April 8, 2022
UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHOOLWIDE
School Holiday
April 15-18
LOWER SCHOOL

Family Movie Night
April 9

Stations of the Cross (Grades 4-6)
April 11

Stations of the Cross (Grades 1-3)
April 13

Father-Daughter Dance
April 30

Moving Up Meetings
April 26-May 5
UPPER SCHOOL

Junior High Curriculum Night
April 12

Band/Percussion Spring Concert
April 22

Upper School Academic Awards
April 29

Choir/Strings Spring Concert
April 29

Jr. High Theater Performance
May 6
SCHOOLWIDE NEWS & HAPPENINGS
BASEBALL FUNDRAISER THIS WEEKEND!

Come on out to the ballfield tomorrow, Saturday, April 9th to cheer for our Tigers as they take on Cocoa Beach in a charity gamne to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Former Major League Red Sox pitcher and two-time World Series champion Tim Wakefield will be throwing the first pitch to Holy Trinity's own Mr. McGinnis. There will be free food and music with DJ Timmy Vee, so if you're looking for something to do, come join us for a great afternoon and worthy cause.  If you are interested in making a donation, please click on the official page. See more details below...
Is Your Child Moving Up or Graduating this May?

Do You Live in IHB, Indialantic or Satellite Beach?

Your Hometown Magazine wants to hear from you!

Do you have a Kindergartner, 6th grader or Senior who is moving up or moving on from HT (as in the case of the Class of 2022) this May? Beachside Living and Indialantic Neighbors magazines are accepting submissions from family members recognizing graduating Kindergarteners, 6th Graders and Seniors who reside in Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach OR Indialantic for their Hats Off to Grads! edition that will publish in June. Submissions of 50 words or less and one candid high resolution photo of your graduate should be emailed to ncole@bestversionmedia.com no later than April 20th to be included in their June publication.
STAY TUNED FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS!

We are working on our summer camps and program offerings and will have more details to share after the Easter break, so please stay tuned!
On Saturday, May 7th, the Brevard Community Chorus will present "In Need of Music," conducted by our very own Lorie Wacaster at the King Center. Guest performers include HT's youth choir (under the direction of Joani Slawson) and members of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra. Tickets are $25 for adults and free for students. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Senior Eliyzha Rivera performs an alternative firing process called Raku during Mrs. Rodby’s AP Ceramics class on Monday, April 4, 2022. 
LOWER SCHOOL INFORMATION
Lower School Yearbooks On Sale
Until April 30th
JOIN US FOR STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Students will paticipate in the Stations of the Cross on Monday, April 11 (grades 4 -6) and Wednesday, April 13 (grades 1 -3). This activity is designed to be an exercise in intentional prayer and reflection on the story of Jesus’ suffering (the passion), death, and resurrection.

The Stations of the Cross will begin at 8:15am and last approximately one hour. Parents are welcome to attend.
CHAPEL REOPENS TO LS PARENTS

We are delighted to be able to invite parents to join their children in chapel. Please note the following:
  • Early childhood students have chapel on Thursdays from 10:30-11:00 AM.
  • Chapel for students in grades 1 through 6 is held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:14-8:45 AM.

In order to help chapel run smoothly, we ask that you:
  • Email your child’s teacher if you are planning to attend. The chapel is very full and we want to make sure we can accommodate a space for you to sit with your child.
  • Drop your child off in carline as normal.
  • Park and enter the TWC to check in and get a visitor’s badge.
  • Meet your child at the entrance to the chapel (south east side of the courtyard) and join them as they enter the chapel.
  • Say goodbye to your child and take your leave upon exiting the chapel. This makes the transition back to class easier for all.

We do have some special chapel dates and activities, such as Stations of the Cross and Eucharist, so please check with your child’s homeroom teacher or the Family Newsletter for dates.
LUNCH WITH YOUR CHILD

Parents may now join their child for lunch at the Lower School. Please let your child's teacher know via email and plan to meet your student at the entrance to the Cub Cafe. Families are welcome to eat in the Butterfly Garden, the tables outside the TWC, or the tables in the mulch area surrounding the Cub Cafe. At this time, we kindly request that parents do not ask children besides their own to join them. We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our families once again.
"MOVING UP" MEETINGS

"Moving up" meetings will be held in person this year. Parents should arrive promptly at 9:00 AM and will be directed to the Cub Cafe'. Here is the schedule of meetings by grade:
 
  • Moving up to 1st grade - April 26th (9-10 AM)
  • Moving up to 2nd grade - April 27th (9-10 AM)
  • Moving up to 3rd grade - April 28th (9-10 AM)
  • Moving up to 4th grade - May 3rd (9-10 AM)
  • Moving up to 5th grade - May 4th (9-10 AM)
  • Moving up to 6th grade - May 5th (9-10 AM)
  • Moving up to Pre-K - May 9th (9-10 AM)
  • Moving up to Kindergarten - May 10th (9-10 AM)

Please contact Mrs. Durrance at wdurrance@htes.org with any questions.
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS IS COMING!

