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Posted Friday, May 19, 2017 
Our congratulations to the class of 2017! We are thrilled to provide this option for out-of-town family and friends of our graduates. To watch the 51st TVS Commencement, please click here. Viewing starts at 6:30 p.m.
Posted Friday, May 19, 2017 

For a list of First Time Letter Winners, Captains, All-Zone, SPC Honorable Mention, and All-SPC: CLICK HERE

Trojan Award                                          Presented by David Rodriguez
The Trojan Award is given to every male and female athlete that meets the following criteria in the area of athletics:

  • participates in three sports each during their sophomore, junior, and senior year
  • must letter in each sport their senior year

 
Berkeley Allen          Field Hockey              Soccer                   Track & Field
Kathryn Carlock       Field Hockey              Soccer                   Track & Field
Jacob Haydel            Volleyball                   Soccer                    Lacrosse
Chad Howser            Football                     Basketball               Baseball
Isla Macfarlane          Field Hockey             Soccer                    Track & Field
Zach Milan                 Football            Basketball      Track & Field             Wrestling
Sophia Rajan             Field Hockey              Soccer                   Track & Field
 
Athletic Department Special Awards:                                    
 
The Melanie Rosen Fan of the Year Award                                                      
The Melanie Rosen Fan of the Year Award is presented to a non-student who is a special friend of Trinity Valley School sports and whose unqualified loyalty extends to the total sports program and is ever present in defeat as well as in victory. 
            Christy Peveto
 
The Dennis Fleming Award                                                                                   
The Dennis Fleming Award is presented to a Trinity Valley School faculty member recognized for his or her enthusiasm, assistance, and overall support towards the athletic endeavors of TVS students.
            Owen Nesbitt
 
The Schumacher/Kyle Family Distinguished Coach Award
The Schumacher/Kyle Family Distinguished Coach Award is given to the member of the athletic department who had the greatest impact on the lives of the current year’s senior varsity athletes. 
            Crystal Dover
 
The Jan Butner Memorial Award                                                                           
The Jan Butner Memorial Award is given to the junior student who best displays the qualities of enthusiasm, dedication, and class in the support of athletics.
            Sawyer Blackman
 
The Dr. Bill Neil Sportsmanship Award                                                            
Presented to the athlete who best exemplifies the highest ideals of sportsmanship, enthusiasm, fair play, dedication, integrity and loyalty to the team.
            James Applewhite
            Chad Howser
           
The Jack Remualdo Award                                                                                     
Presented to the Trinity Valley School student most representing the qualities of personal integrity, kindness, and dedication through demonstrated leadership skills and excellence in academics
            Emma Peveto
 
The Madhu Saty Outstanding Senior Student Athlete Award                        
The Madhu Saty Outstanding Senior Athlete Award is presented to an outstanding male and female senior athlete based on their overall contribution to the TVS athletic program.
            Kathryn Carlock
            Zach Milan

To see photos of the event: CLICK HERE *and to download photos use PIN #4900

Posted Friday, May 19, 2017 

On Sunday, we said farewell to Emma, Jake, and Stefan, our student guests from Mackay, Australia. Their TVS hosts, Junior Kamryn Dow, Freshman David Fauber, and Junior Ross Huck, along with Junior Uma Tiwari, will see them again, though, as they visit their school (Whitsunday Anglican) in July. 

We will also bid farewell to Mere and Renard Wolfensberger, two Dutch students who have been attending classes (10th and 5th, respectively) with us. TVS thanks them for sharing their culture with us, and we are grateful to Sophomore Maya Alarcon and fifth graders Sam Bumgardner and Will Scott for hosting them at school.

Interested in sending your Upper Student abroad next spring break or summer? Contact Dr. Roemer today to get your name on a list for more info about Trojans Abroad and TOE Beyond Programs in the Bahamas, England, the Galapagos, Spain, or Quebec! Visit http://bit.ly/TrojansAbroad for more details and links to TVS abroad programs.

Wanna be added to the TVS List of Host Families for our International guests? Each year, we invite dozens of students and adults to spend time at our school and in our community, and we're always looking for TVS families to host them (stays range from a few nights to 6 weeks). Contact Dr. Roemer or visit http://bit.ly/TVSHosts for more info.

