This year’s St. Matthias School and Parish CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will take place on Sunday, December 15th at 3pm in the Church. We welcome all school families and parishioners to join us for this wonderful and festive celebration. The school choir as well as the Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade students will begin the afternoon with musical selections. “The Last Noel” pageant will follow, and is the Christmas story told from the perspective of the animals.
We are partnering with our Filipino community this year as they host a FUNDRAISER to benefit the people in the regions of the Philippines severely devastated by the recent typhoon. Gephine Fernandez and Camelia Rodriguez are sponsoring this event in the school gym. There will be children’s activities and cookie/cupcake decorating from 3:30-4:30pm after the pageant. From 4:30-7:30pm there will be an open mic with food, music, a raffle, and performances. There will be a $5 entrance fee ($3 for a plate of food) with proceeds going to the Gawad Kalinga Southern Leyte organization.
Congratulations to our sixth grade Gallagher Scholars who had the opportunity to visit the Loyola University Museum of Art! There, they received a guided tour and enjoyed a pizza party with Mr. Gallagher. The Gallagher Scholarship is sponsored by the Big Shoulders Fund.
St. Matthias School celebrated our 4th annual Spooky Sports Day with a special guest, Cincinnati Red (and former Cub) Sean Marshall!
Students were surprised after entering their gymnasium when Marshall was introduced as a special guest there to help teach them why it’s important to always do your best.
“You have to work really hard to achieve your goals and sometimes even then things don’t work out the way you hope.” Marshall told the kids. “I was cut from the baseball team in 9th grade and thought about giving up. Instead, with my parent’s encouragement, I tried out again the next year and made it. So, believe in your self, listen to your teachers and drink your milk,” said the MLB reliever before spending the morning cheering the kids on and even participating in the some of the fun.
Each year, in lieu of sugar-loaded parties, our students are grouped together by houses to participate in annual Halloween games, such as Sweep the Pumpkin, Costume Relay and Wrap the Mummy, to earn points and compete for the coveted Mustang Cup. Team Green earned the bragging rights this time.
St. Matthias School is featured in a Lincoln Square Patch article talking about the development of our International Baccalaureate program! Take a look, and then take a look at our Going Global blog. St. Matthias School will be applying for IB authorization this year. If we are accepted, we will become the first IB Middle School in the Archdiocese!
St. Matthias has openings or short waitlists in all grades! We offer small class sizes and a nurturing environment along with art, music, Spanish, gym and technology. Contact us at773.784.0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Prospective Parent Inquiry form here for a tour!
Last year, we were very fortunate to partner with Aspire Belle Center, an organization dedicated to the inclusion of children with developmental disabilities. We are happy to announce that the partnership has been extended from September to December. Emily Bus, the middle school specialist, will provide support to junior high students at Dank Haus. Clare Killy, the early childhood specialist, will work in both kindergarten classrooms. Each specialist will work directly with students with identified special needs, in class and individually.
Although the focus of the grant is to support the inclusion of children with special needs, it is a wonderful opportunity for our already highly skilled teachers to collaborate with their peers, who work in the field.
There are lots of great new things waiting for our students when they return from summer!
- New students and families
- New Upper Grade Center
- New classroom for music
- New classroom for Spanish
- New I-Pad minis for Pre-K and Kindergarten
- New books for Pre-Algebra and Algebra courses
- New Science resources
- New Reading resources
- New partnership with SelectivePrep to prepare for high school testing
- New partnership with Tully Irish Dance Academy
- New, expanded partnership with Sprout Gifted
- New online student information system with online gradebook
- New sports opportunities, including cross country, golf, and football
We are just days away from starting the new school year! Help us complete our Amazon Wish List of books and materials! Our teachers have been thrilled as the packages from Amazon have been arriving. With your help, we can get more new books into our students’ hands this year.
Check out the exciting books and materials that our teachers wish to use with our students in instructional units next school year and do your part to make it a reality. Every single purchase will be directly benefit our students and teachers. Feel free to choose the “used” option as well – we aren’t picky!
Ordering through Amazon Wish Lists is simple. Once you are ready to check-out, simply sign in with your Amazon account or create one. Be sure to choose “St. Matthias School” for shipping. Also, please, please forward email@example.com a copy of your confirmation of purchase email. Amazon keeps Wish List purchases confidential and we want to personally thank you!!