St. Paul News

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - 3/18/16

Inspirational Quote

"When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was disturbed. The people asked, "Who is this man?" And the crowd answered, "This is the Prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee.""


~Matthew 21:10-11

From Desk of the Principal
  • Remaining Calendar for the School Year

  • Pennies for Patients Update

  • St. Paul Parish School Calendar Link

  • Last Lenten Fish Fry - 3/18

  • ---Fish Fry Gift Baskets and 60" TV Raffle Drawings

  • Aladdin, Jr. Spring Musical Rehearsal Calendar & Info Link

From the Classrooms

  • 8th Grade Roller Coaster Project
  • ---Creative Writing Pieces
  • Art
  • ---2nd Grade - Dreams

SPORTS

  • Archery Team Pizza Party - 3/22

  • Upcoming Sports Events
  • St. Paul Sports Calendar Link
  • STUDENT ATHLETE INFORMATION & SIGN-UP FORM Link

  • Catholic Sports Athletic Association Basketball Website Link

From the PTO News

  • PTO Committee Members
  • The PTO 2015-2016 Calendar

Community Happenings

  • Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

Special Links

  • February Bookworm of the Month

  • Lunch Menu

  • St. Paul Catholic School Facebook Link

  • Sacrament Information
  • Inclement Weather Policy
  • Stay Connected with Engrade
  • Last Week's Newsletter Link
  • Saint Paul Catholic Community App

From the Desk of the Principal

Remaining Calendar for the School Year

Our remaining calendar for the year will remain the same except for one change. The last day of school is Friday, May 27th and it will be a full day and not a half day. We will use this to make up for a snow day. The other missed days for snow (3) were built into the calendar. Final Report cards for PS and PK will be distributed on May 27th to the students. Final report cards for students in K-8 will be available online by Wednesday, June 1st and if necessary, you can send an email to the teacher to request a conference date.
Please check the school website for calendar dates of interest.

Remaining Calendar Dates 2015-16

  • March 28 - Easter Monday Holiday - No School
  • April 4 - April 8 - Spring Break
  • April 12 - PTO Meeting (7:00 PM)
  • April 13 - Early Dismissal 11:30 - No Lunch - Faculty Meeting 12-3 PM
  • April 25 - Mid-Third Trimester Progress Reports
  • May 6 - Derby Holiday
  • May 11 - Early Dismissal 11:30 - No Lunch - Faculty Meeting 12-3 PM
  • May 18 - PreSchool Ceremony - 9:00 AM
  • May 18 -Pre-Kindergarten Ceremony - 7:00 PM
  • May 19 - Awards Ceremony - 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • May 20 - 8th Grade Last Day (Dismissal at 11:00) Breakfast - 9:15 AM
  • May 24 - Kindergarten Graduation - 8:15 AM
  • May 25 - 8th Grade Graduation
  • May 27 - Last Day of School Regular day - Report cards distributed to PS/PK/K
  • May 30 - Memorial Holiday
  • June 1 - Final Grades available for grades 1-8 on Engrade
  • June 6-10 - Kindergarten Camp (9:00 AM 12:00 PM)

Pennies for Patients Update

The LLS t-shirts promised to students who raised $50+ online are on their way! Some students have already received them, others will get them in the next 2 weeks.

The 2nd-grade class earned the Olive Garden party! Our donation will be final within the next couple of weeks so that Mrs. Decker can schedule her party day! More info to come on the scheduled date.

Thanks again to all those who helped us surpass our goal for Pennies for Patients! What a wonderful way to share our support!

  • Luke L., from Kindergarten, tells us why donating to Pennies for Patients is so important.
Pennies for Patients Update - Luke
St. Paul Parish School Calendar

Click on this link for Upcoming Events

Last Lenten Fish Fry -- 3/18

Our last Lenten Fish Fry will be Friday, March 18th.


Fish Fry Raffles 2016

  • Class baskets chances = $1.00. Goal = $1000.
  • 60” LG Smart TV chances = $5. Goal is $5000.
  • The drawing will be at the intermission of our Bingo.

