Trinity High School

2023-24 Family Newsletter


Important Upcoming Information

Wednesday, October 11: No classes 

On Wednesday, October 11 there will be no classes for students. Students will be engaged in a number of different activities, based on their grade level.

  • Freshmen - Freshmen will be participating in the Freshman Day of Service. They should arrive at school by 7:45 am wearing closed toed shoes and their Captain Blazer shirt. They should also bring a water bottle. Students should review the information sent to them by Ms. Spitler, Campus Minister. 
  • Sophomores - Sophomores will be taking the PSAT test. They should arrive at school by 7:45 am dressed in their uniforms and with a fully-charged laptop. Students should review the information sent to them by Ms. Gant, Testing Coordinator. 
  • Juniors - Juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT Test. Students should arrive at school by 7:45 am dressed in their uniforms with a fully-charged laptop. Students should review the information sent to them by Ms. Gant, Testing Coordinator. 
  • Seniors - Seniors are invited to attend a voluntary College Essay Review Workshop in the library. Students should review the information sent to them by Ms. Denz, College Counselor. 
  •  Any student-athletes wishing to remain at Trinity until the start of their later afternoon or evening practices or games, can report to the SMGAF at 12:15 pm to be supervised by Athletics staff.   

Please note that the following: 

  • The building will close at 12:30 pm
  • Trinity’s buses will depart at 12:10 pm

Coming Soon: Block 1 Final Exams 

The end of the block is approaching quickly. Students will take final exams on Wednesday and Thursday, October 25 & 26. We are in the process of revising the final exam schedule and in next week’s newsletter will share the final version with parents / guardians. 

Senior Block Exam Exemptions

Seniors may be eligible to exempt their block exams in some of their classes. In order to exempt an exam the following conditions must be met: 

  • Be enrolled in a College Prep class (there are no exemptions in IB classes) 
  • Be enrolled in a class in which exemptions are permitted (Exemptions are up to teacher discretion) 
  • Have a minimum average of 93% in the class, determined one week before exams 
  • Not have more than 4 absences 
  • Not be on behavior or academic probation 
  • Not have any unpaid financial obligations 

Please note that teachers will inform seniors via email if they have exempted their exam. All questions on exemptions should be directed to the teacher.

IB Information Session

Learn more about Trinity's Pre-IB and IB years at the annual Freshman Pre-IB meeting! Trinity's IB Coordinator, Rose Crnkovich, will be hosting this information session for all Pre-IB freshmen and their parents/guardians on Monday, October 9, from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Trinity library. Please join us as we explore this renowned academic program and the many rewards it offers to students. If you have questions or will be unable to attend, please contact Ms. Crnkovich at: or call: 708-453-8392. We look forward to seeing you!

Information from Trinity's President & Principal

Attached here is important information about the ongoing analysis and review of our school based on the recent strategic plan. You are encouraged to read it and participate in upcoming discussions. Thank you for your commitment to Trinity! Click here to read more.

Parent Listening Session:

Thursday, October 19 @ 6:30 pm in the Link 

Join us for the first semester Parent Listening Session from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on October 19 in the Link. This session will be dedicated exclusively to parents sharing their opinions about the current 4x4 block schedule. We hope to learn what you and your Blazer love about the current schedule and what frustrates you. As we carry out a review of the schedule, with a potential modification to be implemented in the 2025-26 school year, we are interested in learning the perspectives of all our community members. Please bring your voice to this important discussion. We are listening. 

Please RSVP for the Parent Listening Session on Thurs., Oct. 19 @ 6:30 pm by clicking this link. Please RSVP by Tues. Oct. 17. 

College Planning

Upcoming College Events at Trinity

This upcoming week we will have the following colleges in the Link during 3A/B:

  • Tuesday, October 10th: Saint Norbert College (WI), College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University (MN), University of Florida (FL), Northern Michigan University (MI), University of St. Thomas (MN), Michigan State University (MI)
  • Thursday, October 12th: Ohio Wesleyan University (OH), Aquinas College (MI), John Carroll University (OH)


  • Monday, October 9th: College Application Workshop. Drop in to see Ms. Denz during 3A/B. Come with any application questions or just use this time to work on your application. 
  • Wednesday, October 11th: College Essay Review Workshop. Three college reps will meet one-on-one with the seniors who signed up in order to review and help edit their college essays. Sign-up for this workshop closed on Friday (10/6) to give the reps enough time to review the student's essays. 

Upcoming College Fairs in the Chicagoland Area

Additionally, students from all grades may be interested in these upcoming college fairs:

ACT and PSAT Testing

ACT Prep Course: Attention all parents and guardians of Junior students! Academic Approach is hosting a virtual ACT prep course for Trinity students. Check out all the information here that was sent out this week. 

PSAT: Check out this informational letter about the PSAT that all sophomores and juniors will take on Wednesday, October 11th. 

Monday, October 9th - Walkathon Donations are Due!

Please make sure your Blazer creates their online fundraising account and shares it on social media.  Each student is required to raise $175. Any cash/checks collected can be sent in your daughter's envelope and turned in to the Main Office.

Prizes will be awarded to students at the Awards Assembly on Friday, October 13th. All students who turn in their $175 by 10/9 will be entered into the drawing for prizes.

Contact Kelly Richard, Director of Special Events, with any questions. Thank you for your continued support of this important fundraiser!

Upcoming #FutureBlazer Events

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

Kairos - Classes of 2023 and 2024

Your student is invited to participate in a Trinity Kairos retreat this December. For many students and adult

volunteers around the United States, Kairos, and other retreats of the same model, have been an extraordinary and transformative experience. Students who attend will have opportunities to reflect upon and pray about their relationships with God, themselves, and others. They will hear from both peers and adult leaders, reflect on their own spiritual journeys, connect joyfully with their peers and be invited into prayer both communally and individually. Click here to read more.

Tutoring Center is Open

Great News!! The Tutoring Center is open for business for the 23/24 school year! Tutoring takes place in the Library and is free of charge. We have Peer Tutors available before school from 7:30-8:00, as well as Peer Tutors and Dominican University Tutors available from 3:07-5:00 pm (Mon-Thurs). If you are interested, take a look at our Tutoring Center schedule. Click on the tutor's name to make an appointment. Drop-in's are also welcome. 

Email Ms. McNair with any questions about tutoring!

Blazers Need Your Voice!

Invest in Kids, an important scholarship granting program that allows students from disadvantaged homes to attend quality private schools, is slated to sunset on December 31 unless state legislators approve an extension. 

Trinity High School presently has 62 students on the waiting list who qualify for these scholarship dollars to attend Trinity. Unfortunately, this means that girls who want to be Blazers cannot afford to be Blazers. Our community is missing some amazing young women!

Please contact your state representative via THIS FORM and ask them to keep this very important program that allows parents to determine the best education for their daughters, regardless of the cost.


The work of empowering and educating women to be leaders of knowledge, strength and faith is predicated upon regular and consistent student attendance and we are grateful for your partnership with regards to this priority.  Please read the following carefully as there are important updates to the Attendance Policies for the 2023-2024 School Year. Click here to read the letter.

Accommodation Requests

Please click this link for procedures regarding temporary mobility or attendance accommodations for medical reasons.


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