Community News

Welcome back, Ms. Couretas!

August 25th, 2017 by Jill Vanderhyde

K-8 Art (B.F.A., Kendall College of Art and Design)

We are delighted to announce that former Trinitas Art teacher and administrative assistant, Marie Couretas, will be leading our Art classroom this year! Marie brings a breadth of perspective, having travelled through Greece and South Korea and having formally studied stone carving in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and painting conservation in Florence, Italy. Since she last taught at Trinitas, Marie also completed her Post-Baccalaureate Studio Art program at Studio Arts College International in Florence, Italy. She is currently teaching at two schools in Grand Rapids, MI and works as a freelance artist and photographer.


Summer Open Houses

June 22nd, 2017 by Peter Marth

What is Classical Christian Education?

Join us for a free, fun, and information-packed introduction to Classical and Christian education and a tour of our new location in Kentwood.

Wednesday, July 19th, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 8th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat today!


Summer Office Hours

June 20th, 2017 by Jill Vanderhyde

The office is open Monday-Thursday from 8am-12pm throughout most of the summer. Please call the office ahead of your visit as vacations and conferences do occasionally take us out of the office.


Congratulations to Trinitas Students!

May 8th, 2017 by Jill Vanderhyde

Congratulations to Trinitas students who participated in the Student Achievement Testing, which is administered by the Piano Teachers’ Forum of Grand Rapids each year. Close to 400 students studying music in the Grand Rapids area took part in the event, and students were tested in performance, theory, sight reading, aural awareness and technique. Special recognition goes to the following Trinitas students for their performance on the testing.

Jasmine Z., Level 6, Total 86.75
Ashley Z., Level 6, Total 87.75
Max L., Level 4, Total 90.75
Kira V., Level 3A, Total 95.75
Robyn T., Level 2A, Total 94.50
Ava T., Level 2B, Total 94.75
Paul L., Level 3A, Total 94.75


Trinitas is moving!

April 26th, 2017 by Peter Marth

When Trinitas finished its first year in 2006, the school was leasing four classrooms from a small urban church in Grand Rapids. Recess took place in a parking lot and gym in a basement. The office had room enough for a copier and one small table. After the school expanded through 8th grade and enrollment grew, Trinitas moved in to the Sunday School rooms of the church building it now occupies. Classrooms were larger and more numerous, and the campus included a playground and gym. Over time, the congregation’s youth and early childhood ministries have grown, and constraints within the existing space signal that the time has come for a move.

As Trinitas looks to the future, the school is working with St. Mark Lutheran Church to transition in to the classroom wing of its building. St. Mark Lutheran, located in Kentwood, has the space and amenities to accommodate a larger student body and classrooms which will offer students and teachers a dedicated learning environment. Look for an announcement about open houses in the months to come!


Trinitas Receives IEW Accreditation

January 27th, 2017 by Peter Marth

Making Re-Enrollment Easier

January 20th, 2017 by Peter Marth

Continuous or Automatic Re-Enrollment

Trinitas is moving to a continuous enrollment model that will simplify life for over 90% of its families.

This Year

This year, the re-enrollment process will look almost exactly the same as in past years. Parents will still receive and turn in forms with their deposits to the office. There will be one additional signature page, however, that will convert the re-enrollment process from “opt-in” to “opt-out” for future years. In other words, once parents sign a continuous enrollment form, they will never have to worry about another re-enrollment form as long as they aren’t changing their enrollment status. Read the rest of this entry »


Congratulations, Spelling Bee Winners!

January 20th, 2017 by Jill Vanderhyde

Congratulations to the winners of our classroom and all-school Spelling Bees!  Two of our students will represent Trinitas at the Regional Spelling Bee on February 16th.  The event will be held at Forest Hills Central Middle School and will begin promptly at 4:30pm.

First Place, Gr. 4-8 – Grace P.
Runner-up, Gr. 4-8 – Peter C.
Third Grade Winner – Ivana R.
Second Grade Winner – Justin M.
First Grade Winner – Fiona M.


Parent Information Night – Parking and Directions

January 5th, 2017 by Peter Marth

March 7th, 7:00-8:30pm

Guests and their children are invited to meet the students, parents, and teachers of Trinitas and see why we’re so excited about Christian classical education. Join us on Tuesday, March 7th, at 7:00pm in the Chapel Hall of St. Mark Lutheran Church.

Click here to register for the event.

This evening event provides a succinct yet worthwhile introduction to classical Christian education and the Trinitas community. It is arguably also the single best opportunity to meet currently enrolled families and ask them about their experience.

Refreshments, nursery for young siblings, and activities for older children provided.

To enter the building near Chapel Hall, park in the church’s main lot, which is accessible from Maple Creek Ave SE (the 2nd street east of Kalamazoo), and use the main entrance to the building (see map). We will be there to greet you!

 


Congratulations to Speech Meet Students!

November 10th, 2016 by Jill Vanderhyde

Congratulations to all of our students who presented their speeches!  Special recognition goes to the following students for their outstanding performances in the classroom and for the all-school presentation:
Gr. 1-2 – Lauren A. and Charlotte D.
Gr. 3-4 – Sonja D. and Benjamin L.
Gr. 5-6 – Mary M., Robyn T., and Anna V.
Gr. 7-8 – Anna H., Ava T., and Grace P.

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