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Posted Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 

Middle School Open House (Grades 5-8) on February 17th at 12:15 pm

Invite your friends - Please have them RSVP at tvs.org/admissions!

Posted Friday, Jan 20, 2017 
Thu 1/12/2017
MS Boys' Basketball - B                   Lake Country Christian School                     Win 49-27
Freshmen Boys' Basketball            Colleyville Covenant Christian                     Win 70-29
MS Boys' Soccer - A                          Liberty Christian                                               Win 4-3
Varsity Girls' Soccer                          All Saints' Episcopal School                           Win 7-1
JV Boys' Basketball                           Colleyville Covenant Christian                     Win 43-36
Fri 1/13/2017
MS Boys' Basketball - B                   THESA Home School                                        Win 43-21
MS Boys' Basketball - A                   THESA Home School                                        Win 55-49
MS Boys' Soccer - A                          Southwest Christian School                          Win 9-0
Varsity Girls' Basketball                  All Saints' Episcopal School                           Win 64-35
Junior Varsity Boys' Soccer            Southwest Christian School                          Win 3-1
Varsity Boys' Basketball                  All Saints' Episcopal School                           Win 53-51
Tue 1/17/2017
MS Girls' Basketball - B                    Fort Worth Country Day Win                        35-14
MS Girls' Basketball - A                   Fort Worth Country Day Win                        20-16
Wed 1/18/2017
Freshmen Boys' Basketball            St. Mark's School of Texas                            Win 51-40
Varsity Girls' Basketball                  Hockaday School                                              Win 43-13
Special congratulations to TVS Wrestlers Dylan York and Zack Milan for their Silver and Bronze finishes last Friday in the Euless Trinity High School Invitational.
Posted Friday, Jan 20, 2017 
Friday, January 20th – Winter Booster Club Cookout - Hotdog Night – Free Hotdogs for all in attendance
Varsity Girls’ Soccer vs. Oakridge @ 5:00 PM*
Varsity Girls' Basketball vs. Oakridge @ 6:00 PM*
Varsity Boys’ Soccer vs. Oakridge @ 7:00 PM*
Varsity Boys’ Basketball vs. Oakridge @ 7:30 PM*        
Tuesday, January 24th – T-shirts Give-Away – Cheerleaders will throw out t-shirts at various times throughout the evening
Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs. Greenhill – 5:00 PM*
Varsity Girls’ Soccer vs. Greenhill – 5:00 PM*
Varsity Boys' Basketball vs. Greenhill – 6:30 PM*
Varsity Boys’ Soccer vs. Greenhill – 7:00 PM*
Saturday, January 28th
Varsity Swimming @ Greenhill Invitational @ 10:00 AM
Varsity Girls' Basketball @ Casady School @ 11:00 AM*
Varsity Girls’ Soccer @ Casady School @ 11:00 AM*
Varsity Boys’ Basketball @ Casady School @ 1:00 PM*
Varsity Boys’ Soccer @ Casady School @ 1`:00 PM*
Tuesday, January 31st
Varsity Girls’ Soccer vs. HSAA @ 5:00 PM (Senior Night)
Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs. PT Warriors @ 6:00 PM (Senior Night)
Varsity Boys’ Soccer vs. HSAA @ 7:00 PM (Senior Night)
Varsity Boys’ Basketball @ Cistercian @ 7:30 PM* (rescheduled from January 6th)
Thursday, February 2nd – TVS Soccer Scarf Give Away – Sponsored by the Trojan Booster Club
Varsity Girls’ Soccer vs. FWCD @ 5:00 PM*
Varsity Boys’ Soccer vs. FWCD @ 7:00 PM
Friday, February 3rd
Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs. FWCD @ 6:00 PM*
Varsity Boys’ Basketball vs. FWCD @ 7:30 PM*
Varsity Wrestling @ The Prep State Championships @ St. Mark's
Saturday, February 4th
Varsity Wrestling @ The Prep State Championships @ St. Mark's
Thursday, February 9th – Saturday, February 11th
Winter Southwest Preparatory Championships – Houston, TX
                                  
