Brain Bowl is a middle school club that spends the school year filling their brains with facts, figures, information and trivia; all in preparation for the Big Bend Middle School Brain Bowl competition in March. The Trinity Knights emerged victorious with a second place win in 2012 and 2014.
National Junior Honor Society; Sr. Rose-Aileen Chapter
“NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the national organization since its beginning in 1929.
Five main purposes have guided chapters of NJHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.” (source: https://www.njhs.us/about-us.aspx)
Students are eligible to apply for membership in the Rose-Aileen Chapter of NJHS based on their cumulative Middle School GPAs after at least one full semester at Trinity. Students will then fill out an application showcasing evidence of their leadership, character, citizenship, and service. If selected, students will be inducted into NJHS at a ceremony that takes place at the beginning of each school year.
The Spanish Club meets regularly to learn about different aspects of the Spanish culture. Club members enjoy sampling Spanish food, learning about the culture from guest speakers, and immersing themselves in the culture in as many ways as possible.
The Latin Club furnishes an opportunity for the students to learn more about the Romans and their civilization in an informal, pleasurable atmosphere. The club offers time to work on creative projects and to study for the academic contests which the students will encounter at the Regional Latin Forum. It can develop leadership skills and responsibility as the students present programs, decide on activities and undertake service projects. It can strengthen the students' appreciation of ancient art and literature and give them a friendly interest in the classics in general that they can take with them to high school and beyond
Other competitions and programs include:
Tropicana Speech – Grades 4-6
Geography Bee – Grades 4 – 8
Spelling Bee – Grades 4 – 8
Science Fair – Grade 7
History Fair – Grade 8
Math Buddies – K- 5th
Reading Buddies – 1st and 4th