Principal’s Message

Dear St. Hugh Community,

This month we are focusing on the virtue of enthusiasm. As part of the practice of our faith, enthusiasm is being filled with the Holy Spirit and eager to proclaim the Good News and to do God's work in the world. The Bible tells us: "...And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness." (Acts 4:31)




This Week

Early Dismissal

Friday, December 2nd 1:00 dismissal.
After Care available.

Monday, December 5th

Tree Trimming 9:00 A.M. & Visit from Santa Claus


TPRS Program


LOOK WHAT"S NEW AT St.Hugh in Our Spanish Program!

We have purchased a new Spanish program for the non-native Spanish language speakers. This program is called TPRS "Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling". The TPRS system is a method of second-language teaching that uses highly-interactive stories to provide comprehensible input and create immersion in the classroom.

TRRS focuses on fluency by teaching stories. Fluency comes by:

  • students focusing on the details of a story
  • students not focusing on the language
  • students picking up the language unconsciously

This system uses a storytelling platform to provide these basic skills:

  • comprehension
  • repetition
  • interest
  • teach to the students not the curriculum/practice for mastery instead of covering a curriculum through story retells: students frequently retell and engage in the stories

Mr. Rolando Carmenates is certified to teach this program. We have adopted it as a pilot program for the remainder of this school year.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Carmenates at your convenience.

We know that the additions of these programs will enhance the educational experiences of our students!

iRead Program

Success in school and beyond is dependent on mastery of foundational reading skills at a young age. St. Hugh Catholic School has purchased a new comprehensive system that provides explicit, systematic instruction and personalized learning in reading. This program is called iRead.

iRead provides unparalleled support with powerful data, reporting, and instructional resources to maximize instructional time and accelerate achievement. This program includes more rigor, more language, and more connected text than other digital programs on the market. The iRead program will be used daily by the kindergarten, first, and second grade teachers for all students. The Reading Raiders program and Mrs. Mendiola's reading class will also use this program to remediate, identify areas of need,  and enhance reading. The program focuses on phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, spelling and encoding, fluency, vocabulary, and language development.

In order to fully implement this program, we also had to purchase ten new iPads.

Thanksgiving Mass

Immaculate Conception National Junior Honor Society

The national Junior Honor Society is the leader among organizations and societies that promote appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship, and service.

Congratulations to the new members of the Immaculate Conception National Junior Honor Society.

Nicole Miquilarena, Angela Navarette, Ana Nistal Escudero, Sofia Santa-Cruz, Maria Cardano, Ana Cruz, Andres Espinosa, Daniel Gonzalez, Anastasia Gonzalez, Diego Espinosa, Gabriel Colmenares, Alexa Martinez, Solange Aguero, Carolina Lizama.


"Reading Under the Stars" was a huge success!!!

The students enjoyed this storytelling time with our 8th grade volunteers! They sat on comfortable blankets in front of the church under the beautiful nighttime sky while listening to stories!

A very SPECIAL THANKS to our teachers Ms. Sanchez and Mrs. Janulionis for helping organize this event!!

Thank you to Mrs. Lizama and all of our parent volunteers for supporting the Book Fair!

Thanks to the following 8th graders who volunteered their time and talent as storytellers:

1. Solange Aguero
2. Sam Anderson
3. Christina Avila
4. Isabella Camargo
5. Cristobal Camejo
6. Ana Colitto
7. Lily Courtney
8. Nicole Martinez
9. Katherine Moore
10. Sofia Rivero
11. Mia Trent
12. Ryan Williams




Feast of Saint Hugh Field Day

On Thursday, November 17th the students enjoyed a day of sports and friendly competition. Thank Coach Pina and Coach Duenas for hosting a wonderful field day!



Red Ribbon Week


Online Applications

Parents please be informed that all classes are presently closed:
Applicants will be placed on a waiting list.


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Congratulations Raiders!

New Uniform

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School Tours

School tours are available on Wednesdays at 8:00 A.M. If interested, please e-mail Gloria Perez at to reserve an appointment.