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St. Mary’s Assumption announces Holy Redeemer Scholars

St. Mary’s Assumption was notified this week that two of our 8th grade students received recognition as Holy Redeemer Scholars. This is based on their performance on the Placement Test which was administered in December. Michael Conlon and Lauren Senese earned this award for placing in the top ten percent of test takers. Students included in this grouping are in the Holy Redeemer School System, as well as public and private school students. There were over 250 8th grade students that took the placement test.

Pictured, left to right, are Lauren Senese, Michael Conlon, Mrs. Mary Jane Kozick, principal and Mrs. Ann Marie Walsh, eighth grade teacher.

Mass

Our next school Mass will be on Thursday, February 24 at 10:30 a.m. First grade is preparing the Mass and Fr. Joe Sibilano O.S.J. will be our celebrant. All parents and families are invited to join us.

No School

We will not have school on Monday, February 21 for Presidents’ Day. Enjoy your long weekend.

Cheerleading Competition Today

St. mary’s wishes “good luck” to their cheerleaders as they will be participating in a cheerleading competition this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at All Saints Academy in Scranton. It would be great if everyone could come out and support our girls.

Holy Redeemer Student Visit

This Tuesday, February 22 students from Holy Redeemer High School will be at St. Mary’s Assumption School to speak with our students in fifth through eighth grades. The assembly will begin at 10:30 a.m. The high school students will talk about academics, sports and answer any questions our children might have.

2011-2012 Registration

Registration forms were sent home with the oldest child in the family on Friday, January 28. Please complete the form (both sides) and return it to the office along with your $100.00 registration fee. If you do not intend to return next year please mark that on the form. This way we will know how many seats will be available for next year. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 4. We are looking forward to 100% re-enrollment.

Don’t forget that the vouchers can still be used for tuition. And vouchers are sold year round (even in the summer).

Boys Game Rescheduled

The boys’ basketball game scheduled for Sunday, February 20 vs. St. Jude’s has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 22. The game will be played here at St. Mary’s.

Shawn Klush

Shawn Klush, a graduate of St. Mary’s Assumption, will hold “A Tribute to Elvis,” on Saturday, April 16 at the Mellow Theatre, 501 Vine St. Scranton. To get your tickets go on Edline and click “Buy Shawn Klush tickets. Anyone wishing to attend the “meet and greet” prior to the concert can send their money to the school office. Please call if you have any questions.

Private School Aid Service

The PSAS Application for the 2011-2012 school year is now available online at the following directions:

1. www.dioceseofscranton.org

2. Catholic Schools

3. Apply for Assistance

4. PSAS Student Aid Application 2011-2012

You will need to complete the application on the computer. However, you must print the completed application and mail to PSAS along with the appropriate forms. The mailing address for PSAS is on the application.

Second Quarter Honor Roll

Sixth, seventh and eighth grades have the opportunity to earn academic honors. We congratulate the following students who have earned honors for the Second quarter.

Sixth grade, High Honors: Taryn Ashby, Justin Bella, Elizabeth Boos, Joseph June and Denise Pinto.

Honors: Madelyn Barnak, Joseph Boos, Megan Conlon, Samuel D’Eliseo, Vienna Donnelly, Matthew Farrell, Gracyn Giampietro, Ann Lewis, Victoria McNulty, Erin Senese, Matthew Walsh and Carly Warnagiris.

Seventh grade, High Honors: Jeffrey Dowd and Megan Dowd and James Orr.

Honors: Andrew Casper, and Thomas Day.

Eighth grade, High Honors: Madison Ashby and Michael Conlon

Honors: Mark Liskowicz, Laura Mariotti, Bria Moore, Christian Palmasani and Lauren Senese.

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