September 2015 Newsletter
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September 2015 Newsletter
The Pencil/Pen Hall of Fame contains writing tools and unique responses from well-known people who use writing in their every day lives. Each year, 8th graders get a variety of responses from celebrities like Stephen King, Maria Shriver, Michael Phelps, and Beverly Clearly. This year’s responses included Michelle Obama and the office of JK Rowling. Students write letters telling the purpose of their request and why that individual celebrity is important to them.
Our school has been blessed each year to be able to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. What an honor for these students and our school. This trip wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our students, their parents, and staff members that are willing to give their time to make this possible.
During March all of the students were asked to pick their favorite book character and bring them to life. The students were asked to do this as just one of their “March is Reading Month” activities. There will be three students chosen as winners and will be able to pick a prize from the treasure chest in the library. The most original submissions will win! In this ocean, there are characters from Nemo to Elsa even in the eighth grade section. With our “characters” in school, this project was no problem!
Submitted by: Christina Ovreset, Katie Kramer, and Lauren Hanes
Recycling has always been a priority at St. Gerard Catholic School. Recycling is important to conserve the Earth’s resources. By recycling, St. Gerard can help to reduce its carbon footprint and provide a good example to our students. The Thursday junior high elective class, Environmental Issues, empties the recycling bins of each classroom into the Paper Gator weekly. Afterwards they learn about how to be environmentally conscious. They also recycle Elmer’s glue sticks and bottles by sending them back at the end of the year. As you can imagine, our preschool uses many glue sticks and being able to recycle them is a blessing. Our art teacher, Mrs. Barber, is going to use old markers to make paint for next year. Starting in a few weeks, the styrofoam lunch trays will be recycled. Based on the picture, you can see already what a big difference this will make. These projects and more are a huge step for St. Gerard School to reduce its carbon footprint! It also helped us earn the “Emerald School” designation to be awarded during the month of April!
Submitted by: Matthew Burns, Jack Wolfe, Tyler Hamel, and Dillon Beaton
Congrats to all of our third graders on their wonderful reading projects. So proud of all of their hard work! The results are as follows: Ms. Schertzing’s class 1st: Adela Escojido, 2nd: Nasadia Rodriguez, Mrs. Wade’s class: 1st: Katelyn Molnar, 2nd: Lydia Beaton.