Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Diversity at Trinity School

Trinity School is blessed to have a diverse student body.  Families from many cultures have chosen Trinity for their child's education.  The number of diverse students has grown over the past 10 years to 50%.  This gives our students the advantage of learning about people from many backgrounds first hand.  The study of various countries and cultures is also a part of the curriculum.
For Example, the fifth graders recently presented their projects on India. Students were able to taste Indian food and see Indian clothing. There was even an edible model of the Himalayas! The students researched an aspect of Indian culture that they found interesting. Other topics included Mother Teresa, geography, outsourcing, religion, music, and dance.
Saint Julie, foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, said "Teach the children what they need to know for life."  The richness of cultures at Trinity School prepares the students for life in our Global Society.
Michele Pearson, 5th Grade Teacher & Joan Voshell, Admission Director

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February Virtue of the Month: Courage

Courage is having the strength to do what we need to do.
Courage is when we go ahead when we are afraid.
Courage is needed when there are things we have to change, especially if we know it will affect other people and there is a possibility that they won't like what we are doing.

There are many different kinds of true courage:
  • Courage that stays cool and calm in troubled times
  • Courage that stands up for what is right
  • Courage of acting according to your faith in God
  • Courage of trusting yourself and refusing to follow the crowd when the crowd is wrong

Another name for Courage is Fortitude.  It is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, so you have it.
Do you use it?

Jesus once said to his disciples who were caught in stormy weather in a boat:
Have COURAGE, it is I.