To all those in our community who observe and celebrate Thanksgiving, we wish you a pleasant and restful day with your friends and families.
Thanksgiving Day is a day to give thanks and to be grateful for the people in your life and for what life has offered you. Wikipedia refers to Thanksgiving as "a national holiday, which is celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan."
The St. Stephen's boys basketball teams won both games against St. George's on Tuesday night. With a professional ref and a new electronic scoreboard on hand, the atmosphere was intense and the games highly competitive.
SSS 'A' Team showed great resolve and hung on to beat St. George's 'A' 39-37 in a hotly contested finish.
SSS 'B' Team got off to a quick start and played together to beat St George's 'B' 28-19.
Both teams continue to impress and improve, and winning their first home games of the year is only going to build excitement for the winter games planned over the next few weeks. A special thank you to Alessandro Di Cicco (father of Luca Di Cicco) for his generous support and bringing pizza for all the teams!
St. Stephen's IB Latin students will spend the weekend at the Villa Vergiliana in Cumae. The event, sponsored by the Lyceum, offers students a unique opportunity to study Vergil in a truly Vergilian location!
Villa Vergiliana is where Vergil spent a lot of time and most likely wrote a lot of the Aeneid. The location is rich in associations with the Aeneid.