Dine at Salsrita's Fresh Mexican Grill on Wednesday, February 13 from 11am - 9pm and support the 8th Grade Appalachia Mission Trip. Join us at the 285 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 location. Dine-in and carryout both count - simply mention you are with Holy Trinity and you want your meal to support our Appalachia trip (Show our post about it on social media). A percentage of these sales support our 8th graders' efforts to fill a food pantry while on their March mission trip.
This weekend, many of our Jr. High students participated in Governor's Cup Regional events at Crosby Middle School. Congratulations to 8th grader, Emily H who advanced to State Competition in Composition writing with her 5th place regional finish. Congratulations, as well, to our Quick Recall team who earned the Hume Sportsmanship Award at this weekend's competition.
We are excited forBE A P.A.L. DAY (PEACEBUILDER AT LUNCH DAY) on Wednesday. This special daytakesplace during Catholic Schools Week and 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). During lunch, students will sit by a new person, learn about others through interactive questions, and listen to live music. Be sure to check in with your student and talk to them about this great opportunity!
This weekend, we hosted KAAC's Governor's Cup competition for District 27. Congratulations to our middle school Governor's Cup award winners who now advance to compete at Regional Competition in 2 Weeks:
Quick Recall team earned 2ndoverall – Elise Elder, Nicholas Frey, George Simpson, Simon Mayers, Sophia Rogers, & Jacqueline Teague
Our Faculty and Staff are extremely proud of our 8th grade students and their performance on the high school placement test. Close to 60% of our students scored in the high category(76-99) with the other 40% scoring in the average category(24-75). We had seven of our students score in the highest category(96-99). Our students scored significantly higher than their peers entering these local Catholic High Schools. Using the Scale Score Model, our students scored between 63-85 points higher in every category (Reading, Math, Language, Verbal, Quantitative, etc.) than other students taking the entrance exam. Our local high schools will provide individual results to students and families at the time of their registration. Congratulations to our students and 8th grade parents! We know what a bright future awaits you in high school and beyond.
The Holy Trinity School Counseling Office is very excited to announce a new pet therapy/literacy dog in partnership with our reading specialist, Dr. Meka Barry. Beginning February6, Mrs. Brenda Blincoe, a certified pet therapy handler, and her dog, Midas, will work with some first, second, and third graders in the READ program once a week. We are so grateful that Mrs. Blincoe has offered to volunteer her time and talent (and her sweet doggie Midas) to serve here at Holy Trinity!
We are very excited to announce the Project R.E.A.L. Parent Presentationwith Mark Parrish, M. Ed., LMFT from The InnerView Counseling and Consultation. It is available to any parent in our Holy Trinity Parish and School Community and is offered free of charge thanks to the support of the Holy Trinity Parish partnership. Project R.E.A.L. is designed to help parents and caregivers support and implement strategies to help their children/students identify and implement safer, healthier choices. It also has great insight and tips for promoting a culture of accountability and responsibility for children to foster a healthy self-reliance. The Project R.E.A.L. program also reinforces our Catholic values, and aims to help students identify and implement these values more consistently. Questions regarding the program should contact our school counselor, Ms. Probus.
Project R.E.A.L. focuses on:
Respectfulness of self, surroundings, authority, and others
Effort in all you do
Accountability for choices, actions, decisions, and behavior
Listening authentically to others to receive important information and attach meaning to what you heard
The Project R.E.A.L. Parent Presentation will be offered on two nights in January, with each night focusing on the parents of different age groups (if you cannot make one night, please join us on the other night as the information will be applicable to all children).
**PK-4th Grade parent presentation is on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the cafeteria.
**5th-8th Grade parent presentation is on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the cafeteria.
Any parent who attends one of the presentations will earn a spirit dress down day pass for their student(s) as a special incentive (for Friday Feb. 8).
5th Graders Create Board Games to Demonstrate Understanding of Realistic Fiction
As the culminating activity for their unit on Realistic Fiction, our fifth grade students created board games incorporating the characters, settings, and plots of novels they read in Literature Circles. The students worked hard and used creativity to design boards, playing pieces, and instructions with this culminating project. After presenting to the class, the games were then exchanged with other groups for some fun and excitement! Great work, 5th grade!
Congratulations to our classroom Geography Bee winners who competed in the school Geography Bee today! Jake B, an 8th grader, won the school competition and will now tryout to compete in the National Geographic Geography Bee for Kentucky. The classroom winners who competed in the school bee today included: