Monday Message 5/14/18

Dear Trinity Families and Friends,

An educational institution of quality must have in place certain basic and proven constants that provide an infrastructure for achievement and excellence. Trinity’s curriculum, for example, is one that comprehensively incorporates a skill base that is challenging. It is designed in such a way that it will ensure basic skills acquisition both horizontally by grade level and vertically according to ability and motivational levels. Our 8th-grade students leaving Trinity for high school are well prepared. We have many graduates with professions that make them wealthy beyond their dreams. That wealth is not monetary; it is that they are happy, contributing citizens, with integrity and with much joy in their hearts.

Trinity provides a superior education in part because our size enables thoughtful attention to students as individuals. Each Trinity student must have the opportunity to answer questions, to share new ideas, and to practice skills and concepts. Each teacher should have the opportunity to notice the furrowed brow of confusion or the excited gleam of enlightenment.

Education should not be solely about imparting knowledge but also practicing the art of teaching in a way that requires relationships and genuine communication with students. I am proud to work with such talented educators every day and my top priority is to give them the tools they need to be successful in delivering a superb education for our students. We know we are doing great things when so many fellow educators send their children to our school.

Our parents have entrusted TES to help form who their children are today. It is now time for our graduates to take flight and risks based on their formation and the foundation of a Trinity education. In talking to fellow educators on the island it has become apparent that Trinity students are making quite an impact. One Ball High teacher shared, “I know a Trinity student a mile away, when they are taking notes and through their organization and study skills and just how they carry themselves.” Last week Ball High celebrated “Top 50 in Galveston” and of the 13 Seniors honored, 9 were Trinity Episcopal students. Our own Top 50 celebrated are Cadee Salyer and Caden Henderson. Congratulations to all Trinity graduates, past and present, and thank you parents for entrusting us with your children!

With warm regards,

Mark Ravelli / Head of School
Trinity Episcopal School
720 Tremont Street Galveston, TX 77550