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SACS Choir Performs National Anthem

Family and friends of St. Andrew Catholic School gathered to enjoy a night out at Hammond Stadium and to support our talented students.  SACS Choir members, under the direction of Music Teacher/Choir Director Mr. Julius J. Davis Jr., were honored with the opportunity to perform the national anthem at the first home game between the Fort Myers Miracles and the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

Fun Run for SACS Playground

 

 

 

 

A huge thank you to all who planned, participated, and pledged for our Boosterthon Fun Run.  It was a beautiful sunny day for this most important friend-raiser/fundraiser benefiting our playground fund.  SACS continues “Building Faith, Hearts and Minds.”

FL Repertory Performs for SACS Students

 

Students of St. Andrew Catholic School welcomed the Florida Repertory Theatre to campus for two outstanding performances.  Middle school students were captive audiences for the play “Refugee”, while Kindergarten through Fourth grade enjoyed “Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat”.  These performances were made possible through funds from the “Patrons of the Arts” at SACS.

Holocaust Survivor Is Honored Guest Speaker at SACS

 

Holocaust survivor, Mr. Steen Metz, was warmly welcomed back for his fourth visit to St. Andrew School.  Mr. Metz has made it his mission to share his story of what happened to the Jewish people during the Holocaust with as many people as possible. He was only 8-years-old in Odense, Denmark when his family was impacted by the tragedies of the time and were sent to the Concentration Camp at Theresienstadt..

Eighth grade students introduced Mr. Metz, telling how they understand that he shines a light on the truth of the Holocaust.  As in years past, he was gifted with an artistic piece containing a light metaphor; a dandelion with seeds dispersing out to others – the seeds being lit by lights.

Students assured Mr. Metz that they would honor his request to share the truth of the Holocaust with at least four other people. Due to SACS students prompting in 2016, Mr. Metz was interviewed for the website of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  In his interview he kindly mentions SACS students and reads the special poem which was composed for him titled “Steen Axel Metz – A Survivor’s Light.”

Mr. Metz continues to make himself available to various schools and organizations in order to share his remarkable story and insights.  More information can be found at  www.steenmetzneverforget.com, as well as his testimony on the national memorial site at www.ushmm.org.

SACS Students Shine at Florida SSEF

 

Seventh graders Andrew Pino and David Trujillo represented St. Andrew Catholic School brilliantly at the State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) of Florida.  The event was held at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida on March 26 – 28 with over 820 science projects exhibited.

It is with great joy that we congratulate David for his Recognition Award in the Jr. Division of Animal Sciences and Andrew for placing overall third in the Jr. Division for Plant Sciences.  Congratulations and keep on shining brightly!

Odyssey of the Mind Teams Win Big!

 

Three SACS Odyssey of the Mind teams competed in the Sun Region OM Tournament on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at South Fort Myers High School against over 100 teams from all over Southwest Florida.

The following team members placed 7th for problem 1, Omer to the Rescue Again, Division I: Brooklyn Rode, Thomas Varela, Rafael Varela, Thomas Rustic, Aiden Christo, Cael Dowling, and Christian Burch.

For problem 3, Leonardo’s Workshop, Division II the following team members placed first: David Trujillo, Addison Baker, Justin Rode, Isabella Tarquino, Palmer Pendleton, Abigail Cudnik, and Daniel Trujillo.  They will be moving on to States where they will be competing with almost 300 teams.

Kiley Lebid, Sophia Smith, Ellianna Trunkett, Jude Farese, Tegan Tracey, Siddalee Rustic, and Marcella Bonner comprise our last team placing first for problem 5, Opposites Distract, Division II and will also be moving on to States which will be held at UCF in April.

Congratualtions to all of our amazing OM teams!

St. Andrew Student Receives “Do The Right Thing” Award

    

 

     Kendall Sullivan, a seventh grader at St. Andrew Catholic School, recently was honored at the Cape Coral “Do The Right Thing” Awards.  She was recognized for her fast thinking and calm demeanor in a very stressful situation. While heading to school Kendall noticed that her father had missed their turn.  The car began drifting out of its lane and inches away from the car next to them.  After quickly assessing the situation, she knew they would be in trouble if she did not do something.  Aware that her father had a blood disorder, she realized that he might be suffering a stroke.  Although her father had started to brake at the stop light, his foot was not secure and the car was bumping into the car ahead of them.  Kendall threw herself forward and snatched the key from the ignition bringing the car to a stop.
     Although no one was hurt, her father was still unresponsive and needed help immediately.  Kendall remained calm and explained to bystanders, who called 911, and later to the EMT workers, his medical history.  She also offered support to her younger sister who was very frightened.  Due to Kendall’s fast thinking she was able to prevent injury to her family and others on the road, and able to help her father. Kendall put fear aside and is a role model for what is right and good as she stepped up to “Do The Right Thing”.

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year marks the 45th celebration of National Catholic Schools Week with the theme “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

St. Andrew celebrated in a variety of ways, including Open House tours, silly socks day, crazy hats day, a spelling bee, thank you notes to families in carline, a Book Fair, a “free lunch” and brownie bar courtesy of the Home & School Association, Faculty
vs. Student Volleyball game, and Grandparents Day with special student presentations.

Now completing its 30th year, the school has a proud tradition of  “Building Faith, Hearts, and Minds”, which began in 1989 with the original Dominican Sinsinawa Sisters.  A sincere “Thank You” for the generous prayerful and financial support of our local
parishioners and community members.

St. Andrew STARS shine at Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Mr. Less, David Trujillo, Abigail Cudnik, Andrew Pino, and Mr. Murray-Rust at Edison Science and Engineering Fair Awards ceremony.

 

     On January 19, 2019, fifteen Middle School students represented St. Andrew Catholic School at Florida Gulf Coast University for the 62nd Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science and Engineering Fair, the largest STEM competition in Southwest Florida.  This year, more than 300 invention projects and 650 science fair projects were presented by students from schools in Lee and Charlotte counties.
     Four St. Andrew students were recognized for their exceptional science projects at the Awards Ceremony on January 29.  Jake Newlon, a 6th grader, was awarded Honorable Mention in the Junior Division for Physics and Astronomy for his project “Can Fruit Produce Electricity?”.  Abigail Cudnik, 6th grade, was awarded Second Place in the Junior Division for Physics and Astronomy for her project “Pressure = Volume?”.  David Trujillo, 7th grade, was awarded First Place, Junior Division for Animal Sciences, for his project “What is the Most Efficient Way to Kill the Mosquito Larvae and Pupae of the Culex Quinquefasciatus Species while Preserving Plant Life an an Aquatic Environment?”.  Andrew Pino, 7th grade, was awarded First Place, Junior Division for Plant Sciences and First Runner Up for Best of Fair Junior Division, for his project “The Effects of Different Florida Native Aquatic Plants on Water Quality.”
     Both David and Andrew were selected to present their projects at the prestigious Broadcom MASTERS event and at the State Science and Engineering Fair in Lakeland, Florida, this spring.

BVHS Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to SACS 8th grader, Jacob Roberts, for earning the Bishop Verot DeSales Scholarship.  The DeSales Scholarship is given to the top five students on the High School Placement Test taken in November.  It is a half-tuition scholarship for all four years at Bishop Verot High School.

Empowering students through academic excellence, inquiry, global awareness, and the teachings and traditions of the Catholic faith.

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