So much of our world has changed in the past two months. As we have navigated those changes, one thing that has remained the same is our community’s commitment to provide educational opportunities and foster supportive relationships with our students. Just one of the many efforts to continue to remain connected and resourceful to our students included the launch of the Student Services Virtual Office. Click here to check out our virtual office! Students were introduced to this resource last month via Google Classroom. This platform allowed us to infuse some pop culture into our office and provided the opportunity for students to engage interactively as they clicked around and were directed to resources and activities created by our team.
The members of our Student Services team continue to be available for students seeking support until June 15th. We recognize that the stay-at-home order has disrupted many typical personal and family routines. Please know that our staff members are poised and happy to assist. If you would like to speak with someone in our department, please call or email your student’s school counselor and they will get in touch with you. In addition to the support available from our own professionals, our staff members are familiar with a range of additional community-based resources to assist.
Each year, as our seniors celebrate their completion and departure, we prepare to welcome a new class of students to Trinity High School. Throughout the school, we continuously prepare so that we can always deliver the same extraordinary experience to every future student that we have provided for our alumnae. Similar to the yearly departure of our seniors and our immediate transition toward our upcoming programming, dedicated and talented employees will be leaving and roles may be shifting. Among this group is our department’s very own Beth Dunne who served as our Registrar/Scholarship Coordinator and most recently completed her Master's Degree in School Counseling and serviced our students as Mrs. Herling’s maternity leave substitute. It is with heartfelt gratitude that we thank Mrs. Dunne for her service to our students and school community and wish her well on her future endeavors.
If you have any questions regarding high school scholarship programs, please contact Ms. Maggie McGarry, Director of Development.
During the summer months, our team will be participating in professional development in preparation for school entry considerations on how to support student social and emotional learning and mental health amidst COVID-19.
As racism continues to be at the forefront of the news, our school counselors are prepared to talk to students about race issues and anti-racism. We echo the stance of the Sinsinawa Dominican sisters: “we are compelled to risk our comfort and privilege to confront the evil of racism.” Counselors will continue to serve as advocates for the equitable treatment of all students in the school and our community. Our comprehensive school counseling program assists students in developing learning strategies, self-management skills and social skills such as empathy, social responsibility and ethical decision making. By helping our students to develop these qualities, we can help build a society based on equity, tolerance, and social justice for all. Our team is committed to working with our school leaders as well as local and national school counseling organizations to maintain resources to help all Trinity educators work with students to help them cope with the current crisis and bring about systemic change.
We are so incredibly proud of our students’ perseverance and resilience this semester. The Class of 2020 has blown us away with record-breaking scholarship offers and a 100% college acceptance rate. CONGRATULATIONS, BLAZERS!
Wishing and your family a safe and enjoyable summer vacation.
Rachel Behren, Director of Student Services, and The Trinity Student Services Team
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Class of 2020 Final Transcript Requests: Graduates were directed to submit the Final Transcript Request Form by May 22nd. Final transcripts will be submitted to the college or university indicated by June 10th. If the form was not submitted, or plans change, graduates should contact Ms. Granholm ASAP.
Class of 2021: College transcript requests will be submitted to the registrar beginning in September.