TTV for Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Academic News

Thank you to all who donated during the dress down day last Thursday. $1,000 was raised for Catholic Charities to give aid to those affected by the flooding in Louisiana.

Are you ready to step back into history and make a connection with the events of World War II? In the summer of 2017, Trinity students will travel abroad to become living witnesses to the atrocities of the Nazi Party.  Students will explore Berlin, Warsaw, Prague, Krakow, Nuremburg and Munich as part of 13-day trek across Eastern Europe. Tour highlights include: a tour of the Reichstag in Berlin, tours of Auschwitz and Birkenau and Dachau, and a trek into the Alps to see Hitler’s Eagles Nest. Interested?? Ms. Darby will hold an informational meeting this evening in room F141. Meet on the Alumni Hall patio between 6:45 and 7. For more information, see Ms. Darby in S352.

Please be aware that the computer lab in T103 will be closed to students after school this Thursday. If you need to use a lab that day, make sure you get a reservation to use it during Advising, or make plans to use a computer elsewhere.

Every fall Louisville Free Public Library partners with TARC and the Archdiocese of Louisville to offer students PowerPlus cards. These cards are dual purpose – they serve as your library card and TARC ID.  Any student interested in getting a PowerPlus card should come to Academic Services to sign up by Tuesday, September 6.

Are you interested in service work? If you would like to spend your spring break working to accomplish some real goals helping your fellow human beings, consider joining the Trinity project to Nicaragua with Hand-in-Hand Ministries. An informational and introductory meeting will be held after school on Thursday, Sept. 8 in Mr. Budniak’s room F136. Please plan on staying to hear about this incredible trip!

Juniors and Seniors. The Louisville National College Fair will be held on Saturday, September 10th, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bellarmine University. This is an excellent opportunity to visit and receive information from a large number of colleges. You are asked to register at prior to attending the fair. You will receive a barcode when you register. Colleges then scan your barcode to access your information allowing you more time to talk with the college representative. This fair is highly recommended by Mrs. Bohannon and Mr. Jackson. If you have any questions please stop by your college counselors’ office in Academic Services.

Are you interested in the team paddling? Come be part of Team Trinity for the 2016 Louisville Dragon Boat Festival. A dragon boat is a colorful fiberglass boat adorned with a dragon head at the bow and a tail at the stern. Each boat is about 40 feet long and carries 20 paddlers, including a steersperson and a drummer who sets the paddling cadence. This year’s Louisville Dragon Boat Festival will take place on September 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Lunch will be provided, and as a reward, you will have a super fun day and receive one movie voucher!  We have the dragon. We have the boat. All we need is you! We are still in need of 10 paddlers. Please see Ms. Shi in S251 or send her an email at if you are interested in participating.

Picture Day is coming! Underclassmen will be photographed during their MATH classes on either Friday, September 9, for Green Day math classes or Friday, September 16, for White Day math classes. Your math teachers will distribute picture order forms next week.  All students will receive a basic packet of pictures but if your parents wish to order additional pictures they must complete the order form for you to return on picture day. A sports coats is required for picture day.  So guys – iron that shirt, find a clean tie and borrow that sport coat.  Picture Day is coming!

Attention all seniors! Have you had your senior pictures taken?  Have you selected the pose you want to see in the yearbook?  If not, now is the time to take care of business. All seniors are required to contact Signature Studios to set up an appointment to have their official senior pictures taken. Signature Studios is located down the street from Trinity at 4121 Shelbyville Rd. Their number is 896-1393. You must call ahead for an appointment. There is a $10 charge and they will supply the tuxedo you need for your picture. If you need additional information, see Ms. Carrico in Academic Services.

Seniors, please remember to complete and turn in your green Senior Profile Sheets. You can drop them in the box located in Academic Services. Please take care of this important item ASAP.

This message from your college counselors is for all students but especially juniors and seniors. Throughout the year college admissions personnel visit Trinity. They generally visit during the lunch periods where they set up information tables. This is a great opportunity to get learn more about schools and to introduce yourself to the representatives. We highly encourage you to take a few minutes to go and check out the information they have. In addition, there is college information, including dates that colleges will be visiting posted on the walls in first floor Floersh near Mr. Budniak’s room. Please check out the information posted there.

Looking for a great fine arts performance for your first-semester English class?  Actors Theatre is offering a special series of evening performances for teens at a discounted ticket rate of $10. The specific performances are:

  • The 39 Steps on September 16
  • MacBeth on October 21
  • Detroit ’67 on December 9
  • Circle Mirror Transformation on February 10

All performances will start at 8 p.m. To order a ticket for these performances just contact the Actors Theatre box office and use the promo code TEEN, and have a valid ID. Each performance includes a post-discussion with the artists. If you have questions, see Mr. Ward in T125.

Each year Trinity participates in student exchanges with a school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A group of students from Argentina visits Trinity for a month, and Trinity students visit Argentina in June. While on exchange students attend classes, live with a host family and visit cultural sites of interest. Trinity students are eligible for academic credit for their time in Argentina. The exchange aims to broaden the student’s cultural awareness and Spanish language skills. If you are interested in, or think you might be interested in traveling to Buenos Aires, please attend an informational meeting in Coach Tompkins’ room, T211, on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Students from last year’s exchange will be on hand to assist in answering any questions you may have about this program.

House News

All students who received an invitation to work Rockin’ are reminded that there will be a very brief but very mandatory meeting after school on Thursday in Room T314. This meeting is by invitation only. Any invited student failing to attend this meeting will be immediately replaced.

Freshmen – in just a few short days you will get to experience the Trinity legend known as Rockin’. This is an excellent opportunity to spend some time here at school relaxing with your housemates and getting to know some freshmen and seniors a little bit better. There’s also a fair bit of healthy competition. For more information, talk to your advisor!

