Step Up For Students

logo_su4s-headerIn case you missed it, Renewal families can now apply through Step Up For Students for a Florida Tax Credit (income-based) Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year. Please encourage your families to apply as soon as possible, as applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis in the order all documents are received. Funding is limited.This year renewal families will have processing priority until Jan. 31, 2019. Renewal families who apply on or after Feb. 1, 2019, will lose their priority status over new applications.

Helpful Information:

  • Their username is the email address associated with the account. If a parent has forgotten their password, they should select the “Forgot Password” link and a new, temporary password will be sent to them via email.
  • Parents can upload documents immediately to their online application. They can also submit required documents via fax.
  • Schools MAY NOT ask for, or require, a parent to provide their username or password in order to access the student’s scholarship account.

Thank you for your help,

Step Up For Students

This message does not apply to the Gardiner Scholarship Program for children with certain special needs.

Step Up for Students – December 31st Deadline!

logo_su4s-headerGood news! Renewal families can now apply for a scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year.  Renewal families will have a processing priority until December 31, 2017

We are excited to introduce you to our new On-Line Application system. This system was created with you (our families) in mind.  This system is mobile device friendly. We hope that you will find this application system easier to use and to upload your required documents.  For assistance with your new application, please view our new online tutorial video:

https://youtu.be/TRXKhvpE8-0 

Thank you!

Step Up For Students

This message does not apply to the Gardiner Scholarship Program for children with certain special needs.

Scholarship Deadlines

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Step Up for Students FTC applications are now open for both new and renewal families for the 2017-2018 school year. The deadline to apply for the Step Up for Students scholarship is May 1st.  They have already awarded 70,000 scholarships for next year, and expect to award 105,000, so apply ASAP.

Please be aware – they do give priority to lower-income families, but they have begun awarding scholarships to families with higher income levels, so go ahead and apply – all they can do is say no.

Gardiner Scholarship for Students with Disabilities (PLSA):

Applications are open for both new and renewal families for the 2017-18 school year.  They anticipate funding at least 7,000 students next year with the hope of serving significantly more depending on the outcome of this year’s legislation.  The deadline to apply and receive 100% of the award amount is August 1, 2017.  For those currently on the scholarship, reimbursement turnaround is averaging five days.

To complete your application, you can go to https://www.stepupforstudents.org/logins/

Letter from the Principal

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEKsnow

We had a great week for Catholic School’s Week as our faculty, staff, and students were involved in service projects.  Cards were made for our first responders, saint presentations were shared with buddies, we celebrated our nation and collected goodies for the pantry and to make baskets for the homebound.  It was especially touching having grandparents’ day on Friday this year so the students and grandparents or special friends could begin our day with the liturgy.  Thank you to our many volunteers who were able to attend the volunteer dessert/tea and to the students who performed.

STEP UP FOR STUDENTS RECOGNITION AWARDS

This past week Step-Up for Students presented students, parents, and teachers with recognition awards.  The program had over 600 applicants for these awards and only 36 awards were awarded.   I am very proud to say that two of our students, Jude Poller and Solomon Worlds were recognized as outstanding students.  Mrs. Terrie Campbell was recognized as an outstanding parent, and Ms. Jillian Bugos and Mr. Patrick Schmitz were recognized as outstanding teachers from Step-Up.  We had the most recognition at the awards event.  Thank you and congratulations to our students, faculty, and parents!   You are the best as you give of yourself for others

SPECIAL THANKS

We would like to offer special thanks to the following:

  • Alumni parents, Rick and Sarah Sanchez, for orchestrating a pancake breakfast following Sunday’s 8:00 AM Mass.  This is such a tribute to our alumni and their continual association with the school and parish.
  • The Knights of Columbus and SHCS PTO for assisting with the pancake breakfast.
  • SHCS students, Shelby, Donovan, David and Morgen for sharing their experiences at SHCS during weekend masses.
  • Fifth grade for organizing and serving at the volunteer recognition dessert party.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

The online registration is up and running for re-enrollment.  Please read Dyna’s diligent correspondence on this.  We are here to answer any questions you have.  If you have not received the re-registration material, please let us know.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Science Olympiad Competition
    Saturday, February 18th at UWF
    5th-8th Grade Science Olympiad team members
  • 8th Grade Volunteers @ Ronald McDonald House
    Friday, February 17th
    Friday, February 24th
  • Mardi Gras Parade
    February 28th
  • Ash Wednesday
    March 1st
    Mass – 8:00 am
  • Trivia Night
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    Ave Maria Hall

Our 8th-grade students will be planning meals, cooking and doing chores at the Ronald McDonald House on Friday, February 17th and 24th. They will also be participating in a service project at the Pensacola Humane Society.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication toward Catholic education.

Elizabeth & Dave