Congratulations to the Boys 7th Grade Basketball Team for being the 1st Place winners at the St. Bonaventure Round Ball Classic : Jonathan Shar, Jimmy Hurley, Julian Bonds, Tyler Lampus, Nathan Ratliff, Rocky Rauterkus, David Snyder, and Walter Bonds.
6th, 7th , and 8th grade Thinking Caps student completed project 2
to prepare for the WQED Challenge in April. The task was to make a crane from tape, card board, fishing line, a pencil, and a cup that can lift a load of batteries.The students had great design ideas and were very successful.
Congratulations to SPS 7th grade Girls Basketball Team for finishing in 1st place at the Holy Trinity 7th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament! Great Job: Gianna Barbieri, Abby Persinger, Olivia Clark, Marissa Pekular, Kasey Kaczorowski, Maddie Hoff, Katelyn Gamble, Erica Pawlos, Brianna Caridi, Sarah Green, Sydney Bonds, Alexis Kowal
3rd Graders worked hard making Easter treats to give to the Crafton Meals on Wheels. Students used their art supplies to create milk carton bunny baskets to hold candy filled eggs.
THE ST. PHILIP SCHOOL RECIPIENT 2012 IS KEVIN COSTANTINO. The Carson Scholar Award is given to a student for academic achievements and service to their community which makes a student stand out as a future leader. Kevin is among over 5,200 gifted students from across the country that have been named Carson Scholars. Kevin will be honored in front of family, peers, and educators at the Carson Scholars Fund Annual Pittsburgh Awards Banquet on April 22, 2012. Congratulations, Kevin!
St. Philip School Fundraising Gala
Saturday, March 31
At Chartiers Country Club - $45.00 per person
Ticket orders are due by Monday, March 26 Mass at 4:00 p.m.
Cocktails at Chartiers at 5:30 p.m.
Sit-Down Dinner Served at 6:30 p.m.
DJ and Fundraising Events Following Dinner
Honoring Two Distinguished Alumni:
Lauren Astwood, SPS 1996
Evelyn Denk Moses, SPS 1949
Evening Includes Fundraising Activities:
Basket Auction – lots of beautiful baskets!
Money Envelope Game
Chance for your SPS child to be Principal for the Day
Drawing for King/Queen student of the Cafeteria
Evening is for school parents, alumni, parishioners and all who support St. Philip School!
Purchase tickets by sending $45.00 per person to St. Philip School office – c/o Gala; be sure to include your entrée selection – either Chicken Marsala or
St Philip students in K-8 were treated to a performance of Nellie Bly a Gallery of Heroes production of the Civic Light Opera. The group’s goal is to improve student awareness and understanding of local women’s history and to affirm the good habit of working to achieve a goal. The story of Nellie Bly highlights the important people of Western Pennsylvania and their contributions to the changes and advances of the 20th century. Elizabeth Cochran (pen name – Nellie Bly) was a newspaperwoman inspired by Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days. Working as a reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s The World, Nellie set out to beat Phileas Fogg’s 80-day record. Not only was she able to achieve that goal but she was also able to show back in the 1890’s that women were capable of more that being housewives. Previously, Nellie had feigned insanity and had her self admitted to an asylum on Blackwell’s Island to expose the horrid living conditions and treatment of the Patients. She was a true Western PA heroine. The program was sponsored by the PTG.
The boys developmental basketball team recently capped a 20 - 2 season by capturing the Championship of the BRC March Madness Tournament. The tournament champions included #4 Nathan Kirsch, #43 Nick Biangone, #54 A.J. Cirilli, #23 Evan Kormick, #30 Dante Spadafora, #33 Nevan Crossey, #21 Luke Persinger, and #2 Jada Lee.