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Attention all Sophomore, Junior and Seniors enrolled in an AP class. If you want to take the AP test for your class, you must attend an important meeting on today in the cafeteria during advising. Again, if you want to take an AP test, you must attend an important meeting on January 29 during advising in the cafeteria.
Juniors—your retreat days continue over the next few weeks. Not sure when you go? Check the rosters posted outside 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, a collared or Trinity shirt, and sneakers. 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.
JUNIOR RETREAT DAYS:
TODAY: McLAUGHLIN – MURTA
Tuesday, February 5: NICHOLS – RACCULIA
Tuesday, February 26: HULS – LENHART
(rescheduled from 1/22 – Assembly A with 9 am start)
Thursday, February 28: RADEMAKER – RYAN
Tuesday, March 5: SAUERBECK – STRACK
Tuesday, March 19: STRAUSE – WAGNER
Tuesday, March 26: WALTER – YOUNGBLOOD
Seniors: If you’re interested in participating in this year’s Pink-White Dance Team, see Ms. Kerns in Academic services to sign up and receive your information packet.
Catholic Schools Week will take place this year from January 27 to February 2. As part of our celebration of CSW, we will have a student-faculty basketball game on Thursday, January 31. This year’s game will also feature a student-faculty dodgeball game during halftime of the basketball game. The student basketball team will consist of three students from each grade level, and the dodgeball team will consist of two students from each grade level. Students interested in playing basketball or dodgeball must purchase a chance. Students may enter as many times as they want, and once a student has submitted his name, other students may purchase additional chances on his behalf. Current members of the freshman, JV or varsity basketball team are not eligible to participate in the basketball game. The money collected from the purchase of chances will benefit Community Clubhouse, a nonprofit organization that provides tutoring for children in the Buechel neighborhood of Louisville.
The Ky Derby Festival Robo Rumble will be held on Saturday, March 2. This is a Robotics Competition using LEGO EV3 robots. There are 3 different events – we need builders and programmers! See Mrs. Mason in the Technology Center if you are interested in competing!
On Saturday, the Trinity Academic Team accomplished a feat not achieved since the 1997 and 1998 seasons – they won the District championship in back-to-back years. Not only that, but the Brain Rocks won in decisive fashion, scoring 49.5 points, which is more than Trinity has scored in 20 years. St. X as runner-up scored 28 points and the 3rd and 4th place teams, Collegiate and Sacred Heart scored 23.5 and 23 points, respectively.
The Future Problem solving team coached by Mr. Tim Jones was co-champions along with Sacred Heart. The team is Alex Cox, Just DePrado, Michael Massey, and Derek Limberg. This was FPS first 1st place finish since 2011 and a testament to the hard work of the team and the program Mr. Jones is building.
The quick recall team coached by Mark Amick ’97, Jason Rand ’05, and Judy Waggoner, and led by senior captain Sammy Mattingly, and juniors Nick Huls, Jack McCalpin, Aden Yeager, and Bryce Thompson displayed their superior depth of knowledge. They beat a quality Collegiate team in the opening round and then faced St. X who had just upset league co-champ, Sacred Heart in a lopsided win. The Rocks were not intimidated and came out hot taking a 22-8 halftime lead (meaning Trinity alone got more than half the questions in the half) and leading 32-16 before subs of Jackson Clark, Hunter Ruckriegel, Evan Baldridge, and John Fernandez finished the match. The team then had to face St. X again after a bye match. The Tigers earned a 26-25 victory decided on an inquiry, handing Trinity only their second quick recall loss of the season and setting up a rematch to determine the District Champs. Trinity was warmed up now and didn’t mess around. After falling behind early, they were rallied by Jack McCalpin and Nick Huls, to lead 15-10 at halftime. Then, Sammy Mattingly showed off his hard work to own most every bonus and the Rocks won 30-21.
In individual testing, Trinity also displayed excellence. Placing for the Rocks and advancing to Regionals are:
Dylan Fox – 5th in Arts & Humanities
Will Kempf – 5th in English composition
Kangda Wei – 4th in Math
Evan Baldridge – 3rd in Social Studies
Sammy Mattingly – 3rd in Science
Tom Kalmer – 2nd in Science
Jack McCalpin – 2nd in Language Arts
Nick Huls – 2nd in Social Studies
Nick Huls – 2nd in Arts & Humanities
And the Rocks had 2 individual champions:
Christopher Kolibab – champion in English Composition!
Sammy Mattingly – champion in Language Arts!
Attention all skiers and snowboarders: the sign up list for this week’s bus to Paoli is online. Please check Mr. Budniak’s door or the Rockspace account to get to the signup list. Remember, anybody traveling on the bus must sign up by 9 AM tomorrow! Thanks and go Ski Rocks!
The Culinary Club is back in action! We will meet today after school. Trinity alum Jon Bufford,’04, will be the guest speaker. He will discuss locally available jobs in food service, as well as paid-tuition assistance programs for students who wish to pursue higher ed and careers in the food industry. If you are looking for a part time job for the school year, or employment for the summer, or if you just want to eat some tasty snacks, make plans to attend on the 29th. The Culinary Club will also meet on Thursday, January 31 after school in the school kitchen for a cooking meeting with Chef Lee and Chef Jeremy. Make plans to attend both of these delectable culinary events! “See you in the kitchen!”
WWII: The Western Front & the Holocaust Tour
Are you ready to make meaningful real-life connections with the events of D-Day, the assault operations of 101st Airborne Division and the atrocities of the Holocaust? Come step back into history with me and your Trinity brothers. In June of 2019, Trinity students will travel abroad to become living witnesses to the atrocities brought about during World War II and by the Nazi Party’s Final Solution. Students will have an opportunity to make real-life connections to events typically only studied in history books. Our history of WWII Western Front and the Holocaust tour will give students the opportunity to explore London, Portsmouth, Caen, Normandy, Rouen, Luxembourg City, Bastogne, Amsterdam, Hannover and Berlin as part of 14-day trek across Western Europe.
Tour highlights include:
A tour of Churchill’s War Rooms
A guided sightseeing tour of the beaches at Normandy
A tour of 101st Airborne sites in France and Belgium including 1944 foxholes in Foy
A tour of the Anne Frank House and the Dutch Resistance Museum
A dinner cruise down the canals of Amsterdam
Tours of the Bergen- Belsen memorial and Sachsenhausen concentration camps
A tour of the Reichstag in Berlin
A guided tour of Bebelplatz, Bendlerbock, the Berlin Holocaust Memorial and Hitler’s bunker
SIGN UP TODAY! For more information on this trip, access our tour website at www.lingo-tours.com/WWT966. See Ms. Darby in S-352 for more specific information or with questions.
The Sophomore Dance will take place on Saturday, February 9 from 9 PM to midnight in Shamrock Gym. Tickets for the dance are $20 per couple. Students can purchase tickets from Ms. Carrico in the Academic Services Center during lunch or after school.
Attention Baseball Rocks: Mandatory sign-ups are now online. The deadline is Friday, February 8, visit www.trinitybaseball.org to sign-up or contact Coach Duggins in the Athletics Office with any questions.
Attention all returning Trinity Tennis players, we will have our first meeting of the year in Mr. Hull’s room, C173, at 3 pm on Thursday. This meeting is mandatory; if you cannot make it, you will need to contact Coach Mather or Coach Hull. This meeting is also open to any students who may be interested in finding out more about the tennis program.
Lacrosse meeting for all grades on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Convocation Hall. This is for players in all grades & their parents. We will discuss the 2019 season, tryouts, game schedule, fees, spirit wear etc. Please contact Coach Schroeder with questions email@example.com