Catholic Schools

 

 

2014-2015 Academic School Year  

 

 

 

From the Superintendent

Early August 2014

Dear Friends,

As the 2014-15 school year commences, I take the opportunity to greet all our students and their parents, all teachers and administrators, and all other persons who demonstrate interest and support for Catholic school education. 

This year holds lots of promise—whether from the high hopes of students, each of whom embarks on a journey through a new grade level or from the elevated energy levels of new and returning teachers and principals who are rested and refreshed from summer.  There is much to anticipate this year—personal growth, achievements, new insights, renewal of friendships and the beginnings of new ones, surprises, setbacks, second chances, successes. 

This school year may your dreams and desires be big like the mountains, may your resolve and resiliency be constant like the north star, and may all the aspects of your lives be oriented toward God.

John Collins

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Teacher In-Service

Friday,August 29, 2014

  • Bishop Robert Vasa will celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
  • Keynote Speaker is Father Robert Spitzer speaking on the “Compatibility of Faith & Science” and the “Four levels of Happiness.”
  • Curriculum work related to Common Core is another component of the day.

 

                    Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 16, 1952, Fr. Spitzer is a Catholic Priest in the Jesuit order, and is currently the President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith  (www.magisreasonfa ith.org) and the Spitzer Center (www.spitzercenter.org). The Magis Center produces documentaries, books, high school curricula, college courses, adult-education curricula, and new media materials to show the close connection between faith and reason in contemporary astrophysics, philosophy, and historical study of the New Testament. The Spitzer Center produces facilitated curricula to strengthen culture, faith, and spirit in Catholic organizations as well as nonprofit and for-profit organizations.