St. Roch Boy Scout Troop 98 celebrated three new Eagle Scouts on Sunday, August 6th. Elia Barker, Christian Boxdorfer, and Eric Webster marked this accomplishment with a gathering of friends, family, and mentors at Joe's Cafe. Congratulations to all three young men and to the troop. All three scouts attended St. Roch School with Christian and Eric graduating in 2013. Only 4-5% of scouts make it to the rank of Eagle, so this is quite an accomplishment. Not many scouts make it to the rank of Eagle (only 4-5% of all scouts). Troop 98 has a rich history spanning over 100 years and to date has had 127 Eagle Scouts. Anyone interested in learning more about joining Troop 98 should contact Scout Master Paul Winter at 314-971-7265.
On August 25th, the first, second and third-grade students enjoyed their first field trip of the year as they traveled to the Union Avenue Opera for the performance of Hansel und Gretel. Needless to say, for many students, this was probably their first exposure to the opera. It was good to introduce them with a story that they could understand and had already studied in school. We thank Mrs. Morris for coordinating the field trip as well as the teachers and parent /drivers for making the experience possible.
Congratulations to the Science Fair Winners at the Greater St. Louis Science Fair at Queeny Park and to all who successfully completed and learned from their experience.
Blue Ribbon Winners:
Hydroponics vs. Conventional Growing Systems — Sarah S.
Gender and Short Term Memory — Henry N.
Red Ribbon Winners
Mind Scrabble — Sydney D.
Attractive Things — Joe M.
Music to My Ears — Will B.
Green Ribbon Winners
Does the Grouping of Seeds Affect its Lifespan? — Anne R.
This week St. Roch students experienced “hands-own” learning as Mr. Shaver bought seventh grade students (above) to Washington University to experience a university level science lab and Mrs. Miller bought her sixth grade class to Junior Achievement Biz Town to gain some real-life experiences. Also this week, (not pictured) our Mrs. Long and Miss Patty (Spanish Teacher) escorted our eighth graders to an authentic Mexican Restaurant so that they could put their Spanish acquisition into action. Thank you to all of the parent chaperones that make these learning experiences possible.
Words cannot describe how awesome our St. Roch Families and Community is! Thank you so much for your participation in the Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart program this year! Not only did St. Roch do a great job in raising money to help fund lifesaving research into heart disease and stroke for the American Heart Association, but you went above and beyond to make this a record setting year!
The final total St. Roch collected is $10,400!!!
Congratulations to the 3rd grade, who won a pizza party for raising the most money for Jump Rope forHeart with $2,933.00 and the 5th grade, which raised $2,016.00 to win tickets to the May 4th baseball game!