Parent Resources

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Summer Reading Letter for Parents and Students — 2022

Message from the Principal

May 13, 2022

Dear Parents,

The week that was → I hope all of our Padua Mothers had a beautiful Mother’s Day! Finally, some weather to get out and celebrate. We have finished all of our Senior Nights for Spring sports, and tonight is the Senior’s Prom! We hope for a great time for all guests, and we pray for the safety of all prom goers as they travel to and from. Thank you, thank you, thank you to parents and guardians of seniors for the wonderful efforts to organize this year’s after prom activities.

The week to come → It is the last week for seniors. They will take semester exams Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, we will celebrate them and honor all of their accomplishments at the Senior Awards Assembly. Also, with progress reports having been posted this week, this is a good time to encourage 9th, 10th, and 11th grade to finish strong and make sure they are preparing for semester exams. Semester exam week will take place May 31-June 3rd. Both the seniors final week schedule and school semester exam schedules are available immediately below this announcement. Also, next week we celebrate Fine Arts Week at Padua! Please see the details below.

If you have questions or have any feedback to offer, please email me at bdirocco@paduafranciscan.net.

Peace and all good!

Bob DiRocco

 

Senior’s Last Week and Exam Schedule

Monday, May 16th and Tuesday, May 17th

Normal school days for seniors (7:58 am-2:29 pm)

Wednesday, May 18th

* Seniors will take Semester Exams for periods 1-4.

* The exam period will be 41 minutes long (and will occur during their normal class period.)

* Seniors do not need to arrive until they have an exam period.

* Seniors are dismissed after their last exam period.

Thursday, May 19th

* Seniors will take Semester Exams for periods 5/6 or 6/7 through 11

* The exam period will be 41 minutes long (and will occur during their normal class period.)

* Seniors do not need to arrive until their exam begins.

* Seniors may leave after their last exam has ended.

SEMESTER EXAMS Grade 9-11

Grades 9-11 semester exams will take place May 31-June 3. See the exam schedule below. More details will be given to students and will also be posted to the parent resource page the week before exams.

  • May 31
    • Period 1 – 9:00 am-10:15 am
    • Period 2 – 10:20 am-11:35 am
    • Make up period – 12:30 pm-1:45 pm
  • June 1
    • Period 3 – 9:00 am-10:15 am
    • Period 4 – 10:20 am-11:35 am
    • Make up period – 12:30 pm-1:45 pm
  • June 2
    • Period 5/6 or 6/7 – 9:00 am-10:15 am
    • Period 7/8 or 8/9 – 10:20 am-11:35 am
    • Make up period – 12:30 pm-1:45 pm
  • June 3
    • Period 10 – 9:00 am-10:15 am
    • Period 11 – 10:20 am-11:35 am
    • Make up period – 12:30 pm-1:45 pm

Campus Ministry: 

  • Please direct all Campus Ministry questions to Erin Kobie, ekobie@paduafranciscan.net

Service Opportunities: 

Counseling: 

  • 4th Quarter grades are posted on MyPad
  • For the Class of 2023
    • ACT Test Prep Opportunities are available through Seely Test Pros!

MyTrack:           

MyTrack Computer Science welcomes Mike Smucny ’01, National Director – Cloud Architects at Microsoft Monday May 16 from 3PM to 4PM.

MyTrack Business and Business Club will welcome Cameron Drum ‘18 on Tuesday May 17 at 2:45 PM in MMC 025.

MyTrack Studio Art and Art Club will welcome photographer Michelle Brousek ’92 on Thursday May 19 at 3PM in room 229.

All questions about My Track, please contact Donna Ross at dross@paduafranciscan.net or call 440-845-2444, x139. 

Fine Arts:
Padua Celebrates Fine Arts Week

Monday, May 16 through Sunday, May 22

Padua Franciscan Art Show

All are invited to the Padua Franciscan Art Show starting on Monday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m., located in the lobby outside the Padua Gym. This Art Show will feature artwork from the curricular high school studio and digital art classes as well as MyTrack Studio Art members and senior students in the Advanced Placement/Honors 2-D Art & Design class.  The show will be available for viewing at all Padua’s Fine Arts Events throughout the week and conclude on Sunday, May 22 after the High School Spring Instrumental Concert. 

