The fifth grade class learned what philanthropy is as part of their BizTown curriculum. They then researched a non-profit or charity and created a project designed to persuade their teacher and classmates to donate money to that organization. Some students made infomercials or videos, others gave speeches or created Google Slide presentations. After the presentations, classes voted for their top choices in each color group and Mrs. Theiss made a donation in our fifth grade's honor to each one.
Thank you, 5th graders, for your great work and efforts to research other organizations that need our support and then sharing their mission with your peers. Thank you, Mrs. Theiss, for modeling by example for our students and donating to their chosen organizations in our community!
This year was definitely a different year for learning! We appreciated celebrating and gathering with everyone (even if at a safe distance) during last week's drive-thru events for both our graduating 8th graders on Wednesday and our all-school drive thru and goodbye to Ms. Pullem, who is retiring after 32 years, on Friday! Thank you to all of our faculty and staff for joining us for both occasions, as well as all of our current families, past families, and alums that joined us on Friday!
Last week's WHTS Broadcast was our last one until the new school year. Be sure to tune in as students said goodbye and thank you to faculty and staff who aren't returning next year. Faculty and staff presented these coworkers with gifts before our Graduation Day and End of Year Parades last week.
This past week's Feel Good Friday Film was Celebrating Ms. Pullem. This week, Ms. Pullem retired after teaching PE here at Holy Trinity for 32 years. The video begins with her recorded goodbye to our families and includes messages from our students, alumni, faculty, parents, and grandparents. Know that we made her two videos - the shorter version we shared as our Feel Good Friday Film and then the full film we compiled of all the photos and videos submitted.
We have one more Feel Good Friday Film to share this Friday. Be sure to tune into our social media platforms to check it out later this week: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or Instagram.
Wanting to check out a WHTS broadcast or Feel Good Friday Film from our time of distance learning? Check out our Holy Trinity Parish School YouTube Channel, and subscribe while you're there to ensure you see all of our videos!
One of Mrs. Harrington’s final music assignments for our 8th graders was to compile a soundtrack that represented their years at HTPS, as well as create an album cover for its release. We loved traveling down memory lane with a few more of the albums submitted this week!
Our 7th graders had a similar assignment for music class. Their albums were focused on songs that helped them during COVID19, were relevant to COVID19, or would remind them of this time years from now. They also created album lists, explanations for each song, and an album cover. Great work, students! We love your albums.
2nd graders have been preparing for their annual Wax Museum and are proud to share their exhibits on historical figures from The Who Was?/Who Were? Series. Video speeches can be viewed on our social media accounts. Great work, students!
Normally this event is a fundraiser for their service learning partner, Catholic Charities Sister Visitor Center. Should you still want to support the organization, you can donate at https://cclou.org/donate/.
Congratulations Boosters Mary T. Meagher Award Honorees
The Mary T. Meagher Award is sponsored by the Holy Trinity Boosters and given each year to an 8th grade male and female student at Holy Trinity based on the following criteria: Athletic participation and competition; Christian leadership; and Academic success. The award is named after a 1979 graduate of Holy Trinity School.
Mary T. swam for 3 US Olympic teams – 1980, 1984, and 1988. She won 3 gold medals at the ’84 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and silver and bronze in 1988. But she is best known for 1981 when she set world records in the 100 and 200 meter butterfly that stood for nearly 20 years. Sports Illustrated later called the 100-meter record “one of the top 5 greatest, single event records of all time in any sport.” Mary T. set 7 world records during her career, earning the nickname “Madame Butterfly”. She is widely recognized as the greatest female butterfly swimmer ever!
Mary T. and the Holy Trinity Boosters would like to congratulate this year’s winners: Bryce Heitmann and Claire Russell!
This year, Clare played basketball, powder puff football, lacrosse, and field hockey. Bryce played football, basketball, lacrosse, and volleyball this year.
Congratulations Class of 2020 High School Scholars
Congratulations to all 11 of our 8th grade graduates who earned high school scholarships as incoming freshman for their scores on the High School Placement Test. We're proud of your continued academic achievements and wish you all the best in high school and beyond!
