October 8, 2021
Got Spirit?
Start Planning Your Theme Days Now!

Homecoming Spirit Week will take place on both our Upper and Lower School campus during the week of October 18-22. Please make note of each day's theme for your school/grade. As always, participation is optional. For those choosing to not participate and dress up for theme days, HT uniforms are expected. Can't wait to see how creative our students can be!
Get Ready to Dance the Night Away!

The Upper School will be holding two Homecoming Dances on the evening Saturday, October 23rd -- one for the Junior High (grades 7 & 8) and the other for our Senior High (grades 9-12).

Junior High Homecoming Dance (Grades 7 & 8)
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Place: Kelly Ford Stadium
Attire: Dressy casual (khaki shorts with a polo, sundress, etc.) PLEASE NOTE: All shoes must be flats or wedges… no heels! 
Cost: $15 (Tickets will be available your student’s onCampus account the week of the dance)
More details to come!

Senior High Homecoming Dance (Grades 9-12)
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 8:00-11:00 PM
Place: Kelly Ford Stadium
Attire: Semiformal (PLEASE NOTE: All shoes must be flats or wedges… no heels!)
Cost per ticket: $40 (Tickets will be available your student’s onCampus account the week of the dance)
More details to come!
Make Plans for LNO and Bingo!

Ladies’ Night Out Bingo Bash “Night at the Movies” will take place on Saturday, November 13th at the Lower School! Tickets will go on sale October 16th and are $60 each or $480 for a table of 8. We will also have 5 exclusive VIP tables available for those who want premium seating, early entry to set up and pre-event bubbly.

Keep checking HT's Facebook page to get a sneak peak at all of the designer bags being donated as prizes for this special event. Proceeds raised will help fund our Lower School teacher wish lists and campus projects.

If you or your family would like to donate a bag, please contact Arden Borboroglu @ ajteurfs@hotmail.com or Gina Nigara @ ginanigara@gmail.com. Thanks for your support!!
Please save the date for Holy Trinity’s annual fundraising gala!
Evening of Elegance
Saturday, February 26, 2022
6-10 pm
More details to follow
Support HT's Music Program... Become a Music Booster

From funding instruments and music technology to food and senior gifts, Holy Trinity's Music Boosters keeps the program going both at our Lower and Upper Schools. We could not do all the things we do without the Booster's support and appreciate the time, talents, and financial gifts given through Music Boosters. If you're interested in supporting Holy Trinity's music program, please consider signing up to be a Booster today CLICK HERE to visit the membership page.
For the first time in recent years, Holy Trinity has a Junior Varsity Co-Ed Golf Team. Our JV Tigers had a great showing in their very first match against Viera Charter this past week.
Sign Up for Parent Teacher Conferences

Lower School Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday October 13th from 12:30 PM-3:45 PM and Thursday October 14th from 8:00 AM-3:30 PM. Book your conference today by clicking HERE.
The Lower School Parent Association is overwhelmed with joy, gratitude and excitement to see the success and participation of our annual Read-a-Thon fundraiser. Thank you all! We are on our way to being able to equip every classroom on the list with a SMART board thanks to your generosity! We are up to 85% participation school wide and just over $39,000 raised ….and we still have several days left! Keep an eye out for an extra reward for all students who get an additional pledge over the weekend! Don't forget to log those minutes & READ, READ, READ!
Adopt a Cheerleader or Football Player and Support HT Athletics
To celebrate our HT Athletics program and the students who make it a success, we invite our K-6 students/families to "adopt" an Upper School cheerleader or football player! This program is open to all K-6 students at the Lower School for a cost of $30. Students will receive a t-shirt and participate in experiences on October 29th as detailed below. Forms can be found in onCampus (see the yellow bar running across the top of the page after your sign in) and are due by October 10th.
Adopt a Cheerleader
  • Pre-game field experience starting at 6:15
  • Cheer on the track for the 1st half of the game
  • Water and snack
  • T-shirt
Adopt a Football Player
  • Meet the football players before the game at 5:45 pm
  • Go on the field
  • See the football players' locker room
  • T-shirt
Lunch Bunch Club
Dates & Book Selections

