Principal’s Blog: August 31

Though I’m more than ready to be rid of houseflies and mosquitoes, it’s difficult to believe August is behind us. By now nearly all students and teachers have settled into routines that will become patterns as the months go by.

If you detect a bad pattern developing with your son, now is the time to correct it or ask for assistance. In another week we will be halfway through the grading period. The first quarter ends on Oct. 7. Between now and then there are plenty of assignments ahead. However, grades are beginning to take shape. If you don’t like what PowerSchool reports, email or call your son’s teachers. Teachers consider reporting on PowerSchool to be their first form of communication with you. They assume parents have signed up for weekly emails or are checking grades periodically.

If your son doesn’t seem engaged or connected with school in the other ways you’d like, consider contacting his counselor, advisor or Director of Activities, Mr. Manning. Some young men need a gentle push to join that new club or activity. If you check our announcements listed on the website, you’ll see dozens of options each week.  His counselor, advisor or Mr. Manning might just be the people to bring him out of that shell.

Don’t know how to make any of these contacts? Feel free to call the school and ask for the right person. Bottom line: we want your son to have a fun, challenging experience at Trinity, the sooner the better. Of course some days will be better than others, but if we work together, we can produce the men of faith and character this world needs.  Thanks again for partnering with us in this holy mission.

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