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A Very Special Visitor

On Wednesday, August 14, OLV students were treated to a visit by Thierry Roch, former Swiss Guard to the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Thierry spoke to our middle school students at length about his experiences in his role of protecting the Pope. Thierry also took the time to visit briefly with a few of our younger students. Thierry shared with the children the history of the Swiss Guard, qualifications and duties of a guard, and some of his personal experiences during his time as a guard. He spoke of the effect that being a guard had on his own religious life and how being so close to the Pope brought him closer to God. Our students thoroughly enjoyed learning about Thierry’s special role, seeing pictures from his time at The Vatican, and asking questions. We are grateful for his visit to our school.

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The Our Lady of the Valley School award-winning Science Olympiad team continued its rich tradition of excellence by shining at the State Competition held at Auburn University on Saturday, March 30, coming in 3rd place. OLV teams medaled in 11 of the 23 events they competed in.  Award medals were given for each event for first through fourth places. OLV students placed in the following events:  Boomilever 3rd place; Dynamic Planet 4th place; Elastic Launch Glider 3rd place; Experimental Design 2nd place; Fossils 3rd Place; Meteorology 4th place; Potions and Poisons 2nd place; Roller Coaster 4th Place; Solar System 4th place; Thermodynamics 4th place; Write It Do It 3rd Place. Congratulations to this hard-working group!

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On January 15, 3rd-8th grade students competed in the annual school-wide Spelling Bee. Each class had four representatives whom had earned enough points to advance to the school-wide bee. We are very proud of our winner, Catherine S. from 8th grade and Kate N. (6th grade), who is our runner up. Catherine will go on to represent OLV in the Shelby County Spelling Bee in February. The school Geography Bee was the following week, with representatives from 4th-8th grade. Sixth grader Nathaniel R. came out on top as our first place winner this year. Congratulations also to Fields H. (8th grade) who was the runner up, and Brandon R. (7th grade) for coming in 3rd place. We are very proud of all the class representatives for both of these events and wish Catherine and Nathaniel the best of luck going forward.


Classes Participate in Adoration, Advent Services, Penance Services for Spiritual Preparation
Our Lady of the Valley School students have been very involved in activities of spiritual preparation over the last few weeks. First Friday Adoration, a special Penance service, and weekly Advent prayer services have given students a wonderful opportunity to center their thoughts on Our Lord, Jesus Christ and highlight the importance of preparation during this most blessed Advent season.  Click here to read more.