TTV for Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Academic News

Those Senior and Junior Student Ambassadors who will be working with Mr. Torra and Mr. Saxton this year are reminded that they must attend a meeting today during Advising in Convocation Hall.  If you have questions, see Mr. Torra or Mr. Saxton in the Advancement Office.

Are you ready to step back into history and make a connection with the events of World War II? In the summer of 2017, Trinity students will travel abroad to become living witnesses to the atrocities of the Nazi Party.  Students will explore Berlin, Warsaw, Prague, Krakow, Nuremburg and Munich as part of 13-day trek across Eastern Europe. Tour highlights include: A tour of the Reichstag in Berlin, tours of Auschwitz and Birkenau and Dachau, and a trek into the Alps to see Hitler’s Eagles Nest. Interested?? Ms. Darby will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday in room F141. Meet on the Alumni Hall patio between 6:45 and 7. For more information, see Ms. Darby in S352.

Please be aware that the computer lab in T103 will be closed to students after school this Thursday. If you need to use a lab that day, make sure you get a reservation to use it during advising, or make plans to use a computer elsewhere.

Attention all seniors! Have you had your senior pictures taken?  Have you selected the pose you want to see in the yearbook?  If not, now is the time to take care of business. All seniors are required to contact Signature Studios to set up an appointment to have their official senior pictures taken. Signature Studios is located down the street from Trinity at 4121 Shelbyville Rd. Their number is 896-1393.  You must call ahead for an appointment.  There is a $10 charge and they will supply the tuxedo you need for your picture. If you need additional information, see Ms. Carrico in Academic Services.

Picture Day is coming! Underclassmen will be photographed during their MATH classes on either Friday, September 9, for Green Day Math classes or Friday, September 16, for White Day Math classes.   Your Math teachers will distribute picture order forms next week.  All students will receive a basic packet of pictures but if your parents wish to order additional pictures they must complete the order form for you to return on picture day. A sports coats is required for picture day.  So guys – iron that shirt, find a clean tie and borrow that sport coat.  Picture Day is coming!

This message from your college counselors is for all students but especially juniors and seniors. Throughout the year college admissions personnel visit Trinity. They generally visit during the lunch periods where they set up information tables. This is a great opportunity to get learn more about schools and to introduce yourself to the representatives. We highly encourage you to take a few minutes to go and check out the information they have. In addition, there is college information, including dates that colleges will be visiting posted on the walls in first floor Floersh near Mr. Budniak’s room. Please check out the information posted there.

House News

To all seniors who have received an invitation to work Rockin’, this is a reminder that you preferred activity form is due to Sr. Kathy by today. If a form is not submitted by this time, you will be replaced with another student worker. Thanks for your timeliness in this matter.

Activity News

All students are invited to become part of Trinity’s Department of Theatre Arts fall production of The Warriors, a timeless story of soldiers haunted by PTSD and their return to civilian life following combat. Auditions for The Warriors will continue today and Wednesday in the theatre from 3-5 p.m. Sign up for an audition slot by seeing Mrs. Durbin in T316 or emailing her at

Students interested in becoming a stage manager, assistant stage manager, or production assistant, for the fall production of The Warriors, please contact Ms. Durbin in T316.

The Cricket Club will meet and play in the Shamrock Hall after school today from 3 to 4 pm. If interested, sign up ASAP with Mr. CM in room F134. New comers are welcome. No prior knowledge needed.

Reminder that the video game club will meet today in Mr. Kraus’s room, D222, immediately after school until about 4:15.  That’s video game club in D222 tomorrow after school.

Anyone interested in joining the Speech Team should stop by Ms. Z’s room, F233, today after school for a brief meeting.

The opening meeting of the ROBLOX Club will be held today in the computer lab from 3 to 4. ROBLOX is an imagination computer programming game. The point of the game is to build, program, and play the game you created. Even if you don’t know how to program, you’re welcome to join the club and learn. So plan to attend the meeting in the computer lab on the 1st floor of Old Trinity on Tuesday at 3.

The first NHS meeting of the year will be today, from 3-3:45 in Convocation Hall.  Junior and senior members should make plans to attend.  If you have not turned in your membership agreement, please make sure you do so ASAP.  See Mrs. deGolian in the library or Ms. Boyle in F335 with questions.

Calling all class clowns, budding comedians, and aspiring viral video stars! Do you have what it takes to be the next Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell, or Lonely Island? Do you have a hilarious YouTube channel you’re dying to take mainstream? Interested in field trips to watch or perform comedy? This Wednesday after school, the Comedy Club will host an information session in the Library Media Center. Get information about the Comedy Club, watch a short live improv performance, and treat yourself to some free Mountain Dew and Dr. Pepper. The sodas are only two years old, so they won’t make you too sick. One or two lucky students will even win a door prize gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings, Blaze Pizza, or Qdoba. So get down to the Library Media Center Wednesday for some information on joining the Comedy Club. If you miss it, you’ll be really mad.

