5/14/2014 11:27:00 AM St. Cecilia students' next mission: high school
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Poster showing the Mission Impossible drama at St. Cecilia
BEAVERTON — St. Cecilia School eighth graders are stars in their own version of a life-skills drama series — “Mission Possible . . . Preparedness for & Successful Transition to High School.”
Theme of the series is “The mission of St. Cecilia School is to partner with parents to prepare students to be responsible citizens and life-long learners with strong Catholic values.” The plot of the series was developed by the students, who acted as operatives reflecting on their years of academia at St. Cecilia and identifying the tools and skills necessary to complete the mission.
Here are the skills these agents say are needed: organization, collaboration, efficient and ethical use of technology, community service and faith.
The fuse has been lit.
St. Cecilia was an early adopter of technology and its application to real life. Middle schoolers have been immersed in “Operation Lighten Your Load – Bring Your Own Tablet,” in which each student has a tablet for access to textbooks, organized notes, personal study guides and internet for research. Each St. Cecilia classroom has a SMARTboard.
Projects with peers, student council, and overseeing family groups have provided leadership opportunities for students. Faith instruction offers values of care, compassion, forgiveness, honesty and love. Seeking to live the teachings of Jesus, the school has supported people via St. Vincent de Paul, Northwest Children’s Outreach and the Oregon Food Bank.
A graduation Mass is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at St. Cecilia Church.
Here are the graduates: Tanner Baarts, Morgan Bailey, Steven Beaman, Jaqueline Bermudez, Grace Calabrese, Matthew Casale, Zach Dieringer, Isaiah Dupon, Stacy Escobar, Glenna Fulitano, Jose Ignacio Hernandez, Hannah Hoeck, Gabby Horne, Madison Julian, Katrina Larrabee, Sumner Maesaka, Sam Meadows, Dylan Monzon, Peter Norrie, Hailey O’Donnell, Sara Parker, Madeline Quinonez, Lauren Rubenstein, Emma Schuhmann, Nolan Skokan, Ryan Stephen, Payton Stewart