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Holy Trinity Catholic School offers a variety of extracurricular activites with a focus on academic growth and leadership development:

Academic Groups

7th and 8th graders who have a cumulative scholastic average of 95% in their prior grade are eligible to apply for admission into NJHS. Invitations to apply are mailed during the summer after 6th grade and after 7th grade to those who meet the 95% requirement but were not admitted in their 7th grade year.  Students meeting this requirement are asked to submit a nominee application exhibiting the following characteristics: leadership, citizenship, character and service. An essay giving reasons for serving membership is also required with the application. A faculty committee reviews the applications and selects the candidates for membership. Members are required to uphold the ideals, for which they are selected, attend meetings during the school day, serve before and after school on occasion, and complete required service hours.

The mission of the Student Council is to serve the school by promoting communication between the students and faculty, and by contributing ideas and carrying out projects that enhance student life. It aims to develop leadership skills, instill responsibility, create a bond between students and faculty, and build pride in the school.  Members of the Student Council are required to attend meetings after school and participate in various activities during and outside of regular school hours.

The mission of the Math Club is to develop an understanding and appreciation of mathematics in fun and challenging contests. This club is open to all students in grades 6-8 and there is no cost. Can you solve these problems in your head?!  52 x 101 = | 56278 x 11 = | 98 x 97= | 45 x 45 = ...  In Math Club, we learn number sense skills and tricks to make solving problems easier! 

PSIA is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit education organization serving all privately-schooled grade 1–8 students in Texas. Offering 59 academic contests in Math, Science, Language Arts, Speech, Social Studies, and Fine Arts since 1998, PSIA remains the most comprehensive academic extracurricular program in America for students in grades 1 through 8.  With 19 contest categories covering a wide range of disciplines in 59 academic contests, PSIA provides an exciting opportunity for private school students in grades 1 through 8 to engage in academic competition with their peers throughout the state of Texas. 

The Mission of The Blade is to publish a school newspaper regularly to highlight the HTCS community & happenings, as well as to give student writers a purpose and forum for their writing. The Blade Staff typically meets two to three times per month on Mondays after school to develop and write news stories, opinion pieces, book and movie reviews, poetry, and fiction. In addition to writing and editing articles, students are responsible for the layout and design of each issue. Students in grades 5-8 are eligible to participate, and currently there are 16 students on staff. There is no cost. If you like to write, come join the staff of The Blade! Experienced Middle School staff writers may also serve on the editing team and work on the layout and design of the newspaper.

 

The mission or purpose of Lego League/Robotics at HTCS is to encourage tomorrow's  innovators by giving them a venue to practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult coaches, FIRST LEGO League* Teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc.,  and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, and then compete on a table­ top  playing field. It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program's Core Values of gracious professionalism and "coopertition" - cooperative competition. The Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values make up the competitive CHALLENGE each year. Teams meet 1-2 times each week during the fall while preparing for Challenges and Regional  Competition. The cost is $75 per student for one full competition year and includes FLL Team Registration, yearly Robotics Challenge supplies and registration for Qualifying Tournament(s) and a Team t-shirt.

The mission of the ROV Club is to stimulate an interest in maritime exploration by working in teams to prepare for the annual ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) Competition in April each year in Houston, TX. The club typically meets once a week for 3 months in the spring, leading up to the competition in April. Meeting dates and times vary by team. Students in grades 4-8 are eligible to join and generally there is a cost of less than $50, depending on donations, plus travel expenses to Houston. This is an excellent chance to be exposed to a team science/physics/engineering project, and a chance to compete in Houston at the NASA Buoyancy Training Pool. For more information visit marinetech.org/rov_competition.

Lego League/Robotics, which strives to encourage tomorrow's innovators, is one of the many academic activities offered at HTCS.

 

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