“Let Your Light Shine” Matt. 5:16 -Dear St.MarySchool Families,
The re-registrations are coming in and we will begin filling spots with new students on this Tuesday, February 2nd. Don’t forget about Opportunity Scholarships and FACTS Grant and Aid!

Catholic Schools Week is filled with many special events beginning with Parent Breakfasts each day. The complete list of events is attached to this email.

Science Night – On Wednesday evening, the gym was filled with children of all ages along with lots of our wonderful families. This year Mrs. Brown extended participation to the younger students by including the “Egg Drop” and “Glider” events. We had a wonderful team of parent volunteers assisting with all the events. Thank you to all for sharing your time and talent with our students. All of the leftover eggs were donated to St. Mary Social Ministry.

It was wonderful to have the addition of elementary school projects from our 1st and 3rd grades. This was a pilot program this year, but all elementary grades will be involved next year.  The Middle School winners listed below will go on to the Regional Science Fair at UNC-W on February 13th.

  • LowerSchool Glider:  1st Sylvie Lippard, 2nd Reece Pafford, 3rd Matthew Stoneback
  • LowerSchool Egg-drop:  1st Logan Tousley (no other lower school eggs survived)
  • Middle School Glider:  1st Joelle Lowery, 2nd Hutson Gilbert, 3rd Madison Swart
  • Middle School Egg-drop:  1st Charlie Letson, 2nd Rebecca Smith, 3rd Hutson Gilbert
  • Middle School Experiment Honorable Mention: Nathan Nichols, Molly Kiser, Tara Bellows, Alex Schultz
  • Middle School Experiment Finalists:  Rebecca Smith, Kasey Kiser, Susie Cantonwine, Conrad Young, Makenzie Payne, Ella Butler, Micah Hall, Olivia Kennedy, Riley Rhodes (all advancing to the Regional fair except Riley Rhodes is unable to attend)

Congratulations to all and thanks to Mrs. Brown for leading this event!

National Geographic Bee – This event was held yesterday in the Upper Room. The ten finalists who competed representing their grade were:

  • Algernon Butler and Jasmine Souvannarat – Grade 4
  • Emily Cox and Joshua Quetel – Grade 5
  • Laney Allen and Alexander Schultz – Grade 6
  • Abigail Billings and Caroline Horne – Grade 7
  • Georgia Mead and Madison Swart – Grade 8

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016  Bee!

  • 1st Place – Joshua Quetel (He will represent our school at the state level.)
  • 2nd Place – Laney Allen
  • 3rd Place – Algernon Butler

Home and School Meeting – Wednesday at 6:30, Cafeteria – Please come out to hear Ms. Susan Sutton’s Program on “Cyber Safety”! H.S.A. is sponsoring this speaker for parent education.

Susan Sutton is a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor and North Carolina Licensed School Counselor. During her last ten years of experience working with adolescents, she has become an expert on the topics of cyberbullying and bullying. She has spoken all over the country, speaking at individual schools and National Conferences. Her program on cyberbullying was featured in an issue of Principal Leadership Magazine. Susan is also an expert consultant for the The Parent Institute Publishing Company where she helped them develop bullying and cyberbullying kits for schools.

We offer our condolences to the Copeland family (Reid-7th) as Mrs. Copeland’s mother passed away in Florida this past week.


Mrs. Joyce Price