Standardized Testing

Every year St. Vincent de Paul students are assessed via the Terra Nova standardized exam and every year St. Vincent de Paul students excel.   Over the past five years, St. Vincent de Paul students have scored in the 95th percentile, reinforcing our conviction that the school is preparing our students for high school and college.

In late October, students in grades 2-8 participate in the standardized assessment. The Terra Nova is a standardized test produced by McGraw Hill Education and adopted by the Diocese of Columbus that the students take across the Columbus Diocese, instead of the Ohio Achievement Test. We ask that parents do a few things to help their child do his or her best:

  • Do not plan any appointments or vacations that would cause your child to miss a portion of the test.
  • Make sure that your child is in bed at a time to ensure that he/she has sufficient sleep in order to function well.
  • Provide a good breakfast before coming to school.

After the tests have been scored, parents receive a report showing their child’s achievement compared to other children across the country that are in the same grade and tested during the same time of the year.  It is important for the children to know that they are not expected to know everything on the test.  Although the information given to parents on the Terra Nova report is meant to be helpful, it is only a snapshot.  The day-to-day assessments that the children’s teacher conducts are a more complete picture of how well the children are mastering the curricula at our school.  Both kinds of assessment, when used together, serve as useful tools when looking at a student’s academic progression.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the testing procedures, please feel free to contact Principal Martha Downs at the school at 740-393-3611.

Congratulations and Thank You

It is always warm and profound each year when we gather and recongnize outstanding students, staff, volunteers and families for exhibiting extremely high standards in many areas of the St. Vincent de Paul mission. Today, the STVDP Awards Day reminded us of how Christ-centered education can impact families and empower students to strive for excellence. The standards and expectations at STVP are high and it is always amazing to witness how teachers and families sacrifice so much to uphold our traditions of success in faith and academics. We would like to congratulate all our students and teachers for a wonderful school year. Thank you again for the many ways in which you help make this family a truly wonderful one. Enjoy these photos.

STV Career KidsFest 2017

Teams from Medical Services, Aerospace and Engineering, Emergency Services, The Arts, Small Businesses and Agriculture engaged many families and kids at the school today. This First Career Educational Festival is one of the many ways that St. Vincent invests in families, children the community, and enlighten them with career choices and study. We are always proud to see so many families taking advantage of these programs, and also getting to know more about the St Vincent School. We would like to thank all the resource people, staff and volunteering parents, as well as families that made this great festival possible. Enjoy these photographs. #stvkidsfest

Fish Dinners

Beginning Friday, March 3, FISH DINNERs will be held in the cafeteria, 4:30 PM, and every Friday through April 7. Volunteers are needed to set up, serve, clean up, and make desserts. This will count toward school volunteer hours.

A fun trip to the fruit farm

Kindergarten and 1st graders had a golden delicious day at Lynd Fruit Farm. We had fun picking yummy apples and learned about growing apples, pollination by the bees and some other helpful insects at the apple orchard. We got to sample some fresh apple cider and went on to see how the apples are graded and packed. Oh, and then to have lunch and play at the park! Big thanks to teachers and chaperones, and to Lynd Farm Guides and to all the students. Enjoy the photos below:

STVDP School Receives STEM Award!

St Vincent de Paul School and teachers were one of 45 schools selected Ohio wide to receive the Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education and Student research 2015-2016 school year. STEM is science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Attached it a press release. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Attached it a press release. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

The Sound of Music Show

Last week, our students produced a beautiful stage act of The Sound of Music. Thank you all so much for coming to see the show and to the students… well, let’s just say YOU ARE AWESOME! Enjoy the photos below.

Science Fair Results from Districts are In!

Saturday March 19th marked the 2016 District Science Fair competition at OSU Marion.

19 STV students competed, leading to 10 superiors and 9 excellent ratings! Amazing work from every participant!

Congratulations also go to these students for receiving additional student awards and scholarships:

Hayden Lingel: A trophy for environmental science and a Governor’s Award

Alexandra Costache: Women in Geoscience award, Oceanic science award, and NOAH

Catherine Day: B-Wiser scholarship

Morgan Spearman: B-Wiser scholarship

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Physical Education Field Trip

Seventh and Eighth grade students spent some physical education time outside school walls this week to visit Shakti fit: www.shaktifit.com
Students practiced yoga and learned personal trainer moves!

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