Science Bowl Winners
St. Philip teams in both the Grades 4&5 division and the Grades 6,7,8 division were the First Place winners at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit Science Bowl held at the Carnegie Science Center on January 26.
The team of Briana Patterson, Elias Ward, and Maddy Hoff took took the top honors in the Grades 4&5 division while the 8th grade team of Aidan Crossey, Bailey Burgess, Maggie Aiello, and Mark Shorthouse swept their division. The students were required to use scientific methods and thinking skills to solve problems such as navigating a maze, transferring materials, determing the composition of colors, and creating an earthquake proof tower. Also representing St. Philip were Erin Sheedy, Kasey Kaczorowski, Olivia Clark, and Brianna Caridi who came within 1 point of placing and Athena Pyros, Caitlin Donahue, Adrianne Kubiak, Katrina Zientarski, and Sarah McKnight.
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St. Philip School swept the 8 –9 year old category in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot: foul shooting contest sponsored by Elks # 831 for students from St. Philip, Carnegie Elementary, and Our Lady of Grace. Contestants In the 8-9 Girls - Maddy Hoff, Lauren Clutter, and Jada Lee captured 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places respectively. In the 8-9 Boys - Nathan Kirsch, Quinn Mankowski, Nick Biangone took 1,2, and 3, honors respectively.
Sara Szymanski won 2nd place in the 10-11 girls with Tyler Lampus finishing 3rd in 10-11 boys. Finally, in the 12-13 Girls division - Erin Joyce was 1st. Also representing St. Philip were Donovan Gree, Kasey Kaczorowski, Britney Kowal, Alexis Pilch, Kevin Kelly, Louis Worrall, Finn Crossey, Zach Balobeck, David Synder, Ryley Tarasi,
The first place winners advance to the District competition on February 5. The event is sponsored by the Elks and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Mrs. Druga's and Miss Rodger's reading classes had S'more fun reading today. After reading a story about camping and S'mores,
they made the favorite treat and ate inside a pup tent getting the feel of taking a real camping trip like the one in their story.
Good Luck to the following students who have qualified to represent SPS at the Elks Hoop Shoot. A special Thank You to our fabulous gym teacher, Mrs. Roth, who organizes and coaches this event yearly on her own time!
8-9 Girls - Maddy Hoff, Lauren Clutter, Jada Lee
10-11 Girls - Donovan Green, Sara Szymanski, Kasey Kaczorowski
12-13 Girls - Erin Joyce, Britney Kowal, Alexis Pilch
8-9 Boys - Nathan Kirsch, Nick Biangone, Quinn Mankowski
10-11 Boys - Kevin Kelly, Louis Worrall, Tyler Lampus, Finn Crossey
12- 13 Boys - Zach Balobeck, David Snyder, Ryley Tarasi
Miss Astwood's 6th graders are taking a trip back in time to the days of ancient Rome to discover our cultural and religious roots. The students have been studying about the daily life, dress, customs, government, and language of this civilization. Students were then asked to create a piece of that time in a display. Below are some examples of their work. Watch for more in the coming weeks.
St. Philip 8th graders are getting a preview of High School Life and a jump start on adjusting to next year's challenges. Mr. Bruce McGlothlin comes to St. Philip from the Allegheny Intermediate
Unit on a monthly basis to meet with the 8th grade to talk to and make the students aware of changes that will occur during their transition to from middle school to high school. Mr. McGlothlin talks about the issues of Character Building, Career Choices, Responsibility and Organization,Enhancing the Education Experience, Self-Awareness and Self-Confidence. His next visit will be on January 25,2011.
This year, Bishop Canevin began a new program to challenge academiclly talented students. The St. Ignatius Scholars Program at Bishop Canevin High School is designed to give those students who excel academically alternative and exciting ways to pursue different routes of education. Only a select group of freshman & sophomores were invited to apply for the program. Out of 37 accepted, 11 are St. Philip graduates! It is a very intensive program which demands maintaining honor roll status, enrollment in 15 honors classes by graduation, 3 years of the same language, in & out of school seminars, extra curricular enrichment activities and a senior project. All those selected should be very proud and they all got their start at St. Philip!
Freshman: Kelly Burgess, Zachary Mell, Eric Shorthouse, Mark Szymanski
Sophomores: Dylan Cain, Kirby Crabbe, Ciara Crossey, Anthony Gioia, Andrew Graziano, Katie Kennedy, Laura Tarnow
BOWLING: BISHOP CANEVIN WINS AT STEEL VALLE
Congratulations to the Bishop Canevin Girls' and the Boys' Bowling teams who were both victorious over their match against Steel Valley High School on Wednesday, January 5.
The Varsity Girls scored a high pin total of 2010. Bowlers who bowled three out of three games for Varsity included Courtney Suhay 177, Kat Rubel 146, and Angela Palchowski 151. Contributing to the Varsity win was Lindsey Knetzer, Emily Baric Tarnow, Mandy Cipriani, and Rachel Baric Tarnow.
The JV Girls also won their match. Successful JV bowlers included Katie Schulte, Kate Davis, Emily Allan and Stephanie Hnat.
The Varsity boys were victorious with a total pin count of 2190. Bowlers who bowled three out of thee games for Varsity included Steve Lucot 192, Chris Walko 178, and Jon Mckivitz 181. Other bowlers who contributed included Charlie Hartz, Patrick Bernaurer, Bryan Stein, and Jon Finn.
The JV Boys also won their match. Successful JV bowlers included Zack Mell, Mark Szymanski, and Tim Gumina.