13th Annual Angel Walk Sponsors

Exciting Announcement!

Adrianne Manning (second from left) outside of St. Michael Parish School with Fr. Freddie (Associate Pastor), Fr. Carlos (Pastor), & Sara Herron (Vice Principal)

St. Michael Parish and St. Michael Parish School are pleased to announce that Mrs. Adrianne Manning has accepted the position of Principal. She begins her position on July 31, 2023.
Mrs. Manning comes to SMPS with an impressive background in teaching and school leadership. A West Virginia University graduate from the PI Reed School of Journalism, Mrs. Manning continued her WVU education earning a Master of Arts in Secondary Education, English. She has sixteen years of service at Wheeling Middle School. At Wheeling Middle, Mrs. Manning served as a curriculum team member and a team leader. Over the years, she worked at the county level on many committees including curriculum development and textbook adoption. She was the 2017-2018 Ohio County Schools Teacher of the Year and a state finalist that same year for West Virginia Teacher of the Year.

Mrs. Manning is not a stranger to SMPS, as she and her husband, Jacob, are school parents of three children, Elizabeth, Sarah and Declan. Elizabeth graduated as Eighth grade Valedictorian in May. Sarah will be in seventh grade and Declan will be in Kindergarten. Additionally, the Mannings have served as Parish Festival Co-chairs for seven years and have been active stewards at numerous school events. Manning said, “I’m excited and blessed to pair my passion for education with my Catholic faith and join the St. Michael family as a member of the staff. This is a wonderful school community, and I can’t wait to help nurture the growth of faith, family, and community that is already present here. I want to thank Father Carlos and the search committee for their dedication to our school. I also want to thank Ohio County Schools for encouraging me to grow into the educator that I am today.”

Father Carlos Melocoton remarked, “It is with great joy that I welcome Adrianne as our new Principal. She brings experience, leadership, enthusiasm and a true love of Jesus Christ and our Catholic identity. I ask for you to keep her in your prayers and ask the Lord to bless her and our school. I would also like to express my appreciation for the Principal Search Committee. The committee team reviewed resumes, conducted on-site interviews and carefully evaluated each candidate. I accepted their recommendation which was subsequently approved by Mary Ann Deschaine, Superintendent of Catholic Schools and Bishop Mark Brennan.”
A special reception will be held soon to welcome Mrs. Manning and the 2023-2024 faculty and staff at St. Michael Parish School.

Class of 2023 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

We are thrilled to announce the 2022-23 St. Michael Parish School Valedictorian, Ellie Manning and Salutatorian Lauryn Blatt!

This 8th grade class has worked extremely hard in all of their years at St. Michael’s. This group is especially competitive in sports, but also in academics. Each of them has pushed their classmates to work harder and be better!
The Valedictorian and Salutatorian are chosen based on their cumulative GPA from 4th grade through mid quarter of 8th grade.
The Salutatorian is the student with the second highest GPA and the Valedictorian has earned the highest GPA over that timeframe.
We are honored to present you with the Class of 2023 Valedictorian – Ellie Manning, and Salutatorian – Lauryn Blatt.

The Aquinas Medal

We are thrilled to announce the 2022-23 St. Michael Parish School Aquinas Medal is awarded to, Levi Rine!

The success and value of our Catholic schools is manifested through our students. The Aquinas Medal is awarded to one student from each school who embodies the qualities we seek to instill in our students.  Saint Thomas Aquinas, patron saint of scholars, combined his powerful intellect with an all-embracing love of God.  Saint Thomas labored, as do our schools, to impart knowledge infused with an awareness of God to those who learned from him.

One student is selected from the highest academic year in each school to receive the Aquinas Medal.  The Medal is not intended as strictly an academic recognition but to make visible those young people in our schools who embody the spirit of the school’s mission and the philosophy of Catholic school education.
Congratulations to Levi and his family on this incredible achievement!

Matthew 25:40 Challenge – Food Drive

Matthew 25:40 states: “the King will reply, ‘truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. As His followers, it is our duty to respond to the needs of our day with love, hope, and kindness. With this verse in mind, the Student Council challenged our community to collect 2,540 canned goods/ non perishable items within 5 days!
Our community stepped up and blew past this goal collecting over 3,500 goods. We are thrilled that so many people answered the call to help those in need!

St. Michael Parish School is one of 25 parochial elementary schools within the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

SMPS is accredited by the North Central Association (NCA/CASI) and every teacher is certified in the state of West Virginia.

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