Happy Summer!

Saint Gregory’s School is excited to share with you a number of updates around our school, our staff and our Gala from the end of our school year!

Graduation

Graduation Picture

Saint Gregory’s celebrated its 57th Commencement Mass and ceremony, sending off our 2022 graduates to their next step in life. We are incredibly proud of our eighth graders Giulia, Isabella, Luciano, Simi, Lauryn, Kate, Zoe, Emily, Peyton, Joelle, Caroline and Jocelyn. We are also grateful for Mrs. Dollard, who gave a passionate speech honoring this wonderful class. SGS will certainly miss our graduates, but we’re excited for each of them in their high school journeys.

Renovations

While our students are on summer vacation, we will be working on improving our classrooms. We’ve been focusing our time on renovations in our classrooms, specifically, a new science room for our students made possible by the generosity of Michael and Aimee Uccellini. We’re improving everything about our new room, from installing new cabinets, windows and floor to upgrading the furniture and technology. Take a look at some of the photos below of the plans we have for our newly renovated room and what the finished product will look like.

Renovation FloorplanRenovation Plan

Gala 2022

Gala Picture

Enjoy these photos from our 2022 Gala at June Farms. This year, we celebrated Saint Gregory’s School’s 60 year anniversary. Thank you to our amazing alumni, parents, and friends who made this year’s Gala so memorable.

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Save the Date! Welcome Back Spirit Day!

Welcome back spirit day

Saint Gregory’s Spirit Day will be held on September 15 from 5:00 to 8:00pm. This is a back-to-school meet-and-greet for our new and returning families and a chance to catch up with friends as we begin our next school year. Burger 21 will be back! All families are welcome to attend!

Jeanine Ouderkirk Performances in the Capital Region

Photo Courtesy of jeaninemariemusic.com

We are excited to share with you an opportunity to see Saint Gregory’s very own Jeanine Ouderkirk performing in the area throughout the summer. Below we have listed a number of dates in the area where Ms. Ouderkirk and her band are performing this July. For a full list of performances, visit Jeanine’s website here.

July Performances:

Thursday, July 14th from 6 PM- 9 PM | Celebrate Saratoga (location TBD) Saratoga Springs, NY

Friday, July 29th from 7PM- 10 PM | Duke’s Chophouse at Rivers Casino, Schenectady, NY

Saturday, July 30th from 7PM- 10 PM | Duke’s Chophouse at Rivers Casino, Schenectady, NY

Field Days

Field Day

Saint Gregory’s students were able to participate in our annual Field Days in the final weeks of school. Our Pre-K, Lower School, and Upper School events were competitive and full of great fun! Thank you to our teachers who acted as coaches! Thank you for the Parents’ Association for helping provide a wonderful lunch for each day. Lastly, thank you to Coach Seymour for an excellently planned series of fun events!

Sixth Grade Living Museum

Living Museum

Our sixth graders participated in their annual “Living Museum” as part of their final unit in humanities. Our students researched, made presentations, and replicated scientific experiments from some of the most famous scientists from the Scientific Revolution. Congrats to our sixth graders for their hard work and creativity and to Dr. Meyer for his encouragement.

Upper School Field Trips

Upper School Field Trip to High Ropes Course

Our fifth and sixth graders braved the cold and wet weather to fly through the trees of the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park on a high ropes and zipline course near Lake Placid. Our seventh graders visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown to learn about the history of baseball and hear a lecture about Jackie Robinson and the fight for Civil Rights in American sports. Thanks goes to the Parents’ Association, individual parents, and our teachers for supporting such unique trips.

Lower School Field Trips

Lower School Field Trip to art gallery

Our Lower School students went on a series of fun field trips at the end of the year. From galleries to farms to parks, our Lower School students brought their learning to life. Thanks goes out to the Parents’ Association for their support of these kinds of fun trips!

Sports Banquet

Sports Banquet

Saint Gregory’s hosted its annual Sports Banquet to celebrate our sports teams and their achievements and our coaching staff. Alumnus Kieran O’Haire, (‘17) gave an inspiring speech about his time at Saint Gregory’s and the important foundation the School gave him. Thank you to all coaches, athletes, and parents for a great night! We’re so proud of our scholar athletes.

Fourth Grade Science Fair

Student Science Fair Exhibit

Our fourth graders put on their annual end-of-year science fair with great success. With projects ranging from crystallization, the science of boiling, and bubble science, our researchers put their knowledge of the scientific method into action. Great job fourth graders! A big thank you goes out to Mr. McGee for guiding this annual project.

Eighth Grade Trip to Washington DC

Washington DC Trip

Our eighth graders and their chaperones, Ms. Zeh, Mr. Martell, and Mrs. Helm, took their annual trip to Washington, DC to mark the end of their time at Saint Gregory’s. Our students were able to get a personalized tour of the United States Naval Academy from a Conners O’Brien (‘14), visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, the US Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, and Washington’s many monuments.

Tree Planting

Tree planting

Our Pre-K students led SGS students and faculty in a tree planting ceremony to honor our beloved teacher Mrs. Ellen Marohn. The pear tree, near the flagpole in the circle, will forever memorialize her many years of impact on the students and the families of Saint Gregory’s.

Grandparents’ and Special Person’s Day

grandparents and Special Persons day concert

Saint Gregory’s put on a great spring concert to celebrate the grandparents and special people in the lives of our students. The music, their singing, and their playing was phenomenal, and it was great to get back to normal with this wonderful concert. A big thanks goes out to Ms. Ouderkirk and Mr. Walentowicz for their dedication to our students.

Upcoming Events

September 7th – Ice Cream Social and Supply Drop Off (2:00 pm)

September 8th – School Opens (8:20 am)

September 15th – SGS Spirit Day (5:00 pm)

September 16th – Mass (8:45 am)

October 20th – Mother-Child Dinner

October 21st – Parent-Teacher Conferences

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