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- “Safe2Say Something” January 29, 2019 In 2018, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Act 44 mandating the establishment and use of the “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) anonymous reporting system by every Pennsylvania school entity. On January 14th, 2019 “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) went live in schools across Pennsylvania including schools within the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Our students often are aware of the problems their peers are facing, so we must empower them to know the danger signs and give them the tools to help each other with the assistance of trained and caring adults. As many of us know, most conversations are taking place on social media, therefore it is critical that we teach our students to be looking out for one another as these digital conversations are taking place. S2SS teaches them ... Read more
- St. Peter School Registration and Open House Announced! January 9, 2019 It was a gray kind of afternoon this week when two alumni of our small school rang the doorbell. Pushing the button and then hearing their voices, a smile crept over my face. Each year, it is about this time when they show up to walk down the “it seems so much smaller” hallway and say hello to the teachers they now appreciate and have that teacher smile in return and say, “we miss you.” They can’t really pinpoint what they miss as they stare at the artwork hanging where theirs used to be. But isn’t that usually the case? Hindsight, the “grass is greener,” and all that tells us to appreciate what we have when we have it and yet it still leaves us ... Read more
- 2019 Art Show Honorees Announced January 9, 2019 St. Peter School will participate in the upcoming 2019 Somerset County Elementary School Art Exhibit sponsored by Laurel Arts and held at the historic Philip Dressler Center for the Arts. Student artwork is selected by grade level and then prepared and mounted for presentation at the exhibit. The student artists and their families are also invited to a special reception during the exhibit. This year’s participating artists are: Kindergarten – Leighton McGuire, Grade 1 – Koa Anderson , Grade 2 – Makala Jano and Jacob Zawisza, Grade 3 – Miley Sorensen, Lily Shaffer and Elin Polcha, Grade 4 – Meredith Sobolewski, Grade 5 – Declan Egal, Arabella Renna, Felicity Petrosky, Grade 6 – Dominic McKelvey, Abigail Ledney, Samantha Brinton, Elyse Watkins. Well done everyone! Special ... Read more
- Christmas Nativity Play Shines Like the Bethlehem Star! January 9, 2019 St. Peter School held its annual Christmas Nativity Play after the December 14th Advent Mass. It was presented by grades 1 & 6 and titled “The Christmas Star.” The play told the story of the birth of the Savior from the perspective of the stars in the sky that night and included songs and characters that truly brought home the true meaning of Christmas. Special thanks to Mrs. Holloway, Mrs. Mateljan, Mrs. Close and former Religion teacher, Mrs. Kim Stiffler. Take a look at all clips from this year’s play at: https://youtu.be/lTTSjIKfHHs Read more
- Elk’s Lodge “Hoop Shoot” Event! January 9, 2019 During the month of December, students in grades 3-6 participated in the St. Peter School Elk’s Lodge “Hoop Shoot” foul-shooting contest. The winners in each of the three age categories are as follows: 8 & 9 year olds: Joshua Brinton & Jo Sharbaugh, 10 & 11 year olds: Jake Stoy and Emily Rush, 12 & 13 year olds: Elyse Watkins and Cole Johnson. These players advanced to the next level of competition in Meyersdale on Saturday, January 5th. At that competition, attended by school winners from 8 Somerset County schools, sixth grader Emily Rush and third grader Jo Sharbaugh placed first in each of their age groups and Jake Stoy and Cole Johnson placed second in their age groups. With the most total free-throws, St. ... Read more