Middle School

Middle school is a time of transition. The student is progressing from childhood to adolescence with physical, mental, and social changes. Trinity Middle School embraces the pivotal role it plays by providing students with a full range of experiences needed in order to grow as self-aware, confident learners ready for high school. The faculty provides a framework which supports the quest for increased independence by setting high expectations within a supportive environment.

Middle School lays a strong foundation for our students' high school careers, both as learners and as citizens of a broader community. Students in grades 6-8 complete a sequence of rigorous core courses and are encouraged to take part in leadership training through organizations like Student Council, Honor Council, and National Junior Honor Society. They may also participate in a range of seasonal sports and extra-curricular activities: Co-ed Soccer, Girls Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Student Choir, Yearbook, Cheerleading, Private Piano & Guitar Lessons, and more!

Middle School Advisory

Our Middle Schoolers are assigned to an Advisory group and spend some time getting to know each other, our weekly advisory period settles into a comfortable routine. We begin the three-year journey that includes a mixture of character education, discussion of real-life young adolescent issues, game playing, laid-back conversations about our weekend activities, contests, art projects, service learning projects and more. Every Advisor knows their advisee’s strengths and weaknesses. We watch in amazement as students miraculously transform themselves from physically small, obviously awkward and nervous individuals, into much taller, totally comfortable, strong leaders who have found their place in Middle School. Memories are made, relationships are formed, and life lessons are instilled. Amidst the chaos that can be Middle School, Advisory is an oasis, where everyone can just be!

Choices

Grade 8 students discuss and navigate through the choices that will be in front of them in High School and beyond. Students will hear from law enforcement, drug and alcohol experts and leaders in our community about the choices that they will need to make to become the best of who they are Dr. Larry Micheletti leads this class.

Summer Reading List

Galveston Bookstore, just down the street, is planning to order copies to keep on hand for families to purchase.  We do ask that students have a hard copy to bring to school in August.

6th Grade

The Giver  by Lois Lowry

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

7th Grade

Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

8th Grade

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

There are no packets or projects to complete, but these titles will be discussed upon the students’ return to school and students will be expected to respond in writing to questions about the books.  Tests will be administered after we have returned to school (NOT the first day back).

Donna Cucco
Lead Teacher

Anne Charpentier
Literature Teacher

Lisa Higgins
Literature Teacher

John Wheeler
Mathematics Teacher

Kelli Acosta
Science Teacher