Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and are able to recognize and explore their true potential. OotM proves that students can have fun while they learn.
Amongst a field of 120 groups, with up to 7 participants each, ECSC students excelled at the regional competition. The following Teams will be advancing to the state competition:
Division II: Nelson/Shaw Team, 2nd Place and OMER Award
Division I: Bennett/Marzocchi Team, 2nd Place
Division I: Miller/Vargas Team, 1st Place
Congratulations to All of Our Participants:
Academy of the Holy Names earned a second place trophy Saturday night in the state 2A swimming event in Stuart FL. Alumni, Gabby Delp, assisted her team to earn the runner up status for the first time since 1976. Way to go Gabby!
Tampa Bay Times: State swimming: Holy Names places second
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: http://www.achonaonline.com/features/2016/11/07/senior-rachel-tata-singing-at-carnegie-hall/
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!
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
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.
What an amazing, humbling evening for our students who served meals to the residents of Pinellas Hope tonight. Earlier today in the ESCS kitchen, students cooked sausage and peppers, assembled salads, washed fruit and baked cookies. Once we arrived at Pinellas Hope, students set place settings with inspirational placemats they decorated themselves, poured beverages, and served dinner to the 180 people currently in residence. Nourishment comes in many forms – feeding the soul with a smile, conversation and prayer can mean more than the meal on your plate. Thank you to Mrs. Nesci, Mrs. Russell and all the 7N parents who helped facilitate a beautiful evening, breaking bread with our fellow brothers and sisters.