Mid-term examinations will take place from January 14-17, 2020. School buses will make regular stops in the morning and depart from school at 12:05 p.m.
Students who make a $10 donation in homeroom on Wednesday, January 8th or Thursday, January 9th to support Catholic Relief Services will be allowed to dress down for exams.
The regular school dress code will be in effect for all students choosing not to donate.
When students are not scheduled for an exam, they must remain in the Cafeteria for the entire exam period. They may come into school late or leave early if they have only one exam, but only if they have submitted the permission slip to the Main Office NO LATER than Friday, January 10.
If a snow day occurs during any one of the exam days, the following school day will be used to cover the delayed exams, thus “bumping” remaining exams up one day.
A few weeks ago, St. Paul students joined together to paint holiday-themed decorations on the windows of Apple Rehab in Avon.
Jonathan Passander ’21 planned and organized this Holiday window painting volunteer project. He along with 4 of his classmates (Michael Ferraro ’20, Juliette Watson ’20, Sammi Bray ’21 and Casey Roberge ’20) painted these decorations on the windows of the Senior Rehabilitation center dining room. The residents and employees were very happy and impressed with their paintings. The students loved the experience of painting together and bringing joy to the residents. Merry Christmas!
A gift, in any amount, made to St. Paul’s Annual Falcon Fund is greatly appreciated by our students, faculty and future Falcons!
Your gift to the St. Paul Annual Falcon Fund on #GivingTueFalconsDay will allow St. Paul students the opportunity to sustain academic excellence, provide tuition assistance and scholarships for deserving St. Paul students as well as assist in the relief efforts of the Catholic Relief Services. St. Paul will participate in its’ own #GivingTueFalconsDay by gifting 10% of any funds donated to St. Paul’s Annual Falcon Fund on #GivingTuesday to Catholic Relief Services, a non-profit providing health, food, education — hope.
St. Paul students live our five core values every day – one of them being Service – Giving of one’s self to help and support others. Each year we donate a portion of our proceeds in support of a charity close to the school and we are glad we can help in this way.
Visit the Drama Club on Friday evening at Light Up St. Paul from 6:30pm-8:30pm and on Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm and purchase your Christmas wreaths to adorn your home, business or church. Wreaths are available decorated or undecorated in a few different sizes. These wreaths will be sold in the back of the school in the Senior Courtyard.
Thomas Pauloz ’20, Senior Class President has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. He was among the approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. These students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was presented by President Cary Dupont ’72 to Thomas at a morning assembly with the entire student body in attendance. Mr. Dupont shared, “We are all extremely proud of Thomas and his academic development, he’s a great role model and represents the very best of St. Paul.”
“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”
Pictured are City Representatives and their St. Paul Catholic High School election winning counterparts:
Top Row L-R: Carol Noble (DPW), Colin Ivers ’21 (Director Public Works), Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu ’86, Mayor, Thomas Pauloz ’20; Chief Michael Ferraro ’20, Chief Brian Gould; City Clerk Therese Pac and City Clerk Sarah Lynch ’20; Superintendent of Parks Benjamin Speaker ’21 with Superintendent of Parks Josh Medeiros, and Parks Staff Sarah Larson
Bottom Row L-R: Richard Scott ’21, Tax Collector and Ann Bednaz, Tax Collector, Registrar of Voters Kevin McCauley and Sharon Krawiecki with Registrar of Voters, Sammi Bray ’21 and City Assessor Martina Juong ’21 with City Assessor, Thomas Denoto.
Bristol’s City Council Meeting on Nutmeg TV – St. Paul Students are at 55:00 minutes and Mr. Cary Dupont is at 38:00 minutes.
Press Release from the City of Bristol, Mayor’s Office – 10/8/19
Mock Elections at St. Paul High School (Bristol, CT) Result in Students Taking Over City Hall Today
On October 1st, St. Paul Catholic High School conducted elections in which students elected a set of Department Heads and Mayor. Today, these students did a job shadowing with their City Hall counterparts and beginning at 7pm tonight, they will also be running a portion of this evening’s City of Bristol City Council meeting.
Mayor-Thomas Pauloz shadowed Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu and will be chairing tonight’s City Council meeting.
Chief of Police- Michael Ferraro attended the regional Police Chiefs Association meeting with Chief Brian Gould (and also had the opportunity to pull over his dad in traffic on their way back to City Hall).
City Assessor-Martina Juong, who visited ESPN campus today to update city records on renovations and improvements.
Superintendent of Parks-Benjamin Speaker who visited several Parks & Rec parks and facilities to review projects underway.
Registrars of Voters-Sammi Bray helped the Registrars prepare for the upcoming election and also processed the voter registration of “Mayor Pauloz,” who turns 18 before the election and is thus eligible to vote on November 5th.
Director of Public Works-Colin Ivers shadowed Environmental Engineer Carol Noble on several site visits – making natural cleaners for the classroom at Stafford Elementary School.
Tax Collector-Richard Scott helped the staff receive payments and process refunds.
Town & City Clerk-Sarah Lynch assisted the staff in processing absentee ballots for the upcoming election as well as reviewed all of the vital statistics functions.
“The Mayor’s Youth Cabinet has been a great entry point for kids to get involved in city government,” stated Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu. “After doing the meetings for a year, we thought bringing back these Mock Elections that used to be done years ago would be another great program to add.”
“There are a ton of issues that affect the youth in this town yet they don’t have a vote,” said Councilman Scott Rosado who serves as liaison to the Youth Commission. “Recently the city paved a new section of pavement at the former Centre Mall site so that the kids would have a place to ride their bikes and do all their tricks. Previously, they were weaving in and out of traffic causing safety concerns. We want to continue to have an open dialogue so that they feel invested in their community too.”
The 12th annual Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference is set for Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., in Bristol.
Calling all men to join us for a day of dynamic speakers, exhibitors, incredible worship, Confession, Adoration, fellowship, and food!
This year’s theme is “Forge Your Path to Holiness.” Auxiliary Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt is the opening speaker. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair will be the primary celebrant at the 4 p.m. vigil Mass. Other invited speakers include Dan Burke, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Father John Bartunek. Boxed lunch is included. Register at www.ctcatholicmen.org.
Christ is the reason for St. Paul Catholic High School. Upon this foundation, young men and women from diverse backgrounds are challenged to be their personal best in academics, athletics, fine arts, and service to others, as they prepare for the rigors of college and lifelong learning. The St. Paul community is distinguished by the respect, care, and encouragement members give each other to achieve moments of greatness.
Our Core Values
Faith – Knowing, believing in, and living the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.
Character – Living our Christian values with confidence and conviction.
Community – Fostering a sense of belonging by creating a safe and nurturing environment.
Excellence – Achieving one’s personal best and contributing to the success of our community.
Service – Giving of one’s self to help and support others.