BC: Don't be sad because it's over . . . Smile because it happened. -Madison Miller StuCo President
1: Dr. Francis Droddy - Principal | 2008 - 2009 | Ms. Mathews Fifth Grade | St. Mary Catholic School
2: First Day of Junior High | 1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.
6: Kappe | Camp
7: Hurricane Ike ruined our soccer season, but we did get a team pic taken!
9: 1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
12: Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:13-17
14: 2009 - 2010 | Mrs. Willingham 6th Grade | St. Mary Catholic School | Dr. Francis Droddy - Principal
15: "Even a child is known by his actions By whether his conduct is pure and right." Proverbs 20:11
18: 6th Grade Fun!
20: Invention Convention | Greek Gods
21: Writing Across Curriculum
25: "In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you." Romans 12:6
29: Science Fair | Spring Festival 7th Grade Class Project | Science Fair | May Crowning | Science Fair
32: Mock Beauty Pageant
37: Dads and Coaches vs. Kids
43: StuCo/National Junior Honor Society Banquet
45: Edward Doan | Emily Erb | Madeleine Fuselier | Noah Vigil | Brad Couture | Alexis Cox | Tyler McCorvy | Vinny Hale | Ryan Keszeg | Mitchell Lee | Madison Miller | Victoria Sawyers | Cade Simpson
47: StuCo Officers - Mitchell Lee (Advisor Assistant), Tyler McCorvy (vice President), Alexis Cox (Treasurer), Emily Erb (Historian, Vinny Hale (Advisor Assistant, Edward Doan (Secretary), Madison Miller (President)
49: We aren't always SAINTS ... but we were today!
50: Valentines Express 2012
55: Dads & Coaches vs. A Team | Boys Basketball
60: Mitchell Lee, Tyler McCorvy, Alexis Cox, Ryan Keszeg (Vice President), Noah Vigil (Treasurer), Madison Miller, Vinny Hale, Madeleine Fuselier (President), Victoria Sawyers (Secretary), Edward Doan | Pinehurst Villa Nursing Home
61: 'For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.' Matthew 25:35-40 | Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor. Proverbs 14:21
66: Constellations Project | Last Trip to Shangri La | Shangri La Art Contest | Dissecting Frogs
67: Time Machine Projects
73: StuCo President | NJHS President | “Intelligence plus character; that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King Jr.
77: In-Coming 8th Graders VS. Out-Going 8th Grade
78: Kiwanis | 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 "Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone." | State Fair Art Contest Winners
80: But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
81: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
82: 1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
83: Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
84: John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."
85: "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
86: "Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. "Romans 12:2
87: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
88: "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable; if anything is excel-lent or praiseworthy; think about such things." Phil 4:8
89: "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strength-ened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Colossians 2:6,7
90: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
91: "Remember that the Christian life is one of action, not of speech and daydreams. Let there be few words and many deeds, and let them be done well." St. Vincent Pallotti
92: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you. Jeremiah 1:5
93: Dear Eighth-Grade Class, You came to me as young 5th grade students with so much creativity, and it was so enlightening to watch that ability grow and mature over the years. We traveled so many roads together the last four years. We conquered The Westing Game, tesseract through space in A Wrinkle in Time, found out what happened when one is given too much power in Animal Farm, and felt a deep sense of sorrow when we read the life of Elie Wiesel in Night. As you take your final walk as an eight-grade student, I want you to know what a blessing you have been to my life and to St. Mary Catholic School. Many of you began your education in Pre-K three and with the love and support of your parents, you have now completed that journey. As teachers and parents, we can give you good advice and try to put you on the right track, but ultimately, the life you choose lies in your hands. You are now ready to go your separate ways leaving behind the confinement of a school where you have grown academically, spiritually and morally. I want you to remember that your teen years can be turbulent times with all kinds of obstacles to endure. When life hands you one of these obstacles, remember that God has given each of you the best gift a child can receive, and they are your parents. Always go to them for guidance and remember they are your best teachers about what life has to offer. In the Bible, it says, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” You have parents who have taught you, cared for you and loved you, and with this foundation I know that you have all you need to achieve great things. My prayer for each of you is to remember the good times and all the roads you have traveled as you journeyed from Pre-K to eighth grade. The greatest measurement in life is “not so much where we stand or where we are now, but what path and direction we are taking.” Every student in this class has the ability to move into a leadership role and be a great leader. Anyone can follow, but it takes a special person to lead. Leadership requires a vision that sees above the norm, a performance that exceeds expectation and a personality that is built to rise above life’s-seeming limitations. Never settle for good; always be willing to become the best you can. Remember who you are, give your dreams all you have, and you will be amazed where you can go in life. I want you to remember that a teacher’s career begins in her heart. This year I have found fulfillment in each of you. You have filled my realm with bright blue skies as I have watched you grow, watched you blossom, and watched as you pushed your horizons to the next level. The twilight of my career is slowly unwinding, but your journey is just beginning. As I reflect upon each of your faces, a smile emerges that lights up the darkest night. I will relish in the joy of this last embrace for I can see in each of your eyes a beautiful light. May God bless you with teachers who will love and cherish you the way your St. Mary teachers have. Always keep in mind that no matter where you go, you will always have our love and support. Mrs. Sparacino
94: What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. ~Eleanor Powell
96: Highest Ranking Boy and Girl
97: Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
98: Remember St. Mary Remember St. Mary As she'll remember you Wherever you may go And whatever you may do Know that prayers go with you And great confidence too In the wondrous things before you And God's special plans for you Take with you all the lessons And the values you have learned They will serve you well As you face life's twists and turns Go boldly now into the world Shielded by His love And inspired by the devotion Of His mother up above By Lee Ann Fuselier Dedicated to Class of 2012 and All Past and Future Alumni of St. Mary Catholic School - Orange, Texas
99: May Crowning | Class of 2012 Gift to St. Mary Catholic School
103: This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. Won't let Satan blow it out. I'm gonna let it shine. Won't let Satan blow it out. I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. Let it shine til Jesus comes. I'm gonna let it shine. Let it shine til Jesus comes. I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. Hide it under a bushel - NO! I'm gonna let it shine. Hide it under a bushel - NO! I'm gonna let it shine, Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. Let it shine over the whole wide world, I'm gonna let it shine. Let it shine over the whole wide world, I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
105: Rosary Garden | Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. Colossians 3:23-24
106: Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. | Sister Sharon - For
107: ever in our Hearts