On Sunday, June 5th Ste Jeanne d’Arc School will hold its graduation ceremony and thirty-three young ladies and gentlemen will be promoted and advance on to the high school of their choice in the Fall. Many of the graduates have been at Ste Jeanne d’Arc School since pre-kindergarten, others have joined us throughout the years. No matter how many years they’ve attended SJA they are family and always will be. Chargers forever!
When third grade teacher Mrs. Denise Panagopoulos submitted her students’ original poems to the National Schools Project 2016 Young American Poetry Digest Contest she knew they were good. She was thrilled to find out thirteen were chosen to be published in the 2016 poetry book.
In April the following students were recognized for their achievements. They are front row: Samuel Langlais and Grant Sauls; second row: Diya Patel, Myan Patel, Niti Patel, Camryn Misquita, Kristen Woodhead and Anindita Gray; second row: Thomas Escobar, Brianna Karasha, Samuel Ruiz, Ranjana Ramesh, Xavier Boateng and Kai McDonald; back row: Emma Araujo, Betty Zhou, Myles Mwathe and Shaelyn Bonaparte. Missing from the photo are Diana Mix and Thomas Woodhead.
Student Walk 2016 Raised Just Over $42,035.53 and counting!
Student Walk 2016 took place on Friday, May 13th at the UMass Lowell Track & Field Complex. It was a beautiful day for walking, partly sunny and sixty degrees. Everyone had a great time! After a fun morning of fitness the students enjoyed a relaxing afternoon with movies, games and snacks.
Enterprise Bank’s Celebration of Excellence recognizes individuals and organizations that make a difference in their community and in the lives of others. Enterprise Bank presents awards in the following categories: Educator of the Year, Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Community Service of the Year, Corporate Philanthropy of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year and the George L. Duncan Award of Excellence.
March was a magnificent month for the following students who were recognized for their academic achievements. They are front row: Aarush Srinivasan, Emily Coca, Grace Carey, Zachary Mackland-Rivera and Jasmine Floro; second row: Aahana Goel, Nora Joyce, Michelle Ngure, Bhavesh Bhavanam, Andre Brown and Karolynne Calmon; third row: Elijah Langlais, Patricia Ducharme, Shruti Challa and Tyler Cruz; back row: Christian Ambrosini, Nathan Jozokos, Emilie O’Beirne and Skylar Phan. Congratulations!
Nominees for this year’s Ecumenical Athletic Association (EAA) Teacher/Coach/Student Athlete of the Year are Sean McKenna ’04 and Kathryn Steenland for Teacher of the Year and Jean Haumann for Coach of the Year. Keely O’Beirne is our school’s Dr. Romanowsky Student Athlete Scholarship winner.
Seventh graders Eleni Clermont and Zara Kadiri have been selected for the 2016 Catholic School Honor Band. "These students represent the best of the best musicians from area schools" said Lou Varuzzo, Director of Education for Paul Effman Music. Eleni plays trumpet and Zara plays the saxophone. Both girls have been members of SJA’s band program for five years.
March Madness means something completely different at Ste Jeanne d’Arc School – it’s when our students turn into mad scientists in preparation for the annual science fair. Students at all grade levels compete and are recognized for achievements on their individual science projects. Demonstrating their knowledge of the scientific method and conducting experiments to prove their hypothesis and make conclusions. Experiments in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Sciences are all represented.
Every year schools across the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee. The contest is designed to inspire students to be curious about the world. Ste Jeanne d’Arc School has been participating in the Geography Bee for many years.
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has recently confirmed our continued accreditation. This decision was made as a result of a two-year study ending with an on-site visit from the Visiting Committee last October.