Last Friday, Espiritu hosted an elementary school Math Bowl for grades third through fifth. We had 144 mathletes from twelve different schools in the Diocese of St. Petersburg here competing. Our twelve mathletes from Espiritu did an amazing job. Our students placed in the following categories:
Second place overall in the Fact Blast category where students had to answer as many addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems as they could in two minutes.
Fifth grade swept the individual competitions:
First, Second and Third place in Fact Blast
First, Second and Third place in Mental Math
First and Second place in the team competition Logical Reasoning
The third through eighth grade Academically Gifted Program students have been building mechanical computers powered by marbles using Turing Tumble kits. They are having a ton of fun while learning about coding and how computers work. Here is what the fifth graders had to say about their experience with Turing Tumble: “Turning Tumble is a fun, addictive, and complex game where you collaborate with friends to build a mechanism using plastic gears and marbles. The goal is to complete specific patterns according to the instructions for that level. Each level gets harder and new pieces are introduced as the tasks become more complex. Turing Tumble is a challenging, but fun and creative game that is great for everyone.”
Students participated in our annual Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart contest last week. They raised over $7,000 for the American Heart Association. Special thanks to Coach Wickett, Coach Daily and to our Espiritu families for making this event such a great success year after year.
On Friday, January 25 the Espiritu National Junior Honor Society hosted a Trike-A-Thon for our preschool and kindergarten students to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. We were able to raise over $7,000.00 for St. Jude’s, far exceeding our goal. We’d like to thank all the families and friends of Espiritu for their contributions and the National Junior Honor Society students for planning and running such a fantastic event. We hope this will become an annual event at Espiritu.
Espiritu students participated in National School Choice Week on Wednesday. School choice means giving parents access to the best K-12 education options for their children. As research shows, empowered parents who choose the educational environment they believe works best for their children are more likely to see their children succeed and furthermore, graduate from high school. Every child is unique, and students thrive when they’re matched with learning environments that meet their individual needs. Thank you to all of our Espiritu parents who entrust us with their wonderful children.
Congratulations to our Varsity Soccer Team for an incredible undefeated season and for winning the on Wednesday. Special thanks to Coach Alfonso, Coach Herm and Coach Daily for their support, time and dedication to the team.