Service Learning is a vital aspect to the overall curriculum at Holy Trinity Parish School. Through our service learning, students learn about the community they live in, the importance of giving back to that community, and the impact they can have on our community.
Each grade sponsors an organization with their time, talent, and treasure throughout the year. To get involved in a specific grade level's efforts, contact our Service Learning Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Mary Beth Dwyer
Our Student Council, comprised of 6th-8th grade students, also leads school-wide initiatives throughout the year.
- Halloween Scare Out Hunger Drive for food to support a local food pantry (varies between Dare to Care & St. Vincent dePaul)
- Christmas Drive for an organization chosen by students (included Hosparus, Bears on Patrol, etc. in the past)
- Valentine's Day "We Are Love" Conferences Event that includes inviting families and students to write brief encouraging notes to those living at the Family Scholar House - http://familyscholarhouse.org/
- Lenten Rice Bowl Program for Catholic Relief Services - www.crsricebowl.org/
- Lenten WaterStep Used Shoe Drive to support clean water initiatives with WaterStep - http://waterstep.org
- Mayor's Give a Day of Service projects in each grade level in April
- End of Year Used/Broken Crayon & Writing Utensils Drive for the Crayon Initiative (http://thecrayoninitiative.org/) and Terra Cycle
Additionally, each year, our 8th graders are able to participate in a 3-day mission trip to the Appalachian areas of Kentucky. In partnership with Hand in Hand Ministries,
our school counselor and Student Council invite 8th graders to apply for one of two annual trips in November or March. Each trip involves 25-35 students working to repair and improve three to five homes in Eastern Kentucky communities. Parents, teachers, school and parish staff, and parishioners are invited to serve as chaperones on this trip.