Thursday, April 19, 2018

Inside the Trinity Studio: Mr. Brad Doan, 7th Grade Teacher



Inside the Trinity Studio
Mr. Brad Doan, 6-8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Trinity’s PR and Marketing Committee will be featuring several articles on Trinity teachers and staff. Based on the popular Bravo TV show Inside the Actor’s Studio starring James Lipton, our version called Inside the Trinity Studio will highlight a select group of faculty members by asking the subject 10 questions requiring one-word answers. It is challenging for the interviewee and fun for the reader. We hope you enjoy this interesting look at one of Trinity’s leaders, Mr. Brad Doan, 6th-8th grade Social Studies teacher. 

Mr. Doan was interviewed by Tracey Stone, a Trinity School parent.




 Date of interview: April 16, 2018

What is your favorite word? HIJINKS
What is your least favorite word? BILGE
What is your idea of earthly happiness? FRIENDSHIP
What do you value the most in your friends? LOYALTY
Who would you have liked to be? BOWIE
What sound or noise do you love? ZEPPELIN
What sound or noise do you hate? SCRATCHING
Who are your favorite characters in history? LINCOLN, EINSTEIN, T. ROOSEVELT
Who are your favorite fictional heroes? GANDALF, YODA, WOLVERINE
What would like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? NIIIICE



Trinity School is located on 48 beautiful acres in Howard County, Maryland. Trinity is a Preschool through Grade 8 independent, Catholic, co-ed school. Trinity is a two time blue ribbon award winner and is sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

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April's Virtue of the Month: PEACE

THE VIRTUE OF PEACE


On the night before he died, Jesus left us the gift of PEACE when he said to his disciples, "Peace is my farewell to you, my peace is my gift to you."

A gift is not a gift until a person has accepted it.



Have you accepted the GIFT OF PEACE?

Wherever you are, you should be a peacemaker - at home, at school, on the playground, at basketball, in the cafeteria, in your neighborhood.

Do you contribute to conflict by encouraging others who are disturbing the peace?
  • Do you say things that make people upset?
  • Are you uncooperative at play?
  • Do you think the rules are for everybody except you?
  • Do you take a fair share of responsibility for chores at home?
Take these words as your motto: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Think of ways that YOU may be an INSTRUMENT of peace.
  • Take turns
  • Say only respectful words to one another
  • Keep the rules
  • Always cooperate
  • Be responsible for your actions
  • Always do your part at home and at school
  • Never encourage those who are causing conflict
  • When there is a problem, try to bring about a peaceful solution
  • If the problem continues, seek appropriate help

Friday, March 23, 2018

Inside the Trinity Studio: Ms. Cynthia Morgan, PreK Teacher



Inside the Trinity Studio
Ms. Cynthia Morgan, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Trinity’s PR and Marketing Committee will be featuring several articles on Trinity teachers and staff. Based on the popular Bravo TV show Inside the Actor’s Studio starring James Lipton, our version called Inside the Trinity Studio will highlight a select group of faculty members by asking the subject 10 questions requiring one-word answers. It is challenging for the interviewee and fun for the reader. We hope you enjoy this interesting look at one of Trinity’s leaders, Ms. Cynthia Morgan, PreK teacher. 

Ms. Morgan was interviewed by Arlen Reyes, a Trinity School parent.




 Date of interview: February 28, 2018


What is your favorite word? DOBERMAN
What is your least favorite word? HATE
What is your idea of earthly happiness? LOVE
What do you value the most in your friends? SUPPORT
Who would you have liked to be? YO-YO MA (Cellist)
What sound or noise do you love? STRING INSTRUMENTS
What sound or noise do you hate? ALARM CLOCK
Who are your favorite characters in history? DALAI LAMA, MOTHER THERESA
Who are your favorite fictional heroes? ANNE FROM ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
What would like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? WELCOME HOME

Thursday, March 15, 2018

March's Virtue of the Month: SELF-CONTROL

THE VIRTUE OF SELF-CONTROL


Self-control is saying "no" to yourself and "YES" to something greater.

