November 2017 News

Alumni Spotlight: The Waters Sisters

by Vicki White

I remember well the day I first met the Waters sisters, Anna Ruth and Grace. Anna Ruth was entering the second grade at Trinity, and Grace was entering the third grade. They were such well-behaved, beautiful, little girls! I was thrilled to welcome the Waters family to Trinity!

It has been a joy to watch these sisters grow in grace and knowledge through the years. They have a hunger for learning and a longing to walk daily with their Savior. The Lord is doing great things in these young ladies’ lives!

Anna Ruth (2016) is a sophomore at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Her major is speech pathology, and she is excelling in her studies. During Anna Ruth’s freshman year, she was awarded third place among 900 freshmen in a writing competition. Anna Ruth attributes her writing skill to her years at Trinity, where she began writing paragraphs in second grade and progressed to thesis papers her junior and senior years. Anna Ruth proclaimed with a smile, “When my professors assign a paper to write, I feel no anxiety whatsoever! I am able to organize my thoughts and write an excellent paper. I owe my writing ability to Trinity!”

Grace (2015) is a junior at Belmont College in Nashville, Tennessee. Her major is nursing, and she, too, is an excellent student!  Grace entered a speech competition at Belmont and placed tenth out of 500 speech students. She is so thankful for the thesis papers she wrote and defended while in high school. Grace also expressed her appreciation to Mrs. Logan and her science classes. She felt very prepared to enter her nursing classes due to the solid foundation in science she received at Trinity. Grace exclaimed, “Mrs. Logan’s test format was just like my college science class test format!” 

I asked the ladies to share how Trinity prepared them for college and for the world, and they responded with these answers:

  • “Mr. Beatty’s Bible classes helped us so much in understanding the fallen world in which we live. His class on apologetics and worldviews was so insightful. He also discussed with us world issues which helped to prepare us for college.”
  • “We were so prepared for our college English classes in writing, speech, grammar, and literature.”
  • “Mrs. Logan’s science classes were phenomenal! Her anatomy class was comparable to my college level anatomy class.”
  • “Never do away with those thesis papers! They prepared us well in speaking and in writing. Among our friends in college, we are the only students who are not fearful of writing a paper and presenting it!”

What a blessing to see these Trinity alumni thriving in college and in the world. Please pray for all of our alumni. God is doing mighty deeds in and through them! 


Cheer Clinic for 3rd-6th Grade Girls

Do you have a daughter in 3rd-6th grade who dreams of cheering at Trinity when she gets to the Upper School? Our cheer clinics are a great way for them to get some practice, learn some new skills, and hang out with our Varsity cheer squad!

The Varsity cheerleaders will host this year’s first cheer clinic on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10:30 am-12:30 pm, in the Lower School gym. The girls will be practicing to cheer for the 5th/6th grade basketball game on Friday, Dec. 15, at 4 pm vs Sayre.

All participants will receive a new “Future Trinity Cheerleader” T-shirt, hair bow, and a healthy snack. The fee for the clinic is $35. Register here.


“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”

Trinity’s Upper School Drama will present a classic this holiday season: “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” The cast has students from both the Upper and Lower schools. 

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.

The intense action features chases, duels, and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more.

The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur, and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Don’t miss this amazing production at Trinity’s Lower School at these show times:

  • 7:30 pm, Thursday, Nov. 30
  • 7:30 pm, Friday, Dec. 1
  • 2:30 pm, Saturday, Dec. 2
  • 7:30 pm, Saturday, Dec. 2

Tickets are available online.


165,000 Reason to Choose Trinity

First things first, let’s all join together and congratulate the class of 2016 for getting $5 million in scholarship offers, which averages to $165,00 for each student. Everyone at Trinity Christian Academy is proud of you and wish you much success in the near future. Secondly, here at Trinity Christian Academy we take great pride in providing high quality education, safe school environments, and various extracurricular activities to enhance each student’s academic experience. In this article, we are going to outline 7 reasons why Trinity Christian Academy should be a top pick for parents who desire to put their children in a learning environment where they can flourish and reach their full potential.

1. Accreditation
Trinity Christian Academy has been accredited by the Kentucky Non-public Schools Commission and the Society for Classical Learning, which validates the high standards and strict guidelines for this school’s operations. We only hire the best teachers, use the best curriculum, and give each student the attention he or she needs. Furthermore, every aspect of this school is run at a high level, thanks to faculty and staff who are passionate about the work they do.

2.Classical Approach to Teaching
Trinity Christian Academy takes a classical approach to education by putting an emphasis on teaching students critical thinking and virtue. Our teachers don’t simply repeat information read in a book. We are hands on and incorporate various learning techniques that cater to the needs of each individual student.

3. Extracurricular Activities
At Trinity Christian Academy, we have fine arts, athletics, and more. Our sports program includes baseball, soccer, volleyball, golf, archery, softball, cheerleading, cross country, track and field, and basketball. Our fine arts program includes drama, instrumental music, vocal music, and art. In addition, our school offers both service and academic clubs.

4. Small Class Sizes
Here at Trinity Christian Academy we believe that smaller classes are more effective when it comes to teacher and student interaction. That is why the typical class size is 15 students per classroom. This size gives teachers the chance to communicate and connect with each student on an individual basis.

5. Diverse Curriculum
Trinity Christian Academy’s curriculum includes math, history, science, Bible, fine arts, language arts, foreign language, logic, rhetoric, and physical education. Having the right curriculum grooms students for success and gives them the tools to excel at the highest levels. Our curriculum prepares students to be confident public speakers and leaders of their generation, using logic, persuasive writing, and critical thinking. Trinity Christian Academy’s main goal is preparing every student for a productive and successful future.

