The dynamic and active learning environment at Cardinal Pacelli challenges students to think critically, solve problems, and become responsible leaders. We celebrate the gift of a Pacelli education during Catholic Schools Week, January 31-February 6, 2021. This year’s theme “Faith. Excellence. Service” is evident everywhere you look at our school community.
Our Blue Ribbon School offers excellent academics, opportunities to lead and explore, and ways to grow in faith through prayer, worship and the sacraments.
The events of this past year have made us treasure our school more than ever. When many schools chose not to reopen for in-person learning this school year, Pacelli knew that the best decision was to reopen with precautions. As a result, our students are thriving and engaged in learning.
Congratulations to these students for receiving the November Subject Recognition Award for Math! A student from each homeroom was chosen by his/her Math teacher to receive the award. Each student was presented with a certificate and a coupon for a treat at a local restaurant.
Throughout each trimester, we look for students who represent the best of our community, and by doing so, represent the best of Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli. The teachers look for the following qualities in our students:
- Peace maker
- Role model
- Positive Attitude
Each of these characteristics describe the man in which our school has been dedicated. Congratulations to our Eugenio Pacelli Award recipients for the 1st trimester!
Congratulations to these students for receiving the October Subject Recognition Award for Science! A student from each homeroom was chosen by his/her Science teacher to receive the award. Each student was presented with a certificate and a coupon for a treat at a local restaurant.
This past week students in grades 6 – 8 began the process of Student Council elections. We had many children plan and organize campaigns which included speeches. They all did such a fabulous job and it was a hard decision for everyone in voting for their classroom representatives and then leaders. Congratulations to our newest leaders in the 2020-21 Cardinal Pacelli Student Council.
Mrs. Jamie Schwendeman’s second graders are critical thinkers. When they learned that animals have specific needs, they could then consider what an animal would need to survive in its environment. This discovery led to a closer look into animal habitats. In this cross curricular project, each student researched an animal and then created a habitat based on the weather, geography, diet, adaptations, and predators of the animal. Students then used everyday objects to construct a diorama so they could show what their animal needed to thrive.
Project-based learning is a method that Pacelli’s Mrs. Schwendeman embraces. “The students uncovered some amazing facts while doing their research and are so proud to share that information and their creations with other students in the building. After the COVID shutdown last spring, we are so happy to be back and learning in community.” While most of the work was completed at home, students then presented their habitats to their classmates and several lower and upper grades. Each element of the diorama reinforced the idea that all living things are connected.
In honor of both Halloween and the beginning of the engineering process unit, Mrs. Taul’s 5th grade science classes constructed gum drop towers. The students were given 25 gumdrops and 100 toothpicks and had to build the tallest freestanding tower they could in 15 minutes.
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This was a groundbreaking JuneFest! With your support and the leadership of our awesome JuneFest Chairs, we raised over $100,000! And we did it virtually!
Congratulations to the The Trebbi Family who won the King’s Cash Raffle!
We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of our Chairs: Joe and Krista Crea, Cory and Katie Ondo, and Ryan and Kara Rybolt. Thank you to Mike Brown for entertaining us during our live broadcast. Thank you to our major sponsors for being a part of our first ever virtual Junefest: Gorilla Glue, RDI, TQL, and Walt’s Hitching Post. For a complete list of sponsors, please click HERE.
Mrs. Martin’s 5th graders just finished their unit on Mexico. The classes wove Mexican baskets, showing some of their knowledge of the Mexican culture.
Congratulations to these students for receiving the September Subject Recognition Award for Religion! A student from each homeroom was chosen by his/her Religion teacher to receive the award. Each student was presented with a certificate and a coupon for a treat at a local restaurant.