Volume 1, Issue 26
March 23, 2018
Trinity News
Easter Holiday
Students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, for the Easter holiday. School will resume on Tuesday, April 3. Trinity administration, staff, and faculty wish you and your family a blessed and peaceful Easter!
Eat, Drink, and be Giving!
You are cordially invited to attend our Spring event, Eat, Drink, and be Giving, on Saturday, April 21, at 6:00 p.m. This social event will be held at Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs. Expect a paper invitation early next week, but in the meantime view it here. Trinity friends and alumni are also welcome!

Want an easy way to support the 2018 Trinity High School Spring Benefit? Donate an item for the class baskets...it's simple, and everyone can help. We are collecting items for three baskets and a wine pull.  Sign up to help us build these wonderful baskets. With your generous support, we have a great opportunity to get together and celebrate Trinity. Cash donations are welcome, too. All donations are due in the Advancement Office by April 15. Invitations should be arriving in the mail early next week--don't forget to RSVP! Please contact  Beth Zak at 717-761-1116 ext 119 with any questions .

Trinity High School Senior/Junior Prom
The Trinity Senior/Junior Prom, "Secret Garden,” will be held from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the West Shore Country Club. We're looking forward to an enjoyable evening!

Tickets will be on sale from April 3 to April 6 for $60 per person, and April 9 to April 13 for $65 per person; no tickets will be sold thereafter. Every student attending the prom must have a permission letter signed with contact information included by Wednesday, April 18.

This year, we will have a dessert table instead of a served dessert to help offset some of the increases in the cost of the meal. If you would be willing to donate a dessert, please fill in the form. Desserts should be brought to the school on Thursday, April 26. More information about the evening can be found here.
Attention, Seniors: Register to Vote!
On Tuesday, April 3, the League of Women Voters will visit Trinity during lunch to register seniors to vote and to share resources, including information about voting dates and websites to learn about candidates. Students who wish to register should be sure to bring their driver's license or the last four digits of their Social Security number. This is a great opportunity to enter into civic life!

Advertising Opportunity
Gaske Printing, who prints our folders and book covers, is looking for sponsors to appear on those materials. If interested, return this form to the Main Office as soon as possible.

Indoor Percussion Spaghetti Dinner, Sunday, March 25
The Indoor Percussion team will hold a Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, March 25, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Trinity. Walk-ins are welcome!

Rugby Food Collection
Five Trinity seniors play on the West Shore United Rugby Team: Brian Bodle, Derek Borza, Patrick Connolly, Jake Maddigan, and Colby Rigg. Trinity students and families are asked to bring a can of food to their match versus Cumberland Valley at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at the West Shore Stadium at Cedar Cliff High School. All non-perishable items will be collected and sent to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank for hungry families in our area. Come out and support our Trinity seniors on the WSU team and help fight hunger.

Lenten Rice Bowls  were distributed to students and faculty at the beginning of Lent. Students were asked to take them home and make sacrifices during the Lenten season. The Rice Bowls may be returned on Monday or Tuesday of Holy Week. A final Lenten mission collection will be taken on Tuesday, March 27. God bless you for your generosity to the poor.

Report Cards
Report cards will be distributed on Wednesday, March 28. Make sure to ask your student to see the report card.

Summer School
Unfortunately, some students may not successfully complete all of their coursework by the end of the school year. Trinity High School requires students who fail a major subject to complete that credit through our summer school program--a hybrid of in-class and on-line coursework. Summer school will begin on Wednesday, June 6, and run through Thursday, July 12. For more information, please contact Ms. Poplaski in the Studies Office.  

Track and Field Apparel
Trinity Track and Field is offering a variety of items for purchase. Please order by March 25.

SCRIP Program--We want to help you lower your tuition bill!
Who?  The THS Scrip Team--Terri Kenski (717-761-1116 x110) and Karen Orbach
What?  Purchase gift cards from Trinity at face value (a $100 card costs $100). Use gift cards as you would cash or credit cards at many grocery stores, restaurants, and various other retailers.  
Why? It's free money!  We are able to purchase the cards at a discount, which enables us to use the rebates for general tuition assistance and family tuition credit that is distributed annually. S tudents may also bring orders to the Main Office, which will be filled and sent home with them.
When?  Join the program anytime by filling out our Scrip Scholarship Agreement, purchase an average of $200 per month ($2,400 annually, January through December), and you are qualified to share in the credits that are distributed for the March tuition payment. First-time, new purchasers can earn an immediate $25 tuition credit with a first purchase of $250 or more! We have a wide variety of gift cards in stock for immediate purchase and can order any of the cards found here
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 answer questions 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 online while supplies last.  
Job Opportunities--Trinity High School

Head Cross Country Coach--Trinity High School is seeking a head coach for the cross country program. A full list of requirements can be found on  Trinity's website . Interested applicants should forward a coaching resume and formal coaching philosophy to  Gary Bricker, Athletic Director, by Friday, April 20.

