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Notice to Parents

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Notice to Parents


Dear Parents,

Thank you to many parents who have reached out about the opening week of school.
 
The days will be as follows:

Monday, August 29th - Welcome Back and Professional Day for Faculty and Staff 

Tuesday, August 30th - Faculty Professional Day For All Faculty and Staff and Classroom Preparation -- Last day of summer vacation for students.

Wednesday, August 31st - All students report for the first day. Time schedule for the day and classes are being finalized next week (ie: Half or Full Day etc and at what grade levels)

Thursday, September 1 - Same as above.

We are then off from Friday - Monday in celebration of Labor Day.

We will return to school for a full day, in all grades, on Tuesday September 6, 2016!

Hope this helps with your planning!
 

Cheers Dr. M
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Principal's Notice

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 Principal's Notice

 

 

Dear Parents,

 

 

 

As I close the first week as Principal of Saint Joseph School, I am overjoyed at the support

 

and kindness that I have received since Monday. SJS is a wonderful school with a dedicated

 

faculty and staff. Fr. Ed and Deacon Bob provide extensive support and guidance to the

 

school. This week I have had the opportunity to meet with teachers, parents, and other major

 

school stakeholders and begin the process of learning about your unique culture.

 

Over the next several weeks, you will begin to see several changes unique to my leadership

 

style. I hope that when these new tools are introduced, they will enhance the School-Parent-

 

Teacher relationship that is so vital in today's educational world. My e-mail should be up and

 

running soon and will be rmurphy@stjosephschoolmedford.com I am in the office daily now

 

on Monday-Thursday until at least 1:30PM. Please feel free to drop in to say hello at any time

 

with or without an appointment. Please continue to check into this site often for news and

 

updates.

 

 

 

Cheers Dr. M

 

 

 

News and Notes

 

 

 

1) Reminder regarding FACTS Tuition Account Set-Up:

 

This is the second school I have had the privilege to guide through the total implementation of

 

the FACTS Tuition System. The system is now mandatory in all Catholic Schools in the

 

RCAB. The FACTS system allows you to set-up different payment plans that best suit your

 

unique needs. The set-up process is very simple and will not take long. A reminder that all

 

tuition payments in 2016/17 must be paid through the FACTS system. I thank you in advance

 

for setting up your tuition account now so your children can be officially enrolled in their

 

2016/17 classes.

 

 

 

2) There is a plan in the works to bring a new and exciting technology to SJS. Beginning in

 

early September, parents will be able to log-on to a specific "Parent Portal" and see your

 

child's grades, report cards, attendance, school-wide communication, and private e-mail with

 

your child's teacher. Your child will also have their own unique "Student Portal" where they

 

can look at all of the same information and upload and download assignments for school. I

 

am sure that all of you will be pleased with the new Student Management System. More

 

information regarding a launch date will be given the coming weeks.

 

 

 

3) Soon, you will be seeing a "Web Site Refresh". The new site will be more powerful and

 

contain exciting information about what is going on in our school on a daily basis. I am looking

 

forward to getting your feedback when the new site launches in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

4) Finally, follow us on Twitter @SaintJSMedford. Teachers (and the new Principal lol) will be

 

updating the Twitter account during each school day with pictures of all the wonderful things

 

happening in the classroom (some in real time). A new Facebook refresh will follow soon as

 

well so like us!

 

 

 

5) Need me after school hours? Reach me on the cell at 978-430-6161 or the old fashion

 

land-line at 978-452-9376

 

 

 

Enjoy the warm days of summer!

 

 

 

Next update 7/21/16

 

 

 

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KC Hatching Ducks

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KC Hatching Ducks


KC Hatching Ducks

The students in Miss Termine’s Kindergarten class at Saint Joseph School have been studying Animal Life Cycles as part of their big end of the year science project. Perhaps the most exciting piece of it all has been the life cycle unfolding right before their very eyes with the incubation and hatching of duck eggs in their classroom!

 

Students have played a huge role in the success of their project.  Using their “Hatching Journals” to record their observations, they kept track of the duck eggs’ growth and development through candling (a method that uses a bright light to show what is happening inside of the egg), making predictions, books, and music. They were also responsible for the job of “Egg Turner,” in which students manually rotated the eggs three times a day to ensure the health of the duck embryo.

