Grade 8 Class Trip
Grade 8 goes On the Town in NYC!
The eighth grade enjoyed an exciting day in NYC on their class trip to see the musical, On the Town on Broadway. When they arrived in the big apple, they were escorted to the penthouse of Pearl Studios to meet Cody Williams, an ensemble member of the 2015 cast of On the Town. Cody spent 2 hours teaching the students the choreography to the infamous opening number, New York, New York. He also spent time with the students sharing his experiences as a performer and the hard work it took to get to where he is today. It will be a day many of the 8th graders will never forget.
NYC Workshop SML
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Grade 8 NYC Sml
Pueri Cantores Tricky Tray Fundraiser
Come Help our Pueri Cantores choir by attending the Tricky Tray Fundraiser on Friday, May 15th, 2015. Not only would you be helping them fulfill their dreams of performing in Italy for the Pope in December, but you could also go home with some fantastic prizes such as:
– an iPad Air – Disney Hopper Passes
– A Brand new TV – a Grill – just in time for summer BBQ’s
– Coach handbags – Sporting Events tickets
– Gift Certificates, and more!
Discounted advance tickets are available HERE.
Making Bread 1 We helped each other.
Making Bread 3
Making Bread 2 It is a lot of work to make bread.
Grade 2 and Fr Nalika We are very proud of the bread that we made.
Grade 2 Bread We made crosses on the top of the bread
Bless the Bread Father Nalika says a few prayers and blessed our bread
Second Grade Bakes Bread
The students of the St. Helena School second grade class learn the art of baking bread as they conclude their lessons on the Sacrament of Communion. On May 9th many of the students will be receiving their First Eucharist.
Sister Charles Jubilee Celebration
Sister Charles celebrated 50 years of religious service as a Felician Nun in April. The students surprised her with a special song and flowers during lunch. Two special masses celebrated this accomplishment over the April 18th and 19th. Students and alumni from the school volunteered to participate as musicians, alter servers and gift bearers. Congratulations Sister Charles!
This year’s basketball season was an exciting one that was enthusiastically supported by Fr. Anthony, Fr. Nalaka, Sr. Charles and our school faculty and staff, outstanding cheer squads,students and families!” All of our teams did a great job by doing their best, playing their hardest and never giving up! Our basketball season concluded with our 6th Annual Charity Basketball Game which took place on Tuesday, March 10th.
Egg Drop 4 Egg Drop
Egg Drop 10
Grade 1 Tennis
Grade 7 Mass Grade 7 Mass
DSCN6090 India’s Got Talent performer
DSCN6082 Butterfly Migration project
Transformations Activity Lab 5
Fun in Fall
October was an exciting month! It began with Seventh grade hosting our First Friday Mass. The 4th and 8th graders are now very comfortable using the Chromebooks during our pilot program this year. Cupcake Wars and an Egg Drop (protecting an egg from a fall from the second floor) were only a few of the hands on STEM lessons that the students enjoyed. Fall after-school sports began, but the students also had an opportunity to play soccer and tennis during physical education class. The second graders? butterfly is on it?s way to Mexico. The students are looking forward to seeing the symbolic butterflies that will ?migrate? to our school in the spring. The entire school was entertained by performers from India?s Got Talent during an assembly. The students had an opportunity to participate in a pumpkin decorating contest. Participation fees were donated to the missions and the pumpkins were given to hospitalized veterans. The stage was transformed into a haunted maze during the HSA sponsored Spooktacular and the month ended with our annual Halloween festivities.
Halloween Fun at St. Helena School
The students at St. Helena School dress up to show their creativity and interested. This year Elsa ruled in the Kindergarten, but other princesses, super heroes, wizards and classic fairy tale characters were popular as well. The students participated in a Halloween Parade around the school grounds as the parent watched and then they had classroom parties with treats and games including a Mummy wrap contest in some of the middle school grades. The festivities continued after school at the annual Trunk or Treat run by the HSA.
Anna Princess Anna of Arendelle
Class of 2015 Class of 2015
Elsa_in_Kindergarten Elsa takes over Kindergarten
Freaky_Friday Freaky Friday!
I_am_Groot I am Groot!
Is_that_Bret Where is your sister?
Mummy_Contest_1 All wrapped up
Ugh_Caught_Again Caught again?
Kindergarten Reading Guest 2
We the People
Grade 7 Mass
Grade 3 Soccer
Grade 1 Tennis
Fall Spiruality Activity 6
Fall Spirituality Activity 5
Fall Spirituality Activity 4
Fall Spirituality Activity 3
Fall SPirituality Activity 2
Chromebooks Grade 8 C
Chromebooks Grade 8 B
Chromebooks Grade 8 A
Chromebooks Grade 4 D
Chromebooks Grade 4 B
Chromebooks Grade 4 A
What’s Happening at Our School?
One month into school and so much has happened. Our students and families participated in our first ever Family Spirituality Activity. Projects can be viewed in the lobby between the Church and school for the next two weeks (ends October 17). The students enjoyed learning about soccer and tennis in Physical Education class and students in grades 4 and 8 had a chance to test out our brand new ChromeBooks. The whole school learned about the Constitution and Preamble and the children in our primary grades learned about Autumn harvests with activities about leaves, apples and of course the annual “miracle” pumpkins that appear the next day after the children “plant” seeds by the rectory. The seventh grade also hosted our October First Friday Mass.
This Week at St. Helena School
During our second full week of school, the students have all had a chance to enjoy going to Specials including Art, Music, Technology, PE and World Languages. The 7th and 8th Graders met the new Mandarin teacher. The sixth and seventh grade science students used collaboration to problem solve in a cup stacking challenge and the “Save Fred” challenge. The Robotics team also worked on their team-building skills. All of the students were given an opportunity to attend the book fair and Father Anthony checked it out as well. The week ended with a wonderful mass led by the eighth graders which was followed by their installation into the Safety Patrol.
Cup Challenge 2
Cup Challenge 1
Safety Patrol 2015
Welcome to Our New Students and
Welcome Back to our St. Helena Families!
The beginning of a new school year can be a little hectic – all the forms to fill out and the new schedule – but we want to keep you informed and help your child have a wonderful learning experience here at our school. A great way to do this is by attending our annual Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 9th at 7:00 pm. Learn about what we have planned for the school year, meet your child’s teachers, see the classrooms and labs. You can also go to the library where you can purchase books during our Scholastics Book Fair.
Father Anthony Challenges Youth Group to ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
This past weekend, Father Anthony was nominated to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This popular social media charity fundraising event has raised both money and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig?s disease. The idea is to make a small donation and do the challenge, while nominating up to three people who, if not completed in 24 hours, are encouraged to donate $100 to ALSA. This all started by a man named Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with the disease when he was only 27 years old. He wanted to make a difference. To help with this cause, you can do the challenge yourself and make a donation HERE.
SHS Teachers Attend Programming Conference
In August, three St. Helena faculty members attended a one week conference, held at at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, to learn more about incorporating more problem solving and programming skills into middle and elementary schools and enrichment clubs. This conference was attended by educators from across the globe, including Japan, Sweden, London and around the United States. Our teachers will be utilizing what they have learned in a brand new Coding Club for Girls that will be piloted in the 2014-15 school year.
Coding Camp for Kids
Google Coder comes to St. Helena School