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March Articles

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1C wrote clues and tried to stump their classmates with what was inside their eggs! The students were so "egg-cited" when they got to reveal what was inside!


Throughout Holy Week, we come together as a school community to celebrate the many traditions of our Catholic faith in preparation for Easter.  
Each year, our 8th Grade class presents the Living Stations in the hope of keeping these important traditions, teachings and messages alive in the hearts of our students and community! 
A special thanks to Mrs. Ross, who keeps this tradition alive at GSA. Under her guidance and the 8th grade teachers, our students truly understand their roles in faith, allowing them to portray the Way of the Cross. It is through their deep devotion we strengthen our faith and find hope in Jesus’ love for us.   
The 8th grade students will have one more showing of this on Good Friday at 7pm at St. Ignatius Church in Kingston. All are welcome.


Second Grade was hard at work sharpening their problem-solving and engineering skills yesterday! In this STEM challenge, they learned how to create supports, balance weight, and work in teams. We love their creativity and hard work!


Happy Easter from the GSA STREAM club. To honor the holiday, we constructed jelly bean and toothpick towers. Surprisingly fun for such a simple activity!


Second grade ended their week learning about the beautiful Ukrainian tradition of pysanky eggs. Using meaningful symbols and colors, the students decorated their eggs to gift good wishes to someone special they know!

1C recently had an end of winter celebration with hot cocoa and muffins! Earlier this winter, students created 3D hot cocoa stands and wrote about who visited them!

Miss Kebles’ social studies group completed a landmark / monument project. Students had to create a poster that included the name of the landmark, location, when it was built, who designed it, how it is used today, and who or what it honors. We have been having so much fun learning about landmarks and monuments!

“So be a rainbow- shine above. And filter all your glow through love.”  
- I Am a Rainbow (Dolly Parton) 
As we approach Holy Week, Pre-K4 B would like to remind you all to be a light where there is darkness!

Thank you to Brighter Journeys for another great year at their annual Easter Egg Hunt! The Individualized Instruction students had a wonderful time, and were gifted bird houses to welcome the start of spring! 💐🐰

March is a busy month in PK4A. The children celebrated Read Across America Day with the Cat in the Hat. 📚
They also did a stem project and made rainbows from cereal, pipe cleaners and marshmallows. 🌈
They learned about St.Patrick and made shamrocks to represent the Trinity. ⛪️
A visit from the Lucky, the Leprechaun,
was a big hit. He left them pots of gold and danced with the children. He also listened to the St. Patrick’s Day songs that they learned.
It was a shamrockin’ ☘️day for Pre-K!
PK wishes everyone a Blessed and lucky St. Patrick’s Day!☘️


Good Shepherd Academy is so happy to share the news that 3 of our students have celebrated the sacrament of Baptism. Congratulations to Gia and Julian Toma who were baptized by Father Chmil, as well as Lily Gillette who was baptized by Father Paisley.
Our entire GSA family is celebrating with you and praying that you continue to experience the joy and peace of God’s love!

Mrs. Hampton’s 5th grade reading class worked on St. Patrick’s day reading challenges throughout the week to earn clues to find the class leprechaun!  
Some of the reading skills we worked on were theme, character trait, context clues, main idea and details, and point of view.


Grade 1A students worked in groups to create and design leprechaun traps. Wish us good luck in capturing a leprechaun this weekend!!


Students in Kindergarten A used their creativity to make some clever leprechaun traps for St. Patrick’s Day after hearing the story “How to Catch a Leprechaun”.🍀


Today in 8th Grade Science Class, we had the very exciting “Lever Lab” with Dr. Hoppe. ⭐️💙


Our students participated in the Spring Forensics Competition this past Thursday at Holy Redeemer High School. They did an outstanding job representing Good Shepherd Academy. Thank you to our moderator, Mrs. Tracy Dupre, for coaching these students and for bringing out the very best in them.
Congratulations to Ella Dunleavy and Sophia Jones for placing 2nd in the Junior Varsity division. They will be moving on to the Forensics Final Competition on Thursday, March 21st at Holy Redeemer. We are so proud of you! 
💙Go Guardians💛


Today, students in the Individualized Instruction program led Guardian Nation in the celebration of our school liturgy. And, in honor of Autism Awareness, a donation was made to Brighter Journeys, a local organization that supports children with exceptionalities and their families. Thank you to Mr. Hanlon, Mrs. Maciecjzyk, Father Chmil, the senior choir, and all who helped make today truly memorable.