Setting GOALS for yourself helps you to practice self-control.
  • Example: You have a goal to achieve an A in a subject. So you choose to study for a test rather than watch TV.

Self-control means doing the right thing whether you feel like it or not.
  • Self-control is also understood as self-discipline and self-regulation.

All good traits of character are founded on self-control.
A person needs self-control to:
  • Sit still and listen
  • Control your temper and tongue
  • Respect others and their belongings
  • Eat moderately and healthy
  • Persevere to get work done
  • Moderate internet surfing and gaming

Self-control is when my "self" is controlled by the Holy Spirit
Galatians 5:22-23

Watch your thoughts,
They become your words.
Watch your words,
They become your actions,
Watch your actions,
They become your habits.
Watch your habits,
They become your character.
Watch your character,
It becomes your destiny.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Lenten Lunch-Making

By: Sister Catherine

Mrs. Eileen Leaman, alum parent and graduate of Trinity School and the former Trinity Prep High School, has dedicated much of her adult life working with the homeless. One of the shelters that she supports is a shelter for homeless men on the grounds of Spring Grove in Catonsville, Maryland. Trinity School has joined Miss Eileen during Lent making lunches for the homeless shelter in Catonsville. Miss Eileen shares with the students what it means to be homeless and how people find themselves homeless for different reasons. She teaches the students how to make a sandwich and forms an assembly line for packaging sandwiches and such as filling the lunch bags with snacks and napkins.

While sandwich-making is in process, younger students decorate the lunch bags with bright colors and touching words, such as God loves you - Bless you - God is with you - Be positive. On each sandwich bag is a post-it with a cheerful message to the recipient. Miss Eileen ends the session by sharing pictures of the shelter, how they celebrate birthdays (often with the first birthday cake ever received) and finally a prayer for the homeless. It is an enriching and spiritual experience for everyone.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Inside the Trinity Studio: Mrs. Virginia O'Malley, 4th Grade Teacher



Inside the Trinity Studio
Mrs. Virginia O'Malley, 4th Grade Teacher

Trinity’s PR and Marketing Committee will be featuring several articles on Trinity teachers and staff. Based on the popular Bravo TV show Inside the Actor’s Studio starring James Lipton, our version called Inside the Trinity Studio will highlight a select group of faculty members by asking the subject 10 questions requiring one-word answers. It is challenging for the interviewee and fun for the reader. We hope you enjoy this interesting look at one of Trinity’s leaders, Mrs. Virginia O'Malley, 4th grade teacher.

Mrs. O'Malley was interviewed by Kathy Bestany, a Trinity School grandparent.



 Date of interview: February 14, 2018
  1. What is your favorite word? FAMILY
  2. What is your least favorite word? SUCK
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? NO BOUNDARIES
  4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? RESTRICTIONS
  5. What is your favorite curse word? "OH FOR PETE'S SAKE" or "GOOD GRIEF"
  6. What sound or noise do you love? GIGGLES
  7. What sound or noise do you hate? CRASHING OF CAR METAL
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? EDITOR OF THE WASHINGTON POST
  9. What profession would you not like to do? JUDGE
  10. What would like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? YOUR MOTHER, FATHER, SISTER AND BROTHER WELCOME YOU



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

February's Virtue of the Month: COURAGE


          THE VIRTUE OF COURAGE

COURAGE is having the strength to do what we need to do.

COURAGE is when we go ahead when we are afraid.

COURAGE is needed when there are things we have to change, especially if we know it will affect other people and there is a possibility that they won't like what we are doing.

There are many kinds of true courage:

    • Courage that stays cool and calm in troubled times
    • Courage that stands up for what is right
    • Courage of trusting according to your faith in God
    • Courage of trusting yourself and refusing to follow the crowd when the crowd is wrong.

Another name for COURAGE is FORTITUDE. It is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, so you have it. Do you use it?

In your own words, write one sentence that says what courage is.

Give three reasons why courage is important.

Name two people you think have shown courage and say why.

Name three instances when the virtue of COURAGE is needed.


Jesus once said to his disciples who were caught in stormy waters in a boat:

Have COURAGE, it is I.