The 2014 Queen of Heaven Track season started off well on a sunny evening against Our Lady of Sacred Heart and Christ the King. Queen of Heaven had top four finishes in all 6 of the 300 meter relay races with two first place teams. Jane Kent, Mary Catherine Cook, Annaliese Hirsch and Mary Bala captured the Girl’s 14 & Under race and the Boy’s 14 & Under team (Matt Shalloe, Kyle Schaffstall, Colin Cieslica & Matt O’Brien) also won. The Boy’s 10 & under squad (Luke Nowak, Charlie Kent, Cameron Cieslica & Anthony Rambino) finished in a close second losing by less than .2 of a second.
The Eagles were strong in the field events winning 7 first place ribbons and 23 in total. Alex Boyd and Laura O’Brien took first place in their softball throwing events. Alex Packard earned her first track ribbon by taking second in the Girl’s 9 & Under throws. Megan O’Brien, Gracie Surdej and Anna Boyd took the top three places in the Girl’s 11 & Under standing jump with all of them jumping over 5 feet 9 inches. Ava Suda jumped close to 10 feet to win the Girls’ 13 & Under Long Jump. While Kyle Hoare leaped over 6 feet to win his standing jump. David Vogl, Michael Suda, Jenna Shalloe, Zak Kent, Michael Reilly, Emily Schneggenburger, and Sean Melligan all finished in the top four of their throw event to collect a ribbon. Colin Melligan had a successful start to his Long Jump career with a jump over 10 feet to finish second in the Boy’s 13 & Under Long Jump. Ryan Forsythe and Madeline Haggerty also won ribbons for their strong jumps.
Patrick Healy and Patrick Henshaw ran well in the Boys mile with finishing second and third respectively. Kate Mendola and Rachel Regan led the sprinters with first place finishes. Natasha Suda, Kyle Schneggenburger, Mary Molloy, Griffin Regan, Leah Surdej, Matt Schneggenburger, Evelyn Nowak, Jimmy Cycon, and Bridget Vogl all placed in their respective sprint events.
Avery Hoare, Nicholas Surdej, Ryan Pryce and Joe Bielecki all performed well in their first track meet. Cassie Carden, Carlie Rambino, Grace Kicinski and Brendan Reilly all contributed in their relay races to help the team score points.
Over the past few weeks, the students of Mrs. Bloom’s after school computer club worked diligently on a video for the MathMovesU “Build it Better” STEM contest. In this video the students had to articulate a problem that the school presently has and present a way to make it better using either math or science and technology as an application.
Earlier this year it was announced that 10 Catholic Elementary Schools will be closing their doors. Queen of Heaven quickly embraced the new faces of the surrounding closing schools, and in return has nearly doubled the student body for the 2014-2015 school year. With that in mind, our “head engineers” went to work configuring the cafeteria floor plan to accommodate the growing student population.
With their hard work and efforts, the video made the finalist round on the MathMovesU Facebook page! You can view the video with a Like of the MathMovesU Facebook page: http://bit.ly/1mgUAyf
The Seventh Grade Students in Religion class learned about how the Catholic Church is a “melting pot” made up of so many nationalities. What unites us in our faith is Eucharist. As part of sharing our faith through our customs and traditions, Ms. Martina shared her custom and had a traditional St. Joseph Table to honor St. Joseph on March 19th. As part of the tradition, students also made St. Joseph Altars. It all started in Sicily, and agriculture was important to the island. There had been no rain, and their fields turned to dust. The only thing that thrived was the fava bean, which is now called the “lucky bean.” The people prayed and pleaded with St. Joseph, their patron. Finally the skies opened up, sending life giving water. To show their gratitude, they prepared a table with the foods they had harvested. After paying honor to st. Joseph, they distributed the food among the poor. The Seventh Grade students had a wonderful celebration in remembrance of the feast of St. Joseph. The feast is both a source of petition, and thanksgiving. It is believed that having a St. Joseph Altar can bring good fortune.
The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way!
At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.
Mark your calendar for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child's classroom library.
The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.
Here's a brief video that highlights the big dreams that can be realized through family reading:
See you at the Book Fair!
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Congratulations to the Boys' Varsity Basketball team for advancing into the second round of the Diocesan Playoffs. They won a hard fought game against Nativity BV of Williamsville on Tuesday night with a score of 49-38. The team faces off against St. Benedict School at Cardinal O'Hara HS on Thursday night. Tip off time is 6:00 PM. Good luck Boys!
Queen of Heaven students in grades Pre-K through 8, participated in Legislator Joseph Lorigo’s 3rd Annual Valentines for Veterans program, which has collected thousands of cards for local veterans, as well as active servicemen and women around the world. Legislator Lorigo is very grateful to the students for their hard work to remind veterans and soldiers that they are appreciated and remembered this Valentine’s Day.
Hi! Welcome to “What’s New @ the Q” blog! Written for the students by the students. This blog is to inform all of the viewers about what Queen of Heaven students are all about! With the team: Mrs. Bloom, Cait, Tim, Hannah, Emily E, Amanda, Anna, Emily S., Jessica and Megan. This blog is about who the teachers are, how much fun QofH is, how QofH students prepare for the future, what clubs are offered at QofH, sports page, videos, cooking corner, Staying Fit and active, the latest trends and more!!! This blog keeps you up to date with all of what’s new at the Q! Check it out at: http://qofhstudentblog.blogspot.com/