November 3, 2021

The 1818

November 3rd, 2021

Welcome to the 1818.

Holy Trinity has been my home for 9 years. My parents were married at the church and my siblings and I were baptized there as well. So, during my last year here I have decided to give back to the school that has given me so much. I hope you enjoy reading these articles and learning more about our school, current events, and more!

Clare Reif ’22



Spotlight Corner

How much do we really know about the heroes hidden behind their mask? The Spotlight Corner interviews teachers and students, learning more about their roots, defining life experiences, and more!



Environment Corner

Reuse, reduce, recycle. The 1818 is online for many reasons, one primarily being to save paper. Our journalists look into the current happenings of the environment and let our HTS community know what we can do to help.


Sports Corner

COVID has certainly setback sports, but our Titans are still strong, but what about the world? The sports corner interviews coaches, athletes, and contributes summary’s on the latest wins.


Current Events Corner

To be able to know what is currently going on in the world and how it affects our community and the Catholic Church is a skill, and you are able to do so through the articles that the Current Events Corner provides.


House Corner

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. House Romero, House Day, House Xavier, House Juana, House Arrupe, and House Becraft are the houses of our HTS Neighborhood! Stay up to date.

Pastor and Principal Corner

Fr. Gillespie and Mr. McShane are the caring leaders of our school and parish. They are our role models, mentors, and leaders in many ways. Follow along on their current happenings, life stories, and more, by reading the Pastor and Principal Corner.

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St. Joseph’s Day 2021

This year, as a school community, we celebrated St. Joseph’s day in a big way! Many Holy Trinity families shared their own personal traditions and celebrations for the day. We also had a school wide altar for St. Joseph in the upper school lobby and collected bread to donate to Martha’s table. Classes each celebrated in their own special way and Fr. Gillespie spoke to some classes about the holiday. Finally, teachers from each grade awarded a “St. Joseph’s Award” to a student who displays courage, faith, fairness, compassion and humility. It was a great opportunity for us to come together as a school, learn more about St. Joseph, experience traditions from around the world, and celebrate classmates who inspire us all!

Below you will find pictures of our celebrations, along with a presentation about St. Joseph’s day, put together by Ms. Moore.

Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Lenten Service

Last month, Holy Trinity staff, students, and families celebrated Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday, pandemic style. On Tuesday, students made masks and learned about the celebrations of Mardi Gras and Carnival. On Wednesday, students and staff on campus watched a prayer service and received ashes sprinkled on their heads, rather than pressed on their foreheads. Students who learn virtually were also invited, with their families, to a drive through distribution of ashes. Everyone was very thankful for the ways that the Holy Trinity community has found to celebrate and honor our faith, in a safe way.

The second grade also kicked off their annual school wide Lenten Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl collection. They have reminded us that even in a time of our own need, there is always an opportunity to serve others. Our donations will help to create sustainable food and income sources, like home gardens and chicken coops, for families around the world. You can learn more about the CRS rice bowl collection here https://www.crsricebowl.org/ 

Catholic Schools Week 2021 Recap

Below you will find some highlights of this year’s Catholic Schools Week. This year, more than ever, we focused on how to serve others, our appreciation for Catholic education and our love for the Holy Trinity community. The week started with a much needed snow day, which parents, students, and teachers all appreciated! On community service day we supported the Jesuit Refugee Service with a TAG day, sign making, and a virtual visit from JRS staff. As the week continued, students and teachers showed their gratitude for parents by doing chores around the house and hosting a liturgy. Parents arranged for breakfast and lunch to show their appreciation for HTS teachers and staff. The week ended with academic day and a house pride free dress day. It was a great week, full of fun celebrations. We look forward to fostering an enthusiasm for Catholic education, all year long!