How to Survive Senior Year 2017-2018
Without Going Crazy

The purpose of this information page is to help you prepare and plan ahead as much as possible for the extra activities and costs that are inherent with senior year (not including college related activities and costs).


Almost all colleges offer an orientation program for entering freshmen, which is great! At Trinity, however, we want to do our best to provide a brief but broad “future” orientation to prepare our students to take ownership of their lives.  We have bank VPs, admissions counselors, therapists, former students, and more who will bring much needed perspectives to our exiting seniors.  

Below is a link to a presentation that occurred in April, 2017. We want all students to be able to listen to the words of wisdom offered during these talks.

Financial Literacy (36 minutes long):


Talk and pray with and for your senior and your family. The senior year has many deadlines and can be one of frenzied activity and it helps to ease the high intensity emotions if deadlines are anticipated in advance.

Check your e-mail, Titan Times, and the school website weekly for extra information being sent out from school.

Phillips Mitchell will once again be taking the Formal Sr Yearbook photos.  This year pictures will be taken at school on October 26, 9:00am-11:00am.    Drapes for the girls and tuxes for the guys are available.  The cost is $15.00, payable to Phillips Mitchell.  It is suggested the girls wear some sort of necklace and a shirt that is easy to change in and out of, a cami (no dresses please).  The guys need to make sure they wear a white t-shirt and they are clean shaven.  

Usually a chaperoned overnight retreat (Life Adventure Center Waiver) October 11-12 with a spiritual focus, to plan and prepare together. Decisions and goals are made about their leadership role and goals as a class. Cost is $100.00.  Questions, contact Luke McAnally. Money is due by October 2.  Frequently Asked Questions PDF.

1. Each senior should turn in 4-5 additional pictures to be used in the yearbook. These photos should include at least one baby photo, child photo, and junior high or high school photo. If the parents can email the pictures (preferred), they should send them to or Hard copies of pictures should be sent in an enveloped labeled with the student’s name and the number of enclosed pictures. Although we are very careful with the photos, it is recommended that parents make copies of any photos before sending them in. The pictures will be returned to the parent through the senior.

2. The parents should compose a short letter to their child to be used in the yearbook. These letters should be roughly 5-8 sentences long. The space for the letter is limited, and parents may be asked to shorten their letter if it does not fit into the allotted space. Many parents have chosen to include a verse or reference in their letter. See previous yearbooks for examples.

3. All of these items should be returned to Andy Newman by January 1, 2018.

4. Any questions should be directed to Andy Newman, 859-475-1478.

Lower School Bake Sale – traditionally the Senior class provides baked goods to sell and the profit is put towards their senior trip in May . This tradition is very well received. Parents and grandparents buy anything homemade that is available. Need a coordinator for this event.

Student bios will be done as a class assignment with Mr. Newman. 

These can be as simple or elaborate as you wish, with as many pictures as you choose. The boards will be sent home after Spring Break. The deadline to turn them is May 1, 2018. Board will be on display at US Academic Awards Night, Senior Chapel, Senior Farewell, and Graduation.

A reminder that each Senior is to turn in $300.00 for Senior Trip. Checks are to be made out to Trinity Christian Academy and turned into the US office. Due by December 5, 2017. If payment arrangements need to be made, please contact Luke McAnally.
The 2018 class has been diligently raising money for their trip in May. More fundraising activities will occur during the school year. Senior Trip dates are May 17-23, 2018.

This is a family and faculty event where the faculty roast the students and the students roast the faculty. At TCPC in the fellowship hall, May 24, 2018.

Caps & Gowns, invitations, and other senior memorabilia can be ordered online at  All orders must be placed by Orders are due no later than November 6.

Friday, May 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church

Phillips Mitchell will be taking graduation pictures again this year. There will be more information as graduation gets closer.

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