Kindergarten feasted and made Thank You Crosses while 7th and 1st grade Prayer Partners celebrated their gratitude for each other.
The 5th and 6th grade students led the student body in our Thanksgiving observance at Mass and for the GRACE celebration of the virtue of Responsibility. We incorporated some of the new changes in the Liturgy and Fr. Walt spoke to the students about the Good Samaritan and our responsibility of being grateful and SHOWING not just saying "Thanks" for all that we receive. After Mass, 5th and 6th grade read stories about special people who show Responsibility for others and "spelled out" ways they can show responsibility in their daily lives as students and members of their families. Finally, we prayed for all of the people enrolled in the GRACE Program for November.
Congratulations to the team of Maura Sheedy, Ashley Mell, Lauren Kanavy, and Michael Kirsch who took 4th place at, “The History Bowl” at the John Heinz History Center. Team members participated in 4 activities, which focused on exhibits at the Center. Students were asked to create an American flag timelines, write a letter home from a French and Indian War participant, identify a mystery historical object, and interview a famous historical sports figure! The students loved their visit to the Center and were appreciative of the opportunity to make History come alive.
The following students represented St. Philip School at the Carnegie Elk's # 831 Hoop Shoot last week:
Maddie Hoff, Hannah Gamrod, Katelyn Gamble, Kaleigh Costantino, Maria Rose Fallon, Emma Doherty, Michael Smith, Louis Worrall, Finn Crossey, Nevan Crossey, Nick Biangone, Zach White, Kyle Garay, Alec Gamble, Erin Joyce, Quinn Mankowski, Daisha Reed.
Congratulations to Alec Gamble, Erin Joyce, and Quinn Mankowski who took first place in their respective grade levels and categories 8th and 7th, boys and girls. They will continue to vie for a spot at the State championships at the next round of competition in Braddock.
Congratulations also to the following runners-up: Grade 2 : 3rd place Kayleigh Costantino, Grade 4: 2nd placeEmma Doherty,
Grade 6: 2nd place Kyle Garay, 3rd place Katelyn Gamble, Zack White, Grade 8: 2nd place Daisha Reed.
Kelly Burgess was a member of the winning Bishop Canevin team on KDKA's Hometown HiQ. Watch on Saturday, Nov 26 at 11:30AM on KDKA to see a repeat of the nearly 500 point score and win. St. Philip Alums Zach Mell and Mark Szymanski are alternates for the 3 man team. Good luck in the semi- finals!
This past Saturday Mark Shorthouse, who was competing in his 1st high school Forensic Tournament, placed 1st out of 25 competitors in the category of Prose. Congratulations Mark.
Soccer players Alyssa Nakles was named as a Section 3 all-stars and Laura Tarnow was named to the Section 6 All- Star Team 2011.
Congratulations to the following St. Philip Alumni who were named to the Honor Roll at Bishop Canevin High School for the 1st Quarter:
FRESHMEN HIGH HONORS
SOPHOMORE HIGH HONORS
JUNIORS HIGH HONORS
SENIORS HIGH HONORS
SUPER JOB DONNA! MANY THANKS GOES TO DONNA GAMROD
FOR ARRANGING FOR CHUCK E. CHEESE TO VISIT OUR STUDENTS AT SPS TODAY AND COORDINATING THIS EVENING'S FUNDRAISER!
THANK YOU TO THE SPS TEACHERS AND FAMILIES WHO TOOK TIME OUT OF THEIR BUSY SCHEDULES TO ATTEND!
Students in grade 5 are learning about Greek mythology by presenting plays that feature famous Greek characters. Today the students acted out the stories of Demeter and Persephone, Echo and Narcissus, and Pandora's Box.
Yesterday, on Principal Appreciation Day, the students and faculty surprised Sr. Geri with an all school assembly, balloons, and flowers to show her how much they appreciate all that she does for our school. The cheerleaders performed some cheers written especially for her while the Student Council members read poems to her about leadership and angels. Highlight of the assembly was a special song performed by grades K, 1 & 2 to the tune of "Heard it through the grapevine" and a blessing by Fr. Walt and all the students. Finally, Sr.Geri was presented with a special badge,flowers, balloons,and most importantly our love and respect.