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Upcoming Events

Feast of the Immaculate Conception - All School Mass
Date: 12/8/2016, 8 AM 9 AM
7th & 8th Grade Winter Mixer
Date: 12/9/2016
PTO meeting - (date change) Breakfast by Einstein Bagels

Date: 12/9/2016, 8 AM
Location: Family Center Upper Lounge
Faith Formation: Sacrament Parent Workshop for 2nd and 8th Grade Parents
Date: 12/10/2016, 5 PM 6:30 PM
Location: Family Center Room 109
Student Council Buck a Jean Day
Date: 12/14/2016
Band Concert
Date: 12/14/2016, 8:15 AM
School Rosary (every Wednesday during school days)
Date: 12/14/2016, 2:30 PM 3 PM
Location: right BEFORE carpool in our Church (it will be held in the Family Center if the Church is being used for an event)
4th Grade Field Trip
Date: 12/15/2016
1st Grade Polar Express
Date: 12/16/2016
Early Release (Preschool 12:00) (K-4, 12:15) (5-8, 12:35) NO STAY AND PLAY OR AFTER CARE
Date: 12/16/2016

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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

St. John The Apostle
December Saint of the Month

          St. John the Apostle was born in 6 AD. He was called by Jesus to be an Apostle in the first year Jesus began preaching. His older brother, St. James the Great, was also an Apostle. John along with Peter were the only two apostles sent by Jesus to make preparations for the final Passover meal, the Last Supper. Then at the hour of Jesus’ Passion, St. John was the only Apostle that did not forsake Jesus. St. John stood faithfully at the cross and Jesus made him the guardian of His mother, Mary. After the Resurrection, John and Peter were the first of the disciples to hasten to the grave of Jesus and John was the first to believe that Christ had truly risen. After Mary’s Assumption, John went to Ephesus in present day Turkey. There, he was plunged into boiling oil by the Roman Emperor, but John miraculously suffered no injuries. He was then banished by Roman authorities to the Greek island of Patmos. There, it is said that he wrote the book of Revelation. St. John the Apostle is the author of 5 books in the New Testament; the Gospel John, the three epistles of John, and the book of Revelation. He is the longest living Apostle and the only Apostle that did not die a martyr. St. John died sometime after 98 AD. He is called the Apostle of Charity (or Love), a virtue he learned from Jesus. St. John is often pictured with an eagle that symbolizes “the height he rose to in his gospel.” He is the patron saint of love, loyalty, friendship, and authors. St. John the Apostle’s feast day is December 27.

“Our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.” – John the Apostle
“God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” – John the Apostle
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” – John the Apostle