Trinity’s Steinhauser Scholar: Albert Stall
St. Xavier’s Freshman Scholars: Connor Klimek, Mason Lanning, Grayson Saltar, and Bryce Heitmann
Assumption’s McAuley Scholars: Reagan Gilmore, Lauren Kamer, Sarah Keal, Clare Hudson, and Audrey Wintergerst
Lifetime Eagle, Christian Beck was named a 2020 Coca Cola Scholar (#2020CokeScholars), earning a $20,000 college scholarship. From the award description, "Less than 1/6th of 1% of applicants were chosen to receive this extremely competitive award. These 150 students, who were selected from an initial pool of 93,075 applications from across the country, not only exemplify superior leadership, service, and academics - they are change agents, positively affecting others in their communities." Learn more at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/blog/our-2020-coke-scholars/.
This week, we received notification that many of our students who submitted their poetry work to Creative Communications' Poetic Power Poetry Contest (an optional assignment during distance learning) were selected to be published! From the announcement, "The fact that you have numerous students accepted makes a strong statement about your school. Less than 50% of the poems submitted are published. The list of your students that have been accepted to be published represents a lot of talent, hard work, and dedication from your teachers and students. In judging thousands of poems, our judges have found that the single most important factor in creating a quality poem is the quality of the instruction."
Congratulations to current 5th graders: Nicholas E., Chloe C., Trevor K., Emelia H., Taylor F., Logan G., Hampton S., Haley H., Milly G., Libby G., Molly M., Wyatt M., Gabby T., Reese T., Anna C., Hadley B., and Webb H., as well as current 7th grader, Abby G. Thank you to Mrs. Theiss for encouraging and supporting our students to compete in this national contest!
This past week on our social media accounts, we recognized our student leaders who always share their time and talents outside the classroom to make HTPS what it is each day. We want to publicly thank and recognize our students who serve on our Safety Patrol during morning or afternoon carpool, lead as mass servers, sing in our school choir, produce our WHTS daily/weekly news broadcasts, and serve as our Student Council leaders. We appreciate all you do for HTPS, our students, teachers, and families - Thank you!
To begin, we want to give a big thank you and shout out to our Safety Patrol members, who with Ms. Pullem’s leadership, helped us safely enter and exit school every day!
Students, we appreciate all of your extra time and effort you shared through this leadership role this year. Thank you for making HTPS the best!
Ms. Pullem, thank you for greeting us each morning at carpool and making sure we had afternoon carpool student leaders, too. We’re going to miss you next year. We look forward to celebrating you at one last carpool dismissal during our drive-thru event on May 15!
Weekly on Wednesday, we gather for all-school masses. Even now during online learning, Fr. Bill and Fr. Goodin have continued offering Wednesday liturgies on the "Holy Trinity Parish Louisville" and "Holy Name - Santo Nombre - Louisville" Facebook pages. We want to recognize and thank all of our school choir members and altar servers who make our weekly masses possible, inspiring, and enjoyable. Thank you for sharing your talents with us at our weekly school liturgies, as well as our weekend masses and sacrament celebrations! We look forward to celebrating liturgies with you leading us again soon!
Next, we want to recognize our WHTS teams! Prior to our COVID19 closing, our 8th graders produced a daily news broadcast in our news studio. Since online learning, interested WHTS team members, along with Student Council leaders, have continued to produce a weekly WHTS broadcast. You can find our most recent broadcasts on the HTPS YouTube channel!
Finally, we want to thank our Student Council! They are the FACES of HTPS through their leadership in Faith, Academics, Compassion, Environment, and Service activities. With 72 members from the 6th - 8th grades this year, they organized and led numerous activities throughout the year, including all of our recycling efforts, Catholic Schools Week, Rice Bowl, Pet Blessing, Used Uniform Sales, Scare Out Hunger, church cleanings, Rosary Prayer Services, holiday book readings in classrooms, New Student Orientation, helping teachers set up classrooms, working Meet Your Teacher, and numerous other activities! Thank you, SC leaders!