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News and Announcements

Barnes & Noble Night
Saint Dominic School's P.T.A. will host a Barnes & Noble Night on Thursday, May 23 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Saint Dominic Student Wins Fire Prevention Poster Contest at County Level
Congratulations to Bridget Felser, a very talented SDS artist! After winning at the township level, Bridget's fire prevention poster has now been selected as a winning entry for the Ocean County level of the N.J. State Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Bridget and her family along with a fire inspector from Brick are invited to attend an awards ceremony at the Ocean County Freeholder's meeting in Toms River.
Jersey JAGZ Summer Basketball Camp (pdf)
The Jersey JAGZ is running a summer basketball camp here at Saint Dominic's. Come challenge yourself to be a better player with emphasis on fundamentals, skill development, and teamwork. Click below for further information & registration form.
Students Win New Jersey Stock Market Game
Saint Dominic School is proud to announce that a team of eighth grade students has won first place in the Middle School Southern Division of the year-long session of the New Jersey Stock Market Game!

Ryan Hall, Jack Moore, and Harrison Smith researched various companies to invest $100,000 in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Over 175 teams competed in this seven month session, and the team attained a 27% growth return on their investments! Students enjoyed the challenge of the Stock Market Game because it connected classroom economics lessons with real-life decision-making.

The students will be recognized at the annual Awards Ceremony on May 20, 2019, at Stockton University. We are extremely proud of our Stock Market experts, and congratulate them on their amazing accomplishments!
May Crowning
On Friday, May 10, our First Holy Communicants will present a beautiful liturgy and crown our Blessed Mother at the 11:00 A.M. Mass. Our second grade students will be dressed in their First Holy Communion attire. If you didn't have the opportunity to pray with this class on their First Holy Communion Day, please join us at this Mass.
Donovan Catholic Scholastic Olympics
Congratulations are extended to the Saint Dominic School's Olympic Team! They placed second overall at the Twenty-Sixth Annual Donovan Catholic High School Scholastic Olympics. The event, held on April 2, 2019, was attended by 13 local parochial and public elementary schools, with over 200 students participating.
Seventh Grade Students Win the Brick Elks Essay Contest
Congratulations are extended to Mitchell Hnatt and Aedin Naiduk, whose essays placed first and third respectively, in the 2018-2019 Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by the Brick Elks Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America. Students were asked to author an essay detailing "What Makes You Proud of America?" Saint Dominic School students rose above the competition, explaining how important democracy is to them, while demonstrating what it takes to be an outstanding citizen participating in the voting process and showing appreciation for the rights and freedoms granted to all American citizens.

In Division II (Grades 7 & 8), Mitchell Hnatt placed first and Aedin Naiduk (who also placed in last year's contest) placed third. A dinner to award the prizes was held on March 15 at Brick Lodge #2151. Our winners were excited to attend the festivities with their families. Saint Dominic School is extremely proud of these students' accomplishments, and we congratulate them on this wonderful honor!
Saint Dominic School & Rutgers University...Better Together!
Ms. Tamara Pellein, an Ocean County 4-H Agent from Rutgers University, provided a STEM workshop on simple pneumatic machines for our eighth grade students. Tasked with design and construction of a machine that could lift small objects using air under pressure, student pairs collaborated and managed the process from selection of materials through machine design and construction. Using small objects like scissors and rolls of tape, our student engineers tested and evaluated their designs. Students used engineering and physics concepts in this hands-on learning experience. This was the latest workshop provided for our students through Saint Dominic School's partnership with Rutgers University.
Saint Dominic School is Proud to Host STEMbotics Lego® Robotics and ARCADEbotics
A&E Learning Center is proud to offer a Spring 2019 STEMbotics Lego® Robotics after school program for Saint Dominic School students. STEMbotics combines STEM enriched coding with state of the art software and equipment to build & program robotic models. Each week the students use LEGO® Education's STEM Robotics equipment & software to build *NEW* models. The students build LEGO® models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; & explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics as well as language, literacy, & social studies.

