Student Life at SPES
St. Pius Elementary School(SPES) focuses on the development of the whole child - mind, body and soul — as they grow to become well-rounded adults. The acronym "SPES" means "HOPE" in Latin. As we nurture students' growth, we remain cognizant that each one of our 600+ students is our hope for the future. Through class assignments, school traditions and even extra-curricular activities we see our students' grow daily, and we are proud to place our futures in their hands.
Sixth Grade Study of Nonfiction
St. Pius' sixth grade ELA classes began their non-fiction writing process by researching young activists who have made a difference in the world.
Inspired by their actions, students began finding topics that appealed to them, but also needed changing in our world.
To write their class books, students took one chapter at a time, learning to craft an essay that was structured, well-written, and sound. Through each chapter, new skills were taught, helping students to hone their writing skills until their books were ready to be spiral bound, published on "The Weekday Essay," class website and presented to their classmates.
Mrs. Colleen Cunningham, 5th/6th grade ELA teacher said, upon reading the
finished products, "I am exceptionally proud of each student's work. Each student has grown and exhibited perseverance through this process."
2020-21 SPESial Student Moments:
Dress Up Days ... Religious Traditions ... Celebrating the 100th Day of School
Things may look different this year but students still
have opportunities to enjoy all that makes St. Pius SPESial!