GIVE MORE…...GET MORE
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Aladdin Jr. Calendar

I post all schedule information on this Aladdin Jr. Calendar. You can also find various links or files to download that I will post from time to time as rehearsals progress. ~Mr. Ransom

From the Classrooms

8th Grade Roller Coaster Project

The project includes 3 parts.

Part 1: Video Assignment

Students watched a video Electricity's Attraction. While watching the video, students made notes of the words, phrases, images, or sounds that reflect the experience of riding a roller coaster or thrill ride.

Part 2: Explore

Students explored the following websites in order to learn more about roller coasters. They were invited to watch videos and build their own roller coasters, add words and phrases to their lists.

Part 3: Create and Define

Students used their notes to make up a poem, short story, song, rap, or other creative piece describing the experience of a roller coaster or other thrill ride or related physical scientific issues. They were asked to define the following terms:

  • Electromagnet
  • Linear Induction Motors
  • Zero G
Below are some of the best creative writings from the class.

Savannah M


I was on the red and black roller coaster that had always terrified me ever since my aunt got on it. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon. She had always been a daredevil, but today seemed different for some reason. She had a blank face as she looked at the beast called Fireball.


This ride was a new ride at the park that they had just finished just last month. Everything was going smooth until she got to the top of the second 60 foot tall hill. The cart had stopped but the other one did not. She was sitting in the seat number 13. The seatbelt was not on properly and the other car flew into them as they were falling back. My aunt Karen flew out of her seat and fell on the hot concrete ground.


Now she is in the hospital paralyzed from the waist down. She has to have certain medicine to even function. We visit her every Monday and Wednesday after basketball practice. This scared my mom and me most of all. I was still going to try to not get scared. I got up to the only thing separating me from my worse fear. The yellow line and the navy blue shiny gate. I could see the next cart coming up as the gates opened. The butterflies left my stomach. I gently got into the black seats and grasp on tight.


The man came around strapping everyone in tightly so we were not in the same situation as my aunt Karen. Next thing I knew we were on the top of the first hill. My knees started to shake in fear. I closed my crystal blue eyes that I had always been complimented on. I clenched on the the handle bars and realized that was not the hill. It was the next one. As I gave a sigh of relief, my adrenaline kicked up. We were going down the hill and no more than 10 seconds later was the hill. My mother called it the mountain of memories.


I grasped the seatbelts as hard as I could. No one could separate me and them. We were coming up to the hill. I closed my eyes in fear once more. I let down a few tears down my cheeks. I saw my mom in the corner of my eye crying and screaming. She turned away and tried not to turn back. It felt like I was free falling. All my memories of my aunt came back to me. The last part of the ride I opened my eyes and was at the end. I quickly unbuckled my seatbelt and smiled. I grabbed my pink backpack out of the box as well as some people behind me. I ran down the staircase and saw my mom.


I ran up to her and she hugged me so tight. The fear of that ride was gone for her now. She released her grip on me and smiled. She said “I’m so proud of you.” I looked at her and said “ Mom, I wouldn’t have got on that ride if it weren’t for you being so strong about you sister.” “ I know that must have been hard for you.” She hugged me and said “ you know, you remind me a lot of aunt Karen. You're so strong and beautiful!” as a tear fell down her cheek.


We went to go see my aunt Karen to tell her about my experience with the ride. I was shocked to hear that she had passed away just 3 hours ago. I sat in the waiting room crying. My mother was sitting right beside me trying to hug me and console me, but I just pushed her away. Anytime I get sad, the way I mourn, is by pushing away my loved ones. I know they mean well but, I just can’t take sympathy being put on me. I went over to the head nurse and, as I wiped my tears away from my eyes, asked her if I could see my aunt once more. She said “Sure!” I followed the nurse to her room. I saw her sitting there lifelessly. She was still in her white nightgown all cuddled up on the bed. Her eyes were practically glued shut. That was then the last normal day of my life I realized!


