- Middle School Track Championship Report
Awesome performances today!! I have never been so proud of our athletes!!!! The athletes really outdid themselves at today's competition!!! We had three school records set this afternoon and a total of eight personal best performances for the Immaculate athletes!!! The Immaculate girls scored a total of ten points as a team and finished in a tie for eleventh place!!!
The day started by an outstanding performance from Michele Renzi. Michele has been very consistent this season and has been showing stead improvement as the season progressed. Today, Michele hard work paid off. Michele ran outside of her comfort zone for the first half of the race and was able to finish strong and finish in fifth place in a personal best time of 11:49.4!! In the 1500 meters, Alyson Walsh went out hard and was able to finish strong to finish in seventh place with a solid time of 5:27! Approximately one hour later, Alyson competed in the 800 meters and was able to finish in fifth place with a personal best time of 2:35.50!! Aly's training partner and friend from Jamestown Katie Brayman also ran the 1500 and the 800 meters! Kat finished the race in fifth place with an impressive time of 5:20.7! Katy returned to return in the 800 and finished in eight place with a time of 2:40.4! Also running well in the seeded heat of the 800 was Chiara DiPalma. Chiara was a bit tired today after playing in a soccer match in the morning but she still managed to run a respectable time of 2:46.5. One of the biggest surprises of the day occurred in the second heat of the 800 meters. Maddison Cocca took off at the start to grab the lead and ran the best race of her life!!! Maddison was able to finish the race in second place in a time of 2:44!!! This time bested Maddison's previous best performance in the 800 meters by almost nine seconds!!! Incredible performance!!! In the 200 meters the runners faced a stiff head wind for much of the race. Chiara DiPalma though was able to cut through the head wind and to finish in sixth place with a time of 29 seconds!
The fun did not stop there! In the field events, Victoria Morales competing in the turbo javelin for only the second time and got off a throw of 50' 4"! In the shot put, Ashley Flaherty turned in her best performance to date by throwing the eight pound shot 21' 11"! This throw bested Ashley's previous best throw by over 2 feet! (If only she had been able to use the eigth pound shot all season!) Ashley's throw broke her previous school record!
In the relays, the girl really shined!! First in the 4 x 100 relay, the girls' time once again lowered the school record!! The team of Victoria Vieirra, Katie Langlais, Qiana Ferarro and Jeneva Ahearn finished in thirteenth place and ran a time of 61.7!! This time broke the school record that had been set two weeks ago!!! The girls 4 x 100 relay has lowered the school record time by almost four seconds this season alone!!
Perhaps the best performance of the day for Immaculate was turned in by the 4 x 400 meter relay team. The quartet of Chiara DiPalma, Michele Renzi, Emma Gesualdi, and Alyson Walsh ran a superb race!!! The team finished in a time of 4:42.9 !! The team broke a school record that had stood for four years!!! The team finished in fourth place in the competition! This was the first time an Immaculate team medaled in a relay event at the State Championships! Michele (71.5) and Emma (71.2) both ran personal best times for the second and third leg of the relay. Chiara ran a strong lead off leg in 72.2 and Alyson ran a sensational anchor leg of 67.8!!
- 2013-2014 Committee Chairs Needed!!!
WANTED: Chairs/Co-Chairs to volunteer as the heads of a particular Parent Organization sponsored Event/Activity. The Chair(s) lead all committee meetings and serve as the coordinator and manager. All the Chairs serve together on the Parent Leadership Council as volunteer leaders to help our school community create a dynamic and supportive family-centered community. The Principal, supported by the PTO Executive Board, appoints all Chairs in an effort to create a diverse Leadership Council. The Leadership council meets twice a year, in full session, to help provide orientation and information for all chairpersons.
- 2013-2014 Room Parents Wanted!!!
The Parent Class Liaison is chosen by the Principal and teaching staff to serve as the volunteer parent contact for supporting the classroom/homeroom teacher and helping in specific class logistics such as coordinating a prayer service breakfast, organizing holiday gifts, reaching out to parents for field trips or other specific class events. All Parent Class Liaisons are asked to allow their contact information be shared with the class/homeroom parents in the case of a parent question. Parent Liaisons will be asked to reach out to new families who join a particular class for the 2013-2014 school year. Parent Liaisons should be comfortable utilizing email as a primary form of communication.
