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Safari leads to success

Safari leads to success

Marlene Moreth's kindergarten class at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point went on a Safari Hunt on the first day of school this year. The students were looking for their class Accelerated Reader) monkey, Henry. After looking all around the building, the children found Henry in…

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's first graders celebrate St. Francis with fundraiser for L.C. Animal Shelter

St. Mary's first graders celebrate St. Francis with fundraiser for L.C. Animal Shelter

CROWN POINT | The First Grade classes at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point celebrated their 9th Annual Pet Donation in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. This is the first of several community service projects that will be sponsored by the First Grade.

October 13, 2014 7:25 pm
St. Mary's celebrates Teacher Appreciation with Walk-A-Thon

St. Mary's celebrates Teacher Appreciation with Walk-A-Thon

CROWN POINT | On the beautiful sunny morning of Friday, Oct. 10, students at St. Mary Catholic Community School showed their appreciation for their teachers by participating in the school’s sixth annual walk-a-thon. The walk-a-thon was organized by St. Mary’s Parish Council and Finance Counc…

October 13, 2014 7:18 pm
St. Mary's students teach teachers at conference

St. Mary's students teach teachers at conference

CROWN POINT | For the past year and a half, students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point have been learning to program. As a result of their hard work, they were invited to share some of their work with teachers at the Purdue University Mathematics Conference on Oct. 3.

October 07, 2014 7:13 pm Photos

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Fundraising walk-a-thon held for teachers

Fundraising walk-a-thon held for teachers

Students Sofia Ruiz and Nicole South lead the way as the 2012 Teacher Appreciation Walk-a-Thon begins at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Students will again show their appreciation for their teachers by participating in a walk-a-thon Oct. 10 that has been organized by St. …

October 03, 2014 12:00 am
Second-graders enjoy surprise visit

Second-graders enjoy surprise visit

St. Mary Catholic Community School alumnus Spike Albrecht reads to second-graders at his alma mater during a recent visit to the Crown Point school.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary Catholic Community School Walk-A-Thon slated for Oct. 10

St. Mary Catholic Community School Walk-A-Thon slated for Oct. 10

CROWN POINT | On the morning of Friday, Oct. 10, students at St. Mary Catholic Community School will show their appreciation for their teachers by participating in a walk-a-thon. The walk-a-thon is organized by St. Mary’s Parish Council and Finance Council. The purpose of the walk is to show…

September 18, 2014 1:36 pm
Poker tourney funds class trip

Poker tourney funds class trip

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, (D-Merrillville), addresses the St. Mary's class of 2014 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building during this year's annual class trip. A Wildcat Texas Hold’em Tournament will be hosted Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Community School, 405 E. Joliet St., Crown Point,…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
MVP Spike Albrecht visis SMS

MVP Spike Albrecht visis SMS

CROWN POINT | On Aug. 27, St. Mary Catholic Community School Alumni Spike Albrecht paid a visit to his old elementary school.

September 02, 2014 4:30 pm
Home and School Association hosts lunch and golf

Home and School Association hosts lunch and golf

Students, from left, Ayden Westbury, Bernie Perea, Jaci Dumas, Elle Czyszczon, Sophia Rodriguez and Jacob Jen, are ready to tee off with the St. Mary Catholic Community School Home and School Association at the school's annual golf outing, set for a noon lunch and 1 p.m. shotgun start Sept. …

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's to host Golf Outing Sept. 6

St. Mary's to host Golf Outing Sept. 6

CROWN POINT | Come join St. Mary Catholic Community School's Home and School Association at Youche Country Club for the school's annual golf outing. The outing will take place on September 6 at noon. Your $100 registration fee includes 18 holes of golf at a beautiful private club, lunch, ref…

August 27, 2014 2:41 pm
St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

Johnny Sorensen and Isabella Diaz compete in the dizzy bat race as their teammates cheer them on during the annual Field Day last month at St. Mary Catholic Community School.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

