February 4, 2022
IMPORTANT DATES
SCHOOLWIDE EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
*** IMPORTANT REMINDER ***

The PRIORITY Reenrollment window will be open through Monday, February 7th (at 11:59 PM). Families who reenroll during this period will receive a $200 discount on their five percent (5%) tuition deposit.

If you have NOT already reenrolled, please be advised:

  • Those families who are not reenrolled on/by February 7th will NOT be eligible for the discounted deposit.

  • Families who are not reenrolled before February 16th will incur a $50 late fee to renew their contract and run the risk of not having space available for their child.

We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the Priority Reenrollment window to reserve your child’s spot for the 2022-2023 school year.
Please check the Reenrollment button under Parent Resources in onCampus for more details.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Kindergarten student Piper Hodges holds a traditional Chinese "blessing tiger" as her class celebrates the start of the Chinese (Lunar) New Year -- the Year of the Tiger. On the tiger’s face is a fish. ‘Fist’ in Chinese means ‘abundant’, such as an abundance of food, money, or other blessings in the new year. 
LOWER SCHOOL NEWS & INFORMATION
5th Grade Goes to the Symphony

Holy Trinity's 5th graders visit the King Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday to watch the Brevard Symphony Orchestra perform.
Save the Date for Spring Book Fair
The Spring Book Fair will run March 7 – 10 and will be for students only. Unfortunately, parents will not be able to attend. Student eWallets may be funded beginning Monday, February 14th at the following link: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/holytrinitylowerschool. Scholastic eWallets can be crowd-funded. To help build a classroom library, please add funds to the teacher’s already existing eWallet and thank you for your support!
Lower School Yearbooks On Sale Now!
Important 2022-23 Admissions Dates
For rising Kindergarten families:
For rising Junior High families:
Got Plastic Bottles?

The Lower School art program needs recycled plastic water bottles for a sculpture project. Please send them in during the next several weeks. Thank you in advance for your continued support of the Fine Arts at Holy Trinity.
Lunch Bunch Book Club Sharing Dates!

REMINDER: Students in grades 2 - 6 are invited to join the Lower School Lunch Bunch Book Club! The February book selections are:
2nd grade
The World According to Humphrey
February 24
3rd and 4th grade
Saving Winslow
February 15 (4th)
February 24 (3rd)
5th and 6th grade
The Westing Game
February 23
There's no need for students to sign up for Lunch Bunch Book Club. Students read the book and then bring their lunch to the library on their assigned day (as noted). They will eat outside and then play a Kahoot based on the book. First, second and third place winners choose a prize from the library treasure chest. Lunch Bunch Book Club information is available on Mrs. Houser's Library onCampus page under "Groups”.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS & INFORMATION
The Quarter 3 Interim ended on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Now is a good time to check your student’s grades in OnCampus as we are half way through Quarter 3. 
The Upper School welcomed a dear friend back to Holy Trinity to help us recognize the month of February as Black History Month. Mr. LeRoy Darby performed a beautiful praise hymn entitled "My Tribute" during chapel Friday morning. Mr. Darby is a retired College Administrator, having worked at Eastern Florida State College in many leadership roles. A friend of Dr. Cobb’s for over 30 years, she called him out of retirement to work at Holy Trinity as the Director of Diversity of Inclusion. Currently, he works as the Innovation Center Coordinator for Florida A & M.  Mr. Darby is active in our local theatre having most recently played the role of the Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol at the Henegar Center. However, his most cherished role today is that of grandfather to Gianna Rose. Mr. Darby received a warm welcome from his family at Holy Trinity. You can watch his performance here:
8th Graders Learn About the Holocaust from a Survivor

Each year, Ms. Perschnick invites a Holocaust survivor to speak with her 8th grade English class as they prepare to read "Night" by Elie Wiesel.

