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Posted Friday, Mar 24, 2017 
Don’t forget to sign up for the all-school reunion!  It is next Friday evening at 6:30.  Click here to register.
 
Contact Kathryn Davis with any questions: davisks@trinityvalleyschool.org.  We can’t wait to see you on March 31!
Posted Friday, Mar 24, 2017 

Friday, March 24th
Varsity Boys’ & Girls' Tennis @ Casady (OKC) @ 4:30 PM*
Varsity Baseball @ Casday (OKC) @ 5:00 PM*
Varsity Softball @ Casady (OKC) 5:00 PM*
Saturday, March 25th
Varsity Boys’ & Girls’ Track & Field @ St. Mark’s Bradley V. Urschel Invitational @ 9:00 AM
Varsity Lacrosse vs. Prosper @ 10:00 AM
Monday, March 27th
Varsity Boys’ & Girls’ Golf @ FWCD Invitational (Squaw Creek) @ 9:00 AM
Tuesday, March 28th
Varsity Softball @ Oakridge @ 4:30 PM*
Varsity Boys’ & Girls' Tennis @ Oakridge @ 4:30 PM*
Wednesday, March 29th
Varsity Lacrosse @ FW Saints' @ 7:00 PM
Friday, March 31st
Varsity Boys’ & Girls’ Tennis @ ESD @ 4:30 PM*
Varsity Baseball @ ESD @ 5:00 PM*
Varsity Softball @ 5:00 PM*
Saturday, April 1st
Varsity Lacrosse vs. Hebron @ 11:00 AM
 

*Denotes SPC North Zone Regular Season Game

Posted Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 

March is National Women's History Month!

International Guests: Germany

Mar 29 - April 8: 12 Upper School students and 2 teachers from Trier (a Fort Worth Sister City) will be attending some classes and staying with TVS host families. 

International Fair: March 30, 6-8 PM in North Gym

This is a free event for the whole school community to celebrate the diversity of TVS! Join us for the food and entertainment!

Major Religious Holidays

For more details on these holidays, visit https://tvsglobal.wordpress.com/holidaysmonths/

Mar 1 - April 16: Lent (Christian) Six-week period of "penance and prayer;" many Catholics and other Christians abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent 

27: Great Lent (Orthodox Christian) 

28: Hindu New Year

Posted Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 

Please join Ian Craig for a Parent Update to hear about our new athletic master plan and enhancements to our theater.

Monday, April 10 at 6pm (TVS Reserved Dining Room)

Questions? Contact Clare Pritchett at 817-321-0113 or pritchettc@trinityvalleyschool.org

Posted Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 
Since our last update, TVS debaters have participated at two tournaments. For the first time ever, the TVS Debate Varsity Policy and Public Forum teams traveled to Boston, MA for the annual Harvard Debate Tournament. In addition to seeing a lot of beautiful scenery, touring some amazing college campuses, and dumping (a very small amount of) tea into Boston Harbor, Seniors Hae Seong Lee, Brian Liao and Lara Turan and Junior Flavia Lima brought home winning records from a highly competitive tournament! Special thanks go out to Amanda Collins, who travelled with the team as a chaperone. 
 
TVS Debaters also sacrificed the first few days of their Spring Break on an arduous journey to the distant land of Plano, TX for the Texas Forensic Association's State Tournament. This year, seven debaters in total qualified to attend the event, the most TVS has ever sent. At the tournament, Hae Seong and Brian advanced to Double Octafinals as the sixth-seed team in Policy Debate with a 5-1 record. Junior Joey Cascino, in his first-ever State Tournament, also advanced all the way to finals in Senate Congressional Debate!  
 
Next up for the TVS Debate Team is the NSDA National Qualifier tournament in Dallas on April 20th. Students will compete there against teams from across the incredibly competitive Lone Star NSDA District for a spot at the National Speech and Debate Association Tournament this summer in Birmingham, AL. Then, the last week of April, our Varsity Public Forum Team (Lima and Turan) will travel to the University of Kentucky for the Tournament of Champions!
 
It's been an exciting year for Trojan Debate, and it looks like we’re up for a big finish!
 
