October 16, 2017
Our Lady of Fatima – This week we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. We celebrated Mary’s appearance to the children of Fatima this past Friday with a school-wide prayer. There is also a statue outside the main office commemorating this event where students can stop to say a prayer. Many of the classes celebrated by doing various activities in their classrooms. Mrs. LoVasco’s 7th grade religion class prayed the rosary together, while the 2nd grade classes watched an informative movie. Each grade level had its own special activity planned to share this event with the children.
Field Trips – The Kindergarten and Kindergarten Readiness classes went to apple orchards this past Friday. Both classes had a fun-filled field trip! The students picked apples, pumpkins, and enjoyed cider and donuts. The teachers and chaperones were impressed at the excellent behavior and willingness to learn about nature.
September Students of the Month – Congratulations to the following September Students of the Month:
Kindergarten Readiness – Jacob Orow for being kind, helpful and a good listener, Kindergarten – Daniel Obeid who every day is smiling, kind and courteous, First Grade – Brendan Bluethmann for working hard in reading and a 5-star listener, Second Grade – Alana Dietz who is a great role-model for other students, Third Grade – Dominick Steffanina for sharing his love of nature with classmates and encouraging classmates to put down electronics to play outside, Fourth Grade – Nicole Alchammas is a new student that has adjusted really well, Fifth Grade – Cullen Hock is a new student that works diligently, is polite, helpful and participates in class, Sixth Grade – Rita Hajjar is a great example for other students, she does what is right and not just what is popular, Seventh Grade – Meghan Quakenbush for being kind to everyone and helpful to her teachers, Eighth Grade – Ian Clark for working hard at adjusting to a new school, he is friendly and puts forth a strong effort in everything that he does. Art – Marlie Hock for paying attention to detail and craftsmanship, she goes beyond expectations, and Drew Ciarlone for exhibiting great control and skill with oil pastels. Band/Music – Jacqueline Slifka for singing correct lyrics and giving her best all of the time, and Grace VanNorwick for playing in upper register of clarinet for the first time.
CYO – The Girls Varsity Soccer Team is in the CYO semifinals. They won their semifinal game as Lily Klein scored two goals, while Charlotte Mustion and Caroline Wells each assisted with a goal. The girls really appreciated their support from their classmates! The Boys Varsity Soccer Team is in the CYO semifinals. They won in an exciting game in overtime. Goals were scored by Joseph Bruck and Xavier Chow. Both teams play tonight at Bishop Foley High School. The girl’s game begins at 6:00pm and the boy’s game begins at 7:30pm. Good luck to our Viking Soccer Teams!
St. Hugo Alumni – Many former St. Hugo students have made the cover of several local magazines. Caroline Reason, ’09 was on the cover of a local fashion magazine, and is also featured inside with seven additional pages. Maggie DePorre, ‘16 (Marian Volleyball) and John Paddock, ‘14 (Bloomfield Hills Football), were both featured on the cover of the local sports page, as both of their teams are having outstanding seasons. Congrats to two former St. Hugo students Jessica Kennedy and Michele Pieper. Each have lead roles of the Notre Dame Prep play Beauty and the Beast. Andrew Cote, ’04 and Bryan Rust ’06 caught up with each other at the White House last week. Bryan and his teammates celebrated their NHL championship with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Andrew is in the Marine Corps as a Guard Company – First Platoon Commander, and Military Social Aide to the President. We are so proud of our former Vikings!