April 22, 2022
UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHOOLWIDE

LOWER SCHOOL

Father-Daughter Dance
April 30

Moving Up Meetings
April 26-May 5
UPPER SCHOOL

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
SIGN UP FOR HT SUMMER PROGRAMS TODAY!

CLICK HERE to learn about and sign up for camps and program being offered this summer by the Upper and Lower Schools.
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.
SAVE THE DATE!
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Artwork courtesy of Davis Hattaway, HT Class of 2022
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Class of 2022 senior Larry Edgecombe finds an innovative way to carry himself and his books to class during "Anything but a Backpack" Day, part of Junior/Senior Spirit Week activities taking place at the Upper School.
LOWER SCHOOL INFORMATION
Lower School Yearbooks On Sale
Until April 30th
MAKE SCHOOL SUPPLY SHOPPING FOR NEXT YEAR EASY, HASSLE-FREE!

The Lower School Parent Association is partnering with 1st Day School Supplies to offer grade-specific school supply kits for the 2022-2023 school year. That means no more rushing from store to store to find everything on the list! Purchase school supplies from the comfort of your home using this one-stop shop to get all of your student's supplies and have them waiting on campus at the beginning of the new school year.

  • 100% brand name products (including Crayola, Ticonderoga, Avery and Mead)
  • Teacher verified supply lists
  • Delivered to campus prior to the start of the school year

Kits are available for incoming preschool through 6th grade students.

Purchase your kits here: https://1stday.sale/23806.The deadline to order is July 1st.
CHAPEL NOW OPEN TO LS PARENTS
Lower School parents may now join their children in chapel. CLICK HERE for more details and important information.
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.
UPPER SCHOOL INFORMATION
MORNING DROP-OFF SAFETY REMINDER

Recently, we have noticed that the Faculty/Staff and Student parking lot has become extremely congested during morning arrival and drop-off times. The parking lot is for Holy Trinity employees and students who drive themselves to school ONLY, unless parents/family members are visiting HT for a specific reason (e.g., meeting, volunteering, supply drop-off, etc.). For the safety of our students and staff, please do not use the parking lot as a drop-off point for students. All student drop-offs should be done in the carline at all times.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR AP STUDENTS

We are gearing up for the 2022 AP Exam Administration. Students and families, please CLICK HERE to review the AP EXAM Bulletin so that you can be prepared for your upcoming test(s). Additionally, the College Board has asked that all students review the AP Terms and Conditions at this link: cb.org/apexamterms

Students will be expected to agree to these terms and conditions at the start of each exam. We are looking forward to helping facilitate an environment where students feel supported and encouraged to do their very best on these important exams. Please email Mrs. Ramos at kramos@htes.org with any questions regarding AP Testing.
HELP US CELEBRATE OUR AMAZING UPPER SCHOOL TEACHERS

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6 and both our Upper and Lower Schools will be celebrating our amazing educators in a very special way. At the Upper School, we will have a number of themed days and activities. If you'd like to support some of these efforts by donating an item, please click on the link below for the Sign Up Genius list and many thanks in advance for your generosity!

SPOTS STILL OPEN FOR LONDON 2023 TRIP...
A LETTER FROM MRS. WACASTER
Hello!
It was so nice seeing some of you Wednesday night to talk about our 2023 travel program to London! I am super passionate about providing these incredible opportunities for our students to experience the Arts and all that they learn about and study in class. It is so important and there is nothing like seeing it all right in front you!  
 
Our enrollment window has opened.  As you may have already heard, we went through all our spots last night, but the good news is that we have been able to secure 10 more spots before the trip is at full capacity.  Based on the meeting attendance and the interest so far, we expect the trip to be completely full before our enrollment window closes next Friday, April 29th at midnight!  
 
CLICK HERE to view the presentation that was shared at Wednesday night's meeting. It includes highlights of the trip plus cost and payment information. More in-depth information is available on the sign-up page. 

Please be aware that students will need a passport and it must be valid until at least October 2023 for them to travel. Currently, EF is requiring negative Covid tests within 24 hours of departure to ensure everyone's health. 
 
Also, please look carefully at the insurance options and choose the one that best fits your family's needs. Honestly, this is an expensive trip and the best way to ensure your investment is through an insurance product that allows you to cancel at any time for any reason. You do not have to purchase your insurance through EF. Please be sure that you are aware of all limits of any policy you choose.
 
You can reserve your spot now at www.eftours.com/2536823ZB
 
I am so excited for this next adventure with you!

Best,
Mrs. Lorie Wacaster
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 view 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
BUDDING ARTISTS CELEBRATE EARTH DAY IN A HANDS-ON WAY
HT JUNIOR AMBASSADORS HONORED BY CANAVERAL PORT AUTHORITY

Three Holy Trinity students were recognized at the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners Meeting for their completion of their Junior Ambassador Program. 

