St. Raymond School

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Long-time first grade teacher Valerie Mattei has been named principal at St. Raymond School.

Previously, she served as master teacher to a number of teachers, as a member of the leadership team for the 2012 WCEA/WASC accreditation, as faculty moderator of Student Council, as faculty moderator of Campus Life, as well as a variety of other roles.

“Ms. Mattei has impressive credentials both as a teacher and as a leader in our school community,” said Fr. Daniel Syverstad, Pastor of St. Raymond Church.  “She is extremely zealous about building stronger bridges between the school and the larger parish community. We are very excited about her new role as principal of St. Raymond School.”

Ms. Mattei began teaching first grade at St. Raymond School in 2007 after spending a year as a first grade aide at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont. She received her Masters Degree in Education and School Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University last spring.

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St. Raymond School places first in Academic Decathlon for fifth year in a row     

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For the 5th year in a row, the team from St. Raymond School was the overall winner in the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Academic Decathlon competition. Students in grades 6-8 from thirteen schools competed in the Academic Decathlon held the first weekend in March at St. Pius School in Redwood City. The competition includes two […]

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St. Raymond School places first in Academic Decathlon

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For the fourth year in a row, the St. Raymond School Academic Decathlon team was named the “Overall Winner” for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  The annual competition, featuring 12 schools, was held on March 4 at St. Pius School in Redwood City. The Academic Decathlon is a competition for students in grades sixth through eighth, consisting […]

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St. Raymond School participates in emergency drills observed by Menlo Park Police Department

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Earlier this week, St. Raymond School practiced safety drills under the watchful eye of members of the Menlo Park Police Department. “The safety and well being of students, staff, and community members is our number one priority during an emergency,” a MPPD spokesperson said in an email. “St. Raymond School has done a tremendous job […]

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Menlo Park 8th grader wins U.S. Junior Squash Championship

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Menlo Park resident F. Gabriel Morgan, 14, was crowned National Champion at the U.S. Junior Squash Championships at Yale University in competition held two weekends ago. Playing in front of packed grandstand at Yale’s Brady Squash Center, Gabriel competed in the Boys U15 division and was undefeated in five straight matches en route to his first national title. In […]

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First-year principal Dr. Tara Rolle works with school community to map St. Raymond’s future

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Ask Dr. Tara Rolle, who’s in her first year as principal at St. Raymond School in Menlo Park, what she’s passionate about and “technology” heads the list, and more specifically Apple products, at least since the candy-colored iMacs debuted in 1999. “They were so cute,” she recalls. “I had a pink one in college.” (Note […]

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Leonore Rooney Daschbach: Reflections on a life well spent in Atherton

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A visit with Leonore Rooney Daschbach, who’s lived in the same house in Atherton since she was six years old,  is recalling a time that is no longer — and one that, in many respects, is the same. “Growing up, there were only boys on my street except for Sis [Whelan Lussier],” she recalls, “so […]

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Celebration at Sacred Heart, dedication at St. Raymond on May 15

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On Sunday, May 15, Sacred Heart Schools (SHS) is hosting an all-school gala to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Lower and Middle Schools’ campus.  There will be a community Mass by the Rev. David Ghiorso and a site blessing by the Rev. George H. Niederauer, archbishop of the San Francisco Archdiocese. The Mass will […]

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Sister Nancy Morris: Committed to God, living life fully

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Ask Sister Nancy Morris about her life and she has one word for it: charmed. “My life has been wonderful,” she says, recalling duties and people that span her 60 years in religious life. “I’ve done everything I wanted to do. God has been incredibly good to me.” That’s not to imply that Sister Morris […]

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Open house this weekend at St. Raymond School spotlights changes for next academic year

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In advance of its open house this weekend, St. Raymond announced a number of changes for the 2011-12 academic school year. The school’s principal for the past 16 years, Sister Ann Bernard, will be leaving the school at the end of the academic year.  Working in conjunction with the Archdiocese, Fr. William Myers, Pastor of […]

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St. Raymond’s open house tonight (10/28) for prospective students & parents

St. Raymond is hosting an open house this evening (10/28) from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Parents and prospective students can meet the teachers, current students and parents, talk with the principal and tour the newly updated campus. Emails spokesperson Kim McNair: “St. Raymond prides itself on it’s  values-centered Catholic education, challenging academics, active  athletics program, […]

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