The mission of Corpus Christi Catholic School is to nurture every child by providing the opportunities to grow in faith, achieve academic success, and serve others as disciples of Jesus.
Cougar Connection

Dear Parents,

November is upon us. Soon it will be Thanksgiving, a time when we will  gather with family and friends and express gratitude and give thanks for all that we have been given. On behalf of the faculty and staff at Corpus Christi Catholic School, I want to express our gratitude for our students who come to school every day ready to learn. We are also thankful for the support of our school families who contribute so much to our school.   
Thanksgiving Baskets

Corpus Christi students and faculty will be collecting non-perishable, Thanksgiving food items for baskets that are made and delivered throughout our local community.  Please see the attached list of items being collected.  Items should be brought in by Friday November 17th.  Each child will be participating in the offertory at Mass for these items on November 21.  We are such a generous community; let's do our part to fill the baskets!

List of items by grade for Thanksgiving Baskets

Change for a Cure Week 
November 13 - 17
Our annual  Change for a Cure project to raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation takes place next  week (November 13-17) On each day, students are asked to bring:

Monday - pennies
Tuesday - nickles
Wednesday - dimes
Thursday - quarters
Friday - dollars

Checks for this very worthy cause are also accepted. Thank you for your generosity.  

First Quarter Award Ceremony 
November 14th 

The First Quarter Award Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 14th following Mass. Students in grades 4-8 meeting the following award criteria will be recognized:

Honor Roll - a minimum of 5 "A's", the rest "B's", and nothing below  "S" in Special Classes. Students must have a G or O in conduct.
Principal's List - This award is given to a student who receives all "A's" and nothing below "S" in special classes.  Students must have a G or O in conduct.

In addition, students in K-8 are eligible to  be honored with the  Christian Attitude Award. This award is given quarterly to two students in each class who consistently display Christian values, attitudes, and actions.

Parents will be notified by the teacher if their student is receiving an award. 

Red Ribbon Week

Our Red Ribbon student leader, Bella Normand, did an outstanding job in leading our school in Red Ribbon Week activities. As part of the weekly activities, we entered a photo contest, surrounding the theme, Our Future is Key, so Be Drug Free. We need families and friends to vote for our picture. Our school can win a cash prize! Please access the contest using the link below:

Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest

Toy Bowl 

We are proud of the 8th grade students that will be representing us Saturday, November 18  at the 70th annual Toy Bowl. This year we have not one, but two queens from Corpus Christi Catholic School - Hannah Nguyen and Nina Poiroux! Our students raised more than $ 21,000 f or the CYO program!  There will be a Toy Bowl pep rally on Friday, November 17 at 2:00. Please join us as we celebrate a successful fall sport season and recognize our Toy Bowl Court. 

Members of the Corpus Christi Toy Bowl Court: 

Avery Arendall and Evan McNally 
Addison Arrington and Cooper Ward
Jo Burns and Tucker Vallely  
Gracie Calagaz and Brock Allen
Anna Caroline Dennis and Gage Robinson 
Lauren Fadalla and Chandler Zavros
Isabela Flores and Patrick Wentworth
Myrna Jalkh and Johnny Aguirre
Madison Langham and Colin Dalton
Kynsie Lawson and Ryan Morris
Katey Miller and Parker Holbrook 
Jessica Murphy and Avery Bell
Hannah Nabors and Jack Steiner 
Angelina Nguyen and Jacob Daidone
Hannah Nguyen and Andrew Gillis
Isabella Normand and Ryan Manas
Nina Poiroux and Gavin Veasey
Dylan Santa Cruz and Matthew Fisher
Julia Sellers and Aaron Morris
Hannah Stevens and Matthew Collins
Anna Taylor and Campbell Harrington
Olivia Tullis and Cooper Hamilton 

2017 Toy Bowl Court

Hannah Nguyen with escort
Andrew Gillis  and
Nina Poiroux with escort 
Gavin Veasey

Cougars of the Month
Our Cougars of the  Month for September recently  enjoyed a special treat compliments of our PTO. The following students were chosen by their teachers for this honor:


Ogden Williams

Jacob Sullivan

Bella Drake

Aubrey Kachel

Brighton Jones

Ansley Wellington

Jacob Grantham

Audrey Woodard

Lilly Nguyen

Maggie Byrne

Kellyn Hyke

Jayde Dempsey                                       

Maugeren Byrne

Payton Anderson

Grant McNally

Hannah Zoghby

Gracie Calagaz

Isabela Flores

The following students were chosen as overall Cougars of the Month for their grade level, and received a gift certificate and plaque from our Partners in Education.

Brighton Jones: K-2 -Knights of Columbus

Jacob Grantham: 3-5 -Professional Estimating Services

Gracie Calagaz: 6-8 - Rehm Animal Clinic

Peter Stoyka was honored as Teacher of the Month - Assist-2-Sell Realty.

Learning opportunities at the University of South Alabama for middle school students. 
The University of South Alabama has two evening programs that are open for middle school students to attend.

The first is titled "Girls who Code." This is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. The clubs are free after-school programs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models.  The South Alabama club meets Wednesday nights from 7 - 8 p.m. in Room 245 of the Mathematical Sciences and Physics Building (formerly called Instructional Laboratory Bldg. (ILB)).  For more information, click here or visit the national organization's website:  Girls who Code

The other opportunity is the weekly "Mobile Math Circle."  All high school and m iddle school students are invited to attend.  The Mobile Math Circle meets Mondays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Room 140 on the first floor of the Mathematical Sciences and Physics Building on the USA Campus. For more information about the Math Circle, visit their website: Mobile Math Circle

Yearbooks on sale NOW! 

Please visit to order your yearbook!  The price increases after December 8th.

Yearbook ads are also on sale.  For information about purchasing an ad, click  here

Bible Verse

Each month students learn a Bible verse, and  recite it together at school during our morning prayers.  We also pray a particular prayer each month. 
Our Bible verse focus for the month of November is:  Isaiah 41:10

"Fear not for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God"

The prayer we will focus on is the Memorare. 

Looking Ahead

November 18:         70th Annual Toy Bowl
November 21:         Thanksgiving Mass
November 22-24:   Thanksgiving Holidays
December 4:            1st Reconciliation Service 
December 20:         Noon Dismissal  

Check out what else is happening at CCS!