OLG Mariners Newsletter
February 2022
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Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic School




Mariner Family Mass, Open House & Registration

Early registration for 2022-2023 for all our returning families continues this week!  Join us Sunday February 27th at 3pm for a Mariner Family Mass. Open House to follow right after & also a Spring Book Fair! 

  • Parents receive a service hour for attending
  • Students receive a Free Dress Pass for attending with parent
  • Free T-shirts to be given to potential new students
New Assistant Principal

Angela Kupcho has agreed to fill the Assistant Principal position for next year.  As reporting and administrative responsibilities have grown and thus take more time, Mrs. Dent is glad to have someone share those responsibilities so she can spend more time with students and taking care of her other duties.
New Marketing & Communications Coordinator

We welcome Jessica Garza as our new Marketing & Communications Coordinator. As OLG School grows, we realize the need for a person dedicated to taking care of our social media and communications.  Mrs. Garza has the right experience from running her own business and also has the knowledge of our school from being a parent volunteer for the past 9 years.  So be on the look out for more Mariners in the media!

Team Teaching

Next year, 3rd and 4th grade will have a 'Team Teaching' approach. Ms. Martell specializes in Math and Science and will have the opportunity to teach both those subjects to 3rd & 4th graders separately.  Ms. Biggs specializes in English and History and will be teaching those subjects separately to both 3rd and 4th graders.  The teachers will move from class to class while the students remain in their homerooms.  This team approach has the advantage of giving the students excellent content while getting them used to changing teachers in preparation for middle school.

Job Openings for 2022-2023

We are looking to fill the following positions with someone who wants to work in a faith-based environment dedicated to excellent education.
  • Athletic Director - oversee and coach Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Soccer. Teacher certification is not required, but must have lots of drive and love of sports.
  • 5th-8th Grades Science Teacher - full time or part time, must have teaching degree or a BS in a field of science that will support the curriculum and be willing to become certified.
Student Highlights
3rd Graders have the incredible experience every year of incubating eggs and watching the chicks hatch and grow. Here they are measuring them for science class.
UIL Competition
The UIL Competition this year included 2nd & 3rd grades, and we placed in the top ranks in 2nd grade Creative Writing, 2nd grade Storytelling, and 3rd grade Storytelling.  Stay tuned for more updates on the UIL Competition in future Navigator Newsletters.
Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the winners of the OLG's 2022 Spelling Bee, shown here with the moderator and judges. We were beyond proud of all our amazing students who participated!
Catholic Knowledge Bowl
Congratulations to our OLG Catholic School Knowledge Bowl 2022 winners! These 6th grade students competed against 5th-8th grade teams and even a faculty team (the Hot Potatoes). They had to answer questions about the Old and New Testament, Catholic Doctrine, and the Liturgy. 
Alumni Highlights
Adam Beard
An '04 graduate of OLG, Adam Beard was one of the original students when the school opened in 1996. He later went on to graduate from St Joseph High School and became a sergeant with the Port Lavaca Police Dept. Mass was his favorite part of attending OLG, going every morning, everyday. He remembers his middle school years with all the plays the whole school was involved in and he loved rehearsing and just having fun. Beard said the most important lesson he learned at OLG was, "To never give up in anything you go through. Always strive to keep going." It is not unusual to still see Sergeant Beard at morning Mass, and he is an active alumni on campus.  Thank you, Sergeant Beard,  for all you do for our community!
School Advisory Council

We are most grateful for the SAC members, who meet monthly to ensure that we can continue to provide a faith-based education to every child whose family so desires. 
Covid Task Force

We are also grateful for Covid Task Force members, whose guidance has been invaluable for the past two years.
We want to take this opportunity to thank our donors.

Your generosity makes it possible for our school to
provide a loving and productive environment
in which students can grow in the Light of Christ.

Thank you to our donors:

Machicek Family - In Memory of Martha Machicek
Eugene & Jo Marie Krupala - In Memory of Martha Machicek
Pat & Delia McGrath - In Memory of Martha Machicek

Thank you to
Shanmei Martinez for helping with translation

Thank you to everyone who purchased
 raffle tickets or donated to our Day of Giving:
Catholic Life Raffle  - $12,020
Day of Giving Many Gifts One Nation - $2,063



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