April 3 – April 7, 2023
From the Desk of Mrs. Terri O’Daniel, Executive Director
There is a reason to celebrate!
The promise of eternal life with God was made possible by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Let’s take time out daily to be thankful for all our blessings.
If you still have items on your family’s list for the auction, feel free to contact me. I can help you brainstorm and give you ideas. Three Weeks…we’re almost there!
Academy of St. Louis 2023 Dance
Principal’s Corner – Mrs. Morales
Student Council will meet on Wednesday, April 12th, during our morning Homeroom to discuss April’s Leadership Focus.
Class representatives for the Month of March on Kindness and Consideration are:
MS1: Jayden Buchanan
MS2: Mateo Aubery
MS3: Nathan Roeslein
HS1: Owen Shackleford
HS2: Allie Cundiff
These students will be featured on our Student Focus Board and receive a special lunch provided by the Academy!
Congratulations to our winners!
- Tuesday, April 11 – Running Club at 2:45 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 12 – Media Club at 2:45 p.m.
- Monday, April 24 – NO SCHOOL-Professional Development Day
- Friday, April 28 – Auction Set Up-All Parents
- Saturday, April 29 – Academy of St. Louis Annual Dinner Auction
PRIMUS INTER PARES
Lilian is 17 years old, lives in St. Louis, and has traveled to Florida with her family for vacations. Her two brothers are college students. Lilian’s favorite music is pop; on weekends, she likes to play video games and paint or draw. She sets her alarm to wake up and does her homework in the dining room. She attends yoga classes, her favorite subjects at school are health and physical education, and she knows a lot about drawing. Lilian prefers not to talk about her biggest decision; what she will do after she graduates from high school! She is pleased she will work in a bakery this June and July. She likes football and soccer, and her bowling team won an award last year. She is a member of the Media Club and used to go to the Art Club and Running Club. Lilian is creative, kind, respectful, honest, and forgiving.
Interviewed by Allie Cundiff
MIDDLE SCHOOL 1
We are learning about the Constitution as a product of its time and a document for all time. It can be changed as society’s needs change.
MIDDLE SCHOOL 2
We are learning that the United States gained control of the Louisiana Purchase. We are also learning that Lewis and Clark became national heroes.
MIDDLE SCHOOL 3
We are reading a book called “Drowned City Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans.” During our daily class reading, we identified the problems that occurred during this time and which part of the government is responsible for correcting that problem.
HIGH SCHOOL 2
We are learning about Galileo’s discoveries, his condemnation by the Roman Catholic Church, and his use of experiments to learn about gravity.
Returning students from last school year are looking at how much progress they have made in a year. A ninth grader can’t believe how much their handwriting has improved. A seventh grader is amazed at maturity, cooperation, and emotional control growth. For some, goals have changed because of new insight and self-awareness. They are also checking chores done at home a year ago compared to now. Some have taken on more chores, while others have forgotten what they were doing to help at home a year ago. Those whose career goals have not changed are working on identifying areas they need to improve their skills.
During the month of April, we would like to meet with parents of middle and high school students on Zoom. We will discuss all areas of transition, not just career.
MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 & 3
In this short school week, we had a chance to finish reading “The Janitor’s Boy” and complete the vocabulary and comprehension questions for the last 3 chapters.
MIDDLE SCHOOL 2
Our new “Fantastic Creatures” for the week were Robins, the Tasmanian Devil, and the Plesiosaurus (a lake dinosaur).
HIGH SCHOOL 2 – Writing
Students added reasons and examples for their Opinion Essay in outline form, then began writing the first draft.
It was a short week but a week full of fun and excitement! We spent alot of time outside and even enjoyed a picnic lunch before going to Stations of the Cross with our school family. We have been working hard, practicing for our auction performance. On Wednesday, we read a book called Bunnies in a Boat. After we read the book, we made our own “Bunnies in a Boat” using recycled water bottles. We took our boats into the kitchen, filled up the sink, and discovered our boats did float! This was fun! At the end of the day, we had an Easter egg hunt. Before beginning, we estimated how many eggs we would find. In the end, we discovered 21 eggs laying around our classroom. In each egg, we found 5 pennies. We decided to put all the pennies together. Together we had 105 pennies!!
Happy Easter to our entire school family!
This week we continued with budgeting-specifically discussing wants vs. needs in math. In reading, we continued to read about different areas in the community, such as post offices, banks, community centers…etc., and why those places exist. Happy Easter!
MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 & 3, and HIGH SCHOOL 2
This week, students worked on a variety of skills, including problem-solving. They were encouraged to use different strategies and techniques to solve problems, allowing them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. I monitored the progress of each student and provided feedback to help them improve their understanding of math concepts. I provided one-on-one support to students who needed additional assistance.
MIDDLE SCHOOL 2
This week in math, students focused on independently strengthening their math skills with teacher support provided as needed. Students were encouraged to work at their own pace and level, allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of the concepts they were learning. I provided one-on-one support to students who needed additional assistance.
The Drama Class held a school-wide open audition for the upcoming Spring Play “Brer Rabbit and the Day of Learning.” We were impressed with the amount of participation and the eagerness of our students to be a part of the production. The cast list will be posted on Tuesday, April 11. The date and time of the play have not yet been determined, but we do intend to invite parents/grandparents, so be on the lookout!
LATE ARRIVALS/EARLY PICK-UPS VISITORS
All students and visitors arriving after 8:30, please enter through Door 15.
Absent/Late – Call 636-534-5099
We participated in the Stations of the Cross in church.
MIDDLE SCHOOL 1, 2, and 3
We continued learning about human impact on the environment this week, transitioning from air pollution to water pollution. Students examined the context of Dr. Seus’s The Lorax to determine the cause, effect, and solution of pollutants from the development of the Thneed. We will be using the same concept tools in our independent research projects next week as we learn about various water pollution incidents worldwide. We also viewed a documentary on how the use of plastics has impacted marine life. Students in MS2 created a water filtration system using everyday items you can find in and around every home! Key terms you can work on at home include water pollution, pesticides, fertilizers, and sewage.
MHIGH SCHOOL 2
Due to the short week, we continued to review Ch. 2 on chemical and physical changes instead of rushing through a new topic. We completed a chapter study guide and chapter test. Then finished the week by making “Resurrection Rolls” for Easter, identifying the physical properties and chemical properties along the way while determining whether each step was a physical change or a chemical change. We will jump into Ch. 3 Review on Newton’s Laws of Motion when we return next week!
MIDDLE SCHOOL 1, 2 & 3 and
HIGH SCHOOL 2
We studied the Lord’s Passion and participated in the Stations of the Cross in church.
ITEMS STILL NEEDED FOR THE SILENT AUCTION
- Basket of Spices from a local spice store
- Cigars and a humidor
- Salami Basket-must be the kind that doesn’t have to be refrigerated (The HILL is a great place to get these at their local grocery stores)
- Five bags of coffee BEANS-not ground) from several different local coffee places.
- Cardinals or St. Louis Blues (or a mix would be wonderful) Cornhole game on Etsy.com. These are great auction items and go well.
- Lottery Board with $100 of scratch-off tickets
- A Basket full of Local St. Louis Sauces
- APPLE WATCH on Amazon Wish List-LAST ITEM on the list
Each day the entree includes fruit, chips, and your choice of chocolate or white milk.
You can select additional items a la carte.
Please be sure to place your order by midnight the night before.
Please call Mrs. Cantareira with any questions at 636-534-5099.
DON’T FORGET SNACKS!