ARCADEbotics is designed for students interested in computer programming and game design. SCRATCH programming is used to recreate some of the most popular games in history - like Pong, Frogger, Snake and Tetris. Each class a new video game coding project with increasing levels of difficulty is introduced. ARCADEbotics' curriculum teaches sequencing, iteration (looping), conditional statements, variables, threads synchronization, random numbers, and Boolean logic. The program takes the students’ knowledge of SCRATCH and the understanding of programming concepts to the next level.
Summer Programs
Saint Dominic School teachers hold several summer programs available for Saint Dominic School students. Please click below for information on each program:
Eighth Grade Student Receives a Four-Year Scholarship to Christian Brothers Academy
Miles McFarlane, an eighth grade student, was awarded the Christian Brothers Academy Alumni Association Scholarship. This scholarship will cover the full cost of books and tuition for Miles to attend CBA for all four years! The CBA Alumni Association Scholarship Committee recognized Miles for his academic record, community service, and his commitment to serve. Congratulations, Miles!
Saint Dominic Students to Attend Brick Township’s S.T.E.M. Academy
Three Saint Dominic School students applied and were accepted to Brick Township’s S.T.E.M. Academy. Thomas Ardizzone, Christian Valanzola, and Emily Wojciak were selected for admission based on their applications, entrance exams, essays, teacher recommendations, and academic achievements throughout their sixth, seventh, and eighth grade school years at SDS. Brick’s S.T.E.M. Academy offers a rigorous core of courses focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math. Congratulations to Thomas, Christian, and Emily!
The Brother Bernard A. McKenna FSC Memorial Scholarship for Academic Merit is Awarded to Eighth Grade Student
Lucas Ward, an eighth grade student, was chosen as the recipient of The Brother Bernard A. McKenna FSC Memorial Scholarship for Academic Merit at Christian Brothers Academy. The scholarship, endowed by Patrick Thornton ‘71, is in memory of CBA’s first principal, Brother Bernard A. McKenna. Lucas was awarded $2500 each year for four years for his overall outstanding academic success. Congratulations, Lucas!
Donovan Catholic Grants Griffin Merit Scholarships and Veritas Scholarships to Three Eighth Grade Students
Eighth grade students, Francis Mailley, Thomas Meehan, and Searra VanDerveer were selected as recipients of the Griffin Merit Scholarship in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, service to their community, and leadership skills. Griffin Merit Scholarship winners receive a half-tuition scholarship each year of high school. In addition, these three students have been identified as capable of excelling in a fast-tracked, educational curriculum for academically gifted students at Donovan Catholic, based on their top scores on the High School Placement Test and their A+ transcripts. These students have been awarded the Veritas Scholarship of $1000 each year for four years. Congratulations to Francis, Thomas, and Searra!
Diocesan Tuition Assistance For 2019-2020 School Year (pdf)
Tuition assistance is awarded each year to families with children in Grades K-12 through the Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program. Financial awards are made based on financial need. In order to ensure a fair and impartial analysis, applications are made through FACTS Management.

There are two application rounds in which families can apply. The first round ended on February 22, 2019; however, parents who missed the deadline can still apply during Round 2. Applications that are submitted for Round 2 must be submitted by May 17, 2019. Please be aware that applications are not complete until all supporting documents are uploaded, faxed, or received through USPS mail.

