Trinity High School

2023-24 Family Newsletter


Blazers Need Your Voice!

A number of Trinity Families rely on the Illinois TaxCreditScholarshipprogram to be at Trinity. This program is in danger, and these families request your help. Please click here and ask your legislature to renew the program.

Parent Listening Session Summary 

Thank you to the more than twenty parents who joined us last week for our first Parent Listening Session of the year. We appreciate your honest feedback about the ups and downs of our current bell schedule. Within the next few weeks, please be on the lookout for a survey that we will send to all parents regarding the schedule. The next Listening Session will take place on April 4, 2024 at 6:30 pm. We hope to see you there. 

Important Upcoming Information

Block 1 Exam Reminders: 

Students will take Block 1 exams this week on Wednesday and Thursday, October 25 & 26. Please take a look at the relevant information below. 

Block One Final Exam Schedule 


  • First exam: 8:00 am -10:08 am
  • Break: 10:08 am -10:25 am (17 min.) 
  • Second exam: 10:25 am -12:33 am


  • First exam: 8:00 am - 9:25 am
  • Break: 9:25 am -9:42 am (17 min.) 
  • Second exam: 9:42 am -11:07 am

Students may leave school upon completion of their second exam of the day. 


  • No Cafeteria Food Service: We encourage all students to bring a snack to eat during the break between their two exams. 
  • Trinity Buses depart at 11:17 am: Extended Time Testers will need to make alternative arrangements on those two days. 
  • Building Closes to Students at 1:00pm
  • Main Office Open 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Behavior Expectations: 

  • Students are expected to be in full uniform on final exam days. 
  • Students may not have backpacks in the examination room or during the break.
  • All cell phones must be turned off or silent and put away and kept out of sight during the exam day .
  • Students are expected to comply with all aspects of the Academic Integrity Policy. Failure to do so will result in the student receiving a zero on their final exam. 

Attendance Expectations:  

  • Students are required to attend all final exams or classes where a final project has been assigned, unless they are exempt (Seniors only)
  • Seniors do not need to be at school at the time of a final that they have exempted. 
  • If a senior would like to be on campus at a time when other students are taking finals they may do so, provided they report directly to the library to sign in. 
  • If a student is ill during a final, a parent/guardian must call to report the absence. Make up finals are available only on Friday, October 27. The student’s counselor must be informed. 

Grade Posting Timeline 

  • The grading platform will be shut down to students and families from: Wednesday, October 25 until Friday, November 3 at noon 
  • Block 1 grades will be available on the Blackbaud platform on Friday, November 3 at noon. 

Friday, October 27: No Classes 

Friday, October 27 will be a Grading Day for block one final exams for our teachers. As such, students will not have classes on that day. Classes will resume on Monday, October 30, day one of Block Two.

Last Chance for Juniors to order class rings from Herff Jones

Tuesday, October 24th during the LATE START in the LINK 8:00-9:15 am. As a reminder, more details can be found here.

College Planning

This upcoming week is the last week for fall college visits! We will have the following colleges in the Link during 3A/B:

  • Monday, October 23rd:  DePaul University (IL), St. Mary's University (IN), Aurora University (IL), Dominican University (IL), National Louis University (IL) 

Upcoming College Fairs in the Chicagoland Area

Additionally, students from all grades may be interested in these upcoming college fairs


  • Tuesday, October 24th: College Application Workshop. Drop-in to see Ms. Denz during late start (8:00-9:15 am). Come to room 300 with any application questions or just use this time to work on your application.

ACT Prep Course: Attention all parents and guardians of Junior students!

Academic Approach is hosting a virtual ACT prep course for Trinity students. Check out all the information here that was sent out at the beginning of October. 

Trinity Athletics

Congratulations to the Trinity cross country squad, led by Molly McGreal ‘26. The Blazers finished fifth in Saturday’s IHSA 2A River Forest Regional to qualify for next week’s sectional meet while McGreal won Saturday’s regional, becoming just the second individual regional champion in program history. 

Attention all Trinity Blazers interested in softball. There will be an informational meeting during Tuesday’s late start at 8:30am. We will meet in the SMGAF Foyer. Contact Coach Cano, [email protected], for more information. 

