Last year we did a dress down day benefiting Beacon House and received the following letter from them: “On behalf of the residents, staff and Board of Directors of the Beacon House, I wish to thank you for your generous and thoughtful donation of $700. Your kindness has made it possible for six men, suffering from the disease of addiction, to enter the Beacon House, and begin their journey to long-term recovery. Pope Francis has declared this year a Jubilee Year of Mercy. He encourages those of us that have received mercy to share mercy and forgiveness with others. I am confident you will continue to do just that as men of faith and men of courage. Thank you, Russ Read, Executive Director of Beacon House and 1971 Trinity Alumnus.” Trinity will again hold a dress down donation day for Beacon House later in the year with the date still to be determined.
Congratulations to senior Loui Chang who has been selected by Louisville Magazine as one its “Super Kids.” Loui will be highlighted in the November issue of the magazine.
Juniors, there are still a few spots open on the optional overnight retreat, Finding God in Nature. See Mrs. Emrich in Campus Ministry to sign up by Friday.
On Monday the library will be closed during advising and after school. Please make other arrangements.
Calling all young scientists! Have you ever wanted to explore the depths of a rain forest, swim in volcanic waters, or zip line through the trees of a cloud forest? Well, now is your chance. Trinity will be taking a 10-day science research trip to Costa Rica this summer. We will study leaf cutter ants, frogs, and lizards in the jungle and look for sea turtles on the coast. Students will have an opportunity to work with college professors while they travel through Costa Rica’s diverse landscape. Don’t pass up an opportunity to learn, eat, and play in one of them most beautiful places in the world. If you are interested, please see Mr. Heintz in room T315. Or, come to the parent information meeting Thursday, October 6 at 6 p.m. to discuss the trip accommodations, science content, and much more.
Attention all spring break service trip travelers. The initial deposit to reserve your place on the Nicaragua trip will be due to Hand-in-Hand Ministries by Friday, October 7. See Mr. Budniak for details!
Seniors – Trinity recently received information on two scholarships. There is a $1000 scholarship available, sponsored by the Kentucky Concrete Association. There is also a scholarship available to a student who will be studying Mortuary Science. Please see Mrs. Bohannon for more information.
Attention freshmen, sophomores and juniors. October marks the beginning of the application process for the highly popular summer Governor’s Scholars Program, Governor’s School for the Arts and Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs. Each program is directed to a specific group and interest area. The Governor’s Scholars program is open to juniors only and focuses on 20 different fields from which students can select based on their personal interests. The Governor’s School for the Arts provides in-depth work for sophomores and juniors in the performing arts of all kinds. The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs seeks out freshmen, sophomores and juniors who want to design their own businesses and are willing to work as part of a team. Selected students will live on a college campus this summer for 3 to 5 weeks with all tuition, room and board paid for by the programs. All three programs have scholarships associated with most Kentucky colleges and universities. A meeting will be held for all interested students and their parents on October 10, in the Convocation Hall at 6:30 p.m. All the information you need to apply will be given out at that time. If you’re interested, put this date on your calendar. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Ward in T125.
The parents of juniors and seniors are invited to a meeting of The Oldham County Community Scholarships on October 11 at 6 p.m. at 314 Exchange in Pewee Valley. This meeting will inform parents about businesses and organizations offering scholarships. This would be an excellent opportunity for your parents to gain additional information about scholarships.
Are you a current sophomore or junior interested in spending eight days in Beijing, China, tuition-free under the auspices of the Yale University Global Scholars? You might want to check out their web site at yygsbeijing.yale.edu. Yale has announced that due to grants from various foundations, half of all the participants will receive full, need-based scholarships. Transportation costs are not covered by the scholarship. The actual Global Scholars program will occur in Beijing from February 3-11, 2017. Applications must be completed and submitted online by October 24. If you have questions, please see Mr. Ward in T125.
