April 1, 2022
UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHOOLWIDE
School Holiday
April 15-18
LOWER SCHOOL

Mother & Son Bowling Event
April 2

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

HT Theater Production of Big Fish
April 1-3

Spring Art Gallery (Level II Fine Arts)
April 4

Junior High Curriculum Night
April 12

Band/Percussion Spring Concert
April 22

Upper School Academic Awards
April 29

Choir/Strings Spring Concert
April 29
SCHOOLWIDE NEWS & HAPPENINGS
TONIGHT & THIS WEEKEND ONLY....
Tickets are on sale now for Holy Trinity's much anticipated spring performance of "Big Fish." Make plans to join us tonight (April 1st), Saturday the 2nd, or Sunday, the 3rd. Visit: https://httheater.ticketleap.com/big-fish/ to reserve your seats today! (Art work by HT senior Davis Hattaway)
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
How Science Wows... This week, our 5th grade science classes dissected owl pellets, identifying various small bones found inside to learn about the diet of owls.
LOWER SCHOOL INFORMATION
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.

Adhering to the following guidelines will help make things flow a bit easier for all.
  • Please 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.
  • Please take your leave of your child as you exit the chapel. This make 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.
HAVE LUNCH WITH YOUR LOWER SCHOOL STUDENT

Parents are now able to join their child for lunch at the Lower School. Please let your teacher know via email and then plan to meet him/her 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
Lower School Yearbooks On Sale Now!
Important 2022-23 Admissions Dates
For rising Junior High families:
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 finally be able to welcome our families back to campus for many of our end of year events and activities. We hope you will plan to join us!

  • Art Show Gallery Opening for Level II Fine Arts classes - Monday, April 4th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Library
  • Senior Day Awards and Cap and Gown Blessing ceremony - Wednesday, April 6th at 1:00 pm, Scott Center
  • Curriculum Night for NEW Rising 7th-9th Graders – 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 Acting Show – May 6th, 6:00pm in the Scott Center
HT SPRING ART GALLERY OPENING  

For the first time in two years, the Upper School Spring Art Gallery has returned to the library display space.  Level 2 Fine Arts students' artwork will be on display this Monday, April 4th from 6-8 PM. Come see and celebrate the work of our talented students.
SAVE THE DATE: LONDON'S CALLING!

We are excited to announce that Mrs. Wacaster will be leading a group from our school community on a trip to LONDON in the spring of 2023! She is hosting an Info Session for families to learn more about this exciting adventure on Wednesday, April 20th. There will be a special scholarship opportunity for all those who RSVP and attend the info session so you don’t want to miss this!
 
Please RSVP here to receive the meeting details and follow up information: https://bit.ly/3iNtsba
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 is on sale now. CLICK HERE for more information.
TIGERS MAKING TRACKS
MORE THAN 200 STUDENTS INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETIES

More than 200 HT students at the Upper School were inducted to the 11 Honor Societies on campus. Students had to maintain their grade point averages, community service hours and demonstrate leadership and citizenship to be selected as a member of one or more of the honor societies.

CLICK HERE to see all of the inductees.
MAKING RESEARCH COME ALIVE: MUSEUM CURATOR DAY

The Lower School held its Museum Curator Day on Wednesday. The event was created and designed by the 6th grade English students to showcase their writing and presentation skills. This hands-on project incorporated research, technology, and World History lessons to highlight thesis essays. The 6th graders' imaginative and artistic exhibits made research come alive as they presented information becoming Museum Curators. The 4th grade classes and as well as their peers enjoyed learning about history and how it connects to our modern world. 
HT JUNIORS TO REPRESENT LOCAL AMERICAN LEGION POSTS IN THE STATE CAPITAL

Congratulations to the following juniors who will be representing the Melbourne-area American Legion posts at the annual Florida Girls and Boys State Conferences in Tallahassee this summer:
Girls State Delegates
Kaylie Johnson
Dhyana Mishra
Thalia Schrumpf
Sydney Smith
Boys State Delegates
Layden Brunger
Sal Carlson
Jose “Fefe” Montalvo
Isaac Tichy
Faizan “Faz” Zaidi
MATH + ART= SUCCESS

Mr. Bonanza's Algebra II Honors students just finished a project in which they used an online graphing calculator called Desmos to make art using nothing but math equations. Click on the links below to view the winning projects:
 
Winner (by a large margin): Logan Silvea's Statue of Liberty
Second place: Matthew Nunes' Magic Panda
Honorable Mentions
Victoria Lee's Penguin with Snowflakes
Natalie Doig's Swimmer
Noah Bailey's Balloony
Essa Jackson's Rabbit in Hat
HT SPEECH & DEBATE HAS ITS BEST SHOWING IN NATIONAL QUALIFIER TOURNAMENT

Congratulations HT Speech and Debate! The team competed in the NSDA National Qualifier District tournament, their last national qualifier of the season. This tournament was attended by students from an eight county region extending from Gainesville to Brevard and included several schools with very large nationally ranked Speech and Debate teams. Only the top 2 or 3 competitors or teams in each event were able to qualify for the NSDA national championship tournament, which is the largest academic competition in the world. In the five events Holy Trinity competed in, there were a total of 12 available qualifier spots and HT took 5 of them! This is the best showing Holy Trinity has ever had at this very difficult qualifier.

The following students qualified for NSDA Nationals:

Braxton Lanois in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Braxton has also recently qualified for the NCFL National Championship tournament.

