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 Issue 2020
Perfect Love Written By: Sophia Tsikouris Teacher: Father Nikolai Meyers Issue: Set to Appear in the September 2020 Issue of the Newsletter In the time of this virus there is great fear and suffering, but there is only one remedy for this pandemic, love....
Original Soliloquy for Laertes from Hamlet Written By: Zoe Frederick Teacher: Presbytera Koulianos Class: Level 5 British Classics Issue: Set to Appear in the May 2020 Issue of the Newsletter Woe is me! My poor deceased father. ‘Twas Him who was...
Personal "Meditations" Class: Level 6 Ancient Classics Teacher: Adam Lockridge Issue: Set to Appear in the May 2020 Edition of the Newsletter Students were challenged to imitate Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations" by writing their own personal meditations. They did...
Carona de Oro Written By: Jerome Dorham Teacher: Presbytera Koulianos Class: Lv. 5 British Classics Issue: Set to Appear in the May 2020 Issue of the Newsletter The sun rose high an azure sky The clouds go sailing on, The grass is green and growing fast And...
Finding Peace in Christ Written By: Samantha Column: Featured Essay Issue: April 2020 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all...
He's Always a Knight Errant Written By: Erika Kjendal Grade: 9th Grade Teacher: Presbytera Maria Koulianos Class: Level 5 Literature Issue: Set to Appear in the April 2020 Issue of the Newsletter By Sancho *TO THE TUNE OF "SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN" BY BILLY JOEL*...
What is Virtue and Why is it Essential? Written By: Owen Bender Teacher: Fr. Noah Bushelli Class: Catechism Level 6 Issue: Set to Appear in the April 2020 Issue of the Newsletter What is virtue? It is questions like these that the most brilliant minds try to answer in...
Virtue: Gifts for Redemption Written By: Linnaea Radley Teacher: Fr. Noah Bushelli Class: Catechism Level 6 Issue: Set to Appear in the April Issue of the Newsletter “A virtue is what? A power contrary to vices? An ethical feeling that’s all in your head?” I look up...
Wart's Final Transformation Written By: Anders Kjendal Grade: 8th Grade Teacher: Pres. Maria Koulianos Class: British Classics 5.2 Issue: Set to Appear in the March Issue of the Newsletter Wart was lounging about the castle, playing video games on his Wii, a gift from...