Poetry & Prose Finals – Wednesday, March 29th at 8:30 AM

This week, students presented their Poetry & Prose selection within their classrooms, with some students advancing to Round 2, which occurs next week. Round 2 winners advance to the final round, on Wednesday, March 29th when they will recite their selection in front of the student body and a panel of non-Trinity judges.

I have had conversations with students throughout the week, encouraging them to remember that even if they do not advance, it does not mean they did not do well. Poetry & Prose is one of the times when a student can perform at a high level but ultimately still not advance. This serves as an opportunity to encourage our students to do their best and to be proud of their work, while also celebrating the success of their peers. It can also serve as a motivator to continue to improve, especially if they identify areas/ways that they can grow in the future. It is always a delight for teachers of younger grades to see former students in the later elementary years perform! Mrs. Hofer shared a similar story last year of watching the senior thesis presentation of a student she taught in 6th grade and marveling at the growth and progress that student made over time.

Even if your child does not advance to the last round, I encourage you to make plans to attend the finals at 8:30 AM on March 29th in Founders Hall. Watching the student performances serves as an excellent reminder of the values of a classical education plus it gives you an opportunity to celebrate the success of your student’s peers, and finally it exposes us all to excellent selections of poetry and prose! I hope to see many of you there.

Spring Theatre Production – Singin’ in the Rain – March 24-25

Please note: This year’s production of Singin’ in the Rain will NOT be seen by Lower School students on Friday afternoon, as has typically happened in the past. The theatre students need this extra time for rehearsals, given the demanding nature of this play. To make up for this, a 1:00 PM Saturday matinee has been added.

There are still two evening shows, at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25.

If you would like to attend either of the three performances, tickets may be purchased via this link, through midnight on March 23. Otherwise, tickets are available at the door.

What do these things have in common?

What do reptiles, musical performances, clay flowers, and the NCAA tournament bracket have in common? Some of our Lower School students interacted with at least one of those items sometime this week, as highlighted on Twitter! If you would like an easy way to keep up with some of the events and activities students experience in the Lower School at Trinity Academy, you can follow me on Twitter at mr_breazeale.  You can also follow whole-school happenings at @TA_TigerNC.

Don’t have a Twitter account? No worries – just bookmark this link to keep up with the various tweets highlighting what is happening throughout the Lower School!

Mark Your Calendars

  • Monday, March 20th – No school for students
  • Friday-Saturday, March 24th-25th – HS Spring Theatre production (7:00 PM Friday & Saturday; 1:00 PM Saturday) Order tickets here.
  • Wednesday, March 29th – Poetry & Prose Finals at 8:30 AM in Founders Hall (awards presentation at 2:15 PM)
  • Thursday, March 30th – Double, double header of spring games! Details here
  • Monday, April 3rd -Friday April 7th – Spring break (no school for students)
  • Friday, April 14th – Whole School Easter Chapel (8:15 in Founders Hall) and early release day
  • Monday, April 17th – No school for students
  • Wednesday, April 19th – Private Music Lessons Spring Recital – 6:30 PM in Founders Hall

Matthew Breazeale
Lower School Head
Trinity Academy