For Trinity Lutheran, it has been time very well spent.

For the past seven to eight months, Trinity’s faculty and staff, School Ministry Team members and parents, have been gathering, analyzing, and checking information – a self-evaluation of sorts.

It’s all part of the National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) process.

“I’m so thankful of the work and time put in by everyone,” Trinity principal Bill Meyer said. “Pretty much all the work is done outside of the school day. We are blessed.”

Trinity will welcome a six-member validation team to our campus.

The purpose of the team is to validate the information prepared by Trinity. The team examines evidence, meets with staff, visits classrooms, and observes overall school practices.

“This process pushes us to be the best,” Trinity first-grade teacher James Ullman said. “It’s an opportunity to rejoice at all the things that we are doing well, and to find out what needs attention.”

Five years ago, the visiting NLSA team recommended safety improvements, and to add an associate principal position.

Trinity responded.

The vestibule at the entrance of the school was created, while other safety measures were put into place. Trinity also elevated Ms. Jensen to a part-time assistant principal role.


Hope. Help. Home.

That’s one of the key messages perspective families hear when they come check out Trinity School.

The message goes beyond first-time visitors to our campus.

“I miss Trinity, a lot,” said Lucas Steining, who is a Trinity Lutheran graduate and currently is a junior at Davenport Assumption High School. “I didn’t want to leave Trinity after my eighth-grade year because of how close our class was and how amazing the teachers are. Trinity was such a different experience than what high school is.”

The experience – it’s a faith-building partnership with the students and families as well.

“My faith has only gotten stronger since I graduated from Trinity,” Lucas said. “Trinity planted a faith seed in me that has grown into a huge flower.”

It’s our mission – to share the Good News and bring unbelievers to Christ.

As we enter Holy Week, it’s Trinity’s hope and prayer that we can provide a home for you during this week of celebration and reflection.

Our help is to provide Holy Week reflections – through Word and Sacrament.

“Holy Week is a huge deal, more than I can imagine. It’s more than my little brain can handle,” a pair of fifth-graders shared last week.

Come home.

“I miss that place,” Lucas Steining shared. “But I’m so glad that I know that I can come back. It’s a place to call home.”



Do not be afraid.

I wonder if God ever gets tired of saying these words?

He spoke these words to Abraham – and to Moses, David and Mary.

Time and time again, our Lord reassures us – through His Word – He is in control.

“Joseph, son of David, DO NOT BE AFRAID to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirt.” (Matthew 1:20)

Um, Lord, are you for sure?

Do not be afraid.

Little Hazel, (pictured) a preschooler at Trinity, will be baptized this weekend.

“I’m afraid Pastor will get water in my eyes,” she shared.

But, when asked about what it means to be baptized, her tune changed.

“I’m so excited,” Hazel said, jumping up and down. “Jesus is going to wash all the dirt off my heart, cause it’s really dirty.”

Don’t be afraid.

Back in the 1930s, Trinity’s forefathers put their trust in Him, boldly keeping the doors of our school open, when the timing seemed bleak.

The uncharted journey to the top of the hill at 1122 West Central Park – more than likely was met with challenges and fears.

We walk by faith.

With a potential new-look Trinity before our eyes, what will be our response?

It’s going to take all of us – 100 percent committed.

Don’t be afraid.


Trinity’s preschool is collecting hats and mittens for its World Changer Project.

All donations – new or gently used hats, mittens and gloves for any and all sizes - will be given to shelters and families in need in our community.

Smaller-sized snowpants, coats or boots also will be accepted.

The drive concludes on Dec. 16.

Items can be dropped off in the main entrance of the school and the church.


They all have their favorites – it’s usually their current teacher - until you remind them about their previous teachers.

But what makes Trinity’s faculty and staff so special?

What makes them your favorite?

“They are funny, love us, care for us, pray for us and help us,” an elementary student shared. “They meet us where we are at and want what’s best for us,” a middle school student added.

But more than anything … “they love to tell and teach us about God,” another student shared.

It’s an opportunity.

It’s our mission – Let’s Go with Jesus, for others and into the world.

“Trinity’s faculty and staff make a positive difference in the lives they touch, both through their teaching and sharing of the Gospel, and their efforts do not go unnoticed,” a family member shared.

We are blessed.

October is church worker appreciation month – an opportunity to pray for and give thanks to not only Trinity’s pastors, teachers, and support staff, but to all the mission workers around the world.

“When a student grasps a concept, it validates that I’m fulfilling God’s call,” a Trinity staff member shared. “We have the wonderful opportunity to include God in everything we teach.”

Just like St. Paul – it’s their passion, sharing the Good News.

Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. – 1 Corinthians 11:1


On Oct. 22, Trinity's varsity boys cross country team finished off what might be the most successful cross country season in school history.

The varsity boys team, which included six eighth-graders and one seventh-grader, finished 10th at Saturday's National Lutheran Meet at Concordia Wisconsin University.

The national boys field included 19 full teams and 203 runners. There was a total of 70 schools represented.

Drew Caldwell was Trinity's top runner at the national meet, finishing sixth overall in a time of 11 minutes, 38 seconds.

For the season, Trinity's varsity boys won the Trinity Tiger Invitational, the Cedar Rapids, Invitational and the conference meet. They also finished third out of 17 teams at the Central DeWitt meet.

Great job, Tigers, on an historic run.


With each passing day, the numbers continue to rise.

The ravage of Hurricane Ian, which is projected to go down as one of the 10 costliest storms in U.S. history, has left many in need of relief – and most of all prayers.

Trinity’s students are ready to help.

From sending get-well cards, to money, food and clothes, to even their parents’ vehicles, Trinity’s students have hearts of gold.

One student shared they would send a Bible. “I have three at home, so I could share one of my Bibles,” the student said.

Another student said they would like to send prayers.

What would the prayer say or include?

“I know they are probably scared, but they don’t need to worry because Jesus is watching over them,” the student shared. “Do you think that would be good?”

Yes, that's perfect.

No matter the cost, that’s priceless.

We are blessed.

The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod is also supplying Hurricane Ian relief. If you would like to make a donation, you can CLICK HERE.


Trinity's varsity boys are the 2022 IDE conference cross country champs!

It's the first time - at least in the past 11 years - that a Trinity boys cross country team has won the team title.

The boys' finish was just one of many highlights for Trinity.

Drew Caldwell won the individual varsity boys' title, while Natalie Smith finished first in the JV girls' race.

As a team, each of Trinity's runners had a season-best time.

For Trinity's JV runners, Monday was their last meet of the year.

A special thank you to Mrs. Leibold and Mrs. Monroe for coaching this year's teams.


The reading of the vote was met with applause by the more than 100 people on hand on Sunday morning.

Trinity’s congregation unanimously voted to move forward with its Refresh, Restore, Repurpose building initiative.

Trinity now moves forward into a detailed design phase with the Aspen Group.

Stay tuned for more details regarding this exciting opportunity.

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Trinity Lutheran School

1122 W. Central Park Ave.

Davenport, IA 52804



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