November 19, 2021
2022-23 Admissions Update for Current Families
Applications are now open for the 2022-23 school year for new students.  If you have a child interested in enrolling at HT in 22-23 who does not currently attend, please make sure to begin the application process by contacting or ext. 215 (Lower School) or ext. 315 (Upper School).  Our priority application deadline is January 15, 2022 with supporting materials due by February 15th.  Re-enrollment for new families will take place at the end of January/early February.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF RISING 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS: Holy Trinity will host its "Junior High Experience" on December 7th at 6:30 PM at the Upper School campus. Meet Holy Trinity’s Junior High leadership team and learn about a day in the life of an HT junior high student and how we address the mind, body and spirit in the Upper School. PLEASE NOTE: This event is for parents of rising 7th and 8th graders only. Sign up HERE.
Shop with Scrip this Holiday Season and Support HT

ThankSCRIPing Day is coming, November 18-19! Some of the biggest bonus rebates of the year will be available on eGift cards and reloads for one day only. Don't miss the opportunity to get a jump start on your holiday shopping and support Holy Trinity while you're at it! What is Scrip? How do I enroll? CLICK HERE to find out!
The West Melbourne City Council proclaimed November 16, 2021 as Wayne Cattell Day. Mayor Rose presented Holy Trinity's own math teacher Mr. Cattell with a proclamation and recognized him for his accomplishments and contributions to the community in education and athletics.
LS Thanksgiving Basket Ingathering

The Lower School's Annual Thanksgiving Basket Ingathering Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 23rd. Service times are as follows:
  • Grades 4 - 6 (8:15am – 9:00am)
  • Grades 1 - 3 (9:45am – 10:30am)
  • Early Childhood (no service this year)
The Holy Trinity community works together to provide Thanksgiving meals for 26 families, in the Melbourne area. This collected effort presents a wonderful opportunity for our students to see their acts of service and love amplified in a tangible way during the Thanksgiving holiday season. The ceremony also provides the opportunity for our students to collectively pray for the families who will be receiving these baskets. With guest restrictions in place, the ceremony will be recorded and the link will be shared at a later date. For questions or additional information, please contact Chaplain Garcia at
Lunch Bunch Book Club: New Books, New Dates
Students in grades 3-6 are invited to join the Lower School Lunch Bunch Book Club! The November book selections are:
3rd and 4th grade—The Family Under the Bridge—Dec. 7 (4th) and 9 (3rd)
5th and 6th grade—Dead End in Norvelt—Dec. 8
There's no need for students to sign up for Lunch Bunch Book Club. They read the book and then bring their lunch to the library on the assigned day. They will eat outside and then play a Kahoot based on the book. First, second and third place winners choose a prize from the library treasure chest. Lunch Bunch Book Club information is available on Mrs. Houser's Library onCampus page under "Groups.
Christmas in a Pack is Back!

Those who are homeless in Brevard County got a taste of Christmas last year as the “Christmas in a Pack” program brought them more than 300 new backpacks filled with essentials such as blankets, sweatshirts, sleeping bags, socks, gloves, refillable water bottles, and more.
The Lower School has participated for 15 consecutive years and has contributed an estimated 400+ filled backpacks since joining the cause. Last year, students were able to fill 35 backpacks and this year, they intend to do the same. Here is what you can do to help:

Information about items needed to fill the backpacks have been distributed to homeroom teachers.

The last day to receive items for the backpacks will be Monday, December 6th.

The ceremony for blessing these backpacks for the homeless are as follows:
  • Wednesday, December 8th – Grades 4 - 6 (8:15am – 9:00am)
  • Wednesday, December 8th – Grades 1 - 3 (9:45am – 10:30am)
  • Early Childhood will not be having a service this year. Due to COVID safeguarding practices by our Health & Safety Task Force, the ceremony will be open to students, faculty, and staff only.