Exciting news: Today, the Colleyville Women's Club (CWC) hosted its annual Caring With Commitment celebration.  At this lunch, Junior Sarah Shamai learned that she was one of only two area students to be recognized as a CWC President's Award for her service in tutoring Grapevine elementary students from homes where English is not the first language, her volunteer work in Israel, and her HUGGs charity supporting teenage orphan girls in Haiti.  The emcee, Scott Murray, was so taken by Sarah's actions that mid-announcement, he invited her to be interviewed about her service during his May 21 radio broadcast, The Scott Murray Show. Congratulations, Sarah!

Posted Friday, May 19, 2017 

Friday, May 19th at 7:00 PM 
MacGorman Chapel & Performing Arts Center
located on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary!
Cap and Gown Reception: 5:30 PM

Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 
Congratulations to the following employees celebrating TVS milestones this year:

5 years
Julie Frey, Kathy Heller, Gail Hutchinson, Julie Knudsen, Andrea Luttrell, Erin Nesbitt, John O’Reilly, Kim Pondrom, Alice Pritchett, Carrie Skains

10 years
Mary Andrews, Tina Harper, Sandy McNutt, Kirsten Murphy, Gloria Vasquez

15 years
Jennifer Cooke, Margaret Kramer

20 years
Robert Hughes, Jo-Ann Mulroy

25 years
Frances Dodson, David Rodriguez

30 years
Patty Wright
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 
Bo Black '13 is featured on the Trinity University website.  Read here to learn about Bo's dedication to making a difference in the community.  Bo stays busy - intentionally - and gleans life lessons from mentors while impacting the lives of many around him.  Bo is someone you'd want on your team!
Posted Tuesday, May 9, 2017 

Introducing our MAY GUESTS--from Australia and the Netherlands!

Stefan, Jake, and Emma are attending classes (and participating in the 9th-grade TOE Core trip this week) from April 24 - May 14. They are from our partner school in Mackay, Australia--Whitsunday Anglican School. Their host families--Kamryn Dow, David Fauber, Ross Huck, and Uma Tiwari--will stay with them this July for a true family-to-family, school-to-school exchange.

TVS is also happy to host Renard and Mere, a brother and sister from Utrecht, The Netherlands. Renard is being day-hosted by Sam Bumgardner and Will Scott in the 5th grade, and Maya Alarcon (10th) is day-hosting Mere. 

When you see them on campus, please give them a TVS Welcome!

It's not too late to sign up for the Jr. International Leadership Academy (for current 6-8 grades)--July 10-14 in Fort Worth. CLICK HERE for details (scroll down to the Jr. ILA). Gain cultural understanding from people from Mexico, Germany, Italy, and Swaziland!

Posted Tuesday, May 9, 2017 
Thank you to Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price for visiting the sixth-grade class at Trinity Valley School to take the Mayor's Monarch Pledge through The National Wildlife Federation. This pledge gives Mayor Price the special recognition to become a member of The Mayor's Monarch Pledge Leadership Circle. The sixth-grade students presented the conservation work that they have completed throughout the year. They joined Mayor Price in a pledge to complete five actions of conservation to help the monarch butterfly in the city of Fort Worth. The students and the Mayor have one year to implement and have these actions approved by The National Wildlife Federation. Together they will create habitats and educate citizens about how they can help this iconic state insect. Thank you for coming to Trinity Valley School and for releasing "Betsy," our first monarch of 2017!
Posted Monday, May 8, 2017 
ANSWER
Shockingly, it’s the boys’ dressing room/paint room in the theater!
 
Thankfully, plans are in place to remodel the dressing room and construct a scene shop for designing and building sets this summer, BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO REACH OUR GOAL!
 
If you enjoy theater and the arts, please consider supporting this worthwhile project.
 
Contact Clare Pritchett Lorimer at pritchettc@trinityvalleyschool.org or
817-321-0113.
Posted Friday, May 5, 2017 
Softball finished tied for 7th overall after winning their opening round win over Hockaday, 11-3.
           
Girls' Tennis finished with a share of 7th place.
 
Boys' Tennis finished in 10th place, beating Austin St. Stephen’s in the Consolation semi-finals, 4-1.
           
