Blazers receive record $4,060,000 in college scholarships from the IHSAE Art Competition!
Congratulations Blazers! The best student artists from 100 Illinois high schools will virtually come together to celebrate the power of art in their lives and showcase their work at the 9th Annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE). Trinity artists Leslie Alvarez, Karly Avila, Haven Barnes, Jocelyn Bonet, Claire Costello, Alyssa Cruz, Kaalyn Daughrity, Giovanna DelSanto, Abigail Divita, Annie Dubanski, Grace Ferenzi, Julianna Garcia, Monica Garcia, Ahyana Gaskins, Mackenzie Hepburn, Jessica Hoffman, Ericka Kantor, Angeliki Karavitis, Sarah Kopecky, Sophia McAleer-Forte, Ellie McCampbell, Josephine Mendoza, Bridget Nelson, Jacqueline Ostiguin, Josephine Poe, Emiliamaria Principato, Maria Raimonde, Esmeralda Sanchez, Jada Santiago, Emily Schutt, Colleen Stumbris, Gelse Tecalero, Rebecca Urrutia, Kailani Vazquez, Arielle Wallace, Megan Werner, Alexis Wojcik, and Leslie Zarco were awarded over $4,060,000 in art scholarships. The portfolios of these artists have been on display in the foyer of Trinity's auditorium throughout the months of February and March.
Reminder: please complete the following important Archdiocese Survey
Climate, Culture, and Catholic Identity survey
Please take a few minutes to give Trinity the honest feedback we need to continue to make your school the best possible home for your Blazer. Click here to complete the survey. The survey will close on March 26, 2021.

Updates from our Principal
School Uniform Requirements
As we head into the final block of the 2021-22 school year, students are expected to return to full Trinity uniform protocols. We ask for your cooperation to make sure that your student is in proper uniform before she leaves for school in the morning. The uniform policy can be found in the Student Handbook. For the remainder of block 3, students out-of-uniform will be issued a warning. Beginning in block 4 students who are not in uniform will be sent to a Uniform Violation Detention during Lunch Circle. This information will be communicated to students. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

Block 3 Exams: March 24 and 25 
As was the case in blocks 1 and 2, block 3 exams will take place virtually. Once again, students will work on a final project for each course in lieu of a formal written exam. Teachers will communicate the expectations directly to students. Please note that the last day to hand in all work from block 3 is Friday March 19. As per school policy, teachers may not accept any assignments after that date. 

As the exams will take place virtually, there will be no in-person learning on Wed. March 24 or Thurs. March 25. Friday, March 26 will be a day off for students, with no in-person or virtual learning. 

Exam guidelines will be included in next week's Newsletter. 
Freshmen Dental Forms Needed
The health of your daughter has an important influence over her ability to progress in her schoolwork. This fact is so well recognized that the State of Illinois has laws to preserve the health of children. A new state law went into effect on January 1, 2019 that also requires students to have a dental exam prior to entering 9th grade. Documentation of a current dental exam (done within 12 months of the first day of school) is also required. An extension of this deadline was granted by the State of Illinois due to COIVD-19.

Out of Uniform Days this Week
Blazers are invited to wear green shirts and socks on Tuesday, March 16th for St. Patrick's Day and red shirts and socks on Friday, March 19th for St. Joseph's Day!
Trinity Dance Concert - March 19
Trinity's virtual Dance Concert will be available for the community to view next Friday, March 19. The Dance Concert will feature the works of Trinity's 10 IB Dance Seniors and Trinity's Blazerette Dance Club members. 
Coat Drive
Girls in Green club and Environmental Blazers in Action club will be working in collaboration to do a coat drive! The coat drive collection will take place from March 15th through the 19th. There will be two officers collecting before school from 7:20-8:00 AM during those days. We will be donating to AMVETS for people in need and they will come to collect the earnings. AMVETS is a non-partisan, volunteer-led organization formed by World War II veterans of the United States military. We will be collecting gently used coats, sweatshirts, mittens, and hats.
International Relations Club
International Relations Club is hosting a cookbook fundraiser! All proceeds will be donated to the Pad Project, a global organization that works to educate, empower, and supply women with desperately needed sanitary products. In line with the club's mission to promote global awareness, we are hoping to compile a short cookbook of recipes that represent the diversity of the Trinity community. Please consider submitting a cultural family recipe to be considered for a spot in this cookbook. DUE TO COPYRIGHT ISSUES, PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT ORIGINAL FAMILY RECIPES.

From the Trinity Library
Suggested Reading for International Women's Day
111 Trees by Rina Singh
In a small village in India, a boy grows up to make a huge difference in his community by planting trees to celebrate the birth of every girl. With strong links to the science curriculum, this book offers lessons on environmental awareness, sustainability and stewardship, as well as the concept of ecofeminism. Today, there are over a quarter of a million trees in his village, providing food, water, and opportunities for women to earn a living. Trinity's students learn about life for girls in other parts of the world in her First Year Experience: Global Perspectives class, which is required for every student her freshman year. A book like this brings hope and ideas to address the world-wide problem of devaluing women and girls.
Trinity High School Athletics
Happy Sunday Blazers!!! We wrapped up the Winter sports season this week and are moving along into the IHSA spring season with our Blazers volleyball team in full swing. Tryouts were held this past week with the Blazers first game scheduled for Monday, March 22nd. We plan to have the full slate of home games streamed on our YouTube Channel (Varsity/JV) and Facebook Live (Freshman A/Freshman B). As always, for the complete schedule, visit the Blazers website at https://il.8to18.com/trinity/. Along with volleyball, our IHSA summer sports are plugging away with their contact days and will hold their official tryouts on Monday, April 5th. For more information about our athletic teams, contact Ken Trendel, ktrendel@trinityhs.org. Go Blazers!!!
Last month, John Jacobs, the father of senior Mary Jacobs passed away.  Many Trinity families have reached out to inquire about ways in which they can safely support the Jacobs family.  A long-time friend of the Jacobs family reached out to Trinity to share the following information about the creation of an account at BMO Harris Bank for the Jacobs family.  Click here to read more.
Trinity Events
Trinity Magic Raffle
Trinity Magic Raffle is around the corner.
We will kick it off on Tuesday, March 16th.  
Attached is a letter explaining the Raffle.
This is an excellent opportunity for Blazers to be philanthropists! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Mary Beth Lavezzorio in the advancement office.

Mothers Club Mound Bread Sale
The Trinity Mothers Club is thrilled to offer delicious bread from the Sinsinawa Bakery: The most popular options are available: Sin-a-mound, cinnamon, zucchini. Remember, this bread freezes really well, so stock up! Pick up at Trinity's parking lot on Saturday, May 8, from 10:00 am-noon. We will observe all safety protocols to ensure the health and well-being of our Trinity community during pickup.
Orders are due April 16 - payment is required at the time of the order.
Alumnae & Friends
What's Cooking at Trinity?
Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Join members of the Trinity community and learn how to make asparagus potato dill soup and roasted tomato grilled cheese with balsamic glaze.
Mothers Club Cooking Class
Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Join members of the Trinity community and learn how to manage dough to achieve texture and flavor as we make herbed flatbreads and gourmet cheese crackers together.
Join the Movie Discussion
The Trinity High School Bar Association invites mothers and daughters to join alumnae and friends in a spirited discussion of the movie “On the Basis of Sex”. This event will be hosted by Liz Scarano Oplawski ‘79 via Zoom on March 30, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Read More
#FutureBlazer Summer Experiences Now Open!
#FutureBlazer Summer Camps and Workshops Registration is now open! This summer Trinity will be hosting camps for rising kindergarten through 6th-grade girls as well as workshops for rising 7th and 8th-grade girls and current Blazers!
ICYMI (In case you missed it ... info from previous newsletters)
Registration Deposit and Tuition Contract

Registration deposit and tuition contracts for the 2021-2022 school year are due no later than March 24, 2021. Please click here to complete the tuition contract and make the registration deposit. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office.
Yearbook Photos
The Wyndword Staff will be hosting yearbook ID photos for the Classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024 this week. Click for the photo schedule.

Photo packets will be available to purchase. If you have any questions, please contact Wyndword moderator Ms. Rose Crnkovich.

College Planning Information
College Exploration Opportunities for Sophomores and Juniors: 
The National Association of College Admissions Counseling is hosting a series of virtual college fairs throughout February and March. This is a terrific way to learn more about college options with universities from across the country. Learn more here

The Tribune Publishing Group is also hosting a virtual college fair in the month of March. Registration is free and more information can be found here
Campaign and Construction Update
We are delighted to share an update on two major fundraising initiatives at Trinity High School -- our EmPOWERed Campaign and our Trinity Theater Renovation Plan.

Click here for issue 2 of "Campaign & Construction Updates @ THS"
Virtual Chapel Prayer Book
Calendar Updates for Block 3:
Wed. March 24 & Thurs. March 25: Block 3 Virtual Exams 

Spring Break March 26 - April 5