St. Cecilia School News
St. Cecilia Downs Returns February 9
This year’s event will add betting games for even more ways to win big!
St. Cecilia will recreate the atmosphere of a horse track right in our very own gym with our upcoming fundraiser, A Night at the Races…Vegas Style!, on Saturday, February 9. Come play the ponies with us, and you’ll be in for an evening of fun with plenty of chances to win money and prizes.
This event features previously recorded horse races that are re-run on large screens, capturing the suspense and close-up action of an actual racetrack. Place your bets and then root for your favorite horse from the start of the race to the finish line. Collect your winnings after each race or drop your losing tickets into a drawing for a chance to win a consolation prize.
New to the event this year will be casino-style games including blackjack and other games of chance. That’s right — that means there are even more ways to win big this year! And you won’t want to miss the great door prizes and a chance to cash in big at Split the Pot.
All proceeds from the event will go toward capital improvements at St. Cecilia School.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with the first race set to begin at 7:30. Hot and cold appetizers will be provided, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Large groups wishing to sit together may reserve tables in advance. This event is a great opportunity to have fun and socialize with our parish community.
Other contribution options include sponsoring a race, sponsoring the event, and donating door prizes. To sponsor a race costs $100 and allows the sponsors to name the ten horses in that race. All sponsors will be recognized in the evening’s program which all attendees use for placing bets.
For more information, to become a sponsor, or to donate a door prize, contact Michael Goedde at (513) 533-6060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindergartners and Eighth Graders
|Natalie & Savannah peel
oranges for the fruit salad
|Eighth graders Corey, Tre &
Raven help Candice and Maiya
make melon balls
|(l) Larry and Lexus help Brody and Jayonn peel potatoes;
(r) Jasmine cuts bannanas for the fruit salad.
|Fall Sports Teams
Congratulations to our fall sports teams and their coaches!
|Camp Kern Trip 2012
Grades 6 & 7
| 6th Graders experienced Living History...going back in
time to speak with people who lived in Ohio when it
was first settled
|Sixth graders also participated in Starways, a series of
exercises to teach them how to better communicate
and work as a team.
|Seventh graders Farrah and Elizabeth climb the high
|Sixth graders worked as a team to get their rafts down
the Little Miami River.
|Seventh graders participated in team-building
exercises which built cooperation and leadership skills.
|Sixth graders learned a little about archery and
Oakley's First Oktoberfest Set for Sat., Sept. 29
St. Cecilia will be the proud hosts of Oakley's first Oktoberfest, to be held Sat., Sept. 29, from 5 p.m.-midnight. The evening will celebrate all things German with plenty of German food and a biergarten serving both foreign and domestic beers. Kid-friendly activities will be featured from 5-8 p.m. along with live German music. At 8:30, the evening will switch to ages 21+ only, with live music by Weezy Jefferson. The evening's sure to be fun for the entire community. Come out and join us! Click here for more information.
Eighth Graders Visit 20th Century Theatre
Tying in units on light and sound, the 8th grade science students took a field trip down the street to 20th Century Theatre to experience real-life application of many of the concepts studied in their units. They heard and saw firsthand how science and math come together to mix light and sound to create the perfect settings for performances. The trip also provided the students a preview of the stage we will be using for our spring variety show later this school year. Special thanks to the 20th Century for providing our students this unique opportunity!
School Fundraisers a Success
St. Cecilia students and staff participated in a fall fundraiser selling Mumkins and City Access Entertainment books. The sales raised several thousand dollars which will directly benefit the students and school. The kindergarten class was the top selling homeroom -- way to go, kindergarteners! Top selling students in each classroom were rewarded with a trip to Aglamesis Ice Cream. A big thanks to all who participated.
Daily Homework Page
At St. Cecilia School, we are committed to providing excellent communication channels between our teachers and our students and parents. We developed a new homework page with that exact thought in mind. Please check this page daily for homework assignments for each school day.
St. Cecilia students in grades 7 and 8 have the opportunity to explore a number of personal interests when they get involved with the school newspaper, "The Lion’s Best."