Volume 1, Issue 11
December 1, 2017
Trinity News
News from Guidance--Summer Programs and Scholarships
The Guidance Department has collected a list of pertinent opportunities for Trinity students. Find a list of summer and enrichment opportunities on our website. There is also a list of various local scholarships available to Trinity seniors as they apply to college. See them here, and check Naviance for a complete list of scholarships.

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Dangerous Nicotine Trend--Juuling
A new nicotine habit is trending: juuling. See ABC27's story on the dangers of the new device and what to look for in use with minors.

Senior Class Fundraiser
The senior class will be selling Christmas duckies and candy grams at lunch from December 6 through December 15. Duckies are $1. Candy canes are 25 cents each or five for a $1. First come, first served for the duckies! Remember your friends and that special someone.

Trinity Golf Umbrellas
Need the perfect gift for your die-hard Shamrock sports fan? The Trinity boys tennis team is selling green and white golf umbrellas with the Trinity logo for $35. Umbrellas include a fabric carrying case with shoulder strap. Be sure to place your order by December 6 to ensure delivery in time for Christmas! Online orders may be submitted here or complete this order form and return it to Trinity's main office. Thank you in advance for supporting the tennis program at Trinity, rain or shine.

Trinity Times
See the Fall Edition of the Trinity Times. Congratulations to the staff on the first edition of the year.

Indoor Track
Indoor track workouts will meet from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Participants should meet in the gym lobby and come prepared to go outside, weather permitting.

Sports Mass
Trinity High School will hold a Fall/Winter Sports Mass on Sunday, December 3, at 5:00 p.m. in the auditorium. All members of our community are invited to attend.

Ever Thought about Playing Rugby?
The West Shore United Rugby Club invites students to an Information/Registration meeting on Thursday, December 7, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cedar Cliff High School Cafeteria. The team is for high school and middle school boys. See more information here. Join some of your Trinity classmates on the team!

Christmas Gift Idea, Sponsored by the Trinity Birding and Conservation Club
Wild Birds Unlimited is partnering with the Birding and Conservation Club to offer special two-day shopping event on December 15 and 16. A bird feeder would make the perfect gift for the holidays. It's the gift that keeps on giving all year long. It's the perfect gift for the adult or child that has everything. The Trinity Birding and Conservation Club encourages you to make a wildlife habitat in your backyard, on your balcony, or favorite gardening spot by hanging a bird feeder.

Holiday Scrip Info
Scrip has the answers to your holiday dilemmas! Check out what we have to offer and complete this order form. Submit orders to the Main Office by December 18 in order to have cards by Christmas. Some orders may be filled right up until December 22, if we have the cards in stock. Contact Karen Skotnicki or Steve Aschenbrenner with questions.

Fleece Blanket Service Project
The Freshman Class will host a fleece tie blanket service project on December 11 and December 13 after school from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. All freshmen are encouraged to attend one or both sessions. Students should bring fabric scissors if they have them. Service hours will be awarded! Blankets will be donated to Bethesda Mission and Project Linus. At this time, fleece or monetary donations are desperately needed. Fleece donations should be in two-yard pieces--any color or print would be great! Please drop off donations in Room 211 (Mrs. Leandri). If you have any questions, please email Kathy Leandri.

4th Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange
It is time for the 4th Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange, sponsored by the PTO!  Sign up to bring home-baked cookies and/or donate money to help offset the cost of the cookies trays. Should you have any questions, please call Allie Perkins  (717-215-1938) or Megan Webster (717-497-9353). Merry Christmas to all, and thank you for your time, talent, and treasure!

Toys for Tots Drive
Please join the Trinity High School Junior Class in collecting Toys for Tots this holiday season. You can drop off a new, unwrapped toy for a child of any age outside the Main Office. Donations will be accepted until December 5. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Advent Prayer Services
Advent is the liturgical season to prepare our hearts for the Nativity of Jesus. On December 6, plan to attend an evening of Advent prayer and reflection . Mr. John Cominsky, principal, will speak on "Saint Francis, Pope Francis, and the Joy of the Gospel." The Trinity Concert Choir and Strings Program will enrich our evening with music, and we will hold a raffle for a Nativity set during the refreshment social after the service. The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Trinity Chapel.  

Host Family Opportunity
Interested in learning more about Chile? Host an exchange student from Santiago, Chile, from January through February. The student is a young lady in 11th grade. It would be your responsibility to house and feed her and to bring her to school. Families have always found the experience to be enriching! Interested? Contact  Sister Susan by phone at 717-761-1116, ext. 117.

Driver's Education Classes
Trinity is currently accepting registrations for the classroom portion of Driver’s Education Training beginning Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The $50 fee and registration form should be submitted to the Main Office. Fewer than ten spots remain, sign up now!

