Monday, April 15, 2019

Trinity Memo 4.15.19

Students:
Thursday night, April 18, is the junior/senior banquet. The class sponsors and the different committees have planned an enjoyable and profitable evening. A few last minute reminders to students and their parents:
• School will dismiss at 11:45 for juniors and seniors on Thursday. Juniors and seniors will then have off the entire day on Friday. This is an extra half-day off compared to other years.
• All participants, Trinity students and their outside dates, must abide by the handbook dress code and rules of conduct. The Trinity student is accountable for the dress and conduct of the outside date.
• Mr. Van Engen and Mr. Warner are the class sponsors and will be along to the banquet, etc.

The enforcement of the meningitis vaccine requirement is monitored closely. As we begin thinking about next school year, be reminded that students entering grade 12 must have had the shot before they may begin the school year. Further, they had to have received either the shot itself or a booster after turning age 16. Parents of our current juniors should watch their inbox for an email concerning this.

General:

We have signed another teacher for 2019-2020! Katrina Regnerus will join us, providing some much-needed relief for a very busy staff. We welcome her aboard and wish her the Lord’s blessing as she prepares to take up her new role. (Wedding bells for her and Derk Burgers this June. Lord willing, she’ll be Mrs. Burgers when school starts on August 23.)

We had a profitable time with the visits of the bands of Covenant, Faith, and Heritage last week. Thanks to all who braved the weather and came out for the Thursday concert, enduring some rather Spartan lighting conditions with good cheer. Our bands profited from the Friday festival at Dordt. The Friday night concert was another treat.

Our baseball and softball programs are in need of a four-wheeler, ATV, UTV, or similar device for the months of May and June. If anyone has access to one that can be loaned to Trinity for those two months, it would be a huge help. Good care of the machine is promised. It will be stored inside and used responsibly.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Trinity Memo 4.8.19

On Friday, April 12, Trinity’s band students will be participating in the Dordt Band Festival. Students will leave from Trinity shortly following devotions. Students will need to be at school for devotions. They will be gone the rest of the day. Be looking for an email coming to each family with more details.

This past Saturday, 10 students performed different types of piano, string, saxophone, baritone, tuba, and vocal solos at South O’Brien High School for the IHSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival. Each of them performed very well earning 3-2 ratings and 7-1 ratings. Congratulations students on a job well done!

The junior/senior banquet has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 18. Juniors and seniors will be dismissed at 11:45 AM on Thursday, and they have no school on Friday, April 19.

Seniors, keep an eye on those scholarship dates! Continue reading

3.28.19

From the Trinity Christian HS Apparel Committee:
The web store is now open for ordering your 2019 World Championship Robotics apparel!!! Order Soon as the Webstore will close Wednesday, April 3 at noon. No late orders will be accepted! So get your ordering done before you leave for spring break. Go to www.getbranded360.com, Shop, then Store and Universities, then select TRINITY CHRISTIAN ROBOTICS .

Monday, March 25, 2019

Trinity Memo 3.25.19

Students:
Senior Caitlin Van Engen is presenting her original oratory at the All-State Speech Festival today, hosted at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Rapids. Congratulations to Caitlin and her coach, Mrs. Bloemendaal!

Eighth grade day is Tuesday, March 26, students will be here at 2:00 PM.

Rev. Key will be leading us in chapel on Friday, March 29, at 11:30 AM. We welcome him back to our neighborhood, and all are invited to join us at chapel.

The 2:30 Dismissal scheduled for Thursday will instead be on Wednesday. This will allow our teachers to Skype “attend” the spring PRTI meeting. Mr. Gary Van Der Schaff will be presenting about the Canons of Dordt in the classroom. Continue reading

Monday, March 18, 2019

Trinity Memo 3.18.19

Students:
Spring Break is April 1-5.

IHSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival has been set for Saturday, April 6, at South O’Brien High School. Times are set by the IHSMA later. Times can be anywhere from early morning to 4 p.m. This festival includes vocal solos and small ensembles, instrumental solos, string solos, and piano. Mrs. Kuiper will help in whatever way possible. See her for more information.

Seniors, Grandparents Day is coming up on Tuesday, April 9. Please invite your grandparents and RSVP on the green signup sheet on the bulletin board by March 29.

BZBots, our robotics team, had a really good year! A phenomenal year! They finished 2nd in the state of Iowa and are invited to the “Worlds” competition in Detroit, Michigan on April 23-27. This is a really big deal! Congratulations to our team members and coaches on this accomplishment. They are busy planning their trip to MI!

Speaking of big deals, how about this? Senior Caitlin Van Engen was informed that her original oratory speech, “Synonyms,” qualified her for All-State! Caitlin is the first all-state speech person in our school’s history. Congratulations to Caitlin and her coach, Mrs. Bloemendaal. The All-State Speech Festival is Monday, March 25, at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Continue reading