6. Scholarships
Trinity Christian Academy’s class of 2016 is evidence of how well we prepare each student for the future. The 30 graduates that made up the class of 2016 received more than $5 million in academic scholarships, which averages to $165,000 per student. Other private schools in the Lexington area rarely come close to Trinity Christian Academy when it comes to the scholarships offered to our graduates. This is a testament to the quality of our teaching methods.

7.Guaranteed Safety on Campus
Providing a safe environment for our students, faculty, and families is a top priority at Trinity Christian Academy. Our entry system and on-site surveillance system are regularly reviewed and enhanced to ensure that our students always remain safe.


How to Choose the Right School for Your Family

When it comes to choosing a school, there are a lot of things that have to be considered. Choosing a new school can be a difficult decision, to say the least. First and foremost, it is imperative that you make sure that you are, in fact, choosing the right school for the student as an individual, and for the family as a whole. To do this, you should ask a number of key questions. Knowing the answers to those questions will help you decide if you have found a school worth considering.

It is important that you have these key questions written out ahead of time so you know how to steer the conversation when meeting with a representative from one of the schools you are considering. Take a look at the key questions that are listed below so you can get a better idea of what you need to know.

1) Is the school accredited?
This question is important because it helps you understand the overall quality of the education you can expect your child to get at the school of your choice. It can also matter when it is time for your child to go to another school or even college.

2) What is the school’s approach to education?
Obviously, you want to know that your child is getting a good education. Knowing the values held by the school can help you better understand what it will be like for your child to go there.

3) What about fine arts and extracurricular activities?
Fine arts and sports are among some of the most exciting things for most children. Choosing a school that focuses on many of these types of activities can help your child become more well-rounded.

4) What is the average class size?
Class size is important. You want your child to get individualized attention, but the class also has to be big enough to allow your child to interact with other students. Therefore, you don’t want it to be too big or too small.

5) What is the curriculum like?
Knowing the answer to this question can help you better understand exactly what types of subjects your child will be studying. This in turn can help you choose the right school for his or her individual needs.

6) Is the school safe for children to attend?
School safety has become a major concern in the last several years. This is a question every parent should ask of school officials before they send their child to any school.

Now that you know which questions to ask, you can get started searching for the school that will truly allow your child to grow. Every parent wants the best for their child. It will take some time and hard work on your part in order to get your questions answered to the fullest extent possible, as you will need to visit each school and ask the questions yourself. However, this is one of the most important things you will ever do. The school you choose can make all the difference between having a happy, well-rounded child or one that is insecure or, worse yet, even struggling in school. Finding the answers to these questions can open new doors for your child, giving him or her the chance to run with the opportunities that present themselves. When it is all said and done, that is the thing that every parent hopes for.

Download the School Selection Guide to help you in choosing the right school for your family. 

 


Trinity Christian Academy vs. State and National Scores

As a parent, you want the very best for your child.

This includes all areas of his or her life and, in particular, education. From the time they are babies, children are learning about the world around them. This continues as they begin Preschool and Kindergarten and move on to early education. Seemingly within the blink of an eye, your little one is preparing for graduation and college.

What are you doing to prepare them now?

While it may seem premature to be planning for college while your child is in Kindergarten, it actually is not. The education decisions that you make now can have long-term effects that will follow them throughout their educational career. Of primary importance to consider is college entrance testing scores, namely the SAT and ACT tests. Most universities and four-year colleges use these tests to determine admission. They may also be used to earn scholarships and sometimes even college credit.

Since the results of these tests may mean the difference between your child getting into his or her desired college or not, it makes sense to prepare as soon as possible. This is where Trinity comes in. Beginning with early childhood education, Trinity’s curriculum better prepares your child to be ready for these important exams. Our educational strategy benefits students whether they take the ACT or the SAT exam.

Depending on your child’s chosen career path, a good college education can be critical in determining success in a chosen field. It is an important and sometimes difficult decision, without having added worry about admissions tests and being accepted to the college of choice. Add to that the pressure of preparing for and passing national standardized tests, and it can become almost overwhelming. By choosing Trinity for your child’s education, you can be assured that your child will be confident and prepared to take either the SAT or ACT test when the time comes.

Education begins early for children and, hopefully, doesn’t end when they leave school. Life itself is a learning process whether one is in school, on the job, or in a relationship. There are, however, certain quantified standards that must be met if one is to continue with formal education. Since this is the case, it is important to prepare your child to meet these standards in the best way possible. A good education can be an expensive investment, but not having one can be even more costly.

Our children are the future. It’s up to us, as parents, to give them their best possible chance to succeed in what they desire to pursue. If college is in the future for your child, even if they are just learning to read, Trinity will get them on the right track to success. They only have one chance to get a good education, so why not give them the best? If you’re ready to take that positive step toward a better future for your child, download the Research Results from 2014-2016, comparing Trinity to state and national levels. Our students consistently achieve higher results. We know you love your children and dream of giving them the best education possible.

Contact Trinity today and let us help you make that dream come true!

 


Poinsettia Sale

Our annual freshman class fundraiser provides a great way to add beauty to your home during the holidays and support Trinity at the same time! Our Poinsettia Sale offers two different sizes of potted plants and runs through Tuesday, Nov. 28. 

Print our your Freshman Poinsettia order form and submit it with payment at either campus. 

 

 

 

 

 


Weekend of Champions!

We had an amazing weekend in sports at Trinity!

In Volleyball, our Varsity team won their second straight State Champion title at Asbury University on Saturday evening. They are in good company with the JV Volleyball team, who recently won their state championship.

 

Our Cross Country teams also enjoyed success over the weekend at their state championship meets! Our Varsity and Elementary girls’ teams won their respective championship titles, and the Elementary boys took second place. 

Congratulations to all of our fall athletes for a fantastic season! 

  


Great Pumpkin Launch 2017