Communion of Saints looks back and ahead

As the coming school year approaches, Communion of Saints School would like to share some of its accomplishments during 2017–18:

Sports: The Communion of Saints Sabres seventh-grade boys won the CYO City Championship (Division II). The eighth-grade boys were the St. Francis tournament runners-up. The fourth- and fifth-grade girls team went 6-2, finishing in third place in its 10-team division.

Seventh-grade teacher Molly Moran brought the Girls on the Run program to Communion of Saints School. Principal Gerry Whiteley, eighth-grade teacher Carole Tooker, and a parent volunteer coached the program's twice-a-week training sessions for girls in grades 6–8. The 10-week program concentrated on developing essential skills to help the girls navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness, and culminated in a celebratory 5K event.

Science: Seven students participated in the Northeastern Science and Engineering Fair and won top honors, including the Cleveland Clinic Award for Scientific Enthusiasm, the William R. Sweet Award for Chemistry, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Cleveland Section award, as well as many honorable mentions.

Catholic Schools Week: The theme of Catholic Schools Week was “Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed.” On Jan. 23, the school kicked off the week with Mass, followed by an open house, art show and book fair. Students created Valentine’s [cards] and collected hats and mittens for the Ozanam Center, and organized a game day. The week ended with an all-school Mass to celebrate faith.

Fundraising: The first annual Meet Me In The Middle @ MOCA, a parish and school fundraising event, was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on March 3. The proceeds raised will benefit St. Ann’s and St. Philomena’s churches and Communion of Saints School.

Communion of Saints School offers preschool through eighth-grade classes. Centered on a Catholic faith-based education, the challenging curriculum inspires students to excel and prepares them for a successful future. For more information, visit or call 216-932-4177.

Liz Fisher

Liz Fisher is marketing specialist at Communion of Saints School.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 07.31.2018