Last week students returned to these beloved halls of learning to meet the teachers, bring supplies, and get prepared for a new school year. The logic and rhetoric students will be changing classes more often this year so the students also learned where to be and when. Orientation for parents took place in the evening and all are geared up and ready for a great year! Welcome back and may God continue to bless us here at Trinitas with fruitful labors and more young soldiers for Christ.
Procurement for the auction is in full swing here at school, so if the phone rings at your business, it may just be a Trinitas student calling. They will be quick to remind you of our upcoming Gala and Auction on October 20th and Golf Tournament March 3rd & 4th. Several students have been making phone calls over the last few weeks, following up with businesses in our local community who received an informational letter from Trinitas. This is a great opportunity for our students to use the training they are receiving here at school, learning to be great communicators. And a little competition never hurt either – the students are all vying for the most donations procured. Clark Dunham is in the lead with six! Great job students and may all of your hard work result in great returns for the school. Certainly, it would be much more difficult for Trinitas to fulfill our mission and vision without the support of our community. We appreciate you all.
It’s volleyball camp week at Trinitas! Ladies of all ages have been brushing up on the their volleyball skills and talents. With the help of the varsity squad, the campers are learning some basic fundamentals of the game and having lots of fun too! The first volleyball game is slated for mid August so preparation is in full swing. Go Lady Knights!
Mrs. Phillips 3rd grade class explored the Pensacola Lighthouse Museum last week and even braved the 177 steps to the top! After witnessing the amazing view of the Pensacola Pass, they enjoyed touring the museum filled with exhibits of local history pieces and information. They ate lunch on the beach in the sunshine to wrap up the festive day.
As teacher appreciation season draws to a close, we would like to thank all parents and friends for their help in making our teachers and staff feel appreciated and special. The creative art projects given to each teacher, the delicious “take-home” meals and also the chocolate and cheese day were all highlights of the month. Mrs. Phillips was especially touched by the “goat bag” that was created for her. The children drew images of her favorite animal and inscribed, “Don’t worry, I goat this!” It is a blessing to have such generous families and devoted teachers. We are tremendously grateful!
The Drama Club presented Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream last weekend with tremendous success and fan fare. With Friday night sold out and over 230 in attendance, the students were in rare form and delivered a wonderful performance! As the love affair between Demetrius, Hermia, Helena and Lysander unfolded, the laughs and twists were everywhere. Saturday was also well attended and patrons enjoyed their fairy kiss treats and scones during intermission. The Drama Club would like to thank Miss Brittany Hartke for her tireless leadership and efforts, Miss Charity Robson for her expertise and creativity directing the fairies, and Mrs. Miranda Varela for creating the amazing set which helped to convey an authentic looking garden scene and for directing the Athenians. It was a large “team effort” with excellent results! Well done Trinitas!
The 3rd and 7th grades enjoyed exploring caves and discovering dark treasures underground at the Marianna Caverns on May 4th. They traveled to Marianna, Florida to experience the beauty of this geological marvel. The students were able to implement their studies in science as they learned about various rocks and rock formations at this amazing state park. After adventures in hiking, watching for bats, and finding salamanders in the cave, the students relaxed with a picnic on the grounds.
The book Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, served as the model for our 2nd grade Prairie Day last week. They made heart shaped cakes similar to the ones Mr. Edwards brought Laura and Mary for Christmas and learned to square dance together. With long lacy dresses and bonnets in tow, the girls created beautiful beaded necklaces and churned butter. The boys chopped wood for the fire, plowed, and helped make candles. After eating pancakes on the griddle, the dishes were washed outside in a very authentic manner. It was a memorable day of appreciation for the pioneers that have gone before us and the benefits we have gained from their experiences.
The strawberries were bountiful at the Akers of Strawberries farm on March 29th! The kindergarten and senior classes enjoyed harvesting pallets full of beautiful red berries last week. After gathering their summer time treats, they cooled off with fresh yogurt and strawberry shortcake. It was a perfect day for a picnic on the grounds, piggy back rides, and fun on the playground. This trip brought everything full circle for seniors Parker Gilley, Caleb Price, and Bennett Looper, as it was just 12 short years ago that they too were in kindergarten here at Trinitas and on the same field trip. My how time flies! Godspeed to our Seniors and may God bless you all.
Yesterday was a huge success as our 4th, 8th, and 11th grade students enjoyed a bountiful feast and celebration
while learning all about medieval times and traditions. The authentic outdoor marketplace was open for all lords and ladies in attendance. They enjoyed earning their beans to purchase food from the market by doing good deeds, acting chivalrously, chopping wood, writing a specific virtue in calligraphy, or discovering home remedies at the apothecary. They milked a goat and a brave few even drank the milk! Unique spices were available for them to bottle up and try at their feast. With quivers full of arrows, our knights and ladies tried their hand at archery with hopes of piercing an apple clean through the heart. Finally, a great celebration ensued as the jousting competition brought forth a valiant hero whose reward was the select opportunity to dine with the King and Queen. While 4th and 8th graders were partaking in the feast, the 11th graders performed skits for all to enjoy. The 8th graders then serenaded the king and gave presentations about brave knights and warriors.
Thank you to all that helped organize and serve during the day. It was an outstanding feast day and wonderful opportunity to transform our school into a scene from the middle ages.