Educational opportunities outside of the regular classroom allow students to apply and expand upon their knowledge and skills beyond their classroom curriculum. We encourage students to explore and participate in these opportunities. Here is a sampling of activities for TLS Lions.
Annual Ship Repair Virtual LEGO Competition sponsored by the Virginia Ship Repair Foundation
Middle school students use free LEGO CAD software to design a portion of a ship that may be repaired in Hampton Roads; learn about careers in the ship repair industry; practice technology and presentation skills; and increase their mathematical, analytical, and conceptual skills.
Battle of the Books
This reading incentive program for 4th and 5th grade students encourages students to read a specified list of books and then compete in teams with other schools to showcase their reading knowledge and comprehension.
Bayport Savings Days
Trinity has its very own student-run Bayport Credit Union branch! This program brings real world financial literacy and financial education into our school. All students (PreK-8th grade) are able to open an account and make deposits every Monday from 7:45-8:15 a.m.
Students in grades 5-8 who are selected to the Honor Council assist with TLS Code of Conduct violations, such as: forging parents’ signatures, cheating, lying, stealing, and plagiarism. Honor Council is one of many leadership opportunities within the school.
Trinity’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, chartered in 2002, recognizes students for academic achievement and community service.
Independent Schools Cultural Alliance (ISCA)
ISCA gives students from across the globe the chance to travel to the UK with friends and teachers from their own school and experience the culture and history of the UK in a fun and interactive way. This summer program for 7th and 8th graders allows students to expand their cultural horizons and become global citizens. Watch for news announcements regarding this educational opportunity.
Student Council Association (SCA)
The Upper and Lower Schools each elect their class officers. The Lower and Upper School’s SCAs provide opportunities for leadership and community service. Some of their annual service projects include: canned food drives, Coats for Kids, PORT, and the SPCA. These projects support Trinity’s mission to the community.
This program instills in students a sense of responsibility and leadership. Each day they protect classmates going to and from school by offering assistance with arrival and dismissal procedures.