Weight Room Renovation

Our Weight Room renovation was completed in the spring of 2017, thanks to the generosity of our Helmet Club donors, Athletic Boosters, and the Football Program.

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Senior College Shirt Day 2017

Our seniors celebrated all of the wonderful colleges and universities they’ll be attending in the fall on College Shirt Day on May, 17, 2017.

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Prom 2017

Our students enjoyed Prom on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Woodside Event Center in Broadview Heights.

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Kristen Seballos ’18 Receives Yale Book Award

Yale Book Award 2017 - Kristen Seballos CROPPEDCongratulations to Padua Franciscan High School’s outstanding junior Kristen Seballos ’18 on receiving the Yale Book Award!

The Yale University Alumni Association of Greater Cleveland presents the Yale Book Award each year to an outstanding junior. Among the criteria for this award is that the student should exhibit “outstanding personal character and intellectual promise.”

Kristen has a 4.84 GPA. She is a graduate of the Academy of St. Bartholomew in Middleburg Heights.

Celebrating Our Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

We celebrated our teachers in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the week of May 8, 2017. These photos were taken on Turnabout Day, when National Honor Society seniors got to dress up and fill in for their favorite teachers.

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Latin Club Chariot Races 2017

The Latin Club’s annual Chariot Races took place on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Padua Stadium, under the direction of Mr. Ben Lupica. The 2017 title went to Jim Schoffstall ’18, Jake Minich ’18 and Andrew Clemente ’17.

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Seniors Receive Prom Letters from Grade School Students

DSC_0917Padua seniors realized now more than ever – they have younger peers who care about their actions.

Grade school students from St. Anthony of Padua wrote letters encouraging prom-goers to be safe and make good choices on prom weekend.

“Please be safe and drive carefully,” said a third grader who hand-delivered letters with his classmates on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. “Be nice to your friends and remember don’t do drugs,” said another student.

DSC_0909Teachers and administrators at St. Anthony of Padua and Padua Franciscan High School organized the Prom Letter Project. This has been a long-standing tradition with the partner schools. Every year the letters are very impactful on Padua’s seniors. They enjoy reading them and meeting young students who look up to them. It makes students think twice before driving under the influence.

About 175 prom-goers received letters ahead of the dance, which is on Friday, May 12, 2017.

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Construction on Phase 2 of $4.5 Million Renovation Begins

Construction on Phase 2 of our $4.5 million renovation began on May 1, 2017.

The project includes:

  • Improving student services and security with a new Main Entrance
  • Renovating all classrooms
  • Renovating science laboratories
  • Replacing all windows (Phase 1)
  • Renovating the Boys Locker Room (Phase 1) & Girls Locker Room
  • Expanding the Northeast Entrance (also known as the Back Entrance)
  • Expanding the General Office
  • Expanding the Athletic Office
  • Expanding the Bruin Shop

Click here to see what the finished project will look like this fall.

Construction Update: May 15, 2017

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Construction Update: May 8, 2017

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Construction Begins: May 1, 2017

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Before Construction: April 30, 2017

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Padua Presents ‘Big Fish’ Spring Musical

Padua Franciscan Performing Arts will present Big Fish as its Spring Musical on Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30, 2017. The production will be based on the book Big Fish: A Tale of Mythical Proportions by Daniel Wallace.

Click here for show times and ticket information.

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In keeping with tradition, Padua will continue celebrating 25+ years and 25+ different musicals. Click here to see the complete list of spring musicals performed at Padua since 1989.