Daily, here at Saint Mary’s, we encourage our students to live in Christ’s likeness. Monthly, our faculty votes upon students in grades 1 – 8 who, through their actions and words, have most resembled Christ through the virtues reflected above which are also IB Learner traits.

If you have any questions about Monarch Virtues and the selection of students each month, please contact Mrs. Carole Forkey, our IB Coordinator.

Monarch of the Month 2021

For the month of January

Caring learners appreciate culture and personal history, and the perspectives of others. They also show empathy, compassion, and respect toward the needs and feelings of others. Caring learners have a personal commitment to service, and they act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and to the environment.

Risk-Takers approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They are brave, but not reckless, and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Congratulations to the following students in each grade!

1st Grade = Liam D. & Ethan U. (Caring) + Poppy H. & Kaiya B. (Risk-Taker)
2nd Grade = Caroline B. & Grace R. (Caring) + Nora S. & Carmen S. (Risk-Taker)
3rd Grade = Alex A. & Anna V. (Caring) + Harper R. & Emery C. (Risk-Taker)
4th Grade = Lily S. & Sydnee S. (Caring) + Raegan M. & Lucy H. (Risk-Taker)
5th Grade = Julia R., Anna P. & Fiona B. (Caring) + Leo S., Francesca R. & Savannah E. (Risk Taker)
6th Grade = Megan J. (Caring) & Chase G. (Risk Taker)
7th Grade = Anna G. (Caring) & Josie L. (Risk Taker)
8th Grade = Cazin S. (Caring) & Ella J. (Risk Taker)

For the month of February

Balanced learners understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Inquirers develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning, and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Congratulations to the following students in each grade!

1st Grade = Elle W. & Kinsley G. (Balanced) + Hunter M. & Dylan T. (Inquirer)
2nd Grade = Mila M. & Maggie H. (Balanced) + Will H. & Aiden B. (Inquirer)
3rd Grade = Evie U. & Alexander H. (Balanced) + Laura Grace C. + Ryan M. (Inquirer)
4th Grade = Andrew G. & Sarah L. (Balanced) + Haley J. & Anna S. (Inquirer)
5th Grade = Sophia C., Grace C. & Molly C. (Balanced) + Alex C., Sam L. & Caleb T. (Inquirer)
6th Grade = James G. (Balanced) & Liam M. (Inquirer)
7th Grade = Mieszko S. (Balanced) & Emeka I. (Inquirer)
8th Grade = Thomas G. (Balanced) & Nico P. (Inquirer)

For the month of March

Thinkers exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of communication modes. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Congratulations to the following students in each grade!

1st Grade = Dani B. & Jack R. (Thinkers) + Katie R. & McKenzie B. (Communicators)
2nd Grade = Jack K. & Dev S. (Thinkers) + Luke G. & River S. (Communicators)
3rd Grade = George B. & Whittaker W. (Thinkers) + Sophia R. & Megan N. (Communicators)
4th Grade = Mary Grace G. & Dhruv P. (Thinkers) + Leo W. & Anabella G. (Communicators)
5th Grade = Madelyn W., Scarlett S. & Timothy D. (Thinkers) + Cian Y., Nate C. & Mira G. (Communicators)
6th Grade = Stella G. (Thinker) & Virginia H. (Communicator)
7th Grade = Joseph W. (Thinker) & Alden C. (Communicator)
8th Grade = Andrew W. (Thinker) & Katie B. (Communicator)

For the month of April

Knowledgeable learners explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In doing so, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Principled learners act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Congratulations to the following students in each grade!

First Grade = Victoria V.s & Max T. (Knowledgeable) + Rosie D. & Lilly C. (Principled)
Second Grade = Caleb C. & Will H. (Knowledgeable) + Patrick C. & Nora H. (Principled)
Third Grade = Emerson B. & Peyton L. (Knowledgeable) + Eleri C. & Genevieve G. (Principled)
Fourth Grade = Reagan C. & Benjamin C. (Knowledgeable) + Isabelle C. & Stephanie U. (Principled)
Fifth Grade = Andrew B., Bobby L. & East B. (Knowledgeable) + Rennie Y., Cadhla O. & Cole D. (Principled)
Sixth Grade = Ella S. (Knowledgeable) & Libbie S. (Principled)
Seventh Grade = Grace O. (Knowledgeable) & Mercy G. (Principled)
Eighth Grade = Isaac T. (Knowledgeable) & Hanna D. (Principled)

For the month of May

Reflective learners give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

Open Minded learners understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view and are willing to grow from the experience.

Congratulations to the following students in each grade!

First Grade = Ryan N. & Caden K. (Reflective) + Anna Lee S. & Eleanor M. (Open Minded)
Second Grade = Peyton E. & Julia Y. (Reflective) + Andrew T. & Thomas C. (Open Minded)
Third Grade = Caroline O. & Vivi S. (Reflective) + Ryan D. & Logan S. (Open Minded)
Fourth Grade = Ty D. & Meadow D. (Reflective) + Jonathan R. & Allison N. (Open Minded)
Fifth Grade = Kasey E., Avery B. & Anniston H. (Reflective) + Frankie B., Olivia B. & Reilly D. (Open Minded)
Sixth Grade = Bella S. (Reflective) & Niall O. (Open Minded)
Seventh Grade = Emma C. (Reflective) & Katherine K. (Open Minded)
Eighth Grade = Lauren L. (Reflective) & Jack C. (Open Minded)