Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week
We had a busy and fun Catholic Schools
Week in 2016! We were proud of all of our students who had roles in the Mass last weekend. Our amazing students are always willing to step up and volunteer to serve God with their talents! Mayor Chuck Haney helped kick off the week with a Proclamation for
CSW followed by a Prayer Service. Tuesday we held an all-school Spelling Bee with our 16 classroom winners. Our Spelling Champion in the finals for grades 1-3 was Emily Deshayes and for grades 4-8 was Alexis Anderson!
On Wednesday, we held a Bible Bowl. On Thursday, the highlight was a luncheon celebrating City and County officials, Business Buddies, and volunteers. We had a wonderful turnout! On Friday, we celebrated our staff, students, and parents with different activities. And Monday through Friday, we began each day with a prayer for the special intentions of our parishioners! The Book Fair was a success. Thank you, parents, for buying your child some great books! With approximately $600 credit that we earned, we will be able to buy some new books for our library!
January 29th - February 5th
This is the 39th time that Catholic Schools Week has been held. The fist year was in 1974. This year, the theme focused on three priorities that Catholic schools establish that make them stand out from other educational institutions. Children are taught faith - not just the basics of Christianity, but how to have a relationship with God. Academics, which in Catholic schools are held to very high standards, help each child reach his or her potential. Service, the giving of one's time and effort to help others, is taught both as an expression of faith and good citizenship.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderful parents, staff, businesses, radio station, newspaper, and parishioners who made Catholic School's Week so special. The theme, "Faith, Academics, and Service," was truly exemplified through the activities performed by the students this week. Beginning with the homily at Mass last Sunday, (Faith), contests (Academics), community service (service), the students showed the value of a Catholic education. The week was filled with fun activities for the students, yet very important learning experiences. Students with faith-based education have learned the value of going out into the world and spreading the word of God by prayer and example. Thank you, parents, for all of your sacrifices in sending your children to Bishop Hogan Memorial School. -- Donna Saccaro, Principal
It has been a great week here at Bishop Hogan; and oh boy, did it go by fast!!! All the activities have been great!
Geography Bee Results... (see photos)
Science Fair Results... (see photos)