St. Theresa of Avila School Principal, Marcia Stinde, “I’m pleased to announce we are updating our technology curriculum with the addition of new Chromebooks we received through donations to the school!” Every student in Grades 3-8 will have a Chromebook to use in class. Our students are very excited to start using the new Chromebooks after the teacher training on January 12th. All of our certified teachers look forward to learning how to use the Chromebooks to enhance our core subjects we teach. Chromebooks will increase our students computer knowledge, their keyboarding abilities and will help them be even more prepared when they graduate and continue on to high school. Miss Stinde, also added “a special thank you to all of the donors and organizations that stepped up and made our Chromebook purchases possible! We originally planned to purchase enough for all or our 5th through 8th graders and then we were given another donation to include the 3rd and 4th grade students as well! We always appreciate our generous donors and know they help us to shine even brighter!”
Brayden Lueking, a 7th grader at St. Theresa, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 11th. Students answered oral and written questions on geography. The 10 finalists in the Bee were: 4th graders – Morgan Kurwicki and Granger Motch, 5th graders – Oliver Morton and Micah Sanderson, 6th graders - Olivia Ashby and Sarah McKowen, 7th graders – Brayden Lueking and Ryan Wuebbels, 8th graders - Max Morton and Grant Purcell.
Brayden Lueking (7th grader) won first place, Sarah McKowen (6th grader) won 2nd place and Grant Purcell (8th grader) won 3rd place.
Schools around the United States and in five U. S. territories participate. Brayden will take a written test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee.
The second grade class wrote a book, "The Greedy Class." The book was published by Student Treasures. Our book is about a class of students that forgot all the things they had to be thankful for. Several visitors came to visit the class to help remind them why they should be thankful. Some of the older kids helped us edit, illustrate, and add the finishing touches to our book. After the book was published, the second grade held a book release party. We read our story to the whole school and had cookies and lemonade.
Kindergartners Cohen Loker and Lauren McKowen make thank you cards for the soldiers over sees. The thank you cards were made to go with the items the St. Theresa students collected to donate to the Kaskaskia College "Stockings for Soldiers" program. Our students were excited to bring in items for the soldiers including: hard candy, games, cds, gum, chapstick, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
Mr. Adam Purcell came to speak with the Kindergarten, 1/2 grades about Fire Safety on November 6th. He talked to the kids about stop, drop and roll. He also urged them to talk with their families and set a designated meeting spot in case of a home fire and not to be scared of fireman in their gear. Best of all, the students were treated to a tour of Mr. Purcell's fire truck!
The St. Theresa Girls and Boys Varsity Cross Country runners competed at Bryan Park on October 14, 2017 at the State Cross Country Meet. Aila Laird, Morgan Kurwicki and Greta Motch competed on the girls team against 164 runners. The boys team included: Noah Stratton (ACA), Oliver Morton, Nate Gruen and Granger Motch. The boys competed against 181 runners! Way to go Rascals!
Informational Meeting - January 10, 2018 at 6pm - St. Theresa School
Second grade has been busy learning about place value, nouns, snakes, and the eclipse. One of our favorite things is reading stories. We recently read about Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby. Every morning, Mr. Putter and Tabby ate English muffins with cream cheese or jelly. After taking our test about this story, we had English muffins with cream cheese or jelly. Some of them had never tried cream cheese or English muffins, but they were good sports and tried these new foods, and loved it!! I am so proud of how hard these kids are working and making the best of every day.
St. Theresa of Avila Grade School 2nd Annual Golf Scramble is Saturday, August 5th at 9:00am at Greenview Golf Course in Centralia, IL. The Hair Business in Salem is a Major Sponsor of the St. Theresa Golf Scramble. Pictured presenting the check is Aimee Laird, owner of The Hair Business on the right and Marcia Stinde, Principal of St. Theresa of Avila Grade School on the left.
St. Theresa of Avila Grade School 2nd Annual Golf Scramble is Saturday, August 5th at 9:00am at Greenview Golf Course in Centralia, IL. Little Egypt Golf Cars Ltd. in Salem is an Elite Sponsor of the St. Theresa Golf Scramble. Pictured presenting the check is Neal Smith, owner of Little Egypt Golf Cars Ltd. on the right with Janelle Sanderson and Marcia Stinde, Principal of St. Theresa of Avila Grade School on the left.