Diocesan Forensics Competition: Congratulations Middle School Champions


The diocesan forensics competition, held at St Patrick’s Catholic School on May 2, honored the skills of public speaking. Sixth graders had to compose their own speeches and deliver them using appropriate tone, inflection, eye contact and composure. Seventh grade students competed by choosing a published speech or dialogue within the categories of poetry, drama, dramatic duo and declamation. Then they performed their memorized pieces with inflection, tone, pacing, and presentation skills within the allotted time limitations. Espiritu students first competed within their respective classes and the winners then went on to compete at the diocesan level. Our students won the following awards:

  • Third Place, Sixth Grade Original Speech
  • Third Place, Declamation
  • Second Place, Dramatic Interpretation Duo
  • First Place: Dramatic Interpretation

STEM Challenge Brings Joy To Students

STEM Challenge Brings Joy To Students

Valuable Lessons Learned During Science Class
Students in Mrs. Staggs’ seventh grade science class completed a STEM activity in whichthey were challenged to design a house made of cardboard that was both aesthetically appealing and able to withstand “hurricane force” winds. They researched hurricanes and home design. Additionally, they worked with a budget to “purchase” materials to build their house. The project culminated with a wind test: a leaf blower was used to simulate hurricane force winds.

National Junior Honor Society Recognized For Community Service

National Junior Honor Society Recognized For Community Service
Our National Junior Honor Society Students were recognized this week by St. Vincent de Paul for creating and executing their extremely successful “A Can For A Gram” program which benefited the organizations Community Kitchen and Resource Center. The student’s efforts helped families struggling with hunger and homelessness. Thank you to our entire Espiritu community for your continued support of our students and neighbors.

Brownie Troop 1041: Getting The Word Out On How To Help Our Environment

Did you know: 

One plastic bottle takes over 450 years to break down

50 billion water bottles are sold every year but only 23% are re-cycled

More than 1 million animals die each year by becoming trapped in or eating plastic garbage

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a ‘trash island’ that weighs more than 100 million tons

Please support our troop and the environment by using re-usable water bottles 

Luck Of The Draw Winners 2019

Monday: March 4

$50: Maria and Mario Suarez

$100: Shirley Drake

$500: The Lott Family

Wednesday: March 6

$50: Dawn Cusumano

$100: The Burriesci Family

$500: Kelly Loscalzo

$500: The Pettersen Family (Special Drawing For Families That Sold More Than Ten Tickets)

Friday: March 8

$50: The Donaldson Family

$100: The Pettersen Family

$500: Joe Aschenbrenner

Monday: March 11

$50: Zoey/Wisdom Lant

$100: Darlene Jones

$500: Amanda Sanchez

Wednesday: March 13

$50: Don Janish

$100: Kathy Castano

$500: Kelly Loscalzo

Friday: March 15

$50: Monica Murack

$100: Michael D. Greer, Ph.D.

$500: Peter and JoAnn Coyne

Monday: March 18

$50: D. Winkler

$100: Jackie Marn

$500: The Bolton Family

Tuesday: March 19

$50: Joanne Kane

$100: Axhira Sullivan

$500: Karen Kurzdorfer

Wednesday: March 20

$50: Anthony and Gladys DeLouza 

$100: MaryJo Arnold

$500: George Hanna

Thursday: March 21

$50: Johanna Wares

$100: The Rordam Family

$500: Axhira Sullivan

Friday: March 22

$50: Georgia Head

$100: Katie Carmichael

$500: Patrick Rollo

Monday: March 25

$50: Amy Rodriguez

$100: D. Winkler

$500: The Donaldson Family

Wednesday: March 27

$50: Jennifer DiSipio

$100: Scott Bursey

$500: Kim Jacke

Friday: March 29

$50: The Sitarski Family

$100: The Schroeder Family

$500: Hieu Tran

Espiritu Students Excel In Mighty Mu Math Competition

Espiritu Students Excel In Mighty Mu Math Competition

Espiritu competed in last Saturday’s Mighty Mu Packer Invitational Math Competition at Largo High. 2 teams of 4 students each from sixth grade math, Pre-algebra and Algebra I (24 students total) competed against 311 students from 14 different schools throughout Pinellas County. Each student competed in a 60-minute 30-question individual test, followed by a team-based round of twelve questions. Each school also competed in a 30 question Intraschool competition, in which Espiritu earned third place. Espiritu placed 2nd overall in the school Sweepstakes, which compares the highest average score per person per school. Awesome job mathletes!