The Greek gods and goddesses of third and seventh grades recently descended upon the Trinitas halls. After presenting their stories of trial and triumph, the gods of Mount Olympus created mosaic masterpieces. The highlight of their day was Zeus’s Family Reunion where they gathered for an authentic Greek meal, feasting on roasted asparagus, dolmathes, nectar of the gods, olives and cheese, spanakopita, and baklava. Trinitas is safe, once again, from those meddling menaces until next year.
Pastor Lewis continued his Lunch and Learn series on spirituality Wednesday, January 28th during the secondary school lunch. Pastor Lewis reminded the students that “God never meant man to be [a] purely spiritual creature. That is why he uses material things like bread and wine to put new life into us…He invented eating. He likes matter. He invented it.” From there, Pastor Lewis proceeded to introduce secular humanism. Like an artist, he attempted to paint his subject in the best light possible so that his defeat of it would be more compelling. Listen to his lecture and get prepared for week three when Pastor Lewis continues his series.
As with all classes at Trinitas, the kindergarten class begins their day with reading the Proverb of the day. This corresponds to the day of the month. On the 2nd of February, Mrs. Sarrell, the kindergarten teacher, prepared an exercise to help illustrate. Proverbs 2:3-5 states, “Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord.” Visitors viewing the kindergarten class caught the children searching for hidden silver (in the form of dimes) throughout the class. Mrs. Sarrell followed with the reading and explanation. We are a blessed family.
The infamous Miss Viola Swamp from Harry Allard’s book Miss Nelson is Missing visited Mrs. Worshek’s first grade class today at Trinitas. Although our students had been on their best behavior, unlike the students in Miss Nelson’s class, Miss Swamp took the class by surprise with her yard stick tapping, extra homework, lack of story time, and demands to sit perfectly still. The students were so happy when Mrs. Worshek was found at snack time and Miss Swamp miraculously disappeared. Our first grade classes always love reading this book!
The Trinitas ninth grade class, under the direction of Mr. Sean Johnson, recently read Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s The Social Contract. This well-known work inspired political reform across France and Europe in general in the mid 17th century. The students submitted their favorite quotes:
“Nations, like men, are teachable only in their youth; with age they become incorrigible. Once customs are established and prejudices rooted, reform is a dangerous and fruitless enterprise; a people cannot bear to see its evils touched, even if only to be eradicated; it is like a stupid, pusillanimous invalid who trembles at the sight of a physician.”
Our Logic and Rhetoric students are having “Lunch and Learn” each Wednesday for the next eight weeks with Pastor Dennis Lewis as he shares a study on Biblical Spirituality. He is encouraging our students to cultivate a spiritual life, focusing all attention on communing with the Father. Listen to this week’s installment of the series here.
Thanks to a generous parent donor, our Rhetoric School will attend John Maxwell live, Leading into 2015 in Pensacola Monday, January 26th. Students are excited to hear the testimony and exhortation of Nick Vujicic from Life Without Limbs. Nick was born in Australia without arms and legs. According to his website, Nick has traveled extensively throughout 54 countries sharing his story and God’s purpose for Nick’s life, to lead others to Christ. It is an honor for our students to share in this rich experience.
The Trinitas Knights gathered in the Grand Hall for student led cheering, fight songs, and battle cries Friday, January 9th for our second pep rally of the school year. Coach Dunham introduced the JV and Varsity Basketball Teams who would play Lighthouse Christian School the following day. Coach Traylor introduced the running team in preparation for the Pensacola Beach 5K run, also that Saturday. As part of the celebration, the senior soccer players hung the banner in recognition of the Western Division Championship of the Panhandle Christian Conference won in the fall. Sir Wins-A-Lot led the parents, staff, and students in “the wave” and house St. Augustine yelled the loudest in the cheering competition. All enjoyed the excitement and camaraderie.
To celebrate our love of history, at this year’s Evening of Theater and Recitation our student body will present a program entitled, “90 Minutes: The News on Time, in Time, and Before Time”. We are excited to share this chronological sketch of history presented by combinations of grade levels which will reflect their joint study of particular eras of history. With equal doses of fact and humor, you are sure to enjoy this evening of student recitations and drama. Please join us at East Brent Baptist Church Friday, January 23rd at 6:00pm.