Two weeks into the post-season and the St. Paul Flyers football team is still going strong. In week 11, the Flyers beat the Southington Chalkers with a score of 55-7, advancing the boys to Orrville where they played Wellsville. Unlikely to happen this far into playoffs, the Flyers shutout the tigers with a final score of 24-0. Now they head off to regional finals in Medina, where they will face the No. 1 team in their region, Berlin Center Western Reserve. If the team can come out on top with the win, they will be heading to state final four. The Flyers are in the playoffs for the fifteenth year since 1995, and are very excited about whats to come. Kyle Rospert says that the excitement is hard to contain. He is so proud that he can be apart of a team that can make it this far. It has been such a fun run, we hope to keep it going!
This year's yearbook will be the best yearbook ever because of all the teamwork and hard work we are putting into making it perfect. Yearbook is not just about making a yearbook but you have to go out to the community and try to sell ads. We also go throughout the school and go to activities and take pictures of the events that take place. A major assignment we have this year are our these blogs that we write about the events of our school. Yearbook is a great class to take, and I would advise all the up and coming underclassman to take this class.
The St. Paul High School journalism class made a video called “What is your Spark?” Sharpnack Chevrolet donated a Spark car to St. Paul High School, so the journalism class made a video to thank them. The journalism class also wanted to thank the alumni and people who support our school. Without the supporters of St. Paul High, this school would most likely not exist. The video consisted of students holding up a whiteboard with their “spark” written on it. The people in the video ranged from preschoolers drawing pictures to high schoolers writing phrases. There were alumni and parents who saw the video and it made them cry. The journalism class was given donuts for their very hard work on this video. The school has received several positive comments on the video.
To see the video, visit http://ncsweb.org.
It’s not very often that St. Paul High School and Norwalk Catholic School Junior High have a Jeans Day, but it’s also not very often that the Junior High have had this good of grades. Actually, it’s never happened. Because of this, the Junior High and High School received a Jeans Day. Since the existence of Norwalk Catholic School, the Junior High has never had grades as good as they were for the first quarter. There were no more than 8 kids on eligibility for the whole first quarter, and most of the time none of those grades were F’s. Also, another outstanding feat that they hit was nobody was on the eligibility list at all in the last week of the first quarter. Some of the things that the High School students did to thank the Junior High students was make a big banner to put in their hallway as well as making them Thank You cards. This was the least they could do for the Junior High representing our school so well.
Coach Matthew Webb said, “I am very proud of our young Lady and Gentlemen this year. I feel that they gave it their all all year long”. The golfers had five different Special Awards this year and they were Lowest Average, 110% Flyer, Dedication/Desire, Most Improved and Most Valuable Player. They were given to the golfers at the banquet on the 23th of October, 2013. The Lowest Average was awarded to Steven Farmer. 110% Flyer was handed to Megan Surovjak. The Dedication/Desire Award was won by Thomas Ruffing. Most Improved Golfer was Matthew Ware. The Most Valuable Golfer this year was Steven Farmer. The golf team this year was outstanding.
Pinktober is a month of honoring and giving to those who have breast cancer. Our school raised money for the Fisher-Titus Mammography Fund in order to find a cure for breast cancer. We raised over $300 and were given a jeans day where our high school wore pink in honor of those who are going through this fight. We thank Senora Lucas, our Spanish teacher, for bringing this to our attention and being able to contribute to something good. We continue to pray for those who are fighting against breast cancer and are glad to have been able to help raise money for such a great cause.
November is a very busy month for St. Paul High School and Junior High! Winter sports are starting to pick up, including boys and girls basketball, basketball cheerleading, swim team, and wrestling. Also, TLC will be holding Fall Clean Up Day and Toys for Tots. Fall Clean Up is when students gather around to assist those who are unable or need a little extra help, raking leaves and cleaning up scraps left in their yards. The TLC students collect toys for less fortunate children with our local Toys for Tots and children in Cleveland. There will be a canned food drive, held by National Honor Society as well. This is where students collect an assortment of canned foods to aid the Salvation Army with their annual food drive for Thanksgiving. Also, Thanksgiving break falls from November 26th to the 29th. And don’t forget that students may also receive Reconciliation every Thursday morning before school.
The Monday before Halloween, St. Paul High School and Norwalk Catholic School joined together to create a pumpkin carving event in the cafeteria. High School students helped the younger kids design and carve their pumpkins. This event was put on by National Honor Society, with Mrs. Smith directing it. The atmosphere was upbeat and had Halloween treats for the kids, such as candy, donuts, and apple cider. The pumpkin carving event had a fantastic turnout due to the many families and children who attended and enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
On Thursday October 24, 2013, the TLC class took a trip to Norwalk for their TLC conference involving several different schools in the area who also have classes. The conference consisted of several different inspirational speakers such as Huron football Coach Tony Legando, Chardon High School students, and the director of a non-profit organization called Kick-It, as well as many others. The day consisted of true leaders getting to know each other and pass on their leadership skills to one another. Emily Smith, one of our very own students, expressed that her favorite part of the day was how touching Coach Legando’s speech was. Smith stated it really opened up her eyes to life, and what true characteristics a leader should portray. Overall, students really enjoyed the day. They want to take everything that they learned from the other schools and speakers at the conference and share it with their schools through different school and community-enriching projects.
The junior class of St. Paul High school took a college visit to Bowling Green State University. They took a shortened tour of the campus. They got to see the business classrooms, the library, and an example of a freshman dorm. The Class of 2015 learned a lot about the campus. We learned that their business administration has been very successful in the past. The campus is complex and nice. BGSU is a Division 1 college. They have very well taught business and construction management courses. It was a successful day and a good learning experience for the Junior class of St. Paul High School.
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