Thanks to you all for your support!
Posted Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 

Thursday 3/9/2017                    
Varsity Softball                            Southwest Christian School                    Win 9-4
MS Baseball - B                          St. Mark's School of Texas                      Win 8-2
Varsity Girls' Tennis                     Nolan Catholic High School                    Win 4-1
Varsity Boys' Tennis                    Nolan Catholic High School                    Win 5-0
Varsity Lacrosse                          FW Panthers                                           Win 16-4
JV Boys' Baseball                       THESA Home School                              Win 3-1

Saturday 3/11/2017                   
Varsity Baseball                          Lake Worth                                              Win 8-2
Varsity Baseball                          St. Dominic                                              Win 7-2
Varsity Baseball                          St. Andrew's Episcopal School                Win 8-4

Monday 3/20/2017                
Varsity Girls' Tennis                    Trinity Christian Willow Park                    Win 4-0
Varsity Boys' Tennis                   Trinity Christian Willow Park                   Win 4-1

Tuesday 3/21/2017                  
Varsity Baseball                         Southwest Christian School                      Win 6-2

Wed 3/22/2017       
MS Baseball - B                         Cistercian Preparatory School                   Win 5-4

Posted Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 
Congratulations to Ashley Riemitis ’16 on being named to the 2017 KCAC Women’s Golf Preseason Team!
Posted Monday, Mar 13, 2017 

Author Cynthia Lord visits TVS after Spring Break!

Middle School: Tuesday, March 21

Lower School: Wednesday, March 22

Students will learn behind-the-scene details and inspirations for her humorous and heartwarming books!

Check with any librarian for details about Mrs. Lord's visit, or about purchasing an autographed book. More information available online: 

Lower School Library webpage

Middle School/Upper School Library webpage

Cynthia Lord's website: www.cynthialord.com

Posted Friday, Mar 10, 2017 

Online registration for Xplore Summer Programs is open.
We’re gearing up for 11 weeks of camps and classes for ages 4 and older!

www.trinityvalleyschool.org/summer

Posted Friday, Mar 10, 2017 

Five Upper School students, Mrs. Collins (US Science), and Dr. Roemer (Dir. Global Initiatives) are headed to the Kingdom of Swaziland to experience the culture and make friends in our Sister City. 

Follow their journey at http://wp.me/P1Tghw-Bs

Posted Friday, Mar 10, 2017 

About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). The nationwide pool of Semifinalists represented less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
 
The following students have completed the detailed scholarship application, in which they provided information about their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received, and have recently been named National Merit Finalists. Please join us in offering our congratulations.
 

National Merit Finalists
Lara Turan
Fintan Browne
William Dou
Timothy Im
Brian Liao
William Pickell

Posted Friday, Mar 10, 2017 

TVS Librarian Maggie Knapp was invited to be one of 9 members on Library Journal's Best Reference 2016 panel. Library Journal has been one of the primary information sources on book purchasing for public, academic and institutional libraries for over 100 years. They also cover titles of interest to middle school and high school libraries, such as (from the Best Reference List) The Bee BookThe Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs, and Celebrating Life Customs Around the World, among others. From the article Introduction, in the March 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal

THIS YEAR’S LIST, compiled by a group of LJ’s top reference reviewers and editors, spans a wide range of subject areas, from a dictionary of Shakespearean vocabulary and a journey through classic sf films to an encyclopedia of cheese and a collection of the year’s best infographics.   http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2017/03/best-of/best-reference-titles-of-2016/

Congratulations, Ms. Knapp!

Posted Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 

Thursday, March 9th
Varsity Track & Field @ The Oakridge Invitational @ 3:30 PM
Varsity Softball @ Southwest Christian @ 4:30 PM
Varsity Boys' & Girls' Tennis vs. Nolan Catholic @ 5:00 PM
Varsity Lacrosse @ the FW Panthers @ 5:30 (Wilkerson Greines Athletic Fields)

Friday, March 10th
Varsity Baseball (Day 2 of the Midlothian Heritage Tourney) vs. Krum HS @ 1:00 PM and vs. Godley HS @ 5:00 PM         

Saturday, March 11th
Varsity Baseball (Day 3 of the Midlothian Heritage Tourney) TBD               

Saturday, March 18th
Varsity Baseball vs. @ St. Andrew’s (Austin) vs. St. Dominic Savio @ 12:30 PM
Varsity Baseball @ St. Andrew’s (Austin) @ 3:00 PM

Posted Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 

This workshop boasts learning on your feet; be it galloping, dancing, sword fighting, or just moving to the rhythms of Shakespeare’s words. Our “lively action” comes directly from Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Our guest artist instructors come from theaters and universities throughout the United States, creating connections that no other program in the Metroplex can claim! 

