October 13, 2023

UPCOMING EVENTS

LOWER SCHOOL

Oct. 16-19: Fall Book Fair

Oct.17: 6th grade visit to Upper School

Oct. 24: Early Childhood Open House


UPPER SCHOOL

Oct. 24: Picture retakes

Oct. 27: Upper School Parenting Processing Session

2023-2024 School Calendar
SCHOOLWIDE NEWS & INFORMATION

REPORT CARDS

Report cards are available after 5pm on October 13 for Quarter 1! If you have not yet taken a look at your student’s report cards, they can be found under the “Progress” tab in onCampus. If you see multiple options, select “Quarter 1 Report Card.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

SPECIAL LULULEMON SURPRISE!


One week only: Shop now through Thursday, October 19 for limited edition HT-Lululemon spirit wear! These make great gifts for friends and family (or even just yourself!) and are great for showing off your HT spirit. See this flyer and shop now: https://bsnteamsports.com/shop/HTSPIRIT23

GO FOR GOLD!


Catch the disco fever this Homecoming in a limited-edition Nike-brand “HT SOLID GOLD” t-shirt. Sport it during the Solid Gold Homecoming Street Party on November 3rd, then boogie on down to the football game to cheer our Tigers on to victory.

 

“HT SOLID GOLD” shirts will be sold at the home Football Game on Friday. October 13th and in the Upper School front office starting on the 17th. Any remaining shirts will be sold at the Homecoming Street Party.


Price is $33 each. Quantities are limited. Sizes range from Adult Small to XXL along with Youth Small to XL. Credit card or billing to account (with parent permission) is accepted.

OUTDOOR WORSHIP & CHURCH PICNIC: Sunday, October 29, 2023


Join us on Sunday, October 29 as we enjoy the great outdoors! Worship will begin at 9:30am under the big tent. Parking for those with with difficulties walking will be available in the grass right behind Cub Cafe. Following the service (about 11:00am) will be our church picnic where we will enjoy food and fellowship! The church will provide entrees and beverages, and parishioners are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. We’ll have warmers and refrigeration to keep your dishes at the correct temperature during worship. ALL HOLY TRINITY FAMILIES ARE WELCOME!



TRUNK-OR-TREAT


Get ready for Trunk-or-Treat following the Outdoor Worship and the Church Picnic on the 29th. Be sure to wear your costume to church! ALL HT FAMILIES ARE WELCOME!


Click HERE to sign up to participate. We need families to dress up their cars/trucks/SUVs and provide goodies for our trick-or-treaters!

FALL IS IN THE AIR!



Come to the Upper School office to get your Nike sweatshirts and hoodies! We have all sizes and just restocked smalls! 


Cash, credit, Apple Pay and bill to your account (with parent permission) accepted.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Fall Festival Fun! Early Childhood students enjoy the cooler weather and autumn-themed games during their annual Fall Festival! See more photos from the day on Facebook.

LOWER SCHOOL INFORMATION

THE FALL BOOK FAIR IS COMING!


The Lower School Fall Book Fair will be open from October 16-19th. Please see the Homeroom Book Fair Shopping Schedule if you'd like to join your child and shop during the day. The Book Fair will be open after school on Tuesday, October 17th until 4:30 pm. 


Find information about setting up an ewallet for your child or preview available books at the Book Fair homepage.


If families want to donate towards the classroom library, visit the teacher ewallets.

LOST AND FOUND IS FULL!

Our Lost and Found is getting full! If your child is missing an item, please check the Lost and Found.

BE PART OF THE LUNCH BUNCH!


There's no need to sign up for the Lunch Bunch Book Club. Students read the selected book and then bring their lunch to the library on the assigned day. We will play a Kahoot based on the book. First, second and third place winners will get to choose a prize from the library treasure chest. 


