Archive | March 2016

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Archdiocesan Festival Chorus: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Event

-Sara S.,  grade 5 I have preformed at concerts before, but never like this one. When I was picked for the Archdiocesan Festival chorus, I discovered that the performance would be held  at the Kimmel Center. When we arrived at the Kimmel on March 22nd,  I could barely believe it. Verizon Hall was so big! My mom dropped me […]

Creative Classrooms: Fun in the Sun

In ths fifth grade Social Studies projects, students had to describe being a tour guide in Mexico. Since their last assignment was on Greenland, the writers had to transition from Greenland to Mexico, and later in the essay, compare the two countries. -Meghan M., grade 5 Uncle Steve and I had a great time in […]

StJP Public Speakers Succeed at Forensics Tournaments

-Jennifer M., grade 7 Since October, seven students in seventh and eighth grade have worked after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays for forensics, practicing public speaking pieces in empty classrooms. Forensics is public speaking in all different forms, whether it be a solo piece or one perormed with a partner. The students are critiqued by […]

Bucktooth Chicken #9: The Long Night

-Tyler W. grade 4 When we last saw Bucktooth Chicken, he and the others were rescued by 6 crazy squirrels and had just fallen asleep. By the time the birds fell asleep, it was midnight. At about 12:10, Brownie started snoring. It kept getting louder and louder and woke everybody up. Spottie woke up and […]

A Fabulous Festival Band Concert

–Megan M., grade 5 On Sunday, February 28, 2016, the Archdiocesan Festival Band preformed their annual concert. Saint Joseph the Protector participants were Michael M., Amanda W., Jack G., Harry C., and Megan M.  Festival Band is a group of musicans selected from 4th and 5th grade students from many schools. These music-loving Catholic School […]

2016: The Golden Age of Scholarships

Jennifer M. and Eamon F., grade 7 As we wrap up the middle of the 2015-2016 school year, our eighth graders are narrowing their high school choices if they haven’t already chosen one. It is a hard decision since many students have been offered scholarships to more than one school. A majority of the students […]