Activity News

Students interested in becoming a stage manager, assistant stage manager, or production assistant for the fall production of The Warriors, please contact Ms. Durbin in T316.

Pokemon Go players, get down to the Library Media Center after school today to capture the rarest of all Pokemon…Harambe. And also, the Comedy Club will be hosting an information session there, complete with a short live improv performance, and totally free two-year-old sodas that will make your tummy so sick, you’ll have to visit Ms. Roth. Also, no joke, one or two lucky students will win a door prize gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings, Blaze Pizza, or Qdoba. So get down to the Library Media Center today for some information on joining the Comedy Club. New members are always welcome. Ask moderator Mr. Jones for details, if you’re interested and have to miss today’s introduction.

Attention JAMROCKS and all guitar players! Guitar Club gets rolling this week! Whether you’re a new player or an experienced one – or even if you’ve never played before, the Guitar Club is a place to jam with some schoolmates, learn some songs, talk about gear, listen to music, and just have fun. We will have a short introductory meeting this afternoon in Mr. Daniel’s room D223. No guitars needed for this one – it will be just for signing up and discussing some routines and goals. Come by and check out what the Guitar Club has to offer you

Attention all BETA club members – our first official meeting of the school year will take place today in Convocation Hall at 3:10. All members will receive new service sheets for the 2016-17 school year. Members will sign up for reminder notices on upcoming service opportunities and we will discuss our service project with Dare to Care. We will be taking our yearbook photo. For any questions, please see Ms. Darby in S352 or Mr. Becker in F234.

Attention all you Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura fans. Chess club will meet today after school in Mr. Kusch’s room, S156. Be there or be square. Go Rook Rocks, take state!

Attention all wild cards. The first meeting of the Ultimate Uno Club will be this Thursday from 3:05 until 4 p.m. in F346. Think Uno is boring or just for kids. Reverse your expectations and skip in for a few games. Don’t be a fun hater; there’s nothing more relaxing and fun than a game of Uno after a hard day’s work. Uno Club, F346, Thursday after school.

The Tim’s Flying Club will meet and fly in Mr. CM’s room, F134, after school this Thursday, from 3 to 4 p.m.

Attention students who are strong in math. The first meeting of the Math League will be in F341 on Thursday after school. If you cannot attend the meeting but are interested, contact Mr. Rand in F341. If you are a returning student and did not participate last year you are still welcomed as we are looking to have a balanced team. Events are four times a year on Tuesdays (typically) and won’t interfere much with other clubs and sports.

Those students interested in participating in the STEAM Club should attend a meeting on Thursday from 3 to 3:45 p.m. in Mr. Francis’s room, F139. Come prepared to discuss projects for National Science Competitions.

Students interested in joining the Investment Club should contact Mr. Schroeder in S252 and enroll in the club’s Rockspace page. The enrollment code is “invest” (all lowercase).

Students in the Y CLUB and students interested in attending the KYA conference this year should report to Mr. Mata’s room, F240, after school on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The meeting will be a short informational session that should last under ten minutes. We look forward to having an awesome delegation this year!

This year the Outdoor Club will be finding numerous adventures in our grand world. If you have an interest in kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, rock climbing, zip lining, and white water rafting, then plan on coming to the first meeting of the Outdoor Club after school on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Coach Waggoner’s room, T213. The meeting will be brief and give you a chance to find out more about the Outdoor Club and what we will be seeing this school year. Happy world Trinity.

There will be a brief organizational meeting for all those interested in joining the Archery Club on Thursday Sept. 8, directly after school in room Mr. Wiedmar’s room, F135.

The Book Club will have an organizational meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15 in the library. Please make plans to attend. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Schum in F245.

Have you ever been interested in learning more about the Caribbean culture, food, music, people, lifestyle, and have fun while doing it? Would you like to interact with fellow students from the Caribbean countries? We welcome one and all to enjoy this fabulous club! For more information, please contact Mr. Serrano room F241 or Mr. Francis room F139.

Look around you. You are surrounded by a world full of electronics. But how does it all work? Would you like to gain more insight into this subject? If so, sign up for the Electronics Club with Mr. CM in F134. This hands-on club includes activities like soldering and de-soldering components, and the assembly of small circuits for various applications, and in the process you can learn some of the basics of electricity and electronics. This club will meet every other Tuesday. The first meeting will be in September.

Students, if you feel that a career in architecture, engineering or construction work may be in your future, then the ACE is just for you. What is ACE? ACE mentoring program provides students with an opportunity to collaborate and learn from professionals in the field of design and construction. Experts will share advice and valuable skills about what’s needed to be successful. You will also complete an actual project and have the chance to make good contacts and earn scholarship money at the end of the process. If you are interested in learning more about ACE, then please see Mr. CM in F134. Also, those students who were in the program last year need to reconfirm their interest by signing up again. The ACE club will meet every other Wednesday, and the first meeting will be early next month.

Sports News

The Varsity Soccer Rocks clipped the Redhawks of Seneca yesterday, 5-1. Offensive firepower was supplied by Brack Thielmeier, Luke DeLeo (who scored two goals), Nick Ash and Jack Fischer. Tommy Kolb and Ryan Linehan shared the goalkeeping duties. The Soccer Rocks play the Fighting Colonels of Henderson County next Wednesday at Marshall Stadium. Go Rocks! Take State!

Anyone interested in joining the Swim & Dive team needs to meet in Mr. Kraus’s room, D222, immediately after school today for a very quick meeting. If everyone is on time the meeting should only take about 10 minutes and those needing to get to practice will be able to do so without a problem. Thanks, and Go SwimRocks!

Interested in trying out for basketball this year? Open Gyms will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning Monday, Sept. 4 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.  All are welcome.

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