Roland Levi was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1939. He was living there with his father, mother, and older sister, Nadya in 1940 when the German army conquered Belgium. In 1944 Roland’s mother and father were arrested and taken to the Dossin Barracks in Mechelen, an assembly point for Jews. From there they were transferred to Auschwitz. Nadya and Roland remained hidden at the congregation of Notre Dame de Sion but were soon arrested by the Gestapo. They were taken to an orphanage in Wezembeek and set to be transported to Auschwitz. The orphanage director, Marie Blum Albert, was able to negotiate with guards at the train station and secured the release of numerous Jewish wards of the orphanage, including Nadya and Roland. The children were returned to the orphanage. Roland and Nadya were liberated in September 1944 and reunited with their parents who also survived. Roland settled in the United States in the 1960s. He lives in the Tampa Bay Area and speaks to students and adults about his experiences during the Holocaust. We are so grateful to Mr. Levi for sharing his story with our students.
Upper School: Put a Lid on It!
PLEASE BE ADVISED: Students may only bring/drink water in their classrooms if it is from a bottle with a tight fitting, spill proof lid on it.
Upper School: It's Yearbook Time!

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 is on sale now. CLICK HERE for more information.
Come Huddle with Us!

Do your kids have a big test or group project coming up? Have them meet at The Huddle after school at the Athletic Complex on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 PM to study!
TIGERS MAKING TRACKS
HT Dominates at Annual Classics Forum

Holy Trinity had an outstanding showing at the Annual Classics Forum held last Saturday, winning 40 of the test categories and all three levels of Certamen. CLICK HERE to see the results and if you know any of these students, please congratulate them on their hard work. Some of them will now be preparing for the State Forum in April. 
Upper School Spelling Bee Buzz

Congratulations to Jack Breeden for winning the 2022 Junior High Spelling Bee with the winning word "imperturbable" in the 10th round! Congrats also to Shaan Prasad for being our runner up! Thank you to special guest judge Dhyana Mishra, and to Ms. Perschnick and Ms. Givens, who put countless hours into making the Spelling Bee happen for the junior high students and did an incredible job! Check out more photos from today's Bee on our Facebook page.
HT Speech & Debate Coach Receives Well Deserved Honor from National Association

Holy Trinity Speech & Debate Coach Dr. Rick Ramnath has earned the Donus D. Roberts Coaching Excellence Award from the National Speech & Debate Association's Honor Society. Receiving the Donus Award is a remarkable achievement and indicates that Dr. Ramnath has earned 10,000 coaching points. Coaches earn one point for every merit point earned by their students through competition, service, and leadership activities. Each point represents hours of practice, revision, and growth for those Holy Trinity students who have been the recipient of Dr. Ramnath's coaching. We congratulate and thank him for his service and dedication.
Have you checked out the latest edition of The Growl - Holy Trinity's student magazine, or stayed in touch with weekly Upper School campus happenings and hijinks through our weekly broadcast? Our journalism students report on school news, sports, campus life, arts and entertainment and even the occasional opinion on key issues. You can read and watch it all HERE!
CLASS OF 2022: COLLEGE COUNTDOWN
Reminders for Seniors...

Bright Futures Status Reports to go home on Monday!

Seniors will be given a Bright Futures status report on Monday. The status report provides details about which criteria the seniors have/have not met. Criteria include GPA, test scores and community service.*

*Community Service will not appear complete unless the senior has earned and reported a total of 100 hours.) Parents please review this with your senior and reach out to Ms. Gunderson (tgunderson@htes.org) if you have any questions.


SCOIR Updates
Please continue to update your SCOIR college lists. This includes moving schools into your applied list and recording college decisions (accepted, deferred, denied). In addition, please remove any colleges that you didn’t apply to.
Attention Juniors!

Junior Touch Base Meetings with College Advisors continue! 

Juniors should register for a one-on-one with their college advisor if they haven’t done so already. To schedule a meeting, students should refer to the emails previously sent by their advisors with instructions on how to register. Also, before the meeting, each junior should complete their “homework” which includes the following tasks in SCOIR:
  • Uploading a resume draft to “My Drive”
  • Adding colleges to your “Following” list
  • Completing the Junior Student Survey


SAVE THE DATE: Junior College Planning and Retreat Day is Tuesday, Feb. 15th

Juniors will begin their day in the Tiger Café at 8:00 a.m. and then attend special topic related sessions conducted by the counseling staff. Topics to be covered include: 
  • How to Tell My Story/Essays and Letters of Recommendation
  • How Will My College Application Be Evaluated/Mock Admission Activity
  • Using SCOIR for College Planning
  • Curriculum Planning/Course Requests. 