 

As a culmination to this science unit, the students have been given the opportunity to “duck-sit,” and take the ducklings home so they can share their excitement with their families! Not only has this project helped the children foster their sense of responsibility, but it has been such a rewarding hands-on learning experience, and something they just couldn’t be more proud of!

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Shade Foundation's 2016 Poster Contest First Place Massachusetts State Winner

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Shade Foundation's 2016 Poster Contest First Place Massachusetts State Winner

Shade Foundation's 2016 Poster Contest First Place Massachusetts State Winner

 

            Karolina Alvarez, a fifth grade student at St. Joseph School, may not have her driver’s license yet, but her driving tip to prevent skin cancer made her the first place Massachusetts State winner of the Shade Foundation’s 2016 Poster Contest. She and her fifth grade classmates studied radiant energy and learned about the harmful effects of the sun’s rays from the Shade Foundation’s SunWise curriculum.

             This program was begun by Shonda Schilling, wife of baseball pitcher, Curt Schilling, in 2002 when she was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. Skin cancer is the most common cancer, affects one in five Americans, and is 95% preventable. Learning about sun safety at a young age is crucial to help avoid skin cancer in the future.

            As a culminating project, the students created posters that reflected tips to stay sun-safe. Students must draw a poster that includes five SunWise action steps. Judges base the posters on “creativity, originality, the ability to show at least five of the Sun Safety Action Steps, and quality of artwork.” Karolina’s piece included the slogan, “Don’t drive into skin cancer, turn around, and take the right path.” She will receive a Shade Foundation backpack and Sun Safety Kit for being the state winner and will join a pool of competitors from other states for the national prize featuring a trip to the award ceremony in Washington D.C. and a tour of the U.S. Capitol. We wish her luck!

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Muffins With Mommies

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Muffins With Mommies Muffins With Mommies

 

On Friday, May 6, the PreK1 students welcomed their moms to school. The students recited a poem and sang songs for their mothers. After their performance, they had the opportunity to show their moms all of the amazing work that they had on display. The family quilt was quite a hit with the mothers. The children also bought their mothers into the lunchroom for coffee, juice, and muffins.

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Tuition Link (2016)

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Tuition Link (2016)


 

 

Click on the link, below, for more information:


      https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3GH9Y  

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MWRA School Education Program Contest

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MWRA School Education Program Contest

 

The sixth grade class at Saint Joseph School participated in the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's 35th Annual Poster Contest.  MWRA received close to 4,000 posters.  It was very difficult to only choose seven winners.

 

One student at Saint Joseph School made it to the final judging session and should be very proud of herself.  Although her poster was not chosen for a prize, it was selected to be among the few to make it to the final judging session.

 

We want to acknowledge Charlotte Knightly's (Homeroom 6A) poster as the one finalist at Saint Joseph School.  She is a talented artist and we want to recognize her hard work. 

 

A note from Meg Tabacsko (MWRA School Education Program):  We wish you continued success in school and hope that you maintain your interest in the water environment.

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Important Notice

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Important Notice

Registation, Tuition, and Financial forms (2016-2017) can be found in the PARENT FORMS section OR the DOWNLOADS section, on the left hand corner of this screen.

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Distribution of Report Cards

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Distribution of Report Cards

There has been a change in the date for the distribution of Quarter 3 report cards.  The new date is May 2, 2016.

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Luck Of The Irish Winners

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Luck Of The Irish Winners

 

 

 

 

LUCK OF THE IRISH WINNERS:

 

 

    MARCH 7  $100       Carl J. Cianci        sold by: Sister Catherine

 

 MARCH 8  $50          Elsa Roderick    sold by: Logan Roderick

 

MARCH 9  $50          John Almerena    sold by:  Alex Yore

 

MARCH 10 $50         Jon DiMartinis    sold by:  Alex Yore

 

     MARCH 11 $50        Edwidge Jean-Jacques  sold by: Alijah Jean-Jacques

 

     MARCH 14 $50        Nancy Pino  sold by:  Alex Yore

 

     MARCH 15 $50        Diane Barett  sold by:  Sam McInerney

 

     MARCH 16 $50        Franz Israel  sold by:  Gabriel Portal

 

     MARCH 17 $200      Patty Smith  sold by:  Matthew Smith

 

    MARCH 18 $50         Kathleen Manning  sold by: Charlie Manning

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Grade 6 Oreo Moon Lab

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Grade 6 Oreo Moon Lab

Grade 6 Oreo Moon Lab

 

The sixth graders at Saint Joseph School embarked upon a hands-on Moon Lab activity involving Oreos.  Each group was prompted to create a model of the eight phases of the moon, in order to analyze which positions of the moon created natural phenomena.  They worked in pairs of four to create Oreo cookie models of each moon phase.  They learned how to identify the different moon phases on Earth, as well as how specific phenomena occur on Earth, because of the moon.  This lab was designed to help students understand an important concept in Earth Science.

