STREAM education comes to St. Christopher School

To promote the development of these skills in our students, St. Christopher School is transitioning into a STREAM school. STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math) schools seek to integrate Catholic identity into every aspect of the curriculum, while providing a challenging learning environment focused on science,technology, math and the arts. STREAM schools promote a culture of innovation, as well as a commitment to ethical behavior and social justice. Our technology teacher, Mrs. Molly Fuerst, has been active in leading this transition. In addition to becoming a certified STEM teacher, she has reconfigured and enhanced our existing learning lab, purchased new materials, and has researched curriculum. During the upcoming school year, all of our students will engage in project-based activities, with real world applications, that promote inquiry, problem solving, and collaboration. Activities will vary by grade level and will include things like computer programming, robotics, the engineering and design process, forensic science, and water and wetland investigations. Like the society we live in, this process will evolve and change over time. What will not change however, is the school’s mission to instill Catholic values, a commitment to service and the promotion of academic excellence. STREAM education is another tool to help the school fulfill its mission and develop students that are prepared to lead, succeed, and serve; while giving witness to their Catholic faith.

GIVING TUESDAY

Since 1926, St. Christopher School has been Building a Foundation that Lasts a Lifetime. on Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2017, please help us in our mission of securing the future of our school for generations to come.  Your gift would help keep tuition affordable, retain and attract talented teachers, and sponsor students who could not be here without your support. Thank you for your commitment to St. Christopher School and Catholic education!

Donations can be made online using the following link on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.  Please help spread the word to family and friends.

https://www.wegivecatholic.org/organizations/st-christopher-church

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Maggie Seikel Named Saint Joseph Academy’s Salutatorian

Maggie Seikel Named Saint Joseph Academy’s Salutatorian

St. Christopher School graduate and parishioner, Maggie Seikel, recently graduated from Saint Joseph Academy, where she was named the Class of 2017’s salutatorian. Maggie will be attending The Ohio State University to pursue her career interests of law or international policy. During her years at Saint Joseph Academy, she was a Student Ambassador, retreat leader, a member of Model United Nations and a member of the Balloon Artist Club. Maggie also was a Playhouse Square STARS volunteer and a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor. Maggie is a National Merit Finalist, member of the National Honor Society and a recipient of High Honors and Ohio Honors Diploma. Congratulations, Maggie

Power of the Pen update

Congratulations of 8th grader Ellen for advancing to the state finals for Power of the Pen Tournament.  The state finals will take place at the College of Wooster on May 25th and 26th. Power of the Pen encourages schools to develop writing teams, allows young writers to meet, compete, and receive recognition and awards for excellence in three rounds of impromptu writing, and offers immediate feedback from teacher coaches who act as judges on the quality of their written expression. The tournament started with more than 8,000 students and is now down the the 700 best writers in the state which come from most counties in Ohio.

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Power of the Pen

Congratulations to 7th grader Kevin, and 8th graders Ellen and Andrew for qualifying in the regional level Power of the Pen Tournament.  The regional competition took place at Padua Franciscan High School. Power of the Pen encourages schools to develop writing teams, allows young writers to meet, compete, and receive recognition and awards for excellence in three rounds of impromptu writing, and offers immediate feedback from teacher coaches who act as judges on the quality of their written expression. More than 8,000 students compete in formal Power of the Pen interscholastic writing tournaments in most counties in Ohio.

Arts News

Mrs. Kovak has entered some of the SCS masterpieces in the 2017 Holy Name High School Online Elementary Art Invitational at the Rocky River library. One student will receive the "People's Choice Award," with the artwork that receives the most “likes” in this Facebook gallery being named the winner. Online voting will occur from Saturday, April 1 to Friday, April 14. The winner will receive a Wacom Intuos Art Drawing Tablet! Click on the first image and scroll through to find various entries from SCS students.Voting goes through April 14th. If we win, the art will then be displayed in Rocky River high school. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

5th annual St. Baldrick's event

On Thursday, March 16, 2017 St. Christopher School participated in our 5th annual St. Baldrick's event to raise money for childhood cancer research. Over 30 students including 3 GIRLS shaved their heads. We have raised over $125,000 during the five years that we have had this event.

We honor our two students in maintenance - Shane Haddad and Ryan Walther, and 4 Angels who lost their battle - Anna, Maria, Anthony, and Michael.

The event was filled with Irish excitement including music and dancing. A couple of students shared their gymnastics talents with the group. Ichiban Salon joined us once again to brave the shave.  

This cause is dear to our hearts and affects us personally.  We all believe strongly in supporting kids with cancer and St. Baldrick’s research for childhood cancer.

 BEFORE THEy braved the shave

BEFORE THEy braved the shave

 After they braved the shave   

After they braved the shave