Catholic Schools Week
Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation. The celebratory week begins the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2018 was January 28 - February 3. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2018 was “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”
Here is a recap of our celebrations throughout Catholic Schools Week 2018:
We had dress up days, NHS bingo night, Winterfest coronation, the Joe Vogel '96 Memorial Grant presentation, the show choir performed at St. Mary's, CJHS Olympics, we visited with our WACS kiddos, attended the All Schools Mass at St. Stan's, celebrated WACS Night at the Cotter boys basketball game and we concluded with the Winterfest dance.
Our Winterfest royalty included King Christian Renk, Queen Miriam Ellis, Prince Coy Pederson, Princess Ellie McRaith, Duke Sam Wantock, Duchess Ceili DeMarais, Lord Hart Kerr, and Lady Lexi Leching.
It was an amazing week!