Girls’ Track & Field finished 10th overall and saw great finishes by:
Harper Dunne (grade 9) in the Long Jump (5th), Triple Jump (7th), 200m (8th),
Eme Nwoko (grade 10) in the Long Jump (7th), Lucy Blake in the 3200 m (8th), the 4x100m Relay team of Piper Duncan and Harper Dunne (grade 9), Eme Nwoko (grade 10),
Alana Jerry (grade 10), and the 4x400m relay team consisting of Kathryn Carlock (grade 12), Harper Dunne (grade 9), Eme Nwoko (grade 10), and Berkeley Allen (grade 12).     
 
Baseball competed to the end but finished 12th overall losing to Austin St. Andrew’s 1-3 in the opening round and to Cistercian 0-1 in the Consolation semi-finals.
 
Boys’ Track & Field finished 15th overall. They were headlined by a 7th place finish for the 4 x 800m relay team of Avery Davenport (grade 12), Hayden Ulman (grade 9), Juan Dorado (grade 10), and Sean Solomon (grade 10).
Posted Tuesday, May 2, 2017 
Our first-grade students were treated to an amazing field trip to see The Little Mermaid at Casa Mañana on May 2nd!  With behind-the-scenes visits with the characters, we were all in awe of the production! Thank you, Casa Mañana!
Posted Monday, May 1, 2017 
You're invited to the opening reception for the new student exhibit in the Gallery at TVS on May 10 from 6:00-7:30pm.  This exhibition will include artwork from our seniors who did not participate in senior portfolios class, but were enrolled in an art class for the full school year.  This exhibit will also showcase our advanced students in Photography, Ceramics, and Advanced Art.

Below is a list of students that will have work in the exhibit:
 
Shelby Parks
Parker Allen
Whitney Pavell
Maggie Williams
Samantha Wright
Miguel Vasquez
Alejandro Hernandez
 
Evan Browne
Mae Herrera
Ethan Lisenby
Brock Rodriquez
Emma Spake
Cassandra Sulzer
Tyler Wright
 
Max Henshaw 
Abigail McGowen
Maddie Pritchett
Abby Sahs
Jordan Sorokolit
Sydney Srnka
James Stupfel
Dylan York
 
Harrison Ellis
Kate Hanley
Emma Hernandez
Rachel Baker
Emma Dalley
Dacy Distler
Brenna Flynn
Ross Huck
Erin Johnson

We look forward to seeing you!
Posted Monday, May 1, 2017 
Posted Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 
TVS was well represented at the Private Schools Interscholastic Association State Meet held at TCU, April 29th:
 
Storytelling Grade 2 – Aditi Srikanth – Place 6
Mathematics Grade 3 – Sameer Bhatti – Place 5
Number Sense Grade 4 – Tejas Sukesh – Place 3
Mathematics Grade 4 – Nathan Charette – Place 6
Ready Writing Grade 8 – Will Lourcey – Place 1
 
A very nice showing by TVS kids!  We entered 11 in State competition – those who had advanced from the District Meet - and 5 placed in the top 6!

Congratulations to the above students, as well as to those who qualified for and participated at the State level:
Nicholas Charette
Max McGuirk
Jimmy Rosell
Neal Shrestha
Thrisha Sukesh
Posted Friday, Apr 28, 2017 
TVS Dance announced 8 finalists and our first Dancer of the Year last night. The following were selected by application, meeting a list of criteria to qualify for this honor. Please join TVS Dance in congratulating the following students:
Dancer of the Year Finalists:
Amanda Fitzgerald - 6th grade 
Alyssa Clark - 6th grade
Caroline Sloter - 8th grade
Isabel Gonzalez - 3rd grade
Kira Alarcon - 7th grade
Maya Alarcon - 10th grade
Calista Gonzalez - 7th grade
Mallory Hill - 6th grade
2017 TVS Dancer of the Year (DOTY):
Claire Dacy - 8th grade
TVS Dance will sponsor our DOTY and the 8 finalists to the Tremaine Dance Convention this summer where they will participate in 3 days of master classes led by the industry's top dancers and choreographers from Los Angeles and New York City.
Katie McCallum ('13) presented the awards.
Posted Friday, Apr 28, 2017 
Guests from Trier, Germany: 13 TVS Families hosted 12 students and 2 teachers from our Sister City from March 29-April 8. We were so fortunate to have made some incredible friendships in a short amount of time. (See Photo 1) 
Guests from Mackay, Australia: 3 students arrived April 24 from our new partner school Whitsunday Anglican School. The students who are hosting them will stay with their families in July, making this our first family-to-family and school-to-school exchange! They will be here until May 14 and will join the 9th graders on their TOE trip in Galveston. (See Photo 2)
Dr. Roemer traveled to Gothenburg, Sweden...to spend a day at a school and represent TVS at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Conference. While there, he also discussed placements for International Assistant Teachers for 2017-18. (See Photo 3)
It's not too late to sign up for the Jr. International Leadership Academy (for current 6-8 grades)--July 10-14 in Fort Worth. CLICK HERE for details (scroll down to the Jr. ILA). Gain cultural understanding from people from Mexico, Germany, Italy, and Swaziland!
Posted Friday, Apr 28, 2017 