Please return volunteer form by June 7th, 2013
- Technology Homeroom for grades 6-8
Dear Parents,Mrs.. VanRossum has provided the application for students interested in the technology homeroom. A student must be in the 6th, 7th or 8th grade during the 2013-2014 school year. The attached application is due on or before Friday, May 31st by 2:15 PM. It should be given directly to Mrs. VanRossum. Space is very limited and Mrs.. VanRossum will select students for the homeroom who not only have an aptitude and ability in various forms of technology but who demonstrate consistent behavior at and around school. A number of students who are chosen from the applicant pool will be interviewed.
Please note that technology homeroom students have a very important role and responsibility in the school that requires students to arrive at school early and perform tasks during and after school at various events. Students who are not academically successful in the classroom will not be chosen. Please help prepare your child that a limited number of spaces are available and he/she may not be chosen. He/she must also keep his/her grades up in every class during the school year or the child will be removed from the technology homeroom.It is very important that the child completes the application and demonstrates a serious and strong desire to contribute to this program. Students may type responses if they choose. Mrs. VanRossum will be seeking the input of all the teaching staff in reference to applicant's behavior.Students new to the school who are interested in applying are welcome to do so but are strongly encouraged to provide as much detail about themselves to help showcase their abilities and previous experience with technology.Finally, please note that the technology homeroom experience is first and foremost a working homeroom where every member performs a specific role and function that allows our school to stay technologically integrated. Students who are interested in a social group with friends are not encouraged to apply. Students will be expected to work and are subject to removal from the homeroom if they are not actively contributing to the team's success.If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. VanRossum at email@example.comThank you.
- School Choice Bill
Rhode Island Catholic Schools
We are pleased and excited to announce the following:
Bill 2013H 6131, RELATING TO EDUCATION-PARENTAL CHOICE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ACT,
was submitted by Representatives Coderre and Corvese on Thursday, May 16. When approved, this bill will assist parents in choosing the right school for their child. Expanding school choice and competition is one of the most important actions we can take to improve Rhode Island's schools. Expanded school choice may face strong opposition, however studies have exhibited that expanded choice improves student achievement, reduces segregation, promotes civic values, and facilitates other productive reforms. Parental Choice in Education can take the form of issued educational vouchers, saving accounts and corporate tax credits.
We need all parents to reach out to their legislators now to let them know you support this bill. Once a committee hearing date has been established, you will be asked to join us at the State House to rally in favor of the bill.
Many thanks to Representatives Coderre and Corvese for submitting this bill.
RI Catholic Schools Parent Federation
- Donnelly's Uniform Night
Donnelly's Uniforms will be in the school library on June 11th from 4:30 to 6 PM for those who would like to check out sizing options and place orders for the fall.
- Middle School Orientation Night
MIDDLE SCHOOL ORIENTATION NIGHTJune 11, 2013 from 7-8:30 PMThis evening is planned to help ease our current and new families into 6th grade. Parents and students will have the opportunity to hear about the program, meet teachers and have the information necessary to prepare for September in Middle School.
- 2013-2014 Dates
- 05/27/13 NO SCHOOL Memorial Day 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Tweet
- 05/27/13 School Leadership Team Meeting 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Tweet
- 05/28/13 Middle School Team Meeting 10:50 AM - 11:30 AM Tweet
- 05/29/13 SCHOOL MASS 8:45 AM 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Tweet
- 05/29/13 Primary Team Meeting 10:05 AM - 10:50 AM Tweet
- 05/29/13 Junior Team Meeting 11:35 PM - 12:05 PM Tweet
- 05/30/13 Middle School high Meadows Field Trip 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Tweet
- 05/31/13 DRESS DOWN DAY 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Tweet
- 05/31/13 Student Council Meeting 11:30 AM - 12:05 PM Tweet
- 05/31/13 Middle School Semi Formal 7-9:30 PM 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Tweet
- 06/02/13 Class of 2013 Mass and Awards Brunch 11:30 AM 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
- 06/03/13 School Leadership Team Meeting 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
- 06/04/13 Middle School Team Meeting 10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
- 06/05/13 Class of 2013 Graduation 6 PM 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
- 06/05/13 Spirit Day 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
- 06/05/13 Primary Team Meeting 10:05 AM - 10:50 AM
- 06/05/13 Junior Team Meeting 11:35 PM - 12:05 PM
- 06/06/13 Kindergarten Graduation 9-10:30 AM 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
- 06/07/13 Pre-K Celebration 9-10:30 AM 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
- 06/07/13 National Junior Honor Society Lunch Meeting 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM