Padua Night at Progressive Field

The Class of 2021 and their families had a great time together when our Bruins took over the ballpark on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

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Summer Math Assignments 2017

Students taking any of the following courses this fall should complete this worksheet.

  • ALGEBRA IA (557)
  • ALGEBRA I (552)

Students taking this course this fall should complete this worksheet.

  • ALGEBRA IB (563)

Students taking any of the following courses this fall should complete this worksheet.

  • GEOMETRY (521)
  • GEOMETRY (521A)

Students taking any of the following courses this fall should complete this worksheet.

  • ALGEBRA II/TRIG. (572)

Students taking any of the following courses this fall should complete this worksheet.

  • MATH TOPICS (541)

Students taking any of the following courses this fall should complete this worksheet.


Students taking this course this fall should complete this worksheet.

  • CALCULUS (577)

Students taking any of the following courses this fall should complete this worksheet.



Standard scientific calculators are fine for Algebra 1 through Geometry.

Graphing calculators are required for Algebra 2/Trigonometry and higher courses.  The department uses the TI series graphing calculators—either the 83 or 84 usually.  The 85 or 86 models are also good but programmed a little differently.  There is NO real difference between the “silver”, “plus” or other models—they all work the same.  Bells and whistles differences—but certainly NOT worth extra bucksTI-89 models are not permitted and are NOT usable on ACT/SAT tests either.  (They can actually perform algebraic manipulations so are usually not allowed.)

Summer Reading List 2017

About Padua’s Summer Reading Program

Every student who plans to enter or return to Padua for the new academic year is required to conscientiously fulfill the “SUMMER READING PROGRAM.” All students will read/study books according to their grade and level. Students will be expected to thoroughly analyze the book, paying special attention to its plot structure, characterization, setting, symbolism, tone, style, theme, literary/historical significance, etc. The book will become the subject matter for instruction, discussion and evaluation in the first days of school. Written assignments, projects and/or objective testing can be expected as a part of the Summer Reading Program. Summer reading questions will be available online and (EXCEPT for Honors 9, 10 & 11 classes) are meant only as a study guide and will not be collected. (AP 12 has a separate assignment.)

Summer Reading List 2017

Click here to access the Padua Summer Reading List for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Summer Reading Info & Study Guide Questions

Click here to access Summer Reading Study Guide Questions.

Suggestions & Reminders

While purchasing the summer reading selection(s) is not required, some students find it helpful to mark notes on the pages. If you are interested in purchasing the book, fair prices can often be found online at Barnes & Noble, Half Price Books,, etc. or you can find these selections at most bookstores. Other students prefer to obtain their book(s) from the Cuyahoga County Public Library or the Medina County Public Library.

Whether you opt to purchase or to loan the summer reading selection(s), please hold onto the book(s) throughout the beginning of the school year.  Most students will be required to write an essay based on the summer reading selection(s) during the first weeks of school, and classes participate in discussion and activities based on the book(s) during that time as well. For those reasons, students must have the book with them during the first few weeks of school, so be sure to hold onto your book(s) for class even once you have finished reading and completing your questions (if required).

Students, Faculty & Alumni Serve on Annual Mission Trip

19366495_1272387009554615_2085293641406954359_nSeventeen Padua students, faculty and alumni served on the annual mission trip to Higuey, Dominican Republic, including Principal David Stec ’86, Campus Ministry Director Matt Harley, and Fr. Bob Stec ‘79. Padua has partnered with Mission Possible, an outreach effort from The FEST and Saint Ambrose Parish, for several years. Their goal is to annually develop a new, self-sufficient community in the Dominican Republic that is focused on faith, values, education, and healthier living conditions.

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Reception with the President 2017

Our annual Reception with the President was held on June 15, 2017 at the St. Anthony of Padua Friary in Brooklyn. Guests were entertained by Snehi Shah ’19 and her father, Dr. Shetal Shah, who played classical Indian music. The special event was meant to thank donors and friends of Padua for their generosity.

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Olympic Champion Visits Padua Wrestlers

Wrestling Summer Camp

The most accomplished wrestler in U.S. history, Bruce Baumgartner, spent time with our wrestlers and future Bruins during summer camp in June 2017. We are grateful that he shared his time and talent with our team. His list of accomplishments is long. A few of the highlights include:

  • 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist (Los Angeles)
  • 1988 Olympic Silver Medalist (Seoul, South Korea)
  • 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist (Barcelona, Spain)
  • 1996 Olympic Bronze Medalist (Atlanta) & U.S. Olympic Flag Bearer

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Six Faculty Members Retire After Decades of Service

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Several beloved teachers and administrators retired in June 2017, after many years of service to our students. We celebrated their decades of dedication, hard work, and commitment to the Padua community in May 2017.

