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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com, for additional information.
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.