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Saint Matthias the Apostle

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Members of the Saint Matthias Family Spend Time with “Wimpy Kid” Author Jeff Kinney

Thanks to our close ties with Bishop McNamara High School, many members of our Saint Matthias family were able to meet author Jeff Kinney this week!

Mr. Kinney is a native of Prince George’s county and the author of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series.

 

Rachel Leader (Saint Matthias Class of 2011)  Photo from the Catholic Standard

Rachel Leader (Saint Matthias Class of 2011) Photo from the Catholic Standard

Jordan Bernard (Class of 2011) meets his favorite childhood author!

Jordan Bernard (Class of 2011) meets his favorite childhood author!

Principal Abbie Greer meets Author Jeff Kinney.  She brought autographed books for our librarians

Principal Abbie Greer meets Author Jeff Kinney. She brought autographed books for our librarians

Saint Matthias kicks off their inaugural cross country season

Saint Matthias student run in their first ever cross country race

Saint Matthias student run in their first ever cross country race

On Sunday, September 21, nearly 20 runners from Saint Matthias became the first athletes in school history to participate in the CYO Cross Country program. Runners ages six to fourteen participated in the one or two mile course at Suplee Park in Laurel, Maryland.  With it being their first race, all runners finished with best times!

The team runs next weekend at Villa Rosa. Students in all grades are eligible to participate in this fall sport. The CYO Cross Country program is in its fifth year.

 

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ASMA Alumni rising stars at BMHS

Saint Matthias Alumi Josephine Kalshoven and Rachel Leader are rising stars at Bishop McNamra High School. See what they are up to over at BMHS.st-matthias-catholic-school-lanham-maryland-md-washington-dc-bhms-alumni H SCHOOL

Mrs. Greer takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Ten buckets of ice water later… Mrs. Greer completed the ALS #IceBucketChallenge! Thanks to our representatives from each class who helped! Mrs. Greer was challenged by superintendent of schools, Kelly Branaman. 

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Ms. Kelly Recognized as Responsive Classroom Lead Teacher

Ms. Julie Kelly, our art teacher and lower level librarian, was recently recognized as a Responsive Classroom lead teacher by the Northeast Foundation for Children. Ms. Kelly is in her first year as director of the Responsive Classroom program. In her 15th year teaching in the Archdiocese of Washington, Ms. Kelly has experience teaching students ages 4 to 14.To earn this distinction, an educator must attend two workshops and then reflect and report on their implementation of the Responsive Classroom model in the school. Kelly joins a small list of educators worldwide who have completed the work necessary to earn this distinction. The Academy of St. Matthias the Apostle implements the program in all grades prekindergarten through eighth. Teachers and staff are trained in the approach during the summer at formal workshops, with professional development throughout the year.  According to the Northeast Foundation for Children, “Responsive Classroom is a research- and evidence-based approach to education that leads to greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate.”  The academy has implemented the model for the past decade. At the end of last year, 80 percent of its students were reading at or above grade level.

Ms. Kelly works to make learning come alive everyday at Saint Matthias!

Ms. Kelly works to make learning come alive everyday at Saint Matthias!

“Night Before School” Story Time

Tonight was our “Night Before School” story time. Our primary grade teachers read to the students to get them prepared for a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow is the first day of school!
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Happy 2014-15 School Year!

Happy 2014-15 school year from your Saint Matthias family!

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