Sunday, 10 December 2017 12:46

Taylorville sixth-graders spread the word about saints

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taylorville rocking the saintsTAYLORVILLE — Sixth-graders in Cathy Schaeffer’s class at St. Mary School have embarked on a new adventure to add to their studies on saints called “Paint My Saint.” Following the tradition of previous years, each student chose a saint to research and write about — and they also created Google Slides presentations to present to all grade levels at their K-6 school.

Additionally, the sixth-graders designed sweatshirts featuring pictures and key words that describe their chosen saints. The students then became “walking billboards” to teach others the unique qualities their saints possess.

With the help of art teacher, Kim Rainey, and computer teacher, Shaunna Nash, the students went one step further and painted rocks with a symbol representing their saints. The rocks have been hidden with the hopes of teaching those who find the rocks a little more about the saints. An address on the back of each rock will lead the finders to a Facebook page where the slideshows about the saints can be found. Finders are encouraged to take pictures of the rocks and re-hide them, adding photos and hints to future finders. The Facebook page can be found at