The gift of a new year
Posted on January 16, 2014
Gifts. In our consumer-driven culture, material gifts become a focus during the holidays. Impressive gifts, expensive gifts, thoughtful gifts: the pressure to give the perfect gift seems ever-present.
In the midst of the gift-giving frenzy, it’s easy to forget the intangible gifts. Love, time, encouragement: things that can’t be purchased, but are priceless.
With the gift of a new year upon us, we can start fresh. While building on the work and accomplishments of the first semester, we are moving forward in our mission. 2014 is a gift we’ve been given from the Giver of all good gifts. We look forward to what He will accomplish in the lives of our students this year.
Our middle school students gave the gift of their time as they participated in various outreaches to the community before classes dismissed for Christmas break. For their part, eighth grade students (above) caroled throughout the neighborhood.
It was great to welcome Trinity alumni back to the school for the annual Alumni Reception! TCS graduates had an opportunity to visit with one another and their former teachers while enjoying seasonal treats.
The amazing transformation of the Administrative office area continues! The talented team of parents were at it again, this time tackling Superintendent Ken Howard’s and Secondary Principal Inez Hill’s offices. They also installed wood flooring in all the conference rooms and remaining offices, and painted accent walls in the reception area. There aren’t enough words to express the gratitude the staff feels for the generosity of these parents who have donated their time, talents, and ALL of the materials for these projects!
Trinity fourth graders recently studied how thermal energy is transferred by recording the change of temperatures of substances held in various containers.