Holy Trinity has started a new tradition, Freshman Convocation! Some may ask why do you need another school-sponsored event, as students are already in school and in their routine, why create another meeting that parents, teachers, alumni, Board members and students feel obligated to attend? The fact is that there are very few events when an entire community comes together. Graduation is the traditional lone exception, although at Holy Trinity, our unique Robing Ceremony brings participation from all groups. However, Graduation and the Robing Ceremony occur late in the school year and waiting until May or June, removes the opportunity to make that all-important first impression upon your freshmen and their parents.
There is obviously something very special about bringing every facet of your community together for a celebration. At Convocation, our freshmen students could not avoid, even if they tried to, the theme that there are great and varied opportunities at Holy Trinity. At most institutions, the Board of Trustees is a faceless, mysterious group of people that most know only tangentially. Here, we wanted to make abundantly clear to all, that our Board is an active and important part of the Holy Trinity experience. Board members were excited about the opportunity to meet freshmen and their parents. In fact, they still talk about their experience today, several weeks after the event! As we know, we all desire board members that feel close to our missions, and our Convocation certainly accomplished that. Moreover, our parents and students welcomed the chance to meet the board!
More importantly however, this event provided everyone with the chance to validate their commitment to Holy Trinity. For new parents, we hope it provided the chance to reaffirm why they choose our school in the first place. For freshmen, the ceremony gave them a snapshot of the HT experience and what a wonderful opportunity they have right in front of them. For the rest of us, it reminded us why we put those unheard of hours into the school. Being all together only enhanced the feeling of teamwork and commitment.
on Wednesday September 24 at 01:23PM
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on Thursday March 27 at 05:02PM
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