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St. Jude Fourth Graders Enjoy Classic Literature at “A Christmas Carol” play
St. Jude Elementary is a K-8 Catholic grade school in the heart of Cincinnati’s west-side.  Fourth graders from the school have been learning the basics of literature against the backdrop of history. Pretty standard elementary school curriculum.  But to add to their classroom instruction, they got to watch these ideas come to life in one of Cincinnati’s most enduring traditions, Playhouse in the Park’s “A Christmas Carol”.  “This was the best play I’ve even seen!” expressed one student as soon as he emerged f...

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Cincinnati girl collecting toys, gifts for Children’s Hospital
https://www.fox19.com/2019/11/14/cincinnati-girl-asking-toys-gifts-sick-kids/ By Ashley Smith | November 13, 2019 at 9:21 PM EST - Updated November 13 at 10:33 PM CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Last year, at the age of 11, Ava McErlane was able to donate 200 toys to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital around Christmas. This year, she wants to double that number. She says she knows what it’s like to be stuck in the hospital and she wants to be the change for other sick kids. “I love helping people because it just makes me smile and I love seeing...

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St Jude 8th Grade Finds Fellowship at Annual Retreat
Faith. Fellowship. Friends. These fundamentals capture the essence  of the esprit de corps that is the St. Jude 8th Grade Class of 2020. These values were evident at the full-day day 8th Grade Confirmation Retreat at the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Convent.  “Jesus loves you more than you could ever imagine'' was the theme. On November 11, 2019, the 8th grade class of 2020 boarded busses and traveled to their Confirmation retreat. Confirmation is the last of the three Sacraments of Initiation in the Roman Catholic Church.  Mr. Jeff Rosfeld...

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St. Jude School Participates in Fire Safety Week
Published to the Cincinnati Enquirer November 2, 2019 Fire Safety Week at St. Jude School October was Fire Safety Month and the St. Jude First Graders were ready to learn about neighborhoods and communities. During fire safety week, they took a field trip to the Green Township Fire Station on Bridgetown road. The excitement of taking that trip across the street to visit and experience all that's involved in the job of a firefighter, was highly anticipated.  During the visit, the firefighters took time to show St. Jude First Graders the fire truck, ambulanc...

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St. Jude Strives to Celebrate the Whole Child
Published to the Cincinnati Enquirer October 31, 2019. St. Jude School in Bridgetown, Cincinnati is a community rich in tradition and history, known for its welcoming community, dedicated families, and strong academics and faith development. The school is balanced, having large school advantages with a small school feel, providing a nurturing environment to meet the needs of each student. The school started in 1958 and still thrives today with 473 students and 40 educators focused on educating the whole child. For several years, a quarterly awards program primarily for...

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St Jude Students Give Back: Annual Day of Service
St. Jude Students Give Back You know the old joke, April showers bring May flowers, but what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims! Well, May flowers not only bring pilgrims but it brought the 2nd Annual St. Jude Day of Service. St. Jude faculty and students have been so blessed with a wonderful and supportive community. They decided to give something back. On May 1st, St. Jude Elementary held its annual Day of Service. “Our day of service is a day to help people in our community and to thank them for all they do,” second grader, Libby Turner remarked.   Eac...

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Third Grade West Side Students Connect Past to Present Through Community Project
At St. Jude School, located in Green Township on the western side of Cincinnati, the third graders learn about our community and what makes the Cincinnati area so unique and wonderful. Each spring, the students have the opportunity to select a historical site, company, team, or event to write a report about. Some of the topics they report on are Krohn Conservatory and the Butterfly Exhibit, the Suspension Bridge, the flood of 1937, Great American Ballpark, and two west-side favorites, Elder’s Pit and Skyline Chili. These are but a few of the interesting topics they ch...

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NJHS: Demonstrating Excellence

Posted on March 28, 2019 in: General News

NJHS: Demonstrating Excellence
Demonstrating Excellence  St. Jude Elementary School in Bridgetown, Ohio, educates students from kindergarten through eighth grade. The school takes pride in helping students reach their full potential and to become a contributing member in our community and the Catholic Church.   After seven years of hard work, students finally make their way to the junior high. Students begin preparing for high school and gain insight into what is next for them in their education path. As seventh graders, entering the final leg of their elementary school journey, stud...

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Life lessons in love, loyalty, and leadership
Life lessons in love, loyalty, and leadership Life lessons in love, loyalty, and leadership are illustrated by students at St. Jude School on the west side of Cincinnati. Their loyalty to classmate Sophie Meinhardt has given them resolve to remain focused on their L3 mentality (Love, Loyalty and Leadership).  Sophie, who would be a member of the St. Jude Class of 2019, lost her battle to pediatric brain cancer in 2006. Sophie’s 5K Angel Run was set up by the Meinhardt family to honor the legacy of Sophie. This year the 8th grade and their teachers came up w...

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St. Jude on cover of Catholic Telegraph for CSW
Our St Jude representatives are on the cover photo of the Catholic Telegraph story about the Catholic Schools Week mass downtown yesterday. Way to represent! Click here to read full article. 

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St. Jude Open House postponed to next Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 12-2pm
Due to inclement weather, St. Jude Open House has been postponed to next Sunday, January 20th from 12-2pm. We are sorry for the inconvenience, Bulldogs! If you are unavailable next Sunday, please contact us for a personal tour. You belong here!

