Volume 1, Issue 20
February 9, 2018
Trinity News
Host Families Needed for Trinity Students
We have two international students, one male and one female, who are in need of a host family for the second half of this school year. If you are interested in hosting a student through the first week of June, please contact Mrs. Devon Ban.

Course Selection & Re-registration
Course selection and re-registration is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. A detailed email went out to families on Tuesday, February 6, explaining the process and listing deadlines, including the deadline for financial aid. Please refer to the email and documents sent home with your student as you complete registration, course selection, and financial aid materials for next year.

Survey Responses Needed
Part of Trinity's Faith in Our Future Capital Campaign requires feedback from current Trinity parents. Please take a few moments to complete this survey by Friday, February 16. Thank you for your responses!

Spring Musical--Beauty and the Beast
Join the Saint Genesius Players on March 2 and 3 at 7:00 p.m. and on March 4 at 2:00 p.m. for our spring musical, "Beauty and the Beast." Tickets cost $7 for students and $12 for adults. Find more details here. Order tickets online or purchase them at the door. To purchase ad space in the program, click here.
Tea with Mrs. Potts--Sunday, February 25
Children, join Mrs. Potts and the cast of "Beauty and the Beast" for an afternoon of tea, snacks, and fun activities. All children are invited and welcome to dress up as their favorite "Beauty and the Beast" characters! The free event will be held on Sunday, February 25, at Trinity High School from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Contact Mrs. Caroline Jarrett with any questions.

Girls Retreat--Friday, March 9
The Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters invite Trinity girls to attend a retreat day at the IHM Motherhouse, in Immaculata, Pennsylvania. The day includes some fun icebreakers, a reflection on our Blessed Mother, time for prayer in the Motherhouse chapel, and a short presentation on vocation and cultivating a heart devoted to God's heart. Students are responsible for their own transportation and lunch; refreshments and snacks will be provided.   See more information here . RSVP to Mr. Root by Friday, February 16.

Spring Sports Registration
Springs Sports Registration is now open until Friday, March 2. Physicals are due to Matt O'Brien, trainer, by Friday, February 23. Users should register here ; new users can find instructions here . Existing fan accounts should update the student profile.

Fat Tuesday Fundraiser
Have a cheese steak on Fat Tuesday! Support our mini-THON at Philadelphia Steaks and Hoagies at St. John's Place, 4401 Carlisle Pike. Dine in or take out all day on  Tuesday, February 13 . Mention Trinity's mini-THON and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Four Diamonds Fund.

Graduation Update: Graduation Packets
The seniors have received a graduation packet from Herff Jones with graduation announcement order forms and other graduation materials. Orders may be submitted online until mid-February. Extra packets are available in the Activities Office.

Trinity Umbrella and Blanket Fundraiser
Support the boys tennis team and purchase a Trinity umbrella or blanket by Sunday, February 11. See this flyer for images and more information.

PTO: Volunteers Needed!
On Saturday, March 24, the PTO Welcome Committee needs volunteers to welcome public school and homeschooled students and parents on testing days. Volunteers will be available to answer any questions or concerns and give tours (library, lunch room, etc.). We still need Freshman and Sophomore parents. Sign-up today.

Yearbook orders have been placed, and we have reserved additional copies. You may continue to purchase these additional copies online while supplies last.  

Tenth Period Study
Need a little extra help? Come to "Tenth Period Study" held three times a week at Trinity from 2:50 to 3:30 p.m. A teacher will be available to help you with your homework and answer questions you may have. Tenth Period Study Hall meets: Monday (Room 210 with Mrs. Stager), Tuesday (Room 107 with Mrs. Reider), and Thursday (Room 206 with Mr. Carr). Join us!

Spring and Summer Opportunities for All Students
Registration: Trinity High School will hold the 2018 Mini-THON on February 16. Register online . Please contact Annie O’Neil or Madison Oliverio with any questions! 

THON Chaperones Needed: Join the cause, For the Kids! Sign up to chaperone our THON event by  clicking here. Thank you for helping us help the kids! Contact Annie O'Neil with questions.

THON reminders: 
Food donations per class: Students are asked to donate the following items for the night of THON. Non-perishables can be brought to the Development Office--at the bottom of steps near Miss Poplaski's office--anytime before THON; perishable items on the day of THON. Thank you for your support!
  • Freshmen: soda (2 or 3 two-liter bottles each student please)
  • Sophomores: salty snacks (chips, pretzels, etc.)
  • Juniors: baked goods
  • Seniors: fruit and veggie trays 

All  prescription medications  must be in the original dispensing container with the student's name and dispensing information; medicines must be secured in the medical room throughout the event except for EpiPens and asthma inhalers. Also, students may not possess or administer OTC medications; these will be available in the medical room. 

