On Wednesday, April 28th, the Induction Ceremony for the National Junior Honor Society was held. Please join me as we congratulate the following students on their character, scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and service. These are the 5 pillars of the society.
-Mrs. Del Riego
Current Members: Giovanna Khoury, Andrea Lavin, Karina Martinez, Natalia Perez, Anthony Scarcello, Madison Zayas, Sofia Dean, Geana Escanverino, Ana Scarcello, and Aliette Vazquez
Inductees: Isabella Travieso, Lola Bustamante, Kamila Cardonne, Alessandra Perez, and Liam Veizaga
Our Second Grade students participated in a beautiful retreat in preparation for their First Holy Communion.
As part of the retreat, they were shown the different areas of the Church and the meaning and reason of our rituals.
We are in the final days of Lent; and soon, we will be rejoicing in the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. In order to prepare ourselves for Easter, not only do we need to pray for the forgiveness of our sins and work to have a close relationship with Jesus but we also need to commemorate His Passion. Every year at Blessed Trinity, the 7th. graders act out the Stations of the Cross which depicts Jesus' journey to His crucificxion; and ultimately, His earthly death for all our sins.
Since I am still a virtual learner, I wasn't able to be in person with my peers and act out the Stations of the Cross; however, it was never the less exciting since I was able to be one of the narrators. In my opinion, being a narrator was the best role I could have asked for because I led the whole school in prayer and was able to explain two of the Stations as well. Our 7th. grade class is a small one; but today, we were united in providing the whole school not only time away from their classrooms but also a tiny glimpse on how our Redeemer gave His life for us sinners. More so, being a narrator gave me a better appreciation and understanding of the Passion of Christ and how much God loves us. God loves us so much that He was willing to give His only Son for our salvation; now, that's love!
Even though the Stations of the Cross are sad and solemn since it is about Jesus' death, it also brings joy and hope because on the third day, He resurrects and gives us eternal life. This experience brought so much joy to my heart knowing that I did a little something for Jesus and couldn't help but to feel that while He was looking down on us portraying the Passion, He was smiling at His children. However, this portrayal was not easy to put together; and as a class, we faced difficulties. But with all the obstacles, it all came together; and together, we united to make this portrayal as successful as we possibly could.
In conclusion, this has been an unforgettable experience. When I look back at this moment, I will remember it with fondness and will remember what Jesus said, "Father, into your hands, I commend My Spirit". I, also, want and will commend my spirit to God because I know He wants nothing more than to bring me closer to Him and to protect me. I am grateful and blessed to have been able to partake in portraying this historical event!
On Friday, March 12, 2021 Blessed Trinity Catholic School celebrated Pi Day. Pi Day officially takes place on March 14, but due to March 14 landing on a Sunday our school celebrated Pi Day on the Friday before. During Blessed Trinity Catholic School’s Pi Day celebration we made sure that everyone was able to have fun while following Covid-19 regulations and rules. The school held many activities for both the online and in-person students in school. The activities went from calmly reading Pi Day books to the students, to super fun obstacles! Some of the funnest things were the challenges the school held for the students as well. The students were able to participate in a social distancing pie eating competition, and a competition to see who could memorize the most digits of Pi. This Pi Day was very fun for all of Blessed Trinity’s students, teachers and staff. Blessed Trinity is so happy that everyone was able to have fun especially during these Covid times. While we also thank everyone for working so hard on Pi Day we can’t forget to thank Mrs. Kenna for leading and setting up this whole Pi Day extravaganza.
On February 19th, our Second Grade students received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. It was a beautiful sight to see!
Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, Blessed Trinity's principal, teachers, and HSA president have been caravanning to visit virtual students at their homes after school. The students enjoyed meeting their new principal and interacting with their teachers face-to-face. We know that virtual learning can be difficult. We want our students to know that we care, even if they are not currently on our campus. This is one way we have been able to express how our love for our students extends beyond the building.
An annual tradition amongst local high Catholic high schools is to host academic Olympics. Eighth graders from across the Archdiocese of Miami are invited to compete at the various high schools. Students compete by taking exams and earning scores that determine whether they will earn a Gold, a Silver, or a Bronze medal in their chosen subject. The elementary schools are limited in the number of students who may participate, and so different students are usually chosen to participate in the various high schools. This year, due to COVID-19, the only academic Olympics that took place were those hosted by Christopher Columbus. These Olympics were hosted for students across the Archdiocese earlier in the year. The Blessed Trinity Cougars participated, and we brought home 16 medals in total!
In the subject of Religion, two Silver medals were won by Ethan Sanchez and Ivelisse Garcia each. A bronze medal was brought home by Sergio Hernandez.
Our very own Sophia Silva won the Gold medal for Art.
In the General Knowledge category, teamwork made the dream work. Rafaela De Morais, Sarah Fox, Nicholas Matamorros, and Isabella Travieso teamed up to bring home a Silver medal.
Social Studies saw us earning two Silver medals and one Gold medal by Dylan Perez, Leah McGregor, and Sofia Olivieri respectively.
In the Drama category, Brandon Perez and Andrea Lavin took Gold and Amanda Crews sealed the deal with a Bronze medal.
In Spanish we augmented our winnings by having Manuel Cepero earn a Silver medal and Lucia Urdaneta-Svoboda earn a Gold medal.
All in all, we could not possibly be any prouder of our students and their accomplishments. Our team of teachers who have worked with many of these students since some were in Kindergarten, have proven themselves to be true masters of their art. Our students have represented us incredibly well in the academic field year after year. This year we feel blessed to highlight their accomplishments as we look to them succeeding and achieving new heights in the high school of their choice.
This year, our Cougar field day was held in true 2020 fashion! Students participated in fun, Covid safe activities that allowed them to run, play, laugh, and compete in the Catholic spirit! Some students loved the 100 meter sprint relay while others shined on the obstacle course. Our virtual students even participated at home simultaneously with our on-campus learners. To add to the fun, our awesome teachers took part in some of the events as well. A teachers versus administration egg-on-the-spoon relay race, crowned the office staff victorious! The students loved to watch their teachers play and it was very rewarding to watch the students relax and forget the stresses of the year. The day ended with a cotton candy surprise and it is safe to say that our Cougar family had a truly memorable day!