Cash Luck, Cooper Cohen and Reef LaGala applied for and were selected as participants back in June of 2021. Throughout the year, they attended 5 meetings with various port partners learning about various career prospects connected with Port Canaveral.  
HT HEROES RAISE MORE THAN $6K TO SUPPORT UKRAINE

Sisters Brianna and Brooke Ramnath, along with HT's Speech and Debate team, raised nearly $6,400 for their charitable trust, the Humanitarian and Environmental Relief Organization (HERO), whichwas established to help the people of Ukraine.

Thanks to the generosity of the Holy Trinity community, the money will be distributed among three charities: UNICEF, World Central Kitchen, and United Help Ukraine.

Because there is no end in sight for the struggle of the Ukrainian refugees, HERO will continue to collect donations online at www.herogiving.org.
HT YOUTH CHOIR PREPARING FOR KING CENTER PERFORMANCE

Holy Trinity's Youth Choir has been rehearsing for the "In Need of Music" concert presented by the Brevard Community Chorus and conducted by HT's own Lorie Wacaster, taking place at the King Center on May 7th! 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. Purchase tickets online HERE!
CLASS OF 2022: COLLEGE COUNTDOWN
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!
Seniors need to be in the Tiger Cafe by 4:30 PM. We are leaving for Universal and will spend the evening enjoying both parks with other Florida seniors and plan to return to Holy Trinity around 3:30 AM.  

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
  • 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.
Important Graduation Ticket Information

Attention Class of 2022 Seniors and Parents!
 
Graduation Tickets will be distributed on Monday, April 25. Seniors, please pick up your tickets at dismissal (2:55 PM) at the table that will be set up outside the front office near the College Counseling area. If you are unable to pick up your tickets at that time, please pick your tickets up at the front office from Mrs. Hewatt or Nurse Emily beginning on Tuesday, April 26.
 
Tickets for those that selected “parent pick-up” will be available at the front office beginning Monday, April 25 at 2:55 p.m. Please see Mrs. Hewatt or Nurse Emily to pick up those tickets.  
Senior Videos

HT's Marketing & Communications staff will be recording short 15-30 second videos of each of our seniors as part of your Decision Day activities and checklist.

Beginning next week, staff will be on-hand in the library during open elective (first period) to record senior messages and will continue through Monday, May 2nd.

Your video should cover the following:
  • Your name,
  • The college/university/branch of military you're planning to attend OR if you are undecided, and/or,
  • The subject/major/career you’re planning to study/pursue.
 
CLICK HERE for a sample of what we're aiming to achieve as a unique way to celebrate our seniors on social media throughout the month of May and get ready to be Insta-famous!
Be 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: ava.middlebrooks@students.htes.org
Important Reminders for Juniors

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

Spring Requests for Teacher Letters of Recommendation
(April 4-29)
All junior requests for first teacher letters of recommendation are due by April 29th. Juniors should make their requests next week if they haven’t already done so. THE PROCESS BEGINS IN THE COLLEGE OFFICE WITH MS. GUNDERSON! Come see her to receive the required paperwork and ask any questions you have. (Detailed instructions were provided in Ms. Gunderson’s email sent on 3/31.)
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

Society of American Military Engineers, SAME Space Coast Post 2022 Scholarship visit: https://samespacecoast.org/same-space-coast-post-2022-scholarship-application/ Application must be received no later than April 28, 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.
TIGERS LOCKEROOM
BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE MAKES HISTORY!

From the Viera Voice: The Holy Trinity boys lacrosse team made history Wednesday night, beating visiting Bishop Moore 9-5 in the quarterfinals of the Class 1A regional tournament.
It’s the first regional tournament victory in program history for the Tigers, and a rare win for a Brevard County team in state playoffs, which are usually dominated by teams in Central Florida or south of Brevard. READ MORE HERE.
HT Students Win Gold at International Cheer Competition

Four Holy Trinity girls are World Champions winning gold at the International Cheer Union (ICU) World Championships! Congratulations to Sydney Crane (10th), Sophie Lyons (12th), Rebecca Benezra (10th), and Isabella Tichy (8th). Their team was chosen and represented the United States as the US National Junior Pom team for USA Cheer. There is only one junior pom team chosen from the entire United States to represent every year. They competed against 11 different countries from all over the world and won the gold medal in their division.
Coach Kelce Recognized as Coach of the Month by J. Kyle Braid Family

Congratulations to Junior High Athletic Director and Baseball Coach Tom Kelce for earning the J. Kyle Braid Coach of the Month Award, a new award established by the The Braid family through their educational foundation to recognize outstanding coaches who lead and inspire student athletes to be the best versions of themselves. Members of the Braid family were on hand during chapel earlier this week to present Coach Kelce with a certificate and $1,000 check. CLICK HERE to learn about high school athlete Jay Kyle Braid and his family's mission to honor his memory through the J. Kyle Braid Leadership Foundation and recognition efforts like these.
Cross Country Summer Kick-Off

On Friday, May 27th, 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 its implementation of 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.
HEAR US ROAR!
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 school year! Share your HT story via email to HTCommunications@htes.org or on social media with #HTYearoftheTiger!
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
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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