Principal's Weekly Newsletter

WE ARE HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

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Letter from the Principal

Dear Celtic Families and Friends,


* Monday 12/14 is the last day of the 2nd Quarter and the last day for turning in assignments or repairing grades as per teachers' guidelines. Students should be checking their status in each of their classes via their Renweb account, and reaching out to teachers about addressing any grading issues.


* Monday is also a Friday schedule (all 8 classes) and is a review day for the mid-terms that begin on Tuesday.


* And lastly, Monday is also our Christmas Sweater Day: all students wear spirit wear and if they want, also wear their funnest Christmas sweater. Nothing obscene or offensive on the sweater, but zany is fine, including lights and glitter etc..


* Mid-terms begin on Tuesday. Information about mid-terms is attached below and is also being sent out via email.


* Tuesday through Friday are noon dismissal days. No lunch service on those days.


* Friday is the last day of the 1st semester. The school will be closed through Tuesday, January 5th.


* Teachers will be attending In-Service on Monday January 4th.


As we complete the sprint to our Christmas break, I ask everyone to stay positive (but not Covid-positive!), stay focused on finishing with good grades, and continue to embrace the promises represented each week in the Advent candles.


~Mrs. Brogan

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Midterm Schedule 2020

Below is the schedule for December 14th through December 18th (the last week before the Christmas break). Please note that Monday is a Friday schedule and will be a Midterm Review Day. Tuesday through Friday will be half-days dismissing at noon. There will be no lunch period Tuesday-Friday.


Please also note these additional details:

· Students must wear their regular uniform for all finals.

· If a student does not have an exam during a noted period they may leave early or arrive late.

· There will be NO mini-bus during Midterm Exams (December 15-18)

· 10:00 am – 10:25 am during Midterm Exam days will consist of break/study time in the student center.


Sunday, December 13 - Third Sunday of Advent

. Click here to learn more about Gaudete Sunday, the 3rd Sunday of Advent

. Saint of the Day: Saint Lucy


Monday, December 14 (full day) - Christmas Sweater Day

. Saint of the Day: Saint John of the Cross

· Friday Bell Schedule

· Christmas Sweater Day &/ or Spirit wear

. Boys Basketball HOME game vs Providence Prep Boys Varsity - Celtic Gym - 6:00 pm (*)


Tuesday, December 15 (noon dismissal)· Saint of the Day: Blessed Mary Frances Schervier

. 8:15 am Morning Prayer

· 8:30 am to 10:00 am Second Period Midterm Exam

· 10:30 am to Noon Sixth Period Midterm Exam

*Bus will leave Holy Trinity at 12:15 pm

*All Students should be picked up by 1:00 pm


Wednesday, December 16 (noon dismissal)

· Saint of the Day: Blessed Honoratus Kozminski

. 8:15 am Morning Prayer

· 8:30 am to 10:00 am First Period Midterm Exam

· 10:30 am to Noon Fifth Period Midterm Exam

*Bus will leave Holy Trinity at 12:15 pm

*All Students should be picked up by 1:00 pm


Thursday, December 17 (noon dismissal)

· Saint of the Day: Saint Hildegard of Bingen

. 8:15 am Morning Prayer

· 8:30 am to 10:00 am Fourth Period Midterm Exam

· 10:30 am to Noon Eighth Period Midterm Exam

*Bus will leave Holy Trinity at 12:15 pm

*All Students should be picked up by 1:00 pm


Friday, December 18 (noon dismissal)

· Saint of the Day: Blessed Anthony Grassi

. 8:15 am Morning Prayer

· 8:30 am to 10:00 am Third Period Midterm Exam

· 10:30 am to Noon Seventh Period Midterm Exam

*Bus will leave Holy Trinity at 12:15 pm

*All Students should be picked up by 1:00 pm

. Boys Basketball AWAY game @ St Joseph JV/V Boys 2:00 – 3:00pm-depart 12 noon.


Saturday, December 19 - First Day of Christmas Break

. Saint of the Day: Blessed Pope Urban V


Return to school on Tuesday, January 5th


Merry Christmas

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Snacks for Midterm Week

Since next week is exam week, we need to make sure that students eat a healthy breakfast preferably with lots of protein to increase their mental clarity and concentration. So, I would appreciate it greatly if you could volunteer to bring some healthy snacks such as, fruit, fruit bars, cereal, nuts, orange juice, apple juice, etc. You may also bring other types of snacks such as cookies, donuts, etc. I know these are not healthy, but I want to encourage the students to eat something before their exam.


