Soccer Camp and Fall Try-outs
St. Veronica Soccer Mini-Camp – August 24th& 25th
St. Veronica Parish & School in conjunction with the New Jersey Force Soccer Academy are offering a two day Mini Soccer Camp lead by former Rutgers and Metrostar Professional Soccer Player - Rob Johnson.
St Veronica School and Parish girls and boys entering 5th, 6th, 7th& 8th grade this fall are invited to attend an Instructional Soccer Camp lead by former Rutgers and Metrostar standout, Rob Johnson. Coach Johnson is the NJ Force’s President, Director of Coaching and a USSF licensed coach, who has developed some of the very best talent in the state with his dedication to youth soccer. Rob is a New Jersey ODP Coach and part of their Regional Staff. He was also the Head Coach at Gloucester County College, with assistant stints at Rutgers University and Temple University. For the past 5 years Rob has been the Coaching Director of a US Development Academy Club. Rob brings a wealth of experience, playing and coaching, with him to New Jersey Force.
New Jersey Force Soccer Academy is a premier youth soccer academy serving youth soccer players throughout New Jersey. The SVS Soccer Camp offers youths players a chance to learn, train, and develop under the guidance of qualified coaches. To learn more about Rob Johnson and the New Jersey Force Soccer Academy go to newjerseyforcesocceracademy.com
The two day camp is scheduled for Monday, August, 24th& Tuesday, August 25th from 8:30am – 10:30am at the St. Veronica Mall Field. All 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders that intend to try-out for the Fall 2015 school varsity soccer team are strongly encouraged to attend.
St. Veronica School Varsity Soccer Fall 2015 Try-outs.
St. Veronica School girls and boys entering 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade this fall are eligible to try-out for the SVS Varsity Soccer Team. Try-outs will be held on the SVS Mall Field on Wednesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 27th from 6:45pm to 8:00pm. The “make-up date” if rained out it would be Friday, August 28th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.
It is mandatory for each student trying out for the team to make at least ONE try-out session and students are encouraged to make both.
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GROWING IN TECHNOLOGY
GROWING IN TECHNOLOGY AT SAINT VERONICA SCHOOL
On Friday afternoon, September 6th, the 7th and 8th graders at St. Veronica School gathered to receive the Surface RTs purchased by the PTA Board. We are proud that our entire 7th and 8th grade will now have their own tablets for reading and research! The St. Veronica School P.T.A. Board purchased 51 Microsoft Surface RTs for the students in our 7th and 8th grade.
In addition to the new 51 Surface RTs, the school provides students with various technological devices. They have 40 iPads which are available to all students, Elmos for class instruction, a full computer lab with 27 PCs, as well as computers and SMARTBoards in every classroom. St. Veronica School is proud of the ways they are helping address many of the most important goals for improving education today, particularly with regard to providing more individualized and flexible learning; offering more hands-on learning opportunities; helping students become more engaged in their own learning; making closer connections between the classroom and the real world; and exposing students to experts outside the classroom and different perspectives on issues.
All of this technology helps students not only communicate with each other, but to play an active role in their learning. They are able to make choices about how to receive and manipulate information; the technology helps them have a more active role in thinking about this information, making choices and what to do with what they learn.
The teacher is not the center of attention anymore, simply giving all the information to the students; instead the teacher is now a facilitator, setting goals, providing guidelines and resources, providing suggestions and support. The teacher and students work together and stimulate more active mental work on the part of students. Everyone is engaged in the learning process!
As we gathered to present students with their Surface RTs, we began as do all things here at St. Veronica School, with prayer. “Technology is one of God's greatest gifts to humankind. Technology, along with science and reason, are gifts that have great potential to improve not only our own lives; but to selflessly improve others' lives as well. Isn't that what Jesus taught us, to use our collective gifts to improve the lives of others? Technology is a gift that reaches the upper levels of God's other gifts like creation, emotion, and free will.” So, we gave thanks.
We asked Jesus, Lord of Light, whom we often describe as the Way, the Truth and the Light, to guide us in this exciting realm of electric generated light and programmed pathways. We asked that our students might learn things that will inspire them, help them to explore and investigate, to think and reason, and grow to be lifelong learners, who are confident, knowledgeable and caring citizens. May these new Surface RTs serve them, so that they may serve the Lord and one another.
We thanked God for the dedication and generosity of our P.T.A., who serve our school so lovingly and faithfully. We asked His blessings upon each of them for their efforts and the sacrifices they make for us. We thanked God for the gift of these Surface RTs that the P.T.A. presented to our students. As with all other gifts received, our students asked that, they, the recipients, bear the responsibility to choose how they use all the sciences and technologies --to build up, to welcome, to help, to heal, to reflect deeply, and care for God's creation and the world. Their desire is to make our P.T.A. proud as they use this new technology well. In closing they prayed, “St. Isidore of Seville, Patron Saint of Technology, pray for us.”
“There was an excitement in the air as the students prayed, and true anticipation as each one’s name was called to receive their own Surface RT. I marvel at the spirit of generosity among our parents, and the simplicity and gratitude among the students! May God be praised!” stated principal, Sister Cherree Power.