Trinity High School

2023-24 Family Newsletter


Dear Trinity Parents and Guardians,

On November 1st at Trinity, we celebrated the founder of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, Blessed Father Samuel Mazzuchelli. Father Sam, as he is affectionately known, forged a path to the frontier, often alone, to serve the indigenous people of America, and to educate women and girls in a place that often did not extend that honor to us.

In keeping with the powerful and brave stances of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, Trinity High School has always strived to teach our students to stand up against injustice, invoking the bravery of Father Sam and those early Sinsinawa Sisters. We are so blessed that our Blazers are safe at Trinity. They are cared for, loved and respected. At Trinity Blazers are taught to engage with others in civil discourse grounded in Dominican values, just as the Sinsinawa Sisters have modeled for us.

Trinity stands firmly on the side of honoring the Catholic tradition of recognizing the dignity of all life. So we urge you to talk with your Blazers about what we see in the news lately. Here in the United States of America, Jewish university students are in hiding and families are removing Mezuzahs from their doors to avoid threats of violence. Both an older Jewish man in California and a Muslim little boy in our suburbs were murdered because of their faith.

No one should ever have to hide their faith, their identity, or their ethnicity to avoid harassment or to feel safe. There are no easy answers to a world full of conflict, so we must pray. But sometimes we must also act. "Faith without works is dead" after all (James 2:26). It has been said that the only thing evil needs to prevail is for good people to do nothing. Talk with your Blazers about emulating Father Sam and the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa by standing up for those who have no voice. Discuss what you would be willing to do if you witness antisemitism or Islamophobia. Maybe one day a Blazer will forge the path for world peace, but until that time comes, we can all work for peace here at home. 


Laura Curley


Share your opinion on the 4x4 block schedule: Parent / Guardian Survey 

Thanks to the many parents who were able to join us for the Listening Session regarding our review of the current 4x4 block schedule. We have decided to widen our net in order to get input from all of the parents / guardians in our community. Please take a few minutes to complete a PARENT / GUARDIAN BELL SCHEDULE SURVEY regarding the strengths and areas for improvement for our current schedule. The survey will be open until 8 am on Tuesday, November 20. 

PSAT/NMSQT scores are in! 

All sophomore and junior students took the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 11th. The scores from the exam are posted on the Student Portal of College Board. Students will receive a hard copy of their score in their homeroom classes on Monday, November 13th. Click here for a guide on how to read the score report. There are helpful links included at the bottom of the page to further help you read the score report. If you have any questions about the scores or about the exam, please contact Ms. Gant. Email: [email protected]

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Trinity is once again having a Thanksgiving Food Drive to support Marillac Saint Vincent’s food pantry. Marillac Saint Vincent has been serving the Chicago community since 1914 and has two food pantries in different parts of Chicago. Every year, the Trinity community collects a variety of baking items which go to the families served by Marillac Saint Vincent in time to be used during the holiday season.   Click to read more.

SENIORS–Finding Free Money: How to Search for Scholarships: Next week Ms. Denz will be hosting two Scholarship Workshops. In these workshops, she will provide some basic tips and tricks to help students in their search for additional money to put towards college. Both will be held in Room 300:

  • Tuesday, November 14th during late start (8:30-9:15 am) OR
  • Thursday, November 16th during 3B 

Please encourage your students to join if they would like to learn more about the resources available!

Drop-off Instructions

Students may not be dropped off or picked up on Lathrop OR Division. This causes safety hazards for our students as well as traffic issues. The River Forest Police Department patrols the main entrance and will issue tickets. 

For the safety of our students and our mission to be good and respectful neighbors, please observe the following drop-off and pick-up pattern:

Annie the Musical at Trinity

Tickets are now on sale for Annie!

Performances are Friday, November 17th, and Saturday, November 18th at 7 pm, and Sunday, November 19th at 2 pm!

 Purchase tickets HERE

Trinity's 8th Grade Entrance Exam

Registration is Open!

Spread the word!

Click here to register for the exam.

  • Shadow opportunities are available through Friday, December 1!
  • Private tours are available 7 days a week.

For a listing of admission events go to

Join us for Trinity's 

Annual Santa Breakfast!

Saturday, December 9

9:00 AM - Noon.

Click here to purchase tickets!

Parent Events

Bal Dominique 2023

Thank you to all who supported Bal Dominique on Friday. What an amazing night! Whether you joined us in person, supported us through sponsorships, ads, live and silent auctions, Raise the Paddle, or simply held us in your thoughts and prayers, your support is appreciated!

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

Parent University

Parent University is coming up on Wednesday, November 15, at 6:00PM at Oak Park and River Forest High School. This free event is open to all parents and caregivers of students attending Oak Park, River Forest, and surrounding area schools (public and private). This transformative event is dedicated to nurturing students’ mental health in this fast-paced world. Empower yourself with the knowledge and tools to support your child’s mental wellness journey! Topics are listed in the flier. Registration is highly recommended. For more info and to register, scan the QR code in the flier or visit:

Block 2 Attendance Update

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 Block 2 of the 2023-2024 School Year. Click here to read the letter.

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. 

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

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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