St. Gregory Crowned Chaminade-Madonna Jeopardy Challenge Champions!

On April 24, students from Annunciation, Little Flower, Nativity, St. Gregory, and Cushman School competed for the coveted “Lions Cup” and championship title.  Our own 6th grade team won 1st place in this difficult challenge, defeating all others, including 7th grade teams.  Our 1st place winning team was Grant R., Alexa H., Alyssa F., and Nathan D. Our 7th grade team was Kyle D., Anthony W., Samantha T., and Mitchell D. Click here to read the full story, as reported on Chaminade –Madonna’s website.

Elocution Winners

The annual Elocution Competition has been a long-standing tradition at St. Gregory the Great School. Congratulations to all of the students on their amazing job practicing and reciting their Elocution poems.  The first place students from each class competed on April 20, 2012 in the final competition.

3rd Grade

3rd        Lillian K.

2nd       Felicia T.

1st        Riley B.

4th Grade

3rd        Bryanna F.

2nd       Gabriel D.

1st        Sophia T.

5th Grade

3rd        Alejandra B.

2nd       Valeria P.

1st        Julia V.

6th Grade

3rd        Dylan M.

2nd       Daniel G.

1st        Christine O.

7th Grade

3rd        Grace B.

2nd       Alexandra O.

1st        Andres P.

8th  Grade

3rd        Brittany B.

2nd       Christian M.

1st        Kelly L.

Pinnacle Award Winners

Each year, the Broward County Non-Public School Association presents the Pinnacle Award to exemplary students who set an example for others to follow by their actions in their home, school or community. Congratulations to Lauren A., Nicole B. and Matthew G., who were awarded the 2011-2012 Pinnacle Award. Each of these students exemplifies what this award stands for. They will be honored at a luncheon on Thursday, April 19th.

High School Placement Test News!

St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Archbishop McCarthy High School have awarded several scholarships to our 8th grade students. Congratulations to the following 8th grade students who scored in the 98% and 99% on the St. Thomas Aquinas entrance exam and earned the top four scores. Each student received a $2,000 scholarship towards their tuition: Carlos D., Shannon H., Kevin L., Eve M., Juan R. and Elizabeth W. Congratulations to the following students who were accepted to the Excelsior Scholars Program at Archbishop McCarthy High School. The Excelsior Scholars Program is an advanced academic opportunity offered to select Archbishop McCarthy students who have performed at an exceptional academic level.  In addition to participating in rigorous classes, students will have the opportunity to participate in cultural and academic enrichment activities.Students marked with an asterisk received a $500 scholarship towards their tuition: Jared F., Kevin F., Edward R., *Robert M., *Daniel S. and *Luis V.

Additional Presentation at Home and School Meeting next Wednesday, April 25th

In addition to the College Planning presentation, Marcela Lucena and Erik Bustillo from Florida International University’s Department of Dietetics and Nutrition will present pertinent information on nutrition. Their presentation is called “Eat Right Be Bright”. Parents and caregivers can set a great example for the whole family by creating a healthy environment at home.  Make a difference in your children’s lives and help build healthy habits for life. Lead by example and learn the steps you need to take.

Next Home and School Meeting will be April 25th, 2012

College Planning 101 presented by Susan Farver and Serge Mallat

Attention Parents: Did you buy Florida Pre-Paid College Plan for your kids? Do you know all of the ins and outs of how it works? Is the Pre Paid Plan enough and what doesn’t it cover? What if you haven’t done anything at all what are your options? If any of these questions apply to you, come to the next Home & School Association meeting on April 25th, at 6:45 pm in the gym.