Memo 2.9.15



School will dismiss at noon on Wednesday for PT conferences.

There is no school next Monday, February 16, in observation of Presidents’ Day.

Juniors are reminded that March 13 is the deadline for registering for the April 18 ACT.  

General Announcements:

The second semester parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 11. Teachers will be available in the evening from 6:30 to 8:30. No appointments are needed for the evening. Teachers will also be available in the afternoon, but please contact the office to make an appointment if you wish to come in the afternoon.The Trinity website is up and running! Our technology coordinator, Mr. Westra spearheaded an effort to get this project brought to completion. You can view the website at . More material may be added to the website in the future. It should be noted that the weekly memo will no longer be emailed to your home. Instead, it will be posted to the school website each Monday. Late starts/cancellation announcements will appear on the scrolling marquee on the website. Announcements you want on the memo should still be sent to the school office before 8:00 A.M. on Mondays.

The Executive Board of the Trinity Christian High Parents’ Circle will meet this Wednesday, February 11, at 7:00 P.M. at Trinity.

Athletic Dept.:

  1. Mr. Van Engen is looking for some help taking admissions at our last home games of the year on Tuesday. 2 people are needed to work a shift from 4:00 to 5:30 and then one person to work from 5:30 to closing time. Please let him know if you can help out with this. It is your last opportunity of the year to lend a hand.
  1. In connection with the games on Tuesday, previous schedules show that there is a girls JV game at 3:45 and boys to follow. The girls jv game has been cancelled so there will just be a boys jv game starting at 4:30.
  1. Basketball tournament games: the girls will begin regional tournament play on Thursday, Feb. 12 as the take on Remsen Union in Remsen at 7:00. The boys will begin district play taking on South Obrien at Central Lyon High School on Feb. 19 at 6:30.
  1. Trinity Christian is looking for coaches for the following sports: Boys Varsity Soccer, Boys JV Baseball, and Girls JV Softball. An Iowa Coaching Endorsement is required for these positions. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Mr. Van Engen at 712-449-8008 or email


Feb 18—-Anita T/Mary VDT/Brenda R

Crockpot pizza, Applesauce, Bread, Bars


Mar 4

Laura C/Jill M/Cheryl DR 

Feb 25

Lori VB/Kari H/Lisa DB

A Change

You know from some of my earlier writings how passionately I belittle change when the change is being implemented only for the sake of change itself.

Yet, today I herald a change of my own. I trust it is a worthy one for the good of the school.

Here’s the change. This will be the last “Principal’s Corner” on the weekly memo.

It is going to be a definite change for me, but something that I’m dealing with quite well so far.

There are many things that I enjoyed about writing the 200-some articles over the last several years. Chief among them was the opportunity to share the great goodness God has shown to us in having a Protestant Reformed high school. If that came through at all in the writing, then there was a measure of success.

I am also indebted to all the many ways the articles kept coming. People gave me topic ideas and liberally offered some much-appreciated words of encouragement. My wife also did all of that and additionally kindly overlooked my faults. Even if I produced writing that one would hardly use to line the bottom of a bird cage, she stayed even-keeled through it all. She complements me well.

Mrs. Burgers graciously allowed me to succeed. I especially thank her for her unending patience in dealing with my procrastination. I hope I didn’t induce too many migraines for her. May she enjoy the fact that she will no longer have to wait for me to put the finishing touches on an article.

However, note that I said I’m changing, which is different from saying I’m quitting.

I do hope to continue writing. My goal is that someday soon you will see a spot on Trinity’s website that would be of a blog-type nature. It might not be as frequent or regular, but the content will still be some aspect of Christian secondary education.

I am open to suggestions in case anybody has a fitting name for such a blog. Principal’s Blog bores me, and people who know I’m from Doon would lampoon the Rock River Philosopher as much too heady. I could play off of our school’s location (The Haze Emitting on Hayes, Beyond Hope (Cemetery), Thoughts Afield, One Wrong Turn from the Dump), but none strike the sweet spot of being catchy without being trite (or morbid). I’m sure many of you are more creative than me. Let me know your ideas.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for the critique. Thanks for the encouragement. To God be the glory.

I’ll be back, DV.

Mr. Regnerus