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Disney Raffle Winners

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Disney Raffle Winners

 


We held our Disney Raffle today.

Our winners are Tom and Shelgh Yee.
They will be getting a three bedroom condominium from April 16 - April 23, 2016.  (April Vacation Week)
Thank you to all who contributed.
A special thanks to Ms. LaHaise for the wonderful donation to our school.

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Fifth Grade Activities

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Fifth Grade Activities

 

Fifth Grade Activities  

 

The fifth grade students at St. Joseph School have become quite the scientists in Mrs. Kelley’s class. At the onset of the year, they learned about conductivity by testing materials with their firefly circuits. Then they had fun connecting their circuits together to make one very large series circuit. Solutions were a huge hit when they grew their own sugar crystals from a solution of water and sugar. The sugar crystals became even more fascinating when students observed them under a microscope and got to eat them in class. What a sugar rush!

During the second term, they learned about chemical reactions, inertia, sound energy, and radiant energy. They made play dough to learn about chemical reactions. The fun continued when students went into creative mode and made sculptures. Inertia became exciting when students tried to pull an index card stacked with cubes from the top of an open jar. Then they applied their knowledge of sound energy by creating their own musical instruments and demonstrating high and low pitches. When it was time to learn about radiant energy, they used iPads to take pictures of themselves and each other using thermal, x-ray, tunnel, kaleidoscope, and squeeze and stretch optical effects. The pictures were hysterical! Then it was slime time to simulate the formation of mountains by the viscous mantle on which the tectonic plates float. The best part is there’s a lot more to learn and do.

In addition, Jez Laverdure proved quite a feat when she learned short division. She was able to divide a 101 dividend by a single digit divisor accurately. That was a first for Mrs. Kelley’s math class.

In Mr. O’Brien’s class, students made 1000 paper cranes after having read the book Sadako. The story is about a Japanese girl who got leukemia at age two from an atom bomb attack in Hiroshima. Sadako tried making 1000 paper cranes, so the gods would grant her wish to get better, but unfortunately, she died at age twelve. The cranes will be sent to the Children's Monument in Hiroshima's Peace Park as a gesture for peace around the world.

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First Quarter Honor Roll 2015-2016

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First Quarter Honor Roll

 

SAINT JOSEPH SCHOOL - FIRST QUARTER HONOR ROLL - 2015

 

 

Grade 8

Highest Honors

Joseph DeSimone, Steven DiLeo, Briana Hamilton, Hallan Maxwell, Angela Mayes, Samuel            McInerney, Luca Picariello, Alexander Yore

 

 

Honors

Jakob Carvalho, Colleen Dooling, Samantha Germain, Peyton Hanley, Anthony Pisa

 

 

Merit

Richard Ata, Tracey Costa, Jamal Jean-Jacques, Jillian McEleney, Ji Woo Park, Angelina Spinosa

 

 

Grade 7

Highest Honors

Isabella Beausoleil, William Carroll, Reese DeVincent, Flora Dickens, Brianna Fountain, Julia Gagnon, Gavin Kelley, Kelley Munger, Kieran Paar, Mekayla Saleh, Ava Sarno, Laura Silva, Stephanie Wilson

 

 

Honors

Ryan Anthony, Gianna Egan, Vanessa Lott, Gwyneth Malcher, Brian Merdani, Joseph Osborn, Gabriel Portal, Rebecca Singh, Sophia Tirachen

 

 

Merit

Britney Awad, Leticia Biella, Kevin Louis-Jacques, Isabella Donovan

 

 

Grade 6

Highest Honors

Thomas Barros, Sophia Bost, Charlie Dilman, Charlotte Knightly, Jack Lawhorne, David Marks, Joy Muiruri, Rachel Murphy, Brenda Soares, Andrew Sullo, Serene Thapa, Makenzie Williams, Maggie Yore

