5/13/2022
SCHOOLWIDE NEWS & HAPPENINGS
END OF YEAR TIGER TRANSIT FYI

Please see the following Tiger Transit schedule for the week of May 17-20:
 
Daily Schedule
6:55 a.m. Departs from Lower School Gym
7:35 a.m. Departs from Upper School Athletic Center
 
Tuesday-Thursday
12:25 p.m. Departs from Upper School Student Gate
12:50 p.m. Arrives at Lower School (with immediate parent pick up)
3:05 p.m. Departs from Upper School Student Gate (for those students that stay at school to study)
3:35 p.m. Arrives at Lower School Gym
3:45 p.m. Departs from Lower School Gym
4:10 p.m. Arrives at Upper School Student Gate
 
Friday
10:10 a.m. Departs from Upper School Student Gate
10:30 a.m. Arrives at Lower School Gym (with immediate parent pick up)
11:35 a.m. Departs from Lower School Gym
11:50 a.m. Arrives at Upper School Student Gate

Important Message Regarding Your onCampus Account

Over the course of this school year, IT has worked to migrate all parent accounts to authenticate with Blackbaud ID. This change increases the security of our data, offers self-service password reset via a link on the login screen, and provides the option for single sign-on (SSO) with Google accounts.

Troubleshooting Tips:
  • If you have difficulty logging into your onCampus account, be sure you are using your email address as your username.
  • If you don’t recall your password, use the “Forgotten Password” link on the login page to request a password reset email.
  • Occasionally, caches/cookies on your browser can interfere with the sign in process. We recommend using an InPrivate (Edge) or Incognito (Chrome) browser window to avoid these issues. You can also, if given the option on pop-up window, click “Sign in with another email,” then enter your onCampus email/username.

If you have not yet updated your account by following the steps in the “Connect to Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy” email, your account has been disabled. This step was taken to protect our community’s data. We will gladly reconnect your account at your request. Email us at helpdesk@htes.org, and please be sure to include your name and email address (to be used as your username) in the request.

We greatly appreciate how quickly so many of Holy Trinity’s parents completed this task. As always, feel free to contact us with any account-related questions or issues.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Seniors Karis Assam and Logan Araj address the Class of 2022 during Senior Stroll, Thursday, May 12, 2022.
LOWER SCHOOL INFORMATION
LOWER SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION

Registration for Lower School summer camps is now open! Our full-day summer camps will take place during the weeks of June 6-10, June 20-24 and June 27-July 1. 
 
Registration is open to students entering Kindergarten* through 7th grade who are enrolled at HTEA for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Parents, please log into onCampus and click the Lower School Summer Camp button to view available camps and to register.
 
*Campers registered for the Kindergarten camp must turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022 to be eligible for this camp.
 
If you have questions regarding summer camp offerings, please email summer@htes.org.
SUMMER SUCCESS PROGRAM

This school year is quickly coming to an end, and we are so proud of our students and their academic growth and development! We hope you all enjoy a summer break full of rest, relaxation and great family fun. However, we know that it is common for students to experience some learning loss over the summer break, and educators often refer to this as the “Summer Slide.” To help our students avoid the Summer Slide, we would like to make you aware of a Summer Success Program available through a company called Connected Class. Participation in the program is not mandatory; we are just providing information on this resource for those families who might find an online summer educational program beneficial for their children. 

There is a small cost to participate and the contractual arrangement is between our families and the company offering the program, Connected Class. Holy Trinity does not realize any financial gain from participation in the program, we simply may ask for your feedback on the product to determine if we would continue to share the resource in the future. 

What does the Summer Success Program include? 
  • One (1) Summer Success Kit, mailed directly to the student at the beginning of summer. The kit includes items used to play Learning Link games/activities and is packaged in a drawstring backpack.
  • Weekly emails sent directly to parents over the 10 weeks of summer with brief videos demonstrating a math and literacy game/activity appropriate for their student's grade level.
  • Ongoing instructional support from Connected Class educators. Parents can reply to emails and ask questions throughout the summer.

To participate in this program, visit https://connectedclass.com/product/learning-link-summer-success-program/ to sign up and purchase your Summer Success Take-Home Kit. All orders must be placed by MAY 20th.

Parents, we are excited to be able to make this opportunity available to you. Thank you for being a part of your child’s educational experience. Your involvement in their education is the difference maker!
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.
UPPER SCHOOL INFORMATION
FINAL EXAMS ARE HERE!

