St. Matthew School
January 2021 Newsletter
Slowly our students are doing things that are feeling more "normal". As COVID is still among us, and although the vaccine is on the horizon, we continue to still wear masks, distance ourselves when we can, clean our hands regularly, and disinfect our spaces consistently. These practices have allowed us to stay in school and provide the best education we can. You can't put a price tag on the importance of being together in person. We feel very fortunate that we are able to be here together as a school family. We can't wait to start having our parents and grandparents back again with us on campus, too!
Until then, we continue to pray for you all daily. May God always be with you.
Class spotlight- 6th grade
6th graders are learning about chemistry. Next on the agenda is studying energy! Mrs. Holdcroft keeps them busy with so many hands on experiences.
Mrs. Wynne (Social Studies) and Mrs. Rausch (PE) teamed up to create the Greek Olympic games experience. Students participated in events like the javelin throw (pool noodle), Shot put (weighted ball), long jump, and more. Students have been studying ancient Greece in Social Studies. The winning group was Team Aros- Grace Veik, Riley Oas, Brianna Gregg, and Tory Adams.
Students in English class have been researching and writing a speech about a famous person. They memorized their speech and presented to their classmates. They learned about many people like: Martin Luther King Jr., St. Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln, and more.
Student of the Month
From the graphs below we can see that on average across the school our students are progressing. Core instruction should have a goal of 80% of our students at or above grade level.
You can see that 86% of our students are proficient in math! This is incredible news. We also notice that while our reading proficiency is not quite at 80%, we have made improvements from fall to winter, which makes us very hopeful for our spring statistics.
All in Christ! For Pro Life!
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest
Dorian Seki, Angeth Malwal, Lane Batten, Ethan Mabbitt, Jacob Hynes, Brianna Gregg, Charlie Barnes, Ally Martin, Hunter Wynne, Eli Mabbitt, and Avery Murtaugh.
Elk's Lodge Writing Contest
St. Matthew proudly captured awards in both the 7th/8th grade division and the 5th/6th division.
1st place- Eli Mabbitt
3rd place- Sean Larson
5th/6th grade division-
1st place- Charlie Barnes
2nd place- Caden Round
3rd place- Brianna Gregg
This is such a great representation for our school! Congrats to all our writers and a thank you to Mrs. Price for her help and guidance on this competition!