Several members of the Trinity Christian Family competed in the Midsummer Night’s Run this past Saturday in downtown Lexington. Almost 2,000 runners and walkers were in the field, including several current Cross Country team members, alumni, parents and siblings.  
In team competition, TeamTrinity was made up of current and former Trinity Cross Country members: Isaac Rowe, Jacob Coffey, Nicholas Rowe, and Elijah Cardona. They finished 6th out of 66 teams!
Individually, Jacob Coffey and Jenna Raye Hopper were our top Varsity performers while Graham Calihan was our top Lower School performer. Great job!

Here are some important dates during the first few weeks of school:

LOWER SCHOOL:

Monday, August 13:
 3:00-3:30 p.m. Early Learning Open House (PreK, Jr K, and K) – Bring your children’s supplies, meet the teacher, and visit your room.
 3:30–4:00 p.m. New Family Orientation in the Fellowship Hall with Mrs. White
 4:00–5:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social for New Families – We will be on the blacktop near the playground. Come and meet other new families and enjoy some ice cream!

Wednesday, August 15 – First day of School: Parents may visit the rooms and drop off supplies at the beginning of school. At 8:20, after visiting the classrooms, please come to the Fellowship Hall and have donuts and coffee with Mrs. White.

Thursday, August 16 – First Day of School for T/TH Full-Day PreK

Tuesday, August 21 – 7:00 p.m. “Meet the Teachers” Night at the Lower School (Parents Only)
Please meet in the church sanctuary for a brief meeting. After the meeting, you will be dismissed to your children’s classrooms.

Friday, September 7 – 5:30-8:30 p.m., All School Picnic, Lower School

October 1-6 – Homecoming Spirit Week (watch for details)

October 12, 15, 16 – Fall Break

UPPER SCHOOL:

Monday, August 13 – Ice Cream Social for all new families at the LS, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Monday, August 13 – 7th Grade and New Student Orientation at the US, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, August 15 – First day of School and Upper School Connect Day (see email for details)
Please bring books and supplies on the first day of school. We’ll take care of locker assignments and putting away belongings. Connect Day will start after we take care of business.

Thursday, August 23 – Upper School Meet the Teacher Night, 7:00 pm (Parents only) – Come and meet your students’ teachers and get a feel for their classes at school. Your will receive Important information and have an opportunity to have ask questions.

Friday, September 7 – All School Picnic, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Lower School

October 1-6 – Homecoming Spirit Week (watch for details)

October 12, 15, 16 – Fall Break

Do you have everything you need to start school? Find everything you need to know about school supplies, summer reading and math, and more at our Summer page!

Sports Camps 

Middle School Volleyball Camp: 5th-8th grades, July 20-21, Friday 5-8 pm, Saturday 10 am-2 pm. $50.

Archery Camp: 4th-12th grades at different times (see below) July 30-Aug. 3. $75.

  • 9-11 am – 4th-6th grade (Beginner or Intermediate)
  • 11:30 am-1:30 pm – 7th-12th Grade (Beginner-Advanced)

Music Camps 

Upper School Vocal camp – grades 7-12, July 23-27, 9am-12pm, Lower School

At this camp, students will have the opportunity to make choral music in a large ensemble, improve vocal technique, build music reading and sight singing skills, work on a variety of vocal and choral repertoire, and learn music theory.

  • Break into sectionals for range-appropriate group voice lessons, and choir repertoire sectional work
  • Listen to, study and practice examples from a survey of Medieval through Contemporary styles
  • Collegiate music students and music professionals will be available for sectionals and 1-on-1 guidance
    • Private voice lessons offered throughout entire week at a rate of $10/30min lesson
  • Get a head-start on preparing for upcoming auditions (All-state, GSA, school shows, community productions)

Price: $50 (or $80 total for students who participate in both Upper School Vocal Camp and A Capella Boot Camp)

Bring snack, water bottle, pencil, 1-inch binder

Register

 

A Capella Boot Camp, grades 9-12, July 23-27, 12:30-3pm, Lower School

Trinity’s Unaccompanied Minors members are highly encouraged to attend.

At this camp students will get a detailed course in all things pop a capella.

  • Learn history of the genre and study some of the “greats”
  • Intro to sound tech and mic technique
  • Detailed work on vocal techniques of the genre
  • Movement and performance presence
  • Group building and tuning
  • Work on a variety of fun repertoire
  • Games and exercises to build many other skills and just enjoy fellowship through music
  • Work with award-winning Vocal Percussionist, Sammy Pettite

Price: $50 (or $80 total for students who participate in both Upper School Vocal Camp and A Capella Boot Camp)

Bring water bottle, pencil, 1-inch binder (lunch, if full-day camper)

Showcase Friday, July 27, at 4 pm

Register

 

3D Printing Workshop 

July 16-20, 12:30-3:00 p.m.
Participants: Rising 7th graders through 12th graders (limit of 20 students)
Location: Upper School, Room 115 

Register for this workshop here.

