In this issue: Re-Enroll Now! | Special Invitation for 8th Grade Parents | OSAA Choral Tournament | Dance Anyone? | 1st Place Oregon Mozart Players Soloist | Thunder Basketball | New Calendar Updates and more!
February 2019 Newsletter
Re-Enrollment is Underway! Deadline: March 4th
It is hard to believe, but it is time to start thinking about next school year! Current students will receive priority enrollment (for next year) through March 4th, after which time we will begin enrolling new student applicants. We would like to hear from you regarding next year as soon as possible, so we can know how many spots we have available for new students.

1) Family Registration Form - due by March 4.
Fill out the re-enrollment form by clicking on the button below OR  print out this form and turn it in to the office. This form should take less than 2 minutes to complete.
NOTE: this form is ONLY for returning students. If you have another child applying to Trinity Academy, they need to go through the new-student application process.
2) Enrollment Deposit - due by March 4, 2019
$100 per child, non-refundable, will be applied to books & fees for the 2019-20 academic year, payable by check to Trinity Academy. 
3) Financial Aid Request - due by March 1, 2019.
If applicable, apply online through NAIS. Please look for the email Dr. Clark sent out on February 5 detailing the instructions for applying via NAIS online application. You can also find resources to help with this application on our webpage.
Exploring the Trinity High School Program for Current* 8th Grade Parents

Dear Parents of 8th Graders,

I invite you to an evening info session, Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 pm, exploring the high school years at Trinity Academy. Please join me and a panel of faculty and current high school students for a discussion of the Trinity program. As Trinity parents already, you have seen many of the unique aspects of the curriculum and culture here. However, there are things to look forward to in the high school years that are a little different from the junior high years! Please come and learn about what your child will encounter in Humane Letters, math and science, and the arts during his or her high school years. Hear about the culture and social life of the high school students and learn how well-prepared our students are for college and for life! After a time of brief presentations, the evening will primarily be question & answer format. Whether you are new to our school or have had older children make their way through Trinity, it is helpful to hear the thinking behind our curriculum and to glimpse all that is prepared for your child during high school.

I look forward to seeing you and talking about high school! Please RSVP here if you haven't done so yet.

Dr. Clark

*Please note, this evening is intended only for our current Trinity parents with a son or daughter in 8th grade.
OSAA Choral Tournament at Linfield College
The Trinity Thunder state-qualifying Trini-tones have a competition at the Linfield Small Choir Invitational, on February 20th. The Trini-tones will be sharing their music and listening to other high school choirs throughout the day. Their performance will be at 2:45 pm in the Ice Auditorium at Linfield College in Mcminnville in the Melrose Building for any parents or fans that can come and support us. Roll Thunder!

We are looking for parents to help drive to and from Linfield College. The students will be leaving Trinity around 10:30 am and returning to campus by 5:00 pm. Please contact Dr. Clark or Lisa in the office if you can help.

Other important details: Trini-tone students, please be sure to bring your Trini-tones performance attire to school on Wednesday, February 20. Also, bring a lunch or $$ to buy lunch on campus.

Also, CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Stephen Thompson on his new appointment by Oregon State in Corvallis as an Oregon OSSA ACDA choral adjudicator. His new roll includes reffing, scoring and rating choirs as clinician and adjudicator at the regional playoffs and state championship level for Competitive Choir across the state. 
University of Portland President, Rev. Mark Poorman, C.S.C. Visits Trinity Academy
Trinity Academy was pleased to have Rev. Mark Poorman, C.S.C. spend part of the day on January 16th with students and faculty getting to know about the school and community of learners.He participated in an 8th grade science experiment, pictured here. The high school students also enjoyed having him join in on a Humane Letters Seminar.
Trini-tones Spring Concert Schedule
Parents, please mark your calendars for these upcoming events for the Trini-tones choir!

Wednesday, February 20 - Linfield Choral Tournament
Sunday, April 28 - "Sing Alleluia" Easter Concert Series at the Grotto - Performance at 4 pm
Saturday, May 18 - Spring Arts Night
High School Dance Lessons Continue!
Following upon the very successful swing dance lesson at Trinity Academy in January, instructors Uwe Hessinger and Coleen Suzanne of "Connect to Dance" would like to move forward with more dancing lessons! We are able to use the Polish Library Hall on N. Interstate near Kaiser - complete with a nice ballroom with a lot more space that the Trinity Lower Commons! With a series of classes (4 classes) the students keep adding skills and material every week, to drive forward and develop their dance skills.