*Denotes SPC North Zone Regular Season Game
Posted Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 
The International Fair is March 30 (6-8PM)! This is an all-school (K-12 students, parents, faculty/staff) celebration of our diverse community with food, decorations, and entertainment! Please plan on attending, and if you'd like to volunteer to represent your heritage country or a country you love, contact Dr. Roemer today! roemerm@trinityvalleyschool.org

Middle and Upper School students are encouraged to attend the International Leadership Academy (grades 9-11) or Jr. International Leadership Academy (6-8) this summer! Upper School students spend 2 weeks in TCU dorms and in leadership activities with students from 8 other nations, and Middle School students get to learn about Mexico and other cultures from our Sister City friends in Toluca, Mexico.
Application Deadline for Upper Schoolers is Feb. 12
Visit fwsistercities.org --> Programs --> International Leadership Academy to learn more!

January Major Holidays:
28: Chinese New Year (Chinese Cultural)

International Guests: Please welcome them when you see them!
Mark Glargaard (Denmark) Jan 9-Feb 17 (6th Science & Global Studies)
Cathrine Clausen (Denmark) Jan 9-Feb 17 (5/6 PE, Girls' 7/8 soccer)
Malene Mølgaard (Denmark) Jan 9-Feb 17 (5/6 PE, Girls' 7/8 soccer)
Madeleine Levy (Switzerland) Jan 17-Feb 10 (US Math & Art)

Check out our Hosting Site (http://bit.ly/TVSHosts ) for FAQs and more details about hosting, or contact our Director of Global Initiatives (RoemerM@trinityvalleyschool.org).

Posted Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 

FAMILY YOGA NIGHT

January 19

6:00 – 7:00 pm

LS Great Hall

Need a little zen moment?  Tonya Cammack, afterschool Yoga Program Leader and TVS Mom, will lead LS students, parents, and siblings (ages 5 and up) in a special yoga session.  

Bring a mat and a water bottle!  No experience necessary. Come join us – there are many spaces available!

Posted Monday, Jan 16, 2017 

We are so proud of the accomplishments of several LS and MS students at the Ridglea Hills Chess Tournament this past Saturday.

3rd-grade student Max McGuirk received 2nd place in the “K-3 rated” bracket.

6th-grade student Adam Bhaloo received 3rd place in the “K-6 open” bracket.

And the tenacious threesome of Adam Bhaloo, 6th grader Devan Dave, and 4th grader Carson Ng took home 1st place for TVS in the “K-6 open” team competition.

One of our great TVS Chess fans had this to share about the team performance: "An interesting side note to our 1st-place team victory is that our team of 3 TVS kids bested the 2nd-place team which had 7 players. That means our kids had to basically win twice as many games as the 2nd-place team in order to rack up the necessary points to win the championship."

Way to go gentlemen – what a performance!

Posted Monday, Jan 16, 2017 

At the Winston Churchill Classic in San Antonio, Junior Ronak Gandhi performed in finals in Student Congress and Senior Lara Turan went to quarterfinals in Domestic Extemporaneous Speech. Freshman Diego Williams teamed for his first debate tournament ever with Preston Robertson in Championship Policy to promising results. We hope to see more from him in the future.

The biggest news from this weekend is twofold, however. First, Senior Brian Liao’s partner was unable to join him for his partners-only event, Championship Policy debate. Never one to back down from a challenge, Brian went solo against a handful of two-person teams to receive both a perfect record and a Second Place speaker award for his performance.

Second, Junior Flavia Lima and Senior Lara Turan took Second Place in Public Forum debate and secured a bid for the most prestigious debate tournament in America, the Tournament of Champions! This is the FIRST PF TOC BID in TVS history and is the culmination of years of preparation and dedication. Please send your congratulations to them both. In addition, Flavia and Lara received Ninth and Second Place speaker awards in Public Forum, respectively, for the grace and clarity of their speeches.

