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Upcoming Athletic Events 

 

 
 
Monday, April 23rd -
- VG/VB Golf at Notre Dame at 4:00 PM, Please dismiss the team at 2:40 PM (Changed from April 16th)
- Varsity/JV Girls Soccer team will host Keokuk at 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Apr. 24 -

- JV/V Girls Track at Keokuk at 4:00.Please dismiss team at 2:00.
- JV/V Boys Track at Mediapolis at 4:30.Please dismiss team at 2:20.
- VG/VB Soccer at Columbus Junction at 5:00.
- Lee Co. Golf Tournament at Sheaffer’s at 11:00. Please dismiss team at 10:00.
- Boys Tennis at Fairfield. Please dismiss team at 2:30.
- Jr. High Band Festival at HTC Rehearsals at 1:00 PM.  Concert at 6:30 PM
Thursday, April 26th -
- Varsity Boys Soccer team hosts Highland at 5:00 PM
- Varsity Golf teams host Central Lee at 4:00 PM
- Varsity Girls Soccer team will play in the Adidas Tournament at the Burlington Rec Plex vs. Moline, IL at 4:00 PM, Please dismiss the team at 2:30 PM they will leave HTC at 2:45 PM
Friday, April 27th -
- Varsity Girls Soccer team will play in the Adidas Tournament at the Burlington Rec Plex vs. Iowa City Regina at 1:30 PM - Please dismiss the team at noon, they will leave HTC at 12:15 PM.
- Jr. High Soccer team host Central Lee at 4:30 PM

 


 

 

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Language Art Education

Language Arts 7 (2 Semesters)
Language Arts 7 is a course in which seventh graders advance their skill in written expression. Within the framework of the diocesan and common standards and benchmarks, the students will work to gain proficiency in critical thinking, written expression, oral presentation, and spelling, as well as developing their vocabulary. The “Six Traits” writing program is used as the writing instruction tool and the “Reading for Understanding” program is implemented for the advancement of reading skills.
Texts: Language Network (Grade 7)(McDougal LitteII), Literature (Holt McDougal), and Spelling the Written Word (Middleton).

 

 

Junior High Experience *7-8
Career Awareness
– Students will be given opportunities to take career assessments and apply their findings to researching those careers. Community members from various careers will be invited into the classroom throughout the year. Careers can be visited outside school as well.
Life Skills
– Students will refine social, academic, and personal skills through various activities and lessons.
Citizenship
– Students will take an active role in understanding and becoming an effective member of the community.
Digital Responsibility
– Students will learn the impact digital footprints have on personal, social, educational and vocational aspects of their lives.

 

 

Young Adult Literature *7
In Supplemental Literature, students will study a mixture of texts to complement their regular English/Language Arts Class and to reinforce their knowledge of the English language, reading skills, and vocabulary.These texts will most likely include short stories, classic novels, and contemporary teen novels. This pass/fail class will include works from authors such as: Shirley Jackson, Langston Hughes, and Gary Soto to name a few. By the end of the course students will have encountered an array of age-appropriate, award-winning, and thought-provoking literature meant to advance student reading and writing skills.


Language Arts 8

Eighth grade students will continue to develop their language and literature skills according to the Common Core Standards. They will follow the standards for Reading, for Literature, Informational Text, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language. Emphasis will be placed on improving reading, writing, and language skills in an academic environment.

Speech 8

(1 Semester)
Speech is an introductory course in oral communication for the eighth grade student. The basics of communication are explored, and experience is gained in informative speaking, announcing, acting, interpretive reading, and active listening. Text: Essentials of Speech Communication.(McDougal Littell)

Speech 1

(2 Semesters) * 9
1 Credit

Speech I is a required course for all Holy Trinity freshmen or students in higher grades who have not yet taken a speech class in a school from which they have transferred.  The students will study the basic components and skills of oral communication and experience a number of speech activities including, announcing, public speaking, and interpretive reading. Participation in the annual dinner theatre play and speech contest season are optional related extra-curricular activities. Text: Essentials of Speech Communication. (McDougal Littell)

Advanced Speech

(3rd Quarter or 2nd Semester) * 9-10-11-12
.25 or .5 Credit
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Speech 1
Requirement: Participation in Holy Trinity’s contest speech team
Advanced Speech is an elective course in which the student further explores and performs in contest categories of the Iowa High School Association’s individual events season. The student will participate in the IHSSA speech tournament season as a member of the Holy Trinity speech team.

