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St. Mary's School - Crown Point Community Comes Out in Droves to Support Catholic School - November 19, 2018
Another Spaghetti Supper has come and gone at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point.  Once again the masses came, they saw, and they ate spaghetti to support St. Mary’s School!  “It was great to see so many wonderful people attend Spaghetti Supper once again this year. This event is about far more than just a good meal.  It’s about community,” said the school’s principal, Tom Ruiz...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary’s Catholic Community School Makes Halloween Visit to WGN
November 8, 2018

The WSMW news crew of St. Mary Catholic Community School of Crown Point, IN recently took a field trip to WGN news studios. WSMW is St. Mary’s very own in-house student-run TV news program that is viewed by the entire school every morning...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Environmental Club Enjoys Fall's Majesty in Nature
November 5, 2018

The Saint Mary Catholic Community School’s Environmental Club, under the direction and guidance of Principal Tom Ruiz and teachers Steve Davis and Mirabel Villarreal recently visited Sunset Hill...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Mark your Calendar for St. Mary’s Famous Spaghetti Supper on November 14th
October 15, 2018

St. Mary Catholic Community School will host its 57th annual Spaghetti Supper on Wednesday, November 14th. St. Mary’s School is located at 405 East Joliet Street in Crown Point. The meal includes a generous serving of spaghetti, Caesar salad, Italian bread, dessert and coffee or milk...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Travel from Crown Point to Nation's Capital
October 10, 2018

Students from St. Mary Catholic Community School recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to experience our nation’s capital...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's 7th Grade Enjoys Day at the Dunes
October 5, 2018

St. Mary Catholic Community School’s seventh grade class enjoyed an educational day at West Beach, where they observed the various stages of succession at the Dunes...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's 7th Graders Learn Life Saving Techniques
September 28, 2018

St. Mary Catholic Community School 7th grade students were recently certified in CPR/AED. St. Mary School fathers and firefighters/paramedics Mr. Jake Gettler and Mr. Cory Federico, along with school nurse Patti Miskus, were instructors...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Environmental Club Enjoys Annual Fishing Trip
September 25, 2018

Recently, on a beautiful crisp fall morning, the Environmental Club from St. Mary’s School in Crown Point recently enjoyed a fishing trip. Students, families, and staff members journeyed to southern Lake County...(PDF)


St. Mary's Students Show Love and Support for Teachers with Walk-a-thon
September 21, 2018

On the morning of Friday, September 21st, 2018, over 500 students at St. Mary Catholic Community School showed their appreciation for their teachers by participating in the school's tenth annual Teacher Appreciation Walk-a-thon...(PDF)


Beautiful Weather Allows for Outdoor Learning at St. Mary's School - September 19, 2018
As the beautiful days of summer were extended into September, St. Mary Catholic Community School enjoyed the outdoors while learning about The Creation. Mrs. Romie Kabella’s class discussed the seven days in which God created all things...(PDF)


Firefighters Teach Safety Lesson to Kindergartners at St. Mary's in Crown Point - September 19, 2018
On Friday, September 14th, the Crown Point Fire Department came to visit both Kindergarten classes at St. Mary Catholic Community School. Along with Crown Point Fireman Anthony Flynn, there were three 911 dispatchers that came to speak to the children about safety...(PDF)


Students Take to the Streets of Crown Point in Support of Teachers - September 17, 2018
On the morning of Friday, October 21st, 2018, at 10:00 AM, students at St. Mary Catholic Community School will show their appreciation for their teachers by participating in a walk-a-thon. This year’s walk-a-thon, the 10th, is organized by St. Mary’s Parish Council...(PDF)


St. Mary School's Annual Yearbook Signing Party Fun - August 20, 2018
St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point’s annual Back-to-School Ice Cream Social and Yearbook Signing Party was an enjoyable time for all! Students look forward to the annual tradition that takes place at the end of the day on the first Friday back to school...(PDF)


Creative Teacher at St. Mary's School Uses Toothpaste to Teach Important Lesson - August 17, 2018
At St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point, third grade teacher, Miss Rachel Skinner, began the school year with creative ideas, sticky toothpaste, and happy students...(PDF)


First Day of School at St. Mary's in Crown Point - August 16, 2018
Teachers at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point gathered for a prayer at 6:55 AM. Shortly after, the doors were opened and a flood of students and parents eagerly poured into the building to start the first day of school...(PDF)


St. Mary's Students Treated to Traveling Wildlife Exhibit - May 31, 2018
On Friday, May 18th, students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point were treated to a visit from an organization called "Wildlife Educational Exhibit of Northwest Indiana"...(PDF)


Indiana History Comes to Life at St. Mary's School in Crown Point - May 22, 2018
On Tuesday, May 15, fourth graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School, in Crown Point, impressed all who visited with their Indiana History Parade projects...(PDF)