Thanks for all your support and encouragement, and, please, pass your congratulations on to all these students!

Posted Monday, Jan 16, 2017 

The following students have qualified for positions in the OAKE Honor Choirs.
To qualify, each student made an audition recording that is quite exacting…and nerve-racking.
Congratulations to all!


OAKE Honor Choir…Childrens’ Choir
4th Grade
Grace Gibson
Mallory Turner
Kelton Finley
Ava Casto
Jessica Lucas
Kate Demchuk

5th Grade
Eleanor Walker
Juliet Koechel
Berkeley Moore
Ben Gerstle
Abby Everett
Gaby Kremer


OAKE Honor Choir…Youth Choir
6th Grade
Megha Duvvuri
Ava Dias
Eli Looney
Saidelle Norgaard
Ren Finley
Bobby Rogers
Sarah Willmann
Luke Snow

8th Grade
Sarah Ebrahim
Sophie Fine
Caroline Sloter

Upper School…Women’s Choir
Abby Gerstle
Taylor Henry
Morgan Nealy
Caroline Phelps
Mollie Sloter

Upper School…Chamber Ensemble
Chris Clark
Sarah Clark
Andrew Ekins

TMEA (TX Mus. Educators) All-State Orchestra…San Antonio in Feb.
Tim Im, Violin…4th year in a row!

TPSMEA (Private School) All-State Orchestra: Dallas in Jan.
Preston Robertson, Violin

TPSMEA All-State Choir: Dallas in Jan.
Chris Clark
Sarah Clark
Abby Gerstle
Ina Lee

TPSMEA Region Choir: Abilene in Jan.
Taylor Matthews, alto

TPSMEA Region Treble Choir: Abilene in Jan.
Lulu Wu, alto
Serena Gandhi, alto

Posted Friday, Jan 13, 2017 
Sophomore parents are invited to join the TVS College Counselors to learn more about the next steps in the college search process. This event is on Tuesday, January 24th from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Upper School Trojan Hall.
Posted Friday, Jan 6, 2017 
You are cordially invited to the opening reception for our Upper School advanced art students.  These students will be exhibiting work that they have made during the fall semester 2016.  This art show celebrates their creative processes through various media.  These students will be exhibiting their work in the Upper School Gallery Wednesday, January 25 from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
Posted Friday, Jan 6, 2017 
1. January Major Holidays:
Dec. 24 Sundown – Jan. 1: Hanukkah (Jewish)
6: Epiphany and Dia de los Reyes (Christian)
7: Christmas / Feast of the Epiphany (Orthodox Christian)
15: World Religion Day (Bahá’í)
28: Chinese New Year (Chinese Cultural)

2. International Guests: Please welcome them when you see them!
Mark Glargaard (Denmark) Jan. 9-Feb 17 (6th Science & Global Studies)
Cathrine Clausen (Denmark) Jan 9-Feb 17 (5/6 PE, Girls 7/8 soccer)
Malene Mølgaard (Denmark) Jan 9-Feb 17 (5/6 PE, Girls 7/8 soccer)
Madeleine Levy (Switzerland) Jan 17-Feb 10 (US Math & Art)

3. Virtual Learning Exchanges already planned:
4th--Video exchange with Chiba Language School in Pingtung, Taiwan
6th--Global Studies video exchanges with Ojima Elementary in Nagaoka, Japan
8th--Humanities online discussion about immigration with St. George's School for Girls in Edinburgh, Scotland.

SAVE THE DATE -- VOLUNTEER! Join us March 30 (6-8 PM) for the TVS International Fair. If you'd like to represent a country of your heritage or another country you love, contact Dr. Roemer (roemerm@trinityvalleyschool.org). The event is FREE for all ages.

Be a part of it, or just come for the food and entertainment and help us celebrate the diversity of our community.
 
