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National Geographic Bee held at Wyoming Area Catholic

The National Geographic Bee is a nationwide contest for schools in the United States. The Bee is open to students in fourth through eighth grades. The bee is a program of the National Geographic Society which provides the questions and the answers. The questions are designed to test a student’s knowledge of geography. Topics will include cultural and physical regions, physical phenomena such as tectonic activity and landforms, populations and political systems. There are three levels of competition: school, state and national.

Wyoming Area Catholic School held school level competition of the National Geographic Bee. The winners for the school competition were: Zachary Voitek, first place in eighth grade; Ian Madigan, second place in eighth grade and Charles Kulick, third place in fifth grade. Zachary Voitek will now represent Wyoming Area Catholic School on the state level of the Geographic Bee.

Pictured are Zachary Voitek, winner of the Geographic Bee, Wyoming Area Catholic and Mrs. Geraldine Ulichney,Social Studies Teacher and moderator.

Pictured at right in row one are Charles Kulick, third place winner. Row two: Ian Madigan, second place winner; Zachary Voitek and Mrs Geraldine Ulichney, moderator of the Geographic Bee.

Dates to Remember

January 30: Open House from 12 – 2 p.m.

January 30 – February 4: Catholic Schools Week: Theme: A+ for America Catholic Schools

Short Story Fair

Mr. James Renfer, English teacher, announces the winners of the Short Story Fair. They are:

Junior Varsity

First place: Charles Kulick; Second place: Ryan Reedy; Third place: Ryan Januszko; Fourth place: Danielle Morris and Honorable Mention: Bianca Mazzarella


First place: Megan Moran; Second place: Mary Pat Blaskiewicz; Third place: Ana Rogers; Fourth place: Alyson Manley and Honorable Mention: Alexia Mazzarella.

Catholic School’s Week

The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2011 celebrates the fact that Catholic schools are an added value for the nation. Because of their traditionally high academic standards and high graduation rates, all supported by strong moral values, Catholic schools and their graduates make a definite contributions to American society.

Catholic Schools Week is celebrated nationally the last week in January. For 2011 the dates are January 30 through February 5. Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses and activities for students, administrators, faculty and school staff, the community and families.

Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of NCEA and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Activities for Catholic School’s Week

Wyoming Area Catholic will begin Catholic Schools Week with an Open House on Sunday, January 30 from 12 to 2 p.m. Other activities for the week include:

Monday, January 31: Morning Prayer Service; Grandparents Liturgy kindergarten through second grades at 12:15 p.m.; Color Day: students may “dress down” to wear the color chosen for their class.

Pre-k and eighth grade: Orange

Kindergarten and seventh grade: Red

First and sixth grades: Green

Second and fifth grades: Yellow

Third and fourth grades: Blue

Tuesday, February 1: Students will work on projects to express their appreciation to volunteers in the school and the community. Students may “dress down” to wear clothes to support their favorite team or to wear Wyoming Area Catholic Spirit wear.

Wednesday, February 2: Mismatched Day: Students will be able to “dress down” in clothes that do not match or clothes that clash; add a crazy hat to the outfit. Students will be treated to an ice cream sundae at lunch hour. Board Game Day: Pre-k through eighth grades. Each student may bring in one favorite board game to play sometime in the afternoon.

Thursday, February 3: Spirit Day: Students may “dress down” in their sport or club uniform or in blue and white or Wyoming Area Catholic Spirit Wear. In the afternoon students will attend a pep rally.

Friday, February 4: Father Hitchko Memorial Liturgy at 9 a.m. for all students. Students will wear regular school uniforms. Teacher Appreciation Day. Please note: On all dress down days, clothes worn must follow Parent-Student Handbook guidelines.


Please keep sending in Campbell Soup Labels and Box Tops for Education. The containers for the labels are in the main hallway.

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