Sacrament of Reconciliation
Please keep our 2nd grade students and the other SPCS students in your prayers this week as they prepare to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, December 3rd. Thank you to their parents and Mrs. Rowley and Mrs. Kost for preparing them for this special sacrament. We pray for blessings on all on Saturday.
The National STEM Video Game Challenge announced today the winners of the 2016 competition. The 24 middle school and high school winners will be recognized at an award ceremony at National Geographic in Washington, DC, with top original video games and game design concepts selected in 18 categories from nearly 3,000 entries. Presented by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media, with founding sponsor the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the STEM Challenge aims to motivate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) among youth by transforming their natural passions for playing video games into designing and creating their own video games.
Preparing high schoolers to go off to college or enter the workforce after graduating is an incredibly important part of the high school experience. To ensure that students have the greatest chance for success, La Porte High School and Horizon Bank have teamed up to promote financial literacy and prepare students for the future.
Indiana University Northwest Assistant Professor Tia Walker, Ph.D. has secured funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to undertake a study that could potentially change the course of research on multiple sclerosis (MS), an unpredictable, often disabling autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system. An estimated 2.3 million people are estimated to suffer from MS worldwide.
Life is busy. Young and old, working and retired, our calendars quickly fill up with appointments, meetings and to-do lists. Children have a myriad of activities in which they participate, and evenings, for some, are frequently spent running from one sport to the next.
The Thomas Jefferson Middle School Spell Bowl team completed a decade of state championships on Saturday, November 12, at Purdue University, by capturing its tenth consecutive state crown, and a thirteenth state championship in the last 15 years. TJMS spellers procured 8 priceless purple perfect round ribbons on their way to the top score in the state. Stellar spellers Amol Verma, Ricky Hall, Connor McCall, Devishi Jha, Lucia Otten, Lily Rengstorf, Shannon McCall, and captain Keaton Olson overwhelmed everyone in attendance by spelling all 72 words in the contest correctly.
Thanks to our sponsors, the generous support of the volunteers and the great support of our attendees, we raised $20,000 for the 2016 Oktoberfest! The Art Beat Live paintings helped raise $5,500 toward a new sign for Saint Paul Catholic School! Details to follow on the new sign but this was a major accomplishment for our school!
Benjamin Franklin 8th grader Lauren Wardell won 1st place for Middle School Models and Crafts and went on to win "Best of Show" for Creative Projects over all high school, middle school and elementary projects entered at the Indiana Foreign Language Teacher's (IFLTA) Conference on November 5, 2016 for her model of a German Biergarten. Her project was designed and constructed as part of Frau Baxter's biannual spring City Project. Lauren received a plaque and $50 prize for her achievement.