The Aquinas Medal is named for St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of Catholic schools and students. St. Thomas had a love of learning and an all-embracing love for God. The Aquinas Medal commemorates his dedication and service to God. It is presented each year to the one student from each school who embodies the qualities of Catholic School education: excellence in learning, faithful discipleship, leadership, and service to the school, parish, and community.
Aquinas Award Recipient at St. Francis de Sales School for the 2023-24 school year is Cortlyndt Maupin. Cortlyndt has attended Catholic Schools her entire life. First at St. Francis, then Charleston Catholic, and she is now back at St. Francis. While she has not spent her entire elementary and middle school time at St. Francis, the time she has spent here has made a lasting impact on the students and staff. She is passionate about her faith and our school. Cortlyndt is a very considerate and kind individual. She is the daughter of Kevin and Jill Maupin. Cortlyndt said she loves our school because we are like a family and that her classmates are all good people who get along. She is always helpful and volunteers when needed at school. She is always kind and compassionate towards others. She is very mannerly and courteous. She is seen as a role model to others. Adjectives to describe her include caring, kind, smart, and athletic.
She has been a competitive gymnast for many years and loves to spend her spare time in the gym working on new skills, In the future she would love to attend college and ultimately own her own gymnastics gym and help train future gymnasts. Congratulations Cortlyndt!
In Cortlyndt’s speech, she said – “It takes no talent to be kind!” Well said Cortlyndt.
Lilli Kate Pino is a 5th-grade student in Miss. Wright’s 5th-grade class. She won the annual school spelling bee in December. To be a part of the school spelling bee students participate in a spelling bee in their classroom and then the top two spellers represent their class in a bee against 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Lilli Kate was the eventual winner by spelling the word composition correctly. Lilli Kate will represent St. Francis De Sales Elementary school on Tuesday, January 9th. Good Luck Lilli Kate!!
Fr. Leonard Smith alongside parishioners, students, and staff of the school dedicated the new St. Francis De Sales statue on October 6, 2023.
St. Francis de Sales Catholic School exists to provide a safe, nurturing environment for our students in their pursuit of academic achievement, moral development, and spiritual growth in Our Lord, Jesus Christ. This combination builds character and creates responsible citizens.
St. Francis provides a quality educational experience that will last a lifetime!
Before school care begins in the classroom at 7:30 AM.
Breakfast is served from 7:40 until 8:00 AM.
School begins promptly at 8:00 AM.
School ends at 3:00 PM.
After school care runs from 3:00 until 5:30 PM. (There is a fee for this service.)