 

 

Honors

Anita Capone, Tenzin Dolma, Deysi LaFrazia, Sophia Roderick

 

 

Merit

Vanessa Bianco, Igor Brasil, Joshua Bruno, Myles Galluzzo, Anna Gomes, Bryce Hudock, Clifford Jean-Paul, Donnie Kergo, Andres LaFrazia, Megan Lynch, Israel Marzuca, Prisco Moscato, Fiona Nikoras, Victor Scarpatto, Geoffrey Sebballe, A.J. Trenga

 

 Grade 5

 

Highest Honors

Jezabel Laverdure, Chloe Randazzo, Justin Smith

 

 

Honors

Karolina Alvarez, Sophia Brown, Jared DeSimone, Gabriel Diaz, Chloe Kelley, Mackenzie Kelley, Alejandro Kennedy, David Martin Jake McGovern, Daniella Oliveira, Christopher Ortiz, Jonathan Ortiz, Kaila Penrose, Paul Pisa, Diego Portal, Nora Reilly, Theo Rudolph, Bruno Savi, Andrew Toomey, Danielle Tully, Majie Welton

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Bus Routes - 2016 (REVISED)

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Bus Routes - 2016 (REVISED)

Please check the DOWNLOADS section for a revised copy of our 2016 bus routes.

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Holiday Calendar Raffle Winners

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Holiday Calendar Raffle Winners
 
 
 
Holiday Calendar Raffle Winners
 
 
January 1 - Lisa Mayes - Sold by: Angela Mayes - $50
January 2 - Bella Giambusso - Sold by: Derek Paparo - $75
January 3 - Ava Sarno - Sold by: Ava Sarno - $75
January 4 - Edward Cooper - Sold by: Kyleigh Borden - $50
January 5 - Danny Smith - Sold by: Matthew Smith - $50
January 6 - Tom and Sheilgh Yee - Sold by: Cecelia Yee - $75
January 7 - Brandy Sarian - Sold by: Nichola Quintero-Godbout - $75
January 8 - Jeanne Marquardo - Sold by: Zachary D'Angelo - $100
January 9 - John Magee - Sold by: Cameron - $75
January 10 - Elizabeth Borden - Sold by: Kyleigh - $75
January 11 - Keri Brown - Sold by: Sophia - $50
January 12 - Franane A. Costa - Sold by: John Fee - $50
January 13 - Anthony Ansoldi - Sold by: Izzy Beausoleil - $75
January 14 - Lisa Ross - Sold by: Kyleigh Borden - $75
January 15 - Frank Cicoria - Sold by: Jack Beausoleil - $100
January 16 - Thomas Casey - Sold by: Oisin Casey - $75
January 17 - Martin Marsan - Sold by: Martin Marsan - $75
January 18 - Susan Fitzgerald - Sold by: ? - $50
January 19 - Danny Murphy - Sold by: Ethan Ngyyen - $50
January 20 - Kathy Tringale - Sold by: Stella Madarese - $75
January 21 - Elizabeth Bombaci - Sold by: Charlie Dilman - $75
January 22 - Sally Mancuso - Sold by: ? - $100
January 23 - Ann Marie Campus - Sold by: John Fee - $75
 January 24 - Bruce Dowes - Sold by: Colleen Dooling - $75
January 25 - Jane Mercein - Sold by: Cameron Magee - $50
January 26 - Richard Caruso - Sold by: Nate Caruso - $50
January 27 - Maria Taveres - Sold by: Sophia Roderick - $75
January 28 - Dennis Nickerson - Sold by: Kyleigh Borden - $75
January 29 - Burt & Barbara Welton - Sold by: Nancy Welton - $100
January 30 - Christine Thompson - Sold by: Ryan Jones - $75
January 31 - Kristine Williams - Sold by: Makenzie Williams - $75
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Catholic School's Week 2016

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Catholic School's Week 2016

Please check in the DOWNLOADS section for a copy of our Catholic School's Week Flyer.

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The Drew University Acapella group "All of the Above"

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The Drew University Acapella Group "All of the Above"

The Drew University Acapella group "All of the Above"


   
    Saint Joseph School students enjoy the music of The Drew University Acapella group "All of the Above" featuring  Saint Joseph School Alumni, Catherine Doyle.    

