Greetings SBPS Parents and Friends!

Congratulations to our 8th Grade graduates!  God Bless!

Congratulations to our 8th Grade graduates! God Bless!

This past weekend, we officially closed the doors of St. Benedict High School on Sunday, June 2nd with a special Mass at noon. Over 350 alumni and former faculty will be joining us in a special Mass of thanksgiving, along with several former St. Ben’s parish pastors and priests. Our parish high school has blessed almost 7 decades of young men and women with an excellent Catholic high school education. Our alumni have enriched the world and have shared their gifts and talents with others. After Mass, we held a reception in the gym, as well as allowed alumni to visit the school and reminisce down the old school halls one last time. It was truly a grace-filled and faith-filled occasion. Thank you to the faculty committee who planned all of the events this year for the Celebration of the High School: Roxy Ponzio, Jean Hybinette, Amanda Genge, Colleen Fahrenbach, Maggie Deady, Erico Ramirez, Jeremy Kiolbassa, Joe Accardi, and Father Steve.

We graduate our 8th grader students tonight at 7PM in the church. We are proud of their accomplishments and are thankful for the years they have graced us with their gifts and presence. They will be in our prayers as they move to high schools across the city.

We have a few more celebrations and events before we end the school year on Wednesday, June 11 at noon. We have Elementary School Awards Day, Roxie Calhoun’s Awards Celebration, Field Day and the End of the Year Mass. We hope you can make as many of these events as you can.

There are many other things happening in the last week and a half of school. Please be sure to read the BUZZ thoroughly so that you remain engaged and informed.

This will be the LAST official BUZZ of the year, but I hope to get out a year-recap and a special edition of the BUZZ in a couple weeks. For now…let’s have a great end of the school year!

Thank you for being a part of this blessed community,

Ms. Rachel Gemo, Head of Parish School



Here are Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind

  • June 1- HS Graduation 10AM

  • June 2 - Mass of Thanksgiving and HS Closing Open House 12PM

  • Monday, June 3- Final Advisory Session

  • Monday, June 3 - MS Awards Ceremony at 2PM in Church

  • Tuesday, June 4 - Last Day of Preschool and Kindergarten

  • Tuesday, June 4 - 11:30 AM Preschool Farewell Pizza Party

  • Tuesday, June 4 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Revere Park

  • Tuesday, June 4 - 8th grade Dinner Dance at LaVilla from 6-10PM

  • Tuesday, June 4 - Final SBEAA Meeting and Coaches Celebration - See Mr. Deakins for Details

  • Tuesday, June 4 & Wednesday, June 5th - Final Exams

  • Wednesday, June 5 -Kindergarten Promotion Ceremonies
    8:30 AM Ms. Kelley
    9:15 AM Ms. O’Daniel
    10 AM Ms. Tarris

  • Wednesday, June 5 - Final Advisory Board Meeting of the Year 7PM

  • Thursday, June 6 - Middle School Overview Parent Session 8:10AM in SS LIbrary (for parents of rising 6th graders)

  • Thursday, June 6th - 8th grade Graduation at 7PM in Church

  • Friday, June 7th - House Rewards Day

  • Friday, June 7 - Elementary School grades 1-5 awards ceremony in Church starting at 1:15PM