Weekly words from Principal Penn, sharing highlights from school in two minutes (or less!)
ESCS is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year in Pre-K3, VPK and grades K – 8. Take a tour of Espiritu Santo’s beautiful campus and meet our dedicated, loving faculty. To arrange a tour, contact Mrs. Mansour at 727.812.4650, extension 315. We can’t wait to meet you!
Seventh grade students prepared and served a meal to the residents of Pinellas Hope this week. They collected fresh fruit, and delivered donated blankets. They even incorporated vegetables grown in the Laura Beach Giving Garden into the meal!
One parent said that “words can’t describe the feeling I get seeing our 7th graders serve the homeless with such respect and compassion. Every time I go, I am moved to tears. It is truly a life-altering experience.”
Their experience this week is part of a year-long commitment during seventh grade to support the ministry at Pinellas Hope. For more information, check out www.pinellashope.org.
On Saturday, February 6th, eight members of the seventh grade class participated in the Pinellas County Science & Engineering Fair. All eight received awards, and three students received the coveted State Finalist designations and will continue on to the State of Florida Science Fair in March. What an amazing showing by our students … congratulations, seventh grade scientists!
Pinellas County Science & Engineering Fair Awards:
Matthew Boutot – Biochemistry, First Place & State Finalist
Sam Carollo – Chemistry, Second Place
Jack Delp – Chemistry, Third Place
Leah Joyce – Chemistry, Fourth Place
Kelan Loher – Chemistry, Fourth Place
Kaitlyn McGowan – Mathematics, First Place & State Finalist
Vinny Simeoni – Medicine & Health, Second Place
Emily Wilson – Medicine & Health, First Place & State Finalist
Matthew Boutot – $100 Bay Area Manufacturing Co.
Emily Wilson – $25 Science Superstars Award
THANK YOU for your involvement in Catholic Education Week this year!
CEW 2016 was a wonderful celebration of our community, and of the positive impact Catholic education has on our children and in the world. This week’s events could not have happened without many hands pitching in. From the Day of Service to the Teacher Appreciation Lunch, from corporate thank-you letters to the Women’s Retreat, this week would not have happened without YOU. Thank you for the role you played in CEW 2016, as well as in our school community!
A special thanks to the “CEW Team” – Kathleen Benson, Jinah Rordam, Sarah Krueger and Lisa Phy – for their hard work pulling so many wonderful events together. CEW 2016 rocked!
On FaceBook? Check out how other schools around the Diocese and nation celebrated this week … #CSW16 and #DOCPcsw
Did you catch the coverage?? Three news teams came out on Monday to catch our students doing good works during ESCS’ “Day of Service.” If you missed it, here’s a short clip from ABC Action News.
The ESCS Girls Varsity Soccer Team ended an undefeated season this week by taking the championship title in the PAL Girls Soccer Tournament! Congratulations, Lady Patriots!!
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
Congratulations to John Chiaramonte, recipient of eight D1 offers, on signing to play football for the U.S. Air Force Academy. John is currently a senior at Clearwater Central Catholic. Congratulations.
Congratulations, ESCS Spelling Bee participants!
50 students participated in the first-ever ESCS Spelling Bee on February 2, 2016 and impressed the student body with their preparation and professionalism. After many rounds, fifth-grader Cody Clark spelled the final word correctly and advances to the next round: the regional Scripps Spelling Bee competition next month. Congratulations, Cody! Thank you to our Spelling Bee moderators, Ms Harper and Mrs. Miller.