Monday, June 29, 2020

Graduation Reception at Holiday Inn #Class2019

After the mass and the graduation rites, students and their families  went to Holiday Inn for the reception and awarding ceremony.  Graduation here is a lot different than the ones we have back home.  Never the less, it was a great moment for our first born.  I can't believe that she have graduated  from St. Joseph already.
Their homeroom teacher, Mrs. Ferguson made this Name initial project and have them decorated it with pictures.  They were displayed at the reception hall.  I thought that was a really nice touch to the  special occasion.
I got the chance to take some photos of these beautiful young ladies before before the awarding ceremony started.
With Lizzy, Lyd, Jul, and Ally.
I thing their homeroom mom, Rose A, baked this cake  for them.
I'm not quite sure if these cakes were also provided by the homeroom moms or  by the caterer. It's hard to recall the details since a year have passed already.
The white and black gang, me, Darla, and Rose.
Looking  at these kids made me realized how time flies. I can remember how little they were when they all first met in kindergarten.  
Here's the list of awards my daughter received.

  • -Athletic Recognition for Volleyball 5th-8th
  • -Academic Award in recognition of maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA for 8 years
  • -West Virginia History Bowl 2019 participation
  • -President’s Education Awards Program Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence 
  • -Yearbook Cover Contest Winner
  • -St. Aquinas Medal recipient
Yearbook cover winners
With her friend Emily.
With her close friend Lydia M.  They've been friends  since Kindergarten.They're still friends even  now that Lyd goes to Weir High.
The combination of St. Paul and St. Joseph, they all gotten close because of volleyball.
Lyd M., Emily, Mack S. Julia W., Jul V., Olivia, Ally P, Lizzy E., Hannah B., and Rye.
We chose to continue her education to Catholic School.  It's true that it's expensive but I think it's worth every cent we spent for our children.  They're smart and seeing their grades is like our reward for a money well spent.  Our son will be  in 8th grade this and hopefully, Covid19 will be gone by the time he graduates.

Our Daughter's Middle School Graduation at St. Joseph School #Class2019

Our first born has graduated from St. Joseph the Worker School on May 21st of 2019.  Wow, it's been over a year and I haven't even  blog about it wahhh.  I am so slow with all the events that happened in my family especially my kids.  I haven't even wrote about her freshman year at Madonna High School, ugh.  I really have to catch up on things or else I'll miss to document a lot of my kids milestone. Ever since my  computer crashed, it's been really tough on getting back my  mojo on writing.
 I am so glad that she graduated before this Covid19 pandemic hits.  She got to enjoy the graduating ceremony with her friends.  Some of these  kids went to other school but  some went to Madonna High School where my daughter  goes to.
 With Ally P.
 With Ally and Hannah B.
 With Aly and Julianna V.
 Six of these kids went to different schools.  They are great group of kids, I wish they could have stayed in one school together in high school but there's nothing really you can do.  Some moved to other state (Benson), some went to Weir High and some went to Brooke High.
 One thing I must say, even though they went on different schools, some of them remained close friends. 
 Below with Mrs. Craig.  She no longer teach at St. Joe's.
 Rylie's former art teach, Mrs. Wright and English teacher, Mrs. Bischof.
 With her 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Betty Lou Gain.
 With Benson Zhao.  He moved to New York.
 With Mrs. Plesa, her 2nd grade teacher.
It was nice that the some of the teachers who retired already have attended the ceremony.  I thought it was great seeing them.  I am sure they feel a sense of pride too seeing their former "little"  students have grown.  I am going to post the reception next, so tune in.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

May Crowning 2019 SJS

If this year is stagnant and uneventful (school activities) due to nCov19, last year was hectic for us.  Here's the timeline for last year

We had a day to rest after the brain-exhausting battle for the History Bowl, well not really a rest because we had to pack for our 3-day trip to Washington DC.  Then when we came back Saturday night from DC and the next morning, they had their  May Crowning.  These poor kids literally had a grueling tasks physically and mentally.
 But they showed up like real troopers for the May Crowning.
 This year's May Crowning got delayed but they had it once the  church reopened.
 For those non-Catholics who wonders what even is May Crowning, it  is a traditional Roman Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May.  May devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary refer to special Marian devotions held in the Catholic Church during the month of May honoring the Virgin Mary as "the Queen of May"
 The 8th grade class chooses one of their peers to be the May Queen.
 Despite being tired, their smiles can melt everyone's hearts.
 A little celebration at Theo Yiannis after the occasion.
Now that the kids are done with the cyber works for school, I can slowly post  some of the events that I neglected to write about last year.  I just need some time and motivation lol.

Graduation Reception at Holiday Inn #Class2019

After the mass and the graduation rites, students and their families  went to Holiday Inn for the reception and awarding ceremony.  Graduat...

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