Welcome to the school year, 2018-19, where we are CELEBRATING 70 YEARS of Christ-Centered Educational Experience.
This year’s theme is S.M.I.L.E. – Shine, Motivate, Inspire, Lead, Excel. From starting our day with the daily reading and prayer, to teachers embedding our beliefs throughout all curriculum with high expectations, and finally ending the day with the Act of Contrition we will embrace this theme daily.
We continue to embrace technology in preparing students for the 21st Century. In addition to the current 25 student units in our computer lab, computers and IPads and/or Chromebooks for all teachers with Smart Boards in every class, 25 laptops and two sets of 25 I-pads on carts, we began a 1 to 1 Chromebook initiative with our middle school students this past 2017-18 school. As this continues with successful implementation, 4th & 5th grade students will have their own classroom set of Chromebooks, while KG - 3rd will continue with I-Pads.
We continue to utilize LabLearner, a 100% research-based, hands-on system of pre-kindergarten through eighth grade science education that includes a fully equipped in-school laboratory, complete curriculum including all assessments, on-line parent and teacher resources, and teacher professional development. What is so unique about LabLearner is it teaches science by doing science.
Over the past year, we had students represent STS in all academic areas as high as state-wide competition excelling against both public and nonpublic schools. The contribution of our students and the school to various charities and actual works of charity have been numerous. Additionally, we have dedicated staff and teachers who have a focus on professional development to continue to be the best that they can be in their instructional practices within the classroom. We have a number of teachers as well, who are involved in various committees at the Diocesan level and make positive contributions there.
New to our Staff this year:
*Mrs. Sharon Thomas: Middle School Math (7th Grade Homeroom)
*Ms. Allison Bordlemay: Music
*Ms. Erin Corvaia: Physical Education
*Miss Alexandra Barbush: Library
*Mrs. Kelsey McWilliams: Preschool Teacher (3's & 4's)
*Ms. Kristine Hartz: Marketing, EITC & Development Officer
*Mrs. Jenn Donough: Aide: Little Saints Academy
*Mrs. Kim Beeghley: Aide: Preschool
Finally, I would like to recognize and thank St. Theresa Parish, its parishioners, Father McFadden and of course the student and parents of STS, the School Board, PTO, teachers and staff for all of their support!
STS is Christ-Centered Academic Excellence!
I am looking forward to yet another great year!