Give Yourself a Pat on the Back

Give Yourself a Pat on the Back
Hello, Titans! Give yourself a pat on the back for we have survived the first couple weeks of remote learning! Although it might not always have gone as smoothly or easily as we had hoped, everything turned out great in the long run. For several years now Trinity has been utilizing resources such as myTST and Google Classroom, and both have proven invaluable in helping our teachers during this transition from classroom instruction to remote learning. Our teachers and support staff have exhibited a “can do” attitude, and that has made all the difference.

One At A Time

One At A Time
One of my favorite things about Trinity School of Texas is Friday morning chapel. Straight out of the gate the Early Childhood and Lower School students gather at Trinity Episcopal Church for chapel. It makes for a great start to the day for both teachers and students alike. Watching as heads are bowed and eyes are closed in prayer hearing little voices lifted in prayer to The Father, my heart is full.

Students Respond Best to Their Peers’ Writings--This I Believe

Students Respond Best to Their Peers’ Writings--This I Believe
Shortly before I left Gilmer High School eight years ago to return to Trinity, I stumbled upon a book titled Class Pictures (Dawoud Bey, available at aperture.org). It was a pictorial documentary of inner city students in San Francisco and New York; the selected students posed for a professional photographer and were asked to write something about themselves. I found the photos and the accompanying writing nothing less than haunting: one student who had recently lost a friend to gang violence, wrote, “I wish I could have my friend back. That’s why I try to keep my mind focused on positive stuff, such as school, so I can get the best grades I can get…” His picture suggests, however, that he could possibly never get over the loss of his friend.

Life is Full of Surprises

Life is Full of Surprises
Life is full of surprises. Who would have thought we would all be home teaching and learning at this time? But life does go on. Covid-19 has impacted all of our lives, not just in Longview, but all over the world. Classes are now being taught via “remote learning” instead of in classrooms, teachers are now recording their lessons, and everyone is a wee bit stressed out. This was not what we had planned, but we will get through it.

Robotics

Robotics
Several years ago a couple of middle school boys approached me about starting a robotics club at TST. Although I knew absolutely nothing about robotics at the time, I agreed. Later that year we competed in our first event at Region VII in Kilgore. The competition had two components. The first required students to build and program a robot to complete different tasks such as following a color line, going up a ramp, or moving objects from one place to another. Students were allowed to build and program their robots beforehand and could make adjustments between rounds. The second part was where our team shone - the engineering challenge. The team captains all met in a little room (there were over 80 teams, so maybe not so little), and there they were presented with the guidelines and competition board. Teams were given two short hours to build and program their robots. Coaches were not allowed to help in any way. That year, their very first time to compete, the TST middle school team walked away with a first place trophy. I can still remember their voices belting out Queen’s “We Are the Champions” all the way back to Longview.

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