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Trinity is a Christ-centered learning environment where forgiveness is treasured, practiced, and taught.

In partnership with parents, Trinity emphasizes Christian values, stimulates Christian living and promotes academic growth in response to God’s love and power.



The No Child Left Behind—Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior in their states or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.

  • Application – This link will take you to the federal site that provides an overview of the program, a list of those schools that have been awarded Blue Ribbon Status, and access to the current application.
School Location Code
Adlai Stevenson High School Lincolnshire 86-87, 90-91, 97-98, 01-02
Carmel High School Mundeline 94-96, 01-02
Highland High School Highland 01-02
Homewood-Flossmoor Community H. S. Flossmoor 82-83, 94-96, 01-02
Kennedy Junior High School Lisle 01-02
Oliver McCracken Middle School Skokie 01-02
Adler Park School Libertyville 00-01
Half Day School Lincolnshire 00-01
Henry Winkelman School Glenview 00-01
Hilda Walker Intermediate School Tinley Park 00-01
Immanuel Lutheran School Palatine 87-88, 00-01
Jones-Farrar Early Leaning Center Freeport 00-01
Near North Montessori School Chicago 00-01
Pleasant Hill School Palatine 00-01
Taylor Park Elementary School Freeport 00-01
Thomas Jefferson School Hoffman Estates 00-01
Union Ridge School Harwood Heights 00-01
Alex M. Martino Junior High School New Lenox 99-00
Buffalo Grove High School Buffalo Grove 99-00
Carl Sandburg Junior High School Rolling Meadows 99-00
Carlinville High School Carlinville 99-00
Central Junior High School Evergreen Park 99-00
F.E. Peacock Junior High School Itasca 99-00
Field Middle School Northbrook 99-00
Jefferson Middle School Champaign 99-00
Palatine High School Palatine 99-00
Warren Township High School Gurnee 99-00
Lincoln Elementary School Elmhurst 98-99
Hunting Ridge Elementary School Palatine 98-99
Adlai E. Stevenson II Elementary School Elk Grove Village 98-99
Infant Jesus of Prague Flossmoor 98-99
Boylan Central Catholic High School Rockford 86-87, 90-91, 97-98
Warren P. Shepherd Junior High School Ottawa 97-98
Plum Grove Junior High School Rolling Meadows 97-98
Our Lady of the Wayside School Arlington Heights 96-97
Westbrook School Glenview 87-88, 96-97
Grayslake Middle School Grayslake 96-97
Neil Armstrong School Hoffman Estates 96-97
James Hart School Homewood 96-97
Pleasantdale Elementary School La Grange 96-97
Metamora Grade School Metamora 96-97
Michael Collins School Schaumburg 96-97
Pleasant Hill Elementary School Springfield 96-97
Champaign Central High School Champaign 88-89, 94-96
Marian Catholic High School Chicago Heights 84-85, 94-96
Elk Grove High School Elk Grove Village 94-96
Margaret Mead Junior High School Elk Grove Village 94-96
James B. Conant High School Hoffman Estates 94-96
Walter R. Sundling Junior High School Palatine 94-96
Rolling Meadows High School Rolling Meadows 94-96
St. Charles High School St. Charles 94-96
Immaculate Heart of Mary High School Westchester 94-96
Northwood Middle School Woodstock 94-96
Arnett C. Lines School Barrington 93-94
Crete-Monee Middle School Crete 93-94
Frankfort Junior High School Frankfort 93-94
Lake Forest Country Day School Lake Forest 93-94
Butterfield School Libertyville 93-94
Haines School New Lenox 93-94
Booth Tarkington School Wheeling 93-94
Barrington High School Barrington 92-93
Brehm Preparatory School Carbondale 92-93
Deerfield High School Deerfield 92-93
Prospect High School Mount Prospect 92-93
Mundelein High School Mundelein 92-93
Palatine High School Palatine 92-93
Schaumburg High School Schaumburg 92-93
Community High School West Chicago 92-93
Regina Dominican High School Wilmette 92-93
Grove Avenue School Barrington 91-92
Lake Bluff Junior High School Lake Bluff 91-92
Sheridan School Lake Forest 85-86, 91-92
Adler Park School Libertyville 91-92
Laura B. Sprague School Lincolnshire 85-86, 91-92
Washington School Mundelein 91-92
Arnold J. Tyler School New Lenox 91-92
