St. Brigid School Receives Third National Blue Ribbon Award

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Today we are delighted and proud to announce that Saint Brigid of Kildare School has been named for the third time a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. We are the only school in Ohio to receive a third National Blue Ribbon School Award in the last 15 years.

The National Blue Ribbon Program honors public and private K – 12 schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. We again received the award in the high-performing schools category, which recognizes schools that have achieved among the highest scores in both reading and math as measured by state or national standard tests, as well as have demonstrated excellence in their mission, curriculum, instructional methods, and professional development. Schools are only eligible to apply for this award every five years, and St. Brigid is excited to receive this award for the third time in our school’s twenty-five year history.

While we are proud of our academic, curriculum, instructional, and professional excellence that earned us this award, of most importance to our community is that we offer to the children of Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish a school of academic excellence within a framework of traditional Catholic values.

Our school children learned of the award this afternoon with a surprise celebration. The students were told they were practicing an evacuation safety drill from the school to the church. When the students were seated in the church, they were then informed by Principal O’Reilly that their school won the prestigious award. The church erupted in cheers of excited and proud children. Ms. O’Reilly, Monsignor Hendricks, and Mr. Adam Dufault, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, offered remarks to the student body and staff, thanking them for their dedication, service, and commitment to both their Catholic faith and academics.

In just twenty-five short years our school has grown from a dream in the hearts, souls, and minds of Saint Brigid parishioners, Bishop James Griffin, and founding pastor Monsignor Paul Enke to a three-time Blue Ribbon School, vibrant in our Catholic faith and with demonstrated academic excellence.

Today we celebrate and praise God for our many blessings!


Monsignor Joseph Hendricks
Kathleen O’Reilly
Cindy Lombardo
Jill Carfagna


To view photos from today’s celebration, click here.

After-School Study Tables

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After-School Study Tables for Grades 5-8

After School Study Tables are back for students in grade 5 – 8! Study table is a wonderful time for students to have a quiet setting to work on homework, study for an upcoming test, spend some time getting organized, or get help from one of the teacher monitors.
Study tables will be held every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3pm until 4pm. They will begin on September 9th, 2019.
If you would like your child to attend study table, please sign them up using the sign up link below. Also, you must send a change of transportation note for your child’s homeroom teacher the day of the study table. In addition, a permission slip outlining the guidelines and expectations will be sent home in your child’s Friday Folder this week. Please review this with your child and send the form back in to your child’s homeroom teacher. This permission slip must be signed in order for your child to stay for study tables.
Questions? Email Katy Nentwich at

Summer Tutoring

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Summer tutoring is available from the following Saint Brigid of Kildare staff members. Staff can be contacted via email or by calling the school office and leaving a message.

Staff Name
Grade Levels
Contact Info
Christine Gutridge
3-4 team teacher
All subjects
Grades K-4
Andrea Knabe
5-6 team teacher
Grades 4-9
Jill Cecutti
5-6 team teacher
Reading, Writing, Study Skills,
Test-taking strategies
Grades K-8 (entering)
Nick Byorth
5-6 team teacher
Math, Social Studies, & Writing
Grades 5-8
Teri Ryan
instructional aide
All subjects
Grades K-4
Katy Nentwich
7-8 team teacher
Math and ELA
Grades 4 – 9
Megan Byorth
1-2 team teacher
All subjects
Grades K-3
Mackenzie Veeder
1-2 team teacher
All subjects
Grades K-4
Molly Long
1-2 team teacher
All subjects
Grades K-4
Erin Russell
Speech-Language Pathologist
Speech and Language
Gladys Ruz
instructional aide
Reading, Math
Shelley O’Neil
1-2 team literacy teacher
Reading and Writing
Brittany Burger
3-4 team teacher
All subjects
Shelley Regrut
3-4 Literacy Teacher
Reading, writing,  grammar and
Grades 2,3,4,5,6