The Jr. Pre-K class at St. Mary Catholic Community School ended the school year with a Change for Chicks collection drive to help needy families worldwide, front row from left, Jackson Sorensen, Petey Perea, Nicholas Scheeringa, Julian Wagner, middle row, Michael Wysocki, Emma Kehan, Marisa …

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

More than 100 students, as well as parents, made an impressive sight for the Ride Your Bike to School event at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Those who live a great distance from school met at a local park, where parents unloaded their bike so they could join the ride.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Eighth-graders second in state at Stock Market Game

Eighth-graders second in state at Stock Market Game

The "High Fivers," from left, Marissa Okeley, Megan Ritter, Allison Gruszka, Rachael Martin and Madison Jurgensen, took second place among middle school teams in the state of Indiana in the Stock Market Game.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's Environmental Club visits new shrimp farm

St. Mary's Environmental Club visits new shrimp farm

Scott Tysen, from left, scoops out shrimp to show St. Mary's students Annika Denney, Madalyn Molnar, Logan Angerman, Hannah Schneider and Courtney Grcevich.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's Environmental Club visits new shrimp farm

St. Mary's Environmental Club visits new shrimp farm

Madalyn Molnar, from left, Bella VanAmstel, Josh Walkowiak, Calan Burns, Zachary Molnar, Hannah Schneider, Katelyn Bottando, Logan Angerman, Marianna Ruiz, Bryce Yerga, Grace Mumaugh, Elizabeth Pellicane, and Courtney Grcevich take a close up look at a shrimp, held by Scott Tysen, that had "…

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's Junior Pre-K students collect change for Food for the Poor

St. Mary's Junior Pre-K students collect change for Food for the Poor

CROWN POINT | The Junior Pre-K class at St. Mary Catholic Community School recently collected change for chicks.

June 04, 2014 12:11 pm
St. Mary Environment Club members take trip to shrimp farm

St. Mary Environment Club members take trip to shrimp farm

CROWN POINT | Northwest Indiana might seem an unlikely place for growing some of the country’s favorite seafood. However, the students in the environmental club of St. Mary’s School in Crown Point became the first ever school group to visit a new indoor shrimp farm located Wheatfield, Ind.

May 27, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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Fourth-graders open their arms to serve others

Fourth-graders open their arms to serve others

Fourth grade students at St. Mary Catholic Community School recently sponsored a drive to help supply the Prenatal Assistance Program operated through the St. Clare Clinic in Crown Point. Students brought in all kinds of items related to babies, including "gently used" baby clothes. "I was o…

May 23, 2014 12:00 am
Eighth-graders (finally) visit U.S. capital on class trip

Eighth-graders (finally) visit U.S. capital on class trip

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, addresses St. Mary's eighth-graders on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building. Visclosky's office scrambled to obtain interns for capital tours for the St. Mary Catholic Community School students from the offices of other Indiana U.S. Representatives…

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Eighth-graders (finally) visit U.S. capital on class trip

Eighth-graders (finally) visit U.S. capital on class trip

St. Mary Catholic Community School students visit the famous Einstein sculpture in Washington D.C. during their eighth-grade class trip. The youths spent four days touring the nation's capital and learning about U.S. history and government.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point students demonstrate robotics at Chicago museum

Crown Point students demonstrate robotics at Chicago museum

Demonstrating their robots at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago are St. Mary Catholic Community School students, front row from left, Aiden Conley, Owen Olenik, Jimmy Spencer, Dominic Rund, Evan Parent, middle row, Joey Lucas, Adam Olenik Daniel Crnokjrak, back row, Patrick Oleni…

April 26, 2014 12:00 am
Parochial school hosts silent auction to fund art program

Parochial school hosts silent auction to fund art program

Guests Morag Thompson, left, and Carrie Carpenter examine some of the artwork up for auction at a previous Art from the Heart event. This year's fundraiser is set for 6:30 p.m. April 26 at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary students readying for annual Art from the Heart event

St. Mary students readying for annual Art from the Heart event

CROWN POINT | Art is an important part of the curriculum at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. The school has two outstanding art teachers and a very robust program.