Please bring items to the front office on Monday, December 14th. I will send out another reminder on Sunday. Remember, these donations will count towards your family 20 service hours that you are required to have by the end of the school year.


Thank you so much for all you do for Holy Trinity. You are so much appreciated.


God Bless

Virginia Mungia

Administrative Assistant

Monday is Christmas Sweater Monday!

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Our Religious say: "Wear your mask! "

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Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

The CDC updated its guidelines for mask usage, based on the results of their latest studies.

Click on the link below for the full text. You'll be so proud to see that HT is doing exactly what they are imploring the rest of our country to do.


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/masking-science-sars-cov2.html


"Adopting universal masking policies can help avert future lockdowns, especially if combined with other non-pharmaceutical interventions such as social distancing, hand hygiene, and adequate ventilation." CDC-11.10.2020

NEW HT MASKS - $10 each

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Contact Mrs. Mungia for purchase details.

vmungia@holytrinitychs.org

Masks will also be available at HT events.

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VIRTUE OF THE WEEK

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The virtue of Industriousness is aligned with the Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude.


DEFINITION OF INDUSTRIOUSNESS:

Diligence, especially in work that leads to natural and supernatural maturity


INDUSTRIOUSNESS LOOKS LIKE:

  • Diligently completing your homework
  • Working to complete your duties
  • Trying to stay focused on your reading
  • Diligently working on your math
  • Diligently completing a task


INDUSTRIOUSNESS SOUNDS LIKE:

  • I need to stay focused and finish my homework.
  • I will finish studying for my test.
  • I will go to a quiet place so that I can concentrate on what I am reading.
  • I will finish my math.
  • I will get this done. Let me finish this first.
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Virtue of the Week - Industriousness

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The Family Door decorating tradition at Holy Trinity.

This year each of our Families has been working on decorating their Family Room doors. Here is a sneak peak at their progress so far.

Doors will be judged next Monday!

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Congratulations to Holy Trinity's 2020 Celebrating Catholic Schools Honorees, Larry and Mona Lockhart!

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Holy Trinity Catholic High School has nominated Mr. Larry Lockhart, and his wife Mrs. Mona Lockhart as the 2020-2021 Catholic Education Service Award Honorees.


In selecting Honorees, we seek to recognize persons whose charity and kindness have a demonstrable impact on our school. The Lockharts are almost unmatched in both these qualities. For over 10 years, both Larry and Mona have been ever present at Holy Trinity as parents, as volunteers, as coaches, and as benefactors.


The Lockharts consistently show up to help for events at HT. They show up to set up chairs each year at graduation, and return to put them away. They show up to help with our Gala each year, then return to clean up late into the night. They accompany athletic teams to their away games, providing meals, rides, snacks, and support, regardless of the distance or of the sport. And they're always on the sidelines cooking hamburgers or running the concession stand, even if it means missing their own son's success on the field just beyond the concession stand.


Through the years, they have shown a love for Holy Trinity in all its expressions. Most importantly, Larry and Mona are devout Catholics and qualify all their generosity by placing their thanks directly on Christ and on His peace and His love. They embrace and embody the Christian call to recognize the sacred heart of Jesus in every person around them and to treat them accordingly.


Larry and Mona Lockhart have supported our school financially, emotionally, spiritually and through countless hours of service and volunteerism. They are an outstanding family and are pillars in our school history and culture.


It is with the utmost gratitude and admiration that we nominate them as this year's Celebrating Catholic Schools Catholic Education Service Award Honorees.


All are invited to join us in celebrating the Lockharts at the

2020 Celebrating Catholic Schools (CCS) ceremony

on January 23rd, 2021.

Please contact Mrs. Julie Enriquez for more information (jenriquez@holytrinitychs.org).

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Senior Nelle Summers and sophomore Lela Kelley say: "Wear a mask!"

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Thank you for supporting Holy Trinity! We are Celtic Strong!

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Last week at a glance.

Mr. Mosmeyer says: "Wear a mask!"

Gold Day Mass with Fr. John Guzaldo

We continue to call our Masses Blue (on Tuesdays) or Gold (on Wednesdays). This is a hold-over from when we were Hybrid.

Keep wearing your masks and this will only ever be a memory honored on Mass days.

Thank you to all who serve and who through their ministry enable us to celebrate Mass each week!

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Freshman Joshua Barkis says: "Um... don't wear your mask like this!"

Senior Basketball girls Abby Rockwood and Paloma Navarro say "This is how you wear a mask!"

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Deck the Halls of Holy Trinity....

