SAN JACINTO—This year, St. Hyacinth Academy was one of ten schools participating in the Up and Atom Competition. The theme was AIR, and the task was to create the most efficient paintball dart to hit a bull’s eye 10 meters away. This competition is designed for eighth graders to show off their building talents. But, because St. Hyacinth is a smaller school in comparison to the others, sixth and seventh graders were invited to participate as well.
By Gina Roquet
SAN BERNARDINO—The American Scholar Education Exchange Institution (ASEEI) asked Aquinas High School to meet with Chinese School Administrators to further expand their exchange student relationship, and Dr. Jim Brennan, Aquinas High School President, took them up on what he called an “unexpected offer.”
PERRIS—St. James Catholic School closed out 2012 by participating in the city of Perris Veteran’s Day Parade and annual Christmas Parade. The school’s cheerleading squad prepared a dance performance for both parades and placed in the top three at each event. The Jr. Cheer Leaders (grades K-4) received second place in their category during the Veteran’s Day Parade and third place during the Christmas Parade.
By Sophia Marrero
Grade 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Riverside
RIVERSIDE—Imagine it, your sneakers press the coiled rocks and your mind still rests with daydreams as you walk with an easy steadiness. Your eyes suddenly flicker and wade with the crystal pond of amazement that was brought before them - art.
By Patricia Vesely
January 27 begins Catholic Schools Week in our country where we reflect on the importance of Catholic school education for ourselves and for the children we serve in the Diocese of San Bernardino. As a product of Catholic school education, I remember the sacrifices my parents made to send me and my four siblings to Catholic elementary school at St. Catherine of Alexandria in Riverside.
By Molly Moreno and Stephanie Brady
RIVERSIDE—Notre Dame High School is a spirited community, where friends, family and alumni come together to share their love of sports, academics and faith. The Notre Dame Community stands apart from other schools because of the close relationships they share and the support they receive from one another. And at the heart of ND’s spirit, is the Notre Dame Cheer squad! The 30 cheerleaders make up two squads, JV and Varsity, that are out to support their athletic sports on campus and also be spirit leaders for their community.
ONTARIO—Catholic Schools Week in the Diocese of San Bernardino ended on a high note with the annual Catholic School Awards Banquet held at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario on Feb. 2. The Awards banquet recognizes volunteers, staff, teachers and alumni who have impacted Catholic schools in the diocese.