- Monday, February 9, 2015 at 9:52 am
St Rose of Lima School Principal Sister Colleen Therese Smith opened the Academic Olympics event at her school on Friday, January 30.
Behind her students stood in groups of five to face off in an event that would challenge them with questions on science, social studies, math, religion, and language arts. The groups were arranged by grade level.
Sister Colleen said the event was the first of its kind at the school, and she said she hoped it will not be the last.
- Monday, October 13, 2014
St Rose of Lima School will hold its annual 5K race and walkathon at the Fairfield Hills campus, from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, October 26.
- Friday, September 26, 2014
The entire school community and invited guests gathered outside St Rose of Lima School on Friday, September 26, to celebrate the opening of the school’s new solar-powered outdoor classroom kiosk.
- Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Seventh grade students at St Rose of Lima School were waiting at each station of the school’s Field Day on Monday, June 16.
It is tradition at the school for the seventh graders to oversee the stations. New to this year’s field day were basketball and hockey stations, where participating students lined up to take their turns scoring.
Across the field, at the school students also tested their aim by running to meet a moving soccer ball and kick it into the net.
- Tuesday, May 13, 2014
St Rose of Lima School community members learned through a letter on April 28 that Colleen Therese Smith has been named as the school’s new principal. She will officially start July 1.
Mary Maloney, the current principal of the school, said she believes Sister Colleen “will be an excellent principal for many reasons.”
- Friday, March 28, 2014
Tracy Heim, a Newtown resident and a St Rose of Lima School parent, appeared before the Connecticut Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on March 13.
She was there, she said, on behalf of her three children, St Rose of Lima School Principal Mary Maloney, and all of the staff and parents of St Rose.
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Sandy Hook resident Elizabeth Adam introduced a few dozen St Rose of Lima School students to a program of stretching and strength-building postures on March 24. Called PraiseMoves, the program looks very much like yoga but uses biblical scripture to focus one’s mind instead of the chanting that accompanies most forms of the Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline.
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
St Rose of Lima School welcomed nine military veterans on Monday, November 11, for Veterans Day.
As the gathered students waited for the assembly to begin, each student held a small flag.
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
St Rose of Lima School students were visited by author Glenna C. Orr on Tuesday, September 24.
- Friday, September 20, 2013
For her eighth birthday in April, then second grade St Rose of Lima School student Ryann Heim planted flowers with her class near a statue on the school’s grounds to honor the 26 people killed at Sandy Hook School on 12/14.
It was the first time Ryann had done anything like that for her birthday, she said this week.