Mark your calendars now for Saturday, October 25th - Autumnfest goes Platinum!              Open House for St. Monica School - Friday November 14 @ 8:30 am  Raffle tickets.....big prize deadline Monday the 20th - we are almost there!!!

News and Announcements

Join us in congratulating our 1st place seller of 2014, Casey B. For the second year in row, he has won 1st place for selling the most raffle tickets!

Join us in congratulating our 1st place seller of 2014, Casey B. For the second year in row, he has won 1st place for selling the most raffle tickets! Kudos to Casey B and all of our other winners this year. You Rocked the Raffle!
We are so proud of everyone who has rocked this raffle. We'd like to congratulate the top 5 Raffle ticket sellers.

We are so proud of everyone who has rocked this raffle. We'd like to congratulate the top 5 Raffle ticket sellers. Our first place seller is Casey B.in 2nd place, Ben D., 3rd place goes to Sarah and Allison G.,4th place is Elsie L.,and in 5th place, Jack, Olivia and Tess C.
Starting now (Monday PM) - a new raffle contest begins - CLEAN SLATE

Starting now (Monday PM) - a new raffle contest begins - CLEAN SLATE Everyone starts with 0 ticket sales. For every book sold and turned in by Thursday, October 23 @ 4 pm - your name will be entered into a drawing for $1,000.
SMS Cheeleaders Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

SMS Cheeleaders Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Early top 5 Sellers for Last Week's Raffle Contest - October 10

Early top 5 Sellers for Last Week's Raffle Contest - October 10 5th place: Tess, Olivia and Jack C.
4th place: Gabryella Z.
3rd place: Sarah and Allison G.
2nd place: Ben D.
1st place: Casey B.
GROW BOXES - October Orders $270 going back to SMS

GROW BOXES - October Orders $270 going back to SMS You have until 10/31 to order your November box of goodies :)
AF Raffle news! Casey B. is the Week 2 Top Seller! Congratulations!
Runners up are: Ben D. Kevin, Erin & Sarah O. and Gabryella Z.
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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

October Saint:
John Paul II

The saint of the month for October is Pope John Paul II. John Paul II was born in Wadowice, Poland in 1920. As a kid John Paul enjoyed skiing and swimming. John Paul II had a hard life as a kid, his mother died when he was 9 years old, and his older brother Edmund died when he was 12. In 1938, John Paul II went to university in Krakow, Poland's capital city, where he began studying theater and poetry. The school was closed the next year by Nazi troops during the German occupation of Poland. John Paul II wanted to become a priest so he began studying at a secret seminary, since the Nazis had outlawed religion in Poland. The seminary was run by the archbishop of Krakow. After World War II ended, he finished studying at a Krakow seminary and was ordained in 1946. John Paul II became the bishop of Ombi in 1958 and then the archbishop of Krakow six years later. John Paul was made a cardinal in 1967 by Pope Paul VI. John Paul II was elected Pope in 1978. His election as pope made history because John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in more than a hundred years. John Paul II was loved throughout the world. He traveled everywhere spreading the word of God. In 1981, an assassin shot John Paul II twice in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. He recovered from his injuries and then went to visit the assassin in prisoner where he forgave the assassin for shooting him. As time passed, John Paul II developed Parkinson's disease, a brain disorder often characterized by shaking. John Paul II died on April 2, 2005, at the age of 84. On July 5, 2013 the Vatican announced that the Roman Catholic Church would declare Pope John Paul II a saint. Pope John Paul II’s feast day is October 22.
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