Summary
In this workshop, students will be introduced to and trained on the Autodesk Inventor software in order to create and print three-dimensional objects. They will learn to create two-dimensional sketches on a work plane and to use the additive/subtractive methods of extrude, revolve, sweep, and loft to create three-dimensional objects from those two-dimensional sketches.

Students will also learn mirroring and patterning techniques to replicate geometric designs in two and three dimensions. If time permits, they will learn how to create assemblies by applying constraints to individually created part files. Through this workshop, students will gain a broader understanding of how mathematics, engineering, and art converge. At the end of the week, each student may print one of their 3D designs to take home as a souvenir.

Instructor: Andrew Groves, Trinity Upper School math teacher
June 2014: Earned certification to teach Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) at  Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Core Training
2014-2017: Taught PLTW’s IED curriculum and designed a week-long 3D printing
seminar (taught each spring) at Danville High School

Course Outline
Day 1: Introduction and Sketching Practice
Day 2: More Sketching Practice and Extrusions
Day 3: Extrusions, Revolves, Sweeps, and Lofts
Day 4: Mirroring and Patterning Techniques
Day 5: Practice and Print Day!

Required Materials
1. Laptop with the capability of running Autodesk Inventor 2015. See system requirements here:

2. Wired or wireless mouse

3. Composition notebook with graph paper (not lined paper)

Register for this workshop here.

July 16-20, 12:30-3:00 p.m.
Participants: Rising 7th graders through 12th graders (limit of 20 students)
Location: Upper School, Room 115 

Register for this workshop here.

Summary
In this workshop, students will be introduced to and trained on the Autodesk Inventor software in order to create and print three-dimensional objects. They will learn to create two-dimensional sketches on a work plane and to use the additive/subtractive methods of extrude, revolve, sweep, and loft to create three-dimensional objects from those two-dimensional sketches.

Students will also learn mirroring and patterning techniques to replicate geometric designs in two and three dimensions. If time permits, they will learn how to create assemblies by applying constraints to individually created part files. Through this workshop, students will gain a broader understanding of how mathematics, engineering, and art converge. At the end of the week, each student may print one of their 3D designs to take home as a souvenir.

Instructor: Andrew Groves, Trinity Upper School math teacher
June 2014: Earned certification to teach Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) at  Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Core Training
2014-2017: Taught PLTW’s IED curriculum and designed a week-long 3D printing
seminar (taught each spring) at Danville High School

Course Outline
Day 1: Introduction and Sketching Practice
Day 2: More Sketching Practice and Extrusions
Day 3: Extrusions, Revolves, Sweeps, and Lofts
Day 4: Mirroring and Patterning Techniques
Day 5: Practice and Print Day!

Required Materials
1. Laptop with the capability of running Autodesk Inventor 2015. See system requirements here:

2. Wired or wireless mouse

3. Composition notebook with graph paper (not lined paper)

Register for this workshop here.

 

Class of 2018 Highlights:

The Class of 2018 earned over $3 million in merit scholarship offers, for an average of more than $200,000 per student!

100% of graduates will attend college this fall.

College choices include: Belmont University, Eastern Kentucky University, Hanover College, Tulane University, United States Air Force Academy, University of Findlay, University of Kentucky, and Wake Forest University.

Over 80% received substantial scholarships (academic, athletic, community leadership, military)

About half scored 30 or above on the ACT; nearly 65% scored 27 or above

 

Taught by Collette Gugeler, Trinity Christian Academy Upper School Art Teacher

Open to current Upper School students and parents.

Register for either morning or afternoon classes.

  • Times:  10:00 am-12:00 pm (beginners preferably a.m.); or 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Dates: June 26, 28; July 2, 10, 12, 17 (two make-up classes for summer travelers on July 19 and 24)
  • Location:  Trinity Christian Academy Upper School Campus, 3601 Winthrop Drive, Art Room

Fee: $130 – Includes paints. Come to class with a beginner’s set of oil painting brushes, (1) 9 x 12 stretched canvas and (1) 8 x 10 artist canvas board, a rag or old cloth or hand towel, and a small empty jar (baby jar size) for  liquids. Art supplies can be purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Students must pay in full. No refunds. Make checks payable to Collette Gugeler. 

To register, contact Mrs. Gugeler at cgugeler@trinitylex.org. 

 

Shaping A Business: Sarah Guinn Workman 

Sarah Workman’s life took a creative and interesting turn during her college years. A class in ceramics led her down an unexpected path that has turned into to a successful business! Read about in this link to The Lane Report.

 

Read more Alumni stories here.

Trinity Summer Camps

Sports Camps – click for more details 

  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Elementary Sports Camp
  • Volleyball

Music Camps  click for more details 

  • General Music Camp
  • Elementary Vocal Camp
  • Upper School Vocal Camp
  • Upper School A Capella Boot Camp

3D Printing Workshop

Summer Oil Painting Classes