Monday, May 16- 7:00 PM 

Padua Franciscan Academy Instrumental Music Program 

Elementary Spring Orchestra Concert 

All are invited to the Elementary Orchestra Spring Concert on Monday, May 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Padua Gym. This spring concert will feature elementary orchestra musicians from the seven surrounding elementary schools that participate in the Padua Franciscan Academy Instrumental Music Program. 

Tuesday, May 17- 7:00 PM 

Padua Franciscan Academy Instrumental Music Program 

Elementary Spring Band Concert

All are invited to the Elementary Band Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Padua Gym. This spring concert will feature elementary band musicians from the seven surrounding elementary schools that participate in the Padua Franciscan Academy Instrumental Music Program. 

 Thursday, May 19- 7:00 PM

Padua Franciscan High School Pops Concert 

All are invited to the High School Pops Concert on Thursday, May 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Padua Gym. This Pops Concert will feature high school musicians in Jazz Band and Electric Strings.

Friday, May 20- 7:00 PM

Padua Franciscan High School Choir Cabaret

All are invited to the High School Choir Cabaret on Friday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Padua Gym. This Choir Cabaret will feature high school musicians in Concert Choir, Chorale, A Cappella Choir, Mens Ensemble, Bel Canto Chorale and vocal soloists.

Sunday, May 22- 7:00 PM                        

Padua Franciscan High School Spring Instrumental Concert

All are invited to the High School Spring Instrumental Concert on Sunday, May 22th at 7:00 p.m. in the Padua Gym. This spring concert will feature high school musicians in Symphonic Band and Orchestra.

Athletics: 

CITY OF PARMA – RECREATION DEPARTMENT

City of Parma Recreation Department is looking for individuals (16) years of age and older that are seeking summer employment for the following positions: 

YOUTH BASEBALL /SOFTBALL UMPIRE

LIFEGUARDS

SUMMER PARK LABORER

CONCESSION STAND CLERK 

Any interested individuals can gather more information by contacting my office at 440.885.8144 or me directly at mvittardi@cityofparma-oh.gov or 440.823.1881

English Department:

The Padua English department is sponsoring a history and literature inspired tour of Boston and Salem Massachusetts, open to ALL students next fall. Students will leave late Thursday night, October 20th, and return on Sunday, October 23rd. Students have been invited to an informational meeting NEXT TUESDAY, May 3rd, right after school in the MedTrack Media Center to learn about this great travel opportunity.  We’ll share the sights, the tours, and all the historic places we’re planning to see in one of New England’s oldest and historically rich towns. If your child is interested, please have him/her 

RSVP to the form sent to their email (or it can be accessed on the MyPad News page). And if they can’t make the meeting but would like the information, please indicate that on the form.

Summer Reading letter to parents and students 

2023 Italy Trip:

Save the date:  May 19th (6pm; MedTrack room to be confirmed): 

“2023 Italy trip – Info Meeting with URTours. Hosted by Mrs. Capuano. 

Fall 2022 trip to Boston, MA:

Fall 2022 trip to Boston and Salem, MA – Registration is now underway!  While final payment isn’t due until September, we need to confirm our numbers by May 20 to lock in our trip with the tour company.  So, don’t hesitate and get your registration in today!  

Student Life:  

Class Officer speeches and elections – Friday, May 20th.

Senior Class:  Many of you have asked when you will receive information regarding Prom and other end of the year senior events. There will be a senior homeroom in the gym on March 23rd to go over and distribute everything seniors will need.  

Until then, you can refer to the school calendar on the Padua website for dates, times, and locations.Until then, you can refer to the school calendar on the Padua website for dates, times, and locations.   Prom and Graduation information Prom.  

  • Friday, May 13th: Prom. 
  • Friday, May 20th: Senior Awards Ceremony.  
  • Tuesday, May 24th: Baccalaureate Mass. 
  • Thursday, May 26th: Graduation  (Rain date – Friday, May 27th, rain date to this is Saturday,  May 28th at 11:00 a.m