Theatre

(First Quarter or 1 Semester)* 9-10-11-12
.25 or .5 Credit
Prerequisite: Speech 1
“All the world’s a stage” and this course presents the student with the opportunity to experience the theatrical arts in and out of the classroom. Students will audition for and perform a role in the fall dinner theatre play, as well as fill a crew position for the production. Students will explore acting and other theatre arts.

English 9

Texts: Elements of Literature, Third Course
Selected classic novels
English 9 is a two-semester course that provides the first step in the vertical English curriculum. The course is built upon the eight diocesan standards for the language arts and the exit goals in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students begin by refining their skills in vocabulary, literary analysis and interpretation, critical thinking, and writing. They are required to read from a selected list of classic novels with the accompanying individual learning packet and assessment at the rate of one per quarter as well as be introduced to the necessary higher order study skills that make for postsecondary success.

English 10

Texts: Elements of Literature, Fourth Course
Selected classic novels
English 10 is a two-semester course that provides the second step in the vertical English curriculum. The course is built upon the eight diocesan standards for the language arts and the exit goals in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will continue to build and refine their skills in vocabulary, literary analysis and interpretation, critical thinking, and writing. They will be required to read from a selected list of classic novels at the rate of one per quarter. They will continue to develop their study skills and to acquire strategies to support their growth in higher order thinking necessary for post-secondary success.

English 11

Texts: Elements of Literature, Fifth Course
Selected classic novels
English 11 (American Literature) is the third step in the vertical English curriculum. It is a survey course in American Literature arranged chronologically from the beginnings of the American tradition in literature to the present. The course follows the eight diocesan standards for the language arts and the exit goals in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students at this level may choose between English 11 and General English. The various factors that might influence their decision should be carefully discussed with their parents and the guidance counselor prior to registration. Students will continue the process begun in English 10 to refine their skills in vocabulary, literary interpretation and analysis, critical thinking, and writing. They will be required to read from a selected list of classic novels at the rate of one per quarter. Students will attend particularly to the writing skills suggested by the scoring rubric for the writing component of the ACT test.

English 12

Texts: Elements of Literature, Sixth Course
Selected classic novels
English 12 (British and World Literature) is the final step in the vertical English curriculum. It is a survey course arranged chronologically from the Dark Ages to the present. The course follows the eight diocesan standards for the language arts and the exit goals in reading, writing, listening and speaking. They will be required to read from a selected list of classic novels at the rate of one per quarter. Students will complete the work begun in English 11 (American Literature) in vocabulary, literary interpretation and analysis, critical thinking, and writing and will be fearless and empowered when they arrive at Grade 13.

Advanced Expository Writing

(1 semester)* 12
.5 Credit
Prerequisite: English 11
Comp I and II or a "30" or above on the ACT English Test Score
this course is designed to teach the forms of persuasive writing. The college bound student will be immersed in thesis, exploration in short and long form essay, definition essay, classification essay, literary analysis, style analysis and the scholarship essay writing will be covered.

 

Advanced Placement Language and Composition

( 2 semesters)

Prerequisite: English 11, Composition I and II, Advanced Expository Writing (simultaneously), a cumulative “A” in American Literature or a 30 or above on the ACT

The course description and objectives are taken from the AP English Course Description published by CollegeBoard and are designed to give students various opportunities to understand and respond to the rhetorical situation while simultaneously examining authors’ purposes, demands of their subjects and their audiences’ needs.Through close reading and frequent writing, students cultivate awareness of their language utilizing purpose and strategy to strengthen their newfound composing abilities.Listed in the stated purpose of the course is “to emphasize the expository, analytical, and argumentative writing that forms the basis of academic and professional communication”; therefore, the reading selections provide models of essays, letters, speeches, political writings, journalism and images.