High School Dance Class Series - Waltz & Swing
When: Fridays - Feb. 15, March 1, March 15, and April 5
Time: 7:30-9:30 pm
Cost: $60 (for all four lessons) - Bring money to the school office, payable to Trinity Academy
Location: Polish Library, 3832 N. Interstate Ave.
Photo credit: Byron Stumman on Unsplash

Message from Instructor Uwe Hessinger:
A class can be missed as there is some review of last week's class, but we want all students signed up for the series, not per night, please.
Valley Catholic Middle School Speech Tournament - March 2nd
Our Middle School Speech Team is preparing for the Annual Valley Catholic Speech Tournament which will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at Valley Catholic school. In preparation for this event, students have been practicing a memorized speech, working on the reading of an extemporaneous piece and learning how to write and deliver a clear and concise impromptu speech. For more information about the competition, please check out the Tournament website. We look forward to hearing of our team's success! Spectators are welcome to come cheer on the students. Contact Dr. Clark if you would like specifics on the timing of each round.

Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 7:45 am-3:45pm
Place: Valley Catholic School - meet in the gym
1st Place Winner of Oregon Mozart Players Young Soloist Competition, Angela Rose Padula!
On February 10th, Angela Rose, 6th grade, performed Boccherini: Concerto in B-Flat Major, I. Allegro moderato on cello at the Oregon Mozart Players Young Soloist Competition in Eugene. She won 1st place in the Junior Division and will be featured as a soloist with the Oregon Mozart Players Orchestra in their Youthful Exuberance concert on May 4 at Beall Hall in Eugene. Full concert information and tickets can be purchased here. For more information about this contest and to read more about Angela Rose, see this write-up about the competition. Congratulations! We are so very proud of you.
Jazz Immersion Workshop
On Friday, January 18th, seven Trinity singers attended the ACDA jazz immersion Day at Clackamas Community College. Clinician, Dr Kathleen Holingsworth, lead them in a jazz choir workshop that included "scat singing", improvisation, jazz phrasing, and an inside look at the professional jazz music world. The singers learned two adapted pieces in the jazz idiom and performed them for a small audience and on facebook at the end of the day. Perhaps we will hear the fruits of their learning and effort at the Trinity Spring Fine Arts Night!
Basketball Updates
Congratulations to our women's and men's high school basketball teams for representing Trinity Thunder with great sportsmanship and hard work on the court!

The Thunder women showed impressive growth in their ability to play as a cohesive team this season. Coach Nicola Ash comments, "The girls showed great heart in working hard to build their skills. Everyone improved, everyone loved being a team together. We loved supporting Trinity and we all are looking forward to next year! These girls bring an awesome spirit and culture to the court."

The Thunder men finished with a loud BOOM! with their 48 to 47 victory over Damascus Christian. The nail-biting final 9 seconds can be viewed here! They finished with an impressive 11-1 record. Many thanks to the AWESOME Thunder fans for a fantastic season!

The Junior High boys and girls teams still have a few games remaining in their season! Come out to support our Trinity Thunder!

February 16 - 9:45 am Boys game at St. Matthew
February 16 - 11:00 am Girls game at Holy Cross
February 23 - 7:45 pm Boys game at St Therese
February 23 - 1:30 pm Girls game at St. Matthew
March 4 - March 10 - City Tournament, - game schedule will be posted on our Facebook Page!
Notes for Basketball Players
High School Basketball Team Party - The high school women's and men's basketball teams will have a combined end-of-season party on Wednesday evening, February 27. An email was sent out to the team families on Thursday, so please take a moment to RSVP and to sign up for something to bring. Questions? Please contact Claire Kurdelak.

Return of Basketball Uniforms - Attention High School Players: Please return your CLEAN basketball uniforms and warm-ups to Sybil Hernandez' office at the school. If there is any damage that has occurred to an item that is beyond normal wear and tear, we may need to charge for replacement. Thank you!

Looking towards Next Year on the Court -
AD Sybil Hernandez is polling students to determine their interest in playing on a Trinity Thunder basketball team for next year. This information is critical to making decisions about next year's program, which is already being planned! If you played basketball this year and have not yet contacted Sybil about your intention to play next year, please do so by emailing Sybil here. Thank you!
In the Arts - Upcoming Events Featuring Members of the Trinity
Pacific Youth Choir "Concert with Friends"

Max Cook, Luke Kabele and Luke Mesquit invite you to come to their concert "Music with Friends."

  • Sunday, March 10 at 2 pm
  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
  • Tickets available here
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYS):

The Sinfonietta Orchestra (Alan Hickerson)
  • Saturday, February 23 at 7pm at Benson High School

The Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert: Firebird (Josiah Chandler and Lida White), with an opening performance by the Concert Orchestra (Addie Clark)
  • Sunday, March 3 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
  • Tickets available here.

