Principal's Weekly Newsletter

WE ARE HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

~ October 5th, 2020 ~

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Letter from the Principal

Thank you to everyone for coming out in support of our 2020 Homecoming celebration! The week was festive, the energy was positive, and everyone made the best of a slightly wonky Homecoming week. It ended with an amazing game that summed up the spirit of Fellowship and Family that are defining the 2020-2021 school year.


Our Virtue this week is Kindness. You'll find the Virtue Video below.


Please continue to wear your masks and to practice social distancing whether you're at school or out and about. We ask that you continue to hold our school, its families, its students and its staff in your prayers.


Mrs. Brogan

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE

October 5th - October 10th

VIRTUE OF THE WEEK: KINDNESS


Sunday, October 4th:


Monday, October 5th - Blue on Campus

  • Saint of the Day: Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska
  • Monday class schedule - Class periods 1, 3, 5, 7.
  • School starts at 8:15 am and ends at 3:45 pm.
  • Lunch at 11:59 am - Pre-Ordered CFA or BYO.
  • Uniform: regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: 9:54 am. Distance Learners Link here: Virtue Video: Kindness.


Tuesday, October 6th - Blue on Campus - Mass Uniform on campus


Wednesday, October 7th - Gold on Campus - Mass Uniform on campus


Thursday, October 8th - Gold on Campus

  • Saint of the Day: Saint John Leonardi
  • Thursday class schedule - Class periods 2, 4, 6, 8.
  • School starts at 8:15 and ends at 3:45
  • Lunch at 11:59 - Pre-ordered Wings, Pizza & Things or BYO.
  • Uniform: regular uniform
  • Prayer Service: 9:54 am Distance Learners Link here: Virtue Video: Kindness
  • Football HOME GAME vs. Methodist Children's Home - JV only - 6:00pm (*)
  • Volleyball HOME GAME vs. CTCS - JV 5:30 & Varsity 6:30pm (*)


Friday, October 9th - Freshman Community Day - Other grades DL


Saturday, October 10th:


(*) Please see HTCHS Athletic Covid-19 protocols outlined below in this newsletter. The protocols can also be accessed on our website under the Athletics tab.

VIRTUE OF THE WEEK: KINDNESS

The virtue of Kindness is aligned with the Cardinal virtue of Justice.


DEFINITION OF KINDNESS:

Expressing genuine concern about the well-being of others; anticipating their needs

KINDNESS LOOKS LIKE:

  • Carrying bags for someone
  • Talking to someone who seems sad
  • Giving a glass of water to someone who is thirsty
  • Sharing your jacket with someone who is cold
  • Helping someone clean up a spill

KINDNESS SOUNDS LIKE:

  • Do you need any help?
  • You seem upset, is there anything I can do for you?
  • I can get you some water.
  • β€œI have an extra coat you can borrow.”
  • I can clean that up for you.
  • Silence. Thank you, Jesus, for coming into my heart.
Virtue of the Week - Kindness

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~ Last week at a glance ~

~~ HOMECOMING WEEK 2020! ~~

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This is some of the fun that took place during HoCo Week:

Students dressed in a different theme each day as part of the Homecoming celebrations

  • Monday - Movie Madness Monday
  • Tuesday - Twins Day Tuesday
  • Wednesday - Way Back Wednesday
  • Thursday - Tired Thursday
  • Friday - Blue & Gold Friday - Mums and HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME!
  • Saturday - Homecoming Party for current students only.


Spirit Life:

Blue Mass on Tuesday w Fr. John Guzaldo from St. Luke Catholic Church

Gold Mass on Wednesday w Fr. Francisco Rodriguez IIIrd, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

Adoration was held in the Father Charles Davis chapel with the Class of 2021

Virtue of the week last week: Gratitude


Athletics:

While Football clearly dominated due to Homecoming week, there was also some action in other sports:

  • Volleyball continued to dominate in it's games
  • Cross Country

Student Council successfully organized and held the voting for the 2020 Homecoming Court


HOMECOMING GAME 2020:

  • Cheer held their Homecoming Pep Rally out on the Matous field, showing off their stunts and skill. They then stayed on to cheer their Celtics to Victory!
  • The Celtics played their hugely anticipated game against Round Rock Christian - and came off with a resounding victory - 62-20!! They left no doubt as to how strong they are this year. Go Celtics!
  • Alumni were welcomed back to campus and had a chance to put their names in for a chance to win Mrs. Rosanna Brown's fabulous Homecoming Alumni Basket. Mrs. Brown puts together an amazing assortment of goodies for the basket each year, and this year was possibly one of the prettiest. Lucky Class of 2020 alum Ann Marie Boone had the winning ticket!