3rd/4th grade—Oct. 21—Ben Franklin’s in My Bathroom by Candace Fleming
5th/6th grade—Oct. 20--A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
No need to sign up. Students read the book, bring their lunch to the library, eat outside and then come in to play the Kahoot. Lunch Bunch Book Club information is available on Mrs. Houser’s Library OnCampus page under Groups.
Reminder: Wednesday, Oct. 13 is a Half Day
Dismissal for all Upper School students will be at 11:30 AM on October 13th. Carline will operate as normal in front of the Scott Center starting at 11:30 AM. Tiger Transit will arrive at the Upper School at 12:10 PM and will depart for the Lower School at 12:20 PM. Please note: Students going to the Lower School will need to be picked up no later than 12:45 PM as there will be no supervision for them at the Lower School. The Library will be open at the Upper School until 4:00 PM, but teachers will not be accessible due to parent/teacher conferences.
Teachers are available for individual Upper School parent conferences virtually (via Zoom) on Wednesday, October 13th from 12:30-3:30 pm. On Thursday, October 14th, teachers will be open to in-person conferences. All meetings must be scheduled in advance and we do require face coverings while inside a classroom meeting with the teacher.

If you are interested in signing up for a conference either Junior High or Senior High, please visit www.schoolbookings.net.

  • Step 1: Enter the code hgqf2 on the home page.
  • Step 2: Follow the instructions to find your child(ren)’s teachers and schedule your conferences.

Conferences are 15 minutes long. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stefanie Pedicini spedicini@htes.org or Mr. Blake Wilson at bwilson@htes.org.
The PSAT is October 13th

PSAT Student Guides are going home this week and next as students complete their pre-registration information in their English classes. If your child wishes to pick up their Student Guide early, they may do so, please have them see Mrs. Ramos in the College Office.

PSAT Details
Date: October 13th
Time: 8:00 AM – Approximately 11:30 AM
Grades: 9-11
Charge: $18

PSAT Reminders for Students and Parents
  1. Room assignments will be posted around campus by the end of the day Tuesday. 
  2. Get a good night’s sleep.
  3. Wear your uniform.
  4. Eat a healthy breakfast with some protein.
  5. Arrive early. Late students will not be permitted to take the test.
  6. Items to Bring:
  • At least two #2 pencils – NOT MECHANICAL
  • Approved calculator with batteries charged
  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  1. Do not wear a smart watch or any device that can access the internet. All cellphones must be turned completely off and will be collected prior to testing.
  2. We will release all testing rooms at the same time – approximately 11:30am.
Math Lab is Open
The Upper School Math Lab is open weekly to help students with their math homework as well as to prepare for upcoming math tests. Mrs. Kerry Grant, our Junior High Math Coach runs every session with the help of several Mu Alpha Theta students. Every student is welcome, no matter the level of math. Math Lab is held in the Library Computer Lab every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:05 to 3:45 PM and every Friday morning from 7:15-7:50 AM.  
Registration Open for Fall Drivers Ed Classes
Fall Drivers Ed classes will begin October 13th. Registration opens September 13th . CLICK HERE for more details and to register.
Congratulations to our AP Honors Recipients!
AP Scholar
AP Scholar with Honor
AP Scholar with Distinction
AP Seminar & Research Ceritificate
AP Capstone Diploma
National Merit Scholar
Letter of Commendation
National Hispanic Recognition Program

New College Counseling Team Members!

The College Counseling Team is excited to welcome two new members; Ms. Tara Gunderson, Registrar/College Coordinator and Mrs. Stacey Reeder, College and Academic Advisor. Both are already busy assisting students. Stay tuned for upcoming meet and greet opportunities for students and parents to get to know more about them and their specific roles.
Senior Retreat Day! 

Senior Retreat Day is this Wednesday, October 13 from 8:00-11:30 AM in the Tiger Cafe. Students should wear their uniform shorts and HT spirit wear shirts. A fun morning is planned for all seniors. Activities include breakfast (Thank you Parents!), discussion and voting for important senior year traditions, senior class photo, and some work on college applications, so be sure to bring your laptops! 
Essay Review Days with Senior English Teachers!

