The 2nd graders at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta made their first Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday, November 26th.
In the spirit of community service, students at St. Norbert are collecting toys to support a local charity: Whole Kids Outreach is a nonprofit agency committed to addressing the unmet wellness and developmental needs of children within their family structures and serves a region of some of Missouri’s most isolated and impoverished rural areas. Each year, WKO makes a Christmas Store available to families who might not otherwise be able to afford gifts for their children. St. Norbert students are happy to be able to provide toys to stock this special store for families in need and to bring smiles to many children this Christmas.
The second and third grade students at St. Ferdinand School are working on a mission project for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. They are adopting two families for Christmas, and will select an ornament from the Mission Tree in the school foyer to fulfill a Christmas gift wish for one of the family members. This is a wonderful opportunity for service and giving during the Advent season.
Mrs. Whitney Compas, art teacher at Christ Light of the Nations School, has led students in several interesting projects based on the work of famous artists. 8th Grade Glass Sculptures, Inspired by Dale Chihuly: 7th Grade "Metal Heads", Inspired by Charles Kaufman and French Artist Didier: Organic Shapes, Inspired by Joan Miro:
The Student Council at St. Angela Merici School is sponsoring a canned food drive for Thanksgiving. All the food will go to the North County Food Pantry, T.E.A.M.
The students are singing and singing, practicing for our Christmas Program on December 18. Our theme for Advent is, "Bringing Christ into our world through prayer." Each student every Monday morning will receive a name of another student who they will pray for that week. "Where two or three are gathered in His name, God is in our midst."
Also, St. Angela's National Junior Honor Society attended the rededication of the Florissant Library on Friday, November 22.
All Sacred Heart Middle School classes are participating in our Cans for Christ project throughout the month of November. Students are being asked to purchase, or work for food items, which will be gifted to TEAM at the end of the month. The items are to be gifts from the students themselves, not from their parents. Our goal is 440 items, which comes to one item per week, per student. The hungry people of the area though, will benefit even more when we exceed our goal!
In eighth grade religion classes, Mr. Miloscia is working on apologetics. He is making use of the YOUCAT books in his classes. We are continuing our work on the growth of Christianity with lessons on conflicts and Church Councils, division in the Church and reconciliation, Canon Law and Natural Law. Discipleship will be made evident in our Cans for Christ. We will conclude this unit with a discussion on the Eastern church and the creation of our own icons. Our Confirmation work will settle around a study of the Saints and choosing our patrons for that Sacrament.
Seventh grade religion classes are discussing in our new unit, vocations of service in the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony. Through living Christ’s command to love, we will develop an awareness of human suffering and ways we have to alleviate that injustice.
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta students are preparing for their school musical, HONK!
Stages St. Louis assists with twice weekly rehearsals in preparation for the final production which will be held on Wednesday, November 13th. HONK! is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Ugly Duckling.
Christ, Light of the Nations primary students explored all about apples in September. Teachers used their iPads to create photo collages documenting the experience.
The Preschool made applesauce this week. each student was asked to bring in an apple, we peeled, cored, cooked and mashed them. we added sugar and cinnamon. It was very yummy! We learned how apples grow, from a seed to tree to bud, blossom, a bud then an apple. It takes a long time to become an apple.
KINDERGARTEN APPLE TASTE TEST
Last week before we went on our apple picking field trip we had a taste test of things made with apples. Everyone tried apple pie, apple juice, and applesauce. Most of the children were hesitant trying the apple pie, but once they did the pie was gone! We used the activotes to create a graph on the Promethean board to see which item they like the best. Apple pie won!
FIRST GRADE MADE APPLESAUCE, TOO!
Beginning on Monday, Oct. 21st, following World Mission Sunday, students in K-8 will embark on a mission journey during Religion classes. This journey will take them to different lands where they will experience the customs and faith expressions of the family of God throughout the world. The program that we will be using is called Journey With Jesus and is sponsored by and developed for the Colomban Fathers to continue their commitment to provide mission education and global awareness materials to the Church in the United States. The program is designed to develop students’ awareness of global realities, deepen their understanding of their baptismal call to mission, and provide concrete examples of how missionaries everywhere walk in the footsteps of Jesus. On Friday we will take up a collection which will be sent to the Columban Fathers to help in the continuation of their work.