. Kindergarten and 1st Grade students made Christmas stockings and Easter Baskets for children who are homeless and receive resources via the Schuhmann Center. The Hospital Hospitality House received baked goods, cleaning supplies, and student-made door decorations each month from our 2nd graders, while the 3rd graders provided items for St. Joseph’s Children Home. Our 4th graders work with the Golden Arrow to collect baby hygiene items, Christmas gifts, Easter Basket items, and monetary donations to cover some of the organization’s expenses.
For our 5th – 8th grade students, the service work focuses on our students actually visiting with and assisting guests at various missions. Our 5th graders visit the Masonic Home to sing, play BINGO, and spread good cheer each month. 6th grade collects various items throughout the year for Refugees through Catholic Charities and delivers items to their homes. 7th Grade collects food donations and serves at Kids’ Café each week, while the 8th graders invite individuals at the Harbor House into our school for seasonal festivities and lunch at school. This year, the 8th graders also participated in two mission trips to serve those living in Appalachia through Hand in Hand Ministries.
Mother Theresa said, “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” If you’d like to get involved with any of these organizations or missions, we invite you to do so by visiting their website and contacting their volunteer coordinator.
Today, Sonja Stang from Echo and Harper Kelly from Kentucky Youth Advocates, joined our 3rd graders for their Speak Up, Be Safe lessons. Mrs. Spenlau, counseling intern, and Ms. Probus, counselor, continued the in-class lessons for our students in third grade today. The leaders and teachers reminded students that it's never their fault when it comes to abuse and spoke about preventing bullying behaviors. Speak up to keep yourself safe! How will you continue and review this conversation at home to serve as an advocate and ally for your child?