St. Jude School News

Students Rock Science Olympics:  A group of 4th, 5th and 6th grade students recently spent the day at John Carroll University participating in the Science Olympiad competition.  Congratulations to Mari Banjoff and Audrey Fote for placing first in the Egg Drop event, Maya Blanden and Isabelle Heddleson for placing first in the Rock Hounds event, and Bobby Hopkins and Blake Mulkey for placing second in the Water Bottle Rocket competition.  Fantastic job!

Band Students Compete in Solo & Ensemble Competition:  Congratulations to Emily Smith and Audrey Menner for receiving superiors at the Solo & Ensemble competition and to Emily Kirkpatrick and Sydney Warfield for receiving excellent awards.  In addition, Emily Smith, Emily Kirkpatrick and Sydney Warfield also participated in the Virtual Recital which helped prepare them for the Solo & Ensemble competition.

Power of the Pen Highlights:  Congratulations to 8th grader Annabel DeChant for coming in 4th place in the first round of the Power of the Pen competition.  In addition, she received an award for Best of Round.  Annabel advanced to the second round of the Power of the Pen along with Maggie Clark, Emmie Robertson and Aby Urbaczewski.

St. Jude Students Shine in Elks Essay and VFW Patriots Pen Competitions:  Congratulations to Grade Sedivec, A.J. Farley and Aidan Kovalsky!  Their essays advanced in the Elks Essay contest.  A.J. also received a $50 award for having the top 7th/8th grade essay.  Congratulations also to 6th graders Pearletha Burke and Audrey Menner for placing in the VFW Patriots Pen competition!

St. Jude Student Receives Gold in Scholastic Art Show:  Congratulations to 8th grader Lauren Riccardi!  She received a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art Show for her sculpture of a sleeping fox.  Great job!

St. Jude School Hosts Annual Science Fair:  St. Jude held the annual school Science Fair in February.  Congratulations to the following students who placed at this event:  Gabby Davis, Chris Hansen, Brenna Topping, Owen Volney, Caidyn Diedrick, Andrew Klein, Dylan Gonzalez and Ashley Hoge.  These students have the opportunity to compete at the Mohican District Science Day which will be held at Ashland University.

St. Jude School launches Model United Nations:  St. Jude School is excited to announce our newest extracurricular – Model United Nations.  A group of ten 7th and 8th graders recently attended their first Model UN conference at John Carroll University.  Eighth graders Dylan Gonzalez and Aidan Kovalsky received an honorable mention at the conference for their work with the country of Israel.  Congrats!

St. Jude Students Excel on High School Placement Test:  Congratulations to 8th graders Annabel DeChant and Xavier Gendics!  Annabel placed 2nd and Xavier placed 7th on the Elyria Catholic Placement Test.  Both students are eligible for renewable scholarships as a result of their performance on this test.

St. Jude School Completes Successful #WeGiveCatholic Campaign!  St. Jude School is grateful to everyone who donated to our school during the first-ever online Catholic giving campaign.  Our school received $3,028 in donations.  In addition, we will receive $3,500 as a result of prizes won during the event.  Thank you!

St. Jude School Receives Governor’s Thomas Edison STEM Award for 7th Time since 2009!  Great news!  St. Jude School was one of 45 Ohio schools to receive the Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education and Student Research for the 2015-2016 school year.  St. Jude was one of only three schools in Lorain County to get this prestigious award, which we have received seven times since 2009.  Schools receiving this award are recognized for finding new and creative ways to engage students in math and science that are above and beyond the traditional methods.   Congratulations!

St. Jude School Closings/Alerts:  St. Jude School will be utilizing the Ohio Alerts system to communicate information to parents and guardians about school closings and other important emergency information.  In the event of inclement weather, official announcements of school closings are also made on television and on local AM and FM radio stations.

If there is doubt as to whether the classes will be in session, parents should listen to television or radio.  Please do not call the school or the rectory.

The following television and radio stations will announce school closings:

WEOL – AM 930 on dial WBEA – FM 107 on dial

WDLW – AM 1380 on dial WTAM – AM 1100 on dial

WOBL – AM 1320 on dial

Television channels 3, 5, 8, 19, and 43

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