National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”, encompasses several concepts that are at the heart of what it means to be a Catholic school. Our faith is the center of all we do and who we are. We learn what it means to be Catholic, but even more, we learn how to have a personal relationship with God. Academics in Catholic schools are held to the highest of standards, helping every student reach their greatest potential. And, service – the giving of one’s time and effort to help others – is taught and modeled as an expression of both faith and good citizenship. Trinity – demonstrating character forged by faith, knowledge and service.
This is Catholic Schools Week and what a perfect time to start your planning for your next school year. If you are an underclassman, your parents received in the mail information about registration for courses for next year. The registration period runs through Feb. 14. Log on to your student PowerSchool account and click on the “class registration” icon. Read very carefully the instructions for completing your course requests. There is also a link to a PowerPoint that explains the entire process. For many of your core classes, you will see teacher recommendations which will make your selections even easier. If you have questions about your course selections, talk with your teachers for advice.
So, do you wanna hear something really scary? Well, then E661, Intro to Gothic Fiction, is for you! Come explore the realm of the supernatural in literature…with authors like Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, Richard Matheson, Dean Koontz, Ira Levin and more. Ever heard of the Pope Lick Monster? The terror at the Utica Witches castle or the hauntings of Waverly Hills? Prepare to explore local mythology and folklore as we make a documentary of local landmarks like The Brown Hotel, The Seelbach, Actors Theatre and others. Plus, you can take part in an overnight private investigation of Waverly Hills. The class is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors of all LODs. Sign up today or see Ms. Darby in S352 for more information.
The voices of the Holocaust tell stories of the courageous, the vigilant and the tenacious. Courage. Hope. Survival. The struggles of Holocaust victims are the basis for Trinity’s elective course, T251, The Holocaust: In Their Own Words. In this course, students will explore how the Nazis took control and put into motion one of the worst atrocities of humankind. Students will investigate the horrors of concentration camps through the words of those who endured them. They also create a digital history of survivor testimonies through the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. We must tell the story. We must never forget. T251 is open to juniors and seniors of all LODs. Sign up today or see Ms. Darby in S352 for more information.
Attention freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Would you like to have your writing and photography published online? Would you like a chance to earn a $10,000 Trinity scholarship for your senior year? When you select classes for next year, sign up for Photography and Online Journalism (E501) or Independent Photojournalism (A361)! Share your talents with the world!
If you volunteered to judge the Our Lady of Lourdes Science Fair this Friday morning, please see Mrs. deGolian in the library for an activity form.
Seniors are reminded that in order to qualify for financial aid assistance in college, they must complete a FAFSA form. If you would like some assistance filing the FAFSA, please consider attending one of the upcoming sessions in the Louisville area. These sessions will take place this Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Americana World Community Center; next Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Community Ministries; and from 6-8 p.m. at the Portland Community Center. For more information, see Mrs. Bohannon or Mr. Jackson.
Are you a talented artist, have mad graphic design skills or just know a great looking t-shirt when you see one? Would you like to win a $50 gift certificate to your place of choice? Enter your “Answer the Call” design for this year’s Student Phonathon t-shirt and if your entry is chosen, you’ll win the $50 prize and the prestige of your design being on every phonathon t-shirt! For more information, stop by C-173 in the Communication Arts Center and pick up an entry form from Mr. Hull. But hurry, the deadline for submissions is 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17!
The 2017 Catholic Men’s Conference, entitled “Go Be the Difference”, will be held on Saturday, March 18, at St. Michael’s Church. The conference will serve as a motivational experience about how to be the difference God calls us to become in the world. See the signs outside of Campus Ministry for more information.
Trinity’s Spring Red Cross Blood Drive has been scheduled. The drive will be held on Wednesday, March 22, so, mark your calendars now! Any student 16 years old as of March 22 is encouraged to donate! Your friends and families are also invited to donate, so spread the word. March 22 – Blood Drive!
