September 21, 2016
Holy Trinity vs. Pittsfield – Soccer
The Holy Trinity Crusaders traveled down to Pittsfield on Wednesday to take on the Panthers. Mr. Hosmer knew it was going to be a tough game, with Pittsfield fielding an all 8th grade team. The defense needed to step up this game, and they were up for the challenge.
Adam Barton started in goal again, making 5 saves, 2 of them goal stopping. After halftime, Mr. Hosmer decided to give someone else a chance in goal. In stepped Drew Hosmer. Drew allowed just 2 goals in his stint between the posts, and recorded 12 saves.
Some stand out performances included Jayda Glines and Emma O’Neill in the midfield. Ethan Armstrong played well on offense, nearly scoring a goal. On defense, Kate Merola turned in her best game, kicking many balls out, turning away shots, and helping out her teammates.
Class Gift 2016 – 20 VR Goggles!!!
Boy Scout Troop 68 presented the Peace Light to the students of HTS. The Peace Light is lit from the eternal flame in the Church of the Nativity at the site of Christ’s birth in Bethlehem. The eternal flame has burned for ever 1000 years. Since 1986, in service to Scouting’s dedication to peace, this flame and its message of peace have been spread across the world. Thank you to our Scouts, Alex Ludwig, Adam Barton and Rafael Vazquez; and Kirsten Ludwig and Deacon Russ for organizing this event.
LEANNA ROWLEY -Age 8- Reduce/Reuse/Recycle-ARTWORK WINNER
Leanna’s picture was chosen over 1,138 entries from 5 states!!
CASELLA Calendar~February 2016
September 17: Elevated Education Experience
Holy Trinity Catholic aims to become one of the top schools in state
NEW STAFF AND TEACHERS at Holy Trinity Catholic School for the 2015-2016 school year are fitting in with the team-oriented climate at the school. From left are Holy Trinity Principal Mary Jane Cooney; Nancy Pierce (First Grade); Richard Conrod (Jr. High Literature, Language Arts and Religion); Lorien Garden (Development Director); and Terry Hughes (School Secretary). Photo by Ed Pierce/Citizen
The following news article appeared in the September 17, edition of the Laconia Citizen.
LACONIA — Mary Jane Cooney is now in her second year as the principal of Holy Trinity Catholic School in Laconia and says she believes the school’s primary purpose is to care for the material, spiritual and intellectual needs of children in a supportive environment.
Her mission for the 2015-2016 school year is to maintain consistent excellence in academics for students and to ensure students receive an educational experience rivaling any of the top schools in the state.
“In thinking about my goals and aspirations for the school year, I am very fortunate that a few of my goals are already in place,” Cooney said. “At Holy Trinity, my teachers are all motivated and morale is exceptional. A team climate is already in place and they all have created an excitement for learning in their classrooms.”
Cooney said the school is lucky to have high-quality teachers and that’s one of the most important components of a great school.
“Our parents also are a critical part of what makes a school great and we are blessed to have such wonderfully generous parents who support us and make our jobs easier,” she said.
As far as school objectives for this year, Cooney said that her major goal is to review curriculum to make sure the school is on target and that resources are updated so that Holy Trinity students are receiving the very best education possible.
“Professional development also is key, so that my teachers have continuous opportunities for active learning.,” Cooney said.
Significant improvements have already been made to elevate instruction and are currently impacting all grades and students at Holy Trinity.
“We have new science and social studies books, added Spanish classes for our Pre-K students and purchased more computers for students,” she said. “We also offer an additional art class as well as a movement class for students in Grades 4 to 8 since research has shown that movement and breathing techniques stimulate the brain and promote learning.”
Cooney said staff worked throughout the summer to make Holy Trinity’s overall environment more conducive to learning by using brighter colors and by minimizing classroom distractions with effective classroom arrangements.
She said her most important goal as school principal is to consistently improve communications among students, parents, staff and the community.
“School communication is a dynamic part of success in education and building relationships with parents is key,” Cooney said. “Developing effective partnerships with families requires that everyone associated with this school helps create a school environment that is welcoming to the parents and students.”
She said that another of her goals is to instill well-rounded values in students through academics, extra-curricular activities and athletics at the school to help them understand right from wrong and to strive to become engaged citizens who respect the rights and feelings of others.
This year’s Open House for parents of Holy Trinity students in grades Pre-K and Kindergarten will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 24.
Parent Information Night for those with students in Grades 1 to 8 starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 24.
September 9, 2015 – Fr. Marc stopped by today, to greet the students and to bless us and our classrooms. Thanks for helping us get off to a good start!
The Cafeteria is getting a face lift thanks to local Digital Artist Nate Klock who designed and donated a 7×15 ft Banner specially for HTS! The Banner was printed through a generous donation from EFI Meredith! THANK YOUClick here to watch it print!Please welcome new Faculty and Staff: Mrs. Nancy Pierce (Grade 1), Mr. Richard Conrod (Jr. High), Jeanne Matzke (Algebra I), Terry Hughes (Secretary), and Lorien Garden (Development Director).