In keeping with the mission of the Alliance of Catholic Urban Education (ACUE), and striving to keep Catholic education affordable and available in the urban core, the Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, Bishop of Covington, has approved our recommendation that, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, the students of Holy Trinity Junior High (Newport) will join the other students at Holy Trinity Elementary (Bellevue) to create one Kindergarten through eighth-grade school building.
This move will unite the student body, the faculty and principal at one location, and will alleviate the expense involved in operating two buildings. Students will experience all of the sacramental and educational life of a united campus, and the parents will have a K-8 school community. Current educational programs will be enhanced in ways we do not currently offer students.
The Child Development Center will continue to operate in Newport, with room to grow. Holy Spirit, Divine Mercy and St. Bernard parishes will continue their partnership to support the mission and success of Holy Trinity School.
We take this opportunity to thank you for all you do for Holy Trinity School and for Catholic education. We wish to acknowledge publicly the great sacrifice that this change means for the members of Holy Spirit Parish. We are grateful for their generosity of spirit and their commitment to the common good. Serving the students of Dayton, Bellevue, and Newport is a ministry and vocation that is essential to all of us. We have a busy summer ahead of us!
Yours in Catholic education,
Reverend Monsignor William Cleves- Pastor, Holy Spirit Parish
Reverend Martin J. Pitstick- Pastor, Divine Mercy Parish and St. Bernard Parish
Michael Clines- Superintendent of Schools