Daily Announcements for Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Office News:

Attention all students interested in an International 2021 Spring Break tour of Rome, Italy: Mrs. McGuire is organizing a Roman adventure for Spring Break 2021, so let her know if you (parents too) are interested in going and need more information by signing up in room S151.  

Senior Prom Tickets will go on sale when we return from Winter Break. Tickets can be purchased during lunches and before or after school in Academic Services. Tickets are $60. Dinner will not be served at Senior Prom. See Mr. Manning or Ms. Kerns with any questions.

Attention Seniors! The senior Shammy nomination form will be sent to your Trinity email address on Monday, February 24. Final voting will occur on Tuesday, February 25. Both will be Microsoft office forms and both will be sent to your Trinity email address. Shammy winners will be announced at prom. Have a say, share your nominations and votes!

Seniors: Pink White Dance Team sign-ups are now open! See Ms. Kerns before or after school in Academic Services, or during 2nd and 3rd lunches on white days!

The Louisville Bar Association’s 2020 Summer Law Institute (SLI) will be held Sunday, June 14 to Saturday, June 20 at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law. Attached is an application for those students who may be interested to learn more about the program.

The SLI is a 7-day, residential program for high school students interested in the law and the legal profession. Attendees will spend the week at the law school participating in workshops taught by local attorneys, judges and law professors. They will learn the fundamentals of trial procedure, discuss important legal and social issues and study how the law affects their lives. The Bellarmine University Mock Trial Team will work with students to prepare for a mock trial on the last day of the program.

The SLI is made possible by a grant from the Louisville Bar Foundation, which allows us to keep the cost at $300, including housing and meals. (A limited number of scholarships are available).  The application deadline is Friday, March 27 at 5 p.m. Applications should be mailed to the Louisville Bar Association or scanned and emailed to lhardwick@loubar.org. Note: Because we are only able to accept a limited number of students each year, if we receive more applications than we can accommodate, we will give preference to students entering their junior or senior year.

Students are reminded not use restrooms on campus designated for female use regardless of what building it is in or the what time of day it is. Students found disregarding this requirement will face serious consequences.

Pop culture. Memes. Fake news. Conspiracy theories. The truth is out there. Register for the course Media Literacy and become an expert on fighting the fake. Fun class projects, great guest speakers, and information guaranteed to help you in the real-world (imagine that!), this elective is a MUST for juniors and seniors interested in understanding the messages in the media bombarding them. See Mr. Jones for more details about this new, engaging Media Literacy course.

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!

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

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.

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:

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.


The ping pong club will meet tomorrow, from 3 to 4 pm. It will also be a day for those signed up for the intramural competitions to tryout.

Attention all ACE Rocks, the  10th ACE mentoring class will be held in Rm F332 from 3 to 5 pm today. Attendance is mandatory.

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

J GUMBOS  CAJUN RESTAURANT To celebrate MARDI GRAS ! Be there tomorrow 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 today and lacrosse practice will start tomorrow. Please contact coach Schroeder in S252 for more information.

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