Congrats Sara Goodlive, State First Place in Letters About Literature Writing Contest

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Congratulations to Saint Brigid of Kildare School sixth grade student Sara Goodlive, who was a state level first place winner in the 2018 Letters About Literature writing contest.


Saint Brigid of Kildare School students have participated in this contest for the past 12 years. Though there are usually multiple students who advance through several levels of judging, Sara is the first Saint Brigid of Kildare School student to place first in the state.


1,020 students from Ohio entered the contest for our division, from which 189 were chosen to advance to state level judging. Of the 189 who advanced, 12 were Saint Brigid of Kildare School students: Julia Belli, Brady Bennison, Anthony Campagni, Andrew Freiburger, Pierre-Andre Geoffrion, Sara Goodlive, Sophia Heise, Anthony Leasure, Drew Myers, Miko Phillips, Leo Walling, and Kyle White.


Sara then advanced to further rounds of judging where she was chosen as one of the top 20 in the state; she then went on to win first place in the state. Each state’s first place winning letter will be judged at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and a national winner will be selected.


“The competition was a great learning experience and I still can’t believe I won!” says Sara.


The national writing contest is open to students in grades four through twelve in all fifty states. Students from public, private and charter schools enter the contest, with thousands of entries and participation from each state in the U.S. The annual contest integrates the English Language Arts learning standards with an authentic writing opportunity that allows students to express their personal feelings about a book and its effect on them in the form of a letter to the author.


What comes from St. Brigid sixth grade students are interpretive reader responses that delve into their personal experiences, and how reading a book has shaped their larger view of the world, their lives, and their impact on others.


This contest challenges students to think deeply and take risks which helps them become stronger and more confident writers overall.” says sixth grade literacy teacher Jill Cecutti.


The national winner will be selected in Washington D.C. in the coming weeks.

Diocese Tuition Assistance Application – Deadline March 15, 2018

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factsApplications for Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance for the 2018-19 school year must be submitted and verified by March 15, 2018.

To be considered for the Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance Program:

  1. You must be registered in one of the Diocesan schools by March 15, 2018.
  2. The Diocese will only accept ONLINE APPLICATIONS (, the application must be submitted and verified by March 15, 2018 and supporting documentation must be postmarked by March 15, 2018. (Please file early in case additional documentation is requested by FACTS.)
  3. Payment of the $30.00 application fee must accompany the application.
  4. Only one application per family is required.
  5. Please note there is no tuition assistance available for preschool.

NCEA Day of Giving – Jan 30

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NCEA National Day of Giving
Tuesday, January 30
Twenty years ago, Saint Pope John Paul II said to an audience of Catholic educators in New Orleans: “Yours is a great gift to the Church, a great gift to your nation.” Countless people in our country have been blessed by the many gifts of Catholic schools. However, many adults have lost touch with their local Catholic school community. It is time for those people who have been impacted by your school to reconnect with the community that gave them so much, and give back.
National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, and is January 28 – February 3 this year. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2018 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Schools observe the annual celebration week with events that focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.  Here at St. Brigid of Kildare we have so much to celebrate.
To support Catholic Schools Week the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is pleased to present the online giving campaign: Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools.
This is a time for you to give back to St. Brigid of Kildare.  This is a way for people across the country to support the good work we are doing right here in Dublin, Ohio.  You can send the link below to grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, friends or anyone that might want to support our school.   This year, Saint Brigid of Kildare granted tuition-assistance grants totaling over $270,000 to over 125 students.  You have the ability to change a child’s life by donating during this time.  Through your donation, deserving children will receive scholarships to continue their Catholic education (all dollars raised go directly to St. Brigid of Kildare School).
On January 30, 2018, from 9:00 am to January 31, 2018 at 9:00 am  just click on the below link to make your donation and show your support of Catholic Education.  Forward this link onto others who have also been impacted by Catholic education.
Catholic schools change lives and now is the time to give back!