Enjoy Easter Break!
Congratulations to Michael!
Dr. Michael Brisson, SGS ‘02, and his father, Dr. Paul Brisson were the guest speakers at the graduation of SGS classmate Michael Repicky from Fort Rucker’s flight surgeon school in Alabama. Congratulations to Michael!
Sistine Chapel Paintings!
Students in sixth-grade Humanities recently completed a special project for their study of The Renaissance. Fresco painting was the most popular form of artistic expression for the likes of Michelangelo and Raphael. It is a technique of mural painting on plaster walls and ceilings. Students were asked to reproduce one of the panels of the famous Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. They plastered a piece of ceiling, created a “cartoon” that was then transferred to the plaster, and finally painted the image. So, they replicated Michelangelo’s process of fresco painting.
Commissioned by Pope Julius II, Michelangelo spent four years (1508-1512) painting the ceiling, for which he was paid a whopping $80,000 in 2022 dollars — out of which he had to paid for materials and his assistants’ stipends. Bankers and art critics now estimate that the Sistine Chapel, in all its Renaissance glory is worth about $15 billion dollars. (The Vatican has no plans to sell it!) It was a messy project, but students emerged with a greater appreciation of Renaissance art and Michelangelo’s greatest artistic achievement.
Magic Show with Jim Snack!
Jim Snack entertained SGS students with a magic show that delighted all. Thank you to our fabulous Parents’ Association for hosting.
Stations of the Cross
For the last few years, our first and seventh graders have collaborated on the school’s presentation of the Stations of the Cross. Saint Gregory’s seventh graders designed the fourteen Stations of the Cross and then helped our first graders paint the images. Our first celebration was held on March 25th. A second celebration will be held at 8:30 am on April 8, and all parents are invited to attend the presentation in the Kopp Wing.
March Madness – Book Edition!
Third grade is voted on their favorite books in the style of March Madness.
Girls Basketball Team Win!
Congratulations to our girls’ basketball team for an exciting win over St. Mary’s to clinch the championship title! Go SGS Knights! We are so proud of you!
National Latin Exam
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th graders who excelled at the National Latin Exam, which challenges students’ knowledge of translation, grammar, vocabulary, English application, and the history and culture of Ancient Rome. Summa cum laude!
Romeo & Juliet
Sixth graders and eighth graders collaborated to celebrate two of the most celebrated plays in the western dramatic tradition: Romeo and Juliet and “West Side Story.” It took dedication, creativity, and effort to pull off the fantastic production. Thanks to Dr. M and Ms. O for their hard work. Bravo to all!
Grandparents’ and Special Person’s Day
Happy Easter to All!
Buy Tickets to The 60th Anniversary Gala!
To purchase tickets, please contact us at (518) 785-6621
See all our photos from this month HERE
April 14th-22nd – Easter Break
April 25th – 8:20 am – Classes Resume
April 27th – Fourth Grade Parent Orientation for transition to the Upper School
April 29th – First Holy Communion
April 30th – SGS Night at Firewolves lacrosse game
May 6th – Grandparents’ Day & Special Person’s Day
May 7th – The Gala
May 9th – 12th – ERB/CTP 5 testing (Grade 3 – Grade 7)
May 13th – 15th – Grade 8 trip to Washington, D.C.
May 25th – US Field Day
May 26th – Sports Banquet
June 8th – LS Field Day (last day for Pre-K 2 – Grade 4)
June 10th – Graduation