SJA Athletic Booster Organization Meet and Greet at dismissal on the first day of school in the lower schoolyard. Parents, students, teachers and staff come and enjoy some free lemonade, baked goodies and ice cream sundaes right after dismissal tomorrow. Take a moment to ask the Booster Members about the sports programs for the upcoming year. GO CHARGERS!
Our first day of school is Tuesday, August 26th. As always, we will gather in the upper schoolyard for our assembly and to assign students to their homerooms. Parents are encouraged to join us. We also invite you to come into school at 11:00 dismissal to meet your child's teachers and see the classrooms.
Ste Jeanne d’Arc School was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant funded through the Lowell Cultural Council for an art program involving eighth grade students and residents of D’Youville Senior Care. Our eighth grade students photographed sites in the Greater Lowell area and then shared the photos with D’Youville residents who interpreted them in various mediums. The students also took the photos and created scenes using art mediums.
On Thursday April 3rd, Ste Jeanne d’Arc School participated in The Catholic Schools Foundation 24th Annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Dinner honoring Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots. The event was held at The Copley Marriott, Back Bay, Boston and over 1,100 guests were in attendance.
Ste Jeanne d’Arc School and UMass Lowell Partner together for a project in French. Several students in Professor Danielle Boutwell’s advanced French courses at UMass Lowell are engaged in a Service-Learning Project at Ste Jeanne d’Arc School. The UMass students are working with Mrs. Kathryn Steenland Ste Jeanne d’Arc School’s French teacher (Grades K1-6). The students are assisting with individual and small group instruction with the younger students in order to increase fluency in French.
Ste Jeanne d’Arc School was recently named a National Beta School of Distinction by the National Beta Club. This award is given in recognition of the school’s commitment to academic rigor and dedication to preparing students for college and career readiness.
We are pleased to announce that beginning in January 2014, we have added a LEGO Robotics Club to our extracurricular, after-school activities. The LEGO Robotics Club will provide an opportunity for a creative, hands-on learning experience. It will also allow students to research and solve real-world engineering problems in a creative, fun environment. As educators, we see this program as an opportunity to support the engineering and technology concepts we have introduced into our academic curriculum in addition to the presentational skills that are so important to develop self-esteem and confidence.
Ste Jeanne d'Arc School has received recognition from the Catholic Schools Foundation and Archdiocese of Boston as a “Bright Spots” school. The Catholic Schools Foundation identifies a Bright Spot school as a school that is excelling academically and offers unique or special programs that make them “bright spots” on the curve of excellence.
Three students from Ste Jeanne d'Arc School were inducted to the fourth class of Peter Lynch Scholars. Eighth grader Katelyn St. Louis, fourth grader Phoebe Okyere, and third grader Brayden Colewere three of approximately 159 students from across the Greater Boston area selected for this program.
This year, Ste Jeanne d’Arc School will donate a portion of certain sponsorship levels to the honoree(s) of your choice. By becoming a sponsor or extending congratulatory wishes you will be helping both the students of Ste Jeanne d’Arc School and the wonderful organizations we are honoring. To learn more click here.