St. Michael Catholic School Participates in National Catholic Schools Week
The school hosted daily activities around the theme, "Catholic Schools Aim Higher."
The activities kicked off Sunday with a mass and open house. The theme this year at St. Michael was "Catholic Schools Aim Higher" along with the national theme, "Catholic Schools Raise the Standards."
Each day of the week included a specific theme and activities to match it:
- Monday: "Catholic Schools Aim Higher with Our Nation" — Students observed a flag ceremony, welcomed veterans visiting the school, wrote letters to soldiers and donated toiletry items to the VA.
- Tuesday: "Catholic Schools Aim Higher with Vocations" — Priests, deacons and sisters visited classrooms to share information about their vocations and join students for lunch.
- Wednesday: "Catholic Schools Aim Higher with Our Students" — Students spent time with each other at Pump It Up, Elm Creek Park Reserve, Grand Slam or Nickelodeon Universe.
- Thursday: "Catholic Schools Aim Higher with Our Community" —Students brought donations for the food shelf, and senior members of the community visited classrooms.
The activites end Friday with "Catholic Schools Aim Higher with Our Staff and Volunteers," when students and staff will "dress their best" and attend mass.
Mass intentions will include St. Michael Catholic School’s gratitude to their volunteers and all those who support the school.
"The 2013 theme supports the recent launch of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, that ensure the effective operation and responsible governance Catholic schools across the country, thus promoting high academic standards and Catholic identity," said a statement on the National Catholic Education Association website.