April 14, 2014 3:00 pm
St. Mary's experiences March Madness

St. Mary's experiences March Madness

CROWN POINT | St. Mary’s Catholic Community School in Crown Point experienced some March Madness of their own. Last Friday, 15 basketball teams squared off to compete in the school’s annual co-ed 3-on-3 double elimination basketball tournament.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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St. Mary Catholic School hosting CYO Spelling Bee April 29

CROWN POINT | St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point is hosting the CYO Spelling Bee on Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 PM.  This is their second year hosting this event.  This is the 42nd year CYO will hold a Spelling Bee competition.

March 21, 2014 12:59 pm
Filling up on history

Filling up on history

Fourth graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point have been learning about Indiana history in a unique way this year. Teacher Candace Wadas assigned each student a one-page report and a “biography bottle” (made from an empty 2-liter pop bottle) based on a famous person from…

March 01, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's goes all out for Catholic Schools Week

St. Mary's goes all out for Catholic Schools Week

Sara Wieser's third-grade class at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point dressed as minions from the movie "Despicable Me" for Thursday's Theme Day during Catholic Schools Week, front row from left, Jaidin Traina, Aidan Conley, Regan Leader, Mea Sanders, Emily Wake, second row, M…

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

St. Mary's students Andres Espinoza and Adam Olenik look over their robotics project during FIRST LEGO League competition at IUN in Gary.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

Brianna Platt, Cassidy Stanage, Megan Brownlee, Jenna Thomas, and Abby Wadas work together on a project in Ali Bickel's Language Arts class at St. Mary Catholic Community School.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary Catholic Community School celebrates Catholic Schools Week

St. Mary Catholic Community School celebrates Catholic Schools Week

CROWN POINT | Catholic Schools around the country celebrated Catholic Schools Week this year from January 26- February 1. Students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point spent the week celebrating this year’s theme, “Catholic Schools- Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.”

February 05, 2014 8:03 pm
School holds fundraising event

School holds fundraising event

St. Mary Catholic Community School parents Katie Bologna, from left, Melissa Scott and Amy Mumaugh enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, and entertainment at last year's "Celebration of Gifts" hosted by the St. Mary's Home and School Association. This year's event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to m…

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary students learn about natural dyes

St. Mary students learn about natural dyes

CROWN POINT | Seventh grade students at St. Mary Catholic Community School are currently learning about natural dyes in art class.

January 24, 2014 11:58 am
Come for the pancakes, stay for an education

Come for the pancakes, stay for an education

St. Mary Catholic Community School students, from left, Calan Burns, Jenna Thomas, Sam Krutz, Selena Tran, Alex Emmanoilidis and Angela Wiley, are ready to welcome prospective classmates and the public to the Crown Point school's 25th annual Pancake Breakfast, Bake Sale and and Open House fr…

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary Celebration of Gifts slated for Feb. 1

St. Mary Celebration of Gifts slated for Feb. 1

CROWN POINT | St. Mary Catholic Community School's Home and School Association will soon proudly present "Celebration of Gifts". The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville, from 6 p.m.-midnight. The night offers an evening of dinner and entertainment as …

January 20, 2014 3:04 pm
St. Mary hosts 25th Annual Pancake breakfast Jan. 26

St. Mary hosts 25th Annual Pancake breakfast Jan. 26

CROWN POINT | All the pancakes you can eat will be served Sunday, Jan. 26, from 7 a.m.-noon at St. Mary Catholic Community School's 25th Annual Pancake Breakfast, Bake Sale, and Open House.

