5/6/2022
As part of Holy Trinity’s annual National Decision Day tradition, seniors confirmed their college decisions by signing a large banner and drawing the logo of the college/university they will attend in the fall. The Class of 2022 has much to celebrate. Take a look at these stats:

  • Class of 2022 students were accepted to 21 of the top 50 colleges and universities.
  • They were accepted into 75% of the college to which they applied.
  • This year's graduates will be enrolling at 52 different colleges.
  • 100% of HTEA graduates were accepted to at least one college (fulfilling the HTEA graduation requirement).
  • 93% will attend a four-year college, 6% will attend a two-year college, and 1 graduate will attend flight school.
  • 52% will attend a public institution, while 48% will attend a private institution.
  • 52% will attend college in Florida, while 48% will attend out of state.
  • Seniors completed more than 11,934 service hours in their time at HTEA.

 Check out more Class of 2022 information and photos below.
SCHOOLWIDE NEWS & HAPPENINGS
JOIN US TONIGHT!
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Artwork courtesy of Davis Hattaway, HT Class of 2022
KING CENTER CONCERT TO FEATURE HOLY TRINITY YOUTH CHOIR
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 and members of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra. The Holy Trinity Episcopal Youth Choir is comprised of singers in grades 4 – 11 under the direction of Mrs. Slawson and Mrs. Wacaster. The Youth Choir combines the HT Lower School Choir with the Upper School Chorus.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this special event. Adults are $25 each and students attend for free!
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
This morning, Early Childhood held their annual Mother's Day celebrations at the Lower School!
LOWER SCHOOL INFORMATION
LS STUDENT AWARDS CEREMONY TO TAKE PLACE ON MAY 11

Lower School student awards will be handed out next Wednesday, May 11th, during chapel. Parents are welcome to attend. Teachers will be informing parents of those students slated to receive awards in advance. 
"MOVING UP" MEETINGS FOR PRE-K AND K

"Moving up" meetings will continue for Pre-K and Kindergarten next week. See schedule below. Parents should arrive promptly at 9:00 AM and will be directed to the Cub Cafe'.

  • 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.
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!
Parent Art Docents Needed for the 2022-23 School Year

A Letter from Mrs. Gavrish...

Hello Lower School Parents of 1st-5th Graders,

Next year, I am planning on returning to the Masterpiece of the Month program. This is part of your child’s art curriculum where six times throughout the school year parent volunteers will join their child’s art class to help learn about master artists, their technique, style, and the time period. Together, we will collaborate in allowing students to learn art history through a humanities approach.

Please email me at ngavrish@htes.org if you are interested in more information or would like to join us for your child’s last art class in May with our former docents.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Fondly,

Nancy Gavrish
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
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.
AP TESTING CONTINUES NEXT WEEK

The remaining 2022 AP Exams will take place next week. 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.
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:


FINAL EXAMS ARE COMING!

Final exams for students in grades 7-11 will take place the week of May 16th. 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!
PURCHASE YOUR UPPER SCHOOL YEARBOOK TODAY!

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.
CLASS OF 2022 YEARBOOK DEDICATION

Each year, the senior class selects a faculty or staff member to dedicate the yearbook. This year, the Class of 2022 selected Coach Marc Bailey for supporting and encouraging our students both academically and athletically.
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.
TIGERS MAKING TRACKS
HT'S NAHS NAMES 2022-23 STUDENT BOARD MEMBERS
New student board members were selected to Holy Trinity's National Art Honor Society for the 2022-23 school year. Congratulations to:

President – Miya Tanner
Vice President – Kareena Mathews
Secretary - Grace Rush
Treasurer – Thalia Schrumpf
Parlimentarian – Alex Heinze
LOWER SCHOOL ART CLASSES LOVING NEW SCULPTING PEDESTALS

Kindergarten through sixth grade have been taking full advantage of the sculpting pedestals gifted to the art room by the Lower School PA this year. The pedestals have allowed students to take their 3-D work to a higher level and at the same time has made their work easier. From glazing to building, this gift has helped create beautiful pieces of art! Here, Kindergarten classes use the sculpting pedestals to glaze their clay Teddy Bears.
HONORS BIOLOGY

Students in Mr. Murmer's Honors Biology class got to dissect either a sheep heart or brain for their final lab this week. They are covering function of animal organs where students learn about their anatomical features and how they correspond to their physiological processes. Lessons learned on how things appear, function and work in animals. Looks like they are having fun too!
CLASS OF 2022: COLLEGE COUNTDOWN
Be sure to check out our SENIOR CLASS VIDEOS on Facebook or by searching #HTClassof2022
Important Reminders for Seniors
Items that Require Your Attention...

IMPORTANT FINAL TASKS
  • Complete the Graduation Survey form located in student’s onCampus account
  • Finish updating SCOIR, including your enrolling school and outcomes for others, and clean up your account
  • Upload 1 Letter of Acceptance in SCOIR/My Drive (Graduation requirement)
  • Complete the Bright Futures application form. This must be done before graduation and any additional testing must be complete by June 30th.
  • Record your senior video clip with either Mrs. Hensley and Mrs. Allison from the Marketing/Communications Dept.  
  • Write thank you notes for teachers and others who have helped you
  • Obtain a pennant for your college/university (optional)

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 record it for senior families to enjoy.

May 13 - Baccalaureate, May 14 - Graduation: Read the “Know Before You Go Letter” for all the details for your graduation weekend celebrations!

ATTENTION SENIOR ATHLETES: Banners will be taken down on Thursday, May 12 after Senior Stroll. Be sure to drive by the Tiger Athletic Center to pick yours up that afternoon!
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.
LAST CHANCE to Be Part of the Class of 2022 Compilation 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 TODAY. 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 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
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)
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!
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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