Our three-week intensive is for those who possess an openness to engage in Shakespeare’s texts intellectually, imaginatively, physically, vocally, and emotionally. We strive to enchant, enrich, and build community through the shared knowledge of Shakespeare and his timeless stories. 

Learn more at www.trinityvalleyschool.org/Shakespeare

Posted Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 

Trinity Valley students participated in the PSIA District Contest at Pantego Christian Academy, on Friday and Saturday, March 3rd and 4th.  Congratulations to the students who entered, and best wishes to those who will move on to compete at the PSIA State level in April!

Results in District Contest – March 3rd and 4th
Storytelling, 2nd 
Aditi Srikanth – 1st Place*
Thrisha Sukesh – 2nd Place*
 
Spelling, 2nd Grade 
Thrisha Sukesh – 1st Place*
Aditi Srikanth – 2nd Place*
Saanvi Pathikonda
 
Spelling, 3rd Grade
Saawan Duvvuri
 
Mathematics, 3rd Grade
Max McGuirk – 1st Place*
Nathan Charette – 2nd Place*
Saawan Duvvuri
 
Mathematics, 4th Grade
Jimmy Rosell – 1st Place*
Sameer Bhatti – 2nd Place*
Madeline Spence – 6th Place
 
Number Sense, 4th Grade
Tejas Sukesh – 1st Place*
Neal Shrestha – 2nd Place*
Caden George – 3rd Place
 
Spelling, 5th Grade 
Nicholas Charette – 1st Place*
Molly Worsley – 6th Place
Campbell Martin
 
Ready Writing, 5th Grade
Drew Corder
Channing Pinkos
Charlie White
 
Ready Writing, 8th Grade
Will Lourcey – 1st Place*
Reagan Fitzgerald
Rowen Kliethermes

*Will participate in the State Contest at TCU, Saturday, April 29th

Posted Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 

Two of our TVS students placed in the Kay Granger Annual Congressional Art Show last weekend. Many schools in the area submitted artwork – over 100 entries. There were five awards, and TVS students took home two of them!

Abby Sahs (10th grade) won 3rd place in drawing

Sammy Russell (12th grade) won 5th place in photography

Posted Monday, Mar 6, 2017 

March is National Women's History Month!

1. Trojans Abroad: Kingdom of Swaziland

March 8 - 19, Dr. Roemer and Mrs. Collins are leading 5 students on a cultural exchange with people in the capital Mbabane (a Fort Worth Sister City). Itinerary includes visiting the US Ambassador to Swaziland, shopping in a cultural center, spending a day at a high school, playing with children at an orphanage, a safari, and a "cultural evening" of eating, dancing, and singing led by local high school students.

2. International Guests: Germany

Mar 29 - April 8: 12 Upper School students and 2 teachers from Trier (a Fort Worth Sister City) will be attending some classes and staying with TVS host families. 

3. International Fair: March 30, 6-8 PM in North Gym

This is a free event for the whole school community to celebrate the diversity of TVS! Join us for the food and entertainment!

4. Major Religious Holidays

For more details on these holidays, visit https://tvsglobal.wordpress.com/holidaysmonths/

Mar 1 - April 16: Lent (Christian) Six-week period of "penance and prayer;" many Catholics and other Christians abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent 

2 - 20: Nineteen-day Fast (Bahá'í) 19-day period of fasting

5: Orthodox Sunday (Orthodox Christian) A celebration

13: Holi (Hindu) "Spring Festival" A celebration  

21: Naw-Rúz (Bahá'í): "New Year"

27: Great Lent (Orthodox Christian) 

28: Hindu New Year

Posted Monday, Mar 6, 2017 

Last weekend our performance company represented TVS for the first time at a dance competition. The dancers competed at Kids Artistic Review held at Will Rogers Auditorium. They entered 3 small group dances (ballet, jazz, and lyrical performances), each receiving 1st place in their age division and category!

