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.
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!
Special Olympics Kentucky is hosting a Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Waterfront Park. They are in need of volunteers to help with the event. You would be helping with the event, but not plunging. For more information see the signs outside of Campus Ministry.
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.
The Student Library Advisory Board – or SLAB – will meet after school today in the library media center. SLAB will be discussing ideas for the MakerSpace, including Legos, Raspberry Pi, BB-8 Sphero, coding, virtual reality, magnetic poetry and more. New members are always welcome.
The Electronics Club will meet in F134 after school today from 3 to 4 p.m.
Students interested in KUNA are invited to attend an introductory meeting this afternoon. 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 this afternoon in Ms. Walling’s room, S255. Hope to see you there.
Wednesday is the first day of February and the first meeting of Uno Club for this year. Want to be first to win an Ultimate Uno match? Show up Wednesday in F346. First timers are always welcome,
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 Inner Peace Club will have a meeting this Thursday, Feb, 2, during advising in the Chapel. Anyone interested is invited to join. Slips for returning to Advising will be provided. All you need to bring are some good vibes. If you have any questions, see Mr. Schum in F245.
Best Buddies – thanks to all who came out for the basketball game last Friday night. Don’t forget to submit your monthly friendship updates by Thursday! More announcements will be coming soon!
Attention French, Spanish, German & Chinese students. Since Ten Pin Lanes is busy all week, we are going to a Chinese restaurant instead this Thursday. Meet after school in Mr. Wilson’s room F237. We will be gone from 3:15 – 5:30. Bring about $20 for food.
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.
This past weekend your Track Rocks traveled to the University of Kentucky to participate in an indoor meet…the WildCat Classic. Check out junior Alex Wilson destroy his heat of the 200m dash. Check it out: http://ky.milesplit.com/videos/176913. In addition to Wilson’s outstanding performance, Jacob Burnam scored a third overall in the 800, sophomore Jack Baum earned fifth in the mile, senior Caleb Costin earned fourth in the shot put, and the 4x800m relay team of Burnam, Baum, Glavin Swain and Alex Cyterski scored a second place finish. Junior David Spalding did this: http://ky.milesplit.com/videos/176872…yes…good job David! Congratulations to the track and field team as they get their ball rolling on this season. They compete next in two weeks at an indoor meet at Indiana University. Go Rocks!