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Upcoming Events

Safe Environment Class: Renewal
Date: 7/29/2014, 1 PM 2 PM
Location: Family Center 201
Safe Environment Class: Family of Faith
Date: 8/3/2014, 10 AM 11:15 AM
Location: Family Center Room 201
Safe Environment Class: Renewal
Date: 8/5/2014, 6 PM 7 PM
Location: Family Center 201
Safe Environment Class: Renewal
Date: 8/6/2014, 6 PM 7 PM
Location: Family Center 201
Safe Environment Class: Family of Faith
Date: 8/9/2014, 1 PM 2:15 PM
Location: Family Center Room 201
Safe Environment Class: Renewal
Date: 8/10/2014, 10 AM 11 AM
Location: Family Center 201
Safe Environment Class: Renewal (PTO Officers)
Date: 8/11/2014, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Family Center

News and Announcements

Did you see this great story on Ms. Reilly in Preston Hollow & Park Cities People?
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Book Donations Needed for the June Cooper Learning Center

Book Donations Needed for the June Cooper Learning Center If you have any books supporting learning differences that you do not need any longer, please consider donating them! Other SMS families will be able to borrow them as needed.
6th & 7th Grade End of Year Party Pictures are now available in our Photo Gallery

6th & 7th Grade End of Year Party Pictures are now available in our Photo Gallery Click on this story to see these awesome photos. Thank you mom's for forwarding the photos.
4th Grade Mother Daughter Tea Photos are posted in our Photo Gallery.
Thank you Renee Castro for all the photos.....
Track Photos have been posted to our Photo Gallery

Track Photos have been posted to our Photo Gallery Thank you Eberhart's for the great photos.
Congratulations 6th Grade Girls Softball and Boys Baseball - they both won DPL Championship Games

Congratulations 6th Grade Girls Softball and Boys Baseball - they both won DPL Championship Games
Summer is a GREAT time to prepare for the St. Monica Catholic School Bees

Summer is a GREAT time to prepare for the St. Monica Catholic School Bees National Geographic Bee (Grades 4 - 8)
National History Bee (Grades 5 - 8)
National Spelling Bee (Grades 4 - 8)
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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

May:
Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc was born in the village of Dom Remy in 1412 to peasants. At the age of 12 or 13, Joan began having visions and hearing voices. Once, a voice told her she must help the King of France by dressing as a man and leading the French soldiers into war. At first, Joan of Arc resisted the voices. But, in 1428, she asked the captain of the nearest town to meet with the heir of the French throne. Although the captain said no, Joan came back a year later and met the heir in Chinon. She was eventually given a horse and armor and joined the French troops. Joan of Arc quickly took over a commanding position and was often seen leading attacks. She was also wounded several times during battle. Although she had been winning in bunches, she was captured by the Burgundians and handed over to the English. Joan of Arc was kept under horrible prison conditions and her trial was long and unfair. She was then sentenced to be burnt to death. After she was burned, they threw her ashes into the Seine.

Joan of Arc is the patron saint of France, soldiers, prisoners, martyrs, and captives. Her feast day is May 30.

Andrew I., Secretary of Religious Affairs


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