The Swarm News

September Newsletter 2017

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Hispanic Heritage Month

What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

By Jacob Gonzalez

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. September 15 to October 15 was chosen as the start date in order to coincide with the Independence Day celebrations of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. People celebrate by parties at there homes and big dance parties in the street.

Hispanic Heritage Projects

Father Jim Sichko come to his Alma Matter for help!!

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By Kaleb Malin

It was a big donation on St. Mary Catholic School from Father Jim Sichko for help the Orange Community after Huracan Harvey cause a big dame in our area, around 2,500 people came to our gym facilities for get free supplies.

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Mrs. Daniel by Maggie

Mrs. Daniel is the 5th-8th grade science teacher here at St. Mary. This is her first year teaching middle school. Before she came to the school she was a Nurse and a Banker. She attended West Orange Stark for elementary, middle, and high school. She then moved on to Lamar where she received her degree. She enjoys all kinds of sciences. Her goal for this year is to make a difference.
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Ms. Cupp by Peyton Mokee

Question and Answers


1. Why did you start teaching here?
I subbed here last year so I enjoyed the days and worked here with the children and staff.


2. Where did you go to college?

University of Southern Mississippi

Lamar University

Mcheese State University


3. What degree did you get ?

B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies

Master in Education, Counseling and Guidance


4. Do you have kids?

Yes


5. Did they go to St. Mary?

No


6. Do you like St. Marys?

Very Much

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Meett Publication Staff Member

By Reagan Pitre

Kaleb is in 8th grade and has been at Saint Mary School since 4th grade.

Kaleb doesn't have a favorite sport or a favorite subject.


Ethan is in 8th grade and has been at Saint Mary School since Kindergarten.

Ethan favorite sport is golf and his favorite subject is Publications.

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Harvey Survey

I did a survey on how Harvey affected our SMS family. It ended up showing that a lot of people from our school got water in their house. Not many people evacuated before the storm hit. I interviewed a few kids from classes 5th thorough 8th a few teachers, and a couple staff members. Some of the people i interviewed said that they did not get water but their neighbors did. When you drive down the road you can see the devastation from all of the water.
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The story of Soccer

By Derian Jones and Mrs. Espiritu

The game of soccer -- more commonly referred to outside the United States as football -- has long been one of the most popular sports in the world. With origins that date back many centuries, soccer is played by young children, college students and professionals. Amateur clubs and weekend warriors add to the passion that swells up every four years for the most-watched sporting event in the world, the World Cup.

History

Although soccer's international governing body, the International Federation of Association Football, recognizes the birth of the modern game as 1863 in England, the deepest origins go back centuries. The Han Dynasty in the second century B.C. saw the emergence of a game similar to soccer called tsu' chu. Several centuries after that, the Japanese game Kemari began. Kemari was less competitive, with participants passing the ball from one another using their feet, trying to keep it from touching the ground. Much later, a violent town game emerged called mob football in Europe during the Middle Ages.

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By Lily Riedel

September events!!


Birthdays:


8th- Karter Howington

8th- Rylan Howington

14th- Aidan McAllister

15th- Kira Jaarah

25th- Izzak Simon

25- Evan Loden

29th- Kendyl Guidry


Events:


Volleyball games every Tuesday and Thursday

4th- Labor day

PTO meeting

20th- Kelly block party

29th- 2nd grade Johnny Appleseed play

Volleyball Games Photos

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By Ethan Smith

St. Mary Catholic School

St. Mary Catholic School ensures learning for all students within the framework of Catholic Christian values by maintaining accreditation through the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department. The students, PreK 3 through 8th grade, are challenged to grow in a manner consistent with their needs, interest and abilities, preparing them to live in an ever-changing world as self-directed, caring, responsible citizens.