St. Roch volunteers at the Food Bank

The 7th & 8th grade students took turns volunteering at the St. Louis Area Food Bank. This organization's mission is to feed people in need. STL Area Food Bank has been feeding people since 1975 and "relying the generosity of others to make a difference in the lives of those in need of food assistance". The food bank receives food donations and distributes to smaller hunger relief agencies that directly serve those in need. The warehouse is a 96,000 square-foot distribution center located in Bridgeton with over 500 agency partners throughout the metro area.

 ST. Louis Area Food Bank 2/22

ST. Louis Area Food Bank 2/22

The 8th grade visited Thursday, Feb. 15th and the 7th grade followed a week later.  The student volunteers helped sort, box and repackage food that area families and seniors depend upon. They sorted and repacked potatoes and prepared boxes with over 21,000 meals. The students were a huge help and highlighted how St. Roch students excel working as a team.  Thank you to all who made these trips possible.

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The St. Louis Area Food Bank welcomes any and all to assist with their mission. Visit STL Food Bank to sign up for a family volunteer experience you will remember. 

St. Roch Star Mathletes

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St. Roch participated in the annual St. Roch math contest Saturday morning. The team comprised of Kai S., Henry N. and Lucas N. finished 1st Place in the team competition, among 20 participating schools. Lucas N. also earned 1st Place in the individual competition!

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WELL DONE!

St. Roch brought home both 1st Place trophies! GO St. Roch! A huge CONGRATULATIONS to the St. Roch Math Team! Also, a THANK YOU to all of the teachers who have taught these young men along the way. This is an incredible achievement!

St. Roch Council Update

From the desk of the Vice President...

 Last Tuesday, October 17th, the St. Roch Student Council executive officers went to the Cardinal Rigali Center for a STUCO workshop. While we were there we learned a lot about how to keep our student council on task, how to use brainstorming to get new and fun ideas for the school, and how to use our time wisely and efficiently so we can get lots done for the school.

Last Tuesday, October 17th, the St. Roch Student Council executive officers went to the Cardinal Rigali Center for a STUCO workshop. While we were there we learned a lot about how to keep our student council on task, how to use brainstorming to get new and fun ideas for the school, and how to use our time wisely and efficiently so we can get lots done for the school.

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The first half of the day had multiple team building exercises and lectures that were very beneficial. We worked on ways we can be great leaders, we were taught the communication ladder of success, and we were taught a new motto for the STUCO.

Good, better, best. I will never rest, until my good is better and my better is my best. That’s the secret of success!

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After lunch we were separated into eight groups mixed in with STUCO members from all the other schools to learn about their ideas and to see if we wanted to use any of them here at St. Roch. We were given a handout that had a spot for us to write in eight ideas, all for different reasons i:e for school spirit, for athletics, for academics…

Overall we found this to be a very helpful workshop and highly recommend it for future STUCO executive officers. For now, we will get to work. We hope to impart the skills we gained onto the rest of the council over the course of this school year.

Helping the Hurricane Victims

St. Roch students, parents and parishioners did what they could to help those in need in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico after hurricanes devastated these areas. 

Roch Council, the St. Roch student government, launched a school-wide "Penny Challenge" Monday, September 25th. All students were encouraged to bring in their change to make a change in the lives of hurricane victims. 

The Women of St. Roch hosted an evening of blanket making and book swapping. The group donated diapers and wipes for the hurricane victims and handmade blankets to be sent south. The Women of St. Roch made 20 warm no-sew blankets. An attendee summed up the evening and effort nicely, "I love the opportunity to gather with like-minded women to discuss what's going on in our community and our world while helping others who need our help. This is what we as a group do."