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Christmas in Rockefeller Center

Christmas in Rockefeller Center

Bridget F., Reporter

December 14, 2011

Ever since 1933, New York City has held the annual Christmas Tree lighting celebration in Rockefeller Center.  It all started in 1931 when a few workmen decided to set up a tree on a work site in Rockefeller Center.  Two years later, New York held the first-ever formal Tree Lighting Ceremony.  The...

Christmas Comes Early At Padua

Christmas Comes Early At Padua

Shannon H., Reporter

December 12, 2011

This past Sunday, December 11th, Padua’s Blue Gold Committee and Ronald’s Rescue Activity hosted a fun filled Christmas workshop including a Breakfast with Santa along with holiday games and activities. Ronald’s Rescue hosted the Pancake Breakfast portion of the event from 9: 30A.M. to 12:00P.M....

Padua Irish Club Celebrates Irish Christmas

Padua Irish Club Celebrates Irish Christmas

Emily B., Reporter

December 12, 2011

On Sunday December 11, 2011, the Padua Irish club went to the Grand Theatre to see Irish Christmas in America. The night was filled with good laughs, beautiful Irish music, and Irish step dancing. The show had a mixture of Irish songs in Gaelic and English. The Irish step dancer, who came out on stage...

Black Friday Causes Record-Breaking Madness

Black Friday Causes Record-Breaking Madness

Sammi. D, Reporter

December 9, 2011

With the Christmas season fast-approaching, this is the time of year when people only care about the upcoming holiday. On Friday, November 25, 2011 malls around the nation were buzzing with eager shoppers. Thousands of people camped outside stores in order to be one of the first to take advantage of...

Talkin’ Philly at CBS-3 Studios

Talkin’ Philly at CBS-3 Studios

December 1, 2011

Padua’s TV Production class recently took a field trip to CBS-3 Studios in Philadelphia.  During their visit, the twenty five students had the opportunity to meet Padua alumnae, Pat Ciarrocchi, where she opened the day with a tour of the studio. Pat Ciarrocchi is a news anchor and reporter for...

Pandalympics-Faster,Higher,Stronger

Erin S., with Alexis F.

November 30, 2011

Pandalympics, a play on the word Olympics, was the theme chosen for the 2011 Spirit Week. The original Olympic motto, “Faster, Higher, Stronger”,  was used to represent Padua’s spirit. Tuesday was USA day at Padua.  Everyone dressed up their uniforms with pride and spirit for the USA.  At...

Padua Hosts Baldridge Program

Padua Hosts Baldridge Program

Emily B., Reporter

November 22, 2011

The Baldridge program is a week long course for students who want to improve their reading speed and recall of materials. This program has been helping students build reading skills for over 50 years, and Padua makes this program available to students to learn new and effective ways to read and stu...

World in the Hands of Model UN

Devon B.

November 21, 2011

Padua’s Model United Nations Team participated in the Philadelphia Invitational held at Father Judge High School.  Padua’s Model UN seniors, Sarah Olsen and Devon Bartholf, represented France in Security Council 1 as they debated international issues.  The other two participants, freshmen Chloe Mo...

Believe in the Spirit

Emma L., Reporter

November 20, 2011

Believe in the Spirit The fall, Padua hosted their second annual fashion show event, “Believe in the Spirit”.  The event opened up with a silent auction and basket raffle with many exciting prizes, such as a flat screen TV, restaurant gift cards, “Getting Ready for College” and “Let’s Go ...

Student Council Installation

Marissa B., Reporter

November 3, 2011

The Padua community recently gathered in the Cafe for the annual Student Council Installation. Many new students vowed to take on the responsibility as a student council member to represent their peers and school.  Classmates elected many new members as each homeroom selected two homeroom representatives....

Don Quixote Ballet Trip

Don Quixote Ballet Trip

Devon B., Managing Editor

October 28, 2011

Padua’s World Language Department sponsored a trip for their students to see the First State Ballet Theatre’s production of Don Quixote.  This renowned work is based off of Miguel de Cevantes’s novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha, which he wrote over four hundred years ago. Students in Padua’...

The Launch of Padua360

The Launch of Padua360

Silinda C., Reporter

October 27, 2011

Padua Academy’s Multimedia Journalism class recently launched Padua360, an online newspaper for the students, faculty, and public to stay up-to-date with news, upcoming events, and sports. The site offers a variety of features including an interactive poll, photo galleries of recent events, and an...

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