Caroline Bentley School New Lenox 91-92
Northbrook Junior High School Northbrook 91-92
St. Damian School Oak Forest 91-92
St. Luke School River Forest 91-92
Trinity Lutheran School Roselle 91-92
Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School Chicago 86-87, 90-91
Madonna High School Chicago 90-91
Maine Township High School West Des Plaines 90-91
Deer Path Junior High School Lake Forest 86-87, 90-91
Highland Upper Grade Center Libertyville 90-91
Libertyville Community High School Libertyville 90-91
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School Palos Hills 90-91
Niles North High School Skokie 90-91
Niles West High School Skokie 90-91
Wilmette Junior High School Wilmette 90-91
New Trier Township High School Winnetka 90-91
Carrie Busey School Champaign 89-90
Dr. Howard Elementary School Champaign 89-90
Avoco West Elementary School Glenview 89-90
St. Isaac Jogues School Hinsdale 89-90
The School of Saint Mary Lake Forest 89-90
Rockland School Libertyville 89-90
Sparta Primary Attendance Center Sparta 89-90
John Hersey High School Arlington Heights 88-89
Weber High School Chicago 88-89
Crete-Monee Junior High School Crete 88-89
Edgewood Middle School Highland Park 88-89
Maine Township High School South Park Ridge 88-89
Roosevelt School River Forest 88-89
Holy Angels School Aurora 87-88
Wood View Elementary School Bolingbrook 87-88
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Chicago 87-88
Saint Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr School Chicago 87-88
Wilmot Elementary School Deerfield 87-88
The Avery Coonley School Downers Grove 87-88
Indian Trail School Highland Park 87-88
Lincoln Elementary School Highland Park 87-88
Oak Terrace School Highwood 87-88
Cherokee School Lake Forest 87-88
Deer Path Middle School Lake Forest 87-88
Riverton Middle School Riverton 87-88
Hawthorn Intermediate School Vernon Hills 87-88
Hawthorn Junior High School Vernon Hills 87-88
Franklin Middle School Wheaton 87-88
Champaign Middle School at Columbia Champaign 86-87
Marist High School Chicago 86-87
St. Rita High School Chicago 86-87
University of Chicago Laboratory High School Chicago 86-87
Daniel Wright Middle School Lake Forest 86-87
Mahomet-Seymour High School Mahomet 86-87
Saint Louise de Marillac High School Northfield 86-87
O’Fallon Township High School O’Fallon 86-87
William Fremd High School Palatine 86-87
Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High School Wheeling 86-87
Wheeling High School Wheeling 86-87
Kenneth E. Neubert Elementary School Algonquin 85-86
John W. Gates Elementary School Aurora 85-86
Garden Hills Elementary School Champaign 85-86
Saint Matthias School Chicago 85-86
Nob Hill School Country Club Hills 85-86
Holy Cross School Deerfield 85-86
Hadley Junior High School Glen Ellyn 85-86
Ravinia School Highland Park 85-86
Winston Churchill School Homewood 85-86
La Grange Highlands Elementary School La Grange 85-86
Everett School Lake Forest 85-86
St. Joan of Arc School Lisle 85-86
Fairview South School Skokie 85-86
Academy of Our Lady Chicago 84-85
Brother Rice High School Chicago 84-85
De La Salle Institute Chicago 84-85
Hales Franciscan High School Chicago 84-85
Notre Dame High School Chicago 84-85
Alan B. Shepard Junior High School Deerfield 84-85
Leyden East Campus Franklin 84-85
Springman Junior High School Glenview 84-85
Hoffman Estates High School Hoffman Estates 84-85
Carmel High School for Girls Mundelein 84-85
Leyden West Campus North Lake 84-85
Carl Sandburg High School Orland Park 84-85
Maine Township High School East Park Ridge 84-85
Thomas Junior High School Arlington Heights 83-84
Luther High School South Chicago 83-84
Mt. Carmel High School Chicago 83-84
Wilmot Junior High School Deerfield 83-84
Community High School North Downers Grove 83-84
Glenbrook South High School Glenview 83-84
Glenbrook North High School Northbrook 83-84
Fenwick High School Oak Park 83-84
Rich South High School Richton Park 83-84
Medinah Elementary School Roselle 83-84
Old Orchard Junior High School Skokie 83-84
York Community High School Elmhurst 82-83
Elm Place Middle School Highland Park 82-83​​


