Today, our 5th graders are showcasing their learning in an Explorer Fair in the multipurpose building. Parents, gradnparents, and guests are able to join student presenters to learn more about the explorers of the Western Hemisphere! After learning about five Western Hemisphere explorers (Columbus, Cabot, Cartier, Cabral, and Balboa) in class, students were each given a new and different explorer to research. They looked up information regarding their explorer during class, including what country they represented, where they explored, what they discovered, and any other interesting facts. They then put all this information in a google slideshow complete with pictures, maps, and references, in which they will use when they become the teacher in class. Great work, 5th grade!
This weekend, some of our students competed in the Governor’s Cup Regional competition. 8th grader, Adam Kamer earned 3rd place overall in Language Arts and will advance to state for the 2nd year in LA - Good Luck Adam!
5th Graders Build Roller Coasters during STEAM Labs
This week, our 5th graders worked to build marble roller coasters during their STEAM lab with Mrs. Cohan. Using pipe insulation tubes that they cut in half, sand paper, tape, books, and other resources available in their classroom, science students worked to build roller coasters to their required specs - include a turn, loop, etc. With this lab work, they investigated the scientific fields of gravity, speed, acceleration, friction, and inertia! Following a day of research and experiments, they'll write their conclusions and communicate their results, all part of the scientific method, with their peers later this week.
Kindergarten Students Celebrate 100th Day of School
This week, our Kindergarten students celebrated our 100th day of school! They enjoyed a field trip to go bowling. As part of their 100th day celebration, students learned about healthy eating and exercise. They did 100 exercises and counted to 100 with snacks, where they individually worked to score 100 points!
Students Enjoy Be A PAL Event During Catholic Schools Week
Holy Trinity Parish School students enjoyed BE A P.A.L. DAY (PEACEBUILDER AT LUNCH DAY) this week. This special day takes place during Catholic Schools Week, and as a PeaceBuilder & Compassionate School, it is an awesome opportunity for our students to live out our values. Formally celebrated as part of a National Mix it Up at Lunch Day, it was a day where we joined with thousands of schools around the globe to offer a similar experience and message. The message of our Be A P.A.L. Day is simple – encourage all to practice compassion daily in all of our interactions, be kind to everyone, give each other a chance, 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).
Specifically on Be A P.A.L. Day, we have students take a new seat in the cafeteria and sit with different classmates than they normally sit with and meet a “new” friend and/or get to know a classmate better (get outside their comfort zone and outside their normal friendship circle). Student Council representatives share question prompts with students to help them learn new ideas about one another: if you could have a superpower, what would it be? What is your favorite book/tv show/activity? It is a simple concept that can have profound positive implications.
Thank you to Tim Licktieg, our musician who joins us every year to provide tunes and dancing music for faculty and students, Jason's Deli for assisting in providing food with our faculty and staff who join students for lunch in the cafeteria on this day, and our counselor, Ms. Probus, who organizes the day's events.
Tickets for Wizard of Oz on Sale Wednesday, Jan. 31
Come join Holy Trinity’s Eyrie Theatre Company for a trip “Over the Rainbow”! Tickets for Eyrie Theatre Company’s production of The Wizard of Oz will go on sale starting Wednesday, January 31. An emerald ticket order form will be included in the Tuesday folder to make purchasing tickets easy! The dates of the performances are:
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2pm
Tickets are available for purchase through the school office by completing the form and sending it with payment to the attention of Jeanne Abell. Tickets will also be available for sale at Parent-Teacher-Student conferences and at the door on the day of the performance. Come and support our amazing cast and crew of Eyrie Theatre Company!
Author, Michael O'Coners, Visits with 3rd Grade Writers
Our 3rd grade classes are working on an authors as a mentors unit currently. They are exploring different stories and noticing different techniques authors use within their writing. With this unit, 3M had an author visit from parent and author, Michael O'Coners, that allowed the author to be able to work with the students and their individual writing. The students are learning how to revise and add more detail into their work. Mr. O'Coners explained to students how an author goes through the writing process and reiterated how much real authors revise. He also did a creativity exercise to teach them about the brainstorming phase. The kids loved it! Thanks for visiting, Mr. O'Coners!
Congratulations to our students who advanced from our classroom spelling bees to our School Spelling Bee held on Tuesday. The school winner, Adam K, an 8th grader, will advance to the Archdiocese Spelling Bee, to compete for the opportunity to then advance to the Kentucky Derby Spelling Bee. New this year, we're also nominating our school winner for the state's Scripps Spelling Bee competition. Congratulations to all of our participants and good luck, Adam!
Students in grades 6-8 participated in the National Geographic Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works. Congratulations to the following students who won the preliminary round in their social studies groups and advanced to the school competition: Isabel W, Simon M, Jack W, Jacqueline T, David H, John C, Carson M, Carter S, and Gabbie G. Congratulations to our school winners:
3rd place: Simon M
2nd place: Jack W
School winner: Carter S. Carter will next compete in the State Bee Qualifying Test. Good Luck!