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Grade 7 Science Lab

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 Grade 7 Science Lab

 

 

Grade 7 Science Lab

 

Grade 7 Science Lab

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First Grade Gingerbread Houses

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First Grade Gingerbread Houses

  First Grade Gingerbread Houses!

 

 

 First Grade Gingerbread Houses!

 

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Tufts University Pairs up with Grade Six Students

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Tufts University Pairs up with Grade Six Students

Tufts University Pairs up with Grade Six Students


Tufts University pairs up with the grade six students of Saint Joseph School in Medford, every Wednesday, to improve their skills with engineering by providing fun and educational experiments to enrich their minds. Some activities include acting out electricity, creating alternative wind energy resources, creating buildings to withstand conditions on Mars, and creating robots out of Legos for building programs for life on Mars.

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First and Sixth Grade Reading Buddies

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First and Sixth Grade Reading Buddies

First and Sixth Grade Reading Buddies

 

One Wednesday, October 7, 2015, the first and sixth graders came together for their first session of Reading Buddies.  This is a great opportunity for the first graders to practice their reading skills and learn from their sixth grade buddy!

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First Grade Firefighter Steve Visit

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First Grade Firefighter Steve Visit

First Grade Firefighter Steve Visit  

 

Firefighter Steve made his annual visit to the first grade students on Thursday, October 22, 2015.  The students listened intently to him as he explained what to do in case of a fire.  Steve put all of his equipment on to demonstrate how different a firefighter will look in a fire situation and not to be afraid.  The highlight of the visit for the students was being able to try on his jacket!

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Charleston Wrap Winners!

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Charleston Wrap Winners!



The final numbers are in for the Charleston Wrap Fundraiser.


We sold over $26,000!  Thank you to everyone who participated!

Mrs. Santos class (3A) won for the highest sales.  They will be enjoying a trip to Colleens for all of their efforts!


Grades K-4

$100 winner - Margo Mederios

3 tickets to Legoland or Showcase cinema - Alexander Mahoney


Grades 5-8

$100 winner - Justin Smith

3 tickets to Legoland or Showcase cinema - Andrew Browne


We also have some honorary mentions that outdid themselves in sales!  They will each win a $25 gift card to Colleens: Jordan Chan Grace Lonergan Cameron Magee Margo Medeiros Matthew Smith Justin Smith


The Preschool will be enjoying a day with pizza and hoodsies!


Thank you again!

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Fourth Quarter Honor Roll 2015

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Fourth Quarter Honor Roll 2015


Grade 8

Highest Honors
Joseph DeSimone, Colleen Dooling, Briana Hamilton, Hallan Maxwell, Samuel McInerney, Alexander Yore

Honors
Jacob Carvalho, Tracey Costa, Samantha Germain, Jillian McEleney, Anthony Pisa, Luca Picariello, Tenzin Tshering, Angela Mayes


Merit
Richard Ata, Jamal Jean-Jacques

 


Grade 7


Highest Honors
Isabella Beausoleil, Flora Dickens, Gianna Egan, Brianna Fountain, Julia Gagnon, Vanessa Lott, Gwyneth Malcher, Kelley Munger, Kieran Paar, Mekayla Saleh, Ava Sarno, Laura Silva, Stephanie Wilson


Honors
Britney Awad, Brian Merdani, Sarah Paulo, Gabriel Portal, Rebecca Singh, Sophia Tirachen, Reese DeVincent


Merit
Ryan Anthony, Leticia Biella, William Carroll, Isabella Donovan, Garvens Coq, Brooke DeVincent, Sebastian Joseph, Gavin Kelly

 


Grade 6


Highest Honors
Thomas Barros, Charles Dilman, Deysi LaFrazia, Rachel Murphy, Brenda Soares, Mackenzie Williams, Maggie Yore


Honors
Vanessa Bianco, Sophia Bost, Igor Brasil, Ana Gomes, Bryce Hudock, Andres LaFrazia, Jack Lawhorne, Edward Luchetti, D. J. Marks, Joy Muiruri, Fiona Nikoras, Sophia Roderick, Lydia Simers, Andrew Sullo, Serene Thapa


Merit
Tenzin Dolma, Prisco Moscato, Geoffrey Sebbaale

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