This award-winning Ohio educational enhancement program is devoted to excellence in creative writing, and helps to provide students and schools with the means to achieve their highest academic goals.


Excel is an Honor's reading class for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, where students are selected based on a variety of criteria, including, but not limited to, teacher recommendation, standardized test scores, work ethic, and motivation. Excel coordinator and teacher, Ms. Fox, loves to teach classic authors and classic books, covering both poetry and prose.


Students in Excel are taught using the Diocesan course of study; however, pacing, depth of material, and activities may differ slightly from other reading classes. The focus for this program is on class and independent reading along with written expression and vocabulary. Spelling is included for grades 7 and 8 in the Excel classes.



St. Michael 7th and 8th grade students are very fortunate to be able to participate in the Hancock County Quiz Bowl. Since there is no city league, Hancock County has graciously allowed us to participate in their league for the last several years.


Quiz Bowl is similar to the  “Jeopardy” game show in that teams answer a variety of questions; however, in Quiz Bowl, the teams not only work as individuals, they also work together as a team. Practices begin in January with meets beginning in March, and the season ends with a double elimination tournament (from which, St. Michael has earned several plaques!). Our “official” ending of the season is an end of the year celebratory party at Buffalo Wild Wings where we eat, and, of course, play MORE trivia!


The advisor for Quiz Bowl this year is Ms. Fox. We are looking forward to a great season!


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