College essay review times are still available for tomorrow, Saturday, 10/9 and Saturday, 10/30 from 9am-12nooon. CLICK HERE to use this Sign-up Genius link to register.
College Application Work Sessions Continue through October!

Seniors are encouraged to come work on their college applications with guidance from the college advisors on the following days:

Thursday, Oct. 14: 9:00-11:00 AM, Tiger Cafe
Wednesday, Oct. 20: 3:00 PM, Library/IDEAS Center
Wednesday, Oct. 27: 11:45 AM (Lunch), Room 205 and 3:00 PM, Tiger Cafe
One on One Meetings Still Available!

These individual meetings are to address specific questions Seniors have and are in addition to the weekly Work Sessions held on Wednesdays. Seniors should select one time slot during an open elective or non-academic class, and they must request teacher permission to attend. Use the link below to access the meeting schedule:
Upcoming College Visits
Great college visits are scheduled for October and November. Juniors and Seniors interested in attending must register on SCOIR and ask their teacher's permission to miss class no later than 3pm the day before the visit. Check your SCOIR account for a complete listing.
Layla Mathews, HT Class of 2020
Meet Layla Mathews, HT Class of 2020 and photographer for FSU's Strike magazine! See how Layla's time at HT expanded her creative portfolio and prepared her for working on the photography team at Strike! CLICK HERE to watch her story.
IMPORTANT: Athletic Clearances for Winter Sports
If your Upper School student plans to play sports in the 2021-2022 school year, please read the following important information.
Holy Trinity has partnered with the Florida High School Sports Association (FHSAA) to provide our families with a convenient way to complete the necessary paperwork to ensure your child is eligible to play a sport this school year. All documents will now be uploaded though an online athletic clearance.
Please CLICK HERE and follow the step-by-step directions for creating your account and uploading the necessary documents.
Parents and students should complete this clearance together.
PLEASE NOTE: Students will not be able to try out for and/or participate in any Holy Trinity sports unless this information has been completed and submitted ONLINE.
Soccer Tryouts are Coming!

Get ready for soccer season!

  • Girls tryouts will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 18 & 19 from 3:30-5:00 PM
  • Boys tryouts will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 18 & 19 from 5:00-6:30 PM

All try outs will be held at Kelly Ford Stadium/Tiger Athletic Complex.

Go Tigers!
Athletic Boosters Membership

Families interested in purchasing an HT Athletic Boosters membership online can do so HERE. Athletic Booster Memberships are available all year. In order to be included on the Membership Banner at the stadium, memberships must be purchased by Sunday, October 11th.
Individual football and volleyball game tickets, and season and annual passes for HT home games are now available for purchase online. A limited amount of tickets will be available to purchase at the gate on game days. 
Holy Trinity now has branded merchandise available for purchase onsite at the Tiger Athletic Complex or online at our Tiger Athletic Gear Shop.

Mark your calendars to cheer on our Varsity Tigers! Check out the Fall Football schedule and themed home games HERE!

New Password Requirements for Parent Accounts in onCampus

As of October 12th, onCampus will require stronger passwords for parent accounts to increase the system’s security. If your current password does not meet the standards below, you will be prompted to create a new, stronger password when you log in on or after 10/12.

Your new password must include the following:
  • At least 12 characters long
  • At least one number
  • At least one special character
  • At least one upper case letter
  • At least one lower case letter

On a related note, users who have not logged into the onCampus environment for over 365 days will be automatically “disabled.” Even when an account is disabled, emails and notifications will still be sent to the user. The user will not be able to log into onCampus without first contacting helpdesk to have the account re-enabled. If you find that your account has been “disabled,” please email helpdesk@htes.org for assistance.
Please review Holy Trinity's “Forward Together” Plan for information on our back to school health and safety protocols
Both our Upper and Lower Schools now have NEW and IMPROVED face masks available for $5 ea. at the front desk or CLICK HERE for online ordering.
Check out our official online spirit store at HTspiritstore.com for your HT swag. Shop over 5,000 HT branded and logo items, including apparel, home decor, gifts, accessories, pet supplies, drinkware, luggage and more! 
Please be sure to review and acknowledge
receipt of the 2021-2022
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