The Battle of the Books in April consists of three Kahoot games over the eight Lunch Bunch books. Students may participate in the Battle of the Books even if they have not participated in Lunch Bunch Book Club. The winning students will have their name added to a trophy displayed in the library. First, second and third place winners receive a medal, commemorative gold coin and a certificate on Awards Day. For more information, contact jhouser@htes.org 
Grades 3 & 4
April 21st 
2:20 – 3:15 PM
Grades 5 & 6
April 20th
8:45 – 9:30 AM
UPPER SCHOOL INFORMATION
UPPER SCHOOL WELCOMES PARENTS BACK TO CAMPUS FOR END OF YEAR EVENTS & CELEBRATIONS

Spring is in full swing at the Upper School and we're so excited to welcome our families back to campus for many of our end of year events and activities. We hope you will join us.

  • Curriculum Night for ALL RISING 7th Graders and NEW to HT 8th and 9th grade students/families – April 12th at 6:30 pm in the Scott Center
  • Band/Percussion Spring Concert – April 22 at 6:30 pm, Scott Center
  • Upper School Academic Awards Ceremony – April 29th, 8:45 am, Scott Center
  • Choir/Strings Spring Concert – April 29th at 6:00 pm, Scott Center
  • Junior High Theater Performance – May 6th, 6:00pm in the Scott Center
HT SPEECH & DEBATE STUDENTS ORGANIZE FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT UKRAINE

According to UNICEF, over 4 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the start of the war. Many of these refugees are in desperate need of food, water, shelter, clothing, and medical care.
 
The Humanitarian and Environmental Relief Organization (or HERO), a charitable trust co-founded by HT Senior Brianna Ramnath and her sister and sophomore Brooke, will be raising money online via the website www.herogiving.org.
 
Starting today, and on Monday, April 11th, Brianna, Brooke, members of the Speech & Debate team, along with other HT students will be staffing a table during school breaks and after school in front of the library to collect cash and check donations (made out to HERO). In addition, a collection box will be available in the front office starting Tuesday, April 12.
 
100% of HERO donations will be distributed to the following three organizations currently helping the Ukrainian people:
UNICEF's emergency response teams and partners are ramping up efforts to deliver safe water to families in communities where water systems are barely functioning. They are providing health care, nutrition, and education support. They are also focusing on protecting children from violence, exploitation, and abuse in the face of increased threats of gender-based violence.
Working at a 24-hour pedestrian border crossing in southern Poland, WCK began serving hot, nourishing meals. Now, they've expanded their efforts to serve people across the region in Romania, Moldova, and Hungary. WCK is also partnering with restaurants inside of Ukraine to get hot meals to anyone in need.
United Help Ukraine raises money to provide medical supplies for those injured in the war in Ukraine. They have ongoing clothes drives for the families that lost their loved ones because of the war. They ship hundreds of boxes of summer and winter clothes for adults and kids. They help wounded Ukrainian warriors, as well as the families of those wounded and killed in the war.
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION ONLINE VIA PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD AT WWW.HEROGIVING.ORG

OR DONATE IN CASH OR CHECK (MADE OUT TO H.E.R.O.)

H.E.R.O. IS A 501 (C) (3) TAX-EXEMPT CHARITABLE TRUST. PLEASE GO TO WWW.HEROGIVING.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION
REMINDER: LONDON TRIP PARENT INFO SESSION

REMINDER: The 2023 London Parent Information Session will be be held on Wednesday, April 20th.
 
There is a lot of interest in this trip already and we are getting excited to share all of the details with you! 
 
An RSVP is required to join us.
RSVP here https://bit.ly/3iNtsba to confirm your spot at the meeting.
 
Can’t make it but want more information? Register and select “No, but send info.”
SAY OUI OUI TO PARIS AND ROME!

In addition to next spring's London trip, HT has organized an Upper School trip to PARIS and ROME taking place March 8-17, 2023! This trip be led by Mr. Mize and Madame Sacra. Students will visit the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Loire Valley, Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, and Vatican City, among other sites. Students can visit hteuropetrip.com to see the itinerary and sign up.
BE SURE TO PURCHASE YOUR UPPER SCHOOL YEARBOOK 
Order your 2022 7th-12th grade yearbook today! Don't miss out on a year of Upper School memories captured in Holy Trinity's award-winning Tigrium Yearbook on sale now. CLICK HERE for more information.
TIGERS MAKING TRACKS
"BIG FISH" MAKES A HUGE SPLASH!

