Weekly Trinity Newsletter
January 20, 2020
Message from the President
The Trinity family is saddened by the closing of Guerin Prep HIgh School. As an alumna of a now closed Chicago-Catholic high school (Marillac) my heart breaks for their entire community. Please keep their students, parents, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni (including Guerin Prep, Mother Guerin, and Holy Cross) in your thoughts and prayers as they make this difficult transition over the next few months. Know that we welcome Gators to explore Trinity as an option for their high school and will facilitate opportunities as families begin to research the best fit for their daughters. 

Laura Curley
Pre-IB Sophomore Meeting
There is a Pre-IB Sophomore and Parent information night on Tuesday, February 4, from 7-8 pm in the auditorium.  The meeting will provide details about the junior and senior IB curriculum and requirements. It is open to all sophomores who are interested in taking IB courses next year.
Note Change in Date for IB Art Show
Class of 2020 IB Art Show

Thursday, February 6th
5 - 7:00PM
Trinity's IB Art Seniors have been hard at work on their final culminating projects! Save the date for their Senior Showcase on Thursday, February 6th 5-7 :00 PM.
From Trinity's Library
Wondering what to read next? Our Librarian, Ms. McGreal, has this to offer: "The books that stick with us most are often the ones that broaden our perspective and challenge our worldviews. These young adult books on kindness highlight humanity’s inexplicable bond and the impact our actions have on that connectedness."
Counseling and College Planning
How Are We Doing?
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Class of 2020 College Updates 
Seniors are encouraged to check out the Scholarship List posted in Naviance. Students have access to information about over 100 different scholarship opportunities, many with deadlines in December, January and February. Don't pass up the opportunity to earn money for college. Encourage your senior to apply today. (And remind them to bring acceptance and scholarship letters to Ms. Granholm after break!) 

Class of 2021 College Planning Kick Off Meeting- Tuesday, January 28th
Parents are strongly encouraged and students are required to attend this meeting focused on the college search and application process. We’ll discuss the college planning timeline; roles and responsibilities of the counselor, student, and parent; important factors in admissions decisions; helpful resources including Naviance- our online college planning platform; and paying for college.  Students and parents may attend one of two meeting times: 8:00-9:15 a.m. or 7:00-8:15 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Although summer seems very far away, it's not too early for students to start thinking about how they'll spend their time over summer break. Trinity has a robust listing of summer enrichment opportunities including: pre-college courses; writing, medical, and engineering camps; leadership symposiums; study abroad opportunities; summer jobs; and internships. Check out the  Summer Enrichment Opportunities  website (information is added and updated as we receive it). Application deadlines begin in January.   

Upcoming College Exploration Opportunities
  • USA Gap Year Fair: Friday, January 24th from 6:00-8:30pm at Oak Park & River Forest High School. More information and pre-registration is available here
  • Catholic College Fair: Monday, February 10 during 3AB in the Trinity High School Small Gym 

ACT Prep
We are offering an ACT preparation course at Trinity to help students get ready for the April 4, 2020 exam through Academic Approach. This course is best suited for students who are interested in improving key skills in reading, writing, math, and science to prepare for the ACT. As part of the course, each student will also sit for two full-length practice tests plus the diagnostic exam. These were scheduled with the school at intervals deemed to best fit within the school calendar. For more information and registration details please contact Mrs. Herling -  vherling@trinityhs.org  or Mrs. Johnson -  sjohnson@trinityhs.org
Trinity is hosting a special shadow day for 7th grade girls ~ SEVENTH on the 7th !
Spread the word. Space is limited. Register at www.trinityhs.org/shadow.
Upcoming Events
Father Daughter Dinner Dance
Friday, January 24th
6:30 PM

Elmcrest Banquets, Elmwood Park

Mothers Club Painting Party
Pop Art and Pastries
Wednesday, February 5th
6:30 - 9:00 PM

Inspired by the dessert theme of Wayne Thiebaud, enjoy a night with friends (or meet new ones!) creating a unique masterpiece! Painting experience and previous talent not necessary.

Click here for more information and to register
Booster Club Bunco
Friday, February 7
6:30 PM

Support Blazer Athletics!

Click here for the Athletic website.
Upcoming Events
Monday, January 20

Tuesday, January 21
Block 3 begins

Friday, January 24
Raffle Kick-Off
Share the Hair

Father-Daughter Dance
Peace and Justice Week
Monday, January 27
All School Mass

Tuesday, January 28