Category Archives: Catch ’em Being Good

We all like to have our positive efforts acknowledged, and will usually show more of that behavior if it brings us some sort of encouraging acknowledgement. Here at Sts. Simon & Jude School, we concentrate on the good things our students are doing for the betterment of our school community. Whenever a student is “caught being good,” he/she is given a “good time” ticket to be signed and deposited into a designated container in each homeroom. At the end of the week, one ticket is drawn and that student is acknowledged during Monday morning assembly with a certificate and a small treat. As a special added bonus, ALL of the tickets earned are poured into a special container kept in the principal’s office. At the end of the month, one winning ticket is drawn during Monday morning assembly, and that lucky student receives a special prize!

This year, we are putting a new spin on our “Catch ‘Em Being Good” program. Whatever award the winning student receives at the end of the month, he/she MUST find a way to share 50% of it with someone else. The student will also be asked to explain how the award was shared, and the resulting impact of that generosity. Keep your eyes on our website to find out what our students decide to do in their efforts to “pay it forward.”

Noah Bukaty…Paying it Forward!

"When I won $10.00 in the “practice” drawing on October 24, everyone wanted to know what I did with it. I gave it to a foundation called Oceana. They are the largest non-profit international ocean conservation group. They work to prevent the collapse of fish populations, marine mammals, and other sea life caused by overfishing…
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Alex Duffey – 1A

"I donated half my prize to My Brother’s Keeper so people can afford to go to SSJ. I am happy to go to SSJ. I enjoy learning about God. I like to play with my friends. I have the best teachers in the school. They teach us about God, math and other things. I hope…
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Jacob Rojek, 7B…Helping to Find a Cure!

"Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer that affects 2 million people and kills over 10,000 people in the US every year. Most forms of skin cancer are from the ultraviolet rays of the sun and can be prevented. I go to the beach a lot, and see people of all ages tanning…
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Davis Hombrecher & Jackson Lepper—Giving from the Heart!

"In planning our 12th birthday party, we wanted to have an amazing party and include our entire 6th grade class. At the same time, we wanted it to be all about fun. We asked that in lieu of gifts, if our guests wanted to, they could donate to our 6th grade class wish list. The…
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