Monday, May 20, 2013
Students in seventh and eighth grades wrote the script for the trial.
Students from St. James School traveled to the Allegheny County Courthouse on Friday, May 10 to enact a Mock Trial in Judge Edward J. Borkowski’s courtroom. Under the direction of Mike Manko, communications director for the District Attorney’s Office, the seventh- and eighth-grade students wrote the script for the trial. The seventh-grade class served as the jury. According to school officials, the students did an excellent job and held their audience captive until the verdict was read. A special thanks goes to Karen Scully, language arts teacher, for making this possible. Have news you'd like to share? Email Patch editor Larissa Dudkiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Reservations are due Friday, May 24.
St. James Catholic Parish in Sewickley plans to celebrate its 150th anniversary as a parish and the 100th anniversary of St. James School at a special Mass at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. Pittsburgh Catholic Bishop David A. Zubik will be the celebrant. A banquet will follow at the Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley Heights. The cost is $60 per person and reservations are due by Friday, May 24. For more information call 412-741-6650 or www.saintjames-church.com. St. James is located at 200 Walnut St. in Sewickley. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Students use new technology to speak to NASA astronauts on the International Space Station.
Fifth- and sixth-grade pupils at St. James Catholic School tuned in to spend time with NASA astronauts on the International Space Station using new Smart Board technology. This was the first long distance Google event that was live for students internationally, according to school officials. In the opening, St. James pupils heard from former astronauts on Feb. 22, when students from around the world also asked questions for 20 minutes during the event. Astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshlaurn fielded the questions from 240 miles above the earth on the orbiting laboratory, making it clear that math and science are critically important. The astronauts also shared the concept that the earth is a living, breathing organism…
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The full-day program will provide extended math and reading skills, science, gym and more.
Next school year will bring something new to St. James School in Sewickley. That's when the school plans to begin its full-day of pre-school for 4-year olds. The pre-school program offers developmental instruction in social, emotional, cognitive and motor development, according to school officials. Amy Joyce of St. James School said the full-day program should also help make an easier transition into full-day kindergarten. Full-day pre-school will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuition cost is $3,000 per year. After-care will also be available for the students from 2 to 6 p.m. The cost is $4.25 per hour. A morning session for 4-year olds will also be offered from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $1…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The school's week-long celebration culminated with a doughnut social.
Wednesday, February 6
The St. James Sewickley Centennial Celebration of Catholic Schools Week concluded on Sunday with a donut social following Sunday's closing Mass. As the scholarship raffle winners, the Susie family was presented a check by Sr. Christy and Fr. Tom Burke for the amount equal to one year’s tuition at the school. Last Wednesday, the students celebrated our first priest. Fr. Reid, by making family holy water fonts and learned about the early years of the school by watching a play originally written by Linda Wallace. Thursday we continued to honor Fr. Reid's beliefs through the day's activities. For simple faith, biblical herb seeds were planted to be transplanted in the spring and created paper flowers with spiritual words then expressed how …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
St. James School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2013 beginning Monday, Jan. 28 and concluding with a Mass on Sunday, Feb. 3. This year marks the 100th anniversary for St. James School, and many special activities are planned for the week, which promotes the faith-based education private Catholic schools provide to students. All are invited to the Catholic Schools Week Mass at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, followed by the annual Donut Social in honor of St. James School's 100th anniversary this year. On Monday, Jan. 28 more than 200 Quaker Valley Middle School students in sixth through eighth grades will formally debut the school's new 500-seat auditorium. The Grand Opening Gala concert begins at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. Celebrating …
St. James School plans events all week long in celebration of Catholic Schools Week.
Every January, Catholic schools around the country take a week to celebrate the accomplishments of their students, faculty and community during Catholic Schools Week. St. James School is no different. The school announced their plans for Catholic Schools Week, which promotes the faith-based education private Catholic schools provide to students, one that rigorous and supportive. St. James School students will step back in time during their celebration of Catholic Schools Week 2013 beginning today, Jan. 28 and concluding with a Mass on Sunday, Feb. 3. This year marks the 100th anniversary for St. James School, and many special activities are planned, thanks in part to the generosity of some local businesses. Monday: Students will begin the …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Kellen Auth, 8, began selling bottled water at the Sewickley Farmer's Market to support a special mission in Chimbote, Peru.
Kellen Auth felt it was important to give back and make a difference in the lives of others. The fourth grader at St. James School in Sewickley began selling bottled water every Saturday at the Farmer’s Market and donating the proceeds to the Chimbote Foundation Inc. It was at school that 8-year-old Kellen first learned about the mission, one that his homeroom class is supporting this year. His teacher, Lynda Reilsono said she spoke to the class at the beginning of the year about the mission and those less fortunate. Reilsono said Kellen took in everything she said and applied it. Within the next two weeks, he started bringing in money. “I think what he did was wonderful," Reilsono said."I was shocked when he came in with all that money…
Friday, October 12, 2012
It is National Fire Prevention week, when fire companies in the area hold open houses, visit schools to speak to children, and try to remind everyone to be safe.
All of the fire departments in the Sewickley Valley are scheduled to visit each of the schools in the area today in honor of National Fire Prevention Week. Fire drills are planned at Quaker Valley Midde School, though fire officials said plans to also have a fire drill at the high school have changed due to testing conflicts. Age appropriate demonstrations and discussions will take place at the Edgeworth and Osborne elementary schools. Firefighters also plan to pay visits to Sewickley Academy, St. James School, and the Montessori School. This coming Sunday, the Leetsdale Fire Department is planning to hold its community open house at the fire station in honor fire prevention week. The open house is from noon to 4 p.m.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Parishioners gather for Mass at War Memorial Park in Sewickley to mark the 150th anniversary of the church and 100th anniversary of the school.
Parishioners and friends of St. James Church gathered Sunday at War Memorial Park to officially kick off the 150th anniversary of the parish and the 100th anniversary of the school. Sunday's Mass included alumni lectors and music by the St. James Choir, and began a year-long celebration of events. "What a great day. We're here to celebrate 150 years of St. James Parish and 100 years of St. James School. That's awesome thats huge," the Rev. Thomas Burke, pastor, said in his homily. Burke said the parish, founded in 1863, was began by Saint James Reid, a missionary priest who traveled on horseback. He likened the beginnings to a mustard seed that started out small and flourished to the church and school that now has a longstanding …