Check out our Hosting Site (http://bit.ly/TVSHosts ) for FAQs and more details about hosting, or contact our Director of Global Initiatives (RoemerM@trinityvalleyschool.org).
Posted Friday, Jan 6, 2017 

GALLERY NIGHT 2017

Saturday, February 4
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Trinity Valley School Dining Hall & SST Foyer $25 per person (adults only)

Auction, art, entertainment, appetizers, beer & wine

Gather together for an evening of fun to celebrate our parents and the TVS Parents’ Club’s contributions to our school. Parents will also have the opportunity to bid on Lower School class art, and teacher, TOE, and athletic experiences.

Get your tickets at www.trinityvalleyschool.org/gallerynight

Posted Friday, Jan 6, 2017 

K-12 Open House on January 20th at 12:15 p.m.

Invite your friends - Please have them RSVP at tvs.org/admissions!

Posted Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 
Thursday, January 5th
Varsity Boys’ Soccer @ Cistercian @ 4:30 PM*
Friday, January 6th
Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs. HSAA @ 6:00 PM
Varsity Boys’ Basketball @ Cistercian @ 7:30 PM*
Saturday, January 7th
Varsity Swimming @ Western Hills Invitational
Tuesday, January 10th
Varsity Girls’ Soccer vs. Episcopal School of Dallas 5:00 PM*
Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs. Episcopal School of Dallas 6:00 PM*
Varsity Boys’ Soccer vs. Episcopal School of Dallas 7:00 PM*
Varsity Boys’ Basketball vs. Episcopal School of Dallas 7:30 PM* 
Friday, January 13th
Varsity Boys’ Soccer @ All Saints’ @ 5:00 PM*
Varsity Girls’ Basketball @ All Saints’ @ 6:00 PM*
Varsity Girls’ Soccer @ All Saints’ @ 7:00 PM
Varsity Boys’ Basketball @ All Saints @ 7:30 PM*
Saturday, January 14th
Varsity Swimming @ Casady Invitational
 
*Denotes SPC North Zone Regular Season Game
Posted Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 
Friday, December 16th
JV Boys' Basketball              Lake Country Christian School            Win 77-32
Varsity Girls' Basketball        Lake Country Christian School              Win 67-59
Varsity Boys' Basketball       Lake Country Christian School             Win 50-34
Wednesday, December 28th
Varsity Girls' Basketball        Gulf Coast Classic @ Barbers Hill        Win 47-38
Varsity Boys' Basketball        NCTC Tournament vs. Callisburg         Win 63-37
Thursday, December 29th
Varsity Girls' Basketball        Gulf Coast Classic @ Barbers Hill         Win 38-37
Varsity Girls' Basketball        Gulf Coast Classic @ Barbers Hill         Win 54-38
Varsity Boys' Basketball        NCTC Tournament vs. Valley View       Win 62-19
Varsity Boys' Basketball        NCTC Tournament vs. Lindsay             Win 49-33
Posted Friday, Dec 16, 2016 

Dear TVS Community,

As you are likely aware, we have been engaging in a search process for our next Upper School head.  After sorting through materials, meeting candidates, and finally, bringing finalists to campus, I am pleased to announce that Manish Bhatt will be the next Upper School head at Trinity Valley School.

Manish holds a B.A. in International Affairs, Spanish Language and Literature (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude) from George Washington University; a Juris Doctor (magna cum laude) from St. Thomas University Law School; and an LL.M. Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.  Manish began as a tax attorney at Deloitte Tax and later served his country as a Judge Advocate for the Coast Guard where he was a legal advisor during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  He was a dorm parent and tennis instructor at Tabor Academy. 

Manish has very capably served TVS as a Middle School Spanish teacher and advisor, and an Upper School economics teacher and advisor in addition to coaching tennis, both in the Upper School and in our after-school and summer programs.  When solicited for feedback, one of our parents wrote, “Sincerity is the first word that comes to mind.  When my husband and I first met him at a parent-teacher conference last fall, we knew he was destined for a leadership role – and we truly hoped it would be at TVS.  He’ll still follow up with our son, even though he hasn’t been his advisor for a year.  Bhatt will go far because of his diverse background in private schools plus real-world experience, in the military no less, plus his law degree.  I love his kindness, and his sincere concern and involvement with the students.  He also seems thoughtful in that he’s open to discussing different approaches, and won’t unilaterally issue decisions.”

