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Happenings at Our Schools

Elementary Schools

  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel- Saint Benedicta's student council has accepted a challenge from its Staten Island district city council representative's office named the Civic Kids Initiative. Students are asked to develop a year-by-year plan that will improve the community's environment. This year the students chose to continue their work to beautify the neighborhood of its school and local businesses. This year's murals include a painting of Sicily's Mount Etna erupting dramatically and murals for a local karate school. They also added to last year's murals in their own schoolyard and to one at a local luncheonette. Out of 12 schools that participated, Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Saint Benedicta was recognized as having the best project, winning $3,000 for the school in local discretionary spending from Councilman Andrew McMahon's office.

  • At Saint Mark the Evangelist School, students have been writing picture books for children living in an orphanage in Uganda. The students have written and illustrated beautiful picture books that will be sent to the Corburwas orphanage.

  • The Step Team from Immaculate Conception School on 151st Street in Manhattan was named Grand Champion at a national competition in Hershey Park, Pennsylvania. The Step Team received the highest overall score placing first in five out of seven categories including Outstanding Precision, Outstanding Spirit and Best in Step.

  • Saint Helena School has had solarroof panels installed that can generate 100,000 kilowatt/hours of electricity. The devices will save the school about 25 percent on its ConEd power bill as well as protect the environment.

  • For the second year, selected students from Our Lady of Lourdes School's choir performed at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on June 6th. Students spent the morning exploring the museum's collection and sang in the lobby for visitors. Traveling expenses and admission costs to the center were defrayed by National Constitution Center funding. After the event, the children were given a walking tour of historic Philadelphia.

  • The Drama Club at Saint Jude School produced a junior version of the Broadway musical Annie. The students took the show on the road and performed at Nora Cronin Presentation Academy in Newburgh, NY and to senior citizens at the United Hebrew Home.

    High Schools

  • Saint Raymond High School for Boys in the Bronx has continued its library technology expansion plan providing much-improved resources.

  • Saint Barnabas High School in the Bronx hosted its first annual film festival. Students who enrolled in Film Anthology, a new course last September, wrote, produced, directed and starred in two films. The first, Chalking: Addiction or Fiction, directed by senior Amanda Villano and The Study Guides, directed by Stephanie Mullen.

  • Mother Cabrini High School The school's Mission Volunteer Program allowed students to take trips to Syracuse, NY, where they helped local organizations provide services to those in need, and to New Orleans, where they helped in various posthurricane rebuilding efforts. Cabrini students also raised $640 for Autism Speaks, the awareness organization of that name based in New York.

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