Welcome to the school year 2016- 2017. At STS our students have a Christ-Centered
Educational Experience. This year’s
theme is M.U.S.I.C. – Making Us Strong In Christ! From starting our day with the daily reading
and prayer over announcements to actual religion class to teachers embedding
our beliefs throughout all curriculum 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 for all teachers with Smart Boards in every class, 25 laptops and two sets of 25 I-pads on carts, we also continue to embrace our LabLearner classroom.
LabLearner is 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. Michelle Mariani, Physical Education Teacher
*Mrs. Judy Karas (not new), Middle School Learning Support Teacher
*Mrs. Christina Morgan, Long-term Substitute, 3rd Grade for Mrs. O'Connor (through 1st Trimester)
*Mrs. Paula DeJesus, Nurse
*Miss Alyssa Fake, Little Saints Academy Aide (3PM - 6PM)
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!