We had extensive participation in the process, not only in the opportunities to meet candidates, but in the number of parents and employees who filled out the candidate surveys.  This was truly appreciated by the entire committee, and one sign of a healthy and engaged community.  The feedback certainly made our job easier.

One would be hard-pressed to find a stronger leadership combination in an Upper School than John O’Reilly, who will be stepping back into the assistant head role, and Manish.  We, and particularly our students, are very fortunate.

Please join me in congratulating Manish in his new role as head of Upper School.

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday,
Ian Craig
Head of School
Trinity Valley School 

Posted Friday, Dec 16, 2016 

Happy Holidays from TVS!

Posted Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 

Dear TVS Community,

As you are likely aware, we have been engaging in a search process for our next Middle School head.  After sorting through materials, meeting candidates, and finally, bringing finalists to campus, I am pleased to announce that Jeff Snyder will be the next Middle School head at Trinity Valley School.

With a BA in English and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Jeff began his career as an Upper School English teacher.  He then moved on to serve as a Language Arts Instructional Specialist for the Arlington Independent School district for eight years.  He has capably served the TVS Middle School for the past six years, most recently as the assistant head of Middle School.

In the time that he has been here, he has developed the assembly program, been an integral part of the TOE program, and taught Skills for Tomorrow.  In offering feedback, one parent wrote, “What a truly gifted and driven individual who has his heart and soul in the position he holds in such high regard. He is respectable, smart, candid, emotionally intelligent, and highly motivated to do his job correctly and with compassion and conviction. He listens, communicates effectively, and is willing to collaborate across divisions of the school. He's focused and truly knows the needs of the Middle School students he serves. He is authentic and approachable. He embodies the purest qualities of a terrific leader.”  One reference wrote, “He provides a gentleness to the Middle School tone, including his approach to teaching and learning through interdisciplinary and inclusive conversations.”  I could not agree more.

We had tremendous participation in the process, not only in the opportunities to meet candidates, but in having parents and employees filling out the candidate surveys.  This was truly appreciated by the entire committee, and one sign of a healthy and engaged community.  The feedback certainly made our job easier.

I know you will join me in congratulating Jeff, and welcoming him into a new role.

Sincerely,

Ian Craig
Head of School
Trinity Valley School
Posted Monday, Dec 12, 2016 

The TVS Upper School Science Speaker Series is welcoming some TVS alums tomorrow (Tuesday, December 12) during am flex in Trojan Hall. 
They will be discussing their college and medical school experiences.

Confirmed guests (all from TVS Class of '12) include:

Meera Namireddy (Rice undergrad, Baylor Medical School)
Ryan Jacobs (Washington University St. Louis undergrad, Baylor Medical School)
Rowland Pettit (Duke undergrad - played Lacrosse for Duke, Baylor Medical School)

Posted Monday, Dec 12, 2016 
The Trojan Swim Team is off to a great start this season. We have competed successfully at two meets over the last two weeks. Our next meet is Saturday, December 17th at the Prestonwood Christian Academy Christmas Classic at The Colony Aquatic Park.
Photos: https://paigebacon.smugmug.com/Trinity-Valley-Swim/20162017-Season/n-kgfqLn

On December 1st, the Trojans traveled to St. Mark’s School in Dallas for a big meet with St Mark’s, Hockaday, Cistercian, Oakridge, Fort Worth Country Day, Trinity Christian

Highlights:
Mixed 50 Backstroke : Avery Buchanan – placed 13th in a mixed field of boys and girls. She won her heat with a 31.06!
Mixed 100 Breaststroke : Deniz Atay 1st 1:03.93
Mixed 100 Free : Deniz Atay 1st 53.44
Mixed 50 Free : Andrew Ekins 9th 27.01