Full-Time Business Teacher for 2018-2019--Trinity High School is seeking a full-time Business teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. Currently, the outgoing teacher has courses in accounting, sports marketing, and personal finance. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Eileen Poplaski, Vice Principal/Director of Studies, Trinity High School, 3601 Simpson Ferry Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Full-Time Latin Teacher for 2018-2019--Trinity High School is seeking a full-time Latin teacher for the 2018-2019 school year to teach all levels of the language. Our current text is “Latin for the New Millennium”. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Eileen Poplaski, Vice Principal/Director of Studies, Trinity High School, 3601 Simpson Ferry Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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 17011.
Shamrocks Who Shine
Congratulations to members of the Indoor Percussion Team, who competed Saturday, March 17, at Avon Grove High School and won first place against Milton Hershey! Well done, musicians!
Members of the Trinity Swimming and Diving Team completed their season this past weekend at the 2018 PIAA State Championships held in Lewisburg at Bucknell University. The girls 400-yard freestyle relay of Alexis Majka, Mimi Chase, Lila DiCarlo, and Sarah Wyant took 8th place medals; Mimi Chase finished 11th in the 500-yard freestyle; and Sarah Wyant finished 11th in the 50-yard freestyle and 10th in the 100-yard freestyle. Congratulations on a wonderful season!
From School and College Counseling
Johns Hopkins Engineering Summer Program
Johns Hopkins is hosting an engineering summer program at HACC. Find more information and apply!

Military Academy Events
The following events are for students interested in military academies:
  • Senator Pat Toomey and Congressman Charles Dent's Academy Information Day will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Hamburg Area High School.
  • Congressman Scott Perry's Annual Academy Nights will be held on Wednesday, March 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Red Lion Area Senior High School and on Thursday, March 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gettysburg Area High School.
  • Congressman Lou Barletta’s Service Academy Information Fairs will be held on Wednesday, May 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bishop McDevitt High School (RSVP for this event by calling 717-525-7002 or by emailing Jodi.marsico@mail.house.gov) and Thursday, May 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hazleton Area High School.

Summer Enrichment Opportunities
Remember to check our website for dozens of summer enrichment opportunities at colleges and universities nationwide.

Penn State College of Medicine's PULSE Program--Apply Now
PULSE is a semester-long academic course for high school students who are interested in the biomedical sciences. The course is taught at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Students can expect to learn like medical students through small, problem-based learning sessions, large-group lectures, mentoring sessions, a tour of the research facilities, and an optional session in the human cadaver laboratory. Interested students must submit an online application, a letter of recommendation, and an official transcript.  See the application and further instructions . Please see your school counselor with any questions. Transcript requests should be directed to Mrs. Stock , Director of Guidance.

Key Club Scholarships
Scholarship applications for senior Key Club members are available in the Guidance Office and Mrs. Stager's room and have been emailed to senior Key Club Members. The Kiwanis Club of the Greater West Shore will award two $1,000 scholarships to senior Key Club members based on leadership, academics, and service. The application deadline is April 13. 
Rocks in Motion
See the various current service opportunities 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 Trinity service guidelines that you would like included.  

Freshmen must have 15 total service hours submitted to their theology teachers by Tuesday, March 20.
"Seek the Light, Be the Light"
Spiritual Reflections
By Scott Root, Campus Minister

The 2nd Reading for Sunday, March 25, 2018--Palm Sunday
Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.--Philippians 2:6-11

On Palm Sunday, we have the reading of Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem and the story of His passion and death. In the second reading, St. Paul gives us a hymn of praise that helps us to
recognize just how much Jesus was willing to sacrifice for love of us. Jesus emptied His entire being--human and divine--for us, not only the collective us, but also for you and me as individuals. He would have suffered and died for any one of us, even if we were the only individuals on earth. His love is an example of how we are to love. We are to love sacrificially, and God will bless us as He exalted Jesus.
Saint of the Week--Lazarus, March 27

Almost nothing is known about Lazarus of Bethany, who plays an important role in the Gospel of Saint John. There we are told that he was a personal friend of Jesus. Many legends exist about Lazarus’ later life. The image here is by Duccio, late 13th century Italian artist.

For more information on the saints, visit Franciscan Media’s Saint of the Day website.
Almighty ever-living God, who, as an example of humility for the human race to follow, caused our Savior to take flesh and submit to the Cross, graciously grant that we may heed His lesson of patient suffering and so merit a share in His Resurrection. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Source: Roman Missal Palm Sunday

Mass At Trinity
Mass will be held for the entire student body on Wednesday, March 28, at 8:15 a.m. in the auditorium. The intention is for the Trinity community. All are invited to attend.
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 23
John Cominsky, Trinity Principal, will present the second part of his Lenten evening reflections at Saint Joseph Parish, Mechanicsburg, on Friday, March 23, at 6:00 p.m. This talk will feature reflections on penance and detachment in the Franciscan tradition, focusing on the example of Pope Francis. The talk will run from 6:20 to 7:00 p.m., a pizza dinner precedes it, and Stations of the Cross follow. RSVP to Mary Vukelich. All are welcome!

"The Little Mermaid"--April 5 and 6
The Saint Patrick School Drama Club is presenting Disney's "The Little Mermaid" on April 6 and 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Patrick Church's Parish Activity Center. Admission is free! Hope to see you there!
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