St. Mary's Students Enjoy Annual Ride Your Bike to School Day - May 18, 2018
On Friday, May 18th, a large number of students who attend St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point pedaled to school. Students were excited and many parents joined in on the school’s annual Ride-your-bike-to-school Day...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary Crown Point’s WSMW News Crew Makes an Appearance on WJOB Radio - April 23, 2018
On Tuesday April 17th, St. Mary Catholic Community School of Crown Point, took their WSMW News crew to WJOB radio studios...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary, Crown Point Students Bean One Another for a Good Cause - April 17, 2018
On Friday, April 13th, over one hundred 5th through 8th grade students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point gathered to play dodgeball and raise money for La Rabida Children’s Hospital. This hospital, in Chicago, is the only children’s hospital in the country to specialize in chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Environmental Club Visits Gem of Gary Diocese, Camp Lawrence - April 17, 2018
On Thursday, April 12, St. Mary Catholic Community School’s Environmental Club toured Camp Lawrence in Valparaiso. Students were treated to nature walks where they saw a salamander, a large variety of birds, and even a beaver...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Kindergartners Learn Where Easter Ham Comes From - April 3, 2018
Kindergarten students from St. Mary Catholic Community School recently spent a day of fun and learning at Fair Oaks Farm...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Miss Q and Mr. U Get Married at St. Mary's School in Crown Point - March 21, 2018
Jr. Pre-K Students celebrated Miss Q and Mr. U’s wedding at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - March Madness Infects St. Mary Catholic Community School - March 21, 2018
"March Madness" has infected St. Mary's Catholic Community School in Crown Point. The school hosted their annual 3 on 3 March Madness tournament. ...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary School, Crown Point, Expands 1 to 1 Technology Program - March 20, 2018
Over the last decade plus, St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point has drastically improved its use of technology as a tool in the classroom...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary, Crown Point Sends Record Number of Teams to State Championship - March 1, 2018
Last weekend, St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point sent 41 students to the Team Regional Chess Tournament in Hammond...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Large Number of Parents Line Up for Precious Spots at St. Mary's School - February 23, 2018
St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point’s OPEN APPLICATION period for new students began last week. More than forty families showed up to turn in applications for spots for next school year...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Enjoy Week of Celebration: Catholic Schools Week 2018 - February 14, 2018
Students all over the country joined in celebrating National Catholic Schools Week from Sunday January 28th, to February 3rd. Students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point enjoyed a week full of community service, prayer, and fun...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Complete Mission to Mars - February 8, 2018
On Thursday, February 2, 2018, two crews of 7th and 8th graders from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point completed a mission to Mars at the Challenger Learning Center at Purdue Northwest thanks to a grant from Arcelor Mittal...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Kindergarten Students at St. Mary's Feeling "Older" and Wiser after 100 Days of School - February 2, 2018
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Wadas and Mrs. Krajci’s class at St. Mary Catholic Community School recently reached their 100th day of school...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's School - St. Mary Students Led in Living Rosary by First and Second Graders - February 2, 2018
On Monday, January 29th, the first and second graders at St Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point formed a living Rosary in St Mary Church...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Record Number of Student at St. Mary's Qualify for State Chess Championships - February 1, 2018
Sixteen students from St. Mary Catholic Community School recently competed in the Scholastic Chess of Indiana Individual Championships in Indianapolis...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary School in Crown Point Welcomes Visitors with Upcoming Open House Events - January 8, 2018
On Sunday, January 28th, St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point will hold its annual Open House and Pancake Breakfast...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Care for Kids at Christmas
December 19, 2017

The First Grade classes at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point are learning about the true meaning of Christmas.  December began with the students collecting books for a Children’s Hospital in Chicago...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's School Delivers Food at Christmas Time
December 19, 2017

The annual food drive at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point wrapped up on the 15th of December when the student council took a trip to Catholic Charities in Gary...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Holy Cow! St. Mary’s Fourth Grade Buys a Heifer!!!
December 18, 2017

In this season of giving, the fourth graders in Mrs. Arianne Wong’s class at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point decided to give gifts that would help spread hope, peace, joy, and love...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Celebrate Birth of Christ with Christmas Concert
December 14, 2017

Families gathered together at St. Mary School in Crown Point on the evening of December 12th for the annual Christmas Program. The music program is under the direction of music teacher, Mr. Tony Rossi....(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary’s 4th Graders Party Like It’s 1816
December 12, 2017