CONGRATULATIONS
...to Chris Berzina (grade 10) and Austin Tran (grade 12) for their All-SPC, top-10 overall finish in the SPC Boys’ Golf Championships. Chris finished 4th overall with a score of 145 (74-71) and Austin eagled #18 on day two to tie for 9th place with a score of 153 (79-74).

Coach Jeff Dover and his Trojans beat the Colin County Prospects 9-0 on Tuesday night. This victory was Coach Dover’s 100th win as skipper of the Trojans.

Patrick Speak (pictured below) was awarded the txhighschoolbaseball.com Private School Pitcher of the week on 4/26 for his no-hitter against THESA Thursday, 4/20. In that game he accounted for 12 strike-outs and no walks.

Posted Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 
Thursday, April 27th
Varsity Baseball vs. St. Andrew’s (Austin) @ St. Mark’s @ 4:00 PM
Varsity Softball vs. Hockaday @ Hockaday @ 4:30 PM
Varsity Boys’ Tennis vs. Kinkaid @ Greenhill @ 7:30 PM
Friday, April 28th
Varsity Girls’ Tennis  vs. winner of Kinkaid or Greenhill @ Greenhill 11:30 AM     
Varsity Baseball @ SPC Championships, Dallas – TBD 
Varsity Softball @ SPC Championships, Dallas – TBD
Varsity Boys’ & Girls' Tennis @ SPC Championships, Dallas – TBD
Varsity Track & Field @ SPC Championships, Dallas – 9:00 AM @ St. Mark’s School of Texas
Saturday, April 29th
Varsity Baseball @ SPC Championships, Dallas – TBD 
Varsity Softball @ SPC Championships, Dallas – TBD
Varsity Boys’ & Girls' Tennis @ SPC Championships, Dallas – TBD
Varsity Track & Field @ SPC Championships, Dallas – 9:00 AM @ St. Mark’s School of Texas
                           
For up-to-date SPC Schedules, Rankings, and Bracket or Meet information, go to www.spcsports.org
Posted Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 

Patrick Speak was named Private School Diamond Pro Player of the Week after his no hitter last week against THESA!

http://txhighschoolbaseball.com/featured_news/private-school-diamond-pro-pitcher-of-the-week-april-26/

Posted Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 
We are celebrating the last official day of school for our seniors! Today we have the Upper School Final Awards assembly, cap and gown pickup, and lots of hugs to be shared. We are so proud of you, Class of 2017! Per Aspera Ad Astra.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 
Lisa Fay Coutley visited TVS Upper School and gave a poetry reading, met with students, and taught a Creative Writing class.

Lisa Fay Coutley’s debut collection, Errata, was chosen by Adrienne Su as a winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition, and was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2015. She is also the author of two chapbooks: In the Carnival of Breathing (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), winner of the Black River Chapbook Competition, and Back-Talk (Articles Press, 2010), winner of the Rooms Chapbook Contest. Her poetry has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, scholarships to the Sewanee and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences, and an Academy of American Poets Levis Prize. Her writing has been anthologized and published widely in publications such as Kenyon ReviewPrairie SchoonerGulf CoastPoets & WritersBest New PoetsBest of the Net, and on Verse Daily. She earned her MA/MFA at Northern Michigan University, where she was poetry editor for Passages North, and her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah, where she was poetry editor for Quarterly West. She is an Assistant Professor of Poetry in the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 
Guests from Trier, Germany: 13 TVS Families hosted 12 students and 2 teachers from our Sister City from March 29-April 8. We were so fortunate to have made some incredible friendships in a short amount of time. (See Photo 1) 
Guests from Mackay, Australia: 3 students arrived April 24 from our new partner school Whitsunday Anglican School. The students who are hosting them will stay with their families in July, making this our first family-to-family and school-to-school exchange! They will be here until May 14 and will join the 9th graders on their TOE trip in Galveston. (See Photo 2)
Dr. Roemer traveled to Gothenburg, Sweden...to spend a day at a school and represent TVS at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Conference. While there, he also discussed placements for International Assistant Teachers for 2017-18. (See Photo 3)
It's not too late to sign up for the Jr. International Leadership Academy (for current 6-8 grades)--July 10-14 in Fort Worth. CLICK HERE for details (scroll down to the Jr. ILA). Gain cultural understanding from people from Mexico, Germany, Italy, and Swaziland!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 
Check out these Trojans at the Race for the Cure. Trinity Valley had a team that consisted of 36 members!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 
Ticket prices are $5 for pre-paid tickets and $10 at the door.
 