Battle of the Books is held in April and is a comprehensive Kahoot game over the eight Lunch Bunch books. Students may participate in the Battle of the Books even if they have not participated in Lunch Bunch Book Club. The winning student will have their name added to a trophy displayed in the library. First, second, and third place winners receive a medal, commemorative gold coin and on certificate on Awards Day. 

2023-2024 LUNCH BUNCH BOOKS & CALENDAR

SIXTH GRADE YEARBOOK ADS


Sixth grade yearbook advertisements are now available for purchase! See this flyer to learn more. Early Bird discount is now through November 9; the final date for ads is January 18.


Please note, Yearbook Ads are a separate purchase from the Yearbook. Yearbooks will go on sale later this year.


LOWER SCHOOL EVENTS CALENDARS
2023-24 LS EVENTS CALENDAR
LS SPECIAL DRESS DATES
UPPER SCHOOL INFORMATION

PICTURE RETAKES - OCTOBER 24TH


For students who were absent for their fall portraits, or those looking to have their photos retaken, DSP will be on campus on October 24th for retakes.

TIGERS MAKING TRACKS

GET YOUR GROWL ON, HT!


Hot off the presses! Check out the October issue of Holy Trinity's student-run magazine "The Growl," and you'll agree, HT's got some budding journalists in our midst!


READ THE GROWL

SPEECH & DEBATE NOVICE IS TOURNAMENT CHAMPION!


This past weekend, 9th grader Austen Richardson traveled to South Florida to compete at the Nova Titan National Circuit Invitational Speech and Debate tournament hosted by Nova High School. There were 205 competitors hailing from 21 schools in two states. Although Austen is a novice debater, he decided to compete in the Varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate. Not only did he do well enough to advance out of the preliminary rounds, he defeated every opponent in the advanced rounds and was crowned the tournament champion!

CHARLOTTE'S WEB PUMPKINS


Students in Dr. Nastasi's class brought in decorated pumpkins this week, representing Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig from the classic book "Charlotte's Web!"

COLOR 101


Kindergartners in Mrs. Gavrish's art classes make their own brown paint from primary colors!

Each week we feature the great ideas and future-forward thinking taking place inside (and outside) our classrooms. IDEAS that represent:



  • Innovative thinking
  • Design perspective
  • Entrepreneurship (exhibiting entrepreneurial spirit)
  • Applied Solutions (applying scientific knowledge or a taking a research-based approach to a project or assignment)


Check out this week's "light bulb" moments below:

INTRO TO MEDICINE

Mrs. Leslie’s Intro to Medicine class worked on real life skills this week by practicing applying casts and splints to their “patients”. All patients are ok!

ENERGY POSTERS


Students in Mr. Bowden's Advanced Physical Science class used their artistic talents to create posters illustrating transformations of energy as an alternative assessment for their study of energy.

PHOTOGRAPHY'S "WORD OF THE WEEK"


This week's "Word of the Week" from Ms. Fleis' Photo 2 class was "Fill-the-Frame." The winner was Caroline McDermott. 

COLLEGE COUNTDOWN
From the College Office...

IMPORTANT SENIOR NOTES


Money Matters Presentation - Tuesday, October 17

Florida Tech’s Director of Financial Aid, Mr. Jay Lally, will present information on financial aid and paying for college on Tuesday, October 17th from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Scott Center. Mr. Lally will talk about various forms of aid and the changes to the FAFSA. The session will end with a general Q & A. This information session will be particularly useful for grades 11 and 12 (students and parents). 


Senior Wednesday Workshops

Senior Wednesday Workshop will resume on Wednesday, October 18th during second lunch and after school from 3:00 – 3:30 pm in room 205. Senior advisors will be present to give guidance on college applications and essays.


10 Ways to Level Up Your College App Webinar

Putting the finishing touches on your early application essays and applications before you click submit? Join the College Essay Guy and his guest, Tom Campbell (former Assistant Dean/Director of Admissions at Pomona College), for a FREE webinar: 10 Ways to Level Up Your College Application Before You Click Submit. Wednesday, October 18, from 7-8 p.m. Register now.



