St Paul PSIA
PSIA is an Academic Competition for 1st grade through 8th grade. We compete with other Parochial, Private, and Home Schools.
It is that time of year again!! PSIA, Private School Interscholastic Association, is getting started and the students are excited. Please read through the letter. It explains what PSIA is and our coaching needs. The Choice forms are due on Oct. 5th in order to ensure they can try out for the events they want to participate in. Click here for the letter and choice forms.
St. Paul Lutheran Students in Thorndale Win at State PSIA
St. Paul Lutheran’s students competed at PSIA, Private Schools Interscholastic Association, in Giddings back in February. Twenty one of our students placed in twenty nine events at the District level. These students headed to Texas Christian University on May 14th to compete against schools from all over Texas numbering between 150-200 schools. We are very proud of how the students represented St. Paul, Thorndale.
Every State Qualifier worked hard to get ready for State after District. Our coaches, many of which are volunteers, also worked hard to help the students be ready for the State competition. These volunteers started in October and have continued to practice through May for the State Qualifiers. Thank You!!
We are proud of all the students’ accomplishments. They did St. Paul Lutheran, Thorndale proud. We brought home twelve medals overall. The medalists are Dawson Gillmore 1st in Vocabulary, Justin Ford 1st in Dictionary Skills and 3rd in Maps, Charts, and Graphs, Emmerson Fisher 2nd in Dictionary Skills and 3rd in Vocabulary, Jenna Frias 2nd in Poetry Interpretation, Reina King 2nd in Calculator Applications, Ally Page 4th in Poetry Interpretation, Cohen Moss 5th in Storytelling, Kyla Daniell 5th in Storytelling, Agustin Cooke 6th in Art Memory, and Meagan Newton 6th in Ready Writing.
St. Paul Lutheran in Thorndale ranked at State out of 150-200 schools who competed in PSIA State. Elementary ranked 10th, and Middle School ranked 4th!! This is a great accomplishment for our Students!
This was another great ending to a fun filled PSIA year. The students are eager to start every year, and can’t wait for me to send out the sign up sheets. The students practice after school with coaches, some teachers and some parents, in order to prepare for the competitions. I am impressed every year with the effort put in by both groups. Thanks to everyone for their support, help, and prayers.
PSIA 2015 - 2016 – St. Paul Students Wins FIRST Place!
Can you feel the excitement in the air? Do you see the children with huge grins on their faces? Do you see the excited teachers, parents, and friends of St. Paul?
St. Paul Lutheran in Thorndale won 1st place in Elementary and 1st place in Middle School, which gave us 1st place overall out of 12 schools at the PSIA competition Friday, February 26, 2016. What an amazing day! Each year I am impressed with the students of St. Paul, who step up and do a wonderful job of representing our school at the PSIA competition. PSIA stands for Private School Interscholastic Association. It is an academic competition between private, parochial, and home schools.
The students go and compete in different areas with some competing in more than one event. Many of our students are going on to compete at the State competition in Fort Worth at TCU (Texas Christian University) later this year. I am proud of all the students who participated and did their very best competing against other schools and home schools.
They brought home 78 ribbons total. We have 21 children competing in 29 entries for State, and 12 students who are alternates.
The overall results are as follows.
Creative Writing - First Grade : Fen Reeves – 5th place
Ready Writing – Third Grade: Cohen Moss- 6th place, Fifth Grade: Kyndal Robinson – 1st place, Eighth Grade – Meagan Newton – 2nd place and Allison Albert 6th place
Impromptu Speaking – Eighth Grade: Katie Henson – 4th place and Ally Page 6th place
Modern Oratory – Seventh Grade- Grant Widner – 3rd place
Poetry Interpretation – Fourth Grade: Jenna Frias – 1st place and Haleigh Moehling – 2nd place, Sixth Grade – Chloe Qualls – 5th place, Eighth Grade: Ally Page – 2nd place and Katie Henson – 4th place
Storytelling – First Grade: Ethan Schramm – 3rd place and Garrett Schramm 5th place, Second Grade: Kyla Daniell – 1st place and Riley Shock – 3rd place, Third Grade: Cohen Moss – 1st place and Payton Gillmore – 2nd place
Calculator Applications – Sixth Grade: Logan Davis – 4th place, Seventh Grade: Ethan Williamson – 3rd place, Eighth Grade – Reina King – 1st place
Mathematics – Sixth Grade: Logan Davis – 2nd place, Seventh Grade: Reina King – 4th place, Eighth Grade: Jayci Martinka – 1st place and Meagan Newton- 2nd place
Number Sense – Fourth Grade: Madison Masek – 5th place, Fifth Grade: Dawson Gillmore – 3rd place, Seventh Grade: Carter Brymer – 3rd place
Dictionary Skills – Fifth Grade: Landri Martinka – 2nd place, Sixth Grade: Emmerson Fisher – 1st place, Eighth Grade: Justin Ford – 1st place
Listening Skills- Fifth Grade: Emily Owen – 4th place and Kyndal Robinson- 6th place, Eighth Grade: Hannah Reynosa-5th place
Maps, Charts, and Graphs – Fourth Grade: Kaylee Beason – 3rd place, Lily Churchman – 3rd place, and Emily Reeves – 5th place, Sixth Grade: Dean Johnson – 2nd place and Branson McCoy – 4th place, Seventh Grade: Grant Widner – 1st place, Eighth Grade: Justin Ford – 1st place and Ty Kovar – 4th place
On Site Drawing- Sixth Grade: Kyndal Robinson – 3rd place, Seventh Grade: Jacey Paulsen – 2nd grade, Reina King – 4th place, and Michael Herzog – 5th place
Science – Sixth Grade: Emmerson Fisher – 1st place and Stryker Leschber – 5th place, Seventh Grade: Michael Herzog 2nd place and Jacey Paulsen – 6th place, Eighth Grade: Justin Ford – 1st place, Jayci Martinka – 3rd place, and Ty Kovar – 4th place
Spelling – Second Grade: Cameron Ford – 2nd place, Fourth Grade: Madison Masek – 5th place, Fifth Grade: Harrison Bender- 3rd place and Agustin Cooke – 5th place, Sixth Grade: Emmerson Fisher – 1st place, Dean Johnson – 2nd place, and Logan Davis – 3rd place, Seventh Grade: Ashley Pesl – 4th place
Vocabulary – Fifth Grade: Dawson Gillmore – 3rd place, Sixth Grade: Emmerson Fisher – 1st place, Stryker Leschber – 3rd place, and Ty Pesl 6th place, Seventh Grade: Ashley Pesl – 5th place
Art Memory – Fifth Grade: Agustin Cooke – 1st place, Eighth Grade: Hannah Reynosa – 2nd place
Music Memory – Third Grade: Cohen Moss – 4th place and Steven Lopez – 5th place, Fourth Grade: Madison Masek – 1st place, Fifth Grade: Agustin Cooke – 2nd place, Harrison Bender – 3rd place, and Emily Owen – 5th place, Eighth Grade: Allison Albert 3rd place, Katie Henson – 4th place, and Hannah Reynosa – 5th place
State Bound – These children are State Bound later this year!!! Agustin Cooke in Art Memory and Music Memory, Kyla Daniell in Storytelling, Logan Davis in Mathematics, Emmerson Fisher in Dictionary Skills, Spelling, Science, and Vocabulary, Cameron Ford in Spelling, Justin Ford in Dictionary Skills, Maps, Charts, and Graphs, and Science, Jenna Frias in Poetry Interpretation, Michael Herzog in Science, Dean Johnson in Maps, Charts, and Graphs, and Spelling, Reina King in Calculator Applications, Jayci Martinka in Mathematics, Landri Martinka in Dictionary Skills, Madison Masek in Music Memory, Haleigh Moehling in Poetry Interpretation, Cohen Moss in Storytelling, Meagan Newton in Mathematics and Ready Writing, Ally Page in Poetry Interpretation, Jacey Paulsen in On Site Drawing, Hannah Reynosa in Art Memory, Kyndal Robinson in Ready Writing, and Grant Widner in Maps, Charts, and Graphs.
Alternates for State- These children are alternates. They will get to go to State should someone not be able to attend in our District. Kaylee Beason and Lily Churchman for Maps, Charts, and Graphs, Ethan Williamson for Calculator Applications, Jayci Martinka for Science, Grant Widner for Modern Oratory, Kyndal Robinson for On Site Drawing, Harrison Bender for Spelling and Music Memory, Logan Davis for Spelling, Payton Gillmore for Storytelling, Dawson Gillmore and Carter Brymer for Number Sense, Allison Albert for Music Memory, and Dawson Gillmore and Stryker Leschber for Vocabulary,
The students have been working hard since October getting ready for the competition. They are not the only ones. A huge THANKS goes out to all of the coaches for these events. We couldn’t do as well as we do without their dedication and extra time spent coaching and encouraging their students. They are Mrs. Eschberger, Mrs. Garcia, Mrs. Churchman, Mrs. Williamson, Mrs. Paulsen, Mrs. Owen, Mrs. Widner, Mr. King, Mrs. Melcher, Pastor Kalbas, Mrs. McCoy, Mrs. Brymer, Mrs. Meadors, Mrs. Reynosa, Mr. Moss, Mrs. Daniell, and Mrs. Fisher.
A huge Thanks also goes out to all those who helped with the competition on Friday. They come to PSIA and either grade, judge, assist in running a competition, or directing a contest. We are very thankful to have you all come and support us through the competition and lend us a helping hand. We couldn’t have done it without you!!
Thanks should also go out to Immanuel Giddings who has run this event successfully now for many years.
GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU – Ms. Kristi Fischer
PSIA is on Friday, Feb. 26th. Here is the Contest Day Letter. All information went home today, Feb. 22. The packet included schedules and a map. Please read through the letter so you are well informed.
PSIA is on Feb. 26th and we need your help. Click here for information and volunteer forms!!
Happy Thursday, St. Paul Families and Friends,
Today, we submitted official contestant names for the PSIA district meet, to be held Friday, February 26 at Immanuel, Giddings. This year we are pleased to be sending a record number of students to contest! Over the past years, our PSIA Director Kristi Fischer and the many volunteer event coaches have done a wonderful job of building this academic program. This year in particular, we challenged our students and coaches to try new contest areas, and they stepped up in true St. Paul style. Even today, we added students to try 6-8 grade science, which is a completely new contest for our school. We anticipate a fun day of competition -- and many ribbons -- at the district meet!
Our students, your kids, are top-notch, and we are so proud of each and everyone of them for challenging themselves on a daily basis in all that they do. Thank you to all PSIA parents for allowing your student to attend practices, as well as for your flexibility in allowing many students to add a last minute contest to fill in the gaps on our teams.