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Basketball Tournament at HT

Congratulations to the Lady Celtics on placing 3rd in the Holy Trinity Invitational! Great job ladies!

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Junior Sophia Howell says: "Wear a Mask!"

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HELP SUPPORT OUR 2020-2021 ANNUAL APPEAL

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COUNSELOR'S CORNER

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Congratulations to Benjamine Boor!

He has been accepted to Texas A&M University's College of Engineering.

Congratulations to Madison Dent!

She has been accepted to Texas Christian University and offered an academic scholarship of $12,000 per year totaling $48,000 for four years.
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Scholarship Applications Being Accepted for Current Texas High School Seniors

See below for more scholarship opportunities with deadlines from now until February 20, 2020. If interested or eligible, you should apply now before you miss any deadlines.

I strongly encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities.


Cheryl Sanders

Counselor

Holy Trinity Catholic High School
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Catholic Life Insurance Scholarship

Seniors,

Please see attached file about the All American Scholarship that Catholic Life Insurance is offering. If you are not currently a member of Catholic Life Insurance, you might want to find out how to become a member so that you can apply for the scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021, which should give you time to find out about Catholic Life Insurance. We have had students in the past who received the scholarship.


Cheryl Sanders, Counselor

Texas Colleges and Financial Aid Calendar Booklet


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

National Scholarship Month

Seniors,

November is National Scholarship Month, referred to by the National Scholarship Providers Association as a time to raise awareness of scholarship opportunities for current and future college students.


November is also an excellent time to begin the scholarship application process if you have not done so already. Many of the scholarships are also dependent on the FAFSA. So if you have not submitted you FAFSA application, do so now. Go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa..


Attached is a Scholarship 101 flyer to help you understand scholarships. Make sure you meet the application deadlines when applying for scholarships. If you need a transcript or any additional information to complete your application, please let me know.


Blessings,

Cheryl Sanders, Counselor

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Scholarship Websites

Seniors,


Attached is a flyer listing websites for scholarships. Below are the links to the scholarship websites:


Going Merry https://www.goingmerry.com/

Fastweb https://www.fastweb.com/

Scholarships.com

Chegg Scholarships https://www.chegg.com/scholarships

College Board - Big Future https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/ (you should already have an account).


Be sure to check out the Financial Aid page for the college or university you are applying to or planning to attend.

Example - University of Dallas Financial Aid https://udallas.edu/admissions/ministry/finaid_scholarships.php.


Hopefully, you find this information useful and will spend some time checking out all the available scholarships that you may be eligible for.


Blessings,

Cheryl Sanders, Counselor

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BigSun Scholarship for 2021

Seniors,


If you are participating in a sport, please see below about a scholarship opportunity. I encourage you to apply.


Cheryl Sanders
Counselor

Holy Trinity Catholic High School


BigSun Scholarship


The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.


Deadline - June 19, 2021

Amount of Award - $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..

Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

This scholarship has been listed with FastWeb

We recognize that each school will have the responsibility for scholarships assigned to different staff positions so we are giving this notice a wide distribution to ensure that each school receives fair notice. Please note that at no time will any student or other individual be asked for a fee of any description for any service.

Norm Fielder

Director

Information about the US Military Academy application process.

To all students:


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congressman Carter, Texas 31 and his team developed a virtual Central Texas US Service Academy Nomination forum to replace the sixth annual in-person event usually held in the Fall. This virtual product (link attached) is designed to assist students and their parents with information about the nomination process to the five national services academies:


United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, and the United States Coast Guard Academy.


While the deadlines for 2020 applications have past, we hope you will find these YouTube segments helpful to inform students, grades 9th through 11th, about the application process.


If you have any questions, please go to Congressman Carter’s website at carter.house.gov.

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Senior Amro Fadl and his older brother Hassan say: "Wear a mask!"

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HT NEWS AND INFO

NEW CELTIC SPIRIT WEAR

Contact Jane Boone for purchase details (jboone@holytrinitychs.org)

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Walden Library info

Good day, All!

The Walden Library is now home to a few "new" books, lovingly donated! Please feel free to share this with your students. Also, you’re always welcome to drop by and pick up a book or two, yourself!

Our new classics (in paperback) include:

The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues, Plato

Electra, Sophocles

Aeneid, Virgil

Utopia, Sir Thomas More

My Fall hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

However, even if I am not here, you are always welcome to peruse the shelves on any day of the week.

Happy Reading!

Kira Ciupek

Librarian, Holy Trinity Catholic High School


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

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In the Community

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Senior Jolisa Ogunmuyiwa says "Wear a mask!"

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