For questions or additional information, please contact Chaplain Garcia at the Lower School.
Lower School Basketball Tryouts

Grades 4-6 on Tuesday, November 30th from 3:30 until 5:00 PM
Register for tryouts in onCampus

5th grade tryouts will be held on December 6th from 3:30-5:00 PM
6th grade tryouts will be held on November 29th from 3:30-5:00 PM
Registration will be available on onCampus soon
2022-23 Admissions Calendar:
Important dates for rising Kindergarten families:
Important dates for rising Junior High families:
Lower School Lost & Found
The Lower School will be putting out our Lost & Found bin every Friday from 7:15 AM-5:30 PM for parents to come and search through. The bin will be out by the TWC. It is overflowing at the moment and students have not been looking through it to grab what is theirs, so if items are missing, we strongly encourage parents to search the bin.
Reminder: Upper School Late Policy

Given the recent increase in illnesses on campus, as well as a number of upcoming pre-planned absences for a variety of reasons, we wanted to remind all parents and students of the HTEA Make-Up Work policy as stated on page 41 of the Family Handbook. 

After Thanksgiving Break, we only have two full weeks of classes prior to mid-term exams so it is more important than ever to be sure to stay on top of all assignments. Tests, class work, homework, notes or other work missed as the result of absence are not excused. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange a time with each teacher to reschedule tests and class work following an absence. 

Junior High 
  • Work assigned prior to absences is due on the day the student returns to school. Students are allowed one day for each day absent to submit work assigned during an absence. Long-term assignments are due on the date given even if the student is absent. 
  • Unless there are extenuating circumstances, a student who is absent for a full day on the day of a preannounced test will be required to make up the test on the day he or she returns. 
  • Parents are encouraged to check onCampus for assignments that the student can begin to work on at home while convalescing, but it is not necessary to contact the school to collect assignments. Students should rest and get well in preparation for their return to school. 
  • Upon returning to school, students should check with each teacher to determine what must be done for all classes, and arrange a date to make-up missed tests and quizzes. Tests and quizzes will be made up after school.
  • Additionally, please check the syllabus provided for each class for additional information.

Senior High 
  • Work assigned prior to absences is due on the day the student returns to school. Students are allowed one day for each day absent to submit work assigned during an absence. Long-term assignments are due on the date given even if the student is absent. 
  • Unless there are extenuating circumstances, a student who is absent for a full day on the day of a preannounced test will be required to make up the test on the day he or she returns. 
  • Students absent during the class period of a test or announced quiz, but who are in attendance the remainder of the day, must take the test/quiz that afternoon. Accommodations for make-up tests after school can be made Monday through Friday. A student who fails to make up a test after school on the assigned day will have 10% per day deducted from the grade earned. 
  • Parents are advised to read each class syllabus for make-up work guidelines.

OnCampus is an excellent tool to help organize any current assignments as well as any missed work if absent. Please reach out to individual teachers and student advisors if you have any questions.
2021-22 Fine Arts Supporter Polo Shirts Available for Purchase

Students, Parents, and HT Fine Arts program supporters are invited to purchase a Fine Arts polo shirt. Ordering is open until November 29, 2021. CLICK HERE for more details.
Looking for a Custom HT-Made Gift for the Holidays?

The National Art Honor Society still has ceramic bowls ($10.00) and reclaimed book Pumpkins for sale ($5.00 and $3.00). If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Rodby at All proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Hunger Project.  
Life Hack Club - Holiday Edition