Research Methods

(1 semester)* 12
.5 Credit
Prerequisite: English 11
Comp I and II or a "30" or above on the ACT English Test Score
The college bound student will engage in research writing with emphasis on locating and working with different sources of information, note taking, documenting, preparing the bibliography, and organizing the information into a structured research piece, according to MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th Edition).

Rhetoric

(1 semester) *11-12
.05 Credit
Pre-requisites – Comp I/II
Rhetoric, argumentation, and logic are tools that enable individuals to both discover truth and persuade audiences. In this course students will be provided with documents from historical events to analyze and to learn the ways that the individual tried to persuade his or her audience.

The persuasive methods in these documents will be identified and used as teaching points. Students will gain these persuasive/argumentative tools to use in their coursework. This will provide the students with the opportunity to recognize the many arguments that can be used and gain experience in creating persuasive arguments. Both formal assessment (written work, oral presentations, and a research proposal) and informal assessment (class discussion) would be used.

Individualized Reading

This is a literature course adaptable to the needs of all high school students. By selecting books from the teacher's recommendation list, students will be able to direct their reading according to their interests, while broadening their literary background and practicing their reading comprehension skills and writing skills.

ACT Preparation

*10-11-12
The ACT prep class will avail itself of the ACT Online Prep program to assist students in developing valuable test-taking strategies for the ACT test as well as practicing essay-writing with real-time scoring. Students will develop a personalized study path to prepare for tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, Science and Writing.

Composition I

(1 semester)* 11
.5 Credit
Prerequisite: English 10
Composition I is a semester course that focuses on the writing process, for junior and senior students. Students learn the five fundamental ways to organize information and how to incorporate that knowledge into writing paragraphs. Students also review grammar and usage as it applies to formal writing. Students must be simultaneously enrolled in English 11 or English 12.

Composition II

(1 semester)* 11
.5 Credit
Prerequisite: English 10
Composition II will be a semester course that extends the information from Composition I to multi-paragraph papers, for junior and senior students. Students write a definition paper, a process paper, a comparison-contrast paper, an analysis paper, and an argumentative paper. In addition to ongoing grammar and usage review, special attention is given to parallelism and subordination. Students must be simultaneously enrolled in English 11 or English 12.

 

 

Mastering Literature and Composition*9-12

This course contains a study of selected American and British authors and works. The course aims to hone students’ oral and written communication skills and foster mature reading skills and habits. In this course, students will study a variety of literary works, give oral presentations, participate in group discussions, and write in the informative and analytical modes. This course continues to stress strong vocabularies and excellent grammar, usage, and mechanics. Students are involved in close reading, careful analysis, and in-depth study of authors such as Hemingway, Chopin, Salinger, Shelley, Coleridge, and Shakespeare, to name a few.


Publications

(2 semesters)* 11-12
1 Credit
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation and a one page typed writing sample.
Students will focus on developing two areas of the media: journalistic writing and yearbook production. Students will produce a school newspaper as well as the annual school yearbook. Researching and writing news stories, features, opinions, sports stories in journalistic style, skills in layout, design and photography, and all areas of the yearbook including writing copy, and using computer software and the internet to generate the pages of the yearbook. Additionally, students will improve their speaking and listening skills as they interview students, teachers and community members.

General English

(2 semesters) *11-12
1 Credit
this is a two-semester course designed for juniors and seniors who need to review English basics. This course places special emphasis on reading comprehension, developing basic writing skills and vocabulary enrichment. Students will learn reading strategies and how to write clearly organized and logically developed essays. They will also learn research techniques and write a research paper. The study of one novel per quarter is required, along with the completion of a creative project for each.