(Attire: College shirts and uniform pants/shorts.)


American Legion Boys and Girls State Leadership Program 

Junior Boys and Girls have the opportunity to apply for the American Legion Boys and Girls State Leadership Program. Holy Trinity is able to nominate up to 5 young men and 3 young women.  All juniors were sent an email with detailed instructions on how to apply. 

  • Application materials for girls are due by Feb. 8th
  • Materials for boys are due by Feb. 21st (includes a letter of recommendation). 

Those who are nominated by HT will then go on to be interviewed by the local American Legion Post. (Please note, all applicants must be willing to commit to the week-long leadership training in Tallahassee scheduled for June.) Please see Ms. Gunderson or your college advisor in the college office if you have questions.


Central Florida Consortium of Private School Counselors Virtual College Fair - Registration Now Open!

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 22 & 23, 2022; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Registration is now open for our Virtual College Fair! Sign-up to virtually connect with colleges and universities from around the country for free.

During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by clicking the Register link listed under each session, which will take you to the registration form. Once you fill out the form, you'll receive a Zoom link for the session.

Please note: You must register for each session in which you want to attend. (For example, if you want to hear from the colleges in A1, B2, D3 and F1 you must register for each of those sessions individually.) During the fair, you and your family will be able to ask questions to the college representatives throughout each presentation!

We are looking forward to sharing this virtual experience with each of you!
Scholarships & Summer Programs for Juniors and Seniors

Scholarships:

Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs JUNIORS Visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/ for application, details, and deadlines. Application open until March 15, 2022.

Space Coast Gator Club Scholarship: seniors visit: http://spacecoastgatorclub.com/scholarships/ For application and details. Deadline: March 13, 2022

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

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.
COMMENCEMENT CORNER
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, May 14, 2022 for Graduation of Holy Trinity's Class of 2022. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM at Kelly Field. More details to come as we get closer.
TIGERS LOCKEROOM
Give Me a "T"... for Tryouts!

Varsity Cheer will be holding tryouts for all 8th -11th grade students on March 3, 4, 7, and 8 in the gym from 3:00-5:00 PM. You must attend all 4 days to be considered for the team. Please see Mrs. Welch in classroom 608 before March 1 to obtain the required paperwork. 

Two Outstanding HT Student-Athletes Make National Signing Day Headlines

Congratulations to seniors Dylan Collins and Ty Englehart! Both students participated in National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 2nd, inking their commitments to play at the college level for their respective schools and sports next year.

  • Collins will be attending Emory University in Atlanta to run track and field. Emory Track and Field has a rich and winning tradition within the scope of Division 3 programs. Dylan plans to major in Political Sciences with a focus on International Studies.

  • Englehart has signed to play football for Presbyterian College in South Carolina. Presbyterian plays in the Pioneer League, a Division 1 Football Championship Subdivision or FSC school. Ty's dream has always been to play quarterback for a D1 school. He plans to study Pre-Allied Health Sciences at Presbyterian. 

Check out the local media coverage by clicking on the icons or links below:
Watch Holy Trinity's livestream of the ceremony here:
The 14th Annual Publix Florida Marathon Weekend is happening on Sunday, February 13, 2022 in downtown Melbourne. The event features distances of 5k, 10k, half-marathon and marathon and is offering a 20% discount to all Holy Trinity families and friends through January 30, 2022.

Holy Trinity 20% discount code: HTRUNS
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.
PARENT RESOURCES
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
Check out our official online spirit store at HTspiritstore.com for your HT swag. Shop over 5,000 HT branded and logo items, including apparel, home decor, gifts, accessories, pet supplies, drinkware, luggage and more! 
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