Want to impress your relatives over the holidays? Learn how to set a holiday table and proper table manners and etiquette, as well as how to make two basic festive recipes and an easy method for wrapping gifts. Join the Life Hack Club on Wednesday, December 8th from 3-4 PM in the Coaches office at the Shah Family Athletic Center. Contact if you are interested in attending (and yes we will eat!).
This past Saturday our Junior High students participated in the Junior High District Thespian Festival at Harmony High School! All 17 of our participating students received either Superior or Excellent medals. Aanya Kancharla and Sara Desrochers also received a perfect score superior and won Best of Show for Improv. Twelve of these students will perform at the state festival in Orlando in January! Congratulations to:
Aanya Kancharla and Sara Desrochers - Superior Improv - Best of Show
Aanya Kancharla - Superior Monologue
Sara Desrochers - Superior Monologue
Sara Desrochers - Superior Solo Musical
Lexi Fargo - Superior Monologue
Ethan Rittenhouse - Superior Monologue
Julianna Pedicini and Gracie Brady - Superior Improv
Brylee Martin - Superior Solo Musical 
Camryn Mcroy and Ava Connors -Excellent Duet Musical and Improv
Gabby Weiner - Excellent Monologue
Madison Mansell - Excellent Monologue
Madison Mansell, Gracie Brady, Julianna Pedicini, Susie Spearman - Excellent Ensemble Acting
Sophia Thomas - Excellent Costume Design
Julia Nevin - Excellent Costume Design 
Amelia Totre and Kaylyn Murray - Excellent Duet Musical and Improv
Taylor Yochim and Gabby Weiner - Excellent Improv
Lexi Fargo and Susie Spearman - Excellent Improv
Academic Team
The Academic Team Competition is not a quick response, trivial pursuit contest. Instead, it is a slower-paced tournament in which players are asked questions from the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, the Fine Arts, World Languages (French and Spanish), Physical Education, Health, and Technology. The questions are written by high school educators from throughout the state. Holy Trinity placed 3rd in regular season against 13 Brevard County teams and 4th in the county tournament. Congratulations to:
Varsity  Gutta, Priya '22 Captain; Valdivia, Giancarlo '23 Captain & All-State Team;  Montalvo, Fefe '23 All-State Team Alternate;  Johnson, Kaylie '23; Mishra, Dhyana '23; Tichy, Isaac '23; Yao, Anthony ‘22; Zaidi, Faz '23; Zhao, Kevin '23; Shay, Kiran '23; Hattaway, Davis ‘23
Junior Varsity: Symeonides, Sophia '24; Symeonides, Gabriel ‘23, Fischer Jehs ‘24; Desrochers, Dani '24
Speech & Debate
Last weekend, Holy Trinity's Speech & Debate Team competed in a National Circuit tournament called The Tradition, hosted by Cypress Bay High School in Weston. There were 284 competitors representing 41 schools in ten states. We are proud to announce the following results:

Athena Tian (bottom left): 1st Place in Novice Congressional Debate
Brooke Ramnath (center): Finalist in Varsity Program Oral Interpretation of Literature

Although not ultimately placing in Novice Congressional Debate, Channguyen Nguyen (bottom right) gave a strong performance in her very first tournament and was brave enough to do it at a national circuit level. Congratulations!
Kathy Peters Presented with Emeritus Status

HT's beloved Kathy Peters recently returned from her travels to pay a visit to the Upper School and be recognized for her outstanding leadership and dedication during her 20 years at HT. Dr. Cobb presented Mrs. Peters with a Certificate of Emeritus Status.

Kathy Peters came to HT in August of 2000 to work as an English teacher. Thereafter, she took on the role of Director of Senior High Academics and Advising.  During her tenure, she positively impacted the lives of countless students. Her door was always open to them and parents knew their children were in good hands with Kathy Peters in charge of of our Junior High. She understood the Junior High mindset and she provided comfort and strength to students whenever they needed it -- from dealing with tests, anxiety, break ups and family issues. So many high school students would say they have the tools to handle teenage life because of their interactions with Mrs. Peters.

Fun fact: Mrs. Peters and her husband have been to 41 states since leaving HT last year!
Have you checked out the latest edition of The Growl - Holy Trinity's student magazine, or stayed in touch with weekly Upper School campus happenings and hijinks through our weekly broadcast? Our journalism students report on school news, sports, campus life, arts and entertainment and even the occasional opinion on key issues. You can read and watch it all HERE!
College Planning Information Meeting for Parents of Juniors

Parents of current 11th graders, please plan to attend a College Planning Information Meeting on 21st Century College Placement -- "Things Have Changed Since You Applied to College."

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Tiger Cafe
Scholarship Information for Juniors and Seniors

Free Speech Essay Contest: Juniors and Seniors visit: for details and application. Deadline: December 31, 2021
Eugene McDermott Scholars Program: Seniors applying to UT at Dallas visit for details and application. Deadline: December 1, 2021
Bank of America Student Leaders Program: Current Seniors and Juniors visit for details.
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR SENIORS--Updating your SCOIR college lists!

It is crucial to keep the college office informed of your application progress. Transcripts and letters of recommendation are sent to your colleges and universities based on your SCOIR lists. These must be accurate and up-to-date.

