Alum Ryan Hicks (’13) Appointed to US Naval Academy

_Hicks_2013Ryan Hicks (Class of 2013) has received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy to start in June 2017. He received a Congressional Nomination from the Honorable David Jolly. According to his proud parents: “Ryan’s academic and leadership excellence played a large role in this exceptional opportunity.” He will be on the Navy golf team.

CCC Football | District Champions

ccc-football-john-dunphyThe CCC Marauders were District Champions for a 5th consecutive year.  They fought long and hard against Melbourne Central Catholic in their last game. After four grueling hours of football, they lost in the regional final, which included a state record of NINE OVERTIMES (69-62.) The score in regulation was 21-21 with 89 points scored in OT.

Way to go Marauders!   Pictured at right is John Dunphy, ESCS Class of 2015.

Rachel Tata (’13) to Sing Carnegie Hall

Congratulations to Rachel Tata, ESCS Class of 2013, who has been accepted as a finalist in the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Rachel will be singing first soprano with the Honors Women’s Choir directed by the renowned conductor Dr. Tim Seeling. She is currently a senior at the Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa, and was recently featured in their online newspaper. Rachel credits her early love of music to Espiritu Santo Catholic School! Read more about Rachel and this fantastic opportunity here:

Congratulations, Rachel!


New Sign in the Giving Garden

New Sign in the Giving Garden


Have you seen it? There’s something new in the Laura Beach Giving Garden! A brand new, beautiful sign was installed this weekend, designed by Patrick Tolliver and created/donated by Daryl Jones and his team at Florida Metal Services ( Patrick Tolliver and Matt Cox installed it by hand Friday night.

Our sincerest thank you to the many families who helped the Laura Beach Giving Garden vision become a reality for the past 2 years – led by Alicia Thacker, many families and students have gotten their hands dirty making the garden come to life. A special thanks goes out to the Tolliver, Cox, Wilkinson, Spoor, Rooth, Santana, Jones, Fensky and Thacker families. These men and women have physically worked hours for the Laura Beach Giving Garden to become what it is today … a place of life, learning and joy for the students of Espiritu Santo Catholic School. What a wonderful contribution to our community in honor of a beautiful woman, our beloved Laura Beach. 

What a “Treat!”

What a “Treat!”
THANK YOU to Mrs. Susie Fuchs who organized a FABULOUS Trunk n Treat today! With the help of an awesome 8th grade team of students and parents, this year’s event ROCKED! From the face painting to the cake walk, the pumpkin auction to the haunted bus, every inch of the ESCS parking lot was filled with fun. Even the weather was perfect! We loved seeing some of our alumni back on campus, and we appreciate all the volunteers working “security” around the perimeter of our event. Thank you to HSA and the 8th grade team for feeding us all pizza & snacks.
In case you missed the announcement yesterday from the Dj booth, congratulations to the winners of the Trunk Contest!
  • 1st Prize: Beach Trunk (O’Connor & Nestor Families)
  • 2nd Prize: Pirate Ship (Justin Family)
  • 3rd Prize: Darth Vader (Batz Family)

What a wonderful feeling to spend the afternoon with all of our favorite Espiritu Santo families … blessed are we to have such a community rooted in faith and love.

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We’ve Got Spirit!

We’ve Got Spirit!

Thursday’s SPIRIT GAME was a big success! The Espiritu Santo Girls Basketball teams racked up two more wins as both JV and Varsity defeated Guardian Angels. Many families came out to support our Lady Patriots and show their school spirit. Thank you, ESCS and way to go, Patriots!

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8th Grade Visits Holocaust Museum

8th Grade Visits Holocaust Museum

Earlier this week, Espiritu Santo’s 8th grade class visited the Holocaust Museum, and it was a profound experience for both the students and adults in attendance. The tour guides at the museum did an excellent job of making tangible the horrors for those held at concentration camps. These stories are difficult to hear, but are so important for our students to know, as they reflect on how history has shaped – and continues to shape – our world today.

Photo credit: Mrs. Amy Rodriguez & Mrs. Katie Turner

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Sweet Book Fair Success

Sweet Book Fair Success

A BIG thank you to all of the ESCS families who made this year’s fall book fair, ESCS is Sweet on Books, the HUGE success that is was. It was one of our best book fairs ever and we will be able to purchase a number of new items and books for our media center.  The students also collected $345 in coins for Pinellas Hope. The students in Mrs. Nesci’s homeroom were able to take two boxes of books to the clients at the home when they visited this week. These books will be added to their library.

A big thanks also goes to the volunteers who helped during the week at the registers and with set-up and clean-up. We also want to thank the Shuler and Egan families for the fabulous decorations they supplied along with our students art work under the direction of Mrs. Jacke.

We now look forward to our spring fair which will be held at Barnes and Noble in April.