St. George School Update
December 17, 2020
Presenting your 2020-2021 St. George Student Council!
President: Ruby F.
Internal VP: Kaiya M.
External VP: Kristian D.
Treasurer: Juliana P.
Secretary: Nayeli J.
Eighth Grade Events Coordinator: Cesaly M.
3rd Grade Class Representative: Sal A.
4th Grade Class Representative: Lucas S.
5th Grade Class Representative: Alec B.
6th Grade Class Representative: Ruby A.
7th Grade Class Representative: Sienna S.
8th Grade Class Representative: Ella H.
Congratulations Student Leaders!
This is a picture of our Student Council leading a rosary for our school community on the Holy Day of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Way to go Student Council!
AVID Program at St. George
The AVID program emphasizes five areas of instruction - WICOR:
Writing - helping students write to think and learn and produce various types of written works
Inquiry - helping students incorporate their own interest in their learning to make learning relevant and meaningful
Collaboration - helping students find positive and productive ways to interact with other students and adults at school and in the community
Organization - teaching students how to use planners, binders, and systems for note-taking and studying
Rigor - helping students access challenging curriculum with grit and resilience
Teachers participate in numerous professional development opportunities to improve their teaching methods and to emphasize the AVID WICOR curriculum.
The exam will be ON CAMPUS on January 20, 2021 for 8th grade ONLY. Arrival time is 7:45am. Our students will take the exam in rooms that have not been occupied by any other group, with desks that are more than 6 feet apart, and with plenty of ventilation. Please remind your student to wear a mask, bring two pencils, one black/blue ink pen, and a scientific calculator. Students should also pack a lunch and some water. More details will be available to parents as the date approaches.
Parents may choose to opt-out of this exam but there are no makeups. Students who arrive late will not be given additional time.
After the exam, students are given a FREE individual study plan to improve scores each time. As our students transition to St. Mary's High School, the PSAT exam is given in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grade year. The PSAT is modeled after the SAT and students should be very familiar with the exam after taking it several times and working to improve their score.
In the 8th grade, 9th grade, and 10th grade, the only purpose of the exam is to practice and improve the score each time.
In the 11th grade, the PSAT is a MAJOR scholarship competition and college recruitment event.
At the end of the 11th grade year, students should take the SAT (test for college admission) and preparing to apply for college.
Please check with St. Mary's about details.
St. Mary's High School - Financial Aid and Scholarship Application OPEN NOW
If you have other children at St. George, you can include everyone on the same application. (If you know of other families that want to bring their child to St. George next school year, the application for tuition assistance is open now.)
Applying EARLY gives you the best chance of qualifying for the most assistance.
In addition to applying for assistance, your child is encouraged to apply for SCHOLARSHIPS. This is different than tuition assistance. The kids need to do this application to qualify. Ms. Lopez will be working with students on completing this application as a class assignment. Please follow up with your child to make sure they complete the process.
Student Community Service Requirement
Students must receive approval to receive credit for a community service event in advance from their teacher or the school principal.
Environmental Justice Advocates
Once a week, our students meet afterschool via Zoom with our partners at Fathers and Families of San Joaquin County to meet with other teenagers in the Stockton Area who want to learn about our local environment and how to improve the health of our residents through environmental means.
The students participating in the workshop were then invited to participate in two tree planting events at Louis Park and Victory Park. The tree planting event was sponsored by PUENTES and the Boggs Tract Community Farm. Our small army of St. George students and parents joined others from the Stockton Community to plant more than 50 trees at each park! Stocktonians can breathe easier knowing we have 100 more trees helping to clean the air for our residents.
Thank you FFSJ staff Irene Calimlim and Paige Tengeluk for hosting the program and inviting our students to participate! Learn more about FFSJ here.
Thank you to Kenda Templeton from PUENTES for inviting us to participate in the tree planting event! Learn more about PUENTES here.
Tree Planting Event at Louis Park on 12/5/20
Tree Planting Event at Victory Park on 12/12/20
Don't forget to apply for tuition assistance for NEXT year. The application is available now! Call our school office for more information (209) 463-1540.
UOP CHASE Your Dreams, Achieve Nothing Less Mentoring Program
The mentors are also leading monthly workshops for parents on a variety of topics related to college-readiness.
Thank you UOP, John Chase, and the Community Involvement Program students!