The "Made with Love Service Club" was started in the Fall of 2017 for Rhetoric School girls. Mrs. Rita Davidson, Math Department Chair, began the club and she clearly does so much more than just teach Math. She mentors the young ladies who come into her classroom every Wednesday at lunch, as they knit together, in service of others.
We know that God is always with us, but He isn't always blowing strong winds to remind us of His powerful presence. This morning, hundreds assembled in the chilly and windy courtyard for the Grandparents and Family Day presentation. Also acknowledged and honored this Veterans Day were the many veterans and first responders in attendance.
Trinity's Upper School Humanities Professor, Dr. Grant Horner, has an affinity for ancient literature, among many other affinities (read his bio here). Horner has a collection of ancient books that he is kind enough to share with our seniors. Each year, when the class finishes the Umberto Eco novel, he brings in a few volumes of the first books ever printed! They were printed in Italy, from 1500-1600, High Renaissance!
Since our Buddies program is organized each year by the House Captains, it's a little different each year, as students come up with new icebreakers and new games for them to play with their buddies. The little ones always enjoy their time with their big friends.
Trinity Classical Academy's National Honor Society chapter planned a specific service project this fall. Operation Gratitude is an organization whose mission it is to thank every American who serves in the military and the NHS students worked in conjunction with them to share heartfelt gratitude for deployed military troops.
An annual favorite, the Greek History Museum transports its visitors to ancient Greece, where the gods were prevalent, varied, and powerful. They had personalities and specific authority. The third grade students, in Mrs. Howell's and Mrs. Fernandez's classes, have spent the last month studying Greek gods and learning all about how the citizens of Greece related to the gods. They learned about their powers, authority and symbols.
Both the boys and girls teams ran away with the Heritage league title. The girls took first place, beating Faith Baptist by just one point and the boys team finished 40 points ahead of second-place Palmdale Aerospace Academy.
Hailed by faculty, administrators and students as the best Spirit Week to date, this week's spirit and creativity was on display amongst our Upper School students and staff. They enjoyed USA Day, Fifties Day, Tourist Day and Nemesis Day.
If you ask sixth graders what they are excited about, many will tell you that they look forward to seventh grade because of the trip to Catalina Island. It's a bonding experience to wake up at zero-dark-thirty to arrive at school by 5:30am, board a bus with all your classmates to Long Beach, and then get on a boat, where you may or may not get seasick. This year's ride was pretty smooth and there were multiple dolphin sightings on the way.
Last week, the upper school students in the Imago Dei School enjoyed the short week with four days of marine science, including two field trips! The first was to the Oxnard Marine Center, where they met with a team of marine scientists who work at the college.