SRW Catholic School Successes

Sixth Grade Boys’ Basketball CYO Cadet Champions

Srw Excelling in Academic and Athletic Competitions

It has been a busy winter at Ss. Robert and William Catholic School! In addition to the rigors of the everyday curriculum, many students participate in extra-curricular clubs and organized sports. Our mission supports the belief that each student is a child of God with unique physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs. The administrators and teachers take this charge seriously and dedicate many hours offering enriching opportunities to our students.  We are so proud of the many accomplishments these students have recently achieved:

Academic Accomplishments

BEST Medicine Results: Thank you to Mrs. Davis and Ms. Hurley, as well as the other middle school teachers, who helped prepare our 6th graders to participate in the BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science and Technology) Medicine Fair in Akron. All winners received recognition in the Grades 6-8 Categories.  Congratulations to the following students:

Health Medicine:

Silver Award: Angela Skillicorn ($40)

Bronze Award: Linere Sumlin ($20)

Medical Devices:

Silver Award: Margo Balazs  ($40)

Prosthetic Rehabilitation:

Silver Award: Molly McLaughlin ($40)

Bronze Award: Brooke Skillicorn ($20)

Creativity Award: Josie DiDona ($40)

Engineering Award: Zach Tizzano ($40)

All students who qualified and participated in the BEST Medicine Engineering Fair received a Project Award and $20 each: Jericho Antequisa, Margo Balazs, Zachary Banasik, Isaac Bonner, Michael Croasmun, Josie DiDona, Patrick Dunmire, Abegail Kless, Braeden Knue, Olivia Matlock, Molly McLaughlin, Matthew Okocha, Angela Skillicorn, Brooke Skillicorn, Linere Sumlin, and Zachary Tizzano

NEOSEF: Under the leadership of Upper School Science teacher, Mrs. McClusky, nine7th Grade students participated in the North East Ohio Science and Engineering Fair at Cleveland State University. The fair involved over 575 students from 88 schools. All nine of our students were recognized with an award:

2nd Place:  Christina Parker

3rd Place: Lydia Mihelich, Amanda Newberry, Caitlyn Waganek, Julianne Walenhorst and Ariel Winfrey

Honorable Mention: Gianna DiPasquale, Tommy Sweet and Kaylan Taylor

Science Olympiads: New to SRW this year is the Science Olympiads Club.  Moderated by science teachers Mrs. McClusky, Ms. Hurley, and Mrs. Pfeifer, twenty 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students took part in the John Carroll Catholic Elementary School Science Olympiad. This friendly competition gave the students the opportunity to use problem solving skills and acquire deeper knowledge of some academic topics. In preparation for the competition, the students worked hard at their team meetings each week. Earning 2nd place in the Tower Building contest was the team of Austin Barnett and Alex Trhlik. Nina Dunning and Theresa Lazanich worked together to take third place in the Rotor Egg Drop competition.

Geography Bee: Social Studies teachers Miss Shea and Miss Harkey moderate the long-standing Geography Bee Club. Students in grades 4-8 study geographical locations and interesting facts related to our country and world. Seventh grade student, Michael Ward, has a passion for geography that led teachers to allow him to participate in the school competition for the first time in 2012 as a third grader. Although he won that year, beating much older students, he was not old enough to advance to the state level.  He was ecstatic this year as he won the SRW competition and qualified to compete in the state competition being held in Columbus in early April.  This year he is old enough!

Spelling Bee: Thank you to Mrs. Betley and Mrs. Velez for moderating the Spelling Bee. Students in grades 6-8 met twice a month after school to study the origin of words and to practice their spelling.McKaylah Szalay won the school Spelling Bee and represented SRW at the Regional Competition at Tri-C.

Power of the Pen: Mrs. Garuckas and Mrs. Checovich, veteran English teachers, moderated the Power of the Pen Club. Students from grades 7-8 practiced creative writing skills on given prompts.

The District Tournament Results:

1st Place: Maggie Radachy

2nd Place: Lindsay Blackwood

2nd Place Overall: 7th Grade Team

Regional Qualifiers: This competition will take place in mid-April. Good Luck, Writing Warriors! Lindsay Blackwood, Reanna Croasmun, Amanda Newberry, Christina Parker, Maggie Radachy, and Sophie Sito.

Athletic Accomplishments

Basketball is a popular sport at SRW! 139 students in grades 3-8 made up 15 teams. Many thanks to the coaches who volunteered countless hours to teach the athletes how to play the game and play it well.

CYO Basketball:

Grade 3 Girls: CYO Sportsmanship Award

Grade 6 Girls: CYO District Runner-up

Grade 6 Boys: CYO District Champions (undefeated season!)

Grade 7 Boys: CYO District Runner-up

Grade 8 Boys: CYO Division I City Champions

Knights of Columbus Shoot-Out: Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, this friendly contest combines good healthy competition with an opportunity to make new friends from across the region.  All students between the ages of 9-14 participated at the school during the PE Classes.  Representing Euclid Council 3164, twelve of our students advanced to the District Competition at St. Paschal Baylon.  From there, 6 students qualified to move onto the Regional Free Throw.  It was some stiff competition at the regionals, but 2 students, Joseph Szmania and Ali Hudik, overcame their competition to move onto the State competition in Columbus, Ohio.  Their run for the state title fell just short of their competitors, with both students coming in 2nd Place for their age group.

Ellen Ivory

Director of Development & Discipleship, Ss. Robert & William Parish; President of the Euclid Hunger Center

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 6:02 PM, 04.06.2016