Thursday, January 29, 2009

St. Bernard celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Our Seniors and class presidents represented SBP on Wednesday, and joined with representatives from Catholic Schools in the northern section of the Diocese of Alabama, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville for Mass with Bishop Baker in celebration of Catholic Schools week.

Senior recognition held at St. Bernard

Saint Bernard Prep Senior basketball players, cheerleaders and dance team members were recognized Monday night at half-time during St. Bernard vs. Winston County Basketball game in St. Bernard Preparatory School’s Fazi- Richard Athletic Center. School Headmaster, Father Joel Martin, O.S.B. presented each athlete with a certificate as they were individually introduced and recognized by fellow Saints and supporters in attendance.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

St. Bernard participates in Cullman County Honor Band

St. Bernard Preparatory School recently started a new tradition by participating in the 26th Annual Cullman County Honor Band held January 17 at Wallace State College in Hanceville. The Honor Band was comprised of two hundred and forty six of the county’s top musicians from nine junior high and senior high school bands.

St. Bernard nascent instrumental band program began two years ago. Under the leadership of Lester Harris, a seasoned band instructor and trumpeter, the music program has been one of the most recent additions to the curriculum of the 25 year old college preparatory school. “We have some outstanding talent and offer our congratulations to Amanda Parker who plays the flute and Mark McDaniel who plays the trumpet,” said Mr. Harris. “Both students received medals for their placement in the group. Amanda was singled out for scoring in the top 25% of the high school honor band students.”

Students arrived at Wallace State on Friday evening and were judge according to the following: playing a scale, playing three scales chromatically adjacent, playing a chromatic scale, and then playing a prepared piece. Finally, the student had to “sight read” a piece that was completely new to them.

On Saturday students met at 8:30 and rehearsed all day to prepare music for the concert Saturday evening. The Junior High Honor Band under the conduction of Terry Ownby played Avenger by Bob Grice; Cool Cat Shuffle by David Shaffer; Fantasy on An Irish Air by Richard Saucedo; and Name Those Tunes! By Jerry Williams. McDaniel was seated #8 out of 23 in the trumpet section.

Garry Taylor conducted the Senior High Honor Band as they played The Star Spangled Banner; Into the Storm by Robert W. Smith; Flight of the Piasa by Robert Sheldon; Mandalin Landscapes by Philip Sparke; Our Heritage by Karl King; and The Lord of the Dance by Richard Saucedo. Parker earned the #5 spot of 17 students in the flute section.

Harris said, “It’s quite an undertaking to play all those pieces in that short amount of time. St. Bernard wishes to thank the Cullman Band Directors Association, Dr. Vicki Hawsey, President, WSC; Ricky Burks, Chairman of the Music Department, WSC; and the Music Department Staff, WSC for the opportunity to participate.”

Saint Bernard picks up 5th straight win since break

See what the Cullman Times had to say.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Saints keep marching

Our Lady Saints made the Cullman Times again. See what the paper says about our girls.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2009 Basketball Homecoming King and Queen

Congratulations to Kiki Meyer and her Brother, Brendan on being selected by their school as the 2009 Basketball Homecoming King and Queen.

St. Bernard girls wallop West End

St. Bernard girls make headlines again. To read the full story click:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Patrick Wolkoff speaks about St. Bernard

Last Friday Mrs. Nix had the opportunity to speak with Patrick Wolkoff about his four years at St. Bernard Preparatory School in Cullman. To see the interview click:

Friday, January 9, 2009

Middle School Holds Spelling Bee

St. Bernard Prep Middle School recently held their annual school Spelling Bee. Zoie Wilson won runner - up and Sadie Pudles was declared the winner of the competition. Sadie will represent St. Bernard at the Cullman County Spelling Bee on January 26 at Fairview High School Auditorium. Zoie (far left) is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Wilson, of Cullman. Sadie (far right) is the daughter of Mark Pudles also of Cullman. Mr. John Tekulve, SBP Middle School Headmaster, congratulates both girls on their win.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Abbot Cletus welcomes students back to campus

This morning Abbot Cletus assembled with students and faculty of SBP. Hear what he had to say.