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A Look into AP Lang

A Look into AP Lang

Stella W. '19, Reporter

May 28, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Over the month of May, hundreds of thousands of students settled into their desks in testing rooms across the world to take Advanced Placement examinations, or APs for short. One of these tests, AP English Language and Composition (AP Lang), left students with hand cramps and senses of achievement. Take...

Closing Liturgy 2018

Closing Liturgy 2018

Meaghan O. '20, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Photo Gallery, Student News

On Friday, May 18, 2018, Padua Academy had their last mass of the school year. During this time, the Padua Community gathers for "Closing Liturgy" and also says goodbye to the senior class. This is a tradition commonly called "White Dress Day" because all of the seniors wear white dresses on thei...

Extreme Makeover: Padua Bathroom Edition

Extreme Makeover: Padua Bathroom Edition

Dani F. '18, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Ms. Scapone and Mrs. Alinda’s APS Group came up with the idea to renovate the current school bathrooms to be more appealing and clean for students. Their idea includes painting the walls of the bathrooms, hanging canvas paintings, getting new locks for the stall doors, installing new mirrors, and hav...

Padua Parking App

Padua Parking App

Dani F. '18, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Mrs. Brown’s APS Group decided that they wanted to do something about the city parking around the block that Padua is on. In their plan, an app would be created where student drivers can mark the spaces that they have parked in on a live update feed so other students will know where there are and a...

Padua Pedometer Challenge

Padua Pedometer Challenge

Dani F. '18, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Mrs. G’s APS Group wanted to take on the challenge of adding more activity into the daily lives of students at Padua. Partnering with St. Francis Hospital to get the entire Padua community custom-made, free pedometers, the group came up with a contest that students will compete against each other to s...

Bye, Bye Bottle!

Bye, Bye Bottle!

Dani F. '18, Reporter

May 14, 2018


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Mrs. Manelski’s APS Group recognized the lack of recycling that Padua students do within the building and wanted to take action in any way possible. In their plan, a new water fountain would be installed in the cafeteria that would be a water bottle refill station. The water station currently there w...

Panda Patio

Panda Patio

Dani F. '18, Reporter

May 14, 2018


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Dr. Bozanic’s APS Group came up with the idea to make an outdoor patio and learning area in the grass yard of the Annex building. This area could be used for classes, lunch, and anything else that administration decides is appropriate. This group thoroughly went through their plans, making room for we...

First Annual APS Padua Project

First Annual APS Padua Project

Dani F. '18, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Over the course of the past few months, APS groups have been coming up with ideas that will help improve the school community at Padua Academy. The top five project ideas were selected by a committee of judges, which were then presented to the entire school on Thursday, May 10 at the first annual APS ...

Junior Prom 2018

Junior Prom 2018

Meaghan O. '20, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Photo Gallery, Student News

On Saturday May 12, 2018, Padua Academy Juniors had their prom held in the cafe. Students danced the night away with their friends and dates as they listen to tons of music....

From Derry to the World: Roma Downey

From Derry to the World: Roma Downey

Dani F. '18, Reporter

May 12, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

From a small town called Derry in Northern Ireland, Roma Downey never imagined that she would be where she is today. Downey has starred in many religious films and series, including playing the role of Mother Mary in the film Son of God. As a producer, Downey works alongside her husband, Mark Burnett, ...

Executive Officers For The 2018-2019 School Year

Executive Officers For The 2018-2019 School Year

Nicole O. '20, Writer

May 12, 2018


Filed under Student News

       On Wednesday March 2, 2018, juniors at Padua Academy presented their speeches to run for the executive officers of the 2018-2019 school year. The runners were Sarah Jane Mee, Rose Langrehr, Allison Stuebing, Maureen Haffey, Caitlin Baxter. Madison Lennon, Rachel Delate, Clare Ma...

Big Sister Little Sister Legacy Ceremony

Big Sister Little Sister Legacy Ceremony

Jennifer C. '21, Reporter

May 12, 2018


Filed under Student News

A widely known tradition at Padua Academy is the pairing of a freshman and a senior, or the pairing of a “big sister” and a “little sister”. On Tuesday, May 1, freshmen and seniors came together in the cafe during flex for a legacy ceremony. The girls sat down and watched a video with pictures from the ac...

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