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On this week’s edition of the Principal’s Sit-Down, I meet with Padua thespians who are gearing up to audition in Padua’s Spring Musical – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Message from the Principal

January 27th,

The Week that Was and the Week to Come – SNOW DAY! The storm may not have been quite what was predicted, but the snow day seems to have been much appreciated by both students and faculty and staff. To be honest, I took advantage and enjoyed the day, too. There are a lot of wonderful things happening here everyday. I’m assuming you received my email regarding the ALICE presentation in the gym. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any concerns about the safety and security at Padua. I will be releasing the 2023-2023 School Calendar to the public next week. I want a couple more days to look it over and make sure it is accurate. I am already working on the calendar for 2024-2025 and will not wait too long to release that, as well. When you see next year’s calendar, you will notice days highlighted for delayed start. With the exception of December, these delayed start days will occur twice a month from September through May. For planning purposes, all delayed starts, with the exception of one in November, will fall on a Wednesday. Please look for more details in future editions of the Bruin Beat and this weekly update regarding times and protocols, as well as why we are moving to this model. This will not change the end of the school day.

Peace and all good,

Bob DiRocco
Principal

 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

Catholic Schools Week is January 29th to February 4th.  During that week we thank and celebrate all those people who support Catholic education.  At 7:30am on Thursday, February 2, Friar Johnpaul will celebrate a Mass thanking God specifically for parents whose sacrifice and effort make the existence of Padua possible.  All parents are invited to attend the Mass that will take place in the Campus Ministry Center Chapel.  A coffee and donut reception will follow.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Mr. Steve Suding ssuding@paduafranciscan.com no later than Tuesday, January 31.

Catholic Schools Week Calendar

BRUIN SHOP SALE! Uniform Pants Buy One Get One Free! $20 per pair (in stock sizes and styles only). Also, all “Play Loud” Gear 50% off

YEARBOOK ORDER

Yearbooks can be ordered through Jostens here. Senior families who wish to place a senior ad in the yearbook can also find information using the same link.

ATHLETICS

SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION:  Baseball, Softball, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse and outdoor Track & Field start on Mon, Feb 20; plus Boys Tennis starts on Mon, March 6

For those interested in trying out and/or participating in one of these sports, please make sure to register through your account in Final Forms by clicking on the spring sport.  You will also need a current sports physical on file in Final Forms (within the past 13 months) to attend tryouts and practices on Feb 20 or March 6.  

Here’s the link on the athletic website if you need a sports physical or to register in Final Forms

Contact the Athletic Office with any questions

COUNSELING:

COURSE REGISTRATION FOR 2023-2024

Course registration for the 2023-2024 school year begins in February. Please take some time to discuss course offerings with your child. The new course catalog will be available for viewing on the website very soon, and we will notify you when viewing is available.

Here is the general layout of how course registration will look for each grade.

Class of 2024

  • Counselors distribute course registration worksheet to students – February 1st
  • Registration with counselors – February 7th 
  • Registration form due with parent signature – February 17th

Class of 2025

  • Counselors distribute course registration worksheet to students – February 8th 
  • Registration with counselors – February 15th 
  • Registration form due with parent signature – February 24th 

Class of 2026

  • Counselors distribute course registration worksheet to students (in Freshman Orientation) – February 21st and 22nd
  • Registration with counselors – March 1st and March 2nd
  • Registration form due with parent signature – March 6th 8

Class of 2023

Mid-Yr Transcripts

If your student has applied to a college that is requesting their 1st semester grades/mid-year transcript, please have your student contact their counselor. Transcripts will be available during the week of January 23rd to be sent out. 

Financial Aid

Save the Date – The Counseling Department will be holding a Financial Aid: Understanding Your Award Letter program on Thursday, February 23rd from 6-7 p.m. A representative from College Now of Greater Cleveland will be on hand to help decipher financial aid award letters and discuss next steps. More information and an invitation to follow. 

Class of 2024

Test Prep

The Counseling Department has partnered with Seely Test Pros to offer ACT test prep for juniors. The state ACT will be offered on February 28, 2023 and in preparation for that, Seely Test Pros will have 3 workshops for Padua students. The dates and times are:

  • Saturday, January 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

These sessions are no cost to Padua students and are limited to 50 students per session. Please sign up here.

The content of each workshop is the same. Students should only select ONE date. Please contact Mrs. Byrnes with any questions abyrnes@paduafranciscan.net

Junior College Meetings

Beginning on Monday, January 23rd, parents/guardians can schedule an individual college planning meeting with their student and their students’ college counselor. Meetings are held during the school day at various times and students are excused from class to attend these important informational sessions. To register, please log into the MyPad 11th Grader Parent Community Page and click on the link for your students counselor. Meetings will be held beginning on Tuesday, January 24th and will end on Friday, March 24th.