On December 7th, our swimmers traveled to Addison for a meet against Greenhill and ESD at Greenhill. We received the second most points of the meet in boys and girls with just 3 swimmers.
50 freestyle
Andrew Ekins 2nd place 25.71
John Bacon 3rd place 26.90

100 Freestyle
Andrew Ekins 2nd place 59.93
John Bacon 5th place 1:03.33

100 Backstroke
John Bacon 4th place 1:20.09

100 Breaststroke
Andrew Ekins 3rd place 1:27.61

Avery Buchanan
50 Freestyle 1st place 27.69
100 Butterfly 1st place 1:11.06
100 Freestyle 1st place 1:03.
Posted Monday, Dec 12, 2016 

"Screenagers" is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. screenagersmovie.com

Posted Monday, Dec 12, 2016 
We chose "The Power of AND" as our theme to celebrate all of our students' wonderful accomplishments! 

Your support will allow Trinity Valley School to continue to be the "AND" school in Fort Worth, making a huge difference in the lives of your children, our faculty/staff, and our incredible community!

Thank you to all who have supported all the "ANDs" our students have to offer!

Haven't donated this year? Please consider a gift of any size.

Melissa '93 and Ben Hoskins '93
Campaign Chairs

Fill out the pledge card that was mailed to your home, or give online today!

Yard signs can be picked up in Central Admin.

Check out this video about "The Power of AND" in our community!
Posted Monday, Dec 12, 2016 
Community Service Club is collecting Albertson’s saver stamps to exchange for Cuisinart pots and pans to donate to charity. Two years ago, they donated more than $475 in brand-new pots and pans to the Women and Children’s Center at Presbyterian Night Shelter (see photo). Last year, they donated $800 worth to The WARM Place. They will collect saver stamps through December 15th. If you shop at Albertson's, please make sure to get the super-saver stamps. You can put them in the mason jars on the administrative assistants' desks in the LS, MS, and US offices.
Posted Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 
Check out this photo of our first TVS wrestler in a meet in school history! Although Zach lost his first match (to the eventual winner of the entire meet), he won his second! Congratulations on a job well done and what a way to represent TVS!
Posted Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 

Find even more awesome photos on our Facebook page!

Posted Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 
Posted Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 
Thursday, December 8th
Varsity Boys’ Soccer vs. St. Mark’s @ 5:00 PM
Friday, December 9th
Varsity Girls’ Soccer vs. Pantego @ 5:00 PM
Varsity Boys’ Basketball vs. Southwest Christian @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 10th
Varsity Girls’ Soccer vs. Casday @ 9:00 AM
Friday, December 16th
Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs. Lake Country Christian School @ 4:30 PM
Varsity Boys’ Basketball vs. Lake Country Christian School @ 6:00 PM
Posted Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 
*IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL JUNIOR AND SENIOR STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS FROM PATTY WRIGHT, ADVISOR, NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY*

Current members in good standing may now renew their membership by paying dues for this school year. Members have until the deadline of Friday, January 13, to bring $20 dues and their current (mobile) contact information to Mrs. Wright, Advisor.

Current members may also sign up with Mrs. Wright if they are interested in applying for one of the 400 scholarships NHS is awarding to its members this year. The deadline for signing up is Friday, December 16, and interested students must do so in person.

Current Juniors and Seniors who are interested in being considered for selection to the National Honor Society are encouraged to get an information packet from Mrs. Hiler or Mrs. Wright beginning Monday, January 9, 2017. Information packets must be completed and returned no later than 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

At a minimum, students must have recorded 60 hours of community service and have a 3.50 cumulative grade average at the time of selection which must be maintained during the course of membership.

Membership selection is based upon the founding principles of NHS: scholarship, leadership, service and character. Selection to membership is a privilege, not an entitlement, and will be determined by a faculty committee. Information regarding the selection process and requirements can be found on the TVS website (under Upper School) and is included in the packets.
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