End of Year
Principal's Message
Greetings!

Happy June! These busy past 6 weeks were filled with celebrations, awards, and traditions as we conclude another outstanding school year. We honored students for academic achievements and community service, thanked Villa parents for their volunteerism, and recognized faculty for milestones with our school - all in addition to days filled with classroom discoveries and experiences.

It is with sadness that we say good-bye to our graduating 8th graders and the families who will leave our extraordinary St. Ursula Villa community. We wish them well as they begin new chapters in their educational journeys.

Have a wonderful summer and I will see you in August!
EDUCATION
Many Manor House classrooms raised Painted Lady Butterflies and learned about their life cycle. These Toddlers watched a caterpillar form a chrysalis and emerge as a butterfly which they then released on the Manor House lawn.
Villa 8th grade French students earned medals and awards for their performance on Le Grand Concours, a national French contest organized by the Association of Foreign Teachers of America.
Villa 8th grade Spanish students also earned honors for their performance on the 2019 National Spanish Examinations organized by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
4th graders sampled Unicorn Swirl, a new Kroger ice cream flavor which resulted from a Xavier University Principles of Marketing class project to learn real-life business scenarios. This XU student visited the Villa to explain how she analyzed Kroger's portfolio of ice cream flavors, researched industry trends, submitted her flavor idea to Kroger, and ultimately launched this new product.
Cincinnati Children's Theater performed "Rumpelstiltskin" to a delighted audience of Manor House students and their buddies.
Outdoor Education students released newly-hatched Praying Mantises on the Nature Trails. Praying mantises are beneficial predators that can help control pests and maintain a healthy ecological balance .
Early Childhood students filled the gym with games, activities, and physical fun during Manor House Field Day.
The Gino DiMario Fine Arts Festival featured choir, guitar, and band concerts as well as creative student art displayed in the Manor House and Main School.
Frank Marzullo, Meteorologist for Fox 19, visited the Traditional 4-year-old classroom to discuss weather safety.
FAITH
St. Ursula Villa commends Livia Schlotman (Montessori Kindergarten), Nina Head (5th), and Colin Jarczyk (7th) as our Ursuline Students of the Month. They were selected for demonstrating "A Spirit of Optimism and Openness" - this month's Ursuline characteristic .
Our 2nd graders celebrated their First Holy Eucharist among their family and friends at Saint Ursula Academy's chapel. They prepared for this Sacrament throughout the year, growing closer to Jesus and remembering what He did for us in His life, death, and resurrection.
The Villa community gathered to celebrate Mary, the Blessed Mother. Students placed flowers at Mary's feet and Mary was crowned by an 8th grader selected by her peers for exemplifying Mary's characteristics.
We commend 21 students in 2nd - 6th grade who completed 20 hours of community service and 44 Junior High students who completed over 40 hours of service outreach at more than 65 local organizations.
COMMUNITY
The Gino DiMario Birthday Benefit included family activities of face-painting, a Beatles cover band, and casual cookout dinner.
On their class trip, 8th graders enjoyed friendship and camaraderie while taking in the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Architecture Cruise, Skydeck, and other Chicago sights.
Muffins for Moms is a favorite morning for all in the Manor House!
At the Volunteer Reception following the Final School Mass, we welcomed the opportunity to thank many volunteers whose time and talents make the Villa so special.
May Party's awesome games provided fun and excitement for Villa students of all ages.
Villa Parents' Organization
VPO ended the year as strong as it started. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make the 2019 May Party a rocking success! You are greatly appreciated. A special congratulations to the 8th graders upon their Graduation. The VPO funds both their Villa Memory Book as well as the Graduation Reception. Kids enjoyed the Kona Ice Truck on the last day of school compliments of the VPO. We thank all of our volunteers throughout the year! We hope the entire Villa Community has a fun and safe summer!
Villa Boosters
The Villa is proud to add a banner to the gym wall in recognition of the 7th grade boys basketball team coached by past Villa parent Rick Witte and assisted by current Villa parents Scott Jennings and Mike Veech. These boys worked hard as a team and showed great skills which enabled them to win the GCCYS league and tournament. We are proud of you! Go Eagles!
Faculty Feature
We recognize and appreciate these faculty and staff for their milestone years of service at St. Ursula Villa: Ms. Kate O'Grady (10), Ms. Sue Olberding (5), Ms. Susan Friedman (5), Ms. Jessica Harding (5), Ms. Cathy Plummer (5), Ms. Debbie Ellis (5), Ms. Ginny Verdin (5), and Ms. Nicole Rouse (5).