Daily Announcements for Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Office News:

There is a mandatory meeting Thursday, Jan. 23 at 2:50, right after the senior dismissal bell, in the Chapel. This meeting will only last about 10 minutes and will tell you what to pack and other details for retreat. If you cannot attend, check your school email or see Mrs. Emrich in Campus Ministry for details. Again, there is a meeting Thursday in the Chapel for all seniors going on the next retreat.

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 starting today! 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.

Today, Jan. 14    Kamer – D. Limberg

January 23     S. Limberg – McDonogh

January 28     McElroy – Murphy

February 4     Nakasato-Perry

February 11  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.

The YMCA after school program at Lowe Elementary in Hurstbourne needs workers. Please see Ms. Durbin in academic services for more information.

UPS Store franchises in Prospect, Middletown, Forest Springs and Oldham Co. are looking to hire students enrolled in the co-op program. See Ms. Durbin in academic services for more info.

House News:

Chili Cook-Off Competition:

The house chili cook-off competition will take place on Friday, January 24 from 6-7 PM in Steinhauser Gym. Participant names are due by 3:00 PM on Monday, January 20. Each house may prepare one 4-quart crockpot of chili. Participants must provide their crockpot of chili, a ladle, and copy of their chili recipe. The chili, ladle, and recipe must be delivered to Mr. Klein in F342 by no later than 2:30 PM on Friday, January 24.

Basketball Marquee Event:

The first marquee event of the quarter will be the varsity basketball game against Henry Clay on Friday, January 24 at 7:30 PM in Steinhauser Gym. The game is an ID event. Students and faculty get into the game for free with their ID. 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.

House Trivia Contest:

The house trivia contest will take place on Monday, January 27 beginning during Advising in Convocation Hall.  Each house may have one team comprised of nine people: eight students and one faculty/staff member. The ideal team would consist of two seniors, two juniors, two sophomores, and two freshmen, but this is not required. Quick Recall team members and coaches are not eligible to participate in this contest. There will be 10 categories with 10 questions each.  The team with the most correct answers after Round 10 is the winner. If there is a tie after 10 rounds, there will be an overtime session. Participant names are due by 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 21.

Basketball Marquee Event:

The second marquee event of the quarter will be the varsity basketball game against Male on Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 PM in Steinhauser Gym. 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.

House Meetings:

The third quarter house meetings will take place on Monday, February 10 (Aquinas, Becket, Dante, Flannan, Gonzaga) and Thursday, February 13 (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 Monday, February 10 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 3:00 PM on Tuesday, February 25.


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Video Game club members: Our first meeting of the semester is today. Mr. Sobczyk has a brand new TV to break in and completely re-organized the gaming cart. Come prepared with your games to hook in. Last meeting of the month will be Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The Book Club will have a meeting on Tuesday, January 21 at 3pm in the library.  Please see Mr. Schum in F-245 for more information

FBLA Meeting today, Jan. 14, in F246 during advising.

Attention Guitar Club members – welcome to 2020. Did Santa bring you any cool guitar gear? Bring ‘em to Guitar Club! New members welcome. Guitar Club will be meeting tomorrow after school in the music room C271. Feel free to drop off your guitar in the morning if you like.

The investment club makes its triumphant return with a meeting on Thursday after school in S252.  New members are welcome to attend the meeting and join the investment club.  Please contact Coach Schroeder with questions.  

Uno Club meeting tomorrow, Jan. 15, from 3:05-4 p.m. in F346.

The Culinary Club will cook again on Tuesday, January 21 after school. Make plans to stay Tuesday to make and eat another great meal. See you in the kitchen!!

Attention all students: Ready to start your New Year off with a great service job?  The Green Cross Club is looking for volunteers to work a Project Warm shift putting up plastic window insulation to winterize homes on Monday, Jan. 20.  That’s the MLK holiday and we are off school.  We will work from 9-3 that day and make sure that people can stay warm in their homes without going bankrupt from heating bills.  Spaces are limited so please see Mr. Budniak in F-135 for a permission form and sign up list! 


Archery team photos. TODAY at 4 p.m. in Steinhauser Gym. Bring your bow and wear your team shirt. 

Volleyball tryouts are coming soon!….

Open Gyms are Sundays 1/19 and 1/26 in Shamrock Hall.

Tryouts for freshmen will be February 5 from 6-8 p.m. in Shamrock Hall. (Some may be asked to return the next night to be considered for JV)  

Tryouts for sophomores – seniors will be February 6 and 7 from 6-8 p.m. in Shamrock Hall.

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