Great news!!!!  Registration for the 2017-18 school year is now open for currently enrolled families!

Registration paperwork has been sent home with students this week.  If your family has not received one, please be sure to check your students backpacks or feel free to ask your student’s teacher or contact the school office (preschool packets may be coming home next week due to distribution timing).

Registration fees can be paid online by using one of the links below.  SIGNED COPIES OF THE FAMILY REGISTRATION FORMS MUST BE TURNED INTO THE SCHOOL OFFICE, regardless of payment method or registration status.  Early receipt of this information helps us to properly plan for needed staff, curriculum, etc. for the next school year.




TIGER TIDBITS January 30th

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FRIDAY, 2/10

We are finishing up our regularly scheduled MAP testing (make up tests will be completed this week). This can be a very confusing time for students and parents because of the numbers, the way the test is laid out, and confusion as to what it all means. After our last testing period, the teachers went through some training to help interpret and better use MAP scores. I have researched and put together some information on MAP testing that can be helpful.
“What is MAP and what does it measure? You may be familiar with paper and pencil tests where all students are asked the same questions and spend a fixed amount of time taking the test. MAP is different. MAP is a computer adaptive test, which means every student gets a unique set of test questions based on responses to previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions get harder. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions get easier. By the end of the test, most students will answer about half the questions correctly. MAP can follow students wherever they are starting from, regardless of the grade they are in. For instance, if a third grader is actually reading like a fifth grader, MAP will be able to identify that. Or, if a fifth grader is doing math like a third grader, MAP will identify that. Both things are incredibly important for a teacher to know, so that they can plan instruction efficiently. MAP covers reading, language usage, and math. Some schools also use the MAP Science test to measure student achievement and growth in science.”
– Jean Fleming (Aug. article on MAP scores)
Trinity does take the Science portion of the MAP test in some of the grades.
So what is a RIT score? When students finish, they receive a score – a number – called a RIT (Rasch Unit) score. This score represents a student’s achievement level at a given moment in the school year, when the test is given. Taken over time, the scores can compute a student’s academic growth. Comparing scores at a certain time of year, for example tracking their scores over time in the Winter, can show a better representation of their growth than tracking it from Fall, to Winter, to Spring. It is important to take into account many different aspects of their test day also. For example, their mood, the temperature, nutrition, alertness can all play into how they score. So if students are mad, sad, or not feeling well their test scores can be skewed.
As teachers continue to work on ways to use each students MAP results to plan lessons for all students, there is something you can do as a parent. If you google RIT scores for more information there is a lot to learn. Things are much different than when we took the standardized tests “Back in the Day”.  You can also google your child’s specific RIT # and it will give you suggestions for helping your child grow.
It is my goal that we are able to use this type of testing to help each child to grow and develop, rather than as a threat to the child or teacher that the scores are not high enough. Another thing that I found interesting was that as the student score gets higher and higher you will see less growth because of the complexity involved in the questions.
If you have questions, please feel free to come in and talk with the teacher or myself.
Growing alongside you,
Dawn Koenig

Hi Trinity Families! We just want to give Trinity a shout out and let you know how much we enjoy being your lunch provider! We are always impressed by the level of kindness and professionalism that we encounter at your school – from the kids, parents, to the volunteers and school staff. Thank you!
Please use the coupon code $1off on your next order as our way of saying thank you.
Keep your eyes out for upcoming menus in our weekly message, as well as recipe ideas and healthy eating tips in the WT Café newsletters and blog.  And if you haven’t already, be sure to like us on Facebook for even more ideas!
Have a great rest of your week,
Matt & Mimi Tolkin
Questions? Contact us anytime: or 630-785-8495

Beginning next week on February 8th, every Wednesday and Thursday morning between 9 – 11 a.m. during the months of February and March, Trinity Lutheran School will be opening the doors for tours of our facility to new families interested in sending their children.  We are currently looking for advocates that would like to serve as “tour guides”.  This position would include meeting new people, telling your Trinity stories, answering questions and walking families around the school showing our classrooms in progress.
To volunteer, you need not be a parent of a current student – just someone who loves Trinity!  If you, or someone you know, would be interested in filling this role, please contact the school office or Mrs. Koenig as soon as possible.
Why not invite a friend? Flyers are available at the front desk or through the school office.

Thank you to all that were able to make it out to one of the recent Parent Meetings. Your participation in these meetings, as well as a continued partnership in communication between parents, faculty and staff, is an integral part of what makes Trinity Lutheran School a great place!
For those of you who were not able to make it to either of the meetings, we are including the video of the School Parent Meeting recorded on Thursday, January 19.  This meeting covered the same content as the School Parent Meeting on Sunday, January 22. Principal Dawn Koenig leads a presentation about Trinity Accreditation and tuition plans for the coming school year, 2017-2018.

Parent Teacher conferences are scheduled for our pre-school families on Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th. To schedule a time to meet with your teacher, please click here.

Friday, March 10th
Now is the time to invite your child’s grandparents (or special adult) to a be a part of our annual Grandparents’ Day on March 10th.
Grandparents will be able to spend the entire morning at school as they experience a special time with their favorite Trinity student(s).
More details will follow soon.  Stay tuned…..