Please make sure you have done the following:
  1. Confirm that the deadline your SCOIR college list shows is the correct one
  2. Schools you are actively working on applications for should be in your APPLYING LIST this includes any January deadline schools
  3. ALL NOV. 15, NOV. 30, and DEC. 1 deadline schools should at least be in your APPLYING LIST
  4. All colleges you have submitted applications to should be moved to your APPLIED LIST

One additional reminder, THE COLLEGE OFFICE IS CLOSED OVER THANKSGIVING BREAK AND CHRISTMAS BREAK. That means that document processing for November 30th and December 1st deadline schools will have to be done BEFORE November 23rd, and the document processing for any January 1, 2 , 5 or other early January deadline colleges will have to be done before we leave for break by December 16th.
Hermansdorfer Returns to HT to Speak to FCA Students

Class of 2006 Holy Trinity graduate Jason Hermansdorfer was the guest speaker at last Friday's Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meeting. Jason spoke to a full classroom sharing about his time at Holy Trinity and his journey to serve the Lord for all the right reasons. Jason has recently relocated back to Brevard working for Love INC. He was raised on the beaches of Melbourne, FL before graduating from Auburn University in 2011. After graduating, Jason relocated to Nashville, TN where he spent a decade in executive leadership for nonprofits and churches. Jason is married to Amanda and they have three children.
Congratulations to our fall sports senior athletes!
HT Plays Orangewood Christian Prep Tonight in Division Playoffs

Our Tigers will be playing Orangewood Christian Prep in tonight's Division 2A Football State Championships. Following are the details for Tiger families and fans planning to attend:

DATE: Friday, November 19, 2021
LOCATION: Orangewood Christian School located at 1300 West Maitland Blvd. Maitland FL, 32751
ADMISSION: $8.00. Gate opens for all spectators at 5:45 PM

Tickets can be purchased through GoFan at: or at the gate. Cash or credit card can be used for purchasing tickets at the gate.

Go Tigers!
Something new for the Winter Sports season...
HT families and fans now have the option of purchasing season passes for your favorite sport.
You can buy a sport specific single pass or a family pass which allows up to 4 adults. Alternatively, you can purchase both individual or family “WINTER SEASON ALL SPORTS PASS” which allows entry to all winter home games for ALL sports. These passes are for regular season games only.
We will have tickets for each sport still available at the gate at each game however, this option allows our families and fans a cashless option. CLICK HERE to purchase your season passes.
Junior High Co-Ed Soccer Tryouts

SAVE THE DATE: Junior High Co-ed Soccer will hold tryouts on Wednesday, January 5th at the soccer field (Kelly Stadium) from 3:15-4:45 PM. 
Baseball Camp Information

Coach Kelce is holding a one-day Baseball Camp for students looking to increase their skills and knowledge of the game.

WHERE: Baseball Field at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Upper School
(5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Melbourne, Florida 32940)

WHEN: Saturday December 4th –10:00-1:00

COST: $60 (make checks out to Tom Kelce)

WHAT TO BRING: Campers should bring their baseball glove, bat, cleats and athletic shoes. Campers should bring plenty of water or sports drinks and a snack. Sunscreen and hats are strongly recommended.

HOW TO REGISTER: CLICK HERE to download and complete the registration form and waiver. Completed registration forms can be emailed to or dropped off at the Upper School front office.
Individual football and volleyball game tickets, and season and annual passes for HT home games are now available for purchase online. CLICK HERE.
Holy Trinity now has branded merchandise available for purchase onsite at the Tiger Athletic Complex or online at our Tiger Athletic Gear Shop.
onCampus User Authentication

Have you received an email like the one below? If so, your onCampus account has been converted to our new authentication system. Once you complete the process, your username will be your email address and you will be able to reset your password using a “Forgot Password” link.

We are rolling out this new authentication method to all Lower School parents before Christmas break, so watch your inbox for an email like this one and follow the steps provided. Parents with Upper School students will be moved over in early 2022.
Math Lab is Open
The Upper School Math Lab is open weekly to help students with their math homework as well as to prepare for upcoming math tests. Mrs. Kerry Grant, our Junior High Math Coach runs every session with the help of several Mu Alpha Theta students. Every student is welcome, no matter the level of math. Math Lab is held in the Library Computer Lab every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:05 to 3:45 PM and every Friday morning from 7:15-7:50 AM.  
Please review Holy Trinity's “Forward Together” Plan for information on our back to school health and safety protocols
Both our Upper and Lower Schools now have NEW and IMPROVED face masks available for $5 ea. at the front desk or CLICK HERE for online ordering.
Check out our official online spirit store at for your HT swag. Shop over 5,000 HT branded and logo items, including apparel, home decor, gifts, accessories, pet supplies, drinkware, luggage and more! 
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