Newsletters, Volume 11

Title

Newsletters, Volume 11

Creator

Robert C. Goodman, Jr.

Date

1984-1985

Description

Newsletter, Vol. 11[12] No. 1, 25 June 1984
A perennial item in the newsletters was the request to return missing library books. This issue, published after the close of 1983-1984 school year, listed more than 40 volumes still unaccounted for. Also included in this issue were new faculty members, TPA officers for the coming school year, and administrative reminders to complete outstanding forms.

Newsletter, Vol. 11[12] No. 2, 20 July 1984
This issue of the newsletter announced a proposal to start the school day at 8:00 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m., to better accommodate athletic dismissals and to align with new state guidelines. The Alumni Association was in its very early stages, under the leadership of Tom Bailey '80. This issue of the newsletter asked for help from interested alumni, calling this a "...historic event marking the coming of age of our graduates."

Newsletter, Vol. 11[12] No. 3, 17 August 1984
Perhaps the most important item in this issue of the newsletter was the note from Headmaster Robert C. Goodman, Jr. that Trinity had been recommended for full accreditation by both the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Goodman quoted Patrick F. Bassett, chair of the VAIS membership committee, who said, "...it is evident that in just a relatively short period of time....Trinity Episcopal has matured into a fine college-preparatory school."

Newsletter, Vol. 11[12] No. 4, 17 September 1984
This issue of the newsletter announced the gift of a new cross for chapel services, made by Jeremy Higson, a former exchange student from England. It was a gift from faculty member Jane Sheema, in memory of her father. In 2020, Chaplain Brian Griffen confirmed that the cross was still in use.

Newsletter, Vol. 11[12] No. 5, 22 October 1984
This issue of the newsletter announced the "Ice Box Bulletin," a weekly schedule of meetings, sports activities and special events. The bulletin would be given to students each Thursday to take home. Other items of note were the schedule for Homecoming November 9-10, and the open house for prospective students and their families on October 28, 1984.

Ice Box Bulletin, Week of November 19-24, 1984
The Ice Box Bulletin was designed to show upcoming events and action items on a weekly basis. This issue showed a two-week calendar, including exams, club meetings, athletic events, college representative visits, parent meetings and drama practices.

Ice Box Bulletin, Week of December 2-8, 1984
The Ice Box Bulletin for the week of December 2-8, 1984 showed each day's events in order. It included all sports events, meetings, performances and deadines for that week. This issue was sent home with a special magnet to use to attach it to the refrigerator.

Ice Box Bulletin, Week of December 10-15, 1984
This issue of the Ice Box Bulletin was something of a hybrid. Its front side was the new weekly bulletin format, with each day's events listed. The back resembled the monthly newletters of the previous several years, in which narrative news items were shared. Included in this section was a statement of Trinity's attendance policy and a message to parents not to excuse students from school to work on term papers, and not to claim illnesses that didn't exist, saying "...a parent who writes a note excusing a child for illness when he is really doing a term paper is working against our effort to instill honesty and academic responsibility."

Ice Box Bulletin, Week of March 11-16, 1985
Within the items listed in this Ice Box Bulletin is "Senior Skip Day," Friday, March 15, 1985. Among the brief paragraphs at the bottom of the bulletin is a reminder that "...the Dress Code states that blue jeans are not to be worn."

Ice Box Bulletin, Week of April 1-6, 1985
This issue of the Ice Box Bulletin contained the news that construction of Trinity's Fine Arts Center was imminent. Because of this, Camp Pittaway, Trinity's summer camp for younger children, would not operate for the summer of 1985.

Location

Archives Reading Room, Box LD

Digitized

Digitized May 20, 2022, by S. Ericson.
Uploaded to Omeka May 16, 2023, by M. Augst.

Accession Number

Newsletter, Vol. 11[12] No. 1, 25 June 1984
Newsletter, Vol. 11[12] No. 2, 20 July 1984
Newsletter, Vol. 11[12] No. 3, 17 August 1984
Newsletter, Vol. 11[12] No. 4, 17 September 1984
Newsletter, Vol. 11[12] No. 5, 22 October 1984
Ice Box Bulletin, Week of November 19-24, 1984
Ice Box Bulletin, Week of December 2-8, 1984
Ice Box Bulletin, Week of December 10-15, 1984
Ice Box Bulletin, Week of March 11-16, 1985
Ice Box Bulletin, Week of April 1-6, 1985

Note

The volume numbers continue incorrectly. The correct volume number is indicated in the title for all affected items.

Collection

Citation

Robert C. Goodman, Jr., “Newsletters, Volume 11,” Trinity Episcopal School Archives, accessed July 18, 2024, https://tesarchives.omeka.net/items/show/121.