School News

St. Mary's School - Sixth Graders Celebrate International Day at St. Mary's School in Crown Point - May 23, 2019
On May 20, 2019, the 6th grade students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point participated in International Day. During the past three weeks the students have been learning about their own ethnic background. To close out the unit of study, the students gathered to share special foods, unique to their culture, with family and friends. Students were treated to tamales (Mexico), kolachkes (Poland), lumpia (Philippines), chocolate (Switzerland) and more...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's 2nd Graders Enjoy Trip to Field Museum in Chicago
May 22, 2019

On May 9th the 2nd graders at St. Mary Catholic Community school hit the big city of Chicago in their annual trip to The Field Museum of Natural History. This trip culminates the year of social studies and science for the students...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's 8th Graders Rally to Put on Play to Help the Homeless
May 21, 2019

The St Mary Catholic Community School Class of 2019 presented their end of year, class play on Friday. This year's play was an original production, with the main story written by Emmy Wake, and additional scenes written by Abigail Mackey, Caitlin Wadas, and Vanessa Navarro, all St. Mary 8th graders...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary School’s Student-Run News Crew Visits WJOB Studio
May 20, 2019

The WSMW news crew of St. Mary Catholic Community School of Crown Point, recently took a field trip to WJOB 1230 AM radio 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 - Mothers Enjoy Tea with their Kindergartners at St. Mary's in Crown Point
May 20, 2019

On May 3rd at St. Mary's school in Crown Point, Mrs. Mesich's Kindergarten class had a tea to honor their moms. It was held in the classroom which was decorated with tablecloths and tea lights the children made. The children performed a short program and then presented their mothers with a card that had a special reading inside...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Kindergarten Students Enjoy "Donuts with Dudes"
May 16, 2019

On Wednesday, April 24th, Mrs. Williams' Kindergarten class, at St. Mary School in Crown Point, hosted their first "Donuts with Dudes." Students invited a special person in their life to enjoy coffee & donuts and visit their classroom. The coffee was flowing and there was plenty of donuts to munch on for all...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Pedal to School
May 3, 2019

On Friday May 3, 2019 students from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point took to the streets on two wheels to participate in the school’s annual "Ride Your Bike to School Day"...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Duck and Dodge for La Rabida Children's Hospital
May 3, 2019

On Friday, April 26th, over 90 fifth-grade through eighth-grade students from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point gathered to play dodgeball and raise money for La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Environmental Club Celebrates Earth Day with Cleanup of Sauerman Woods
April 25, 2019

On Wednesday, April 24th, members of the Environmental Club from Saint Mary Catholic Community School spent the afternoon cleaning garbage that littered Sauerman Woods in Crown Point...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary School Makes Chess Club History with Top 10 Finish
April 3, 2019

On Saturday March 23rd, St. Mary Catholic Community School’s 31 chess team members traveled down to Martinsville, Indiana (south of Indianapolis) to face some stiff competition in the 2019 team chess state tournament...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Eight Teams Went to Regionals, Eight Teams Qualified for State - March 8, 2019
St. Mary Catholic Community School’s Chess Team recently participated in the Scholastic Chess of Indiana Team Regional Tournament in Hammond. This is the biggest regional in the state with over 400 students competing from as far as Lafayette...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Enjoy Annual March Madness Tournament - March 5, 2019
On Friday March 1st, a multitude of teams came out to compete in St. Mary Catholic Community School’s annual Wildcat March Madness 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. This year’s tournament was held at Andrean High School in Merrillville...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Students Enjoy Ice Skating Excursion at CP's New Rink - March 4, 2019
Students from St. Mary School in Crown Point enjoyed a morning of ice skating at the new Bulldog Park ice skating rink on Thursday and Friday. The students walked over from St. Mary’s with their teachers and parent chaperones...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Students at St. Mary's Learn History and Enjoy Tasty Treats - February 22, 2019
Students in Miss Rachel Skinner's 3rd grade class at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point were treated to a variety of delicious goodies. As part of her Social Studies lesson, students were encouraged to learn more about their own heritage and then bring in a dish for extra credit. The tasty treats included spaghetti and meatballs, Polish pastries, and a variety of other delicacies from around the world...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Parents Arrive Early for Spots at St. Mary’s School - February 14, 2019
St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point began its OPEN APPLICATION period for new students on St. Valentine’s Day. More than forty families showed up to turn in enrollment applications for spots for next school year. The school advertised that it would begin accepting applications for new students at 8:00 AM...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - St. Mary's 1st Graders Support Children with Cancer - February 11, 2019
The 1st graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point decided to do a special community service project during Catholic Schools Week. They made miniature “Love Your Melon” hats...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Chess Dynasty in the Making at St. Mary's School in Crown Point - January 11, 2019
St. Mary Catholic Community School’s Chess Club recently competed in the Scholastic Chess of Indiana individual regional tournament at Morton High School in Hammond...(PDF)


Youngsters Spread Christmas Spirit with Program at St. Mary's School in Crown Point - December 21, 2018
Families gathered together at St. Mary School in Crown Point on the evening of December 19th for the annual Christmas Program...(PDF)


Andrean High School Artists Share Talent with St. Mary's Elementary Students - December 19, 2018
Andrean High School’s art club, lead by Mr. Sammy Listro, came to visit St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. The art club worked on Christmas projects with the 1st and 3rd grades. Several St. Mary School alumni came back for the visit...(PDF)


St. Mary's School in Crown Point Spreads Christmas Spirit with Annual Food Drive - December 18, 2018
The Christmas spirit spread around last week at St. Mary Catholic Community School thanks to Polar Express Day and holiday treats, but also in the mounds and mounds of food piled high in the gym hallway...(PDF)


St. Mary School in Crown Point to Host Two Open House Events - December 18, 2018
St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point will host two Open House events in January. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the school and meet the outstanding faculty and staff...(PDF)


St. Mary's School - Biography Museum at St. Mary's School in Crown Point - December 12, 2018
Sixth graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point study different forms of literature genre. Over the course of the past six weeks students have been reading biographies and autobiographies with their teacher, Mrs. Michelle Sarabia...(PDF)


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 - 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)