Summer Reading List
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Drop It Rocket! By Tad Hills
Mouse Makes Words by Katherine Helling
We Are In A Book by Mo Willems
Hi! Fly Guy by Ted Arnold
Let's Go For a Drive by Mo Willems
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night by Cynthia Rylant
Young Cam Jansen and the Pizza Shop Mystery by David A Adler
Mouse Scouts: Make a Difference by Sarah Dillard
Flat Stanley: Showdown at the Alamo by Jeff Brown
Roscoe Riley #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs by Katherine Applegate and Brian Briggs
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate and Patricia Castelao
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis
Wonder by R.J.Palacio
Books marked with *** in 5th through 8th Grade are REQUIRED READING. Students must choose ONE other book from the list.
***Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
The Liberation of Gabriel King by K.L. Going
Who Was Mother Teresa? by Jim Gigliotti
Laugh Out Loud by James Paterson
***Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Maddox
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Dead End at Norvelt by Jack Gantos
The Magician’s Nephew by CS Lewis
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
***Dark Water Rising by Marian Hale
Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper
Maze Runner by James Dashner
Ghost by Kevin Emerson
Last Days on Mars by Kevin Emerson
***Trino’s Time by Diane Gonzales Bertran
Gutless by Carl Deuker
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Call of the Wild by Jack London
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Dear Prospective Students and Families,
Thank you for your interest in St. Gregory the Great Catholic School. Our mission, in keeping with the Catholic tradition, is to nurture in our children and one another, spiritual, personal, and academic growth through prayer and Christ-like service.
The decision of which Catholic school to attend is one of the biggest decisions that a family will make. There are many questions about the school and its culture that should be asked. Your school selection needs to feel right. The strong foundation that our students receive at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School, will remain with them through their time here as students and beyond. St. Gregory the Great is a safe and nurturing environment where students are able to grow in their faith, foster relationships, appreciate the value of academics, and have a sense of belonging.
If you are considering a Catholic school that will continue to enhance and grow your family’s faith and spirituality, provide your child with a challenging and engaging curriculum, and also give you a true sense of community, then St. Gregory the Great is the school for you!
I would love to have the opportunity to show you why so many families are choosing St. Gregory the Great Catholic School. Please consider coming by the school for a visit. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Grace and Blessings through Christ,
Director of Advancement and Enrollment
St. Gregory the Great is an accredited School of the National Catholic Education Association.
St. Gregory the Great is an accredited school of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops. For more information on the accreditation process please visit their website.
Dear St. Gregory the Great Community and Prospective Families,
I welcome you to St. Gregory the Great Catholic School (StG) and hope you will not only take the time to explore our website, but visit our school in person. Choosing a Catholic education for your children is a major decision and a tremendous sacrifice. At St. Gregory the Great, we not only appreciate that sacrifice, but we appreciate you very much. When visiting StG, you will have the opportunity to experience the warm and caring environment where the focus is educating the whole child. St. Gregory the Great is not merely a school, it is a loving family where students, teachers, parents, grandparents, and many others work together to support our mission which states, “We will nurture in our children & one another, spiritual, personal, & academic growth through prayer & Christ-like service”.
StG is truly a special place and it was with great pleasure that I stepped into the role of Principal at the start of the 2015-2016 academic year. In a very short time, our school has experienced tremendous growth and I am looking forward to continuing that progress in the coming years. We have seen great growth in our academic offerings, technology programs, security initiatives, facilities projects and in our school branding. We have also cultivated excellence in teaching practices across grade levels by developing programs that ensure our students are succeeding academically, while developing socially, personally, and spiritually. We have added an Academic Interventionist to our staff and focused on serving the needs of all students. GREAT things are happening every day at StG and I feel extremely honored and blessed to be a part of this growing community.
I urge you to consider St. Gregory the Great for your children. Our low student to teacher ratios affords our teachers the opportunity to provide more individualized and engaging instruction to our students, as well as to focus on all areas of development, including the social, emotional, and spiritual. Additionally, our students form closer bonds with each other that go beyond their own age groups and extend beyond their time at StG. At StG it is a privilege for the faculty and I to partner with each of you as we support the growth and development of each of your children.
If you are considering a Catholic school that will continue to nurture your family’s faith and spirituality, provide you with a rigorous curriculum, and also give you a true sense of belonging, then St. Gregory the Great is the place for you.
Daniel P. Martinez
Daniel P. Martinez
St. Gregory the Great Catholic School
You're important to God, and to the St. Gregory the Great Community. When it comes to prayer, we believe that God wants to meet your needs and reveal His promises to you. So whatever you're concerned about and need prayer for, we want to be here for you! At the last mass of each month, students offer up their prayer intentions for our community to pray over. Your intention will be included in this offering of intentions.
What is the definition of bullying? - A single significant act or pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power and involves engaging in written or verbal aggression, engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs within or outside of school property, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the school or the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Reports will be investigated no later than the end of the next school day and the Administration will report back to the parent within 3 business days after receipt of the completed form.
If you have any evidence of the incident, such as screen shots, photos, etc. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org