The Bishop’s Dinner day began with an amazing Mass celebrated at St Francis in Morgantown before three of our own were honored by Bishop Michael Bransfield at his annual luncheon. Renee Schneid was one of only three recipients in the state to receive the Bishop’s Cross Award. Angela Murphy received the Silver Apple Award. Declan Smith was presented with the prestigious Aquinas Award. They were each selected for their outstanding work and achievements in their faith and Catholic education. Congratulations! Although we already know you are Champions, we are happy the rest of the diocese now knows. God bless you!
Our third grade aide, Mrs. Erin McGovern, has taken a full-time job outside of education. Instead of having her students sad that she’s leaving, Mrs. McGovern redirected her students and wrote each and every one a special note on what a blessing they are. They are the sunshine in the lives of so many. Even on her last day, Mrs. McGovern was thinking of others and not herself, teaching life lessons that will remain with her students. You are one amazing and blessed woman! You will be greatly missed!!
Doesn’t get much better than getting to have a super fun lunch with Fr. Doug AND Happy Meals! The day was a thank you reward for the children, hosted by Fr. Doug and Mrs. Cecilia Donahoe. The kids collected the most money for the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center. Way to be Champions – letting others see Christ in you – First Grade!!!!!
We had another true CHAMPION for Peace visit with our students. Trooper Chase Watts of the Books with Badges program read to our students in grades K-4, handed out honorary police and deputy stickers, and talked to the students about men and women who are first responders and what they do for families.
Watts, a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, developed the program as a way to build positive relationships among emergency personnel and children. Thank you so much, Trooper Watts!!
Principal Kerr along with Mrs. Allman’s third graders were entertained by a couple of special visitors. In celebration of their spring reading of Charlotte’s Web, the Temple family brought in Lola and Dash – two piglets. Dash is the runt of the litter, just like Wilbur in the story.
Middle School Math and Science Teacher Lisa Schlanz received a standing ovation as she was announced as the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce’s Middle School Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Schlanz creates a wonderful learning environment for her students, taking learning outside the traditional walls of the classroom. She teaches her students not only to be problem solvers but also to be outstanding leaders in life through their faith in Jesus. She is shown below with her 7th Grade homeroom class.
It’s Read WV Day! Kindergarten welcomed Fr. Doug to their classroom. He shared the book Rocks in My Pockets by Marc Harshman, a WV author.
Our students are learning tennis basics with the ever popular training balls. They’re having so much fun with Mrs. Murphy. We couldn’t stay out of the gym, because of all the giggles, cheers and happy hollering. Hey, their skills are pretty good.
Our third graders were counting their chickens AND their blessings! “What a miracle!” We heard that time and time again, as Mrs. Allman and Mrs. McGovern’s third graders, with the help of parent Mrs. Crystal Temple, invited all the primary grades into their classroom to share the excitement and to see the true miracle of birth with the hatching chicks. Thank you, Lord, for our creatures great and small. WOW! God’s love is truly AMAZING!