January 14, 2014 2:09 pm
Third graders send cards to Wittenberg Village residents

Third graders send cards to Wittenberg Village residents

CROWN POINT | Third Graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point having been "Reaching Out to Serve Others" in a wide variety of ways this school year. Recently, the children made Christmas cards to share holiday wishes with the Wittenberg Village residents. The children want…

January 10, 2014 12:57 pm
St. Mary third graders get taste of reaching out at Wittenberg Village

St. Mary third graders get taste of reaching out at Wittenberg Village

CROWN POINT | Third Graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School have been "Reaching Out to Serve Others" in a wide variety of ways this school year.

January 08, 2014 12:18 pm
Students shop to serve others

Students shop to serve others

First-graders Georgia Cappas, Alex Patton and Ainsley Gutjhar, parent Carol Gutjhar, and first-grader Austyn Gonzalez do some shopping at Strack and VanTil grocery store during a recent field trip from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Following the mission of St. Mary Catho…

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
School and community team up for annual food drive

School and community team up for annual food drive

Principal Tom Ruiz puckers up and plants one on "Ella" the cow to keep his promise after his students at St. Mary Catholic Community School met the food drive goal.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
School and community team up for annual food drive

School and community team up for annual food drive

St. Mary Catholic Community School students load the truck with donated food for the delivery to the Catholic Charities office in Gary.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
School and community team up for annual food drive

School and community team up for annual food drive

Students from St. Mary Catholic Community School make their delivery to the Catholic Charities office in Gary, from left, Michael Mantel, Evan Georgas, Tommy Bensen, Will O'Donnell, Matt Tarala, Jackson Bellich, Jackie Jatis, Rachel Hinkle, (hidden is Maddie Jurgensen), Jenna Thomas, Began B…

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
School hopes to collect 10,000 items for food pantries

School hopes to collect 10,000 items for food pantries

St. Mary Catholic Community School Student Council members collect nonperishable food for its annual Christmas Food Drive, seated, Student Council President Jenna Thomas, standing from left, Elizabeth Cooley, Rachel Hinkle, Evan Georgas, Michael Mantel, Matt Tarala, Emma Suris, Kathryn Stimb…

December 11, 2013 12:00 am
St. Mary Student Council hosting Christmas Food Drive

St. Mary Student Council hosting Christmas Food Drive

CROWN POINT | The Student Council at St. Mary Catholic Community School is hosting its annual Christmas food drive.

December 06, 2013 6:15 am
St. Mary's Dodgeball Tourney raises $2,000 for La Rabida

St. Mary's Dodgeball Tourney raises $2,000 for La Rabida

CROWN POINT | This year the St. Mary Catholic Community School's Student Council hosted their 2nd Annual Dodgeball Tournament for La Rabida Children's Hospital. They also took on the added challenge of hosting a sock hop for the younger grades.

December 03, 2013 4:53 pm Photos

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Veterans get royal treatment

Veterans get royal treatment

The Scott family, top row from left, Rob, Melissa (with Maeve), front row, Morgan, Molly and Bobby, enjoy the Veterans Day observance Nov. 15 at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. It was the first time the four children had seen their father in his dress uniform. The school w…

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
Spaghetti served up Wednesday

Spaghetti served up Wednesday

Student Luke Holok received a laminated card that entitles him to free spaghetti for life at St. Mary Catholic Community School after his selection as "Spaghetti Supper Kid of the Year" for 2012. This year's winner will be chosen Wednesday, when the Crown Point school hosts its 52nd annual S…

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
Students set to welcome veterans

Students set to welcome veterans

St. Mary Catholic Community School preschoolers, from left, Dominic Villarreal, Saoirse Mullally, Peighton Jamroz, Grace Taylor and Luke Holok, welcome veterans to last year's Veterans Day program. All veterans and those currently serving the U.S. through military service are invited to St. …

November 08, 2013 12:00 am
St. Mary's travels to WGN Studios

St. Mary's travels to WGN Studios

CROWN POINT | On Wednesday, Oct. 30, students from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point traveled to Chicago to visit the WGN Television Studio. Students were given a personal tour by news anchor Lourdes Duarte.

November 05, 2013 11:40 am Photos

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