Volume 1, Issue 34
May 18, 2018
Trinity News
Seniors & Senior Parents
Details regarding Graduation, Baccalaureate, practices, and other end-of-year matters can be found here. A letter from Sister Susan Kuk to parents concerning Graduation and other end-of-year matters should be read here.

Senior Final Examinations
Monday, May 21--Religion & Science
Tuesday, May 22--Social Studies (including Psychology) & Foreign Languages

Senior Awards Assembly
Parents and grandparents are invited to attend the Senior Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium.
Does your business want to support Trinity Athletics?
Now is the time for your business to be featured prominently while supporting Trinity High School athletics! Place an advertisement on our two permanent digital billboards located at COBO Field and the Harry DeFrank Basketball Court in the gymnasium. Annually, 35,000 spectators visit campus for athletic and community events.

As an advertiser, your business will benefit by gaining exposure to an audience that includes our student-athletes, their family and friends, visiting high schools and their patrons, and a multitude of outside clubs and organizations who use Trinity’s athletic facilities year-round. The annual advertising program fee is $850. For more information, please find more information or contact Steve Aschenbrenner.

Upcoming Freshman Opportunities
The current freshman class will hike and cleanup a portion of the Lakeside Trail at Gifford Pinchot State Park on Tuesday, June 5. This is our adopted community area, and the freshman class does an annual cleanup of a 3.5-mile section of trail. We will meet at Boat Mooring #2 (entrance is on Route 177) at 9:00 a.m. More information and permission slips will follow. This is a great opportunity to hike a beautiful trail, give back to the community, and earn service hours. Please contact Mrs. Leandri if you have any questions about the upcoming service projects.

Items for Jamaica
Sister Susan M. Kuk and several soon-to-be Trinity graduates will be heading to Jamaica for a service trip this summer. If you are able, here is a list of needed items. Send any donations to the Activities Office. Thank you for your support and generosity!

Summer Math & Science Tutoring and Enrichment
Mrs. Jean Lindholm, Trinity physics teacher, is offering tutoring/enrichment opportunities over the summer. Private or small-group sessions are available for students K-12 at Trinity High School. Find more information or register.

Academic Calendar for 2018-2019
The Academic Calendar for next year has been finalized-- click here for a copy. Please keep our scheduled breaks in mind when planning any family trips.

Sports Physicals
Sports physicals will be held on Friday, June 8. The cost is $15. Students should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their physical appointment. Make sure to complete these forms before coming. Sign-up here. These physicals may be used for any sport next year.

Spring Sport Uniform Collection
Mr. Bricker is collecting uniforms from spring sports. Please bring your uniform in a bag with your name clearly noted on the side. Those who are still competing may keep their equipment until the end of their season. All uniforms must be returned by June 1.

Attention, Football Players
Students in ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades, if you plan to play football at Trinity for the 2018 Fall Season, please complete the sign-up sheet and return it to Mr. Bricker by Thursday, May 24.

Powder Puff Football
The Powder Puff football game will be held on Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. at COBO Field. Student Council will be providing food for the students at the game. Support the teams and make some memories at one last Friday night under the lights!

Trinity Soccer Tennis Tournament
Trinity girls soccer is organizing a soccer tennis tournament to be held on Saturday, June 23, to raise funds for underprivileged children in Jamaica. Find a flyer and registration form, or go to the tournament sponsor website for more information. Join us for this exciting event!

Underclassman Final Examinations
Tuesday, May 29--English & Math
Wednesday, May 30--Religion & Science
Thursday, May 31--Social Studies & Foreign Languages

Update to Exam Dismissal
Trinity High School will dismiss at 10:45 a.m. on each day of underclassman examinations. Trinity will dismiss at noon on the last day of school, Friday, June 1.
Birding Club
Now that spring has arrived, join Trinity's Birding and Conservation Club for a variety of activities. See what's planned here.
Shop with SCRIP and lower your tuition bill!
Trinity's SCRIP program exists to save you money while helping give a little bit back to the school. Stop by the Main Office to get any number of cards immediately! Contact Terri Kenski or Karen Orbach with questions. Fill out our Scrip Scholarship Agreement to join the program at any time.
Shamrocks Who Shine

Congratulations to senior Mason Wagner and freshman Adam Warren, who placed second in the PIAA District 3 Competition. They will play in the PIAA State Championships on May 25 and 26 at the Hershey Racquet Club. Match play begins at 1:30 p.m., so come out and cheer them on!
Congratulations to seniors Sydney Demyan and Tommy Kirchhoff , who were Trinity's student-athlete nominees for the John Travers Award, named for the late executive sports editor of The Patriot-News, sponsored by M&T Bank and co-sponsored by PA Media Group and the Harrisburg Lions Club.
Tommy is pictured with his mother, Staci, both sets of grandparents, and his aunt, Karen, who was the first ever female winner of the Travers Award, in 1982.
Sydney is pictured with Mr. Gary Bricker, Trinity Athletic Director, and her coaches Dave Brixius, Terry Mull, and Terrence Mull.
Sydney was named a finalist for the Travers Award, recognizing her excellence as an athlete, student and voice in her community. Sydney's accomplishments are noted in this article, which says, "Among th e top defenders in the region, Demyan anchored three District 3 and state championship teams (2014-16) for the Shamrocks. A three-time Mid-Penn Conference all-star, Demyan, a four-year starter, added all-state honors during her senior season. An avid rider, Demyan rescued a retired racing horse named Echo two years ago and has volunteered for multiple organizations, including Caitlin's Smiles, the Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association, Essex Retirement Home, and the Downtown Daily Bread soup kitchen. Demyan continues to coordinate adoptions for Pa. race horses."