Student safety is our primary concern, and we encourage all families to  pick students up  at the end of THON; they will be VERY TIRED, and we recommend they do not drive themselves or others home from THON.
F rom Guidance
As the College and Career Counselor at Trinity, I look forward to supporting your children through the exciting (and sometimes overwhelming!) college application and career planning process. Below are some important dates regarding upcoming events that the Guidance Department is hosting. Please contact me with any questions! --Ms. Walsh

Tuesday, February 20: Little Known Secrets to Paying for College, Room 114, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
This is a workshop presented by "The College Funding Coach" on how to save and pay for college. Open to parents of all grades. Please see this flyer and be sure to RSVP if you're planning to attend.

Wednesday, February 21: College Admissions Panel
*This has been rescheduled from February 7, which was cancelled due to winter weather. Join us on Wednesday, February 21. Hear from representatives from Gettysburg College, Messiah College, Mount St. Mary's University, Penn State University, and Shippensburg University about the application process in a Q&A format. This is geared toward juniors and their parents as they prepare to apply, but it is open to all families.

Wednesday, February 21: Junior Parent Meeting: Introduction to Naviance, THS Cafeteria, 
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Ms. Walsh, Trinity College Counselor, will speak to parents of juniors about Naviance, the college and career planning tool we use at Trinity. Parents will be given account access prior to the meeting, and Ms. Walsh will review the steps for a smooth process for rising seniors. You do not need to log on during the meeting, as the process will be demonstrated on screen.  
Job Opportunities--Trinity High School
Cafeteria Staff-- Metz Culinary Management, operator of Trinity's kitchen, is seeking one or two individuals to run the cash register from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on school days. Applicants must pass all school clearances and a drug test. If interested or for more information, contact Mike Heimbuch at 717-761-1161 ext. 118 or via email at mheimbuch@thsrocks.us or ma1095@metzcorp.com.

Instrumental Music Teacher-- Trinity High School is looking for a part-time instrumental music teacher. Job responsibilities would include Concert Band, Marching Band, Music Technology, and assisting with Indoor Percussion. Most time commitments would take place in the afternoon or evenings, including some weekends. Interested parties should contact John Cominsky , Principal, Trinity High School, 3601 Simpson Ferry Road, Camp Hill, PA 17055.

Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach--Trinity High School is accepting applications for the position of Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach. Individuals would be responsible for the management of the Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team, assisting the Head Varsity Coach during practice and games, as well as handling any duties assigned by the Head Coach. Interested individuals should forward a coaching resume to Gary Bricker, Athletic Director. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
Shamrocks Who Shine
Congratulations to the following seniors who signed letters of intent at Trinity's 2018 National Letter of Intent Signing Day on Thursday, February 8!
Hunter Becker: Football, St. Francis (Pennsylvania)
Noelle Chavey: Volleyball, Bloomsburg
Sydney Demyan: Soccer, Findlay
Sean Good: Basketball, Lafayette
Ty Knopp: Football, Lock Haven
Quentin Milliken: Wrestling, Rider
Josh Miller: Lacrosse, Seton Hill
Marget Shelly: Swimming, Penn State
Sarah Wyant: Swimming, La Salle
Monday, February 5, the Mid Penn AA Diving Championships were held at Big Spring High School. It was an evening of silver and gold for the Rocks on the boards. Congratulations to Trinity junior Erica Kenski , who took the silver with a personal best score of 388.70. Camp Hill senior Riley Spahr took gold for the boys with a 406.05 in a competition that saw both the girls and boys champions decided by very close margins with back-and-forth battles throughout the 11-dive meet. Congratulations to Erica and Riley, who will represent Trinity at the district diving meet on Wednesday, February 21. Pictured are Riley, Erica, and their coach Rusty McCollum.
Congratulations to junior Riley Johnson, who scored his 200th point in Central Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (CPIHL) over a span of three years. This is the first time that a player in CPIHL has scored 200 points in this time frame. Congratulations, Riley!
Rocks in Motion
Students have numerous service opportunities to choose from! See all current service opportunities here, or visit the   Rocks in Motion Service Website for ways you can share your time and talents by helping Church, school, and community. Please email Mrs. Fejfar if you have any service events that meet the THS service guidelines that you would like posted on the  Rocks in Motion  service website.  
"Seek the Light, Be the Light"
Spiritual Reflections
By Scott Root, Campus Minister