Ticket sales: 
Tuesday - Thursday, May 2-4: 7:45 - 8:15am in MS Circle and 3-4:30 pm in SST
Friday, May 5: 3-4:30pm and 6-7 pm in SST
Saturday, May 6: 1-2pm and 6-7 pm in SST
Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 

You don't want to miss the incredible Advanced Art Exhibition at Artspace 111! The pieces will be on display until May 5th, and the reception is this Sunday from 3-5 PM.

Great work, participating students:

Rachel Baker
Emma Dalley
Dacy Distler
Charlotte Dozier
Brenna Flynn
Ross Huck
Erin Johnson
Melika Monfared
Anna Morris
Jae Rhee
Lulu Rodgers
Sammy Russell
Laura St. John 

Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 
Thursday 4/20/2017                  
MS Softball - A                   Calvary Christian Academy                          Win 4-2
Varsity Softball                   Nazarene Christian Academy                       Win 14-0
Varsity Baseball                 THESA Home School                                    Win 3-1
Saturday 4/22/2017                   
7th Girls’ Track                    TCPS Championship Meet                            1st Place
8th Boys’ Track                   TCPS Championship Meet                            3rd Place
8th Girls’ Track                    TCPS Championship Meet                            3rd Place
Monday 4/24/2017                
Varsity Lacrosse                 Paschal                                                         Win 11-5
Tuesday 4/25/2017                  
Varsity Boys’ Golf                SPC Championships                                      6th Place
Varsity Baseball                   Collin County Prospects                                Win 9-0
Posted Monday, Apr 24, 2017 
Don't miss this chance to enter Trinity Valley School in the running for this prestigious award! Fort Worthy - Best Private School
Posted Monday, Apr 24, 2017 
This weekend, Ronak Gandhi, Hae Seong Lee, and Brian Liao represented TVS at the NSDA National Qualifier in Plano and Grapevine. In an astonishing show of perseverance and statesmanship, Ronak Gandhi overcame a Congress chamber stacked to the brim with students from Plano ISD in order to take third place in his second chamber! While this is not a strong enough position for Ronak to qualify to the National Championship, it is nevertheless an outstanding achievement. Meanwhile, in Policy Debate, Brian and Hae Seong went undefeated at this weekend’s tournament and took home a pair of qualifications to the National Championship in Birmingham, Alabama this summer!
 
Please offer your congratulations to these students as well as your best wishes of good luck to Flavia Lima and Lara Turan, who will be traveling to the University of Kentucky to compete in the prestigious Tournament of Champions!
Posted Monday, Apr 24, 2017 
Congratulations to Upper School Literature and Creative Writing instructor Danielle Sellers for having a new poem published by Deep South MagazineCLICK HERE to read this beautiful piece.
Posted Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 

Congratulations to our wonderful OAKE Honor Choir students! They attended OAKE in Philadelphia, March 22--25.

4th Grade:
Grace Gibson, Kate Demchuk, Jessica Lucas, Kelton Finley, Ava Casto, Mallory Turner

5th Grade:
Juliet Koechel, Eleanor Walker, Abigail Everett, Gabriella Kremer, Berkely Moore, and Ben Gerstle

6th Grade:
Sarah Willmann, Megha Duvvuri, Saidelle Norgaard, Ren Finley, Ava Dias, Bobby Rogers, and Eli Looney

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