Senior Colby-Allen Rigg committed to play rugby for Mount Saint Mary's University next year. He signed his letter of intent at Trinity, joined by Mount Rugby coach Jay Myles and many members of the Trinity community. Congratulations, Colby! Thanks to Lisa Schlager for the photo.
Basketball Coach Larry Kostelac Jr. '76 was inducted into the West Shore Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Coach Kostelac earned this honor based on his excellence in both playing and coaching basketball, much of which has been done at Trinity High School. As a coach of the Shamrocks, Mr. Kostelac has a record of 699-280 over a period of 34 years. He has led the Trinity boys to 14 Mid Penn Championships, 16 District 3 Championships, 10 PIAA Final 4 appearances, and five PIAA Eastern Championships. The Shamrocks have also gone to the state championships several times, thrice coming away as PIAA State Runners-Up, and twice as the PIAA State Champions. Congratulations, Coach Kostelac!
Trinity alumna Robyne Bostick '89 was also inducted into the West Shore Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, and seniors Lauren Gatesman and Justin Idrovo were student-athlete honorees. Congratulations to all!
From the Nurse's Office
Parents of Rising Freshmen:
Trinity High School follows the West Shore School District’s modified health program, which requires a 9 th grade physical examination that includes a record of immunizations. This exam must be dated after September 1 of the previous school year (2017). If your student saw his/her health-care provider within this time-frame, please send in a copy of that physical examination, including immunizations. If the student has not seen a health-care provider, the student will need to have a physical examination prior to entering school at Trinity. Download this form, have your health-care provider complete it, and return it to Trinity's office ASAP.

If your student plans to play a sport at Trinity, he/she must have a PIAA sports physical, which is a separate form. Most health-care professionals are happy to complete both forms at one appointment. Please Note: The PIAA sports physical is a separate form and is forwarded directly to the Trainer’s Office--it does not satisfy the requirements for the nurse’s office.

Parents of Rising Seniors
The PA Department of Health has issued new guidelines for immunizations. Your student will be required to have a 2 nd Meningococcal (MCV) vaccine prior to entry into senior year. The first dose was required for 7 th grade entry. Please review your student’s immunization record and, if necessary, talk with your health-care provider. Documentation of having the 2 nd dose of MCV must be sent in to the Main Office ("ATTN: Nurse"). 
 
Your student’s immunization records will be reviewed by the nurse prior to the start of the school year and within 5 days after the start of school. If your student does not provide proof of this required immunization, the student may face exclusion from attending school until documentation of immunization is provided to the school. Please see more information about this in a letter from Trinity's nurse, Sarah Hubler. Thank you for your attention to this.
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.  

Underclassmen: Twenty service hours must be submitted by May 18. This is a Trinity grade-promotion requirement.
"Seek the Light, Be the Light"
Spiritual Reflections
By Scott Root, Campus Minister

The Gospel for Sunday, May 20, 2018--Pentecost Sunday
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained."
--John 20:19-23


Reflection
When we receive the Holy Spirit, we receive the Lord’s peace. The Holy Spirit is active in our lives. He helps us to strengthen our faith and love for God. He helps us to grow in that faith and love so that we can take it out into the world. Our relationship with God is not only about God and us. God calls us and sends the Holy Spirit to help us to bring His love to the world. He gives us what we need in the moment to face each situation with courage and hope. On this Pentecost, let us pray to God to open our hearts and minds to His Spirit so that we may become more loving, more faithful Christians.
Saint of the Week--Saint Cristóbal Magallanes and Companions, May 21

Saint Cristóbal Magallanes and Companions (21 diocesan priests and three laymen), belonged to the Cristero movement during the 20th-century persecution of the Church in Mexico. Martyred over a number of years in eight Mexican states, they were beatified and canonized together.

For more information on the saints, visit Franciscan Media’s Saint of the Day website.
Prayer for the Week
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love.
V. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Weekly Mass at Trinity
Our weekly Mass will be held at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in Trinity's chapel. The intention is for Mary Weiant. This is the final Mass of the school year, except for Baccalaureate. Please join us!
Prayer Intentions
Do you have an intention that needs prayers? Email Scott Root, and your intention will be remembered at our weekly Mass.
From the Community
Simpson Public Library Summer Reading Program
Simpson Library in Mechanicsburg has announced its summer reading programs, including a program for teens. The kickoff event for Summer Reading is June 2. The program includes the chance to win prizes through any one of 12 raffles. Check it out!

Frank Gawronski Golf Tournament
The Saint Joseph Parish Knights of Columbus is hosting a golf tournament on June 15 to benefit the Diocesan Seminarian Scholarship fund. For more information, see their flyer. 
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