Congratulations to SMP’s “Jets Upstander of the Week” recipients for Weeks 3, 4 and 5. These students have been nominated by their teachers as a role model and a person who demonstrates the qualities and values that each of us can make a positive difference.
On October 17, 2017, 21 new members and 12 returning members were inducted into the National Junior Beta Club Chapter at St. Mary’s Prep. The Beta Club is similar to a student government, but the focus is on leadership, character, and service. Acceptance into the club is no easy task. Students must try their hardest in school, be in good academic standing, and set a positive example in the school community. Additionally, each student had to complete their own service project on their own time over the summer and write an essay.
A requirement for the Beta Club is to design and complete an approved service project. Students focused on “Rise Against Hunger,” raised money for Breast Cancer Research, and collected toiletries for Straight & Narrow. Summer projects included “Swim for MS,” “Backpacks for Life,” and the Interfaith Food Pantry. Pet supplies were also collected, as were school supplies for students. Students also found fulfillment by beautifying St. Mary’s Prep buildings and grounds.
We would like to officially congratulate the 2017-2018 St. Mary’s Prep Junior Beta Club members. The Beta Club is sponsored by the Eighth Grade teacher, Ms. Brooke Smith, and overseen by Principal Dr. Margaret McCluskey.
The Lower School Spanish classes celebrated Spanish Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15th.
The First Graders are creating their own "Cezanne" still life masterpiece.
8th Grade STEM ~ The students are to plan and design a free standing tall building with the least amount of sticks.
The Beta Club collected $700.00 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. The generosity of our families made this donation possible and is sincerely appreciated.
Parents, keep your wallets close! The students are practicing counting money, getting correct change, and finding the total cost of multiple items.
This is the second year that St. Mary’s Prep has participated in the New York Jets Stomp Out Bullying program. This year the Jets are leading a unique school initiative called “Jets Upstsander of the Week.” The Jets have asked participating schools to select a student each week who demonstrates upstanding qualities. Each week, for the 16 weeks of the season, one student is chosen to receive three tickets to a home game, a parking pass, bumper sticker and a T-shirt.
These students have been nominated by their teachers as a role model and a person who demonstrates the qualities and values that each of us can make a positive difference.
For more information on the program please visit http://stompoutbullying.org/ or ask Mrs. Kadin.