Saturday, April 1st
9:00am 5K Timed Run

8:45am 400 meter Kids

Mallard Lake Forest Preserve, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 (Behind Meijer)
The April Fools 5K Run is the #1 Suburban Early Spring 5K with a finishers medal, tech shirt and 400m Kids Dash.
Run along the path that surrounds the naturally beautiful waterfront in Mallard Lake Forest Preserve and show off your finisher’s medal to your friends!
For more information, or to sign up, go to run/walk

Don’t want to run but still want to be involved? Help is needed with set up and registration. Contact Deaconess Rogene or Dawn Koenig to see how you can be of service.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

EARLY BIRD PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL THIS FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 3RD! Mark your calendars and join us for“The Tiger Ball” .

Invitations were sent via email last week Monday, January 23rd.  If you did not receive your invitation, please contact the school office as soon as possible, or click here to register online so that you do not miss out on the early bird registration discount!

The Auction Committee is meeting this Wednesday, February 1st at 7pm in room 110 (Activity Room).  You are welcome to join us!
We are still welcoming donations of an item or two for the auction. Some of the needed items include Restaurant gift cards, 6 packs of beer, bottles of your favorite wine…use your imagination – the sky is the limit and no item is ever too small (or too big)! Perhaps your company would like to donate? Just stop in or email the school office and we will be happy to send you a donor letter and form (or feel free to print from the links provided).  Donations should be dropped in the school office.
We can also use assistance behind the scenes with pick up of donated items, administration for the event, and putting together the invitations for mailing.

A Weekly Prayer Guide
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6-7
My faith seems to be so weak as I face this new hurdle. I do not know if I have enough faith to get through this even though you promise that I need faith only the size of a mustard seed. I know that solving problems is not all up to me, but too often I try everything I can think of before I turn my concerns over to you.
Lord, increase my mustard seed-sized faith and my trust in you. I know you love me and have my best interests in mind. I know these trusts in my head, help my heart to understand them also. May I always lean on your grace and mercy.
This week we pray for our 1st graders, their families, and Mrs. Berdis. Please let us know if there is something specific we can pray for.
If you would like a member of our Pastoral Care team to call on you, please call our church office and we will be happy to put you in touch with someone.  Be assured, all correspondence and communications are, and will continue to be, kept in the strictest of confidence.

We are working on a marketing booklet and would like to include, former student, parent, grandparent etc. testimonies. If you would have a 2 or 3 sentence statement about you, or your child’s education, teacher, experience etc. please send it to Mrs. Koenig. Thank you for your time and effort as we look for more ways to share our experiences and love for Trinity Lutheran School!

Trinity Centennial Video – History of Trinity School

If you’d like to learn a little bit about the history of Trinity school, this 15-minute program was produced in 1998 for the 100th Anniversary of Trinity Lutheran School and features graduates of Trinity from the 1920’s, 1970’s and current (in 1998) students, along with teachers and administrators, as they reminisce about Trinity in their era. Archival photos and historical re-enactments are also used to tell the story of Trinity. Produced by Tim Johnson with music by Kraig McCreary.


Trinity has applied again for evaluation by both National Lutheran School Accreditation and Advanced. The Thriving School Survey is provided for the third consecutive year to ensure optimum communication between staff, parents, and congregation. You have a critical role in making Trinity second to none.

We are asking all members of our congregation, staff, faculty and all school alumni and current families to please click the link below and complete the survey at your earliest convenience (you do not need to be a member of Trinity Church to complete this survey). The assessment will take 10-15 minutes to complete, and the information is submitted anonymously. The feedback you provide will be instrumental in planning efforts going forward. This assessment is being conducted by Baker Strategy Group, an independent research firm located in Ann Arbor, MI.

As in past years, you will be given multiple opportunities to discuss survey results with staff, make recommendations and review any adjustments to our strategic plans.
Accrediting agencies will require additional surveys in December and/or January. We spend a lot of time discussing your input and most often this results in changes. So, your opinion counts!
Thank you for your partnership and input. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions.

Love to Learn… Learn to Love…

Help our children love to learn, and learn to love!

Your school needs your help to continue providing a Christ-centered learning environment- from families needing financial assistance to keeping up with today’s technology to upgrading textbooks in the classrooms, you can impact lives for the next generation of disciples today.


Participate in our School Matching Gift Campaign – Donate now through December 31st and double your gift! You’re your gift will be matched dollar for dollar by our Tiger Den – a group of passionate, generous school supporters.

Impact of your gift

$25 tuition for a day for a child whose parents lost their job
$100 provide for the new Singapore math curriculum
$1,000 teachers become even more effective educators with graduate school classes
Ways to Give
Online – – click Donate
The City – – click Giving tab, Select School Matching Gifts
Kiosk in the Lobby
Check to Trinity Lutheran School – School Matching Gifts
Thank you for your support of the ministry of Trinity Lutheran School – and please consider a gift from your heart to our school ministry before the end of the year and DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF YOUR GENEROSITY!

P.S. Did you know your employer may also match this gift? Click on this list of many employers that match gifts to schools Employer Matching Gifts List