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February 5, 2020 News

Note from the Principal's Desk

Dear St. Dom’s Families & Friends,

We had a phenomenal Catholic Schools Week 2020. Fr. Seamus, Susan Wong, and the Assistant Chaplins did an excellent job planning, organizing, and leading the activities for the week. We kicked off the week with an assembly Monday morning with a Staff Thank You Breakfast. Tuesday we had a fantastic hour at the end of the day where all students were engaged in meaningful service projects to help those less fortunate. Wednesday for the last hour of the day, the students went skating at Norway Savings Bank Arena. Thursday afternoon we had a rousing Catholic Schools Week trivia competition between all seven of the grades. The 7th graders ended up edging out the juniors to win the championship! It was great fun! Friday all of our students traveled to the Lewiston Campus to participate in “Buddy Activities” with the elementary students followed by Mass to conclude the week. Thanks to all who contributed to making Catholic Schools Week 2020 a success!

Sincerely,

John Patrick Yorkey, Principal

Scenes from Catholic Schools Week!

THANK YOU FOR THE DONATIONS TO THE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK SERVICE PROJECTS!

On Tuesday the students worked on services projects for area non profits. T-shirts bags were made for St. Mary's food pantry, cookies for first responders, shelves for St. Martin de Porres, toilette re bags for Trinity Jubilee, and stain glass sun catcher for D'youville. Thank you to the students, faculty and staff for all the hard work.

Congratulations to the 7th grade class for winning Catholic Trivia contest.

Enrollment Reminders

Enroll by March 9 to save $160 per student on the enrollment fee. Apply for financial aid by March 1. Click below for more information regarding FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment Info.

Spaghetti Dinner

Key Club and the Knights of Columbus Council 10019 are co-hosting a spaghetti supper this Saturday, February 8th from 4:00pm to 6:30pm. The dinner will take place in the Commons at the Auburn Campus. For more information please contact Pamela Kay at pamela.kay@portlanddiocese.org.

Western Maine Conference Citizenship

Congratulations to Avery Greco and Jacques Ouellette, who have been chosen to represent Saint Dominic Academy at the Annual Western Maine Conference Banquet. Each year, school in the WMC choose two senior students to be honored for their contributions to the school in the area of academics, athletics, leadership and citizenship. Nice work Avery and Jack!!

Another big shout out to Jack and Avery for being crowned King and Queen at last weekend's Semi Formal.

Aladdin, Jr.

The link for the February schedule is below and posted on the school website. For questions, please contact Director, Kay Warren at carianm.529@gmail.com or Musical Director/Music Teacher Matt Konrad at matthew.konrad@portlanddiocese.org.

Middle School Social

The middle school senate had a successful winter social. The students enjoyed the afternoon sledding, snowboarding, making snow cones and relaxing with friends.

MMEA District 2 Festival

Congratulations to our four talented Saints who participated in the District 2 Vocal Festival this past weekend at Windham High School. Laura Wong (9), Kyla Wallace (10), Kathleen Dean (10), and Andy Dolci (12) participated in this intensive two day rehearsal and choral workshop followed by a concert on Saturday evening.

Swim Team Senior Night

Andrea Dolci and Molly Myrick were recognized at Senior Night on January 29th, the last regular swim meet. All our swimmers had a great season and a big thank you to Edward Little and Coach Scott for another wonderful season.

County Spelling Bee

Come support Jack Ellingwood and the other students from area schools, as they compete in the County Spelling bee on February 10th @ 6:00pm at the Auburn Campus in the Commons. In case of a snow day, the bee will take place on February 13th, same place and time.

Robotics Update

The Robotics team has been hard at work on this year's robot. This year's requirements for the robot are detecting color on a wheel while spinning, hanging from a beam while pulling itself up, collect, aim and shoot balls at target a eight feet in air. The newly formed programming team is off to a great start. Their first match is March 20th at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. A shout out to our parent volunteers: Mr. Arata, Mr. Randall, Mr. Suckow and Mr. Homan for their help and guidance.

St. Dom’s Family Open Mic Night

The next Open Mic Night will be on Friday, March 13 at 6:00 pm at the Auburn Campus Commons and is open to students, family and friends from both campuses.

Driver's Ed

The next class for St. Dom's is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 24. Sign up online!

From Our College Advisor

College Acceptances Update

Jaden Webster Colby-Sawyer, UMaine Avery Greco RIT, Quinnpiac, Issac Banks Arizona State University, Jacob Clark CMCC, Emily French Saint Anselm 

Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program

Students in grades 10 and 11 are eligible to apply for the Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program, which culminates in a free nine-day backpacking trip in Baxter State Park. This opportunity is one that really stands out on college applications! The application deadline is February 8. Click below to explore this opportunity or contact Mrs. Deblois at peg.deblois@portlanddiocese.org.

For information on becoming a St. Dom's Corporate sponsor, contact Deb Anthoine at debra.anthoine@portlanddiocese.org.

Our Mission

Through study, prayer, community, and service, Saint Dominic Academy teaches its students the truth of life so they may set the world afire.

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