September 2016 News

High School Harvest Dance – October 1

All high school students are invited to the Harvest Dance and Costume Contest this Saturday, October 1, 7:00 p.m., at TCPC.  The cost is $10 per person, and prizes will be awarded based on the following three categories of costumes (please no scary or violent costumes):

  • Disney
  • Animals
  • Comic Book

Tickets can be purchased at the door.  Food and drinks will be provided!

Trinity Alumnus at Carnegie Mellon

Trinity graduate Paul Griffioen (2012) is enjoying great success with his higher education! Paul graduated from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) in May 2016 with a B.S.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with Honors in Engineering and a minor in computer science. He is currently attending Carnegie Mellon University and pursuing a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

After graduate school he plans to do electrical engineering research in industry or academia. Congratulations Paul!

Fall (DON’T FALL!) Annual Fund Challenge

Our Head of School, David Kirkendall, is going over the edge with this year’s Leap of Faith Annual Fund Challenge! 

Alumni News: Joel Ewing

Our 2016 graduates are making ripples at colleges across the country with their uncommon intelligence, creativity, and drive for success. One example is how Joel Ewing spent his summer diving in to research at The University of Texas at Dallas. As part of a highly selective summer program, Joel worked to design a website that collected and organized content in the fields of art, science, and technology in an entirely new way.

Read more about Joel’s experience here.


Service Day Makes a Weighty Impact

Some of Trinity’s Upper School students enjoyed the opportunity to focus on the needs of others at their service projects on Friday, September 9. Our 7th, 8th, and 12th grade students spread out to different organizations to volunteer for the day, offering helping hands and willing hearts.

Reed Valley Orchard was one of the places our students pitched in to help. A group of about 40 students and chaperones picked apples in cooperation with GleanKY, a group that gathers and redistributes excess fruits and vegetables to nourish Kentucky’s hungry.

In just a few hours, students picked, bagged, and delivered 2408 pounds of apples that will benefit Emergency Food Agency clients. This is the largest amount gleaned by a school group for GleanKY to date!

Luke McAnally, Upper School Chaplain and Service Day organizer, said our students have a track record of successful service. “I am so impressed with our kids! Last year we set a record with Sweet Blessings that may never be broken, and now this. We don’t do anything halfway.”

Other groups of students served at The Nest Center for Women, Children, and Families, as well as Quest Farm, a home and workplace for mentally challenged adults.

One final project that wrapped up the service theme for the day: packing school supplies for students involved with Kentucky Refugee Ministries, an organization that provides resettlement service to refugees in our community.

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Reed Valley Orchard

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Quest Farm


Packages of School Supplies for Kentucky Refugee Ministries

TADS Educate

TADS Educate is the parent and teachers online portion of our new student information system.  An email with the subject line “Educate User Access” will be sent to parent email addresses tomorrow, and will contain login details for using TADS Educate.  Feel free to log in, and look around for how to see your student’s grades, teacher announcements and information for classes, and much more.

As we all learn to use a new system, let’s be patient with one another and master it together!

All-School Picnic

Come join us for fellowship and fun with your fellow Trinity parents and students. This is the first big event of the school year and it is always well-attended.

Paper goods and fried chicken will be provided. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets and a cooler of drinks for your family.

Friday, September 9, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, at the Lower School soccer field

Bring a side dish to share! (assigned by last name)

  • A – F: Dessert
  • G – P: Salad Dish (macaroni salad, potato salad, mixed greens salad, etc.)
  • R – Z : Vegetable Dish (baked beans, mashed potatoes, corn, etc.)

Two-Buck Club

Students in all grades can help support two great organizations through our “Two-Buck Club.” Bring $2 (or any amount) to Chapel the next two weeks and funds will go toward these efforts: 

  • September 7: Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) — We will raise money to purchase school supplies which will be packed on our Service Day on September 9.
  • September 14: Titans for Togo — Let’s raise $1000 to send three students to our partner school in Togo. This amount covers the cost of books, uniforms, and fees.