Assumption Christmas Pageant 2016

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Assumption Regional Catholic School held its annual Christmas Pageant on Friday December 17,2016 at 7pm at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. The children were all dressed to the nines ready to perform Christmas music to a packed house of their families. Each of the grades from PreK to 8th grades each performed a song. Special recognition goes out to the third grades classes that sang “Silent Night” while doing sign language, the seventh and eighth grades performed acapella without a single music class. The teachers of the seventh and eighth grades were able to pull together their musical talents to prepare the children for such a wonderful night of joyous music. At the end of the performances, the winner of the essay contest entry read allowed by Father Nick Dudo. Each year they are given a topic to write an essay about and the winner, given a trip to Lancaster for a special Christmas event. This year’s winner announced by Father Nick Dudo, said that out of 115 entries it was very difficult to pick just one. He announced the top five entries and shook hands with each congratulating them on such an outstanding job on their essays. Congratulations to all the children for such a wonderful performance of Christmas music and to Sarah Reed for winning the essay contest.

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Smithville Elementary Orff Concert

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Smithville Elementary Schools Music teacher Patrick O’Keefe led his students in an Orff Concert for students and teachers this April. What is “Orff”, you ask? Carl Orff was a German composer who developed music specifically for percussion instruments, and developed a new way of delivering music education to children.




Roland Rogers Braves The Shave

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Roland Rogers Elementary School hosted their 6th annual St. Baldrick’s Day event March 17th and March 18th. They set a goal of $18,000 to beat last year’s donation, and they smashed it, raising a total of $22,035.97 (and counting!). Learn more about the organization & national head-shaving events here:

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Assumption Regional Book Event 2016

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The National Education Association’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. In cities and towns across the nation, teachers, teenagers, librarians, politicians, actors, athletes, parents, grandparents, and others develop NEA’s Read Across America activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages. Governors, mayors, and other elected officials recognize the role reading plays in their communities with proclamations and floor statements. Athletes and actors issue reading challenges to young readers. And teachers and principals seem to be more than happy to dye their hair green or be duct-taped to a wall if it boosts their students’ reading. This year the Galloway Schools celebrated in style with games, dress up, wacky hair days and more. The Purpose of Read Across America is to motivate children to read which is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school. Great job to all the schools for their participation in such an important event.

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Tarryn Slattery Wins the Voice of Democracy Essay Competition

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VFW Memorial Post 9462 for the second year, Tarryn Slattery, won the Voice of Democracy Essay Competition. Tarryn is also the VFW District 16 Winner for the second year in a row. Conratulations Tarryn Slattery. picture: VFW District 16 Senior Vice Commander, John Humphreys, presents the District 16 VOD award to the District 16 winner, Tarryn Slattey, with her parents, James amd Patricia.