1st-8th Grade

1st Grade

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First Grade at Trinity is taught by Mrs. Debbie Hammes.  Mrs. Hammes' husband also teaches at Trinity and they are members of Trinity Lutheran Church.
 
"School is one of my favorite places! I've loved it since I was in kindergarten and I want my students to love it, too. Teaching children to read and seeing the sparkle in their eyes when they 'get it' is amazing. I love helping them learn new things about the world around them. Sharing God's loving plan for our salvation with them on a daily basis is truly a privilege. My confirmation verse, John 15:5, is about staying connected to Jesus. I am honored to be in a position to help children and their families make and strengthen that connection."  - Debbie Hammes

Please click here to see Mrs. Hammes's Bio
Please click here to review the 1st Grade Curriculum.

2nd Grade

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Ms. Lisa Haak teaches our 2nd graders.
 
"My confirmation verse is Psalm 55: 22 'Cast your cares upon the Lord and He will sustain you. He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.'  I find this verse helpful when the going gets tough in the classroom.  My favorite time of day is when I get to pull out my guitar and we sing praises to God. I enjoy working with my children as they make connections. You can see the lightbulb goes on and they say, 'Oh this is easy!' One of my traditions in the classroom is teaching about the presidents. Older children will come back into my room and ask what president we are on. They still sing the song that puts them in order. I'm told it even helps when the students get into high school history."  - Lisa Haak
Please click here to review the 2nd grade Curriculum.

3rd Grade

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Becky Hansen is our 3rd & 4th grade teacher.  She graduated from Concordia University in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Lutheran Teacher's Certificate.  Becky also earned her master's degree in Reading in 2010 from Capella University in Minnesota.  Becky taught at St. Paul, Oak Lawn for 5 years. Prior to St. Paul, Becky taught at St. Peter, Arlington Heights for 2 years.  She coached volleyball, basketball, and track and served as St. Paul's athletic director, as well as overseeing the yearbook, Reading Rangers and the youth group.  

Please click here for the 3rd Grade Curriculum.

4th Grade

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Becky Hansen is our 3rd & 4th grade teacher.  She graduated from Concordia University in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Lutheran Teacher's Certificate.  Becky also earned her master's degree in Reading in 2010 from Capella University in Minnesota.  Becky taught at St. Paul, Oak Lawn for 5 years. Prior to St. Paul, Becky taught at St. Peter, Arlington Heights for 2 years.  She coached volleyball, basketball, and track and served as St. Paul's athletic director, as well as overseeing the yearbook, Reading Rangers and the youth group.  
 
Please click here for the 4th Grade Curriculum.
 
 

5th Grade

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Allison Kumke is our 5th grade Teacher

Click here to view Ms. Kumke's Biography
Please click here for the 5th grade curriculum.

6th Grade

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Mrs. Pam Winterroth is 6th Grade's homeroom teacher.
 

7th & 8th Grade

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Mr. Hammes is our 7th and 8th grade Homeroom teacher.  He is married to our first grade teacher Mrs. Debbie Hammes and they are members of our church.  Mr. Hammes was also Trinity's Principal for 10 years.
 
"My name is Neil Hammes. I teach 5-8 Science and Computers, 7-8 Social Studies,
6 Religion, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra. My Confirmation verse is 'Have I not
commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage. Be not afraid neither be
dismayed for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go.' Joshua 1:9. I
teach my students the lessons I learned from my Confirmation verse. I teach
them to be strong, calm, self confident, and never fearful because the creator
of the universe is on their side. Most of my students respect me and enjoy my
classes. I respect them and enjoy being with them also."

Please click here for Mr. Hammes's Bio

Please click here for the 7th grade curriculum.
 
Please click here for the 8th grade curriculum.