TIME TO RE-ENROLL!
Please submit your enrollment contracts and fees by February 19th to avoid the $75.00 new student fee. Note that students may not re-enroll if their account is over 60 days in arrears. The Priority Enrollment period for siblings of current students is February 22 - February 26. If you have any questions, please contact the Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (409) 765-9391, ext. 109.
HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATES
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FRIDAY, 2/12: Progress Reports Go Home; Valentines Dress Day
MONDAY, 2/15: No School in Observance of President's Day
TUESDAY, 2/16: Mardi Gras Dress Day
WEDNESDAY, 2/17: Dressy Chapel Uniform for Ash Wednesday
THURSDAY, 2/18: Regular Uniform
FRIDAY, 2/19: Re-Enrollment Ends
MONDAY, 2/22: Priority Enrollment for Siblings Opens
FRIDAY, 2/26: Go Texan Day
Meet Mrs. Theresa Pistone
Mrs. Pistone was born and raised on the mainland and moved to the island at age 17 to attend Texas A&M University in Galveston. Here, she met her husband of 43 years, Michael, where they raised their children, Mandy and Katie, in the community they love. Mrs. Pistone has 40 years of experience in education. For 30 years, she served in Galveston ISD in various roles. She enjoyed teaching in elementary classrooms (7 years), recruiting and hiring teachers in Human Resources (13 years), and helping to build the instructional technology infrastructure and teacher training in MIS (10 years). Upon retirement, she was recruited to teach at Trinity Episcopal School - her dream job! She was finally able to blend her love for the classroom and technology. During her ten years at Trinity, she is most proud of the progress we have made in building a strong technology infrastructure, bringing technology to teachers for their instructional delivery, and most recently implementing the "Bring Your Own Device" program for students in grades 4-8. She applauds her peers for embracing technology in their classrooms so professionally, and she would like to thank the administration, the school board, and our Trinity parents for their vision and support in making Trinity a true 21st Century school. Thank you, Mrs. Pistone, for all that you do to make Trinity a wonderful place!
January 4 - Rachel Brown, Asst. Director of Beginning School & Enrichment
January 10 - Rosa Mora, Clean Team Supervisor
January 16 - Angel Odem, PK2 Teacher
January 21 - Janice Brown, Lower School Spanish Teacher
January 27 - Liz Allain, First Grade Teacher
“In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness."
– Psalm 31:1
Trinity Episcopal School, a parish day school, was founded in 1952 by the Vestry of Trinity Church. It is the third Trinity School to operate on this site. The first school opened for business on July 7, 1845, with 50 students in attendance. It was under the direction of Mr. Dean. The second Trinity began operations in the summer of 1873. Little is known about these early schools except that they represented education in Galveston during the early days when there were no public schools. The present Trinity opened in September 1952, with 53 students in kindergarten, first, and second grades. In succeeding years, other grades were added, and facilities were provided to house them. Moody Hall was built in 1967 to house the newly added fifth and sixth grades. In 1981-82, Trinity launched its Middle School, grades seven and eight. In 1982-83, additional facilities, Trinity II, were opened on the west side of Tremont, directly across from Moody Hall. The Beginning School (two, three, and four year olds) is housed in Trinity II. Lower school, kindergarten through grade five, is located in Moody Hall and the Cloister Building.
In the fall of 1990, Trinity added two new buildings to its academic complex. The Lloyd Annex was added to Trinity II for the express use of the PK-2 (two-year-old) class. (In 2013 this building was outfitted for early childhood science education.) Randall Hall was dedicated in December 1990. The project consisted of classrooms, a science lab, a computer center, a photographic center, and a faculty work area. Trinity III, containing four classrooms and a locker room for the Middle School, was completed in the fall of 1992. During the 2000-2001 school year, additional property was purchased, and permission was gained to buy and close the portion of Winnie Street that had divided the Trinity campus.
An extensive renovation of Randall Hall and the middle school cottages was completed during the summer of 2008, just in time for Hurricane Ike! The storm surge inundated all first-floor spaces at the school, and the school made a slow but steady physical recovery throughout that school year. Repairs totaling over $1.3 million were completed in 2009 including the repair of all first-floor classrooms. Early in 2012, the School received a $2.7 million grant from the Moody Foundation to build a long-needed gymnasium. The building was completed by May 2013 and named the Robert L. and Ann Moody Activity Center.
In the first half of 2014, the School utilized a subsequent Moody Foundation grant to acquire the half-block at 2215 Church Street. The land was developed as a practice field for physical education and athletics and placed into service for the 2015-2016 school year. Today Trinity's campus consists of 30 classrooms, two playgrounds, a lunchroom, a library, an activity center/gymnasium, and a practice field.
At Trinity, students are taught in self-contained classrooms in Beginning School and Lower School with some team teaching. Middle School is fully departmentalized.
A student's academic achievement, personal growth, and leadership traits are actively encouraged by a dedicated and demanding faculty. Trinity seeks teachers who are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, caring, exhibit growth and a joy of learning in their own life, and possess integrity. While their talents are diverse, they share a common goal — a commitment to the personal and academic growth of each student.