In the Overall Awards (includes all styles of dance and 3 age divisions), their jazz dance, "False Alarm," placed 1st Overall and received a Judges' Choice Award. Their lyrical performance, "Silhouette," received 2nd Place Overall. What an amazing start to our competitive dance program!

Please congratulate these dancers on an amazing performance:

Lower School:
Isabel Gonzalez 

Middle School:
Claire Dacy
Ariana George 
Calista Gonzalez
Mallory Hill
Annabel Purifoy
Eleanor Walker
Jessica Wu

Upper School:
Adelaide Lovett
Emily Reynolds

Posted Monday, Mar 6, 2017 
Last weekend, four TVS students competed in the 3-day North/Central Texas Scholastic Chess Championships:  Ben Hayward (10th), Devan Dave (6th), Adam Bhaloo (6th), and Carson Ng (4th).  Devan Dave won individual 5th place for Middle School Junior Varsity U900 section and Carson Ng won individual 2nd place for Elementary Junior Varsity U800 section.  The team of Adam Bhaloo and Devan Dave took 5th-place team for Middle School Junior Varsity U900 section. Join us in congratulating these students!
Posted Friday, Mar 3, 2017 
The National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on Wednesday, March 1, in the Seleny Theatre. Ten seniors and forty-six juniors were inducted into membership. The Upper School Choir performed before and a reception was held for friends and families of the new members following the event. Guest speakers were Will Pickell, Olivia Schoening, Lara Turan, John Clay and Mr. Ian Craig, Head of School.
Posted Friday, Mar 3, 2017 

We are THRILLED to announce that Will Lourcey won the Regional Spelling Bee and earned a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee! In May, he will compete in Washington, D.C. During twenty-four rounds, Will spelled words such as "crescive", "erbium", and "bobidil". He battled twenty-four of North Texas' best spellers in a nail-biting competition at TCU. Congratulations to Will!

See link and video:

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/article136133703.html

http://ireader.olivesoftware.com/Olive/iReader/StarTelegramPress/SharedArticle.ashx?document=FWST%5C2017%5C03%5C03&article=Ar00204

Posted Friday, Mar 3, 2017 
On January 5th, the Middle School held our annual National Geographic Bee competition. 8th grader Kishan Kalaria emerged as the school champion for an incredible third year in a row! 
Later that month, Kishan took the online qualifying test in an attempt to compete on the state level. Today I'm proud to announce that Kishan has once again qualified to compete in the Texas State Nat Geo Bee on Friday, March 31st in Bedford, Texas. Kishan joins an elite group of over 100 other students from across the state of Texas, all vying for the Texas state title. One champion from each state and territory will advance to the National Geographic Bee Championship, which will be held May 14-18 at the National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Please join us in congratulating Kishan on this fantastic accomplishment and in wishing him good luck in the state competition!
Posted Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 
Thursday 3/2/2017                    
MS Combo Boys' Tennis     Fort Worth Country Day                 Win 5-0
MS Combo Girls' Tennis      Fort Worth Country Day                 Win 4-1
Varsity Girls' Tennis             Fort Worth Country Day                 Win 5-0
Varsity Boys' Tennis             Fort Worth Country Day                 Win 4-1
MS Baseball - A                   Fort Worth Country Day                  Win 3-1
Varsity Boys' Lacrosse         Denton JV                                       Win 8-7

Friday 3/3/2017                 
Junior Varsity Boys' Baseball   Fort Worth Country Day           Win 7-4

Monday 3/6/2017                   
MS Softball - B                   Fort Worth Academy                      Win 15-5
MS Baseball - A                 Cistercian Preparatory School       Win 5-0