Congratulations to Upper School Theatre teacher Mrs. Mary Carson Barnette and the entire cast of "Big Fish" on an outstanding, Broadway-worthy performance. This talented troop of HT Thespians performed over three nights last week and weekend and wowed audiences with their acting and singing abilities. These stage stars' futures are bright and we couldn't be more proud of them!
Edward Bloom: Gabe Sanders 
Will Bloom: Jack Riggs
Sandra Bloom: Sydney Brito
The Witch: Evie Rittenhouse
Young Will: Beckett Wouters
Jenny Hill: Karis Assam
Josephine: Nasserie Kamara
Don/Red Fang: Braxton LaNois
Zacky/General Patterson: George Widmer
Amos: Christopher Zizzo
Karl: Davis Hattaway 
Alabama Lambs: Grace Price, Brianna Ramnath
Fisherman/Hot Blooded ShotGunToter/Man with Violin Case/Referee/Soldier: Jonah Lush
The girl in the water: Nadya Huston
New York Doctor: Abigail Edds
Nurse/Karl’s Girlfriend: Mary Stallard 
Ashton Mayor/Dr. Bennett/Don’s Buddy/Soldier: Brian Mazo
Little Girl With Orange Cat: Lauren Mays
Farm Girl: Cali Wilamowski
School Teacher: Victoria Lee
Amos’ Girlfriend: Ellie Riggs
Sharecropper: Anika Vaishnav
Witches: Abigail Edds, Sophia Symeonides, Grace Price , Brianna Ramnath, Mary Stallard, Karis Assam
Red Haired Girls At Auburn: Kaitlynn LaNois, Lauren Mays
Circus Performers: Sophia Symeonides, Cali Wilamowski, Sydney Smith, Anika Vaishnav, Ellie Riggs, Victoria Lee, Mary Stallard, Jonah Lush, Brian Mazo, Nadya Huston, Abigail Edds
Red White And True Dancers: Abigail Edds, Sophia Symeonides, Grace Price, Brianna Ramnath, Mary Stallard, Nadya Huston 
Cheerleaders: Kaitlynn LaNois, Mary Stallard, Grace Price, Brianna Ramnath
Overexcited Scout: Ethan Rittenhouse
Will's Son: Gabriel Alvarez
IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE ZOO

The 3rd grade marked the return of field trips to HT by visiting the Brevard Zoo last Friday. Students had a great time learning about animal habitats, animal adaptations, and exploring. They even got the chance to get up close with Higgins, the Zoo's resident sloth!
HT TAKES FIRST AT STATE ACADEMIC TOURNAMENT

Giancarlo Valdivia represented Brevard County at the Commissioner's Academic Challenge State Tournament in Orlando this past weekend. Giancarlo and five other Brevard County students - chosen for their breadth/depth of knowledge, mental acuity and processing speed - earned first place in their division.  
 
Players answer questions from the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, the Fine Arts, world languages (French and Spanish), Physical Education, Health and Technology. New questions are written each year by educators from high schools throughout the state. You can view the Division 1 Championship Round HERE
STUDENT TALENTS IN BLOOM AT SPRING ART SHOW

Level one Art students show off their creations at the Spring Art Show held on March 31st. Level two students' artwork has been on display in the library throughout this week.
Self portrait by Freshman Greer Reynolds
(Intro to Art)
Handprint plate by Freshman Melanie Maze (Ceramics 1)
JUNIOR BALAJI EARNS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AT STATE ART COMPETITION

Congratulations to HT Junior Raghav Balaji on winning an Award of Excellence in the Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) student competition for his ceramic creation titled Earthen.
CLASS OF 2022: COLLEGE COUNTDOWN
Seniors Have Their Day

We kicked off Class of 2022 celebrations this week with our annual "Senior Day" tradition. Seniors visited the Lower School on Tuesday morning, where they posed for the annual photo with some of our Early Childhood preschoolers and visited with our younger Tigers. There was cheering and high fives abound during their "Senior Stroll" of the campus -- for many, their old stomping grounds. Seniors returned to the Upper School to enjoy some free time on the turf and lunch before attending the Academic Senior Awards and their cap and gown blessing. CLICK HERE to see a full list of awards recipients or view the recorded presentation HERE.

Important Reminders for Seniors...