Gospel for Sunday, February 11, 2018--The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, "If you wish, you can make me clean." Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, "I do will it. Be made clean." The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean. Then, warning him sternly, he dismissed him at once. He said to him, "See that you tell no one anything, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed; that will be proof for them." The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter. He spread the report abroad so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly. He remained outside in deserted places, and people kept coming to him from everywhere.--Mark 1:40-45

As we wrap-up ordinary time and prepare to begin Lent, we continue to read from the first chapter of the Gospel of Mark. This chapter, which has been our focus for the past six weeks, is the story of people from different backgrounds personally encountering Jesus, and their reactions to that encounter. A few weeks ago, we read the story of the calling of the disciples, followed by the driving out of a demon. Last week, we read that Peter’s mother-in-law got up and served Jesus. This week, we see the healing of a leper who is unable to contain his joy and so tells everyone of his experience. In each encounter, Jesus meets the person where they are, in their current condition. They open themselves up to Him, and the trajectory of their lives is changed forever.

Do we open ourselves to Jesus and His call in our lives? Do we allow Him into our lives, where we are, in our joy and our sorrow, in faithfulness and in our sin, and allow Him to change us? We live with many voices and many distractions. Let us truly open our hearts and minds to encounter Jesus through prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and true repentance.
Saint of the Week--Our Lady of Lourdes--February 11

Devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes runs deep in the hearts of the faithful as a sign of God’s care and healing. The mediation of Mary, Jesus' mother, is a real consolation to those who suffer any ill. Our Lady of Lourdes appeared to a young girl, Bernadette Soubirous, and proclaimed "I am the Immaculate Conception."

For more information on the saints, please visit Franciscan Media’s Saint of the Day website.
O ever immaculate Virgin, Mother of mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners, comfort of the
afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings; deign to cast upon me a look of
mercy. By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a privileged
sanctuary, whence you dispense your favors, and already many sufferers have obtained the cure
of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal. I come, therefore, with the most unbounded
confidence, to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain, O loving Mother, the grant of my
requests. I will endeavor to imitate your virtues, that I may one day share your glory, and bless
you in eternity. Amen.

Mass At Trinity
All are invited to our Ash Wednesday Mass on Wednesday, February, 14, at 10:00 a.m. The Mass intention is for the entire Trinity community. All are welcome to join us in the auditorium!
Prayer Intentions
Do you have an intention that needs prayers? Email Scott Root, and your intention will be remembered at our weekly Mass.
From Our Partner Schools and Parishes
Lenten Supper and Speaker--March 16 and 23
John Cominsky, Trinity Principal, will be speaking at two Lenten evening reflections at Saint Joseph Parish, Mechanicsburg, on Friday, March 16 and 23, at 6:00 p.m. The talks will feature reflections on penance and detachment in the Franciscan tradition. Both the examples and teachings of Saint Francis and Pope Francis will be considered, as will the importance of this practice and this virtue in our lives. The talks will run from 6:20 to 7:00 p.m. They are preceded by a pizza dinner, and followed by Stations of the Cross. RSVP to Mary Vukelich. All are welcome!
From the Community
Dialogue on Addiction and Recovery: An Insider’s Perspective--February 21
The Camp Hill Student Assistance Team will host a dialogue on the risks, dangers, and repercussions associated with drug and alcohol use. The evening will feature two speakers: Dr. Jennifer Zampogna, MD, FAAD (a Trinity parent) and Amy Whitworth, both of whom have experience working with substance abuse recovery communities. Dr. Zampogna and Mrs. Whitmore will tell their stories as a means to generate reflective questions and conversation regarding addiction and recovery. The event will be held on February 21, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Camp Hill High School. See the flyer for more details.

Entrepreneurship Seminar--February 26
Join the Camp Hill Lions Business Club for a presentation on entrepreneurship, given by entrepreneurs, on Monday, February 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Find more information here.

Trip to the Naval Academy--March 31
The U.S. Naval Academy Parents' Club of Central Pennsylvania is sponsoring a bus trip to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on Saturday, March 31. The cost of $90.00 per person covers transportation, a presentation by a USNA Admission Officer, a Q&A session with midshipmen, parents, and guests, lunch, a guided tour of the Academy yard and buildings, and a stop at the gift shop. Find more information, point of contact, and address for payment here .