College Admission Workshops

Seniors and families can access recordings of previous virtual Southern Association of College Admission Counselors (SACAC) mini camps at College Admission Workshops.

GOT HALLOWEEN CANDY?


HT families-please consider donating your leftover or unwanted PEANUT-FREE Halloween candy to the College Office. We go through A LOT of candy keeping our students' sweet tooths satisfied.

UNIVERSITIES WAIVING COLLEGE APPLICATION FEES


From now through November 1st, seniors can apply to Kent State University for free through the Kent State App or the Common App. Students will bypass the payment screens so no codes are needed. Remember: November 1st is KSU’s priority application date.

Miami University of Ohio is also waiving its application fee for students who apply by November 1st. Students should choose "Miami Fee Waiver" when applying.

FOR SENIORS & JUNIORS...

UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS & FAIRS

Week of October 16-20, 2023



  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Furman University

UPCOMING VIRTUAL COLLEGE ADMISSION WORKSHOPS THROUGH SACAC FOR SENIORS


Standing out! (honing in on your interview skills, resumes, videos, portfolios) - October 24th - 7 pm Eastern

This session will provide an overview of when each opportunity (interview, resume, video, portfolio) might be available to a college applicant, tips and tricks on how to best present yourself through each, and time for question and answer from the audience. Presenters: Sarah Bombard, Lehigh University and Heidi Waibel, Cannon School

Register here


Personal Essays & Supplemental Essays - October 17th - 7 pm Eastern

Please join us for this session regarding brainstorming and revision for supplemental and personal essays. Led by Samantha Krietemeyer, Houston Academy (Dothan, AL).

Register here


Students and families can access recordings of previous virtual Southern Association of College Admission Counselors (SACAC) mini camps on the webpage: College Admission Workshops

Seniors - Virtual admissions Q&A sessions for students interested in attending the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). Like all federal service academies, students receive full tuition, room and board, and books at no cost.

 

Date: Every Wednesday

Time: 3 p.m. ET

Who: All interested students

This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the admissions process and what it’s like to attend USMMA.

 

To register for an upcoming Wednesday session, please use this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

GRADES 9-12

Need occasional extra help with a science or math homework question? Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s "AskRose Homework Help" is a FREE math and science homework help tutoring service for students in grades 6-12. Operating hours are August through May on Sunday – Thursday evenings from 5:00-10:00 pm ET. Closed during all school breaks and summer. Check out: askrose.org.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) offers FREE membership for high school students as well as scholarship opportunities for seniors. Both applications are now open online. The scholarship application deadline is December 31, 2023.

VOICE OF DEMOCRACY SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION


The VFW's Voice of Democracy Youth Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-12. The 2023-2024 theme is “What are the greatest attributes of our democracy?” Deadline to enter is October 31, 2023.


DETAILS & APPLICATION

COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS EVENT

Representative Thad Altman is inviting Holy Trinity students in grades 9-12 to the College and Career Readiness event that is being held on March 15, 2024 at the Kennedy Space Center from 9:30-5:00 pm. There will be many internship opportunities available. For more details and to register to attend visit: https://www.amfcse.org/college-and-career

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOLERS...

Need Community Service Hours? Check out these great opportunities:

BREVARD CHILDREN'S BUSINESS FAIR


Holy Trinity is sponsoring the 5th Annual Brevard Children's Business Fair taking place on November 18th at The Avenue in Viera. This one-day event inspires children to discover their inner entrepreneur. 


If your student would like to volunteer at this event and earn service hours, sign up HERE

ATTENTION JUNIORS The date of the Class of 2025 College Planning and Retreat Day has been changed to Wednesday, November 15th. Please adjust the date on the postcard you received earlier this week and on your calendars. 
ALUMNI UPDATE

HT ALUMNI: BE SURE TO LIST YOUR HIGH SCHOOL ON YOUR LINKEDIN PAGE


We're always looking to grow our school’s connections across different alumni, parents, faculty, and staff. In the coming months, we will be working to build our following on LinkedIn. Help us connect with you! Be sure your education history includes Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy and follow us for updates!

