This past Friday evening, the 6th grade class showed their skills on the dance floor when they took part in the "Dancing with Class" competition. For the last 10 weeks, the 6th graders have been focusing on learning the steps to dances like salsa, swing, tango, waltz, and merengue. They also were informed of the history and locations where the dances originated. The outcome of all their hard work and dedication? A spectacular night of teamwork and two trophies for all their efforts! The class received a trophy for All Around best Swing dance and a trophy for Best Technique. Congratulations to all of the 6th graders!
St. Matthias Live! had audiences clapping and cheering as students grades 3rd and up shared their amazing talents! Acts ranged from dancing and singing to magic and stand up. Shout out to Student Council for their organization, quick thinking, and technological talents. It was a show to remember!
Cascarones are an Easter tradition in many Spanish-speaking countries. They were originally a symbol of affluence, filled with perfumed powder and decorated in jewels. They were brought to the Americas and over the years have transformed into a joyful custom of luck. First, we create a small hole in the top of an egg, and hollow out the inside. We wash them, let them dry, then dye and decorate the eggs. Finally, we decorate them and fill them with confetti.
Cascarones are meant to be cracked over someone’s head to wish them luck. They will be sent home on Wednesday, so watch out!!!