The state of Indiana turned 201 years old on December 11, 2017. To celebrate, Fourth grade teachers, Mrs. Arianne Wong and Mrs. Kim Hise took their students at St. Mary Catholic Community School for a walk. They were headed to attend a birthday party for Indiana at the Crown Point Community Library...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary’s 5th Graders Learn Valuable Lessons through CP D.A.R.E. Program
December 12, 2017
On Tuesday, December 5th, 59 fifth grade students from St. Mary’s School in Crown Point graduated from the D.A.R.E. Program.  They began this program in early fall with Sergeant Dave Benson from the Crown Point Police Department as their instructor...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Kindergarten Students Enjoy Learning about Christmas Around the World - December 8, 2017
Kindergarten students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point, are learning about the different traditions, cultures, and ways Christmas is celebrated in 5 countries...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Broadcasting Club Makes Trip to WGN TV Studios in Chicago
November 21, 2017
On Thursday, November 16th, students from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point traveled to Chicago to visit the WGN Television Studio. Students were given a personal tour by news anchor Lourdes Duarte...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Veterans Honored at St. Mary School in Crown Point
November 10, 2017
St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point wishes to thank all the veterans who attended the school’s Veterans Day program...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - School Serves Spaghetti to Thousands
November 10, 2017
The hungry masses once again converged at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point, for its annual Spaghetti Supper. The school hosted its 56th Spaghetti Supper on November 08, 2017...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Grandparents Welcomed for Special Morning at St. Mary's School
October 26, 2017
On Thursday, October 19th, St. Mary Catholic Community School hosted their annual Grandparents and Special Persons Day...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary’s Iconic Spaghetti Supper Planned for November 8th
October 19, 2017
St. Mary Catholic Community School will host its 56th annual Spaghetti Supper on Wednesday, November 8.  St. Mary’s School is located at 405 East Joliet Street in Crown Point.  The meal includes a generous serving of spaghetti, Caesar salad, Italian bread, dessert and coffee or milk...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Miss Beth Flynn Receives Diocese of Gary Angel Award
October 10, 2017
Second grade teacher, Miss Mary Elizabeth Flynn, began teaching at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point in 1976. She recently became the Diocese of Gary Angel Award Recipient for elementary teachers...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary, Crown Point Students Visit Washington D.C. on Annual Class Trip
October 4, 2017
The 8th grade class from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point recently journeyed to Washington D.C., to visit the nation’s capital...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Deacon Blesses Class Pets on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi
October 4, 2017
In celebration of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon Jeff Burton visited classrooms at St. Mary Catholic Community School to bless the pets...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Participate in Down Syndrome Buddy Walk
October 2, 2017
For the third year in a row, students of Saint Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point went and participated in the NWI Buddy Walk to support children with Down Syndrome...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - 7th Graders Learn Life Saving Techniques at St. Mary's School in Crown Point
October 2, 2017
On Tuesday, September 26th the 7A 7th grade class St. Mary Catholic School learned CPR AED & the Heimlich maneuver. The class was led by Firefighters/Paramedics Matt Kodicek & Josh McBurney... (PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary’s Parish Shows Appreciation for School Teachers with 9th Annual Walk-a-thon
September 25, 2017
On the beautiful sunny and WARM morning of Friday, September 22nd, over 500 students at St. Mary Catholic Community School showed their appreciation for their teachers by participating in the school’s ninth annual Teacher Appreciation Walk-a-thon... (PDF)


St. Mary's School - Fish On! St. Mary's Environmental Club Enjoys a Great Morning of Fishing
September 25, 2017
The Environmental Club from St. Mary’s School in Crown Point recently enjoyed an early morning of fall fishing. Students, families, and staff members journeyed to southern Lake County to enjoy some time at one of their principal, Tom Ruiz’s, "secret" fishing spots... (PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Families Show Support for Teachers with Teacher Appreciation
August 28, 2017
On Friday, September 22nd, 2017, students at St. Mary Catholic Community School will show their appreciation for their teachers by participating in the school’s annual walk-a-thon... (PDF)


St. Mary's School – St. Mary’s School Students Witness Historic Eclipse!
August 21, 2017
Monday August 21st was an afternoon like no other at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point IN. All students in grades 1-8 were invited to view the solar eclipse... (PDF)


St. Mary's School – St. Mary’s School Students End First Week with Popsicles and Smiles
August 21, 2017
St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point’s annual Back-to-School Ice Cream Social and Yearbook Signing was a big hit!  Students look forward to the annual tradition that takes place at the end of the day on the first Friday back to school... (PDF)


St. Mary's School – St. Mary's School Students to View Solar Eclipse
August 18, 2017
On August 21, 2017 a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States. St. Mary School will be in the path of near totality for the solar eclipse. We have been busy planning to make this once-in-a-lifetime event a unique learning experience for our students... (PDF)


St. Mary's School – St. Mary’s School in Crown Point Annual Golf Outing
August 18, 2017
St. Mary Catholic Community School’s Home and School Association will hold its annual golf outing at South Shore Country Club in Cedar Lake on Friday, September 8th at noon... (PDF)


