The Swarm News

January 2018

Welcome 2018

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Martin Luther King Biography By Natasha Negron

On January 15,1929 was born Micheal Luther King Jr but later had his name changed to Martin at age 35. Martin Luther King Jr was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. He would turn over the prize money of 54,123 to the furtherance the civil rights movement. He was killed in April 1968.

He married Alberta in 1926 after a 8 year courtship. Young Martin had an older sister Willie Christen, and a younger brother Alfred Daniel Williams King. He entered public school at the age of 5. In May,1936 he was baptized. Martin was 12 when his grandmother died of a heart attack.

Distraught at the news, young Martin jumped from a second story window at a family home, allegedly attempting suicide. Martin skipped both the ninth and eleventh grades. He was a popular student in college.

Sources: Wikipedia

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2nd Place Winners

Brance Johnson

Catherine Doan 4th

Elizabeth Quintero 6th

Lily Riedel

Jessica Hughes

Peyton McKee

1st Place Winners

Brooklyn Stokey

Allyson McAlister

Madlyn Smith

Verick Rincon

Kaleb Malin

Award of Achievement

Jacob Gonzalez

Gold Medal Winner

Maggie Granger

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Mrs. Rosa is the school nurse at St. Mary. She has been working at St. Mary for 26 years. Mrs. Rosa chose to work here because she is an alumni and she loves helping others. Mrs. Rosa was born and raised in Orange TX. She attended high school at Lutcher Stark H.S. and college at Lab Tech-Orange, Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Rosa's favorite part about working here is that it feels like family. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite food is salad. One of her favorite hobbies is yoga.

Mrs. Rosa is a very loving and caring individual. We are very thankful to have her at St. Mary!

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Can you guess what your teachers' New Year resolutions are?

  • work in the yard more
  • pray more as a family and gain God's peace and strength through adversities
  • eat healthier, exercise more, and use less negative words
  • exercise at least 3 days a week, increase volunteer hours, and have fun with my 2 boyfriends (my grown sons)
  • to not break any bones the whole year
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Funny New Year Story By Jacob Gonzalez

Jack and Lisa went to a New Year's Eve party held at Jeff's House. Lisa and Jack had gone on a date the week before the party, so Jack wanted to kiss Lisa at midnight when they were at the party. They watched the countdown in Times Square. Finally it was 11:59 and Lisa was sitting right next to Jack and the countdown began ,10 , 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Then Jack turned to kiss Lisa and tasted something hairy and realized HE KISSED JEFF's DOG!!!!
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The History of Softball By Jessica Hughes


Softball was first played on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago Illinois. In 1887 a group of twenty young men had gathered in the Farragut Boat club in order to hear the Harvard-Yale football game. After Yales victory, a man picked up a stray boxing glove and threw it at someone, who hit it with a pole. George Hancock is considered to be the inventor of softball. The first game was played indoors. A different version of baseball was made that day, Softball.


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Steve Jobs by Ethan

Steve Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco in February 24, 1955. He was an American entrepreneur, business magnate, inventor, and industrial designer. Steve Jobs was also the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Apple Inc.; CEO and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company’s board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs and Steve Wozniak are widely recognized as pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.

Source : Wikipedia

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Important Message

  • Dominos proceeds for January is $494.75.

Honor Roll

St. Mary Catholic School awarded Honor Roll certificates to students that made the Honor Roll for the 2nd Nine Weeks. The students honored were:

Distinguished Honor Roll (95 & Above)

1st Grade
Tristan Balthazar
Katie Boehme
Audrey Broussard
Luke Laughlin
Matthew Nguyen
Nylah Thomas

6th Grade
Bella Tran

7th Grade
Jacob Gonzalez

90 & Above Honor Roll

1st Grade
Emma Davidson

3rd Grade
Allie Broussard
Thomasina Nguyen
Josie Riedel
Tristan Tran

4th Grade
Catherine Doan
Paige McKee

5th Grade
Hannah Allison
Lauren Corrao
Beonca Harvey
Kiera Howington
Haley Johnson

6th Grade
Zackary Khatt
Maddie Smith

8th Grade
Maggie Granger
Jessica Hughes
Kaleb Malin
Lillian Riedel

Pictured are most of the students.

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Thanks to the publication class staff!!!

  1. Mrs. Espiritusanto
  2. Kaleb Malin
  3. Natasha Negron
  4. Jacob Gonzalez
  5. Maggie Granger
  6. Lily Riedel
  7. Ethan Smith
  8. Jessica Hughes


St. Mary Catholic School emphasizes the education of the whole student by concentrating on academic excellence as well as the Christian values of faith, hope and love. This commitment extends to building Christian community and fostering Christian service to all humankind.