April 23: Junior/Senior Prom
This year's Junior/Senior Prom will be held at Duran Country Club from 8:00-11:00 PM. See details below.

April 29: Grad Bash!
Details to come soon.

May 2: Decision Day
The College Office has fun things planned throughout the day to celebrate the seniors’ college decisions. They will help with some important recordkeeping, have a special treat, record a video message and sign their Class of 2022 Decision Day Banner!

May 11: Seniors' Last Academic School Day!
(This is a regular school day)

May 12: Rehearsal and Senior Stroll - ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED!
(Attire - College shirts and uniform bottoms) 
Seniors should arrive by 11:30 AM and report to the Scott Center where they will begin their rehearsal. Senior Stroll will end the day. This special tradition allows our graduates time to say goodbye to their school family. In light of this, we ask that parents understand that 'Stroll' is a student-only event. We are planning to livestream and record it for senior families to enjoy.  

May 13: Baccalaureate
More details will be provided soon.
  • Required boys’ attire: Khaki dress slacks (no cargo style); navy blazer; white button down shirt with tie; dress shoes, belt and socks.
  • Required girls’ attire: White dress (may not be strapless or backless and must be of an appropriate length to sit decorously on stage); dress shoes/sandals with no more than a three-inch heel.

May 14: Graduation
More details to be provided soon.
  • Required boys’ attire: Dress pants, collared shirt with tie, belt, dress shoes and socks.
  • Required girls’ attire: Modest dress (appropriate length for sitting in bleachers). Flat dress shoes/sandals or wedges. PLEASE BE ADVISED: No heels can be worn due to the turf at Kelly Stadium. Backless and strapless dresses are not allowed.
Junior/Senior Prom Promises to Dazzle with a Night at the MET

The JUNIOR/SENIOR Prom A Night at the Met will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at the Duran Country Club in Viera. 

The dance will be run from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Students must arrive no later than 8:30 p.m. and may leave no earlier than 10:30 p.m. 

All dates who are either from outside the HT community or are 9th or 10th grade HT students must be approved to attend prior to the event. Please keep in mind there will be a limited number of date requests approved as there is a maximum capacity from Duran for our event, so it is imperative for students to ensure request forms are submitted in a timely manner.

Guest forms this year will be completed via onCampus. Forms will go live on Saturday, April 9th at NOON and will close on Tuesday, April 12th at 3 p.m. Guests will be considered in the order in which the forms are received with seniors having first priority. Students will be notified if their request form has been approved or not by Thursday, April 14th so that all can plan ahead for ticket purchases. 

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 18 via onCampus form. Tickets are $50.00 each and will not be sold at the door, so please purchase in advance!
Be a Part of the Memories - Class of 2022 Video

Senior Ava Middlebrooks has volunteered to create a Class of 2022 video which will highlight photos of seniors throughout the years. She is asking all fellow classmates to email her photos of themselves and their friends. All photo submissions should be in a jpeg or png format and are due by April 29th. The video will be shown to all seniors during graduation rehearsal on Thursday, May 12th. email to: amiddlebrooks@students.htes.org
RSVP for Senior Moms Lunch

There is still time to sign up to attend the Senior Moms Lunch scheduled for Wednesday, April 13th at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club from 11:00-1:00 PM. CLICK HERE to register or email Colleen Middlebrooks for more information at cmiddlebrooks@htes.org.
Important Reminders for Juniors

Spring Requests for Teacher Letters of Recommendation (April 4-29)
On Thursday, 11th graders were sent instructions for making requests for these first letters of recommendation for college applications. THE PROCESS BEGINS IN THE COLLEGE OFFICE WITH MS. GUNDERSON! Come see her to receive the required paperwork and ask any questions you have.

US-College Countdown: College Application Jumpstart for Juniors and Parents (April 26)
This evening meeting is for current juniors and their parents. Topics will include transcript review and processing, requesting letters of recommendation, college research, the importance of SCOIR.  Please bring your laptops!
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Place: Tiger Cafe
Scholarships & Summer Programs for Juniors and Seniors

Scholarships:

Julia B. Beensen Scholarship: Seniors visit: https://www.csascholars.org/beensen/index.php Deadline: April 28, 2022

PB&J Scholarship Seniors visit https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship for details and application. Deadline: May 30, 2022
  
Summer Programs:

The Summer Leader Experience at West Point: Visit https://www.westpoint.edu/admissions/summer-program for details and application. Deadline: April 1, 2022

Duke Pre-College Summer Programs 2022 Visit https://mailchi.mp/duke/fall-preview-duke-pre-college-programs-299634?e=0159833661 for details, application and deadlines.

Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Pre-College Summer Programs: High achieving math and science students: Visit https://ei.jhu.edu/apply/ for application, details, and deadlines.

Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard: Two 2-week performing arts experiences are offered at partner schools, Windermere Preparatory Academy in Orlando, FL. Students may apply to both sessions if interested. Application Deadline: April 10, 2022

  • Session 1 | June 26-July 9: Drama, Piano, Voice 
  • Session 2 | July 10-23: Dance, Musical Theater 
TIGERS LOCKEROOM
Leech and Jones Named Junior High Athlethes of the Month

Congratulations to our April Jersey Mike's Junior High Athletes of the Month, eigth graders Hannah Leech and KJ Jones.

Hannah Leech
In her first six Varsity Softball games Hannah has been a critical part of the team's success. In her 21 at bats she has 9 hits with 3 doubles and 8 RBIs and 3 walks with no stakeouts. Her on base percentage and slugging percentage is over 500. On defense she has been stellar with several great plays, leaving her feet to make diving catches, she also has a strong arm throwing players out at the base. "Hannah is superb softball player with leadership traits beyond her age," said Coach Clarson. "She has a bright future for college with potential of playing Division 1 Softball."

KJ Jones
KJ Jones is off to a fast start on the Boys Varsity Baseball team. KJ is the youngest guy on the team and has started off his first varsity season on a high note. KJ has played catcher and third base for HT. He is leading the team in walks with 11 and is also carrying a 300 batting average. "I believe in KJ abilities and his dedication and commitment to get better every day, his commitment and desire drives him to be the best, and soon he will have the opportunity to play at the next level," said Coach Kelce. "KJ has a very bright future ahead of him and I am glad I get to be a part of it."

Hannah and KJ were recogized during chapel earlier this week by Assistant Athletic Director Coach Tommy Kelce. Athlete of the Month receipients receive a certificate and complimentary sub from our partners in education, Jersey Mike's.
Cross Country Summer Kick-Off

On May 27th (Friday), Holy Trinity cross country (HTXC) will have its Summer Kickoff social gathering. This is event will take place at the home of Jeremy and Adrian Jensen.  WE will have great food, drink, and program information. Returners confirm with Mrs. Jensen via email. Most importantly, this gathering is open to any HT student-athlete interested in joining XC. Please confirm you will attend the social with Adrian (ajgators79@gmail.com)
ANNUAL VICKY HURST HOLY TRINITY GOLF TOURNAMENT MOVES TO FALL 2022

The Vicky Hurst Holy Trinity Golf Tournament will be moving from the spring to the fall, and will most likely take place in September. Plans are still in the works so stay tuned for more details. This annual tournament raises money for Holy Trinity's athletic programs. We look forward to welcoming you back to the green this fall!  
SPORTS SUMMER CAMPS
Individual football and volleyball game tickets, and season and annual passes for HT home games are now available for purchase online. CLICK HERE.
Holy Trinity now has branded merchandise available for purchase onsite at the Tiger Athletic Complex or online at our Tiger Athletic Gear Shop.

Avoid the afternoon carline and have your student meet up with their friends and classmates at The Huddle - after school - at the Tiger Athletic Complex on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 PM. They can work on homework, group projects, study, grab a snack, or play a round of ping pong, spike ball, or corn hole.
PARENT RESOURCES
onCampus User Authentication
 
Over the next few weeks, IT will complete it’s implementation a the new (behind-the-scenes) user authentication process for parents in onCampus. This method, Blackbaud ID (BBID), will allow parents to self-manage their login account for Holy Trinity. The remaining upper school parents will receive invitations to establish their Blackbaud ID via email from htacademy@myschoolapp.com with a subject line of “Connect to Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.” As always, IT is available at helpdesk@htes.org to assist in this transition or with other IT-related issues. Watch your inbox for an email like this one and follow the steps provided.
Have you been following our #YearoftheTiger campaign on our HT Facebook and Instagram page @hteatigers? You and/or your family can play a starring role as well! Just give us a "ROAR" and tell us why Holy Trinity was the right choice for you/your family.

We will be sharing Tiger testimonials throughout the month of February and beyond! Share your HT story via email to HTCommunications@htes.org or on social media with #HTYearoftheTiger!
HT: Get Your "Growl" On!

Be sure to check out the latest edition of The Growl - Holy Trinity's student magazine! Our journalism students report on school news, sports, campus life, arts and entertainment and even the occasional opinion on key issues. You can get yourself a printed version or read and watch it all HERE!
Holy Trinity's 2020-2021 Annual Report is now available to review in digital form. Click HERE.
Please be sure to review and acknowledge
receipt of the 2021-2022
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