St. Mary's School – St. Mary's School Back in Session
August 16, 2017
Students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point returned to school on Wednesday.  The day was filled with excitement and anticipation for a great school year... (PDF)


St. Mary's School – St. Mary's Students Broadcast on TV Around the World
June 16, 2017
On Tuesday, May 30, students from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point traveled to Chicago to visit the WGN Television Studio. Students were given a personal tour by news anchor Lourdes Duarte... (PDF)


St. Mary's School – A Track Star is Born at St. Mary's School in Crown Point
May 18, 2017
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Emma Smiser shattered a CYO record that was established in 1981.  Emma is an 8th grader at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point... (PDF)


St. Mary's School – Record Number of St. Mary's Students Pedal to School
May 15, 2017
On Friday, May 12th, students of St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point pedaled to school. Students were excited and many parents joined in on the school’s annual "Ride-your-bike-to-school Day..." (PDF)


St. Mary's School – St. Mary's Academic Team Dominates Region and Ranks Second in the State
May 2, 2017
This past Saturday, April 29th, St. Mary Catholic Community School’s junior high students ranked among the top in the state at the Indiana Association of School Principals’ 30th Annual Junior Academic Super Bowl Competition...(PDF)


St. Mary's School – St. Mary Third Graders Plant Norway Spruce Trees in Honor of Earth Day
April 27, 2017
Karen Wacker's third graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point celebrated Earth Day by receiving Norway Spruce trees to plant in their yards...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Play Dodgeball in Support of La Rabida Children's Hospital
April 27, 2017

The Student Council at St. Mary Catholic School in Crown Point recently hosted their annual Dodgeball Charity Tournament on Friday April, 21. The proceeds of this tournament will go to La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Students and teachers alike love this fundraiser for the children's hospital...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Community Asked to Support Art at St. Mary's School's Annual Art from the Heart Event
April 20, 2017

Calling all Art Aficionados! Art is an important part of the curriculum at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. The school has two outstanding art teachers and a very robust program...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Volcano Erupts at St. Mary's School in Crown Point
April 19, 2017

Volcanoes are erupting at St. Mary Jr. Pre-K. While studying letter V, students learned some simple facts about volcanoes and were excited to experiment with stinky vinegar, baking soda, and red food coloring for effect!...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Receive Art Education at World Class Museum: Art Institute of Chicago
April 13, 2017

The entire 7th grade class at St. Mary Catholic Community School recently took a field trip to The Art Institute of Chicago. It turned out to be a delightful and informative experience...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary School's Underwater Robotics Team Competes with ROV
April 10, 2017

On Saturday, March 25, students on the St. Mary Catholic Community School’s Underwater Robotics Team traveled to Mather High School on the north side of Chicago to participate in Shedd Aquarium's Celebration Event.  Students have been working all year to design and build a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV)...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary Catholic Community School Students to Participate in Regional Underwater Robotics Competition
March 17, 2017

Robotics club members at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point are currently developing underwater robots and learning how they help to keep our seaports safe at MATE Regional ROV Competition to be held at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Environmental Club Gains Appreciation of Nature by Spending Time at Dunes
March 14, 2017

The students of St. Mary Catholic Community School Environmental Club were recently treated to an afternoon of fun and unseasonably warm weather at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park.  “We had a great time,” said Mitchell Kolodziej.  The students played educational games teaching them about camouflage and teamwork with Dunes naturalists...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Participate in "March Madness" Basketball Tourney
March 14, 2017

St. Mary Catholic Community School hosted is annual March Madness 3 on 3 basketball tournament. It was another great family event at St. Mary's. Wildcats, young and old, came out to be a part of the fun. The tournament consisted of the 5th/6th graders...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary School Children Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday
March 3, 2017

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Mrs. Candace Wadas’ Kindergarten students at St. Mary Catholic Community School celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by participating in ‘Read Across America Day’. The students’ day was planned around activities honoring Dr. Seuss...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2017
March 1, 2017

Schools all over the country recently took time to celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2017. St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point spent the week enjoying special activities to celebrate. Catholic Schools Week kicked off with a beautiful Mass...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - 2017 CYO Spelling Bee C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N-S
February 20, 2017

St. Mary Catholic Community School hosted the Diocese of Gary CYO Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 16, 2017. This is the school’s fifth year hosting this event and the 45th year CYO will held a Spelling Bee competition...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's K-8 Students Participate in National "Hour of Code"
January 25, 2017

Once again this year, students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point joined millions of other students around the world for the "Hour of Code." The event is held in conjunction with National Computer Science Education Week...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's School in Crown Point Prepares for Catholic Schools Week Festivities
January 18, 2017

National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education. Catholic Schools Week 2017 runs from Sunday January, 29th to Saturday, February 4th. The theme for CSW 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”...(PDF)