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Upcoming Events

GAP Campaign
Date: 9/4/2015
All School Mass - Pennies for Heaven (Dallas Children's Advocacy Center)
Date: 9/4/2015, 8 AM 9 AM
Location: St. Monica Church
GAP Campaign
Date: 9/5/2015
GAP Campaign
Date: 9/6/2015
GAP Campaign
Date: 9/7/2015
NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
Date: 9/7/2015
First Day of Band
Date: 9/8/2015

News and Announcements

SCRIP - Family Profit Summary July

Congratulations on starting your SCRIP journey for the 2015-2016 School Year. Click this story to be directed to the SCRIP page on our website.

ST. MONICA COMPETES AT DESTINATION IMAGINATION GLOBAL FINALS

ST. MONICA COMPETES AT DESTINATION IMAGINATION GLOBAL FINALS

We are so proud of the St. Monica Destination Imagination team, The Mini Brainiacs, who just returned from the Global Finals competition last week at The University of Tennessee! They competed with over 9,000 participants from 17 countries and 48 states. The third grade team earned a place at Global Finals by placing in the top teams at the Texas tournament, the largest tournament in the DI system worldwide.

Quiz Bowl Club 2014-2015 - WE HAVE TWO TEAMS GOING TO NATIONALS!!!!

Quiz Bowl Club 2014-2015 - WE HAVE TWO TEAMS GOING TO NATIONALS!!!!

Congratulations to this year's St. Monica Quiz Bowl students in their most successful season ever! Competing in 6 tournaments, all of the students fared well with the St. Monica A team winning 1st place in the Big-D Challenge, 2nd place in the Lion's Den, 1st place in the Walnut Hill Challenge and placing 7th overall in State while competing against teams from Cistercian, St. Mark's of Dallas, Greenhill and other schools from Texas. This Saturday, the St. Monica A and B teams compete in the Middle School National Championship here in Dallas which is their 4th year in a row to qualify.

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Mission Statement

Mission
 
The mission of St. Monica Catholic School is the development of the whole child by fostering the love of God, respect for self and others, and belief in gospel values, according to Roman Catholic principles, in an atmosphere of academic excellence.
 
It is the mission of our school to encourage self-confidence and school pride in a culturally diverse community, through a caring and disciplined partnership of Church, school and home.
 
It is the mission of our school to graduate students who are knowledgeable in the Catholic faith, academically prepared to continue their education, and ready to be the future of our Church, community and country.


Philosophy

The philosophy of St. Monica Catholic School is based upon a call to attend to the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social, and physical needs of our students.
 
We seek to provide an educational program that challenges and nurtures each child's distinctive abilities.
 
We believe that the success of each child is enhanced by the collaboration of parents, faculty and staff working in a positive and trusting framework.


Facts at a Glance
  • The School: St. Monica is a ministry of St. Monica parish. It is a co-educational Blue Ribbon School accredited by the Texas Education Association and the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department.
  • Grades: PK3 to 8th Grade (including both Developmental Kindergarten and Kindergarten).
  • Enrollment: 854 (90% Catholic)
  • Faculty / Student Ratio: 1:11
  • Mascot: Bearcats
Average Class Size:
  • Preschool: 18 (with a teacher and an aide in each classroom)
  • Developmental Kindergarten: 18 (with an aide)
  • Kindergarten: 18 (with two aides for the grade)
  • First Grade: 20 (with an aide for the grade)
  • Second - Eighth Grade: 22
  • Middle School Math Classes: 18
Classes Per Grade:
  • Preschool Threes - 1 class
  • Preschool Fours- 2 classes
  • Developmental Kindergarten - 1 class
  • Kindergarten - 8th grade - 4 classes per grade
  • Middle School Math & Language Arts: 5 classes per grade


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Saint of the Month

September’s Saint of the Month - Pope Saint Gregory the Great 
 
“The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.”
“He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps.”
"When we attend to the needs of those in want, we give them what is theirs, not ours. More than performing works of mercy, we are paying a debt of justice."
 

Gregory is believed to have been born around the year 540 in Rome, Italy. He was the son of a wealthy Roman senator and St. Sylvia. Gregory, like most of the nobility of his time, was well educated. Yet, unlike most people of his social class, Gregory was generous and had a great concern for the poor. Gregory lived during a time of invasions, wars, famines, and destruction. In his early thirties, Gregory was made the governor, or perfect, of Rome. Soon after he was elected, Gregory was called to the religious life. Gregory turned his family home into the Abbey of St. Andrew. Gregory then became a monk and founded six Benedictine monasteries. When the Pope died in 590 AD, Gregory was offered the position of pope which he unwillingly accepted. Gregory was able to save the city of Rome from famine and invasions because of his political skills, knowledge, talents, and deep faith. During his papacy, Gregory sent monks to England to teach the faith. This gave Gregory the name “Apostle of England”. Gregory also wrote over 800 letters to the Eastern Churches in the hopes that the Eastern Churches would stay united with Rome and the Catholic faith. Gregory died on March 12, 604. Gregory became a saint not only because of his many achievements, but for his deep love of God. Gregory the Great is the patron saint of musicians, singers, teachers, and scholars. Gregory’s feast day is celebrated on September 3rd.