On Friday June 15th our 8th graders graduated from St. Mel’s Catholic Academy. They received awards, honors, recognition, and their diplomas. You have worked very hard and made your parents, our school, and community very proud. This year’s commencement speaker was Marist Brother and 1981 alumnus Br. Daniel O’Riordan, and a very big thank you to Mrs. Kayla Vallone our 8th grade teacher. Congratulation to our graduates and may God bless you as you move on to high school.
As the school year winds down the 7th grade has been enjoying their end of year activities. They showed great sportsmanship during the annual Sports Day while setting the bar high for the upcoming 6th grade class. They were supportive to both teams and had a blast. They also spent a beautiful day outdoors for the Walk-a-Thon where they were able to raise funds for our school. The 7th grade also enjoyed sharing in their classmates achievements by attending the presentations from the Aquinas and Oratorical Programs. They were very proud and happy to see what their classmates worked so hard on throughout the year. On behalf of the 7th grade class, have a wonderful summer!
As the 2017-2018 school year comes to an end, we reflect on events like Sports Day and others that allow us to enjoy our St. Mel’s community. The sixth grade would like to let you in on what we’ve been up to lately. In Science, we have been learning about the body systems and how our bodies work. Also, we’ve been learning more about how we impact our environment, both positively and negatively. Learning about and appraising our impacts can help us take better care of the planet that God has blessed us with. In Social Studies, we are visiting Africa and learning about the Kingdoms and diverse cultures that make up the continent. Prior to that, we examined the cultures of Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Exploring the cultures of Europe allows us to get more in touch with the societies where many of us have our roots. Learning about these influential cultures allows us to see where we have come from, and maybe get an idea where we as a civilization are going. Here at St. Mel’s we nourish the mind; and the soul as well. Our 6th grade continues its faith journey, learning about the roots of Christianity. We hope all of you have had a great 2018 so far and that it stays that way. The 6th Grade would like to sincerely wish everyone a safe, happy, healthy, and faith filled summer.
It’s hard to believe but the school year is almost over. The 5th graders have learned and achieved so much throughout this school year. This trimester they dissected squids in the science lab, and they had a blast!!!! Also they are learning about the Inca’s and Mayan’s and they created amazing projects. We have started to read Home of the Brave which is teaching them about Refugees and the struggles they go through when they come to the United States. Plus the book is teaching them about idioms, proverbs and other figurative language. The 5th graders are learning so much, it’s exciting to see all of their accomplishments.
Please click the link for an exciting announcement from the board of directors
Principal Announcement June 2018
The students of St. Mel’s learned all about poison prevention and control thanks to licensed pharmacist and St. Mel’s mother Mrs. Quatela. She taught students the importance of being careful with household items, and how they can keep themselves and their families safe. Thank you Mrs. Quatela for your time helping our students and keeping us safe!
On Monday June 4th the 7th and 8th grade students in the St. Thomas Aquinas Society presented their year long studies and research to the teachers, students, and parents. The topics which they chose all connected to the future. They were space exploration, medicine, and artificial intelligence. Based on the hard work, dedication, and pose of our Aquinas students, I would say the future is bright! Way to go Aquinas society. A big thank you to Mrs. Schlechter who is the St. Thomas Aquinas society moderator.
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On Friday May 25th the entire St. Mel’s community came together for the annual Walk-a-Thon. Faculty, students, and parents enjoyed the beautiful day walking around Bowne Park. After all the walking had ended, everyone enjoyed a BBQ in the school yard compliments of the Parent Academy Association. There was even an appearance from the energetic Wildcat who was full of school spirit! Thank you to everyone who made this year’s walk-a-thon a continued success. Go St. Mel’s!