Thursday, December 19, 2013

During Student Council we help around the school and form organizations to help people in need. We also host different events and fun activities such as the Halloween party to raise money for our school.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

                              Junior Great Books is a program for advanced readers and writers.

Art Zone is a time where we get to use our artistic abilities to express ourselves throught painting drawing and coloring. Grades prek-3-8 gets the chance to go to Art Zone.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hi everyone .sorry for the delay in blogging .Nsukka Catholic schools shall soon talk with u.Just keep on the good work.We love u all. thank u.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Academics at St.Viator

This is the eighth grade science textbook. Our eight graders are learning about the periodic table of elements and also about atoms and compounds.

This is our eighth grade homework board. This is where we post all of our homework for the day.

These are some of our textbooks here at St. Viator. We are learning a lot of this in our classrooms.

This is the eighth grade Algebra 1 textbook. We are learning how to solve two step equations with algebra. 

This is the eighth grade American history textbook. We are learning about the American West and how the western side of our country was developed.

This is a game board made by our sixth graders. This game board quizzes them about life in the Mediterranean Sea.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

      Hello, we're 7th and 8th grade from St.Viator School. This is our blogging project, so we'll be blogging about our school and city(Chicago) once every month. We'll be talking about things like academics, sports and what Chicago is like. We hope to learn about your schools in Nsukka.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

School Anniversary

This Friday we're celebrating the 110th anniversary of our school and 125th anniversary of our parish. It's going to be a big party with ice cream and birthday cake, and there will also be lots of fun games! Everyone at school is really looking forward to it!

Partnership Grows

This morning we are skyping with our friends in Nsukka, and we here at St. Viator Elementary School in Chicago are excited to tell each other about our schools this year.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sister Salona supports Nsukka Catholic Schools

This is what Chicago looks like. We can't wait to see what Nsukka looks like!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Joint Meeting on Nsukka Blog Spot set for Wednesday, September 18th at 7:30 AM at St. Viator School

Members of the joint education committee subgroup for web presence are meeting on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:30 AM to talk about how students in the Diocese of Nsukka and in the Archdiocese of Chicago can become "pen pals" in this age of "instant" communication. Educational leaders both in Nsukka and Chicago will meet over Skype to talk about how this blogspot might be utilized to allow students the opportunity to more easily (and instantly) connect to each other and enrich their learning.

At this meeting, Educational leaders will learn how to utilize the blogspot and will discuss how to safe guard students in their use of this form of communication.

Prior to the meeting, each member will attempt to post a "blog" entry in order to come to the meeting with a sense of the work that lies ahead and how students will learn new communication skills.

If you are interested in having your school join in this exciting process, please contact Carol at or join us at St. Viator School, 4140 W Addison Street.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Montessori Training 2013

Enriching the learning/teaching methods from the earliest years motivated this year's ongoing Montessori Training lead by Sr. Barbara Jean Ciszek, CSJ, Principal, Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center and Jeanne Henry, Teacher, Holy Family Catholic Academy. Carol Fendt forwarded this eyewitness update:  when the electricity was turned on, Bee Jay showed pictures of the Montessori shelves in the Chicago schools where classrooms have so many materials to use for instruction. This training session included the preparing of the instructional materials, as well as practice using them effectively.  The training team learned the names of the fruit and vegetables that are here and tools for farming. Farm and domestic animals as well so that we can begin to make a content for teachers to teach (language cards/words). The participants also worked on geography and language materials.The trainers learned as much as the trainees.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Leadership Conference Successful

It was August 2006 when the commitments were made between the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Nigeria partnered with the Archdiocese of Chicago to establish a 21st Century Schools System under the auspices of the Diocese. Over 150 educators participated in this 2013 Leadership Conference. They heard the reports of the work done by the fall delegation to Chicago. Retelling the story of the partnership helped the participants in this new larger conference experience their own place in the dream.  On the final day the work was done in deanery groups. As the deaneries shared goals for the next 5 months of school, they included planting trees on school sites that lack shade and beauty during the upcoming  rainy season. They also will work to form education committees at the deanery level with representatives on the diocesan education committee in order to help train more teachers into the diocesan goals, vision, mission, motto statements.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Workshop Starts Monday

Esther S. Hicks, OCS Director of Catholic Identity and Mission and USA Project Coordinator, Sr. Barbara Jean Ciszek, CSJ, Principal, Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center, Carol R. Fendt, PhD, Co-Director, PRAIRIE Group, University of Illinois at Chicago, Jeanne Henry, Teacher, Holy Family Catholic Academy have all reached Nsukka in time to finalize plans for the institute they are directing this week for 150 members of the Diocesan School System. Their visits to schools in various deaneries revealed the progress made since last summer's work. Today they noted that they have photos of the stakes that outline the first building in the Model School. Watch to see them posted soon.  Keep an eye out for updates while the Chicago delegation is in Nsukka, pray for the success of their interactions, and donate to the 2013 Dollars for Dreams Campaign to get this model school built!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Dollars for Dreams

During Lent each spring,
Students, Teachers, Schools
Participate in the annual
Dollars for Dreams Campaign
Find out more about this project here.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Time to register for this year's 30th Anniversary Celebration of the the Africa Faith and Justice Network   to get a deeper understanding of the meaning of church in that area. The AFJN is a community of advocates for responsible U.S. relations with Africa. It stresses issues of peacebuilding, human rights and social justice that tie directly into Catholic social teaching.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Nsukka Personnel take responsibility to direct the Catholic Diocesan Catholic System. The Education Commission organization has earned the approval by the Bishop and has been published officially in the 2013 Nsukka Diocesan Directory.

Rev. Fr. Fidelis Ikpe
Education Director
Mr. Thaddeus Omeje
Assistant Education Director
Rev. Fr. Matthew Okwor
Supervisor Catholic Identity, Mission And Catechesis
Mrs. Grace N. Eze
Supervisor Academics
Mrs. Nelly Omeke
Supervisor Administration
Rev. Fr. Gilbert Ezeugwu
Supervisor Personnel
Mr. Innocent Ugwuoke
Assistant Supervisor Personnel
Rev. Fr. Denis Agbo
Supervisor Finance
Lazarus O. Ugwu
Education Secretary
Rev. Fr. Moses Ugwu
Rev. Fr. Wilfred Odo
Partnership Director

Take time to congratulate these individuals on their new roles, and continue to support and encourage them as construction of The Model School begins this new year 2013