Lori from the Richland County Solid Waste Authority visited with San Damiano Hall students on Wednesday to share her knowledge of “physical change” by doing a craft involving plastic containers. Students used permanent markers to color a plastic lid which was followed by changing its physical nature in a microwave oven. Once shrunk, a clip was applied so it could be used as a keychain or as she called it, a shrinky dink. Thank you, Lori, for this science lesson for our students.
These students represented St. Peter’s Junior High School in a very competitive MOESC Quiz Bowl tournament on January 25. Although they did not place in the top spots in this competition, moderator Mrs. Maryanne Chengelis said they did their best. Mrs. Chengelis says, “It was a good in the sense that they learned some of their weaknesses and strengths, so they’ll be working hard to have a strong showing in the March 9 and May 17 tournaments!”
Thank you to Mrs. Chengelis for this information and for the photos.
Many activities across the school campus were designed to celebrate Catholic Schools Week during the week of January 31. All that Catholic schools represent–faith, education, service–impacted the schedule of events that took place in both the elementary and junior high/high school buildings.
The week began with a Catholic Schools Week concert on Sunday, highlighting the musical talents of students, staff and friends of St. Peter’s. Some of the many week’s activities included an all-school Mass with a Candlemass Blessing of all candles, Catholic Women’s Club “Operation Clothes Basket” collection, writing thank you notes to those who support Catholic education, out-of-dress code revenue donated to the Capital Campaign, academic challenge between students and teachers, seminarian Andrew Wellman visiting with students and talking about vocations, a sing-a-long of liturgical music, game time, an academic challenge contest with students vs. teachers, and a three-point-shooting contest.
Thank you to Sarah Johnson, Jim Cox, Ellen Grillo, Andrew Wellman, Madalyn Bauer and Jason Crundwell for some of these photos.
As a result of a gift from the Wexner Family Foundation to The Ohio State University, The Children’s Theatre Foundation (CTF) was able to present the production of “Famous Victories of Henry V” at no charge to high school students and faculty in the Mansfield area! Many of the students involved in theater and performing arts at St. Peter’s High School had the opportunity to attend this “remarkable and interactive show” according to Mr. Jim Cox.
The Royal Shakespeare Company, from Stratford-Upon-Avon in England, is a world-renowned professional acting company specializing in production of Shakespeare’s plays. Children’s Theatre Foundation was able to bring this company to the north central Ohio area and hopes that the gift from the Wexner Family Foundation enabled many local schools to attend the performance.