south city catholic academy

Students at South City Catholic Academy welcome challenges

Eighth-graders Ryan DeCarlo, left, Shaelyn Doak and Helen Schiller worked on an assignment at South City Catholic Academy. The school received 96 Chromebooks for students to use.

Students in Barb Ryan's eighth-grade language arts class at South City Catholic Academy are taking "The Hobbit" to another level.

The class was reading the adventurous novel by J. R. R. Tolkien. Relating to the book, Ryan challenged the students to think more about a hero's journey by researching other characters, using their Chromebook laptops, and creating their own hero.

Ideas rang out as Ryan sought input on the characteristics of a hero and names of other heroes who had an unusual birth.

New southside school to be named South City Catholic Academy

Father Craig Holway visited with first-graders at St. Joan of Arc School as they discovered how many pumpkin seeds are inside of a pumpkin. He helped Ana Lopez with her seed count. St. Joan of Arc will become the site for a new partnership model school to be called South City Catholic Academy, which will open for the 2017-18 school year.

The new partnership model school in south St. Louis now has a name: South City Catholic Academy. The school will combine Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Joan of Arc schools and will operate at St. Joan of Arc. St. James the Greater School, originally included in the partnership school plan, will remain open as a parish-based elementary school at its site for the 2017-18 school year.

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