Daily Announcements for Monday, October 8, 2018

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Trinity’s first parent-teacher-student conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Students will have an early dismissal on this day at 2 p.m. In an effort to maximize your conference visit, we would appreciate your contacting teachers in advance as to which conference session you will be attending. By doing so, we can better prepare for conferences and the time we spend with you. Given the large number of parents who attend conferences, it is not possible to schedule a specific conference time, but it is helpful to teachers if you email or call them to indicate if you plan to attend the afternoon or evening conference session. Trinity parent-teacher-student conferences are an important part of the Trinity educational experience. This time allows us to better get to know you and to work collaboratively for academic success. Letting us know your conference session will make for better advance preparation for your visit. It is especially helpful to see the parents of students who are struggling. Some parents come to see only two or three teachers; others want to see them all. Any and all visits are welcome. Please utilize teachers’ individual email accounts or phone numbers to give them advance notice of your intention. Both are located on our website: http://www.trinityrocks.com/admissions/academics/faculty/ Of course, our doors are open that evening, even if we don’t hear from you beforehand. Thanks and we hope to see you Oct. 9.

Junior Retreat Day: Thursday, October 18, BISSINGER – CARTER. Dress down and report to cafeteria for 1st block. Check your school email for details the day before your retreat. Lunch is provided. If you have special dietary needs, please bring your own.

College visits are 2nd and 3rd lunch unless otherwise specified.

Monday: Wabash College

Tuesday: US Navy Recruiter

Tuesday, October 16: Dartmouth College, University of Alabama Huntsville, University of Dayton, and Rhodes College (Rhodes during 3rd lunch only)

Wednesday, October 17: Butler University, Centre College, Samford University

Thursday, October 18: Franklin College

Trinity’s Fall Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, November 7. That’s still about a month away, but mark your calendars now so you can be a hero that day! Donating just 1 pint of blood can help or save up to 3 people’s lives and you get to miss class to do it! You do have to be 16 to donate. Sign ups will be held closer to the actual drive – just wanted to get everyone a heads up. See Mrs. Mason in the Technology Center or Mrs. Miller in F337 for more details.

Attention all pirates, barbarians, bards and sages: The annual Trinity trip to the Ohio Renaissance Festival is now taking boarders for the bus. Seats are limited and will be given on a first-come-first-paid basis! Mr. Budniak has the forms. Come and get them!

Students and Faculty: PARKING OFF-CAMPUS MAY RESULT IN TOWING! Parking during the school day on any non-Trinity parking lot may result in your car being towed. Specifically, Highland Morning informed us it has contracted with a towing company to remove any Trinity vehicles parked on its designated parking areas during school hours.

Students needing service hours for Beta or NHS can sign up to usher the fall play. Email durbin@trinityrocks.com or drop by academic services for Mrs. Durbin.

Attention all students: If you are interested in an alternative to spring break madness or boredom and instead would like to put your talents to use, consider coming to the Central American nation of Belize with a group of Trinity students and Hand in Hand Ministries. We will use spring break to help build a house for a family that does not have one. Spaces are limited and there are only six available ones left, so if you are interested, please see Mr. Budniak in room F136 ASAP!

Activities

The Robotics Club will meet today after school in the Technology Center on the bottom floor of Old Trinity Hall. Come join us if you would like to build or program LEGO or VEX robots!!! Some students come just for fun – others come to get involved with competitions – either is fine.

If you are interested in studying Computer Science in college, you should mark your calendar for Thursday, November 8. Fern Creek High School hosts a CS College Day with Computer Science teaching staff from 15 to 20 area universities colleges. It’s a great opportunity for you and maybe your parents to talk to Computer Science instructors for the schools – not just the admissions people. See Mrs. Mason in the Technology Center for more info.

Woodworking Club will meet in Mr. Hull’s room at 3 p.m. today, instead of the usual Wednesday meeting time.

The Saints Peter and Paul Society is a new club at Trinity that exists to increase opportunities for students to engage in Catholic Life. It strives to help realize the mission statement goal to help form a community of faith and character. This is a student-directed club whose members set the agenda for what they want to pursue. Students interested in carrying out this challenge of discipleship should see Mr. Schum in F245 or Mr. Magre. The Saints Peter and Paul Society will be sponsoring a prayer rosary to commemorate October as Rosary month. Members will be accepting Trinity’s community prayers at lunches today and tomorrow.  Prayers can be petitions, supplications, adoration or thanksgivings. These prayers will be assembled into a rosary to unite our prayers to the universal Church and before God. Please consider participating.

Book Club will meet on Thursday, October 25 after school in the library. Refreshments will be served and new members are always welcomed. For more information, see Mr. Schum in F245.

If you enjoy learning about or discussing history, politics, world cultures, geography, psychology, sociology, or all of the above, you should consider joining Trinity’s new Social Studies National Honor Society: Rho Kappa. Qualified applicants should have completed 4 semesters of Social Studies courses, have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and have a 3.0 GPA in their Social Studies classes. If you believe you meet these requirements and would like to join, Rho Kappa will meet today with Mr. Napper F334.

Athletics

Wrestling signups will he held Tuesday during lunch. There will be a table set up during all three lunch periods. Any student interested in wrestling this year should sign up at that time.

Basketball will have Open Gym from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in Steinhauser & Thursdays in Shamrock Gym (open to all students).


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