The Catholics of LaSalle in the Illinois River Valley are served by the Parishes of St. Hyacinth and St. Patrick as well as the Shrine Queen of the Holy Rosary and Trinity Catholic Academy.
The LaSalle Parishes are participating in the Journey Youth group in the Illinois Valley. The group is open to all young Catholics 7th grade - High School and will be meeting this school year on the Second Sundays of each month for food, fraternity, prayer, and Mass. Our first regular meeting will be Sunday, November 9th at St. Joseph Halle in Peru at 5pm. All our families who participated in our Totus Tuus are encouraged to continue their experience at Journey!
Join us for our opening Bonfire and Mass at St. Bede Abby Sunday, October 26th at 5pm at the outdoor Academy Shelter. Fr. Carlson will offer Holy Mass in a prayerful and relaxed setting; we will take a guided tour of the St. Bede Cemetery complete with fun (and eerie!) stories told by one of our monks; the evening will conclude at the fire with food, hot chocolate, s'mores, and the best ghost stories you can tell.
The Chromebooks are Here!
This year TCA implemented a comprehensive 5-Year technology plan to outline our vision for implementing and sustaining the educational technology for our curriculum. The plan includes bringing enterprise class internet and wifi into our school, completely replacing our computer lab, continuing services such as the online grade book and Accelerated Reader, and upgrading our LCD projectors and school security cameras.
One of the most exciting parts of the plan is the implementation of a complete 1:1 laptop program for our Middle School. A 1:1 program means that there will one personal laptop (HP Chromebook) for each student. This year we are beginning the roll-out process allowing our teachers and students to explore the new technology together. The 1:1 program will be fully implemented by the 2016/17 school year.
We chose Chromebooks because they are reliable, efficient to manage, and will allow our parents and teachers to better manage and review student use and progress. The laptop-styled device is geared for the real work of creation - not just consumption. Our students will use the Chromebooks for making presentations, designing webpages, following and interacting with teacher presentations, as well as writing essays and papers.
Click here to see our 5 Year Plan.
Our New Gym Floor
Trinity Catholic Academy is pleased and humbled to announce we have reached our goal for a new gym floor! We are truly blessed to have wonderful families, devoted parishioners and local businesses come together and help us make our goal a reality. Thank you!
Read about our new floor in the News Tribune. Click here.
TCA Cash Raffle!
1st prize: $10,000.00!!
2nd prize $2,500.oo or parish tuition for one child.
3rd - 5th prize: $500.00 each.
Plus two early bird prizes:
$1,000 in cash drawn on 10/19/2014 at the TCA Spaghetti Dinner and $1,000 in cash drawn on 3/17/2015 at the Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
Tickets Sold for a donation of $50.00 each. Three tickets can be purchased by the same party for $125 or six for $225. See the flyer for more details.
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