This week I had the opportunity to visit another Catholic school in our diocese, in the Jacksonville area. It is always great to see other students and facilities. In touring the school I got to meet and speak with multiple students. Much like our own, they were polite and willing to speak with us about all sorts of school topics! Watching them at lunch enjoying each other's company, seeing them on the playground, in the hallways and looking at their art work and school work displayed, it showed the many similarities that all of our Catholic school students share.
Having an opportunity on Monday to meet with and share ideas and teaching practices with other teachers, in my case 8th grade Pre-Algebra and Algebra teachers, gave more great ideas to incorporate. Again, there were many commonalities amidst the 28 schools represented.
Next week, our 5th and 8th graders will take an online Religion exam, called the ACRE test. It is a standardized test of sorts in Religion that is administered in Catholic schools in 5th, 8th, 10th and 12th grade to see where students are at in their knowledge of the Catholic faith.
On Monday, we will have our American Heart Association "fun day" with various PE activities for grades K-8. ASTRA club members will assist Coach Jourdain with the activities.
On Thursday of next week, students in K-8 will share their History Fair projects. Students and projects will be present and be on display after lunch. All of the classes will have an opportunity to share their own work and to see other classes' projects.
Next Friday, March 24th, some of the middle school students will be leading the Friday night Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm in Epiphany Catholic Church. We invite you to join us and then go and purchase some delicious fish meals from our Knights of Columbus.
Have a great weekend.
Yours In Christ,
Rita M. Klenk
"May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and for evermore."