Congratulations to Grace Hamill! 
She placed 3rd out of 69 spellers during the regional spelling bee at Wilkes Barre Area High School yesterday! 
Go Grace!!


Mrs. Staskiel’s 4th grade Science classes recently completed their animal research projects. Students were assigned animals from all around the world. They learned about their animal’s habitat, diet, prey, predators & more through articles, videos and photos, too!

Grade 1A Prayer Partners   This is what the students do in Mrs. C’s when the church bells ring at 12:00. How sweet!

Mrs. Jumper’s class enjoyed a special story time during Read Across America Week from Judge Correale Stevens, Maxton’s grandfather. Thank you for visiting 3rd grade!

From Reading to Math, students in the Individudualized Instruction Program are hard at work!

We are so happy to announce that our very own, Mr. James Jones, has won the Educational Leadership award through the Back Mountain Chamber.   
Thank you to all of our dear family and friends from GSA who voted to support him. We are simply blessed with the best! 
Furthermore- Thank you, Mr. Jones, for all that you do in guiding our students and keeping us safe each & every day.   
We are so proud to be a GUARDIAN!


1st & 4th grade classes would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Sheperis & Mr. Teart for the wonderful story time and fun activity they presented to all classes during Read Across America week.   
“Many Colored Days”
was read to the students, followed by some music & dancing to act out the color that the students were feeling in correlation with the story. Fabulous job by all!!


GSA celebrated the start of Read Across America Week at Barnes & Noble last night as Mr. Jones, Mrs. Elston and Grace Ferretti brought stories to life as students and parents gathered around for story time.    
A big thanks
to all our readers for sharing their talents with us as imaginations soared!

More Dr. Seuss fun!   
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GSA kicked off Read Across America Week with all things Dr. Seuss today!   
Students in grades PreK-4 participated in STREAM activities while the entire school enjoyed a treat in honor of Dr. Seuss and his influence to inspire young readers to pick up a book and use their imaginations each and every day!

 Second Grade celebrated “Read Across America” Day and Dr. Seuss by making a birthday cake for one of their favorite authors! 
A special thank you to our amazing GPTO for planning such wonderful activities to celebrate this fun day!


Congratulations to our 5th grade girls basketball team who won the championship in the Back Mountain Shootout this weekend!  

Way to go Guardians! We are GSA proud!    

Sarah Mera, 8th Grade GSA student, took home a first place award this Saturday at the Regional Meeting for the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science. Go Sarah!

Congratulations to Grace Hamill and Lexi Favata who won 1st place at the National History Day Competition! We are so proud of you!  The girls will be moving onto states. 
Pictured below is Grace and Lexi with Miss Karcutskie from GSA.


The Drama Club is back…
We are bigger and better than ever!!! So many new and talented performers have joined the already awe inspiring Guardians Guild. Rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast Jr, began just a few short weeks ago. It's incredible to already see this beautiful production coming together under the direction and magic of Ms. Morgan Evans. These students continue to wow us, with the dedication, pride and enthusiasm they put into their roles.

How cool is this? A mini robot  built by the students in the STREAM club! (VIDEO)

Hey⭐️ Check it out! ⭐️
Yesterday at STREAM club, our students successfully built a bubble machine, and mini robot and had a great “sticksplosion”. We eagerly await the completion of the cyborg hand and many other projects. Go GSA! Check out the video below!!

WVIA visited sixth grade today and gave a presentation on energy and force. Students had the ability to work in groups to use what they were taught to participate in a STEM activity of making catapults!

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