St. Raphael School Student Journal
Started by a group of St. Raphael students in the spring of 2018, the St. Raphael School Journal is a monthly publication designed, edited, and written by St. Raphael students for St. Raphael students and their families. The Journal is proud to showcase the work of St. Raphael students in the form of featured columns and student submissions, while working to keep students and their families informed of what is going on within the school and its classes. Under the guidance of Presbytera Maria Koulianos, the newsletter team looks forward to each wonderful year of publication.
Christmas Edition 2021
Christmas Issue 2020
The Services of Great and Holy Week Theodora Cuica Column Writer: Theosis through the Arts Set to appear in May 2022 edition Good morning! Good afternoon! Good evening! Welcome to the column “Theosis Through The Arts”! Christ is Risen, dear readers! I pray that you...
Miminashi Ho-ichi, Retold in Low Style Owen Bender Mrs. Shaltanis Rhetoric 1: Section 2 March 15, 2022 Set to appear in May 2022 edition There are two parts to a good storytelling. It’s one part a good story, and one part a good telling. In fact, in feudal Japan there...
March Nature Observation Kiersten Archer Student Submission Set to appear in the May 2022 edition No matter what time of year the desert always looks the same. Or so it seems. The cacti are always in the same place as when you last saw them. Unless they fall down...
February Nature Observation Emilia Officer Student Submission Set to appear in the May 2022 edition I lay on the pine needles, hearing only my calm rhythmic breaths and the scraping of branches against each other. The sky is covered by a sheet of gray clouds, they...
Sword and the Stone Culminating Activity Takes place between Chapters 21 and 22 Mary Kjendal Student Submission Set to appear in the April 2022 edition The Wart sighed and leaned his forehead against the windowpane. It felt cool against his skin, so he kept it there...
Chapters in-between13-14, The In-Between Story A Culminating Activity for The Sword and the Stone Genevieve Bell Student Submission Set to appear in the April 2022 edition It was a rare sunny afternoon, the clouds were only little puffs of breath in the sky. A bird...
Greek Lenten Traditions: From Foods to Kite Flying By Grace Wagner Set to appear in March 2022 Issue As Spring is around the corner and Lent is just beginning, it might be hard to think about all the days until Pascha, but there are numerous Lenten traditions...
A Journey of a Lost Soul By Anastasia Fahey, Eudora Mathewes, Genevieve Bell, and Abby Roth. Illustrated by Anastasia Fahey Chapter One The River of Idleness “Father, please! You must help me! I don’t know what to do!” The peculiar elder led me to a chair and offered...
The Small Gift By Mary Kjendal Cassidy shivered as the biting wind that blew around the corner cut through her thin clothes and sparse coat as if they weren’t there at all. Her teeth chattered and she sat on her hands to keep them out of the cold as best she could....
Howls in the Moonlight By Ella Lowery Edited by Genevieve Chittom Cover design by Ellie Heise Pack Descriptions Red Wolves: Rusty gray fur with dirty white bellies. Exceptional climbers. Living in the East Forest, they hunt on squirrels, rabbits...