Final exams for students in grades 7-11 will take place next week. Please see the schedule of dates, times and dismissal details below so you can plan accordingly. Bus transportation information coming soon!
Tuesday, May 17
8:00-10:00 AM: Period 7 exam
10:00-10:20 AM: Break
10:20 AM-12:20 PM: Period 6 exam
Student dismissal at 12:20 PM
Library will be open until 4:00 PM 
Wednesday, May 18
8:00-10:00 AM: Period 5 exam
10:00-10:20 AM: Break
10:20 AM-12:20 PM: Period 4 exam
Student dismissal at 12:20 PM
Library will be open until 4:00 PM 
Thursday, May 19
8:00-10:00 AM: Period 3 exam
10:00-10:20 AM: Break
10:20 AM-12:20 PM: Period 3 exam
Student dismissal at 12:20 PM
Library will be open until 4:00 PM 
Friday, May 20 
8:00-10:00 AM: Period 1 exam
Students dismissal at 10:00 AM
Library closes at 10:00 AM
Final "Paws" at the Tiger Athletic Complex

Tuesday, May 17th and Wednesday, the 18th are final exam days and early release at 12:20 PM. Students are welcome to walk down to the Tiger Athletic Complex and get a FREE Kona Ice, purchase snacks and Chick-Fil-A for lunch, meet with a study group or study on their own, play lawn games and shop for new HT Gear for next year!

Parents, you are welcome to pick up your children anytime between 12:45 and 2:30 PM. Hopefully this will give you a little extra time before pick up. We welcome you to park your car at the Athletic Complex and come shop for new HT Gear for you and the kids for next year!
STUDENT PARKING PERMITS FOR SY 2022-23

Parking permit registration for students who plan to drive to school next year will be available on June 1st. Parents will need to register on their onCampus page.
SIGN UP FOR HT SUMMER PROGRAMS TODAY!

CLICK HERE to learn about and sign up for camps and programs being offered this summer by the Upper and Lower Schools.
SIGN UP NOW FOR SAT PREP AND COLLEGE APP BOOTCAMP SUMMER CLASSES

Holy Trinity is offering SAT Prep and College Application Bootcamp classes this summer. These are for HT Students as well as other Brevard County Juniors and Seniors. Register today! Click the links below to register:


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!
TIGERS MAKING TRACKS
HT HAS ITSELF A NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR!

Holy Trinity senior and class valedictorian Priya Gutta has been selected as a winner of the National Merit $2500 Scholarship. 

Among all students who entered the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, only about 16,000 were named Semifinalists. They were designated on a state representational basis, in proportion to each state’s percentage of the national total of graduating high school seniors. In order to advance in the competition and be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, a Semifinalist had to become a Finalist by fulfilling several requirements that included submitting a detailed scholarship application and presenting a record of very high academic performance. All winners of about 7,500 National Merit Scholarships are being chosen from the group of approximately 15,000 distinguished Finalists.

The 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships are the awards for which every Finalist is considered. Winners are named in every state, in numbers based on the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.

Priya will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall and pursuing a dual degree in computer science and business administration. We are so very proud of her and wish her the best of luck in college and all her future endeavors!
LOWER SCHOOL ACADEMIC AND CHARACTER AWARDS
On Wednesday the Lower School held its annual awards ceremony, recognizing our students for their academic and character achievements. Awards included the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Award, Battle of the Books, Science Fair Award, Growth Mindset Award, Safety Patrol, Yearbook Club, Peace Award, Helping Hands, Chapel Worship Team, I-Team, Athletes of the Year, Tiger Spirit, Presidents Award for Educational Excellence, Parent Substitutes and Volunteers, Citizenship Award, Kathryn Kreag Palmer Literary Achievement Award, and the Charles B. Thomas Award.

STUDENTS CREATE CARDS FOR UKRAINE

Mrs. Brown's AP classes created cards of encouragement and hope to be delivered to Ukrainian orphanages and people in hiding in the warzone. The organization is called Love Can Cross Oceans. A representative will be coming to explain the mission and provide materials for students to create handmade cards to collect and send. 
SECOND GRADERS CELEBRATE ANNUAL WAX MUSEUM DAY
Do you recognize any of these famous faces? Last week, our second grade held its annual Wax Museum Day where students "got into character" with props and presented on the biographies of well known individuals. Students each chose an important person (historical or living), and for three months researched, wrote reports and created oral scripts based on those figures, highlighting who they are, important facts, and why they are/were important. This is the 7th annual Wax Museum Day. CHECK OUT MORE PHOTOS HERE.
Sophomore Lauren Juntunen performed with the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra at the King Center last Saturday as part of the "In Need of Music" concert conducted by Holy Trinity's own chorus and strings teacher, Mrs. Lorie Wacaster.
I-TEAM BAKE SALE HELPS WITH CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION

Our 6th grade I-Team members have been hard at work beautifying our Lower School Campus. Under the direction of their sponsors, Chaplain Garcia, Mrs. Benhase and Mrs. Durrance, the I-Team raised enough funds during their latest Bake Sale Fundraiser to purchase benches, plants and planters for the courtyard by the Tiger Welcome Center. Their efforts have dramatically enhanced the entrance area and we are so proud of them!
AFTER AP EXAMS, WE PLAY...
Mrs. DeRosier's AP Biology students are unwinding after their exam, playing board games based on biological concepts! Pictured are the games Cytosis, Cellulose, and Wingspan.
STEAMING TOWARD SUMMER...
Our 3rd graders are wrapping up their year with a parachute project in Ms. Geanacopoulos’s STEAM class. Understanding that changing different variables - canopy size, canopy material, cord length and mass - will change the rate of descent, students could pick and choose which variable to test with the goal of creating a parachute that would last the longest in the air.
Also in STEAM this week, 4th graders attempted the famous Pringle Ringle Challenge, where students tested their building abilities using a fragile material to create a ring with no glue or tape allowed! Students used their knowledge on gravity and friction to complete this task, but the hardest part was NOT eatting the chips while building!
CLASS OF 2022: COLLEGE COUNTDOWN
Be sure to check out our SENIOR CLASS VIDEOS on Facebook or by searching #HTClassof2022
Important Baccalaureate and Graduation Information

Senior Creates Instagram Page to Share HT College Decisions

Senior Bella Muniz has created an HT 2022 decision page on Instagram. Check it out HERE or search @ht22decisions.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR JUNIORS AND PARENTS...


Upcoming College Information Session for High School Students

The Engaging Distinctive Universities Consortium
Emory University, Rice University, University of Michigan and the University of Washington are hosting two virtual events in May. Use these links to register:

Summer To-Do List

With summer approaching, we wanted to remind all Juniors/Rising Seniors about tasks that need their attention at the beginning of the summer.

Please make note of the following and let us know if you have questions:

  • Rising Senior Questionnaire due June 1 (SCOIR)
  • Parent Insight Form due June 1 (SCOIR)
  • DE proposal forms due June 1
  • HTEA College Boot Camp June 13-16 from 9:00-12:00 PM
  • SAT Prep 1: May 31-June 3 from 8:00-12:00 PM
  • SAT Prep 2: July 25-July 28 from 8:00-12:00 PM
SAT/ACT Testing Dates
ACT

June 11, 2022
July 16, 2022
Sept. 10, 2022
Oct. 22, 2022
Dec. 10, 2022
Feb. 4, 2023
April 8, 2023
June 10, 2023
July 15, 2023
SAT

June 4, 2022
Aug. 27, 2022
Oct. 1, 2022
Nov. 5, 2022
Dec. 3, 2022
March 6, 2022
May 6, 2022
June 3, 2022
Scholarships & Summer Programs for Juniors and Seniors

Scholarships:

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
HT NAMES 2022 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Holy Trinity has awarded three outstanding students with the annual Athlete of the Year distinction. In order to be eligible for the Athlete of the Year, a student-athlete must have participated in a minimum of two varsity sports during the three athletic seasons at HT, contributed in a positive way to the success of the team and excelled in the sports played. He/she has paved the way and acted as a role model for future HT students. Congratulations to:
Jack Combs
(11th grade)
Lindsey Angermeier
(11th grade)
Alinah Sarratt
(10th grade)
SENIORS EARN END OF YEAR ATHLETIC RECOGNITIONS

HT Athletic Director James Phillips commandeered Senior Stroll on Thrusday to recognize three outstanding senior athletes. Congratulations to Laila Cohen, recipient of the Holy Trinity Christian Athlete Award, given to talented student-athletes who display Christian values both on and off the field.

The Tiger and Female Tiger Award are presented to the male and female student-athletes who display leadership, integrity and honor, and who posseses excellent character and work ethic both on and off the field. Congratulations to Brock Shoultz, recipient of the Tiger Award, for helping our Varisty Lacrosse team get further than ever before and was instrumental in getting the Boys Varsity Soccer team to the Regional Finals, and to Caroline Lacey (recipient of the Female Tiger Award), for representing Holy Trinity at swim and helping the Girls Varsity Basketball team go further than it has gone in the history of the program.
Laila Cohen
Holy Trinity Christian Award
Brock Shoultz
Tiger Award
Caroline Lacey
Female Tiger Award
VANZWEITEN IS STATE CHAMPION!
Congratulations to sophomore Evelyn VanZwieten, the FHSAA Class 1A State Champion in girls discus. Evelyn is only the second HT student in the last six years to earn a state championship distinction! Check out our Athletics Facebook page for more exciting Track and Field results!
SAVE THE DATE!
Cross Country Summer Kick-Off

NOTE DATE CHANGE: On Sunday, June 5th, 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)
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.
PARENT RESOURCES
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!
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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