Tuesday 3/7/2017                    
MS Baseball - A                 Fort Worth Country Day                  Win 14-1
MS Combo Girls' Tennis    Hockaday School                            Win 4-3
MS Softball - A                   Southwest Christian School            Win 10-5
Varsity Softball                   Pantego Christian Academy           Win 11-1
Varsity Boys' Lacrosse       Hillcrest                                           Win 6-5           
                
Posted Monday, Feb 27, 2017 

The TVS Middle School has been engaged in a search to find our next assistant head. We are pleased to announce that Julie Knudsen will serve as our next Assistant Head of Middle School. With a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and an MA in Education Administration, Julie’s experience spans public and independent school roles in lower and middle school. Prior to joining TVS, Julie worked as a teacher and later math coach at Tanglewood Elementary. In the latter role, Julie served on the school’s administrative team, offering both student and faculty support in math instruction. At TVS, Julie has taught fifth grade math and served as middle school math coordinator.

In offering feedback, one colleague wrote, “Julie embodies the warmth, professionalism, and integrity that represents the very best of Trinity Valley. She has earned the respect of the community and has earned my respect as a teacher, colleague, and leader.” Another faculty member shared that Julie “is a wonderful listener who can solve problems. She is a planner who handles flexibility with ease and grace. She works hard and never complains. She sets her students up for success, and she would do the same for the MS faculty.”

TVS congratulates Julie and welcomes her to this new role. 

Posted Monday, Feb 20, 2017 
John Carter will be our Rutledge Speaker on February 21st.  He is speaking to all three divisions. He is a native Texan, and he and his wife went to TCU. We are thrilled to welcome him! Check out the following links for examples of his work and more information about him.

The Texas Chainsaw Stopper
An American Cowboy Fights for the Amazon and Its People
Posted Friday, Feb 17, 2017 
Performances Thursday, February 23 - Saturday, February 25 in the SST at 7:30pm

Sunday, February 26 at 3 PM

Box office opens 1 hour before show
$5 pre-paid admission
$10 at door
All sales final

Ticket Sales:
Weekdays Wednesday, February 15 - Friday, February 24
2:45-4:00pm SST Foyer
Faculty, staff, and students receive one free ticket that must be picked up during ticket sale times.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of bizarre words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing "ding" that signals a mistake. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation and actor improvisation, this show is a delightful gem of comedic genius.
Posted Friday, Feb 17, 2017 
You’re invited to the 2017 DFW Child Camp Fair at Fort Worth Country Day on Sunday, February 26 from 12:00-4:00 pm.

This free event includes performances and activities for the kids while parents gain information about a variety of area summer programs, including TVS Xplore Camps.  Xplore registration launches next week…here comes summer!
Posted Friday, Feb 17, 2017 

Tuesday, February 21st

Varsity Softball vs. Hockaday @ 5:00 PM
Varsity Baseball vs. St. Mark’s @ 5:30 PM
Varsity Lacrosse vs. Keller @ 6:30 PM

Thursday, February 23rd

Varsity Baseball @ John Cooper Tournament (The Woodlands, TX) – Through Saturday

Friday, February 24th

Varsity Softball @ Temple Christian @ 4:00 PM
Varsity Track & Field (Distance) @ Greenhill Relays

Saturday, February 25th

Varsity Track & Field @ Oakridge Dual Meet
Varsity Lacrosse vs. Cumberland Academy

Posted Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 
We are pleased to announce that Amanda Fisk’s poem “The Red Land” has been chosen as winner of Thalia’s Annual John Graves Award. Honorable Mentions: Amanda Fisk’s “The Night” and Jacqueline Reynolds’ “Ute Park, New Mexico.”

Congratulations, students!
 
This year’s judge was Lisa Fay Coutley. 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 Review, Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast, Poets & Writers, Best New Poets, and Best 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 Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 
Two TVS Fine Arts teachers, Jo-Ann Mulroy and Janet Chaffee, have work in a group art exhibition at Artspace 111. "Still Life" explores the tradition of still life artwork created by contemporary artists. The exhibition will feature a selection of Artspace111 artists and Marilyn Waligore, the top prize winner of the Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibtion, selected by the Director of the Kimbell Art Museum, Eric M. Lee.

Exhibition on Display | February 16 - March 18
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