STEM in Action – Gumdrop Towers

 

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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Thank You from JuneFest 2020!

 

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.

5th Graders Weave Mexican Baskets

 

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.

September Subject Recognition Award – Religion

 

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.

Congratulations to our First Communicants!

 

After four months of waiting, our third graders celebrated their First Communions at Our Lord Christ the King/Cardinal Pacelli School! God bless our First Communicants!

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Steve Kucia Honored by Surprise Party

 

Steve Kucia, the Facilities Manager at Christ the King and Cardinal Pacelli, celebrated 40 years of devoted service to the parish and school. He was feted at a surprise party on September 4. Pacelli students and staff gathered in the school parking lot for the tribute to Mr. Kucia. There were lots of cheers, special signs, expressions of gratitude, a poem, and Root Beer floats for everyone. The entire community is grateful for Steve’s dedicated service.

Cardinal Pacelli Welcomes New Faculty

This year Cardinal Pacelli welcomes seven new teachers! We are blessed by the vitality, experience, and expertise they bring to our school community. In addition to welcoming back Mrs. Taul and Mrs. Parker, we are excited to have three first-year teachers.

Maggie Banker Taul is teaching 5th grade science and 6th grade science and religion. She taught at Cardinal Pacelli for ten years until 2010 when her daughter Jane was born. Jane is now a fifth grader at Cardinal Pacelli, so Maggie has truly come full circle. Maggie earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Xavier University, as well as her M.B.A. and M.Ed.

Margo Parker has been skydiving twice! But for right now she is teaching 5th and 6th grade math and 6th grade English. From 2015-2018, Margo taught math in our junior high. She returns to Cincinnati after a stint in Boston and Raleigh, where she also taught. Margo earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Cincinnati, as well as an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction.

Anne Losekamp is our new junior high social studies teacher, as well as the 7th grade English teacher. This will be Anne’s eleventh year teaching. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati and M. Ed at Mount St. Joseph University. Anne loves studying history and uses every family vacation as an opportunity to visit a new historic site.

Rachael Klein is teaching 7th and 8th grade reading and 8th grade English. She is a graduate of Miami University, and this will be her first year teaching. She completed her student teaching at Freedom Elementary in the Lakota School District. Rachael is a native of Cincinnati and attended grade school with Gabbie Phelps, another new teacher.

Allison Hills is our new 4th grade teacher. She will instruct students in language arts, science and math. Allison grew up in Cincinnati and earned her degree from Xavier University. This will be her first year teaching and her second time training for a marathon. Her goal is to complete the virtual 2021 Flying Pig. She completed her first in 2018.

Gabbie Phelps is teaching 5th grade reading and English and 6th grade reading. In May she graduated from the University of Cincinnati, and this will be her first teaching assignment. She has a Basset Hound Shepherd mix and loves dancing, especially ballet. She attended grade school with Rachael Klein, another first-year teacher.

Jen Martin is our 5th grade social studies and religion teacher and our 6th grade social studies teacher. She is currently working on her doctorate at the University of Dayton and used to be an assistant principal in Columbus City Schools. This will be her fifteenth year teaching. She loves dogs and is a “foster failure” four times.

5th Grade Balloon Globes

 

Fifth graders in Mrs. Martin’s Social Studies class created balloon globes to review the continents and oceans.

 

A Red-Carpet Welcome for Cardinal Pacelli Students

 

It was a school opening Cardinal Pacelli students, staff and faculty will never forget. Lugging school supplies and wearing masks, students stopped to have their temperatures checked as adults welcomed them back on August 18. The red-carpet welcome was especially momentous considering the school closed on March 12, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cardinal Pacelli utilized a two-day staggered start to help the children acclimate to the new safety precautions. Principal Terri Cento said, “It was a wonderful day to welcome back our students–it’s been so long since we have seen them. It made the school come alive.”

 

Welcome Back Videos From The Teachers

 

Mrs. Hall
 
Mrs. Sandfoss
 
Miss Holden
 
Miss Habel
 
Miss Thurner
 
Mrs. Sieber
 
Mrs. Schwendeman
 
Mrs. Steffen
 
Mrs. Goedde & Mrs. Myers
 
Mrs. Goff & Miss Hills
 
Miss Phelps
 
Mrs. Martin
 
Mrs. Taul
 Mrs. Welsh
 
Mr. Gettings
Miss Klein
 
Mrs. Losekamp
 
Mr. Drewyor