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Schola Seminar

Posted by Trinitas on Sep 18, 2022 6:21:08 PM

Something new and exciting debuted at Trinitas this fall. All logic and rhetoric school (grades 7th-12th) students and faculty members gather together during first hour on Fridays to learn, discuss, and pursue wisdom together across a broad range of topics. Even parents are welcome to participate in what we are calling Schola Seminar.

In his book Norms and Nobility, David Hicks advocates for a return to a dialectical approach to education. Especially effective in the context of teachers and students learning together, dialectical education requires learners to commit to certain positions in order to test those commitments against experience, established wisdom, and ultimately, the truths of Scripture. Often utilizing primary sources and Socratic questioning, this approach to learning fosters moral and intellectual growth in participants.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Classical Education, True Education, Parent Involvement

An Introduction to Commonplacing

Posted by Sean Hadley on Aug 28, 2022 5:01:28 PM

Have you ever tried to quote someone, but ended up having to spend more time explaining how you’re probably getting it wrong from the outset? Has a conversation ever provoked a memory for you of something you once heard, and you’re certain it is relevant to the moment, but for the life of you, the words will simply not come when called? Such gaps in memory are a normal part of the everyday experience for most of us. And in the heat of the moment, we’re often tempted to turn to the nearest search engine, sometimes a bit chastened by having to rely on such an outside source. And it is this last part that might make you wonder, “what did people do before Google?”

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Studying, Classical Education, Reading, Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

Trinitas Welcomes Newest Faculty Members!

Posted by Trinitas on Aug 20, 2022 9:55:50 AM

As Trinitas enters its twenty-fourth year this fall, there are a number of new faces on our campus. In addition to sixteen new families, we are welcoming several new faculty members to the Trinitas community. We thank God for his blessings on our faculty and are eager to introduce these fine folks to you.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Teaching

A Blessing for Trinitas Graduates

Posted by James Cowart on May 29, 2022 5:19:36 PM

Graduation is such a special time in the life of young adults. In the present age, it has become arguably the most important rite of passage into adulthood. Eighteen-year-olds across the nation stand on a threshold: thirteen or more years of compulsory schooling is behind them, and the whole world lies ahead. Education, career, marriage, everything is ahead of them, and finally, they get to make their own decisions about where to go and what to do.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Alumni, Christian Living

Remember, The Hand of the Lord is Mighty

Posted by Trinitas on May 22, 2022 4:55:53 PM

Each school day morning, Trinitas students stream into our building without taking notice of the two memorials that flank the entrance of the school. On the east side stands a flag pole upon which the 5th graders raise the American flag each morning. On the west side, however, stands a less understood and often overlooked memorial. A pile of smooth stones called the Trinitas Ebenezer. Both images are intended to trigger memory and evoke emotion.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Alumni

Long Live Chrysostom

Posted by Trinitas on Mar 21, 2022 10:00:43 AM

St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, was a fourth-century Church father known for his powerful and eloquent preaching and public speaking. It was his skill in oratory that earned him the name, “Chrysostomos,” or “Golden-mouthed.” And just as gold is both precious and weighty, Chrysostom’s words were not only beautiful, but always employed in the pastoral service of salvation and social justice.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, History, Public Speaking

Worshippers in Training

Posted by Megan Andzulis on Mar 11, 2022 10:42:01 AM

Our days are BUSY. Between work responsibilities, volunteering, taking care of the home, and transporting children to school and other extracurricular activities, the average parent has little “downtime”. Over the last two years or so, the Lord has impressed it upon our hearts to be more intentional with the time we have been given with our children. If we want our children to really know the God we love and serve, then it is our responsibility to model that to them in everyday moments.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Parenting, Christian Education, Christian Living, Parent Involvement

Tasty Travel

Posted by James Cowart on Mar 6, 2022 5:50:32 PM

Trinitas has a long and tasty history with barbecue. You might even say it's an integral part of a Trinitas education! Back in the early days of the school, our founding headmaster’s father, Grampa Trotter, used his meat-smoking prowess to bring school families together for picnics and community-building events. Even Grandma Trotter pitched in with her famously delicious, but always secret sauce. Although the Trotter family has all passed on from our school, the tradition of sharing good barbecue with friends and family still remains, particularly in connection to the annual Trinitas Junior/Senior Aesthetics trip.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, History, Aesthetics Trip

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