Attention all students. Trinity will host its fall Red Cross Blood Drive this year on November 17! Mark your calendars now – November 17. Put it in your planner – put it in your phone – write it on your hand. November 17. You can be a hero. You can save up to three people’s lives. You can give of yourself to help others and it doesn’t cost anything, just a little time. You even get to miss class for a while. More info will be coming in late October about how to sign up to donate blood, but, for now just save the date. November 17.
The Debate team opened its season this past weekend with a great start. Competing in the Wyatt Debate League tournament, several Rocks took home honors. In Congressional Debate, the juniors represented the team well with Evan Aguiar earning 9th-best speaker, Cooper Winrich earning 4th, and Andrew Bellucci earning 2nd. In varsity Lincoln-Douglas senior Jacob Romines advanced to finals, earning 2nd place. Jacob was named Best Speaker in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas based on his preliminary rounds. Anyone still interested in joining Speech and Debate should stop by F233 or D123 for more information. All are welcome.
Looking for something fun to do while hanging out for the burger cook-off and freshman football marquee today? Film Club will be screening a movie about a big ol’ hungry shark and one pretty girl. Stop by Mr. Seng’s room in S356 to see The Shallows starring Blake Lively. Even if you can’t stay for the movie, please attend as we will be having our yearbook photo taken. New members are always welcome and we will walk over to the burger cook-off after the movie.
Tim’s Flying Club will meet and fly in Mr. CM’s room, F134, after school this afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m.
Attention all members of the Barbell Club. There WILL be practice today at 4:15 in the Marshall Center. Again, Barbell Club practice on Thursday at 4:15.
The Robotics Club will hold its next meeting on Monday after school in the Trinity Hall computer lab.
The Book Club will have a meeting on Tuesday, October 4 in the library after school. Cookies and milk will be served. For more information, see Mr. Schum in F245.
The first ACE mentoring class for this year will be on October 5. If you have not registered online at www.acementor.org and turned in the parent consent form, please do so at the earliest. See Mr. CM or Mr. Serrano, if you need help with this.
The next Archery Club shoot will be Wednesday, October 5 from 3:15 to 4:15. Hope you can make it and see some intense competition or even sling a few arrows yourself. See you then.
Best Buddies – if you have not completed your membership application and interest survey yet, please do so immediately by going to the website on the screen, clicking Member Application and then High School. It will guide you through the required information. We cannot move forward until you get this done. See Mr. Seng with any questions. We will have an opening training session on Oct. 6 after school – please reserve that date now!
Members of Dunk Club – please turn in your transportation forms and Parent/Guardian Consent and Liability Waivers. You must have these to Ms. Flipper before our first trip on October 7.
Attention all students looking for a day of mayhem and fun. The annual student trip up to the Ohio Renaissance Festival will on Saturday, October 8. If you want a place on the bus, and there aren’t many left, please see Mr. Budniak as soon as possible this week to get a permission form and reserve your seat! Tickets are the same as last year: $40.
The Green Cross Service Club is looking for a limited number of volunteers to help with the Living Rosary Procession on Sunday, October 9 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. here at Trinity. See Mrs. McGuire in S151 during Advising or after school for more information.
Led by the stout goalkeeping of senior net minder, Tommy Kolb, the varsity Rocks earned an emotional, hard-fought 2-1 victory over St. Xavier Tigers Wednesday night at St. X. The Varsity Rocks are now 11-0-3 on the season and ranked #2 in the state. The varsity Rocks got timely goals from sophomore Jack Malcolm and senior Cameron Smith to build their second half lead to 2-0. Kolb did well to save with his legs at the far post in the second half’s opening minutes and later touched a Tiger blast onto the crossbar to dash Tiger hopes. The varsity Rocks next play Saturday at 2 p.m. against the Crusaders of St. Henry at Marshall Stadium. Sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Lenahan stopped a penalty kick in the first half of the junior varsity match to help keep the match scoreless. Go Rocks! Take State!
Attention all students currently participating in a fall sport. In honor of Pride Week, if you are participating in a fall sport you may wear your jersey over your normal school dress on Friday. You must wear normal school dress including a shirt and tie but may represent your team by wearing a jersey OVER your school uniform on Friday. Go Rocks.