Mass with the Archbishop

The annual Mass with the Special Needs Community at St. James Cathedral was celebrated Saturday, April 21. Families and loved ones from across the archdiocese were in attendance.   Of special note, three of our Second Grade students, Michael Wilson, Peter Mervin and Frannie Ronan were special participants, presenting Archbishop Sartain, cathedral pastor Fr. Ryan, and … Continue Reading »

Sister School Visitors

On Thursday, November 2, students gathered to welcome representatives from Avivara, the organization that supports our sister school in Guatemala.  Students prepared a book to be taken back to the students there explaining our Schoolwide Learning Expections (SLEs) and a little about life here in the parish.  The book was translated into Spanish and will … Continue Reading »

Moveathon 2017!

When the horn sounded at 1:00pm on Thursday afternoon, October 5, hundreds of feet – little and big – were employed to walk, run, jog, crawl, pedal and skip their way around our parking lot course for 60 minutes during our sixth annual Moveathon!   Special thanks to Kristie Neil and crew for the outstanding preparations. … Continue Reading »

Federal Funding To Provide Ongoing Staff Professional Development

Staff at St. Madeleine’s will begin working this August with noted specialist Hanna Bogen to enhance classroom strategies that will benefit students at all skill levels.  Funding for the year-long program is provided through a federal education allocation under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) administered by the Department of Education. Recognizing that a child’s … Continue Reading »

St. Madeleine’s Cover Feature in Gonzaga Magazine

Educating students with serious physical ailments and developmental disabilities of varying degrees within a traditional classroom setting presents challenges – AND opportunities.  At St. Madeleine Sophie School in Bellevue, Wash, students of all abilities are included in a way that all children benefit.  That’s why the school recently received the 2014 Edward Shaughnessy III All … Continue Reading »

St. Madeleine Students accept the NCEA Student to Student Disaster Relief challenge.

Student to Student – A St. Madeleine Sophie School Challenge Our hearts and prayers are with Catholic schools and all those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. In keeping with our mission to serve others, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) has launched a campaign asking every Catholic school family around the country to contribute … Continue Reading »