February 10, 2014


Principal’s Message

It is difficult to imagine, but we are over half way through the school year. Kindergarten students just celebrated the 100th day of school. Despite all of the cancellations and delays, we have managed to maintain some consistency with our academic program and we are beginning to focus on making decisions for our next school year.

Registrations packets will be sent home this week. St. Peter School wants to support you in the process of financing tuition or obtaining tuition assistance. Please make sure that you investigate every option available to you. Tuition costs you approximately $8.00 per day for one child. I know that this can be a lot for a family with many other commitments. You pay only a small portion of what it really takes to educate a child. Catholic Schools have provided a great value over the years. We have a dedicated staff and parents who care and are willing to help in any way possible (collecting box tops; volunteering at Bingo, in the school library, in classrooms; for PTO and the Gala; and numerous other Parish and School functions). We have a wonderful St. Peter School Family!

Remember that one of the greatest gifts you can give your child is a good education that emphasizes morals and values. Material things come and go, but your child’s education will last a lifetime.

St. Peter’s Shining Students

Honor Roll 2nd Quarter

Grade 8First Honors– Cameron Berner, Zachary Braun, Franco Brossart, Orien Coyle, Adam Cyphers, Brianna Moore, David Teague, Joe Rains, Kelsey Short, Annie Weckesser, and Tyler Wynkoop

Second Honors– Cheyenne Coyle, Parker Ferdelman, Madison Grothouse, Jordan Hardrick, Sydney Herzer, Nolan Kiley, Haylea Mattan, Aryanna Sutton, Connor Trick, Anthony VanDorpe, and Nicholas Zedaker

Grade 7First Honors-Nicholas Amstutz, Jonathan Biering, Maria Brossart, Samantha DelRosario, Alexa Gebhardt, Katie Kiesel, Nathan Klarer, Rachel Larsen, Erica Leverich, Bailee Meeker, Cassidy Nitz, Travis O’Leary, Laura Polanka, Jacob Schoening, Lauren Sears, and Khym Valenzuela

Second Honors– Ricardo Calzada, Katie Ellis Coyle, Brooke House, Grace Jackson, Brendan Kadel, Julia Moorman, Gabriel Rodriguez-Padilla, Vincent Statzer, and Gwyneth Templonuevo

Grade 6First Honors-Colin Czyzak, Trantz Enders, Aiden Flomerfelt, Trenton Fox, Kathryn Hildebrant, Kristin Hildebrant, Emma Howey, Megan Lee, Ashley Martin, Anh Pham, Matthew Polanka, Elizabeth Reeves, Christopher Short, Michael Taylor, and Heather Walter

Second Honors– Megan Caldwell, Anthony Leverich, Eireonia Lewis, Jackson Mitchell, Bethany Moore, and Jessica Nguyen

Peace Awards 2nd Quarter

Kindergarten: Josie Collins, Warren Houser

1 st Grade: Mason Smith, Colin Schmuck, Keyla Rueda, Alena Castenada, Connor Shields

2 nd Grade: Cindy Pham, Leah Gough, Payton Ganious, Sophia Farlow, Donovan Apwisch

3 rd Grade: Samantha Yates, Angel Reuda

4 th Grade: Alex Ackroyd

5 th Grade: Susie Lyons, Victoria Fowler

6 th Grade: Megan Lee, Anh Pham

Congratulations to the following classrooms for placing first in reading minutes for the first half of the year:

Primary : Mrs. Ryan 95,670 minutes

Intermediate: Mrs. Singleton 90,213 minutes

Jr. Hi.: Mrs. Funke 203,575 minutes

Spelling Bee

Selected students in grades 4-8 competed in the spelling bee on Fr., Dec. 13th. Sixth grader Kristen Hildebrant placed 1st and her sister Katy placed 2nd. Way to go girls!!

8th Graders Compete in American Math Challenge

American Mathematics Competitions For more than 60 years, students across the country have taken up the challenge of America’s longest-running and most prestigious math contests, The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC). Every year, at thousands of schools in every state, more than 350,000 students are presented with a set of questions rich in content, designed to make them think and sure to leave them talking. Dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, the AMC program identifies, recognizes, and rewards excellence in mathematics through a series of national contests: In the past Saint Peter students have done very well including placing and even winning the are competition.

Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest

The Patriot’s Penn Essay contest is conducted nationwide by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies’ Auxiliary. This year’s theme was “What Patriotism Means to Me.” St. Peter School had 85 entries in the local contest sponsored by Huber Heights Memorial VFW Post 3283. Of those essays, the top three were: Brooke House, Brendan Kadel and Lydia Metallinos. All three essays were forwarded to the district for judging. Brooke House placed FIRST in the district and Brendan Kadel placed in SECOND. Brooke’s essay was then forwarded for competition at the state level where she competed with students from 11 districts. Brooke was awarded SECOND place in the State of Ohio and received $1000. Congratulations to all the winners and contestants at St. Peter School!!

Science Fair

St. Peter 8th grade students participated in the science fair on Jan. 31st. The following students received SUPERIOR rating from the judges: Orion Coyle, Adam Cyphers, Parker Ferdelman, Sydney Herzer, Brynia Lewis, Megan Smith, Connor Trick, Connor Williams, and Tyler Wynkoop. There were 30 students who received an excellent rating and 6 receiving a good rating. The students receiving a superior rating are encouraged to advance to the MCSD which will be held on March 1st. Great job to all our scientist!

Fire & Ice Gala

St. Peter’s “Fire & Ice Gala” will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 6pm to midnight in the Ries Center. There will be a live auction, over 100 themed silent auction baskets, raffles, and door prizes. Great food, spirits, dancing and music provided by Rob D’Agostino make the Gala a memorable night of community building and fundraising! Tickets are on sale now in the school and parish offices for $60 a couple or $30 a single. If you have an item, service, gift card, or themed basket you would like to donate please call Kathy Moorman in the school office at 233-8710. We hope to see you there! It will definitely be a “HOT” night for a “COOL” cause!

Upcoming Events

  • Feb. 14 Baseball sign-ups 7p-9p
  • Feb. 17 Presidents Day/NO School
  • Feb. 27 Band Concert 7pm
  • Mar. 5 Ash Wed. Mass @ 10:30am
  • Mar. 7 Stations of the Cross @ 2pm
  • Mar. 14 NO School/End 3rd Quarter
  • Mar. 17-20 Scholastic Bookfair
  • Mar. 24 Spring Pictures
  • Mar. 29 Spring Gala 6p-Mid-night

Odds and Ends

Lost & Found-room 209 is overflowing with lost items that need to be found.

Scrip-be sure to order your Scrip cards today! They make great gifts and you support the school at the same time!