If you or someone you know is a Holy Trinity graduate, we'd love to hear from you/them! Drop us a line at alumni@htes.org and tell us some good news! We'd love to share your story here or on our alumni Facebook page.

TIGERS LOCKER ROOM

HOLY TRINITY TIGERS

FALL SPORTS SCHEDULES


Football


Cross Country


Girls Golf

GET YOUR TICKETS TO ALL THE TIGERS ACTION!


Tickets for individual games and digital season passes per sport, per season and annually can now be purchased in advance online. Visit Holy Trinity's GoFan.com page.

Home Volleyball and Football games will be livestreamed on T1 Hudl at:

WINTER SPORTS TRYOUTS

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL TRYOUTS


HT will be holding girls’ and boys’ Junior High Basketball tryouts on the following dates:


Monday October 16th: 3:15-5:00 pm (girls)

Wednesday October 18th: 3:15-5:00 pm (boys)


All players will report to the gym after school.

JV & VARSITY SOCCER TRYOUTS


Girls: October 16th, 6:00-8:00 pm at the stadium field


Boys : October 17th and 18th, 6:00-7:30 pm at the stadium field 

JOIN US TONIGHT!

Thank you to this week's Company of the Game: Zack Spurlock from Carpenter| Kessel

NOTE: Game dates are subject to change

NEED STUDENT VOLUNTEER HOURS?


Our Athletics Dept.

Wants YOU!


Looking for ways earn volunteer hours? Holy Trinity's Athletics Department has plenty of opportunities to help! Here are just a few:

  • Social Media Content Provider – Capture the excitement in the stands, on the turf, field, in the pool, on the green, and/or courtside in photos and short video clips for posting to HT Athletics' social media pages. We need students who are masters of the "Gram" and can rock the "Tok" to cover the action at practices and games. You can produce your own videos and/or provide your best photos/video to our Marketing Dept. for posting. You will receive photo/video credit for your submissions.
  • Mr. Tiger Mascot - HT is always looking for eager students to don the tiger costume and participate in pep rallies, game photo opportunities and even some sideline fun.
  • Football Games – Assist with Blue & Gold Club: parking attendants, event set-up and break-down, serve as runners, etc.
  • Volleyball Games – We need stat keepers, team managers, announcers and volunteers to run the concession stand.


These are just a few of the ways you can help the department. If you have other ideas, we'd love to hear them! Students should reach out to Coach Kelce or Coach Brown if interested in earning hours.

SUPPORT YOUR TIGERS - BECOME AN ATHLETIC BOOSTER!

Please consider supporting your HT Athletic Boosters. Your donation directly supports the coaches and the sports teams and is greatly appreciated! Visit the Athletic Booster Club's page and remember to "like" and follow the HT Athletic Boosters' Facebook Group
NOMINATE AN UNSUNG HERO

Do you know a Holy Trinity teacher, administrator, coach, parent, or community partner who consistently goes above and beyond for our students and families? We are seeking nominations for our Unsung Hero Award! Winners will be honored at each of our home football games and will receive an award and a gift for all that they do!

PARENT RESOURCES

HELPFUL GUIDE TO NAVIGATING ONCAMPUS



Parents, CLICK HERE to check out this resource to help your student get the most out of their onCampus account.

LAPTOP LOANERS

Parents of students who check out a day loaner device (laptop) will receive an email with the reason the student gave for needing the loaner. If the student fails to return the device by the end of that school day (3:00 pm), a $5 fee will be charged to the student's account. The number of devices available to loan students is limited and devices not returned in a timely fashion must be taken out of rotation for charging. Students should bring a charger with them each day. The IT department does not have spare chargers for students to use or borrow.

Check out our official online spirit store at HTspiritstore.com for your HT apparel and swag!
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