St. Gregory Literary Fair

7th and 8th grade students were invited to participate in our Literary Fair. The first place winners will compete against other schools in the county at the Broward County District Literary Fair on March 20th. Our school winners were:

ABC POEM
1st Place – Charly D. – 8th grade
2nd Place – Alexandra H. – 7th grade

FABLE
1st Place – Alexa H. – 7th grade
2nd Place – Jose F. – 8th grade

RHYMING POEM
1st Place – Alexa H. -7th grade
2nd Place – Maria D. – 7th grade

SHORT STORY
1st Place – Jenna V.- 8th grade
2nd Place – Christina G. – 7th grade & Jenny R. – 7th Grade (tie)

CHILDREN’S BOOK
1st Place – Jacqueline S. – 7th grade
2nd Place – Meaghyn D. – 7th grade

PERSONAL NARRATIVE
1st Place – Sebastian V. – 7th grade
2nd Place – Maria D. – 7th grade

RAP POEM
1st Place – Joseph C. – 7th grade

Elocution Winners

elocution 2013 The St. Gregory Elocution Finals were held on Friday, March 15th. The following students received first place awards: Isabella T. from Grade 3, Felicia T. from Grade 4, Mayumi P. from Grade 5, Jared H. from Grade 6, Alexa H. from Grade 7, and Andres P. from Grade 8. Congratulations to all of our finalists!

Dr. Seuss Days

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In honor of Dr. Seuss and in recognition of his birthday on March 2nd, St. Gregory the Great Catholic School participated in “Dr. Seuss Days” from February 25th through March 1st. The students enjoyed Dr. Seuss themed activities in the Media Center. Teachers and students also participated in door decorating contests, Dr. Seuss themed “dress down” days, and a Dr. Seuss Trivia Contest. The National Education Association sponsors events like these to inspire reading throughout our schools and communities.

On Wednesday, St. Gregory the Great School received a visit from the mayor of Plantation. Mayor Diane Bendekovic read a Dr. Seuss story to the PK2, PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten students in the Media Center.

The week ended with a “Read the Most from Coast to Coast” event on Friday, sponsored by Accelerated Reader. St. Gregory was among thousands of schools across the nation trying to shatter the one-day record for the most Accelerated Reader quizzes taken on a single day.

National History Bee Competition

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Students participating in the National History Bee progress from the school level to the regional level and finally to the National Championship until one student is crowned the National History Bee Champion. Four of our St. Gregory students recently competed in the National History Bee at the regional level in Orlando. Those students were James B., Xabier P., Andre T., and Bruno T. James, Andre and Bruno will now go on to compete in the National Championship event in Atlanta. Congratulations and good luck!

Science Olympiad Regional Competition

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On Saturday, February 16, 2013, six of our Junior High students competed in the Florida Science Olympiad Regional Competition at Florida Atlantic University. The competition spotlights all areas of science: Earth & Space, Life, and Physical. The student competed in events where they did experiments, built mousetrap vehicles, wooden towers, and a rotor egg drop. Many of the students also took written tests. The team placed 3rd in the competition.
Congratulations to the following students who placed in their area:

Anatomy- 2nd place- Jose F and Victoria Y
Disease Detectives- 2nd place- Jose F and Victoria Y
Dynamic Planet- 3rd place- Bruno T
Experimental Design- 2nd place- Marcus F and Grant R
Math Challenge- 2nd place- Jose F and Alexa H
Meteorology- 3rd place- Victoria Y
Mission Possible- 3rd place- Bruno T and Grant R
Road Scholar- 3rd place- Bruno T
Rotor Egg Drop- 1st place- Marcus Fand Grant R
Shock Value- 2nd place- Jose F and Bruno T
Water Quality- 1st place- Alexa H
Write it/Do It- 2nd place- Jose F and Victoria Y