PreviousLast month the Ss. Neumann Goretti Science Olympiad team competed in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Science Olympiad Virtual Urban Invitational. The team competed in various events which tested their knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Leonardo Mejia-Lopez from the Class of 2023 took home the second place medal for the Astronomy event! Congratulations to Leonardo and the entire SNG Science Olympiad Team! Your success is an inspiration to us all!
NextIt’s #TeacherTuesday! Today’s spotlight shines on Ms. Sackawicz from our English Department. After receiving her Bachelors in Secondary Education English from Temple University, Ms. Sackawicz joined the SNG team during the fall of 2018. Today, she teaches Sophomore English and AP Literature while also working towards her Master’s in School Leadership. Ms. Sackawicz always takes advantage of opportunities to grow as a teacher and as a leader. Aside from her self-appointed role as “Lead Teacher of Moral”, she holds an academic leadership position as our English Department Head. Recently, she has joined our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team. We fully appreciate her contributions to our overall school, and especially the impacts she has made to better our students! 💬 We asked Ms. Sackawicz, “What is your favorite thing about SNG students?” 👩🏫 Ms.Sackawicz told us, “It’s difficult to put into words what my favorite thing about our students is because there’s too many to count. Our students are so insightful and thoughtful, and they teach me something new every single day — whether that’s during a Socratic Seminar or by sharing a connection that they made with the text that helps us to further understand the literature that is in front of us and the world that is around us. Also, through Zoom chat or in-person, I love when the students excitedly tell me about something that happened in one of their other classes, a story from the weekend, or show me a piece of art they made because they just wanted to share with me. ” 💬 We also asked Ms. Sackawicz, “What is a hobby or past time of yours?” 👩🏫 She told us, “I really like connecting with people and making people smile. During my first year at SNG, I made a 25 minute film of the staff to celebrate the end of the year. Though that was silly, they let me become the self-made Lead Teacher of Morale. Since then, the best administration in the world has supported me in things like arranging a bowling event for the staff (pre-COVID) and celebrating Christmas on Zoom! We’re looking forward to developing a softball league to compete against staff of other Archdiocesan schools when it is safe to do so.”