Grade 8

Mrs. Blackwell (pblackwell@gscregional.org)
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God * Scholarship * Community * Service

 

                                          

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May Crowning of Mary

During the month of May, our students crown the statue of Mary in front of our school.  We will sing a verse of Immaculate Mary and pray a decade of the Rosary.  Two 8th grade students will lead the Rosary prayers.  Gabriella Rossi crowned Mary today, May 2nd.  Matthew Burns will crown Mary on May 17th, and Mary Beth Hoffmann will crown Mary on May 31st.

May 2 (1)

8th Grade Students and Parents/Grandparents:  Please check the link for the 2016 Region 11 Meredith Merlini Catholic Youth Scholarship Program information.  Essays are due by Wednesday, May 18, 2016

2016 Region 11 CYO Scholarship Memo (1)

 

Car Wash pic

Thank you very much to our GSC families and friends and our Queen of Peace Community who supported the 8th Grade Car Wash.  It was a great success!  Thank you 8th grade students, parents, grandparents, siblings and friends for all your hard work.

Congratulations to the cast of Beauty and the Beast!  Great job 8th grade cast:  Belle–Mary Beth and Sami; Mrs. Potts–Julia and Gab; Gaston–Will; and Silly Girl–Mya!

Mary Beth as Belle

Mary Beth as Belle

Sami as Belle

Sami as Belle

Will as Gaston

Will as Gaston

Mya as a Silly Girl

Mya as a Silly Girl

Julia as Mrs. Potts

Julia as Mrs. Potts

Gab as Mrs. Potts

Gab as Mrs. Potts

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New York Trip–Thursday, May 12, 2016

The 8th grade students and chaperones will be visiting New York City.  Our first stop is St. Patrick’s Cathedral to see all the renovations.  Then it’s off to Radio City Music Hall for a backstage tour.  We will walk around the corner to the Top of Rockefeller Center to check out the city as we look from the observation deck.  Our last stop will be Madame Tussauds Wax Museum with dinner following at Dave & Busters.

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Dates to Remember:

  • May 3–Dress Down Day for “Ally Just Fight”  $1.00
  • May 4–8th Grade May Procession practice
  • May 5–Ascension Thursday–No School
  • May 6–No School
  • May 12–8th Grade trip to New York
  • May 18–May Procession
  • May 19–8th Grade Retreat

Catholic Schools Week 2016 was very successful.  Thank you parents, families and friends of GSC for supporting our school.  Thank you to our local police, fire and ambulance personnel for participating in our School Mass.  Thank you for your service to our communities.  Thank you to our Veterans and Active Military personnel for joining us in our celebration of our school.  Thank you for your service to our country.

Mass on February 1, 2016

Thank you first and eighth grade students and families for your participation.  Thank you to our honored guests representing the Military, Police Officers and Firefighters.

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Blanket Drive

Our Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive was very successful!  Now that the temperatures are getting colder, we are collecting new or gently used blankets during Catholic Schools Week.  GSC 8th Grade students thank everyone for donating coats!  Through your generosity, we collected 15 bags of coats.

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Come visit GSC and learn about the great things at our school.  Contact Mrs. Barbara Gress our Advancement Director to arrange for a tour.  Email  or call Mrs. Gress at advancement@gscregional.org or 215-886-0126

High School Information

This is an important time for the 8th grade parents and students as they look at everything the high schools have to offer.  Check out the high school websites for the testing and open house dates.  Click on the Admissions and Alumni links to learn about other scholarships that are available.

https://www.mcdevitths.org/

www.archwood.org/

www.romancatholichs.com/

 

 

National Junior Honor Society

Congratulations to the  7th and 8th grade National Junior Honor Society members.  The Induction Ceremony took place Friday, Oct. 23, 2016 at GSC.

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Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness–GSC students and faculty/staff wore pink and donated money in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.  Thank you for all contributions!

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Congratulations to the 8th Grade National Junior Honor Society members:

          Julia Dougherty

          Mya Lepard

          Sami McElhinney

          Will Price

          Gabriella Rossi

 

Congratulations to the Officers of the Student Council.

President–Julia Dougherty

Vice President–Vivianna Couchara

Secretary–Mikayla Brown

School Rep for Gr. 4-9–Mya Lepard

School Rep for Gr. PK-3–Ryan Petrilli

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8th Grade Photo Gallery

8th Grade Snow “Angels”

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Christmas Pageant

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Christmas Bazaar Bake Sale and Raffle Table

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Puppet Shows with 1st and 8th grade

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