First day at St. Paul’s Catholic School. Welcome to our returning students and to our new students. This group of cousins looks ready to Work, Study, Pray and Play!
Welcome back to returning students and welcome aboard to all new students and their families.
Monday, Aug. 25th is the first day of school for students. Drop-off begins at 7:40. There will be a new bus route for the students from the Newport Area.
Thursday, Aug. 28th we will have an Open House beginning at 5:30 at the school and moving to St. Paul’s Catholic Church (notice the new paint job being completed) at 6:00 for a meeting.
Hope you had a great summer of fun. Now we will start the work of a new school year.
THANK YOU to all of the students and families who worked so hard over the summer both at the Barton Fair parking cars and/or at the school, getting the building ready for the new school year. We deeply appreciate your work and dedication to our school and its mission.
This week several St. Paul’s staff members, along with Principal Beloin, attended a 4-day course at LSC on Responsive Classroom.
“The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching and learning fosters safe, challenging, and joyful learning environments. The three domains explored were: Engaging Academics, Positive Community and Effective Management.
Engaging Academics: Teachers learned to create learning actives that are active, interactive, joyful, and fun. Students see a sense of relevance and take a personal interest in their work. Work is appropriately challenging.
Effective Management: Teachers create learning environments that are structured for independence and success. Teachers teach positive social and emotional skills needed for successful school participation and handle misbehavior respectfully.
Positive Community: Teachers nurture a sense of belonging, significance, and emotional safety in the classroom. Students feel comfortable taking risks and working with a variety of peers.”
We had a wonderful week together learning these approaches from a great instructor Mrs. Donna Petit. We all look forward to sharing these ideas and activities with our students.
Emily Millar, a St. Paul’s Alumni was the recipient of the Green and Gold Scholarship at the University of Vermont. This scholarship allows her to attend any Vermont State College for four years free of cost. Congratulations Emily, we wish you all the best!
As a student at St. Paul’s Emily was a finalist in the Math Counts Competition for two consecutive years. Emily also completed an online engineering class for middle school students.
St Paul’s Catholic School instills Christian values in its students and a desire to make a positive difference in the world.
Through the close partnership of family, student, and our academically-enriched and emotionally safe environment we will empower our students to reach their highest potential and take responsibility for their behavior and learning.