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PSIA Competitions

PSIA is an academic competition that is meant to inspire private, parochial, charter and homeschool students. Nineteen contest categories covering a wide range of disciplines give students in grades 1-8 the opportunity to engage in academic contests with their peers throughout the state of Texas. For information on PSIA go to www.psiaacademics.org.

St. Paul’s students practice, with coaches, during the winter months for a district contest in early March. We usually have 30-50% of our student body participating in the district event. Students who place high (usually 1st or 2nd place) are eligible to compete on the state level. This meet is usually the first Saturday in May at Texas Christian University. St. Paul always sends students to state, as well.

PSIA is a nonprofit education organization that provides academic contests for grades 1-8. Students can participate in the following events:

1st Grade: Creative Writing; Storytelling

2nd Grade: Creative Writing; Mathematics; Spelling; Storytelling

3rd Grade: Mathematics; Music Memory; Ready Writing; Spelling; Storytelling

4th Grade: Art Memory; Dictionary Skills; Listening Skills; Maps, Graphs, & Charts; Mathematics; Music Memory; Number Sense; Poetry Interpretation; Ready Writing; Spelling

5th Grade: Art Memory; Dictionary Skills; Listening Skills; Maps, Graphs, & Charts; Mathematics; Music Memory; Number Sense; Poetry Interpretation; Ready Writing; Spelling; Vocabulary

6th Grade: Art Memory; Calculator Applications; Dictionary Skills; Listening Skills; Maps, Graphs, & Charts; Mathematics; Music Memory; Number Sense; On-site Drawing; Poetry Interpretation; Ready Writing; Science; Spelling; Vocabulary

7th/8th Grade: Art Memory; Calculator Applications; Dictionary Skills; Impromptu Speaking; Listening Skills; Maps, Graphs, & Charts; Mathematics; Modern Oratory; Music Memory; Number Sense; On-site Drawing; Poetry Interpretation; Ready Writing; Science; Spelling; Vocabulary

Private Music Instruction

Private piano and voice instruction is available after school.  Other instrumental lessons are available upon request.

Mariposas

Spanish Immersion Music Workshop – The children will learn about different percussion instruments, be able to play them while learning different rhythms and collaborations. After the workshop, the students will join the Mariposas team to create sugar skulls just in time for the holidays! Learn through action! Workshops taught in Spanish.

For more information about Mariposas check out their website or for information on getting your child signed up contact the office.

Dance Lessons

St. Paul has arranged for a dance instructor through Miss Eve’s Dance Academy to offer classes on campus for students K-5th grade.