Daily Announcements for Monday, February 10, 2020

Office News:

The Fellowship for Christian Athletes will meet Thursday in Convocation Hall at 7 a.m. No need to be an athlete. Come join us!

All students (and parents!) interested in summer travel and the adventure of a lifetime: Senior Cuenca and Mr. Budniak have organized another fantastic trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands for June 2021.  BIG informational meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:00 PM for all the details.  Get in early and reserve your place! 

Beta and NHS students can sign up to usher the musical and earn service hours. Come see Mrs. Durbin in academic services or email her at durbin@trinityrocks.com. Dates available are: March 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. or March 15, 21 and 22 at 2 p.m.

Seniors make sure to go to Sam Meyer’s Formal Wear in Mall St. Matthew’s for your graduation tux by March 31! You must rent your graduation tux from there! Prom tuxes can be rented anywhere, however,

special pricing is available if you rent both senior prom and graduation tux together!

Representatives from Balfour will be at all lunches on Thursday to accept Graduation Announcement orders from Seniors and Class Ring orders from Juniors.  Mark you calendars and save yourself a trip to their store.  If you need order information, extra packets can be found in Academic Services. 

Reminder: Without permission, using your phone to take pictures or videos at school is not allowed.

CALL FOR ART SUBMISSIONS: Trinity’s 2020 “Answer the Call” Student Phonathon T-Shirt Design


We are accepting submissions from any current Trinity High School student – you do not have to be enrolled in an art class.


Trinity’s annual Phonathon embraces the theme of “Answer the Call”. We are looking for designs that reflect the efforts and importance of this event.

Design Criteria:

All design submissions must meet the following criteria:

• Have the word “Trinity” or the Power “T” somewhere in the overall design.

• Have the phrase “Answer the Call” somewhere in the overall design.

• Consist of only 3 colors: Green, Black and White.

• Design must be arranged in a portrait (vertical) orientation.

• Rendered in either colored pencil, paint or permanent marker; or may be created and printed from a computer design program.

• Submitted on plain white paper no larger than 9” x 12”

• Obviously, imagery must be tasteful and appropriate.


Entries will be judged by a panel of 4 members of Trinity High School; Shayne Hull, Art Teacher; Jimmy Serochi, Art Teacher; Adam Klein, House Director; Michelle Walters, Trinity Foundation.


The winning design will receive a $50 gift card to either Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Buffalo Wild Wings or i-Tunes.


All entries must be submitted to Mr. Hull, Room 173 CAC Building, by 3 PM, Friday, February 14.

Entries will be judged on Mon., Feb. 17, and the winner will be notified on Wed., Feb. 19.

If you have any questions at all, please see Mr. Hull. Good Luck!

Juniors, do you do incredible celebrity or teacher impressions? Sophomores, are you looking for a joke elective where you can make an A or B just by goofing off? Freshmen, are you looking for a Comm Skills credit without taking Comm Skills? Then you might be interested in the A741 Comedy Writing and Performing course. Students in the course get the opportunity to play improv games, develop their comedic voice, and produce high-quality mash-ups, memes, videos, roasts, stand-up, and other fun projects. Don’t procrastinate registration any longer. Register today and share your comedic talents with the world. (Side effects might include excessive snark and sarcasm. Contact your doctor if bad puns and dad jokes continue.) See Mr. Jones for details.

So… do you wanna hear something really scary? Well… then E-661 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. Register for the class through PowerSchool or see MS. Darby in S352 for more information. 

The voices of the Holocaust tell stories of the courageous, the vigilant, and the tenacious. The struggles of Holocaust victims are the basis for Trinity’s elective course, T251 The Holocaust.

 In this course, students explore how the Nazi’s took control and put into motion one of the worst atrocities of humankind as well as investigating the horrors of concentration camps through the words of those who endured them. We must tell the story.  We must never forget. 

T251 is open to juniors and seniors of ALL LODs. Register for this course through PowerSchool or see MS. Darby in S352 for more information. 

On Saturday, March 7, the Kentucky Derby Festival RoboRumble will take place at Male High School.  The RoboRumble features 4 different competitive events including RCX, SumoBot, Robotics Use, and Live Programming.  These events are all done using Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots. In the past Trinity students have competed in the Sumobots and Live Programming competitions.  In the Live Programming event, your team enters the contest room with a laptop and base robot. You receive a list of challenges and tasks and have to adjust your robot and write the program to perform each task.  Points are given for completing each task, for using different sensors, and for completing the tasks in the shortest period of time.  The SumoBot event involves 2 robots in a circular ring, with the goal being to disable and push the opposing robot out of the ring.  The Robotic Use event focuses on creating a robot that either is a transformation of another item or transforms the way you do a task. The teams are judged based on a defined rubric. For the past 2 years, Trinity has brought home the first-place trophy in the high school division of the Live Programming event!   If you are interested in participating in this year’s RoboRumble, see Mrs. Mason in the Technology Center.