The Vivaldi Strings (Julianne Metzger) Spring Concert
  • Saturday, March 9 at 7 pm at Century High School in Hillsboro
Journey Theater presents Into the Woods

Chloe McDougall is stage manager for this youth theater and would love to have you all come see this wonderful production!
  • Show runs February 15-17 and February 22-24 at the Imago Theater
  • For complete list of shows and to buy tickets ($10-$12) here
  • Please mention Chloe when placing your online order
Corrib Theater presents Four Last Things

Trinity parent, Ted Rooney, is performing in a new production by Irish playwright, Lisa Tierney-Keogh.
FOUR LAST THINGS: An emotionally charged journey through a young woman's inner battles with depression. This production deals with mature subject matter and is most appropriate for older students and adults.

Feb 1 – 24, 2019
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm
New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont St.
More information and tickets here.
Vessels of Christ - Featuring the works of Mr. John Defilippis

As described on the event page: "Vessels of Christ is an art show celebrating the work that Christ can do through us. We invite you to join us in looking to Christ's mind, not our own, for Truth. To Christ's heart for Love. To Christ's eye for Beauty."

February 23 - 4-8 pm
February 24 at 10 am - 1:30 pm

*If you have info on an event of interest, please send the details to Beth Kabele.
The Barnes & Noble Favorite Teacher of the Year Contest
We sure do have a collection of wonderful teachers here, and if YOU have a story of how a teacher has impacted your life, this could be the chance to share it! Here's the details:

Who Can Participate:
High School Students.

Here's How It Works:
Students write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter (500 words or less) sharing how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them.

When: This contest is open from 2/14-3/14. To apply click here.

What Students Get:
The student who writes the winning essay, poem, or thank-you letter will receive a certificate of recognition and a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card.

What Teachers and Schools Get:
The winner of the "Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year" award will receive $5,000 and will be recognized at a special event at a Barnes & Noble store. The winning teacher's school will receive $5,000 as well.
Box Tops Program
The squad competition for the most box tops collected is being counted right now! (Thank you to Davis and Jay's Grandma Retta!) Prize winners will be announced at school very soon!

We continue to collect, so keep clipping those Box Tops! Box Tops can be brought into school any day of the week...just keep them coming! This is an easy way for Trinity to earn cash for student enrichment opportunities such as field trips!

How to participate;
  1. Tear off Box Tops labels (found on hundreds of products)
  2. Seal them in a baggie marked with the student's squad number
  3. Drop them into the specially marked collection boxes found in the upper and lower commons.
  4. Call Grandma and ask her to send Box Tops to Trinity too!
College Corner – News from Dr. Francie Longshore
From Francie Longshore: I am nearly finished meeting with each of the juniors to talk about college and career ideas, as well as the upcoming application process. Parents of juniors, now would be a great time for you to talk with your student about their thoughts on the future and about your involvement in the process, including finances. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Seniors are receiving letters of acceptance to the many schools to which they are applying. Commitment of attendance for most schools must be made by May 1st, so this is a key time for our seniors in determining what school best fits their desired pursuits. We will report back in what they all decide! Stay tuned!

On February 14th there was a Gap Year Fair from 6:00-8:30pm at Cleveland High School. For students intending to take a semester or a year off between high school and college, the gap year fair is a great resource. Organizations are represented for those who wish to pursue travel and/or volunteer opportunities immediately after high school. Some opportunities may involve a stipend or free room and board, and some are eligible for college credit. If you attended this fair, please report back to Dr. Longshore about the resources you found of interest!

High school students: Are you interested in meeting with another college rep?. Contact Dr. Francie Longshore if you have a college in mind that you would like to have visit the Trinity campus.
Important Dates for the 2018-19 Calendar

February 20 - Trini-tones sing at the Linfield Small Choir Festival - performance at 2:45 pm
February 22 - Priority deadline for new student applications
February 28 - 8th Grade Parents - Exploring the High School Program - 7:30 pm at Trinity
March 1 - Financial Aid application through NAIS deadline
March 2 - Valley Catholic Middle School Speech Tournament - 7:45 am - 3:45 pm
March 4 - Re-Enrollment deadline
March 8 - No School
March 25-29 - Spring Break
April 18 - Early Dismissal at 11:30 am
April 19 - Good Friday - No School
April 22- Easter Monday - No School
April 28 - Trini-tones sing at the Grotto's Easter Concert Series "Sing Alleluia" at 4 pm
May 10 - Spring Field Day
May Date TBD - Junior/Senior Play - Antigone
May Date TBD - 6th Grade Play - Jungle Book
May Date TBD - Spring Orchestra Concert
May 18 - Spring Fine Arts Night - more details to follow
May 27 - Memorial Day - No School
May 28 - Last Class Day
May 29-31 - Final Labs & Oral Exams
June 4 - 6 - Evaluation Conferences
June.7 - Senior Dinner
June 8 - Commencement
Click here for the 2018-19 Academic Calendar.