Weekly Trinity Newsletter
January 13, 2020
Information Regarding the End of Block II
No Late Start Tomorrow!
Block II exams are just around the corner. Students will be sitting for Block II exams on Wednesday, January 15th and Thursday, January 16th. For your planning purposes, Friday, January 17th is a non-attendance day for students.  

We wanted to share some pertinent information with you regarding exams so that you can help your student to feel prepared. Please see below for the exam day schedules.

Click here for a letter detailing the exam information.
School Closure Information
Last week we tested our notify system that we use to inform parents and guardians of school closures.  If you did not receive a notification (they came in the form of a phone call, a text and an email) please let a member of the main office staff know at 708-771-8383 or  MainOffice@trinityhs.org   
Financial Assistance Applications are Due
Applications are now being accepted for financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year. Trinity High School financial aid applications will be available on-line thru January 19 th.  

Application can be made by clicking here .

Please contact the Business Office if you have application questions.
Reservations for Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program Big Shoulders will begin at 8:00 a.m. on January 14, 2020. Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program Empower Illinois will open January 15, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. with the submission opening at 7:00 p.m.
Time to Order Your Books for Block 3 & 4
It’s hard to believe that Block 2 is almost over and your daughter will be starting her Block 3 classes in a couple weeks! We would like to take this opportunity to urge you, if you have not already done so, to order textbooks for Block 3 now to ensure that students receive their books before the first day of Block 3, January 21, 2020. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance in this process. We expect students to have their textbooks by the first day of the new block. Click here for a letter with more information.
Upcoming Events
Class of 2020 Lock-In
Trinity's senior class council will be hosting a Class of 2020 Lock-In on Thursday, January 16 from 7pm-6am. $25 per student.

Click here for permission slip.
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
Counseling and College Planning
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
Support Blazer Athletics!

Click here for the Athletic website.
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, January 14

Wednesday, January 15
Block 2 exams period 4 & 5

Thursday, January 16
Block 2 exams period 1 & 2

Friday, January 17
Grading Day No School
Monday, January 20

Tuesday, January 21
Block 3 begins

Friday, January 24
Raffle Kick-Off

Father-Daughter Dance