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Elves for hire at St. Jude School, a tradition continues
Elves for hire at St. Jude School, a tradition continues Published in the Cincinnati Enquirer on December 29, 2018. At St. Jude School, a K-8 Catholic school on the west-side of Cincinnati, elves have been hard at work for generations. When most people think of Christmas they think of trees and wreaths, snowmen and mistletoes. The first graders at St. Jude think, “elf applications!” Early each December, first graders at St Jude have the task of creating an application to be part of Santa’s elf crew. They start the tradition by reading the sto...

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Middle schoolers give Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park two thumbs up
Middle schoolers give Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park two thumbs up          Fourth and fifth graders at St. Jude, a K-8 Catholic school on the west-side of Cincinnati, received an early Christmas present this year. The students had the good fortune of seeing the play, “A Christmas Carol” at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The Playhouse’s version of the Charles Dickens’ classic, directed by Michael Evan Hanley, brought the holiday tale to life. Very few of the students had ever attended a play at The Playhouse, so t...

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Students in neighboring west-side schools learn different skills, same lessons
Students in neighboring west-side schools learn different skills, same lessons St. Jude School, a K-8 Catholic institution on the west-side of Cincinnati, shares a property line with Margaret B. Rost School, a facility operated by Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services. Rost supports students with significant disabilities by providing individualized instruction focusing on functional academics, communication and socialization skills, behavior support, and practical tasks for living and working in the community. Similar addresses on Bridgetown Road isn&rsq...

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West-Side Secretary Continues Lifetime of Service to St. Jude School
When families are asked why they send their children to St. Jude many people respond with "welcoming community", "sense of family." "strong academics," "vibrant faith" and "Mary Hornsby."  She knows each of the 464 students and their families personally and welcomes new families with open arms. When Mary Conners was an eighth-grader at St. Jude School back in the mid-70s, she went to the main office at lunchtime every day. There, she would answer phones at at the secretary’s desk to cover her lunch hour. ...

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Sophie's Angel Run Supports Cincinnati Children's Medical Center
  BRIDGETOWN, Ohio (WKRC) - The Sophie's Angel Run is happening at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the St. Jude Parish in Bridgetown. The annual event is done in honor of an 18-month-girl who died during surgery from a brain tumor.  Sophia Grace Meinhardt had an aggressive brain tumor called an Atypical Teratoid Since the event started 12 years ago it has raised over $700,000 for Cincinnati Children's Medical Center. Some of the proceeds also benefit scholarships at St. Jude School where Sophie would have attended. Click here for full arti...

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Strong Start to Sixth Grade

Posted on September 28, 2018 in: General News

Strong Start to Sixth Grade
The first month of school is under our belts, and the transition from 5th to 6th grade has been smooth.  We’ve been working hard on many things. In religion the focus has been on the faith of people from the Bible such as Abraham & Sarah, Isaac & Rebecca, Noah, and both Josephs (Old & New Testaments), as well as what is necessary for our faith in God. We will reinforce these units with skits performed by the students. All parents are welcome to view the performances. Look in the “Hey Jude” for dates and times.  Because sixth grade is...

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St. Jude Oktoberfest Float Featured in 169th Harvest Home Fair Parade
St. Jude Oktoberfest float made it's way down Glenway Ave on September 6, 2018 for the 169th Harvest Home Fair Parade. Click here for link to WCPO Cincinnati's parade photos.                          

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St. Jude Sip N’ Shop Featured in Cincy Chic
"The second annual St. Jude Sip N’ Shop Ladies Night Out is coming up Nov. 3. This year’s event will feature more than 30 vendors under one roof — plus cold refreshments available for purchase and complimentary light appetizers — so you can enjoy a fun night out, get some holiday shopping done, and support St. Jude Elementary School, a private middle school in Bridgetown."  Click here to view full article   

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Welcome to the New School Website!
Welcome to our new website!  We hope you enjoy looking around. Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions by calling the school office. All parish pages and the main school pages are open to the public.

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Jeff Lyman, Named Top 9 Leader in Education
St. Jude School Counselor, Jeff Lyman, named Top 9 Leader in Education Click here to Learn More "CINCINNATI - The best teachers do far more than shape our minds. They light a spark in our hearts - unlocking our talents and passions. Luckily, Greater Cincinnati is home to a host of world-class educators and institutions filled with thousands of people working hard to unleash the talents of our next generation of leaders. This month, as part of WCPO's Next 9 series, we're recognizing nine rising stars whose contributions ...

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Julia Lane’s Artful Ambush Makeover on Today Show
St. Jude Art Teacher, Julia Lane’s Artful Ambush Makeover  on Today Show Click Here to Watch the Video ‘I look totally different!’ See art teacher’s artful Ambush Makeover Stylist Louis Licari and style expert Jill Martin work their makeover magic on two deserving women plucked from the TODAY plaza, including an art teacher who says, “I just need to feel pretty again.” She came to the right place!

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Pat Goedde Becomes Head Basketball Coach at La Salle HS
St. Jude Physical Education Teacher, Pat Goedde, becomes Head Basketball Coach at La Salle HS Click here to View the Full article MONFORT HEIGHTS - The search is over, ultimately, in the same place where it began: at La Salle High School. The Lancers announced Tuesday that longtime assistant basketball coach Pat Goedde, a 1991 La Salle graduate, will succeed Dan Fleming as the fourth head basketball coach in school history. “It’s just the greatest thing that could ever happen to me,” Goedde told Cincinnati.com Tuesday morning.&nb...

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