We were at the funeral in our best Sunday black clothes. The choir was singing her favorite song. It was so beautiful. There were very beautiful tiger lilies all around the room since they were her favorite. On her casket, there was a scatter of flowers. Some more beautiful than the next. Now, the family members had the chance to go up and say a few words about aunt Karen. My grandmother went first and talked about how she was always playful and always had a smile on her face. She also added a few jokes in there to lighten the mood. Next, Lorey, my mom, went up and said some stuff about how they used to go to the woods and have little adventures. Some people laughed at the crazy things they did while others sit there with a glum look on their face with a tissue in their hand.


After everyone was done with their amazing stories, my mother nudged me on my shoulder and said “You should go up there. I bet aunt Karen would be really proud of you.” I walked up the aisle one foot behind the other slowly. My head was down and my face was blood red. I got up to the stand with a tissue in my hand and tried to speak. No words came out though. I looked up and everyone was staring at me. I have always had a little bit of stage fright, but today it finally came all out. I ran to the double doors in the back of the room. I pushed them open and sat down on a near bench so that no one could see me in there. My mother came in there calling my name so that I would have the courage to come back in. I said “Over here mom!” Mom came over to me and asked “Why did you run out like that?” I quickly responded “I couldn’t take all that pressure of standing there, everyone staring at me, and me have nothing to say at all!”


My mother put her right arm around me. The piano in the lobby was still playing. It played Karen’s favorite song. It was a french version of some type of lullaby she used to sing to me when I was a baby. Then, my mother started humming along with it. She sang “Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous? Cloches du matin sonnet! Cloches du matin sonnet!” I looked up and smiled and hummed along with her. I could picture aunt Karen’s face singing it to me. I looked up at the faint face and smiled really wide.

The End :)

Savannah S

The sun was shining the sky, that forget-me-not-blue I shaded my eyes from the glare and leaned back into the car seat.


“You excited?” Pete tugged a headphone out of his ear and smiled his evil grin. “Yes”, and that was the truth I was excited. I had heard all about Crystal Rivers famous amusement park and all about there new attraction “ Whiplash” Which was a rollercoaster most people avoided because how terrifying it was.


At least that’s what I had heard based off of what Pete said and the T.V commercials promoting the park. A crunch of gravel and I turned my attention back to the window. We were here. Even at the parking lot you could hear the screams and the whirring of the machines.


There it was standing proudly in the very middle the feared Whiplash. My stomach plummets and my heart beats fast. Pete eyes me “Really you're scared?” He threw his head back and laughed. “No”, I answered.But Pete was already ahead checking out the rides. I played with the zipper on my jacket as we got our tickets checked and walked through the gate. Pete of course made his way over to Whiplash.


It was hard to swallow as I looked up at the Red paint on metal and the three loops near the very end. Pete grabbed my hand as we ran up the wooden ramp. Just my luck there was literally no people and we got front seat. With a click the buckles come over us… and they don’t feel tight enough. “Pete” I said looking over at him and I could tell he was as scared as me. “ Yes” he said his eyes wide with fear. “ I don’t really want to go on this anymore”. Then up the track we went, the faint sounds of medle below then Pete cried when we got up to the top. We raced down the first hill and I went from fear to excitement. When it ended we pulled into the shed and Pete looked at me and said “Never Again”.

Brooke W

Sounds of wheels grinding against the metal rails

You watch anxiously

As people begin to bail

You hope you won't lose your sanity!

As you board, your knees start to shake

The cart slowly goes up the hill

And you hope your stomach won't start to ache…

The magnets release

As you go down you give out a squeal

You anticipate the twist

But nothing can prepare you for this

You close your eyes

As you feel gravity... pull you down

And you feel like you're gonna die!

You Freefall one last time

And you feel like you're in your prime

You look back

And wish the innocent people

Good Luck...

