Catholic Schools Week to be celebrated nationwide Jan. 25-31; to be celebrated April 12-18 in Steubenville Diocese
National Catholic Schools Week is a yearly celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Held in January, annually, this year's nationwide celebration is Jan. 25-31, however, this year the Diocese of Steubenville will observe the special week the week of April 12-18. Due to several years of weather related cancellations, Bishop Monforton made the change to eliminate havoc with scheduled events. The theme of National Catholic Schools Week is "Catholic Schools:Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service." Stay tuned for fun, faith & fellowship related activities for our school in April!
Thank you to those who attended our Montessori Preschool & PreKindergarten Open House on Wed., Jan. 14th. Despite the crazy morning of weather, we had a successful event & were able to showcase our programs to several families. We look forward to welcoming our new St. Mary Catholic students & their families for the 2015-2016 Academic year. For further information about the programs or the school in general, please contact Tammi Bradley in the school office at 740-374-8181.
We are currently collecting children's books to be given to the St. Vincent de Paul Organization associated with our Basilica. The St. Vincent de Paul organization enjoys giving books to children of the families that they may be assisting. There is a box outside the office door for book collections. This will be an ongoing project thoughout the 2014-2015 School Year.
The Knights of Columbus Insurance has created a Box Top Competition for St. Mary Catholic School. The class with the most box tops per student will win a class Pizza party! Congratulations 7th grade!
Congratulations to 4 spectacular St. Mary Teachers who received "Years of Service Awards" at the Diocesan All School Teachers Mass & meetings today. Mrs. Paula Sewell, 4th Grade Teacher was recognized for 30 Years of Service, Mrs. Rita Angel, Principal & Mrs. Cathy Dunaway, 5th Grade were awarded 15 Years of Service & Jocelyn Smith, Kindergarten teacher received her 10 year award! Congratulations to these outstanding educators who represent St. Mary School with their remarkable dedication!
Good things continue to happen with our several basketball teams that are in season at this time. The girls Jr. High Basketball Team is having a great season, the boys 3rd & 4th Grade league is in full swing at St. Mary's Catholic School & we continue to have several students playing on traveling basketball teams. Let's Go Irish!!!
Congratulations to Mrs. Sylvia~A Gem of the Valley Nominee
Congratulations to our Montessori Teacher, Mrs. Sylvia Rajakaruna who was nominated & featured in the weekend edition of The Marietta Times as a recipient of the Gem of the Valley Award. Mrs. Sylvia has taught the Montessori approach of guided freedom through learning preschool program for 40 years & we are excited & happy for her dedication & deserving nomination!
Congratulations Mrs. Sewell, March WTAP Jan Dills Golden Apple Award Winner
Long time St. Mary 4th grade teacher Paula Sewell was presented with the WTAP Golden Apple Award at an all school assembly on Tuesday. Representatives from WTAP, Jan Dills Attorneys at Law, and Baker & Baker Jewelers presented Mrs. Sewell with a golden apple bracelet, plaque, and gift certificate. The award is given to a teacher in the Mid-Ohio Valley from online nominations.
Click on the picture to the left to view the WTAP broadcast. Picture courtesy of WTAP.com