Extracurricular Activities

Holy Trinity School is proud to offer many extracurricular activities for our students.  Please click on each activity below to learn more.  

Athletics

  • Grades 3-4-5 boys teams and girls teams will play in the Des Moines Metro League which runs November through March.
  • Grades 6-7-8 Girls will play from October through December in the Catholic Basketball League.
  • Grades 6-7-8 Boys will play from January through March in the Catholic Basketball League.

Football is offered throught the Des Moines Catholic Football League.  Parents shoudl visit www.dmcatholicfootball.com for football schedules and information.

The volleyball season runs approximately six weeks.  Five weekends of match play and the championship tournament in mid-October.  Volleyball is available to students in 6th-8th grade.  Holy Trinity practice begins in mid-August and continues through mid-October.

Cheerleading is open to both boys and girls in 7th & 8th grades.  Cheerleaders will cheer for their grade for both girls and boys basketball seasons.

The sport of wrestling starts mid-November and concludes with a tournament in February.

Practice for track and field starts in March and concludes with a championship meet in May.  Athletes generally participate in one field event and three running events at each meet.  Participation in the championship meet will be determined by performance in the qualifying meets. 

Please CLICK HERE  to view the Athletic Handbook.  Any questions can be directed to Holy Trinity Athletic Director Peter Dean. 

Enrichment

Participation in student government is offered to students in 5th-8th grades.  Student Council helps organize our monthly mission awareness jeans days, school fund-raising projects, recycling programs and spring/fall school grounds cleanup.  Representatives also provide services to the Catholic Worker House.  Student Council offers the learning experience of student government while representing the Holy Trinity student body.

This program is a wonderful extracurricular learning activity that teaches students in a concrete manner the dynamics of the American trial process.  Mock Trial is an excellent activity for increasing self-confidence, and it engages the student to experience both dramatic acting and public speaking.

More information to come.

The Holy Trinity First LEGO® League is a group of students in grades 4-8, working together to prepare for a competition.  The First LEGO® Team will be working together as a team to solve a problem, create and give a presentation, program a LEGO® robot to complete tasks, and have fun while learning.   The team will meet twice a week from September to early December.   

Holy Trinity Art Teacher Coby Koester offers After School Art classes for students in 2nd-5th grade.  Two sessions are held each year, one in late fall and one in early spring.  

Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 77

In this packet we hope to address any questions you may have about the troop. Should you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact one of the adult leaders.
 
Troop organization 
Troop 77 is primarily a boy-led troop with supervision and guidance provided by the Scoutmaster and parent volunteers. The troop is led (under the guidance of the Scoutmaster) by a Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) and Assistant Senior Patrol leader (ASPL). Troop elections are held every 6-12 months. Scouts vote for Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader. Upon successful service the ASPL is promoted to SPL. Other positions including Troop Guide, Troop Librarian, Troop Chaplain and Troop Quartermaster are appointed by the Scoutmaster working in conjunction with the Senior Patrol Leader.
The troop is further broken into Patrols based on age/grade. Second year Webelo Cub Scouts joining the troop will form a new patrol and choose a patrol name. Troop 77 is sponsored by Holy Trinity church and is part of the Raccoon River Valley District and Mid Iowa Council of Boy Scouts of America.
 
General planning for the troop takes place during the Patrol Leaders Council. This meeting is held once monthly and is attended by the Scoutmaster and all of the boys holding a leadership role in the troop.
 
The Parent’s Committee/ Troop committee provides general oversight for the troop as well as financial management and supervision for all meetings and activities. This group meets monthly. It is comprised of adult volunteers and includes the Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Advancement Chair, Camping and Activities Chair, Equipment Manager and District Commissioner. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings regardless of whether they hold a committee position. It is a great way to meet other scouting parents and the opportunity to share your ideas or concerns. Scouts do not attend these meetings.
 
Meeting times 
Troop 77 meets at Holy Trinity School on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm in one of the 7th grade classrooms. Meetings typically run 1-1.5 hours. Occasionally things will differ from the normal calendar so watch your email for any changes to the schedule or times. Scouts are required to wear their Class A Boy Scout shirt and jeans or dress pants to all meetings.
 
Communication 
Most communication to parents and boys takes place via email so please update the scoutmaster any time your information changes. A master list of all troop members and a master calendar are completed yearly by the Parent Committee and distributed by email. Parents also receive a monthly troop update of the Parent Committee minutes and Patrol Leader Council minutes.
 
 
Campouts and Activities
 
Troop 77 tries to plan a weekend activity every month (campout, hike etc). Many times our outings include the opportunity to camp either in tents or in a rustic cabin. The boys plan the meals, do the cooking and clean up, and learn new skills. The scouts are required to wear their uniform on travel to and from campouts. The troop owns a few tents and camping equipment. Scouts are expected to purchase their own back packs, sleeping bags, mess kits and personal gear. Cots are optional. Scouts are asked to not bring computers, cell phones or electronic games. The Boy Scout Handbook includes a list of recommended gear for camping. This will also be discussed with the Scouts at a meeting prior to a campout. If you have any questions please contact the Scoutmaster.
 
Parent volunteers are essential to a successful scouting troop. The Boy Scout organization has guidelines that must be followed in terms of the number of adult supervisors required on campouts and activities. Leader training is offered by the local Boy Scout organization and all parents interested in accompanying the Scouts are encouraged to complete this training. When you are participating on a campout or other activity as a parent volunteer you are expected to help maintain discipline and assist with the overall supervision under the direction of the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters.
 
The scouts attend summer camp at Mitigwa (near Boone) for one week in the summer. Although this is not mandatory it does provide an excellent opportunity for scouts to learn more about scouting and work on key merit badges. Troop 77 camps together as a troop when on summer camping trips. Occasionally, the troop will plan a summer camping trip to a more distant location. Past trips have been made to Colorado, Wisconsin and New Mexico.
 
 

Fine Arts

Holy Trinity Catholic School offers a well-rounded band program in addition to our regular curriculum.  Weekly lessons are given during the school day and students rehearse together twice a week. Band performs concerts throughout the school year and participates in SCIBA (large group and solo contests).

More information to come.

More information to come.