Juliana Oyen, a sophomore at St. Pius X High School, organized a week-long book drive that accumulated nearly two tons of books to benefit schools and families in Baton Rouge, La.
“The response of the student body at St. Pius X was overwhelming,” said Judith Oyen, mother of Juliana. “Every afternoon, Juliana had bags and boxes of books waiting in the lobby for her to pack in her car. Even Mrs. Larsen, principal of SPX, let us know that there were many books in the library to help Juliana’s cause.”
A generous gift to The Campaign for St. Francis recently provided St. Francis Episcopal School with the lead funding for its new athletics center, slated to open in fall 2017 on the school’s South Campus. The new multipurpose center will provide much-needed room for the St. Francis Middle School sports program, as well as academic classrooms and athletics facilities for the coming Upper School.
When it comes to private education, it’s no secret that Houston has many schools from which to choose, but getting into the school you want can be a real challenge due to space constraints and other requirements.
It may be hard to believe because the current school year is still in the honeymoon phase, but in the world of admissions, this is prime hunting season for students looking for first time admittance to a private school.
On Jan. 20, Saint Thomas' Episcopal School (STE) is hosting a Kickin' it with Kindergarten and K-Bridge observation for parents researching schools for the fall. The program will consist of a short presentation by the Head of Lower School, an introduction of the Kindergarten and K-Bridge teachers, observing Kindergarteners during their physical education class, and an optional campus tour for parents. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and should last approximately an hour.
Saints Trivia Bee Winners are...
SAOPCS 3rd, 4th and 5th graders have been busy learning about the lives of the saints. The students had a chance to display their knowledge by competing in classroom bees. Thirty students advanced to the final Saints Trivia Bee held on Nov. 29. Congratulations to all of the participants.
Pictured left to right: Andrea Sevilla (3rd Place); Samantha Ros (1st Place), and Emily Perry (2nd Place).
For more information on St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School contact:
Open House at The Branch School
1424 Sherwood Forest Street
Houston, Texas 77043
Saturday, January 24th 2-4 p.m.
· Campus Tours
· Meet and Greet Faculty & Staff
· Math Games
· Obstacle Course
· Art Booth
RSVP: 713.465.0288, 103
Come explore the rich variety of private educational opportunities in our community. The 13th annual Northwest Private School Preview will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. This free event provides the opportunity to visit with representatives from over 20 private, independent and parochial schools which represent all grade levels including high school.
Sponsored by the McWilliams YMCA, Kid’s Directory, Community Impact Newspaper, G. Michael Photography, and Tutor Doctor, the event attracts families from all over the greater northwest Houston area.
SPRING (November 4, 2014) – On October 9-10, 2014, Providence Classical School Upper School students attended the yearly House Retreat. Those two days served as a time for the Houses to bond and form unities among the grade levels. At the retreat, students were able to play and worship together at Forest Glen Camp in Sam Houston State Park.
SPRING (September 9, 2014) – Providence Classical School in Spring completed its first week of school for the 2014-2015 school year. This year marks Providence’s fifteenth year of educating Houston area students by using the Classical model of the Trivium. On Wednesday, Providence Classical held its annual Convocation—a time for the whole school community to gather and celebrate the year to come. Next year, Providence Classical School will move to its new, permanent home at 18100 Stuebner Airline Road: a property on which Providence will break ground on Saturday, October 4, 2014.