Congratulations To Mr. Tritto and Our St. Gregory Band

Mr. Tritto and his band students held their annual Spring Concert on April 28, 2015. There were almost 170 students that performed from grades 1-8. Beginner violins were in grades 1 & 2. A wide variety of instruments, including flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bells, and drums, were played by students in grades 3-8. Each class performed a separate short piece (19 total) plus four pieces with most or all of the band members playing together. In addition, the McCarthy HS band performed two selections to help give perspectve to our young players. Click here to view pictures from their concert. 

Spring Band Concert 2015 

IHM NATIONAL MATHEMATICS COMPETITION

The IHM Sisters (Immaculate Heart of Mary) order of Catholic nuns has a rich tradition in teaching and is the leading congregation of teaching Sisters in the United States. They have a math competition in the country that attracts the more mathematically proficient students of the nation to compete. Seventh and Eighth grade students from 63 schools across the nation participated in this prestigious competition. The top 100 students from each grade are selected to move into the final round, congratulations to our St. Gregory finalists:

7th Grade

Gabriel delaTorre, Erin Grilliot, Alexandra Huber, Emily Hui, Edmundo Masias, Samuel Rincon, and Reed Tillinghast.

8th Grade

Riley DeVito Hurley, Camila Guerrerro, Annelisse Martinez, Cassidy Simas, and Harrison Tobin.

DUKE UNIVERSITY TALENT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM

Congratulations to the following 7th Grade Students who qualified for State Recognition (based on their SAT/ACT scores): Diego Bermudez, Sara Fernandez DeCastro, Erin Grilliot, Alexandra Huber, Emily Hui, Sarah Knaus, Edmundo Masias, Julia Reinhardt and Reed Tillinghast.

State Recognition Center for Summer Studies: Diego Bermudez, Emily Hui, Sarah Knaus and Reed Tillinghast.

Academy for Summer Studies: Benjamin Carsello, Sara Fernandez DeCastro, Erin Grilliot, Alexandra Huber, Edmundo Masias and Julia Reinhardt.

St. Gregory the Great School Takes First Place!

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On Saturday, April 25th, St. Gregory School 6th  and 7th graders competed in the Chaminade-Madonna Lions Scholastic Competition at Chaminade-Madonna Preparatory High School.  St. Gregory School placed first in the overall competition. Here are the results of the individual competitions:

Math 6th grade: Simon Villamizar 6C – 3rd place;

Math 7th grade: Samuel Rincon 7B – 1st place;

Theology 6th grade: Eddie Cartagena 6C – 3rd place, Maria Martone 6B – 1st place;

Science 6th grade: Felicia Taylor 6B – 1st place;

Science 7th grade: Daniel Orris 7B – 2nd place

English 6th grade: Rachel Boyan 6A – 2nd place, Riley Boerger 6B – 1st place;

Drama 6th grade: Mackenzie Lerner 6C – 2nd place;

Drama 7th grade: Shea Williams 7A – 2nd place

Music 6th grade: Bianca Weston 6B – 1st place;

Art 6th grade: Daniela Dominguez 6B – 2nd place;

Art 7th grade: Marie-Antonnia Catano 7C – 1st place;

French 6th grade: Clara Dubuisson 6C – 1st place;

Spanish 6th grade: Sebastian Ottati 6A – 3rd place;

Spanish 7th grade: Isabella Elias 7A – 3rd place, Edmundo Masias 7C – 1st place;

Congratulations to all of our St. Gregory competitors.  They all did a wonderful job and we are very proud of all of them!

Congratulations To Our 2015 Elocution Winners!

IMG_8699 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 17, 2015 in the final competition. Here are the results:

Third Grade

Third: Jacob Ruhlin

Second: Sophia Vega

First: Emma Schneider

Fourth Grade

Third: Sun Tjon

Second: Isabel Quevedo

First: Timothy Grecsek

Fifth Grade

Third: Ryan Harhart

Second: Oliver Laczko

First: Anthony Faller

Middle School:

Achievement Ribbons: Felicia Taylor, Maria Martone, Carl Cinquino, Morgan Grilliot, Mayumi Sofia Porto

Third: Hannah McCarty

Second: Jared Hunt

First: Bianca Weston

Congratulations to our 2015 Pinnacle Award Winners!

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Each year, the Broward County Non-Public School Association presents the Pinnacle Award to students who set an example for others to follow by their actions in their home, school or community. Congratulations to Vincent Carozza, Ariel Lam, and Michael Marro, who were awarded the 2014-2015 Pinnacle Award. Each of these students exemplifies what this award stands for. They will be honored at a luncheon on Tuesday, April 21st at the Signature Grand.

Vincent Carozza is an outstanding young man with tremendous character. He not only demonstrates a passionate commitment to his academic studies, but to his family, school, friends and community. Vincent is very active in extra-curricular activities that include: flag football, travel baseball, and basketball.  Additionally, Vincent volunteers his time instructing younger children the fundamentals of baseball. To honor his father, Vincent serves his community by being an active member of the Florida Brain Tumor Foundation. He has earned the respect of both students and faculty alike with his positive attitude and willingness to always help others. He is a young man who definitely serves as a role model and positive influence to his classmates and family. We are pleased to honor Vincent Carozza with this year’s Pinnacle Award.

It is an honor to present this year’s Pinnacle Award to an outstanding young lady, Ariel Lam.  Music and fashion are Ariel’s passions. Not only does she sing, she is an accomplished pianist and has performed in several competitions.  Ariel has a beautiful voice and has been a member of our school choir for five years, not only singing at school masses, but also at weekend masses.  Ariel is extremely creative and crafty.  She sews and has made several dresses, shirts, and pants.  Ariel is a determined young lady and always tries her best in all that she does.  She has a wonderful personality and is an absolute pleasure to know.  She is a wonderful friend and is always willing to help her classmates or her teachers with anything they need. We are very blessed to have a student like Ariel Lam at St. Gregory.

Michael Marro has been chosen as a recipient of the Pinnacle Award for St. Gregory because of his commitment to service to our school and to the church.   Whether Michael is helping by playing games with younger children during summer camp, or helping our school principal move truckloads of books and supplies to classrooms, he always serves others with a smile on his face. Michael is also an altar server at our Parish, and is an honorable member of the Boy Scouts.  Michael is a true gentleman; he is a loyal young man committed to God, family, and friends.  He is quick to greet you with a friendly hello and in the next breath, ask if there is anything he can do to help.  He has set of goal for himself to complete 1,000 hours of service in his community.  He has already completed over 200, so he is well on his way! His ability to keep his heart and mind focused on the important things in life such as God, family, and friends is a tribute to his character and an inspiration for all those whose lives he touches.  Michael is the true embodiment of what the Pinnacle Award represents.

Celebrating Señora Hayes

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On April 1st, 2015, St. Gregory School lost a legend, but her legacy will live on. Teresita Hayes shared her deep love of her Spanish culture with her students for almost 40 years. She brought the language to life through dance, song, food, and role-play. Friends, family, students and colleagues will forever remember her. She touched so many lives and made so many of us learn, laugh and celebrate life. Her faithfulness was an inspiration to us all.

The family has decided to dedicate a scholarship in Teresita’s name. To honor Mrs. Hayes’ memory, you may send a donation to the St. Gregory The Great Endowed Scholarship Fund, C/O the St. Gregory Development Office. Please include Teresita Hayes’ name in the memo of the check. Each year a scholarship will be awarded in her name, so that for years to come she will be helping a child.