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Seniors launch businesses in time for graduation


Seniors Tia McKnight and Javon Miller are preparing for life beyond high school as entrepreneurs. Both have started their own businesses and recently had the opportunity to showcase their craftsmanship at "The Blackout," a stepping and ballroom dance event that allowed vendors to promote and sell their products. Tia displayed t-shirts and dresses she designed inspired by dancing and Cleveland.

Javon used the event to sell his handcrafted pens and pencils. He takes wooden and acrylic blocks and shapes them down into the form of a pen or pencil. Customers say they're unique and nothing like what's sold in stores.

Javon and Tia sell their products to practice their entrepreneurial skills, make money, and most importantly, to have fun. Their products were also the focus of their recent Graphic Design Capstone exhibits.

Javon received a large order for his pens from the Pre-Professional Internship Program. Director Mrs. Barb Dottore purchased Javon's pens engraved with "Trinity High School" to use as gifts at an event showcasing the program.

"The pens were very well-received," she said. "The best part was having Javon at the event to speak about his Internship and entrepreneurial experiences. He is a wonderful ambassador for our program, having interned in public relations, graphic design, and architecture during his time at Trinity."


Senior Intern proves invaluable in the classroom


Senior Hannah Wulff has always had a passion for teaching. Through her internship this year, and with the help of Trinity parent and third grade teacher at St. Barnabas School, Mrs. Ann Marie DiPronio, her passion has been reinforced and she is ready to move forward on and educational career path.

During her time interning at St. Barnabas, Hannah has contributed to a variety of tasks, including assisting with small group math lessons, creating some beautiful classroom door displays, and grading. Mrs. DiPronio states that Hannah's biggest contribution to the third grade this year has been in health. With very little direction and assistance, Hannah plans and teaches engaging and creative lessons each week. She comes up with her plan for the lesson using the textbook and curriculum, then makes adjustments or changes based on feedback from Mrs. DiPronio.

"My students love Hannah and look forward to health class with her each week!", Mrs. DiPronio said.

Hannah recently assisted with an Earth Day project in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) curriculum. During Earth Week, the third grade collected catalogs that people no longer wanted to receive. They used a non-profit website to alert those companies that the recipient wanted to unsubscribe from their mailing list. According to the website, every 60 subscriptions canceled saves one tree. The class canceled over 300 catalog subscriptions, saving approximately five trees. Hannah created a poster with a tree outline and helped the students to fill in the tree with green and brown catalog pieces, creating a beautiful visual of their contribution to the environment.

Hannah has always known she would be a teacher and even played school growing up with her younger sister.

"One thing I love about going to my internship is seeing the students click with their learning of any subject," Hannah said. It's so exciting to see them actually understand what you are teaching them."

Hannah is off to college in the fall to begin her major in early childhood education.


Mr. Svoboda receives prestigious award from Baldwin Wallace University


Mr. Bill Svoboda, Trinity's Assistant Principal and Director of Campus Ministry, was recently honored at Baldwin Wallace University with the James Thomas High School Teacher Award. This prestigious award recognizes distinguished high school educators who have personally impacted a Baldwin Wallace student's aspirations. The award is funded by BW alumnus and trustee, James A. Thomas '59, Chairman and CEO of Thomas Properties Group LLC.

This year, Kevin Jacobs '13, nominated Mr. Svoboda, saying, "Mr. Svoboda has a unique ability to mentor his students through life's lessons learned, athletics, and positive personal characteristic traits. Through my high school years, I could always rely on him for advice and guidance. He was always available to help his students no matter the circumstances. He has an ability to meld daily high school challenges with spirituality, while complementing a parent's upbringing."

Mr. Svoboda said he was humbled to receive the award and to join other educators who have had a strong impact on their students' lives.

"Knowing that, through Kevin's eyes, I had a positive influence on his life and inspired him to success is fulfilling for me as I strive to inspire other young people every day," he said. "Kevin is a quality man who will make a huge difference in people's lives."


Out of the Blue: Thank You!


The administration of Trinity High School offers special thanks to everyone who had any part in making this year's Out of the Blue Benefit another wonderful evening, as well as a big financial success. The work of so many of the committee members, staff, parents, and other volunteers yielded approximately $104,000 in profit for the evening. The energy in the room was very positive throughout the night, and a good time was had by all.

Congratulations to Ms. Barbara Kozel, a 1972 Marymount High School graduate, and Mr. and Mrs. John and Maria Giangrande, winners of the Out of the Blue Raffle. Ms. Kozel and Mr. and Mrs. Giangrande each took home a cash prize of $5,000.

Mr. and Mrs. Giangrande, pictured above with Trinity's President, Sr. Shawn Lee, were also the recipients of the 2017 Gratitude Award for all of their work and support on behalf of Trinity. In addition to being the parents of two Trinity graduates, Mr. Giangrande is a founding member of the Pre-Professional Internship Program Advisory Board.


Senior receives the first Beverly Jarosz Memorial Poetry Award


At the annual Scholastic Awards Convocation on May 16, senior Callie Weber received the first Beverly Jarosz Memorial Poetry Award for her original poetry. Mrs. Carol Bartos, Beverly's sister, presented the certificate and a $500 award.

Beverly Jarosz was a junior at Marymount High School when she was murdered at home in December 1964. Though the crime has never been solved, it has occupied the minds and hearts of her family and friends, and many in the civic and law enforcement community for the past 53 years. Recently, her family has worked with Shane Waters and the American CrimeCast Association to published a book of Beverly's poetry titled, Unfulfilled.

To honor Beverly's memory, a fund has been established and all proceeds from the sale of the book (which is available on Amazon and has a Kindle version) will be used to fund an annual poetry award to a graduating English student at Trinity High School. Callie Weber received the first of these awards at last week's ceremony.