Please click below for further information and to apply for tuition assistance.
Saint Rose High School Awards Eighth Grade Student with a Half-Tuition Scholarship
Miles McFarlane, an eighth grade Saint Dominic School student, is the recipient of a half-tuition scholarship in the amount of $6,600 for the academic year 2019-2020. Miles was awarded this scholarship for earning the highest score on the High School Placement Test administered at Saint Rose High School and in recognition of his academic ability as well as the strength of his academic preparation at Saint Dominic School. Congratulations, Miles!
Four Students Receive Fontbonne Scholarships at Saint Rose High School
Four Saint Dominic School students were awarded the Fontbonne Scholars tuition grant for $1000 annually at Saint Rose High School. Peter Marchi-Fortin, Daniel Martin, Miles McFarlane, and Lucas Ward received this scholarship based on their strong academic records and test scores, which made them eligible for AP World History and Project Lead the Way Engineering. Congratulations, Peter, Daniel, Miles, and Lucas!
Nine Saint Dominic School Boys Accepted to Christian Brothers Academy
All nine Saint Dominic School boys who applied to Christian Brothers Academy were accepted to the school’s Class of 2023. Admission to Christian Brothers Academy is very competitive. Applicants must have strong scholastic records, recommendations from their elementary school, and earn a qualifying score on the CBA entrance examination. Congratulations to Logan Ascione, Christian D’Alterio, Joseph Earle, Francis Mailley, Peter Marchi-Fortin, Miles McFarlane, Grant Ritchie, Bryce Vitiello, and Lucas Ward!
Pauline & Werner Bothe Merit Scholarship Awarded to Eighth Grade Student
Eighth grade student, Logan Ascione, was selected as the recipient of the Pauline & Werner Bothe Merit Scholarship in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement, service to the community, and leadership skills. Logan will receive a $1000 tuition scholarship each year at Donovan Catholic. Congratulations, Logan!
Three Students Receive Fournier Scholarships at Saint Rose High School
Madeline Bradley, Kayla Celano, and Allison Vinsko were awarded the Fournier Scholars tuition grant of $500 annually at Saint Rose High School. They received this scholarship based on their strong academic records and test scores, which made them eligible for AP World History or Project Lead the Way Engineering. Congratulations, Madeline, Kayla, and Allison!
Mrs. Bathmann's Message
I am so grateful to all who helped make our Blue Ribbon celebration on November 11 such a memorable event. My heartfelt thanks goes to our pastor, PTA, parents, teachers, students, and all who shared this special moment in our school's history. During the past month, Saint Dominic School has been honored at the federal, state, and local levels for being recognized as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence! On November 8 in Washington, DC, the U.S Department of Education presented the school with an official plaque and flag to commemorate this great accomplishment. At our school's Thanksgiving Prayer Service on November 20, a Joint Legislative Resolution was presented by Assemblyman McGuckin, an alumnus of Saint Dominic's, and Assemblyman Wolfe who noted that Saint Dominic School stands as a beacon to the heights to which education can aspire. On the local level, Mayor Ducey and the Brick Township Council declared Wednesday, November 21, 2018 to be Saint Dominic National Blue Ribbon School Day by official proclamation! Our school was honored once again on December 5 by the New Jersey Department of Education at the New Jersey State Board of Education Recognition Ceremony in Trenton. Congratulations to our entire Saint Dominic School Community!
Blue Ribbon Mass
Click below to view the Blue Ribbon Award Mass of Celebration from November 11, 2018. Use password: BlueRibbon2018
Saint Dominic School Takes 1st Place at St. Rose High School Invitational Scholastic Bowl
Congratulations to the Saint Dominic School Scholastic Bowl Team for their first place finish at the Fifteenth Annual St. Rose High School Invitational Scholastic Bowl on October 22, 2018. Team members competed against nine local elementary schools in one subject area: Kayla Celano (Math), Sarah Davis (Spanish), Anthony Gualano (Social Studies), Francis Mailley (Religion), Peter Marchi-Fortin (English), Thomas Meehan (Current Events), Ava Morgan (Science), Anthony Pugliese (Geography), and Harrison Smith (Spelling). The team won a $2000 tuition credit at St. Rose High School for placing first! A special congratulation goes to Francis Mailley who received a $1000 tuition credit at St. Rose High School for placing first in Religion. The students were wonderful representatives of Saint Dominic School, and they are to be congratulated for their efforts. We are so proud of the team, and we look forward to next year’s competition! We also extend a special thank you to their parents for their support and enthusiasm.
Saint Dominic School Named a 2018 Blue Ribbon School
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized Saint Dominic School as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2018. We are one of just 49 non-public schools honored nationwide!

In a video message to the honorees on October 1, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said, "We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives. Congratulations on your students' accomplishments and for your extraordinary commitment to meeting their unique needs."

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award celebrates our school's overall academic excellence and affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.

On November 7-8, the Secretary and the Department of Education will celebrate with 300 public and 49 private school honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Our sincere gratitude is extended to the community of Saint Dominic's! We could not have achieved this prestigious honor without the hard work of our faculty, staff, and students, and the loving support of our school parents and parish family.

We hope you will help us celebrate this achievement by sharing the news on social media. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and share our posts with your networks. Please use our hashtags: #BlueJayPride and #ILoveSDS
Five Catholic Schools Awarded National Blue Ribbon Status
Click below for the link to the segment at the Catholic Schools Mass when Mrs. JoAnn Tier announced the five National Blue Ribbon School winners from the Diocese of Trenton.
Before and After Care Information
Saint Dominic School's extended care program offers supervision for our students enrolled in our 3 & 4-year-old pre-school and kindergarten through eighth grade. A safe and caring environment is provided with opportunities for peer interaction.

Supervision will be available on scheduled school days only. Before Care hours are 6:45 A.M. - 8:00 A.M. (PreK-3 & 4-year-old hours are 6:45 A.M. - 8:30 A.M.) and After Care hours are 2:50 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. (PreK-4-year-old hours are 2:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.)

Calendar

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Tue May 21
D.A.R.E. Graduation at 9:00 A.M. (Grade 5)
Thu May 23
Barnes & Noble Family Night
Fri May 24
Field Day (Grades K-2)
Mon May 27
Memorial Day
School Closed
Thu May 30
Ascension Thursday Mass at 9:00 A.M. (NJHS)
Communication Alert
Fri May 31
School Mass at 11:00 A.M. (Gr. 1) Eighth grade students in caps & gowns
Early Dismissal (PreK at 12:00 P.M. & K-8 at 12:30 P.M.)
Comedy Night