Congratulations to 7th Graders Nominated for Presentation's Leadership Academy
Congratulations to 7th graders, Gracie Koch and Maddox Miller, who were selected by their teachers and administrators to serve as our school's leadership reps at Presentation Academy's 7th Grade Leadership Forum this month. Good Luck & Great Work, ladies!
Students Complete Easter Service Projects for their Missions
Many of our grades are working to complete their Easter season service projects for their missions. Some of these service projects may also count towards the Mayor's Give a Day Week of Service in April. Students are making items for others in our community, spending time with those served by their missions, and/or collecting necessary items requested by their mission organizations.
The 4th grade just completed their Easter Collection for the Golden Arrow Center. Children brought in diapers, wet wipes, baby lotion, baby shampoo, and many consumable goods. They also made cards for those who receive services from Golden Arrow Pregnancy Resource Center. Great work, 4th grade!
This week, our Jr. High students celebrated a "belated Pi Day” on Friday. The students brought in their favorite circle-shaped treats to use for numerous hands-on activities. The first was a measurement activity scavenger hunt. They searched for objects in the room that they would later find the diameter and circumference of. Thus, reviewing skills from last chapter. This activity allowed for an opportunity to move while also learning and coming up with their own objects to measure. It allowed students' creativity to shine.
Additionally, they reviewed simplifying expressions with a Pi themed coloring activity. Students reported this was exciting and also relaxing after Terra Nova testing. As they completed their activities, they enjoyed their circle shaped pizza, donuts, cookie cakes, Oreos, drinks in circle cups, and other fun treats. HAPPY PI DAY!
Congratulations to our 5th grade White Quick Recall team, who advanced to the Elite 8 of the Archdiocese Quick Recall tournament this year. Thank you to their coaches Mrs. Gahlinger, Mrs. Tapp, and Mrs. Frey, as well as Mrs. Norris, their moderator, who helped lead the team this year!
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 are on sale at the Holy Trinity Parish School office (423 Cherrywood Road, Louisville, KY 40207). The dates of the performances, to be performed at our Clifton Campus (2117 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40206) are:
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7pm - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2pm - SOLD OUT
Tickets are available for purchase through the school office by completing the ticket order form and sending it with payment to the attention of Jeanne Abell. Guests of the community may also visit our school office, M-F from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to purchase tickets with cash or check. If available, tickets will also be for sale at the door on the day of the performance (cash and check only). Come and support our amazing cast and crew of Eyrie Theatre Company!
This year’s cast and crew have been rehearsing twice a week since October and are ready to share their great talent with the community. The show is a student-driven production with costumes, props, sets, and make-up/hair done by both students and alumni of the program, with guidance from teachers and parents.
We are celebrating Everybody Counts Week this week, February 26-March 2. Everybody Counts Week is an interactive and educational disability awareness program that helps our students get to know the people behind disabilities. The program is designed to allow our students to experience both the feelings and challenges of coping with a wide range of disabilities in order to foster within them a respect for diversity.
The focus of Everybody Counts Week this year is “Learning Differences.” With organized performances, prayers, and videos, PTA organizers are working to help students understand such learning differences as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism in order to illustrate how everyone learns in different ways, and teach how each student's strengths are important to our community and our world as a whole.
Thank you to our speakers this year:
Dr. Jodi Hugues, Psy. D, LCSW, Licensed Psychologist to present on ADHD
Jill E. MacNiven, M.Ed.,Kentucky Certified Special Education Teacher & Orton Gillingham Reading Tutor and Teacher to present on Dyslexia
In addition to presentations, a daily prayer and short video on related topics will be shared on WHTS. Thank you to our wonderful PTA volunteer organizers who have made this week successful!
As part of our strategic plan with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math), we are hosting STEAM Saturday on March 17th from 9am - 12pm. With this day, we have invited Holy Trinity teachers, as well as all local high school teachers, mentors, and club leaders to design classes that will be enriching for Archdiocesan Kindergarten through 8th grade students. The classes will provide students a fun opportunity to explore content that may not be taught in Archdiocese curriculum or with more depth to the content already taught. Classes are $25 per student. More specific class details are available on myHTPS parent pages, as well as in the handout that is coming home in Tuesday folders today. Know that all classes are open to girls and boys, no matter what high school group may be offering the class.
Note that today, registration opens to Holy Trinity families. Tomorrow, archdiocese principals are invited to share the registration information with all of their families. With this, we expect classes to fill quickly! Once you’re registered – encourage your friends and relatives at other Archdiocese schools to join you!
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Opportunity
Finding Shapes in Stained Glass
3rd – 5th Grade Opportunities
Exploring the Ecosystems Around Us with Art
6th – 8th Grade Opportunities
Designing & Building Crash Test Cars
Coding and Robotics
Registration is online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4caeaa2aab9-steam1. You can also visit SignUpGenius.com, and search for “Find a Sign-up" using email addresses. Enter email@example.com as the email managing the sign-up. Once parents sign their children up online, they should submit both the STEAM permission slip (available on myHTPS in parent page downloads or ht-school.org under PEP, as well as in the packet sent home), and the $25 payment. Please submit the form and payment no later than Friday, March 9 to the school office. (Online sign-ups will fill quickly, so do that ASAP!)
All classes require a 10 student minimum. If your child is registered for a class that has less than 10 students on Friday, March 9, they may transfer to another class that is not yet full (20 students).
To learn more, email Mrs. Davenport firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hosting this initiative again here at Holy Trinity. Thank you for your support!
4th Graders Visit Pyeong Chang Olympics using Virtual Reality in LA Classes
4th grade is in PyeongChang! They are using Google Cardboard and NBC’s Olympic Virtual Reality App to become Olympic Athletes and compete in Alpine Skiing. Then, they are practicing descriptive writing to share about the experience! We love this use of technology in their writing classes!