"Walking for Education" Has Begun
This year St. Mary’s Catholic School will begin a new tradition entitled “Walking for Education”. The goal for creating this annual event is very simple. We want to make sure all who wish a quality Catholic education, and cannot afford the cost of tuition, are helped through tuition assistance. To help us reach our goal of $100,000, the students of St. Mary's Catholic School will be participating in "Walking for Education." Each student will be challenged to do their part and gather sponsors. We are also reaching out to all parishes who have children attend St. Mary's Catholic School, and to our local businesses. We are anxiously looking forward to a successful event, which will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Make a difference in the life of a child and give the gift of a Catholic education, donations are accepted and appreciated J. Mail donations to: St. Mary's Catholic School - 1019 S. 7th Street, Temple, Texas 76504
Dear Parents and Guardians,
On Friday, March 27th, St. Mary’s Catholic School’s newest members of the National Junior Honor Society were inducted, in a special ceremony. The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.
We congratulate the following students.
Aidan Atkins Cathryn Barkis Caitlyn Beck
Faithann Go Victoria Haenel Isabella Higgins
Paloma Navarro Gabriel Ramthun Abigail Rockwood
Jencie Tomasek Doye Baker Bridgette Burdine
Emily Gist Margaret Linz Abigail Lucksinger
Last Friday was our last Fish Fry with the Knights of Columbus and the KJT. Thank you to all who worked the Fish Fry on the March 27th. Thank you to Mrs. Rockwood, Mrs. Mottram, Kevin and John Mottram, Abby Cantu, Lauryn Medina, Natali Torres, Lauren Basuel, Logan Flores, Hannah Bremer, Faithann Go, Volodymr Ploskanych, Lilly Maldonado, Emily Atkins, Lauren Atkins and Rocio Avila.
These Fridays were a wonderful way for St. Mary’s Catholic School to show support for our parish community. I am proud of our students and grateful to the many faculty and parents who helped us. We have already committed to help next year.
On behalf of the faculty and staff, I would like to thank our PTC and parents for the delicious luncheon you provided for us last Thursday. You are so good to us! Thanks as well for the gift cards enabling us to continue to be appreciated.
Have a wonderful week and God bless you for your support of our amazing school.
A Smile From Father Steve
“Don't put a question mark where God put a period.”
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·A faith-based orientation builds coherence and integration of schools and school community (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993).
·Students demonstrate higher academic achievement in Catholic schools (Coleman, Hoffer, & Kilgore, 1982; Sander, 1996).
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