Daily Announcements for Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Office News

Tickets for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged are on sale now. Trinity students can purchase them during school hours for $8 from Ms. Durbin in T316. All other tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors/students. Call Joy Durbin at 736-2188 or email durbin@trinityrocks.com for more information.

Reminder for all juniors: Job Shadow Day is next Wednesday, November 8.

School pictures were distributed by Math class. If your picture is unsatisfactory, you MUST bring their original pictures to Academic Services, before a retake can be granted. If a student was absent on picture day – make up pictures will be taken on Friday 11/3/2017 and students should bring a sports coat. A student wanting a retake must bring original packet to Academic Services.

Attention Beta Club Members:  Volunteers are need to work Open House on Sunday, November 12 for 2- hour shifts in the Cafeteria. A total of 4 workers are needed. First come, First served! Please see Mr. Becker in F-234 to sign up. Also, workers are needed for the Fall Play to serve as ushers. Please see Mrs. Durbin to sign up.

Surgeon General Warning:  Vaping and E-Cigarettes are Dangerous

  • Vaping liquids contain dangerous chemicals like diacetyl, a chemical flavorant linked to serious lung disease and formaldehyde, a chemical found in anti-freeze.


  • Vaping chemicals are meant to become addictive and/or lead to regular tobacco smoking.


  • Vaping does harm memory and brain development. There is no long-term research to verify long-term safety.

Are you looking for service opportunities? Check out the new Service Hours Rockspace page for upcoming opportunities and information about service requirements. It is listed as a RockLink on the right-hand side of the homepage.

All students in the Green Cross Service Club and those interested in service hours: Green Cross is looking for students to help out with the Project Warm Blitz on Saturday, Nov. 4 helping to winterize the homes of the elderly and disabled.  We also need a team of volunteers the following week on Saturday, Nov. 11 to drive with us to the Gethsemane Abbey in Bardstown to do a good day of outdoor landscaping and clean-up work for the Brothers of the Monastery.  Please see Mr. Budniak for details and an information sheet about each project you are interested in helping!

The annual March for Life will take place in Washington, DC January 19. This 3-day event includes a youth mass with over 30,000 participants and the March for Life at the US Capitol, a visit to the Basilica, as well as some general sightseeing.  Students pay only $100 for travel and meals. With only $50 due at sign-up. If you would like to attend, please see Mrs. McGuire in S151 this week!

UPS seasonal positions available to 17-year-olds and up for winter break. The pay is $10.20 per hour plus an additional $200 per week attendance bonus. Contact Shelly Martin at shellymartin@ups.com or 502-359-1804 for additional information.

4th Day Meetings, for seniors who have been on retreat, every Thursday in Advising after TTV in the chapel. You will get a pass to return to class.

Upcoming Character Talks during Advising:

Juniors – Monday, Nov. 6

Visitors During Lunches this Week:

Today – Wittenberg University

Thursday, November 2 – Denison University

Friday, November 3 – Mount Saint Joseph University

Visitors During Lunches Next Week:

Wednesday, November 8: Austin Peay State University

Junior Retreats have started! Not sure when you go? Check the rosters posted outside Campus Ministry offices and in your theology classrooms. On your retreat day, report to the cafeteria instead of 1st block. You can dress down in jeans, a collared shirt or Trinity t-shirt, and sneakers. You’ll be off campus all day and lunch is included.

  • Wednesday, November 1 Gruneisen – Hughes


  • Tuesday, November 28   Hurst – Kulmer


I NEED USHERS, YOU NEED SERVICE HOURS! Please see Ms. Durbin in T316

Show your ROCK pride by giving blood on November 16 in Shamrock Gym. Must be at least 16 years old to donate.

House News

The annual House pass-kick contest was held last Tuesday during Advising. Congratulations to Toussaint House members Gordon Oliver and Jack Malcolm for winning the contest. Dante House’s Stan Turnier and Ryan Troutman were the runners-up. Toussaint earned 20 points, Dante earned 15, and all the other Houses received 5 points for participation. Check out the Trinity House and Activities Instagram page to see some pics from the contest: https://www.instagram.com/p/BapMLm_ntvO/?taken-by=thshouseactivities.

The House video game tournament will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16. Those students interested in participating in the tournament are invited to attend a meeting this Thursday afternoon in F344 to choose this year’s game. Past games have included Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and FIFA. Remember that each House may have four participants. Names must be submitted to me by Thursday, Nov. 9. More details on the tournament rules will follow this Thursday’s meeting.

Activity News

The Bowling Rocks defeated Desales 6 to 1. With wins over DeSales and Seneca, the Rocks move to 2-0 on the season. Rolling 200 games against DeSales were Seniors Brennan Dalgren at 213 and Ian Karman at 216 and 203. Next match is Nov 8 against PRP at Dixie Bowl.

Competing against the largest schools on both sides of the Ohio, your student newspaper, the ECHO, earned a First Place in the Division I Best Overall Website category in the Indiana University High School Press Day Journalism Contest. This honor came against powerhouses New Albany, Floyd Central, Jeffersonville, Manual and other southern Indiana and Kentucky schools.

The photo, online and print journalism staff also brought home awards in 10 other categories:

First Place in Best Review — Nick Mattingly

First Place in Best Feature Photography — Max Urton

First Place in Best Use of Video — Anthony Farias and Josh Willis

Second Place in Best Column — Nick Mattingly

Third Place in Best Multimedia Package — Michael Webb and Josh Willis

Third Place in Best Feature Story — Connor Rafferty

Third Place Newspaper of the Year (cumulative points all categories) — ECHO

Third Place in Best Social Media — ECHO

Third Place in Best Sports Photography — Max Urton

Third Place in Best Copy, Yearbooks — Shamrock

Congratulations to all!

By popular demand, the library’s Halloween makerspace activities will also be available Thursday, Nov. 2 during Advising and after school.

There will be a meeting for all members of the fishing team today after school in Room F340, Coach Chancellor’s room. We will start at 3:00 and finish by 3:10. Information on the Taylorsville Lake tournament will be given and a current point total for the regional competition.

The Investment Club will meet Wednesday, November 14 at 3 p.m. in S352. See Coach Schroeder for more information.

The World Language Clubs will have their annual bowling competition at Ten Pin Lanes on Wednesday, November 8 from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Please meet in F237 right after school. Be sure and bring $10-$15.

Dunk Club: Our next trips to Sky Zone are Friday, Nov. 17, and Friday, Dec. 1 after school. You MUST have a permission form to dunk with us. You also need a Sky Zone waiver. See Ms. Flipper soon if you need a ride. Follow us on twitter: @dunk_club

Reminder that Video Game Club is the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesday of the month. October has 5 Tuesdays, so that means Video Game Club will be held each of the next two Tuesdays in room D222. New members are always welcome. That’s Video Game Club Tuesday, Nov 7, immediately after school in room D222.

The next Archery Club shoot will be today at the Cherokee Park range. Admission is free. Hope to see you there.

The Axiom magazine is looking for visual artists to create art for magazine spreads and Axiom events. Interested? See Ms. Flipper in S356.

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