Ms. Gina Ramirez, Trinity's Advanced Placement English teacher, and the members of her class brought this dream of the family to life. They embraced the story of one of their own who walked these halls many years ago, and the themes of her writings resonated in their own hearts. As part of an extended lesson on poetics, each student created a portfolio of his or her own original works and submitted them to a panel of judges. In addition to Mrs. Bartos, this year's judges were three veteran English teachers: Sr. Catherine Britton, Sr. Jane Blabolil, and Sr. Shawn Lee.

"It was difficult to choose only one winner, Sr. Shawn commented, "because the quality of each of the portfolios was so good. These seniors have set the bar very high for all those who will follow them in the competitions in the coming years."

Mrs. Bartos, who attended the event with her husband, Paul, made very clear her quiet joy that after so many years, her sister's memory was so beautifully honored in this group of today's young people. She was delighted to read all the selections, and she, too, thought they were all winners!


Tee off "Fore" Trinity!


Save the date! This year's Holey Classic Golf Outing to benefit Trinity's religious formation program is slated for Saturday, June 3, at Creekwood Golf Club in Columbia Station. Help us continue the excitement from our Night at the Races in March to round out a successful fundraising year for religious formation!

We invite you to participate in this fun outing that helps us continue to be able to offer unique spiritual experiences to the young adults in our school community. Please consider supporting a great cause by putting a team together to golf in the outing, making a donation, or being a sponsor.

Registration opens soon, so click here to learn more about the outing and all the ways you can be involved!


Open cafeteria position for 2017-18 school year


Become part of our great school community as you help provide lunch and snacks for our students, faculty, and staff!

The Director of Food Services is seeking an individual to provide general assistance in the cafeteria during the 2017-18 school year. Duties include preparing and serving food, washing dishes, and other general kitchen-related tasks on school days, Monday through Friday. Candidates must be dependable, in good physical condition, able to stand for long periods of time, and be capable of moderate lifting.

Contact Director of Food Services, Mr. Howie Spies, at 440-570-4291 for more information or to set up a meeting.


Spread the word about athletic summer camps!


Do you know a grade school student entering grade 3-9 in the fall of 2017? If so, let them know about Trinity's athletic summer camps!

These camps are a great opportunity for students to meet and work with Trinity coaches and athletes to fine-tune their athletic skills. Registration is now open online for Cheerleading, Girls Basketball, Volleyball, Girls Soccer, Football, Boys Basketball, and Baseball!

» Click here for more information and to register!


List of summer enrichment opportunities continues to grow


The Guidance Department continues to update its annual listing of summer enrichment opportunities for Trinity students. This list will be updated regularly between now and the end of the school year. It will expand considerably as the summer months approach. Be sure to check it often as program application deadlines vary.

Don't miss out on a chance to earn college credit, see a new part of the world, or make new friends on a college campus in the summer of 2017! Click here to view what's available.


A Look Ahead

Visit Trinity's website for the full School Calendar | Lunch Menu | Sports Schedules

  Monday, May 29  
  Memorial Day, No School  
  Tuesday, May 30  
  Spring Sports Awards Night, Gym, 6:30 PM  
  Wednesday, May 31  
  Final Exams (Seniors), Periods 3 and 4  
  Thursday, June 1  
  Final Exams (Seniors), Periods 1 and 2  
  Cap and Gown Distribution, Atrium, Seniors Dismissed at 11:13 AM  
  Band Parent Meeting, Cafeteria, 7:00 PM  
  Friday, June 2  
  No School for Seniors  
  Saturday, June 3  
  Holey Classic Golf OutingCreekwood Golf Club, 8:30 AM  
  Sunday, June 4  
  Girls Soccer Fundraiser, Applebee's (Garfield Heights), 8:00-10:00 AM  
  Monday, June 5  
  Senior Graduation Practice, Atrium, 12:00 PM  
  Senior Recognition Assembly and Farewell, Trinity Gym, 1:15 PM  
  Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2017, Trinity Gym, 7:30 PM  
  Tuesday, June 6  
  Class of 2017 Commencement, Saint Basil the Great Church, 7:30 PM  
  Wednesday, June 7  
  Final Exams, Periods 1 and 2 (11:13 AM Dismissal)  
  Thursday, June 8  
  Last Day of School  
  Final Exams, Periods 3 and 4 (11:13 AM Dismissal)  
  Wednesday, June 14  
  Family Mixer for the Class of 2021, Atrium, 6:00-8:00 PM  

How to support Trinity High School


Whether you're a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, Marymount or Trinity graduate, or a friend of Trinity, there are a variety of ways in which you can support Trinity High School and its students. For your information, we have outlined some of these ways below. If you wish to further discuss how you can help Trinity, please contact our President's Office.

Make a gift to Trinity

We welcome and appreciate monetary gifts in any amount for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to: student tuition assistance, facilities, our retreat program and our Pre-Professional Internship Program. Learn more and make your secure gift online by clicking here.

Trinity Support Services

Trinity has its own graphic design and print shop staffed by Pre-Professional Interns in the graphic design program. They offer a wide variety of competitively-priced services, including graphic design and printing of business cards, brochures, postcards, posters, wall and window graphics, outdoor banners, and much more. Contact project manager, Mrs. Nichole Kubit to make your idea a reality!

Support Trinity when you shop

Support Trinity simply by using your retail reward cards when you shop. The following retailers will give a percentage of each purchase you make back to Trinity:

In most cases you will need to register your loyalty card online and select Trinity High School as your beneficiary.

Thank you for considering Trinity in your giving plans!


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