Attention JAMROCKS and all guitar players! Guitar Club gets rolling this week! Whether you’re a new player or an experienced one – or even if you’ve never played before, the Guitar Club is a place to jam with some schoolmates, learn some songs, talk about gear, listen to music, and just have fun. We will have a short introductory meeting this Wednesday after school in Mr. Daniel’s room D223. No guitars needed for this one – it will be just for signing up and discussing some routines and goals. Come by and check out what the Guitar Club has to offer you

Attention all BETA club members: Our first official meeting of the school year will be Wednesday in Convocation Hall at 3:10. All members will receive new service sheets for the 2016-17 school year. Members will sign up for reminder notices on upcoming service opportunities and we will discuss our service project with Dare to Care. We will be taking our yearbook photo. For any questions, please see Ms. Darby in S352 or Mr. Becker in F234.

Do you want to play a competitive, mind-expanding game that will make people think you’re very smart? If so, then attend the Chess Club meeting after school this Wednesday in Mr. Kusch’s room, S156.

Attention all wild cards.  The first meeting of the Ultimate Uno club will be this Thursday from 3:05 until 4 p.m. in F346.  Think Uno is boring or just for kids.  Reverse your expectations and skip in for a few games.  Don’t be a fun hater; there’s nothing more relaxing and fun than a game of Uno after a hard day’s work.  Uno Club, F346, Thursday after school.

The Tim’s Flying Club will meet and fly in Mr. CM’s room, F134, after school this Thursday, from 3 to 4 pm.

Attention students who are strong in math.  The first meeting of the Math League will be in F341 on Thursday after school.  If you cannot attend the meeting but are interested, contact Mr. Rand in F341. If you are a returning student and did not participate last year you are still welcomed as we are looking to have a balanced team.  Events are 4 times a year on Tuesdays (typically) and won’t interfere much with other clubs and sports.

The Book Club will have an organizational meeting on Thursday, September 15th in the library. Please make plans to attend. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Schum in F245.

Students interested in joining the Investment Club should contact Mr. Schroeder in S252 and enroll in the club’s Rockspace page.  The enrollment code is “invest”, all lowercase.

Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math? Would you like an opportunity to work with scientists from Cornell University? Are you interested in representing the school in National and International Science competitions? There are several National competitions that we can participate in, but we have to start preparation NOW! Please See Mr. Francis in F139 as soon as possible.

Have you ever been interested in learning more about the Caribbean culture, food, music, people, lifestyle, and have fun while doing it? Would you like to interact with fellow students from the Caribbean countries? We welcome one and all to enjoy this fabulous club! For more information, please contact Mr. Serrano room F241 or Mr. Francis room F139.

Look around you. You are surrounded by a world full of electronics? But how does it all work? Would you like to gain more insight into this subject? If so, sign up for the Electronics Club with Mr. CM in F134. This hands-on club includes activities like soldering, de-soldering components, and the assembling of small circuits for various applications, and in the process you can learn some of the basics of electricity and electronics. This club will meet every other Tuesday. The first meeting will be in September.

Students, if you feel that a career in architecture, engineering or construction work may be in your future, then the ACE is just for you. What is ACE? ACE mentoring program provides students with an opportunity to collaborate and learn from professionals in the field of design and construction. Experts will share advice and valuable skills about what’s needed to be successful.  You will also complete an actual project and have the chance to make good contacts and earn scholarship money at the end of the process. If you are interested in learning more about ACE, then please see Mr. CM in F134. Also, those students who were in the program last year need to reconfirm their interest by signing up again. The ACE club will meet every other Wednesday, and the first meeting will be early next month.

Sports News

Over the weekend your Golf Rocks traveled to Gibson Bay Golf Course to compete in Madison Central’s Invitational Tournament. The heat and conditions were not ideal but the Golf Rocks pushed through and finished an impressive second place in a full field. Junior Riley Davidson and freshman J.M. Butler led the way for the Rocks with a pair of 76 scores while sophomore Evan Bone shot a 77, senior Kyle Davis a 78, and freshman Hudson Hummel with an 80.  Good luck this week Golf Rocks!

After trailing 8-0 in a sloppy, sluggish first half, your JV Football Rocks stepped on the gas pedal in the second half with 21 unanswered points and pulled away with a 21-8 win at Central.  It took a while for the offense to get going, but the defense came up with big play after big play to keep the Rocks in the game.  It wasn’t pretty, but it was great to start the season with a win.  Next up is a trip to play at Male this Saturday at 11:00 am.  Come out this Saturday to Male and catch the future of Trinity football.  Great job JVs!  Go Rocks!

Varsity Soccer takes on the Redhawks of Seneca High School later today, at 6pm, at Seneca High School.  The Soccer Rocks are fresh off a weekend 2-0 win against the North Hardin High School Trojans and look to improve their current regular season record of 3-0-1. Go Rocks!  Take State!

Anyone interested in joining the Swim & Dive team need to meet in Mr. Kraus’s room, D222, immediately after school on Wednesday for a very quick meeting.  If everyone is on time the meeting should only take about 10 minutes and those needing to get to practice will be able to do so without a problem.  That’s all swimmers & divers, meet in D222 after school on Wednesday.  Thanks, and Go SwimRocks!

Interested in trying out for basketball this year?  Open Gyms will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning Monday, Sept. 4 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.  All are welcome.

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