To accommodate the need for an outdoor physical education area and team sports for the middle school students, construction was begun on soccer and softball fields in the summer of 2004. The completion of the sports fields in fall 2005 allowed the Blessed Trinity Eagles to participate in the Diocese of St. Augustine Catholic Conference of team sports in both co-ed soccer and girls’ softball. Boys’ softball was organized in spring 2007. A full size outdoor basketball court, completed in spring 2011, allowed Blessed Trinity students to participate in the diocesan basketball league starting in fall 2011; the Lady Eagles clinched the League and Tournament championship fall 2012! Restrooms, storage, and a concession stand were also added near the sports fields in spring 2011, making it a much better experience while out on the fields. In fall 2012, our first girls’ volleyball team was established and an outdoor volleyball practice area was constructed. Our Lady Eagles volleyball team clinched the League and Tournament championship for the 2014-2015 season!
In addition to team sports, our students have a wide range of extra-curricular activities available to them. Depending on their grade, students may choose to participate in Choir, Band, After-School Art Class, Soccer Shots, Engineering for Kids, Dance, Yearbook, Battle of the Books, Karate, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or Student Government.
Our first eighth grade graduation class held their commencement mass and ceremony on May 18, 2006. The graduating class consisted of 25 students, six of whom had been enrolled in the first second grade class at Blessed Trinity in fall 1999.
Blessed Trinity Catholic School strives to equip the students and staff with cutting edge educational technology. Through Federal Title Funds and Home and School Association fundraisers, twelve Smart Boards have been placed in the classrooms throughout the building. A technology fundraising campaign enabled the Technology Lab and Media Center to be completely re-equipped with 34 desktop computers in fall 2008, and in December 2012 the Technology Lab was updated again. In the 2012-2013 school year, iPads were introduced in the sixth grade.
All middle school students now have iPads for in-school and home use as an educational tool supplementing textbooks and other educational resources, and each elementary classroom is equipped with several IPads to enhance student learning. Additionally, all teachers have been provided with an iPad and training on its use as an instructional tool, and each classroom is equipped with an Apple TV device, which allows for mobile learning. Accelerated Math, Accelerated Reading, United Streaming, and Criterion Writing are examples of technological programs currently used to enhance student learning.