Cole M

First coaster built in 1873

It was so high it couldn't of been seen

cedar point a large attraction

That has to have traction

Or will drop and have a nuclear reaction

The firefighters will have to spring into action

land racer

Has a bracer

If there's a tragedy that makes poor paul fall

he has no choice but to just crawl

ultimate gravity

Puts you through the moon's inner cavity

But if you don't watch out you will be

sent to the next galaxy

These coasters

were all on posters

some were mocked by jokers

but some were just wanted sitting on their dad's shoulders

Jade T

“Come on! Hurry up!” Levi shouted as he dragged me along.


“Okay..Okay!” I say laughing. I take one last drink of my milkshake and jog at his pace. We see Macy in line and walk over to her. She sees us and squeals. “What took you so long?” she asks as she hands us our bracelets that will get us to the front of the line. “Jade wanted to get milkshakes.”


Levi says putting on his bracelets and comes to help me with mine. I playfully hit his arm as he helps me “Whatever. You were grateful. It’s a million degrees out here!” I say wiping my brow. We laugh and walk to the front of the line.


We finally get to take our seats. We all sit in the row and buckle the strap across our laps. Then the workers come and pull down the big padded seat belt that goes across our chest. Levi is fidgeting and tapping his feet loudly. “Nervous?” I say with an uneasy chuckle. I breathe in and out trying to calm the heart that is trying to leap out of my chest. “I’ve heard this one is the best!” Macy says “My friend told me it makes you feel weightless!”


That’s when the floor dropped from beneath us. I let out a little shriek and Levi gasped beside me and that’s when it began. The slow ascent up the mountain. After that is an experience waiting to happen. Levi gripped my hand in fear which I was happy to take. “Don’t let go!” He yelled over the groan of the gears and rails. My stomach drops to my knees as we reach the top.


We are held in a moment of fear when a scream erupts from my lips. The wind whips against my faces which makes my eyes water. The loops causes me to grip Levi’s hand tighter. But through the fear it was an amazing ride. We flew to the stars and just as abruptly fell back to the earth. My screams were of both terror and joy. The ride made my insides ache but lit up my senses. When it finally ended I sighed in relief but I didn’t want it to end. This was an unforgettable ride.

Conner W

When they strap you in it starts

The adrenaline pumps throughout your heart

You start to feel light headed

But don’t look back or you’ll regret it

The wheels start turning

And you start squirming

The wheels start to squeal

And suddenly the coaster has lost its appeal

You wish you could go back and you start feeling some strong emotion

And according to newton’s laws of motion

There is no going back now

As you go up the hill you scream out to the crowd

You go flying down

You think you’ll splatter on the ground

But you suddenly fly back up

You start whimpering like a little pup

You feel like a volcano

About to blow

But then the wheels screech to a stop

The feeling afterwards makes you want to go back to the top

But you don’t feel like waiting in line

You let out a sigh… Fine

Art Classes

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2nd Grade - Dreams

The second grade’s first project was inspired by artist Marc Chagall. He is known for his artwork depicting dreams. There are a lot of flying people and such. So that’s what they did; created a picture using crayon resist that makes no sense whatsoever… a person flying, a house on its side, a floating tree. You get the picture.

Sports

Archery Team Pizza Party - 3/22

The Archery Coaches will be hosting a pizza party 03/22/16 (Tuesday) at PRP Pizza on Greenwood Rd at 6:30.
St. Paul Sports Calendar Link

To see more upcoming Sports events, click this link.

STUDENT ATHLETE INFORMATION & SIGN-UP FORM

Click here for Sports Information and Sign-up Form.

From the PTO

PTO Committee Members

President -------- Stephanie Gayheart ----- 502-379-0323
Vice President -- Michelle Huber ----- 502-671-3851
Secretary -------- Melissa Logsdon ----- 502-762-5066
Treasurer -------- Becky Baird ----- 502-418-6343
THE PTO 2015-2016 CALENDAR

Click on this link to find the Parent-Teacher Organization Calendar

Community Happenings

Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

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Special Links