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Donation Made by Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus Weirton Council 3734 recently presented a check for $1,500 to St. Paul School to assist with the purchase of new window treatments for the school cafeteria.  Taking part in the presentation are, in front from left, pupils Alex Brinkley and Alexia Hayden, Principal Deena Tomshack, the Rev. Babu Joseph, Grand Knight Jim Kelly, Knight Robert Horvath, and pupils Ethaniel Baker and Ava Baker, and in back, Knights Jim Ceraolo, George Charnie, Jr. and Mario Patrizio.

Current Events at St. Paul School

September 25-Make PBJ (peanut butter and jelly) Sandwiches after school

September 25/26-Scholastic Book Fair during school hours

September 26-School Mass at 9:30 AM 5th grade in charge

September 28-Heritage Port Wheeling Field Trip for grades 5-8

September 29-St. Paul School Day at Madonna vs Notre Dame home game @ 1:00 PM

September 29-Saturday 5:00 PM Mass with students-8th grade in charge

October 1-3 Camp Magis Retreat for 7th grade

October 3- Mass at 9:30 AM 8th grade in charge

October 3-Make PBJ Sandwiches after school

October 4- 1/2 Day. Dismiss at 11:00 AM

October 5-No School. Professional Development Day for Teachers

October 8-Pumpkin Farm Field Trip for PK3- 4th grade

October 9-Make PBJ Sandwiches after school

October 10-Blessing of the Pets 9:30 AM

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 304-748-5225.

Gettysburg Address Competition

The annual Gettysburg Address Competition was held on April 30, 2018 at Brooke High School. This year a few things had changed from the previous years of the competition. The location was moved from the Brooke County Courthouse to Brooke High School and the students were allowed to have a prop to help set the mood of the speech. St. Paul School had three students compete: Mia Chiodo, Katelynd Costa, and Mia Pietranton. All 10 competitors did a wonderful job and our three sixth graders all did fantastic! In the end, Mia Pietranton won first place and brought the statue of Abraham Lincoln back to St. Paul School for the second year in a row! Special thanks to last year’s winner, Olivia Shafer, Chad Durante, and Mrs. Lorie Groh for all their help getting our students ready to be at their best. St. Paul School is so proud of the hard work put in by our students!

2018 Silver Apple Award and Aquinas Medal Honorees

Each year, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston recognizes a teacher from each school that makes contributions to Catholic school education that merits special recognition and is a role model for fellow teachers. This year, Ms. Rhonda Piccirillo was chosen as the Silver Apple Award representative from St. Paul School.

The Diocese also recognizes a student from each school to receive the Aquinas Medal. The Aquinas Medal recipients are chosen in recognition of their outstanding qualities of faithful discipleship, academic excellence, leadership and service to school, parish and community, reflecting the ideals of Catholic education epitomized by St. Thomas Aquinas, the Catholic patron saint of students. St. Paul School is being represented by Morgan Owens this year.

St. Paul School is extremely proud of Ms. Piccirillo and Morgan Owens for their hard work and how they represent our school! Congratulations!

St. Paul School Wins the Battle of the Saints

St. Paul School went up against St. Joseph the Worker School in a “Battle of the Saints” to see which school could collect the most items measured in weight for the Community Bread Basket. The competition went from February 14th to March 14th. Non-perishable items were collected during that time. St. Paul School was able to bring in a total of 4116 pounds worth of essential items while St. Joseph the Worker School had a total of 2606 pounds. Both schools did a tremendous job of helping stock the Community Bread Basket, who gives assistance to Hancock and Brooke County residents.

Battle of the Saints

Once again, St. Paul and St. Joseph the Worker Schools will be in a “battle” to see who can bring in the most food for the Community Bread Basket. The friendly competition begins Wednesday, February 14th and goes through until Wednesday, March 14th. Please see the flyer for items that are needed most. Help St. Paul School win for the third consecutive year and most importantly, help those in need in our community.