Trinity Lutheran School

Dedicated to Educating Youth in a Christian Environment since 1875!

Trinity Lutheran School

8701 Huey Road

PO Box 200

Hoffman, Il 62250


Mission Statement: We will prepare our students to be responsible members of the Christian community, strong in faith and equipped with the knowledge and skill to live as powerful, forgiven witnesses of Christ and his love.

Parent survey may be taken online or on paper. Please respond once. If by paper, please return the survey to the school office. Surveys are due by January 25. ​Parent Survey Link Thank you!

Our theme for this year is:

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

~Hebrews 13:8

From the Principal:


We are back in full swing! Along with the new year, we welcome a few new faces to our school. Pam Bierbaum is our new Title I teacher and is beginning to work with students this week. We also welcome Timothy Schilbe, Benjamin Schilbe, and Wyatt Finley to our student body.

The staff and students are working hard to continue making progress. We sent out report cards this week. Along with those, we sent parent surveys as part of our National Lutheran Schools Accreditation process. These surveys provide valuable information about where our school is and where it is headed. We are coming to the point where all of the documentary questions have been answered and we are putting together the compilation of evidence for the NLSA team to examine. Our visit is scheduled for some time in April. Thank you to everyone who has been diligently working on these reports.

We are at the end of our Girls Basketball Season. We celebrated 8th Grade Night at our last home game Friday evening. We recognized six 8th Grade girls and their parents. Samantha Zimmermann was the 8th grade player from our school. We are waiting to see if we are selected to participate in the Lutheran State Games in March. Congratulations on a successful season! I asked the coach, Liz Norrenberns to prepare a short write-up to share. You will find it later in the bulletin.

Blessings on your week,

Beth Boester, Principal


Volleyball season starts on Monday, January 14 at 6:00 pm at Hoffman. There will be a parent meeting to begin. Winning Edge will be there with some sample uniforms to get sizes from the players. We will also select the style that evening. Afterwards, everybody is welcome to stay and watch the drills we will be introducing the girls to. Plans are to practice from 6-7:30, Monday through Thursday. Coaches: Kurt Knolhoff and Annette Kleiboeker

Upcoming School Events:

Jan 14 BBB @ Willow Grove; Volleyball practice and Parent Meeting 6:00 pm (at Hoffman)

Jan 15 BBB @ St. Rose

Jan 17 BBB @ Hoyleton vs trinity Edwardsville A Game only – 8th Grade Night

Jan 21 MLK, Jr Day - No School

Jan 24 6:00 Family Game Night

Trinity Defenders – Girls Basketball

Change. A word that scares people of any age for fear of the unknown. This year 24 young ladies stepped into a gym and faced that fear. Three small schools (Trinity Centralia, Trinity Hoffmann, and Trinity Hoyleton) all were struggling to have enough girls to form a basketball team. The administration recognized this and reached out to one another for support. This was the beginning of something great, the Trinity Lady Defenders.

The season started off rocky and taking a couple losses early in the season. A loss is only negative if you don’t learn anything from it. The Lady Defenders were sponges and quick to learn. They took 2nd in the TSJ Tournament and 5thin the Edwardsville Tournament, defeating very talented and tough teams along the way. The Lady Defenders played as a united team, despite being from three different schools. No one could tell that only three months ago they were all strangers. At the end of the season they were not just teammates but friends. The Lady Defenders finished their season 14 and 8. They await the call if they will be selected to continue their season in the Lutheran State Tournament.

Have a Blessed Day,

Liz Norrenberns, Girls Basketball Coach

Give Thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, His love endureth forever. Psalm 136:1

School Chapel Mission: During the month of January, we are supporting the Snack Pack program in Clinton County.

Music for Trinity Hoffman!

You can make a difference! Mr. Harding will continue to offer band lessons twice a week to our students. In addition, we are beginning a Junior Choir program once again. You can help support these programs. Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a band student at the rate of $125 per student per semester or the Junior Choir at the rate of $300 per semester. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students at a time when many schools are cutting back on their fine arts programs. Donations will be accepted at any time. Please designate on the memo line that it is for our music program. Thank you for supporting our school!


Milk comes with each meal purchased. Menu is always subject to change. Encourage children to eat at school!

One milk comes with each paid meal. All meals are subject to change without notice.

Menu Always Subject to change without notice.

We encourage all students to eat lunch with us. Lunch cards are available in units of 10 or 20 lunches. A 10 Lunch card is $27.50; 20 Lunch card is $55.00. Extra Milk is $.30 . Milk cards are $6.00 for 20 milks. We provide a nutritious lunch each day that meets all the state requirements. Parents are notified of lunch balances through the classroom Friday note each week.

Parents who want to eat with the students may do so at a rate of $4.00 per lunch. K-4th grade eat at 11:20 am. 5th - 8th grade students eat at 12:00 pm.

Upcoming School Events:

Jan 14 BBB @ Willow Grove

Jan 15 BBB @ St. Rose

Jan 17 BBB @ Hoyleton vs trinity Edwardsville A Game only – 8th Grade Night

Jan 21 MLK, Jr Day - No School

Jan 24 6:00 Family Game Night

Trinity Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, gender, disability, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-sponsored programs. To file a complaint regarding discrimination, you may contact:

Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Office

U.S. Department of Education

111 North Canal Street, Suite 1053

Chicago, IL 60606-7204

(312) 886-8434; FAX# (312) 353-4888


Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20202-1100


FAX: (202) 245-6840; TDD: (877) 521-2172