Registration for Trinity’s winter sports is now open. Register for bowling and basketball between now and Friday using the code EarlyBlazer for a $25 discount off the cost of registration. All those interested in trying out for bowling and basketball must register and have a current physical on file in the athletics office prior to tryouts. Contact Mr. Trendel in the athletic office for more information. Click to register: Register at

We did it!   - Walkathon

We are so proud of our Blazers, who surpassed this year's $56,000 Walkathon goal. Currently, they have raised $66,000 and more is still coming in...

Thank you for supporting your Blazer as they used their communication and philanthropy skills to raise money for their high school.  They have earned the day off on Monday, November 27th. If your daughter still needs to turn in her required $175, please do so by October 31st. 

Parent Events

Blazer Boutique

Mark your calendar to join us for the largest Mothers Club fundraiser of the year, Trinity's Blazer Boutique, on November 2 from 5:30 - 9:00 PM. We will have more than 75 vendors in our gym, selling their homemade items, from salsa to personalized Trinity ornaments, to soaps to Sinsinawa Mound bread. There truly is something for everyone. Get your Christmas shopping started early! Free admission and free appetizers all night long. Please join us and bring a friend.  Can you help us spread the word?  Share this graphic on your social media and with your friends and family. Help us reach our goal of 500 shoppers!

Click here for more details and a complete list of all vendors.

This year, you can become a VIP shopper! For just $20, you can begin shopping at 5:00 pm (30 minutes before doors open to the public) and receive: -free tote bag - premium parking spot -drink ticket - 10 raffle tickets, already filled out for you. Click here for more information and to purchase your VIP pass.

We need YOU!

Blazer Boutique is a lovely community event, but it takes a village to put this together. We are in need of volunteers and food/beverage donations. If you are interested in helping us, please click here. Many of our Blazers have already volunteered to be a part of this event! Thank you in advance for any way you can help

Bal Dominique

On Friday, November 10, 2023, at Butterfield Country Clubthe Trinity community will gather for our annual gala ~ Bal Dominique. This year we are Celebrating Community Partnerships. We will honor two exceptional members of our Trinity community who support our mission through their lives, service, and dedicated support. Click here to join us.

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

Tutoring Center is Open

Believe it or not, the end of the block is upon us! Remind your Blazer the last week before exams is a great time to work with a tutor in the Trinity Library. This is a great service offered free of charge to all students.

Peer tutors are available in the mornings, and peer and Dominican University tutors are available after school to help in all subject areas. Students should make an appointment with their preferred tutor to ensure availability. The Tutoring Center schedule link is available here

Email Ms. McNair with any questions!

Irish Fellowship Educational & Cultural Foundation Scholarship

Each year the Irish Fellowship Educational & Cultural Foundation of Chicago provides scholarship assistance to Catholic high school students, preferably of Irish descent. Check out the application here!  Applications and essays are due to Mrs. McGarry at [email protected] no later than Wednesday, November 1st. 

Blood Drive

Trinity is partnering with Rotary of Oak Park River Forest for a Blood Drive at Trinity on November 29, 2023, from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Click here to register

Kairos - Classes of 2024 and 2025

Your student is invited to participate in a Trinity Kairos retreat this December. For many students and adult

volunteers around the United States, Kairos, and other retreats of the same model, have been an extraordinary and transformative experience. Students who attend will have opportunities to reflect upon and pray about their relationships with God, themselves, and others. They will hear from both peers and adult leaders, reflect on their own spiritual journeys, connect joyfully with their peers and be invited into prayer both communally and individually. Click here to read more.


The work of empowering and educating women to be leaders of knowledge, strength and faith is predicated upon regular and consistent student attendance and we are grateful for your partnership with regards to this priority.  Please read the following carefully as there are important updates to the Attendance Policies for the 2023-2024 School Year. Click here to read the letter.

Accommodation Requests

Please click this link for procedures regarding temporary mobility or attendance accommodations for medical reasons.


Click here to join Trinity's Mothers Club and Fathers Club.
Click here for Trinity's Website Calendar.

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