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Submit your creative work to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, by Monday, December 18. See this form for further instructions. Contact Mrs. Stager with questions.

Yearbook Information
Get your 2018 Trinity Yearbook now! Click here to view and purchase your yearbook online.


Job Opportunities--Trinity High School
Custodial/Maintenance Position --Trinity High School has a full-time, day-shift maintenance/custodial position for a qualified candidate with basic electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and cleaning skills who is an independent learner and works well with our staff. A candidate must be willing to perform occasional weekend work throughout the school year. A candidate must also be able to climb ladders, use lifts, and lift/carry items in excess of 50 pounds. This 12-month position comes with benefits. Interested persons should send a resume with references to John Cominsky , Principal, Trinity High School, 3601 Simpson Ferry Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. All candidates must also fulfill all Diocesan Youth Protection requirements. 
 
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.
Trinity is in the Catholic Witness. See the article on page 10, or read it below.
Shamrocks Who Shine
On Thursday, November 30, Trinity High School's Bishop Lawrence Schott Chapter of the National Honor Society proudly inducted the following junior and senior students as members based on their scholarship, service, leadership, and character: Elizabeth Aungst, Caroline Bero, Margaux Bissette, (Michael) Russell Brown, William Bucher, Samantha Coleman, Maribeth Connolly, Maura Consedine, Molly Crowell, Leah Deppen, Ana Dominguez, Kimberly Dudding, Patrick Elter, Ellen Frantz, Benjamin Gnall, Franchetta Groves, Carly Holencik, Rebecca Jackson, Mia Kilroy, Lauren Koranda, Samantha Miller, Madison Oliverio, Jessica Rogers, Lauren Seubert, Marget Shelly, Lance Smith, Naomi Somerville, Naomi Tegene, Stephanie Uroda, Emily Ward, Olivia Wyland, Molly Young, and Katherine Zak.
Congratulations to seniors Hunter Becker and Tommy Kirchhoff for earning Second Team Mid-Penn Capital Division All-Star Honors in football for the 2017 season. Hunter was named for his play on the offensive line, while Tommy was recognized at quarterback.
Trinity students Jon Mayes, Chris Haser, JumBeom Im, Andrew Root, Cheyenne Pohl, Ashlyn Auriemma, Delaney Lindholm, McKenna Geisel, Liz Vera, Ellen Frantz, Maura Consedine, and Erica Kenski had the distinction of participating in County Chorus on November 21.
Senior Kenneth Kannampully, along with his teammates of the First Tech Challenge (FTC) Team "The Javengers", has won the following awards: the third place Inspire award and the Think award. They've also been nominated for the Motivate award, and they were the finalists in the robot competition at the Regional Qualifier. The team has qualified to the FTC States Competition in February 2018. Congratulations, Kenneth, on your hard work and accomplishment,
Congratulations to senior Andrew Bowman who has been recognized by Pennsylvania State Rep. Sheryl Delozier for his outstanding academic achievement in compiling one of the 5,000 highest SAT or ACT scores in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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, December 3, 2017 – The First Sunday in Advent
Jesus said to his disciples: "Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come. It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his own work, and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch. Watch, therefore; you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning. May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to all: Watch!"
--Mark 13:33-37


Reflection
Watch! The Gospel today contains a warning for all of us--to be prepared for the coming of the
Master. In the Advent season, we are in the hustle and bustle of preparations for Christmas. During all the gift buying, party going, and meal preparation, are we also preparing for an encounter with Christ? In Advent and Christmas, we celebrate three comings of Jesus into the world. We celebrate his birth 2,000 years ago in the stable. We celebrate his coming into our hearts, minds, and souls through the grace of our Baptism. Finally, we look forward to and prepare for his second coming. Are we watchful? Are we prepared? Are we responding to God’s call in our life by praying, by participating in the sacraments, and by acts of charity? As we prepare and clean our houses for holiday visitors, let us also clean our souls by participating in Reconciliation this Advent and by being watchful through prayer for the coming of Jesus into our lives.
Saint of the Week-- St. Nicholas (December 6)
The absence of “hard historical facts” is not necessarily an obstacle to the popularity of saints, as the devotion to St. Nicholas shows. Both the Eastern and Western Churches honor him, and it is claimed that after the Blessed Virgin, he is the saint most pictured by Christian artists.

For more Saints or information on St. Nicholas visit Franciscan Media’s Saint of the Day website.
Prayer for the Week
Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God,
the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming,
so that, gathered at his right hand,
they may be worthy to possess the heavenly kingdom.

Source: The Roman Missal – Collect for the First Sunday in Advent