Attention freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. When you were younger, did you ever try to dig your way to China in your backyard? If you would have done your homework, you would have known that if you dig a hole straight down in the United States, you’d come out in the Indian Ocean and not in China. To avoid this very wet ending, why don’t you fly to China with your Trinity friends together this summer? Come to join the Trinity 2017 Summer China Trip! You will see the Terracotta Warriors and eat some worms at the night market! You don’t have to be the Chinese students in order to take the trip. Come to get the detailed itinerary and the cost. See Ms. Shi in S251 before school on Green days. Picture yourself standing on the Great Wall this June.
There will be a very important Robotics Club meeting today during advising and after school. Please plan on staying! Competition is just two weeks away!!
Attention all Culinary Club members and food lovers out there. The club will cook again this afternoon. At this meeting, we will learn about Greek cuisine and cook another great meal. Make plans to join us on Monday. See you in the kitchen!
The Electronics Club will meet in F134 after school Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m.
Students interested in KUNA are invited to attend an introductory meeting on Tuesday. This meeting will move very quickly, so you will need to arrive in Mr. Mata’s room, F240, immediately after school.
The Axiom staff will have a short meeting on Tuesday in Ms. Walling’s room, S255. Hope to see you there.
The 8th ACE mentoring class will be held in Mr. CM’s room, F134, this Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. Attendance is mandatory.
The Tim’s Flying Club will meet this Thursday in Mr. CM’s room, F134, after school from 3 to 4 p.m.
The Investment Club will meet this Thursday in S252.
Student and faculty members of the St. Joseph of Arimathea Society, please meet after school in Ms. Flipper’s room, D221, on Monday, Feb. 6, to take the club’s yearbook photo. Even if you haven’t attended a burial this school year, but are on our list of available attendees and are still willing to be called, please join us for the photo.
Attention Beta Club seniors who are still in need of service hours. St. Mary Academy is in need of judges for the school’s science fair on Thursday, Feb. 16. Seniors interested in this opportunity need to see Coach Becker in F234 for more information.
Last Friday night your Basketball Rocks ran their record to 22-3 with a 60-41 victory over Madison Central. The Rocks were led by Lucas Burkman’s 17 points while Jacob King’s 14 also contributed. The Rocks raced out to leads of 37-11 and 51-30 before winning by the final score of 60-41. Next up, the Rocks travel to Waggener tomorrow night for a big district game with the Wildcats. Tip-off is just down the road at 7:30 p.m. See you there, Rock Nation!
This past weekend your Shamrock Bowling team participated in the Fourth Region Team Bowling Regional. The Rocks started off seeding fourth in the opening round. This put them up first against Male. The Rocks 3-0 victory over the Bulldogs put them in the semifinals against archrival St. Xavier. The Tigers won game one, the Rocks won the next two games, and the Tigers game four, leading to the winner-take-all game five. With both teams bowling well, the game got down to the tenth frame. If both bowlers threw three strikes, the Rocks would win 226-225. Senior Noah Hall struck first followed by St. X’s Brandon Flora throwing a strike. Noah followed with strike two as did his St. X counterpart. With the pressure of a trip to the State Team Bowling Tournament on the line, Noah buried his third strike to send the team in a frenzy and send a disappointed St. X home for the fourth time in five years. Final score Rocks 226 – St. Xavier 225. Unfortunately, the Rocks were defeated by a strong Seneca team in the finals. Both teams advance to the State Tournament is in two weeks. The Rocks also have Noah Hall in the Singles competition. Go Rocks! Let’s Rock and Roll!
Attention all Track sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers, Are you feeling it…do you? You know what I’m talking about? It’s the need for speed. That’s what you are feeling. The track is ready to help you fulfill that need. Track practice shifts to full board today. Starting today, we’ll be practicing Monday through Friday. Plan on being down at Walden’s track by 3:20 every day. If you are a football player, please remember that Coach Snyder wants you in the second lifting session on Monday/Wednesday/Fridays. So you will report to the track on time, run practice, and leave Walden by 4:30 to make the lifting session by 4:45. See Coach Holzknecht with any questions or concerns. Indulge your need.