Congratulations to the following Graduates of Ss. Joachim and Anne School on receiving Catholic High School Scholarships – $141,180.
Angie Bermeo – St. Agnes High School Honors Program – Montepulciano Academic Scholarship and Principals Award = $10,000 and a 2nd Scholarship Award from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School for an Academic Scholarship in the amount of $4,000.
Melodie Cadichon – The Mary Louis Academy Scholastic Award – $8,000.
Shelsy Fils-Aime – Cathedral High School Full Academic Scholarship – $35,180 and a 2nd Scholarship Award from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School for an Academic Scholarship for $6,000.
Lauren Hedge – Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School Academic Scholarship in the amount of $18,000.
Madison King – The Mary Louis Academy Scholastic Award – $8,000 and a 2nd Scholarship from St. Mary’s of Manhasset in the amount of $16,000.
Carla Paul – St. Agnes High School Honors Program – Montepulciano Academic Scholarship and Principals Award $10,000 and a 2nd Academic Scholarship in the amount of $6,000.
Chelsea Sanabria – Bishop Loughlin Academic Scholarship – $7,000 and a 2nd Scholarship for Music in the amount of $13,000.
Total Scholarships for Catholic High Schools = $141,180
Congratulations to Jonathan Laura, winner of the Oratorical Contest held at SsJA on Wednesday, April 26th. Jonathan recited the essay titled Everybody Dies, But Not Everybody Lives, by Prince EA. Participants of this contest were Fajah Gardner, Jessica Cassamajor and Carla Paul from Class 8-1; Ashley Predvil and Anyssa Daley from Class 8-2; Lola Aguda, Class 7-1; Chelsea Mullings, Markayla Gordon, Franly Dupuy and Divia Myers from Class 7-2. All orators had to choose a speech that was said publicly, memorize it and deliver it publicly. The duration of the speech should not exceed 6 minutes and no less than 3 minutes. Jonathan will represent SsJA on May 31st at the Diocesan Competition at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy. Students participated under the guidance of Mr. Schoolfield the 8th Grade English teacher. Congratulations to all for a job well done!
Tech Plan – A brand new STREAM Lab will be completed by September 2017. This lab is being renovated from the ground up. New floor, desks, and lighting will make the room inviting. Brand new computers, printer and Smartboard will bring technological learning to a higher level of thinking. Hold onto your hats as we complete this newest endeavor at Ss. Joachim and Anne School. Catch the Spirit of SsJA!
The focus from the Early Childhood Program and Middle School Program continues in the Junior High Program but with added complexities. Drawing upon a foundation of our Catholic core values in the Notre Dame Tradition, students have a context with which to evaluate information and solutions. Challenges to what they once assumed or acknowledged as truth or right and wrong become opportunities for engagement and learning, as our students develop into lifelong scholars
Curriculum, at this level, focuses on critical thinking skills and how to problem solve. Learning how to use text and research to defend a position or stance is an integrated concept throughout all content areas. The use of the Internet connected to Tablets and SmartBoards are woven into the daily learning process and within every content area.
As we shape the future of our students at SsJA, we are concerned with leading them to understand and to live Christianity with respect to our six core values of goodness, faith, excellence, integrity, community and service; to become informed and active citizens namely through community service; such as the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, while maintaining a global perspective as we prepare them for leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills they’ll need for future endeavors.