St. Matthew School

September newsletter

One Month in the Books!

Dear St. Matthew families,

The year is in full swing! Our routines are set, students know their expectations, and teachers are in their groove. Life is good.

We took our first round of STAR testing for Reading and Math. We take round 2 in January. At that point we will compare results and see how our growth is coming. We will use this data to see if we are making the desired progress toward our school improvement goal:

  • By May 2022, every student will make continuous progress in becoming fluent, critical readers. Eighty five percent of students will be at or above grade level and/or meeting their projected growth determined by their STAR testing.

In addition to our new Literacy curriculum and the hard work of our students and teachers, the support our parents give us at home is another important piece in helping us reach our goals. We thank you all.

You all continue to be in my prayers. We appreciate you remembering us in your prayers as well.

Angie Palmer


Student of the Month

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Cameron Oas in 1st grade is our student of the month. Cameron displays respect to his teachers and friends. He is responsible in school and makes great choices to stay safe. He is following the Cardinal Way. We are so proud of you Cameron!

Classroom Spotlight- 5th grade

Liferunner Huddle

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First Friday Liferunner huddle showing our support of all Life! All in Christ! For Pro-Life!

Knights of Columbus Soccer Shoot Out

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Winners of this year's Knights of Columbus soccer shoot out are:

Erin Cassoutt

Lexi Martin

Tory Adams

Jordyn Perez

Evelyn Dixon

Taylor Peterson

Gabe Weber

Ethan Mabbitt

Charlie Barnes

Marc Eby

Jesse Damasauskas

Dylan Holstein

Remembering 9-11

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Students and staff in Building 1 (5th-8th grade) held a prayer service and took a moment of silence to remember those who lost their lives on 9-11. This was the 20th anniversary of that tragic event.

Fun Run

St. Matthew held its first ever Fun Run on September, 17. The weather was perfect and the kids had so much fun! All our students reached their goals and we raised over $17,000! WOW!

We are humbled by everyone's generosity and support. God is Good! Thank you so much!

Grandparents Day

We had a great morning spending time with our grandparents in mass and playing bingo on September 22. This was the first time we were able to hold the event in the church. It was a beautiful day making memories with those we love. Thank you to everyone who attended.


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Congrats to our 7th/8th grade team for taking 1st place in the Marian Invite.

This group also placed 1st in the St. Matthew Invitational!

Way to go girls!

Fall Food Drive

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This year's fall drive brought in over 1600 pounds of food.

Thank you to everyone who helped fill the food bank so we can continue to live our mission of serving others!

Ask a Priest

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Grades 2-8 got to spend some time with Father Leo learning more about him, the priesthood, and aspects of our Catholic Faith. In true Father Leo fashion, it was filled with a few jokes and smiles!

St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic School

Spreading the Gospel and Forming Disciples through our Community, Outreach, and Educational Excellence.