Attention seniors: Dr. Zoeller will begin his senior interviews next week. Don’t be worried if you get a call or FlexTime appointment to see you. He just wants to talk for 5-10 minutes about your senior experience. He’ll ask four questions: How would you rate your overall time at Trinity. What’s been the best part of your time here? Who were your favorite teachers? What’s one thing you’d change about Trinity if you could? The interviews will mostly take place in Advising Period throughout the winter and spring. It’s your chance to give Dr. Zoeller and the school your honest feedback. You can also make your own appointment by emailing Dr. Zoeller. Not all seniors will be called, but Dr. Zoeller will get to as many as possible. He’s looking forward to these senior interviews.

Rosters for all 2nd semester senior retreats are posted outside the Campus Ministry offices on the second floor of Trinity hall.

4th Day meetings – for seniors who’ve already been on retreat: every Thursday during Advising in the Chapel. Make your eHall pass to sign out for Mrs. Emrich. This will be a time to reconnect and talk about “living the 4th.”

Junior Retreats resume this week. You go in alphabetical order, and several juniors that missed retreat last semester have been rescheduled, so check the rosters posted on the cafeteria flatscreens, outside of 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, tennis shoes, and a Trinity shirt, and wear a coat or hoodie—part of the day will be outside. You’ll be off campus all day and lunch is included. Details will also be sent to your school email the day before your retreat.

Tomorrow  Pesce – Ross

February 25  Rowan – Spriggs

March 10       Stahlman – Urbina

March 26       Vale – Wildberding

April 14           Williams – Zirilli

Dress down (wear a coat or hoodie!) and report to cafeteria for 1st block. Check your school email for details the day before your retreat.

Mass or a communion service is offered in the chapel at 7:20 every morning before school.

Check out the “Job Postings” slide on the tv’s around school. Come to academic services for more info.

House News:

House Meetings:

The third quarter house meetings will take place on today (Aquinas, Becket, Dante, Flannan, Gonzaga) and Thursday (Merton, Patrick, Romero, Seton, Toussaint). On House meeting days, we are on an Assembly A schedule. The Assembly A schedule moves Advising time to the beginning of the day from 8:00-8:55. House meetings will also take place during this time.  Students will be able to dress casually on the day their House is meeting.  Students should refer to their student manual for rules concerning casual dress days. Students are encouraged to wear this year’s version of your House t-shirt.

Hockey Marquee Event:

The final marquee of the quarter will be the hockey game against St. Xavier on today at 8:30 PM at Iceland Sport Complex. Students should check in on the Trinity Shamrocks app to earn their house a point. Those in attendance will also be eligible to receive gift cards.

Table Tennis Tournament:

The house table tennis tournament will take place on Monday, February 24 (Aquinas-Gonzaga) and Tuesday, February 25 (Merton-Toussaint) during Advising in Convocation Hall.  The finals and third-place consolation games will also take place on Tuesday, February 25. Each house may have three participants. Participant names are due by 3:00 PM on Thursday, February 20.

3-Point Shooting Contest:

Each House may have two participants in the contest: one “shooter” and one “rebounder” – or – two “shooters.” Trinity basketball team members are not permitted to participate in the contest. The preliminaries for the competition will take place on Tuesday, March 3 during Advising in Shamrock Gym. Participants will attempt to make as many shots as they can in two minutes. The two Houses that make the most shots in the preliminaries will move on to the finals. The finals will take place during the halftime of the Junior/Senior Intramural Basketball Championship on Monday, March 9.  Participant names are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, February 25.


Uno Club will meet tomorrow (Tuesday), from 3:05-4 in F346. All are welcome!

Attentions Spanish, German, French, & Chinese students: All World Language Clubs will be going to

J GUMBOS  CAJUN RESTAURANT To celebrate MARDI GRAS ! Be there on Thurs, February 20 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Cost: about $20. See Mr. Wilson in room F237 for details.

The Sophomore Dance will take place on Saturday, February 22 from 8 to 11 PM in Shamrock Gym. Tickets for the dance are $20 per couple and will go on sale on Monday, February 3. Students can purchase tickets from Ms. Durbin or Mr. Klein in the Academic Services Center during lunch or after school.

Would you like to change the world? Check out Design the Future, an award winning, fully immersive Design Thinking & STEM summer program in which students learn the skills to solve some of the of the biggest challenges facing our world today. Design the Future is a week-long, design thinking summer program for rising 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders in which students work to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our world today. During this intensive program, created by DC Design, students will learn and implement the Design Thinking process while building their skills in engineering and construction.  Students will work to design and manufacture solutions to real problems faced by individuals with physical disabilities.  Students will be able to make a real impact on the life of a local individual! Enrollment is open for the 2020 programs.  More info and applications at: youdesignthefuture.com. See Mrs. Mason in the Technology Center if you have any questions.


Tryouts for the 2020 Trinity lacrosse team will be Tuesday 2/18 and Wednesday 2/19, and lacrosse practice will start on Thursday 2/20. Please contact coach Schroeder in S252 for more information.

Track & Field workouts are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 3:30pm at Waggener for the next two weeks.  Mandatory player & parent meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 18 at 7 pm in Alumni Hall. If you have any questions, please see Coach Duggins in the Athletics Office.

Tryouts for this year’s Trinity Baseball team will be on Saturday, February 15 at Trinity Stadium.

Those wishing to tryout MUST register online at trinitybaseball.org. Contact Coach Duggins in the Athletics Office with any questions.

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