BELOW ARE PICTURES TELLING THE STORY OF OUR WEEK

THEMED DRESS DAYS

*MOVIE MADNESS MONDAY*

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* TWIN DAY TUESDAY *

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* WAY BACK WEDNESDAY *

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* TOO TIRED THURSDAY *

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* NAVY & GOLD MUMS FRIDAY *

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HOMECOMING COURT

Blue voted on Tuesday, Gold voted on Wednesday. The results of the voting for the Homecoming court are below. CONGRATULATIONS to all of them!


FRESHMEN

LORD -- Andrew Leurs

LADY -- Kathleen Rockwood


SOPHOMORES

DUKE -- Neri Navarro

DUCHESS -- Katie Jolly


JUNIORS

PRINCE -- Zaylin Blackwood

PRINCESS -- Izzy Velasquez


SENIOR FINALISTS --

KING -- Nathaniel Enriquez, Patrick McKenna, Guido Zecca

QUEEN -- Caeleigh Salazar, Samantha Strohmeier, Ashley Turck


HOMECOMING KING and QUEEN were crowned in a ceremony before the Homecoming Football game this Friday - the whole court was introduced, then the winners were announced:

2020 Homecoming King: Guido Zecca ~ Homecoming Queen: Ashley Turck.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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WE WELCOMED OUR ALUMNI BACK!

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HOMECOMING FOOTBALL 2020

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GAME STATS AND TEAM ROSTER

Thank you Coach Ike for diligently recording each play of each football game. Below are his Stats for the 2020 Homecoming game. Any questions, contact Coach Ike directly: jeichelkraut@holytrinitychs.org.
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thank you to all our amazing volunteers!

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Thank you to all our volunteers, especially those who work behind the scenes. We are so grateful for your support!

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beyond football

Blue Day Mass at HT

Fr. John from St. Luke's Catholic Church returned to celebrate our Blue Mass. He gave a passionate explanation of who the angels and archangels truly are and how they serve God by taking care of us.

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Thank you to all who served: senior Nathaniel E., freshmen Giovani R. and Andrew L. (altar servers); seniors Carisa T., Chrysanthe N.and, Caeleigh S., and freshmen Liberty M. and Joseph J. (music); freshman Elias D. (lector); Ms. Snyder and the senior class: Set up and take down.

Gold Day Mass at HT

Fr. Francisco returned to HT to celebrate our Gold Mass - this was his first Gold Mass, and he enjoyed all the new faces! Thank you Fr. Francisco for coming out to HT on such short notice - Fr. Kurtis from St. Mary's was unable to make it this week.

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Thank you to all who served: senior Faithann G., junior Patrick W. and freshman Joshua B.(altar servers); juniors Nathan O. and Andrew L. (music); senior Jolisa O. (lector); Ms. Snyder and the senior class: Set up and take down.

Adoration at HT.

Adoration was held quietly in the Chapel this week with the seniors. It was so meaningful to all be gathered in the chapel again.
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VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball Head Coach Brandi Jageler (Varsity) and Assistant Coach Jane Boone (JV) are leading the Lady Celtics into each game with demonstrated skill and strength conditioning. The teams' return to the HT gym made that very clear. We look forward to an exciting season!

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CROSS COUNTRY

A message from Coach Warnes


Today was a beautiful cross country day ! My team did a great job today starting with my varsity boys Bruce Reed finishing 4th overall Nathan Orf 14th. My varsity girls team finished 3rd as a team slowly coming together led by Kate Boone 2nd overall and all the times are dropping and going in the right direction. Way to Run Like A Champion Today πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ…πŸ†πŸ€
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A message from our Counselor

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Texas Colleges and Financial Aid Calendar Booklet

Seniors,


Click below to access the Compendium of Texas Colleges and Financial Aid Calendar for High School Seniors. The booklet contains information about all the colleges in Texas with application deadlines, financial aid deadlines, admission tips, and various other information.