Brianna and Brooke Ramnath in Duo Interpretation of Literature. The Ramnath sisters have now achieved a Speech and Debate trifecta. They have qualified for all three national championships in one year: Tournament of Champions, NCFL, and NSDA. This is the very first time competitors have done so in HT and Brevard County history.

Faz Zaidi and Gabe Sanders in Public Forum Debate. This team has also recently qualified for the NCFL National Championship tournament.

Fefe Montalvo in Congressional Debate. Fefe has also recently qualified for the Tournament of Champions. He, along with Brianna and Brooke, are the very first to do so in HT and Brevard County history.

Reha Patel in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Reha is the very first novice in HT history to qualify for NSDA Nationals.

Also competing were two of our novices:

Athena Tian in Congressional Debate who did well enough to be awarded 2nd Alternate.
Soham Shah in Congressional Debate.

Special thanks go to our parent judges, Dr. Olga Mora, Dr. Farhan Zaidi, and Mr. Gene LaNois.

Best of luck to our qualifiers as they prepare for the Tournament of Champions in April, NCFL National Championship in May, and the NSDA National Championship in June!
CLASS OF 2022: COLLEGE COUNTDOWN
Deadline for Graduation Tickets is Monday!
 
Reminder: The graduation ticket request form will close on Monday, April 4 at 8:00 a.m. Students, please remember to complete this form which can be accessed via the YELLOW BAR at the top of your onCampus account.

A reminder email is being sent out to those who have not yet submitted their forms.
 
Each graduate is guaranteed up to 10 tickets for graduation and every effort will be made to fulfill requests for additional tickets. If the form is not completed by April 4 at 8:00 a.m., the student will receive ten tickets. There will be no requests for additional tickets after the April 4 deadline. Families will be notified by mid-April about the number of tickets your family will receive, and tickets will be distributed the first week of May. 
Reminders for Seniors...

Graduation Ticket Requests due THIS Monday, April 4th
The ticket request form can be found on the students' onCampus account page. Detailed instructions are included.

April 6: Senior Day
This is the Seniors’ final retreat day. (Attire: HT Spirit Wear shirt (Navy, Vegas Gold or White) w/uniform shorts (No college shirts for this event!))

The day will start at 8am in the Tiger Café with a light breakfast. After that the seniors will travel by bus* to the lower school for a special time with the younger students and a group photo. They will return to the upper school for lunch, then Senior Orator Speeches, Senior Awards and the traditional Cap and Gown Blessing. The morning activities and lunch are for seniors only, but parents are invited to join us at 1pm in the Scott Center for the awards and blessing ceremony.

* Signed permission forms for the bus ride to/from the LS are required and are due by Monday, April 4th

April 23: Junior/Senior Prom
This year's Junior/Senior Prom will be held at Duran Country Club from 8:00-11:00 PM. More 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; face mask (solid color with no writing)
  • 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; face mask (solid color with no writing)

May 14: Graduation
More details to be provided soon.
  • Required boys’ attire: Dress pants, collared shirt with tie, belt, dress shoes, socks and face mask (solid color with no writing).
  • Required girls’ attire: Modest dress (appropriate length for sitting in bleachers). Flat dress shoes/sandals or wedges, and face mask (solid color with no writing). PLEASE BE ADVISED: No heels can be worn due to the turf at Kelly Stadium. Backless and strapless dresses are not allowed.
RSVP for Senior Moms Lunch

Attention Class of 2022 Moms! Join your fellow senior moms at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club on Wednesday, April 13th from 11:00-1:00 PM for a Senior Mom Luncheon. Please be sure to register in advance by clicking HERE.
Get Ready for a Night to Remember!

This year's Junior/Senior Prom will be held at Duran Country Club on Saturday, April 23rd from 8:00-11:00 PM. A limited number of outside guests will be permitted to attend, with seniors having priority for those guests. More details to follow. For questions, students should reach out to their SGA co-presidents, Karis Assam and Kendall Harrison, or Mrs. Lisa Dykes.
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.
Scholarships & Summer Programs for Juniors and Seniors

Scholarships:

Cape Canaveral Hospital Auxiliary High School Scholarship: Seniors interested in continuing their education in the health care field see Ms. Gunderson for hard copy application. Deadline: postmarked no later than April 1, 2022

Space Coast Gator Club Scholarship: seniors visit: http://spacecoastgatorclub.com/scholarships/ For application and details. Deadline: ALL DOCUMENTS RECEIVED BY April 4, 2022

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
HT'S HOME RUN DERBY RAISES $3K FOR CANCER RESEARCH!
 
The "Tigers Rally Against Cancer Home Run Derby," organized by Holy Trinity Junior Sal Carlson, was a huge success raising $3,000! Sal is one of the captains of the Varsity Baseball team, President of the MCAT Club, and a huge Red Sox fan. This year, he wanted to join the fight against cancer through "Rally with the Red Sox." Sal wants to become an oncologist. Many thanks to Major Leaguer Tim Wakefield for throwing out the first pitch and congratulations to Sal and his teammates for putting together a "grand slam" of a fundraising event for a most worthy cause! (Photos by Hailey Hirter))
BASEBALL FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

Hot on the heels (cleats) of HT Baseball's hugely successful Home Run Derby fundraiser which benefitted cancer research, Holy Trinity is now getting ready to host a charity baseball double-header to help find a cure for childhood cancer. This event promises to draw a crowd both among our Holy Trinity families and our greater Brevard community. All proceeds will directly benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. If you are interested in making a donation, please click on the official page or make plans to join us NEXT Saturday, April 9th! See details below...
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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