I will be leaving Tuesday evening, February 21st, to attend the Florida Catholic Conference. The conference begins Wednesday, February 22nd , in Orlando. The Florida Catholic Conference is held every two years. All the superintendents and principals in the state of Florida meet for three days to plan and discuss the future of Catholic education in our state. We will hear from noted speakers, who will speak about the future of Catholic education, explain specifics on curriculum, and explain objectives we need to meet to continue to be a successful and vibrant school.
We will collaborate on aligning curriculum both vertically and horizontally and discuss best practices for professional development. We also share best practices. There is a special meeting for Morning Star, which I will be attending Wednesday. This is very important as we continually align our program with the other Morning Star programs throughout the state so we are in unison as we meet the needs of our special students. This is a very exciting year as we meet with many new opportunities to grow for the future
I will return to school next Monday, February 27th. However, I have been asked to be on an accreditation team for a school in Jacksonville, Florida. I will be there March 1st, (Ash Wednesday) through Friday, March 3rd. I will drive home on Friday afternoon to be home for our Trivia Night, March 4th. I can’t wait to see everyone there!
Thank you for your continued support as we move Sacred Heart Cathedral School forward to make great things happen which include involving families in partnership with our faculty and staff. It is our objective to continually work towards building a relationship of partnership and family here at Sacred Heart Cathedral School and the Cathedral Parish.
Please know I am with you in prayer and as I will miss greeting you in the morning and in the afternoon when I am in Orlando and Jacksonville. Along with Father James, I will miss walking our students across the street as they are greeted by parents as they walk home. We are so blessed to have so many walkers that live within the community of the Cathedral Parish.
Thank you for all you have done to enrich this our school. You are the best and I feel blessed every day to have the opportunity to serve you.
We had a great week for Catholic School’s Week as our faculty, staff, and students were involved in service projects. Cards were made for our first responders, saint presentations were shared with buddies, we celebrated our nation and collected goodies for the pantry and to make baskets for the homebound. It was especially touching having grandparents’ day on Friday this year so the students and grandparents or special friends could begin our day with the liturgy. Thank you to our many volunteers who were able to attend the volunteer dessert/tea and to the students who performed.
STEP UP FOR STUDENTS RECOGNITION AWARDS
This past week Step-Up for Students presented students, parents, and teachers with recognition awards. The program had over 600 applicants for these awards and only 36 awards were awarded. I am very proud to say that two of our students, Jude Poller and Solomon Worlds were recognized as outstanding students. Mrs. Terrie Campbell was recognized as an outstanding parent, and Ms. Jillian Bugos and Mr. Patrick Schmitz were recognized as outstanding teachers from Step-Up. We had the most recognition at the awards event. Thank you and congratulations to our students, faculty, and parents! You are the best as you give of yourself for others
We would like to offer special thanks to the following:
Alumni parents, Rick and Sarah Sanchez, for orchestrating a pancake breakfast following Sunday’s 8:00 AM Mass. This is such a tribute to our alumni and their continual association with the school and parish.
The Knights of Columbus and SHCS PTO for assisting with the pancake breakfast.
SHCS students, Shelby, Donovan, David and Morgen for sharing their experiences at SHCS during weekend masses.
Fifth grade for organizing and serving at the volunteer recognition dessert party.
The online registration is up and running for re-enrollment. Please read Dyna’s diligent correspondence on this. We are here to answer any questions you have. If you have not received the re-registration material, please let us know.
Science Olympiad Competition
Saturday, February 18th at UWF
5th-8th Grade Science Olympiad team members
8th Grade Volunteers @ Ronald McDonald House
Friday, February 17th
Friday, February 24th
Mardi Gras Parade
Mass – 8:00 am
Saturday, March 4th
Ave Maria Hall
Our 8th-grade students will be planning meals, cooking and doing chores at the Ronald McDonald House on Friday, February 17th and 24th. They will also be participating in a service project at the Pensacola Humane Society.
Thank you for your continued support and dedication toward Catholic education.