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

Trinity Memo 3.4.19

Trinity Memo 3.4.19

Students

Please check your homes for uniforms—we are still missing a number of volleyball and cross country uniforms. This would also be a great time to return the basketball uniforms.

Parents of senior students, we approach the time of year where we need senior pictures for the yearbook. The deadline to get them in is March 31. We understand if they are still being edited and you have not received them back yet, but if you haven’t taken them yet, then we would like you to take one as soon as possible. Once you have a senior picture be sure that your senior student sends it to the journalism class. This way we have enough time for the pictures to be approved, and for the journalism class to get the yearbook page done as soon as possible. Thank you! Journalism class
March 8 marks the final day of the 3rd quarter. Report cards will be distributed March 15.
The State Speech competition will begin 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 9, at Woodbury Central.
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 pm. 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.
Juniors and seniors planning to take the April 13 ACT are reminded of the March 8 registration deadline.

Seniors, continue to watch scholarship application deadlines.

General:
Mr. Van Engen continues to recuperate at home from his hip replacement surgery. We give thanks for the healing mercies of our Heavenly Father.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

Trinity Memo 2.26.19

Students:

Please check your homes for uniforms—we are still missing a number of volleyball and cross country uniforms. This would also be a great time to return the basketball uniforms.

The BZBotz further established that they are a very, very good robotics team! Their performance at the state competition last Saturday continued their streak of domination. Head coach of our team is Mr. Toby Boogerd, faculty coach is Mr. Jason Westra, coach Mr. Brian Westra, and alumni mentor Mr. Mike Laning. Students include seniors Ivan De Vries and Lydia Huizenga; Juniors Luke Andringa, Andrew Kuiper, and Dawson Vis; sophomore Kaleb Van Maanen; and freshmen Brody Driesen, Kyle Gritters, and Belle Schiermeyer.

The District Speech competition was moved to the afternoon of this Wednesday, February 27, due to the weather conditions this past Saturday.

There will be a 2:30 dismissal on Thursday.

The State Music Solo/Ensemble Festival entries are due March 6. The festival will be held April 6 at South O’Brien. This festival includes strings, vocal, instrumental, and piano categories.

ACT test takers on April 13 are reminded of the March 8 registration deadline.

Seniors are reminded to watch scholarship application deadlines.

Fun Friday—Pizza Ranch