  • Tom Kohuth (Math Teacher, former Athletic Director & Coach) – 50 Years
  • Gary Jennrich (Dean of Student & Science Teacher) – 45 Years
  • Ron Flachbart ’65 (Accounting Teacher) – 31 Years
  • Shirley Boynar (Life Skills Teacher) – 30 Years
  • Virgil Daniel (Guidance Department Chairman, Counselor & Theology Teacher) – 24 Years
  • Linda Clark (Social Studies Teacher & Professional Development Director) – 21 Years

Many will continue to be involved at Padua by substitute teaching or by being active grandparents to a few Padua students. We wish them all a happy retirement!

We invite students and alumni to share stories about the impact these faculty members have had on their lives by emailing Rachel DeGirolamo at Some of these stories will be included in the next The Paduan magazine (fall 2017 issue).

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32nd Annual Alumni Golf Outing

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The 32nd annual Padua Alumni James W. Day Golf Classic was held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Shale Creek Golf Club in Medina. We would like to thank all of the attendees, in addition to the following companies and individuals for their generosity and continued support.

Title Sponsor

  • The James Day Family

Hole-In-One Sponsor

  • Koler Financial Group: Michael Koler ’83 and Jerry Koler ’86

Putting Sponsor

  • Koler Financial Group: Michael Koler ’83 and Jerry Koler ’86

Lunch Sponsor

  • Class of 1965: Vince DelCalzo, David Knowles, Lou LiPera, Bill Melchior, Dan Moenich, Bob Riester, Tom Stasek

Flag Hole Sponsors                     

  • 427 Design
  • Class of 1965: Vince DelCalzo, David Knowles, Lou LiPera, Bill Melchior, Dan Moenich, Bob Riester, Tom Stasek
  • EXP Realty -Tony Carcioppolo
  • Final Score Sporting Goods – Andrew Goebel ’01
  • Tom+Chee and Buffalo Wild Wings Strongsville: Bart Bucci ’91 Brad Bucci ’94, Colleen (Franklin) Flowers ’97
  • Valued Capital Advisors – James Gaydosh ’78
  • Woodside Event Center at St. Michael’s
  • The Arcus Group, Architects: Tom Liggett ’78, Natalie Benos ’09, David Benos ’11 and Matthew Benos ‘13


  • Compliments of Jack Frost Donuts - Fred Borkey ’86


  • Drug Mart – Dave Baytosh ’72
  • Shale Creek Golf Course - Tim Dobeck


  • Mark Brody ’70, Marissa (Gaeta) Carcioppolo ’93, Kammy (Coyle) Shuman ’88

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MedTrack Senior Banquet 2017

The following students in the Class of 2017 completed our MedTrack program, an award-winning, four-year advanced science track that focuses on exploring and preparing students for careers in healthcare:

  • John Adamich, Jr.
  • Leah Brickman
  • Christina Colella
  • Rachel Gawsyszawski
  • Vasiliki Gemelas
  • Hallie Goss
  • Cierah Jackson
  • Jessica Kmet
  • Megan McQuigg
  • Stephen Prevoznik
  • Elena Rauhe
  • Danielle Rosales
  • Lynsey Wallace
  • Ava Willoughby

DSC_0066Each year, the MedTrack Award is given to the one senior who demonstrates superior academic performance, leadership, and a demonstrated commitment to both the MedTrack Program and the healthcare profession. The recipient of the MedTrack Award for 2017 is Rachel Gawsyszawski.


medtrack banquet 2Principal David Stec ’86 channeled his inner Patch Adams at the MedTrack Senior Banquet on Sunday, June 4, 2017.  “The most important thing to remember is the people…not the process…not the profit,” he said.  The movie starred Robin Williams as the real-life Patch Adams, who focused on practicing medicine in a way that first and foremost connected with patients on a personal level.

Best of luck to our MedTrack graduates as they continue to explore their career paths in college.


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Class of 2017 Graduation

DSC_2860The Class of 2017 Commencement was held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Holy Family Church in Parma.

Congratulations to the entire Class of 2017, who so far, has been offered over $17 million in non-need-based college scholarships, with many scholarships still pending.

Valedictorian’s Commencement Speech

Click here to watch valedictorian Hanna Ross deliver her commencement speech about Padua being a second home.

Senior Awards Assembly

Click here to read more about our Senior Awards Assembly, which was held on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Click here to read more about the students who accepted ROTC Scholarships.

Prayer for Graduates

Lord, We ask for your almighty hand to be upon all those who graduate. Bless their lives from this day on with goodness and love. Help them to stay true to their dreams, to use their gifts wisely, and to walk into the future with faith, hope, and great love. Amen.

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