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Academically Prepared, Lifelong Learners!


Academic Achievement Thrives at San Carlos School!


Our 2023 – 24 school year has been filled with exceptional academic achievement by students in 6th - 8th Grades. Several middle schoolers and their teachers have been
teaming up, working hard, and supporting each other to enter a variety of competitions with exceptional results. Some of these students never dreamed of competing academically, and with the encouragement and support of their teachers, parents, and fellow students, they are soaring! They are wonderful examples of the power of SCS “Spirit and Scholarship”.

Most recently, 8th Grader Ryan Ferguson won 1st Place in the 2024 Monterey Countywide Spelling Bee! Following eighteen rounds and numerous words, Ryan outperformed 26 other students from schools across the county to secure victory on March 16th at the Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE). His winning word was sciatica. He won an incredible trophy, many cool prizes, and $300 cash from MCOE! He will move forward by representing Monterey County in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. from May 26th - 31st. Ryan also won 3rd Place in this year’s National Steinbeck Center Young Authors’ Writing Contest. Congratulations on both wins Ryan and best of luck in the National Spelling Bee!

Earlier in the year, 7th Grader Lizzy Short and 6th Grader Rebecca Ibrahim won 3rd Place Individual Awards in the Middle School Division of the 4th Annual MCOE Math Festival. This festival is a fun, local, and inclusive event celebrating the beauty and joy of Mathematics. In February, five students competed in local MATHCOUNTS, one of the most rigorous live math competitions in the country. The SCS Team of Ryan Ferguson (8), Pavly Dawoud (8), Lizzy Short (7) and Isabella Jodlowski (7) took 2nd Place in the Team Round. Individually, Ryan took 3rd Place in the Countdown Elimination Round and Lizzy received the 3rd Highest Individual Score which qualified her to attend the State competition in March. Congrats to Mr. Kreeger, Middle School Math Teacher and Coach, and to all math competition participants for your terrific results!

A team of 10 students also participated in the National Catholic Schools Academic Junior High Decathlon (or AJHD) regional competition in Menlo Park. Subjects included Mathematics, Religion, English, Literature, Fine Arts, Science, and Social Studies. This competition aims to cultivate academic talent, learn collaboration and organization skills, celebrate student efforts in the context of spirit-fi-lled competition, and prepare for high school. Maestra Martin, who teaches MS Science, Gr. 6 Religion, and Gr. 5-8 Spanish, organized and coached our team. Team members included 8th Graders Pavly Dawoud, Ryan Ferguson, Austin Jue, Ryan Salita, Rosie Savukinas, Matthew Tebo, 7th Graders Sydney Carr and Suriya Gir, and 6th Graders Benjamin Balesteri and Brady Duenow. Students worked hard to prepare, learned much about the Decathlon, and plan to enter the competition again next year.

And...sixty-two students achieved Middle School Honor Roll Awards for Trimester 2! San Carlos School is very proud of all these students and their teachers!

Tremendous efforts all around and GO RAMS!

All School Event

First Annual Holy Hoops Matchup for Vocations Week

We celebrated Vocations Week with an exciting Holy Hoops Matchup between SCS students, staff, and parents vs. priests, seminarians, and discerners from San Carlos Cathedral and neighboring parishes.

The game was action- packed from start to finish with school and Diocesan communities cheering loudly for every point scored by both teams! We were all winners that day - with vocations as our focus! Thank you

Fr. Louie and Coach Eisemann for coordinating such a fun event for everyone and congrats to all players!