Academic & Leadership

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Student Ambassadors
Student Council
Student Reporters
Trinity Newsies
Mock Trial
Academic Bowl
Mathletics
Catholic Math League
Spelling Bee
Yearbook
STEM Club
Library Aides

 


Student Ambassadors

A select group of students are chosen from the eighth grade to represent Trinity Academy in a positive, helpful, respectful, and enthusiastic manner. All members are selected because of their interest in promoting Trinity Academy’s academic programs and representing the school at organized events.

Ambassadors participate in several advancement events such as information sessions, movie nights, family socials, and back-to-school night. They provide tours to prospective families and students during information sessions as well as personal visits to the school. Student ambassadors provide knowledge about the school and share their perspective about the quality of the education they receive as well as their academic experience at Trinity Academy. They can assist prospective students in making an informed decision about choosing to attend Trinity Academy.

The Trinity Academy Student Ambassador program allows responsible students a chance to be involved in functions and activities, as well as meeting new people and building tight knit friendships.

Student Council

The Student Council is a great opportunity for students to express leadership and community involvement skills. It is made up of students ranging from grades 3-8. Each grade has a class representative. Our younger classes (Kindergarten to 2nd Grade) are represented by a 7th or 8th grade student, while 3rd through 8th grade is represented by a student from within that class. 8th grade students only can run for President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer. Each 8th grade student running for an officer position is required to give a brief speech. This gives them the opportunity to explain why they would be a good choice to represent the school. All representatives and officers are elected in May for the next school year through a school vote in each classroom.

Student Council meets monthly after school to discuss different topics ranging from hosting school functions, such as dances and contests, to building a stronger school community.

Student Reporters

Two 8th grade students are selected based on their writing ability and sense of responsibility to submit a weekly column to the Standard Speaker Newspaper. The “School Times” column highlights activities and events happening at local elementary and high schools.

Trinity Newsies

7th grade students are chosen based on their creativity and reliability to assist the Advancement Director with the “Trinity Happenings” bulletin board. Newsies are responsible for collecting and displaying newspaper articles about events taking place at the school or anytime a Trinity Academy student is in the newspaper. The “Trinity Happenings” bulletin board is a great way for family, friends, students, and visitors to see all the great things happening here at the school as well as what great students Trinity Academy has.

Mock Trial

Students in 8th grade read an “open-ended” story in which they must determine the fate of a character in that story. The entire class researches how a trial takes place along with the key players in a trial, such as the prosecutor, defense attorney, judge, and the jury. Roles are assigned to the students and a mock trial takes place in front of a jury made up of their classmates. Both sides plead their case until a verdict is reached.

Academic Bowl

The Academic Bowl is a CYO sponsored fun and challenging quiz game that tests 7th and 8th grade students on a wide variety of academic subjects. Students compete against other teams in our district. The team with the greatest number of wins will be declared the winner and move onto the Diocesan round.

Mathletics

Mathletics is a competition sponsored by Nativity BVM High School for 7th and 8th graders to heighten student interests in mathematics by making math achievement challenging and exciting.

Catholic Math League

This newly-formed academic club offers 3rd grade students the opportunity to participate in four national math contests held during the school year. The club meets every Thursday after school and the students practice their problem-solving and math-computation skills using a variety of strategies in preparation for the competitions. Please contact the moderator, Miss Kringe, at kkringe@trinitymatters.com, for additional information.

Spelling Bee

Students in grades 6 though 8 have the opportunity to compete in a spelling bee sponsored by the Republican/Herald Newspaper as well as the Diocesan Spelling Bee. Students compete to see who will represent Trinity Academy at both of these bees.

Yearbook

8th graders, under the direction of their homeroom teacher, are encouraged to become actively involved with the creation of their school yearbook; providing them a sense of ownership and accomplishment in the finished product.

STEM Club

Trinity STEM Club is a gathering of 8th graders that meets regularly in an informal afterschool environment to work on inquiry-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) related activities.

Some of our goals

  • provide opportunity for meaningful STEM learning and for students to engage in science, technology, engineering, and math in multiple ways and in a supportive and fun environment.
  • build their knowledge and application (i.e., behavior change) of STEM content and processes.
  • hone their ability to collaborate with and learn from students.
  • build their interest in academic success and higher education.
  • foster their interest in additional STEM learning opportunities and careers.

Library Aides

4th grade students under the guidance of their teacher meet once a week in the school library. The aides return books to their proper location and help keep the library neat and organized.

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