Texas Colleges and Financial Aid Calendar Booklet


Blessings,

Cheryl Sanders

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How to Cope with Loneliness While Doing Online Learning from Home

Students and Parents,


As you are continuing to stay safe at home while we are still facing the uncertainty of the Covid pandemic, I have found several websites that hopefully will help you manage any feelings of loneliness and despair that you are experiencing.


Just interacting on the computer with distance learning can never replace being with people. Hopefully, you will find these articles helpful, but more importantly, let's all pray that the pandemic ends soon, and we can all return to being with our classmates, friends, and teachers.


https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/10/849164258/too-much-alone-time-tips-to-connect-and-find-joy-while-social-distancing


https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-cope-with-loneliness-during-coronavirus-4799661


https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2020-04-29/parenting-teens-coronavirus


https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/8-ways-to-help-teens-cope-social-distancing-blues


May God protect you and keep you safe now and forever.


Blessings to you all,

Cheryl Sanders, Counselor

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Misc. HT info

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Join the Spirit Squad!

Spirit Squad president Abby C. (C' of '23) invites students interested in creating a spirit filled atmosphere at HT to join the Squad. They help plan fun events for all of HT, and create awesome banners and posters to hang around the school ahead of school events. Show your school spirit by coming out to help. We need all the Spirit we can to show Covid we're stronger than it! Information at the front counter.

TICKETS TO ATHLETIC EVENTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Holy Trinity is partnering with Home Town Ticketing to make tickets available for pre-purchase via our Online Ticket link. Find the link at the top of our Homepage, or on our Athletics page.

Support Holy Trinity and purchase tickets ahead of a game. We'll be able to scan your ticket directly from your smart phone. See you at the game!

Protocols for athletic games

Please be aware that our Athletic Director, Coach Shelton, is working hard to keep all our athletes and supporters safe during home and away games. Attached are protocols that he is enforcing for our HOME Football games, and for our HOME Volleball games.


If you are planning on attending any of our games, please take the time to familiarize yourselves with our protocols so that you know what to expect when you attend a game.


Please note that likewise, games held 'away' will be subject to similar protocols that we, as guests of the hosting school, will require our athletes, coaches, and attending parents to respect and adhere to. The Holy Trinity Home Game Protocols are posted on our website and you can access them by clicking on the links below.


HOLY TRINITY FOOTBALL 2020 HOME GAME PROTOCOLS

HOLY TRINITY 2020 FOOTBALL GAME SCHEDULE


HOLY TRINITY VOLLEYBALL 2020 HOME GAME PROTOCOLS.

HOLY TRINITY 2020 VOLLEYBALL VARSITY GAME SCHEDULE

HOLY TRINITY 2020 VOLLEYBALL JV GAME SCHEDULE

Attendance

If you know your child will be absent for any reason please be sure you notify Mrs. Mungia (vmungia@holytrinitychs.org). She is your primary contact for anything related to Attendance. You may email her about an absence and this will work as notification.

Likewise, if your child is unable to connect to their class for any reason, please let Mrs. Mungia know so she can notify the teachers. Your email serves as a time-stamp re: notification and she will log your email in her Attendance correspondence.

HT masks and gaiters for sale

We have masks and gaiters that were made specifically for Holy Trinity. If you would like to purchase one, please contact Mrs. Mungia (vmungia@holytrinitychs.org). There are limited supplies so let her know asap if you'd like her to hold one for you. Cost is $10/each. The cost can be added to your FACTS.
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Snack Bar cards now available

You can purchase a Snack Bar card for your student. They're $20 each and are kept at the snack bar. Students can walk up to the snackbar and get a drink or snack and it's deducted on the card. They don't have to worry about forgetting to have $$ in their pockets.

Contact Mrs. Mungia to purchase one. They are added to your FACTS payment.


NB: You cannot buy Friday pizza with the card - for that you do need to have dollar bills in your pocket.

Walden Library info

β€’ Librarian Hours: Thursdays & Fridays: 100 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

β€’ Self-Check-Out Log: Self-checkout clipboard on the front desk. When Mrs. Ciupek is in the Library, she will provide β€œauto-scan” services.

β€’ In-Library Policy: max 5 students in the Library at any one time, and social distancing.

β€’ All-Distance Students (non-campus): DL students may select books or other items directly from the library catalogue: holytrinitychs.org/Academics/Catalogue


For more information, contact Mrs. Ciupek at kciupek@holytrinitychs.org

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