This past weekend, 17 students competed in the Regional History Bee Finals. 10 students qualified for the National History Bee, which will be held in Chicago this June! Of those ten, 7 qualified for the International History Olympiad! To qualify for the International Olympiad, the student would have to score in the top 25% of Saturday's participants. Jack Armour placed 1st and Ben Schmits placed 2nd in their grade level, and Jack was 8 points away from a perfect score!
Last fall, our third graders worked hard to offer the “Saint Nicholas Shop” in order to raise money for a 160-gallon saltwater fish tank. This week, the tank has arrived! We’re excited to welcome angel fish, clown fish, hermit crabs, and even two baby starfish to their new home at SHS. These fish species, along with plants and coral, will allow many opportunities for learning about marine biology, chemistry, ecology, physics, and more!
The Saint Henry Science Olympiad team had a strong showing at the regional competition last weekend. The team brought home nine medals! The students worked hard the last few months and they were rewarded for their efforts. Way to go Tigers!!
1st place in Meteorology: Cora Funk
2nd place in Roller Coasters: Harry Penne
3rd place in Crime Busters: Clare Dalske & Madeline Barnett
4th place in Game On: Grace Sizemore
5th place in Herpetology: Cora Funk
5th place in Roller Coasters: Madeline Barnett & Clare Dalske
6th place in Write It Do It: Taylor Cole & Madeline Barnett
6th place in Potions & Poisons: Harry Penne & Cora Funk
6th place in Crime Busters: Harry Penne & Cora Funk
The SHS Boys Varsity basketball team had an undefeated season, placing 1st in both the league and the diocesan tournament. The Girls Varsity team had a great season as well, placing 2nd in the diocesan tournament. Awesome work, Tigers!!
Our 7th-8th grade choir participated in the MTVA Choral Festival for the first time today. From performance to sight reading, this was a great experience for our singers. Our Tigers received an “Excellent” rating!
Our very own Pre-K students were featured on WSMV Channel 4 News this morning saying the Pledge of Allegiance! Great job, tiger cubs!
Future K-8 teachers at Middle Tennessee State University are working with Mrs. Vaillancourt’s Kindergarten class to learn about math education in the classroom. They will view recorded lessons and video conference with the class using our new Promethean board. We’re excited for this partnership with MTSU!
This year, two students from Saint Henry School have had art pieces selected for the Middle Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition. With a total of 790 student entries, only 96 were selected for exhibition.
Both artworks have won awards which will be presented to the students on January 10th in The Leu Center for the Visual Arts at Belmont University. We are proud of our artists!
This past weekend, SHS students competed in the Middle School Forensics Tournament at Father Ryan High School.
Saint Henry School placed 2nd overall out of 20 schools. Way to go, Tigers!
Congratulations to the following students for success in their categories:
Kathryn Cygan -1st place in prose
Maggie Dieal - 1st place in poetry
Arianna Thacker - 2nd place in storytelling
Audrey Cygan - 2nd place in poetry
Grace Bauer- 3rd place in prose
Grace Sizemore - 3rd place in storytelling
Patrick Dieal - 4th place in pantomime
Annalise Tusing- 4th place in poetry
Maggie Dieal - 6th place in original oratory
This past weekend, students from schools across Middle Tennessee auditioned for the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association.
Our own Kate McDonnell ranked #2 out of more than 100 percussionists who auditioned, and will represent Saint Henry School in the 7th-8th Grade Mid-State Band in the spring. Way to go, Kate!
Kudos also to seventh graders Henry Braeuner and Ali Jones for making it past two of the barriers and into the sight-reading room. We are proud of all of you!
MTSBOA: Mid-State is a weekend event held each spring that provides an opportunity for the best musicians of Middle Tennessee to perform with one another in large ensembles. Each Mid-State ensemble will prepare and perform a concert with just a few short rehearsals. To make the Mid-State Band or Orchestra, students must go through the audition process in the fall, which includes three parts: scales, prepared music, and sight reading. The highest scored musicians in each section are selected to be a member of the Mid-State Band or Orchestra, with the top few high school musicians from each section qualifying for All-State.
Saturday, October 27th was a day filled with family, friends, delicious food, and great music at the Saint Henry School playground. Our HSA presidents, along with countless parent volunteers, worked tirelessly to bring back the annual school Carnival, which hadn’t been seen in nearly 20 years. From a haunted house to a teacher dunk tank, all in attendance had a blast enjoying the attractions. We can’t wait to do it again next year!
Shelly Gaughan, Saint Henry School alumna and kindergarten teacher at Nashville’s East End Preparatory School, was recently presented with the prestigious Milken Educator Award. Congratulations, Shelly! We are so proud!
Photo Credit: Milken Family Foundation
We are so proud of our 5th-8th grade girls who competed in Saint Cecilia Academy’s Math is 4 Girls Competition! In the Lightning round, Kate McDonnell won 1st place, Claire Maxwell came in 3rd, and Emma Wanucha placed 3rd in the 6th grade division.
Our Saint Henry School team placed 1st overall out of the 15 schools who competed, which included all diocesan schools. Awesome job, girls!
At the Regional Qualifier this past weekend, our girls cross country team, along with Jackson Greenwalt and Ben Curley, all qualified to compete at the State Championship in Knoxville on October 20th. Grace Feltner led the girls team with an impressive 1st place finish. We are so proud of all our runners. Go Tigers!
Saint Henry School alumnae, Kate Connor and Meg Connor, have been named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. They are two of four semifinalists from Father Ryan High School. Proud of our Tigers!
SHS students James Hinson, Madelyn Vance, Claire Maxwell, and Kate McDonnell were recognized at the Duke Tip 7th Grade Talent Search Ceremony for Tennessee on May 7, 2018 for their outstanding scores on the ACT. Congratulations, Tigers!
Duke TIP: The 7th Grade Talent Search is open to current seventh-grade students who qualify through one of three methods:
Scoring at or above the 95th national percentile on an accepted grade-level national standardized achievement or abilities test
Scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a state assessment
Scoring 125 or above (full scale or composite) on an accepted IQ test
We’re thrilled to give a big SHS welcome to Bishop Mark Spalding, our new Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville. He visited our school yesterday, celebrating our school mass and meeting students in their classrooms. Welcome to Nashville, Bishop Spalding!
The weather was perfect for the inaugural Bonfire Party at Saint Henry School last month. Parents enjoyed an evening around the fire as musicians played their guitars, visiting with old friends and making new ones.
“The goal for tonight was to make the night casual and fun; no agenda, just time together in fellowship. There is no better way to catch up with friends than by sitting by a warm fire,” says co-chair Lauren Zook.