Alumni News

A Message from the Principal

As we celebrate this special year, I wanted to take this opportunity to look back on my life’s journey with the students of Holy Trinity School.

I came to HTS in September of 1979 and it was the first year that the school had a lay principal. (Ann Marie Crowley, then Santora, took the role after the Sisters of Saint Joseph bowed out.) I was young, idealistic, and had no teaching experience, so I was truly accompanying the kids on their journeys. When one of my 7th grade students told me at the end of the first week that I “wouldn’t last a month,” I knew I had to make it at least 32 days! It did not take me long to realize that I was a good fit for teaching, and teaching here.

Throughout my nearly 40 years at the school, HTS has pushed kids to self-donation. With the acquisition of skills and content, what should one do with those gifts? The answer was always there: help and serve others. What could we do to help the hungry? Make sandwiches every Wednesday for McKenna’s Wagon and go sort food at the Capital Area Food Bank. How could we help our sister parishes in El Salvador or Haiti? Donate flip-flops, soccer shoes, books, and tech items. Send money raised from tag days and Friday pizza sales. How could we raise awareness for those experiencing homelessness? Have our own mini-walks in Georgetown and create artwork for N Street Village.

Our Jesuit influence has grown over the years and our mantra has become cura personalis, or care of the whole person. We try to meet each person we encounter in the moment, and help them.

Looking back over my many moons at HTS, I realize that in immersing myself into each day with my young friends—affectionately known as “the rotten kids”—I have been the one transformed.

To all of the students, parents, and teachers who have been a part of this journey, I encourage you to join us for the HTS 200 celebrations. I look forward to seeing all of you back here, together.

Charlie Hennessy
Principal

Did you or your child attend HTS? We would love to reconnect with you! Please fill out this form with your current name, e-mail, and mailing address to receive news and updates regarding HTS 200 celebrations.

If you any have questions, please contact Listi Sobba at alumni@htsdc.org or (202) 337-2339. We look forward to keeping in touch!

All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend our campus-wide events. Please visit our Main Calendar to see all upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events

HTS CLASS OF 2014 ALUMNI & PARENT REUNION
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018
4:30-6PM, UPPER SCHOOL LOBBY

Please join us in celebrating the high school graduates of 2018, who we will always fondly remember as the "HTS Class of 2014." Students and parents both welcome.

SUMMER HAPPY HOUR WITH MR. HENNESSY
THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018
6-9PM, CHURCH HALL IN GEORGETOWN (1070 Wisconsin Ave. NW)

Join fellow alumni and Mr. Hennessy for a casual summer happy hour. More details coming soon. (Alumni 21+ only)

200th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

INDIVIDUAL CLASS CELEBRATIONS

Contact alumni@htsdc.org if you are interested in organizing or hosting a class-specific reunion!

STREET FAIR & REUNION
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018

Celebrate HTS with your classmates and favorite teachers! Live music, games, food trucks, tours of the school, a special alumni program, and fun for the whole family.

MASS & RECEPTION WITH CARDINAL WUERL
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018

Join us for a special Mass for the Holy Trinity School community at the church, celebrated by His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, in honor of the school’s 200th Anniversary.

27TH ANNUAL HTS GOLF & TENNIS CLASSIC
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018

Round up your past parent golf buddies, or recruit your classmates to join you for a day of golf on the beautiful course at Army Navy Country Club while benefiting HTS scholarships. Tennis and golf players of all levels of experience are welcome!