November 6th, 2012

Elementary Excellence: St. James E-Town

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor


Elementary Excellence: St. James E-Town
new St. James campus/photo from www.st.james-etown.org

St. James E-Town moves to brand new facility

St. James Regional Catholic School in Elizabethtown recently moved to a brand new campus, and athletic director Debbie Freyberger hopes the athletic program will be able to grow with the move as well as continuing to help their students grow academically and athletically.

Athletically, Freyberger wants her athletes to follow the schools mission statements. She hopes her athletes will grow as a human being rather than focus on winning.   

“As noted in the school’s mission and vision statements, Saint James Catholic Regional School seeks to promote the emotional, physical, spiritual, and educational well-being of each child,” said Freyberger.  “With this goal in mind, students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular academic activities and sports programs offered through the school.” 

Even though Freyberger is proud of St. James athletic achievement, she emphasizes that their academic performance will always come first at St. James E-Town.   

“Saint James Regional Catholic School strives to offer exceptional educational opportunities and quality athletic programs to residents in Hardin and surrounding counties,” said Freyberger. “Academically, students from Saint James Catholic Regional School score in the top fifteen percent in the nation in Reading and Mathematics.”

Nine catholic elementary schools have been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in the Louisville area. In 2012, St. James became the tenth school to be awarded the honor in the Archdiocese of Louisville.

“For its exemplary high student achievement and strong instructional programming, the school has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2012 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence,” Freyberger said proudly.

This school year is the first year that St. James is on their new 55 acre campus. Freyberger is excited to see the athletic program grow on their new campus.

“Most recently Saint James Catholic Regional School relocated to a new state-of-the-art facility situated on fifty-five acres off Robinbrooke Boulevard in Elizabethtown,” said Freyberger. “The acreage will allow the school to construct fields, courts, courses, and additional facilities needed to host a variety of athletic events throughout the year.”

Students at St. James engage in a wide variety of sports. Like numerous schools in Louisville, this year marks the first year that St. James will offer archery for their student-athletes. The 2012-2013 school year is also the first year of archery being a KHSAA sanctioned sport.

“Students at Saint James Regional Catholic School are able to participate in a variety of sports to include: basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, cross country, track, swimming, golf, cheerleading, and the jump rope club,” said Freyberger. “Archery was added prior to the start of the 2012-2013 school year and has increasingly developed and grown with student interest.”

Athletic success is a regular occurrence at St. James. Last year, St. James brought home titles in five sports.

“Saint James Regional Catholic School student athletes experienced many successes in their athletic endeavors throughout the 2011-2012 school year,” said Freyberger.  “Most notable were individual titles in swimming, golf, tennis, and cross country and team titles in volleyball.”

 

 

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