Santa Barbara Catholic School
274 W Santa Barbara,
Dededo, GU 96929
fax : +1.671.632.1414
Principal: Sr. Jeanette Marie Pangelinan, RSM
Vice-Principal: Sr. Maria Rosario Gaite, RSM
Santa Barbara Catholic School Celebrates Pi Day
Santa Barbara Catholic School joined schools, organizations and math lovers around the world in celebrating and honoring the never ending number Pi on its first Pi Day carnival held last March 14, 2017. Pi Day (3/14)celebrates the mathematical constant pi, the ratio of circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. While it is often abbreviated as 3.14, pi has an infinite number of digits beyond the decimal point, starting with 3.141592653.
Organized by the Math Department, classes from K4 to 8th grade gathered in the school gym to participate in several fun-filled activities that had everything to do with circles. Games that they participated included: Guess-timation – where students guess the number of marbles inside a bottle or guess the correct value of the coins inside a bottle; The Value of Pi – students write the most number of correct digits; The Perfect Circle – students attempt to draw the perfect circle without the aid of a compass; Pi Cake pancake – students get to cook the best perfect/circular pancake; Round and Round with Hula-hoops – students who play the hula-hoops the longest win a prize; Wishing Well – students toss coins into the wishing well and get a prize when the coins land in the glass; Shoot that Ball – students pick a radius and shoot the ball to pick a prize after 3 successful attempts.
Indeed the whole day event was an extra special one for the SBCS family. The Math Department hopes to make this an annual event in the school. Good job, Spartans!
Congratulations to Santa Barbara student Don Louis (bottom row far right) and Guam’s Tsunami Club for competing in the Tokyo Junior Sprint swim meet on March 4 and 5, 2017. Don Louis did two official events and one exhibition event on seventh grade level. During his two official events he finished first on his 100 meters Individual medley(IM) heat and finished 17th overall on that event. On his other official event he finished 3rd on his heat, the 50 meters backstroke and finished 12th overall out of 45 kids. He did well overall for a first timer and his Japanese kids competitor are among the best in swimming.
The SBCS 7A class attended a video conference with students from Center for Positive Futures from the Philippines. They shared their own experiences about their faith, culture, festivals, and many more.
On Saturday March 04, 2017, the SBCS 3rd grade Parents, 8th grade parents, and the SBCS faculty and staff attended a Lenten Recollection at the SBCS Petrie Gymnasium. The facilitator of the recollection was Fr. Fran.
SBCS held its annual School Wide Spelling Bee Competition. Congratulations to 7th grader Danica Tamondong for winning the Spelling Bee Competition with the winning word “Eucalyptus” and also congratulations to runner-up Blase Ramos.