Give them an inch and they will take a mile……or they may learn to measure all sorts of things! Mrs. Wark’s first grade class used one inch cubes to measure each other’s pencils, hands, arms, feet, legs, and eventually the entire length of their bodies. It was a colorful, hands on, and creative way to visualize length in inches. How tall is your first grader?
Volunteers packaged and prepared our annual Benefit Gala and Auction invitations early this morning and placed them in the mail soon thereafter. Check your mailbox and order your tickets soon! You don’t want to miss out on this special evening of delicious food, an enchanting setting, and irresistible items on which to bid. The Benefit Gala, scheduled for November 2nd, will be one of many opportunities for us to celebrate twenty years and God’s many blessings on Trinitas. See you there! It’ll be a roaring good time!
We invite all Trinitas fans to our first soccer tailgate of the season on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Ashton Brosnaham field. We’ll serve burgers and dogs beginning at 6:00PM as the Varsity Knights prepare to face the Aletheia Lions at 7:00PM under the lights of the stadium. For the ultimate Trinitas fan, the junior varsity volleyball team plays at 4:30PM and the varsity volleyball plays at 5:30PM in the Trinitas Grand Hall. There will be plenty of food for all during the soccer game if you’re inclined to make it an entire sporting evening.
Trinitas held our twentieth annual orientation this week. At Parent Orientation, Trinitas faculty and parents joined together to reinforce and discuss the goals of a Classical Christian education. There was a wealth of information for new and old parents who were able to visit classrooms, ask questions, and experience what an average day will be like for their children. Students arrived for their own orientation well pressed and full of smiles, supplies in hand, and parents in tow. This year marks the return of the early kindergarten program at Trinitas. Aptly named the Junior Kindergarten Class, twelve students began their first year here learning, as you would expect, Psalm 1. Welcome to all new and returning students. It’s sure to be a great year!
For our family, friends, and fans, the final day to order spirit wear is Tuesday, September 4th at 4 PM. Join us in supporting the Knights and show your school spirit around town.
West Florida Baptist recently hosted the first preseason volleyball tournament. Eight teams from Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi competed for two days in hard fought games. Our lady Knights were victorious in round one against Escambia Academy, but lost Friday evening against Victory Christian, placing them in the losers’ bracket. The loss did not stop our ladies, but spurred them on to work harder playing nine sets in four additional games Saturday, three consecutive. They battled much of the day, consistently dominating their respective opponents. After hours of play time, they rebounded and ultimately won the tournament against a rematch with Victory Christian which they won in two sets. Jillian Todd and Alex Johnson were named All Tournament Players and the Varsity team was awarded the first place trophy. Congratulations Lady Knights on a job well done!
Trinitas senior, Jillian Todd, was given the amazing opportunity to experience the behind the scenes workings of the University of West Florida when she, along with two other high school students, were chosen to participate in the four-week Presidential Internship program. These students worked one-on-one with UWF President Martha Saunders and the senior leadership team as well as other faculty and staff members from the Division of Research and Strategic Innovation, the Division of Academic Affairs, the Division of University Advancement, and the President’s Office. In addition to learning the business aspects of the university, Jillian spent a week in the nursing department which is her chosen field of study. She enjoyed talking with professors and even taking part in classes and labs saying, “The time I spent with the professors and students reinforced my desire and excitement to go into the nursing field.”
Trinitas Christian School Senior, Miss McKinley Traylor, won second place in the National Chrysostom Competition sponsored by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS). She will deliver her speech, “Redemptive Violence: Exploring Grace in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction”, at this year’s conference in Dallas, Texas. She, her parents, and one guest will enjoy complimentary conference registration and a hotel room as well as tickets to Six Flags. Finally, McKinley will also receive $250 for her 2nd place finish. Congratulations, Miss Traylor! Trinitas is so proud of you.
Congratulations to the Trinitas Knights varsity baseball team for winning the Panhandle Christian Conference East Regional Tournament! The gentlemen fought hard on Friday night to beat East Hill Christian School. This thrilling win moved them to the championship game against Santa Rosa Christian on Saturday. After a nail biting and exciting game against a very tough opponent, Trinitas’s strong defense secured the win. For the first time in TCS baseball history, our Knights won the region! The team went on to compete in the Conference Championship the following weekend, placing third overall. The boys worked tirelessly and fought hard for the impressive victory. Go Knights and congratulations!
Master Clark Dunham was recently recognized as a Classical Learning Test (CLT) Regional Scholar with his performance in the top 5% of participants on the exam which was administered to high school juniors all over the country on April 17th. The CLT is a standardized college entrance exam founded in 2015 with a high academic standard intended to test a student’s thinking skills in addition to factual knowledge. More details about the test are available here. Congratulations on your achievement, Clark!
For three years in a row, our Cross Country team has dominated the Panhandle Christian Conference with their speed and agility. Their displays of endurance and stamina have been second to none. They were congratulated today and honored with a championship banner which will hang in the Grand Hall as a reward and a symbol of their hard work and determination. Congratulations and well done Trinitas Cross Country team!