Enrichment Programs

The core curriculum at Holy Trinity is enhanced by many experiences which challenge and enrich our overall program.

Art

The visual arts are an important entity in contemporary society. A fine arts program is vital so that the students from preschool through eighth grade can understand this important facet of their world. It provides our students with the opportunity to deepen their awareness of God's gift of creation and to respond creatively to the beauty

Instruction in the arts contributes to the development of the whole child, promotes individual expression, allows experimentation with diverse materials and elements, enables exploration and appreciation of the works of other students and major artists, develops an awareness and sensitivity toward the environment, and finally promotes a deeper understanding of heritage and culture.

Here at Holy Trinity the visual arts curriculum provides a holistic approach to education, in which the art specialist works closely with the other educators in the school, building upon the core curriculum.

The curriculum spirals concepts taught in Kindergarten and 1st are repeated through out the grades in ever expanding form and difficulty. Each year students in grades 2 through 8 attend a museum, play or other special art events.

Music

The goal of the music program at Holy Trinity is to inspire students with a love and passion for music, through the appreciation of music history, a solid foundation in vocal technique, and experience of basic vocal performance. We aim to create a fun yet academic environment where students learn to love singing, explore the wonderful capabilities of the human voice, and to glorify God through the gift of song.

Students will be learning:

  • All grades: Rhythm, identifying different pitches, and singing in unison
  • Grades 5th through 8th: Beginning solfege and sight singing, basic music theory and history

Music Events: All students will participate in two musical events during the school year with Christmas and Spring concert.

Physical Education

Physical Education is an important component of the total education of the student. Physical education focuses on appreciating the blessings and skills the Lord has given us. Our priorities include taking care of one another, having fun, and improving our fitness and athletic skills. We follow a curriculum with age-targeted objectives. We begin each class with prayer, Our motto is "We are friends of Christ and one another."

  • Primary grades; play games that practice balance, coordination, rhythm, kicking, throwing, and jumping.
  • Middle school students take tours through volleyball, soccer, football,rhythm and dance, basketball,pickleball, floor hockey and bowling. We do fitness training.

Technology

At Holy Trinity students will use technology to expand their knowledge base of many areas of the curriculum. The technology program provides students in each grade level hands-on experience through instruction and discovery. In order to help students gain proficiency with computers, instruction is given in the areas of keyboarding skills, the use of basic computer hardware, software applications such as Google Drive, using the Internet as a resource, as well as cyber safety. Because Holy Trinity is connected to the Internet, there is an Internet Use Policy that the student and his/her parent/guardian must sign.

Children's and Chamber Choirs

Children's Choir for grades 2 thru 4 , Chamber Choir for grades 5 thru 8. These choirs are open to all Holy Trinity school students, home schooled, and all children of the Holy Trinity Parish. Each choir sings once a month at the Wednesday school Mass and both choirs combine to sing once a month at a Sunday Mass. These choirs are a terrific opportunity for students to enjoy singing to be a special part of the Mass. Both choirs teach students beginning music reading, proper use and care of the voice, and many sacred hymns and songs - some in Latin! Both choirs rehearse weekly beginning in September and continue until the end of May. Rehearsals for Chamber Choir are Tuesdays from 2:45-3:15. The Children's choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 2:20 to 3:05. Rehearsals for both choirs take place in the music room in Holy Trinity School. Both Choirs enjoy an end of year pizza party the last week of May as a special thank you for being in choir.

Band

Band is offered to students in 4th through 8th grade through the Pioneer Pathways program offered through Hill-Murray School. The band lessons an rehearsals are once a week. Most band days include 1/2 hour of small group lesson and 1/2 hour of rehearsal. Minimum of 28 band days per school year. First year students perform in the beginner band, second year students are promoted to intermediate band. Advanced band is offered to students who successfully complete and audition. 6th through 8th grade students in advanced band are eligible to join the Jazz Band.