Principal's January Reflection
Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017

January 2017 marks the beginning of a New Year and the midway point in the 2016-2017 school year. Our youngest learners now walk confidently through the hallway. At Corpus Christi we are very intentional about community. It matters to each student faculty and staff to know each other by name, even more so, to know and care about one another. Since Thanksgiving, our community came together for special events and celebrations seven times: Day of Sharing, Middle School Mythology Presentations, Strategic Planning with the Diocese, Parade of Lights, Advent by Candlelight, Christmas Concert, Posada, and our Community Christmas Coffee. Each event brought us closer together in some way. We share a common faith, a common mission and a commitment to the education and catechesis of our school children. The Virtues in Christ program, in its second year, has given our community a common vocabulary for discussing desirable and undesirable traits and behaviors. We are all growing in Virtue together. Our new Science program and extensive professional development in Next generation Science standards continue to enhance our curriculum.

In just a few weeks we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week. We will be present at both parishes highlighting the blessings of a Catholic Education and to invite families who have never considered the option or never imagined they could afford the commitment to join us in the 2017-2018 school year. As a school community, we commit to make Catholic education possible for all who seek it. Our Lady of the Lake and St. Francis de Sales collaborate on Catholic education through supporting the facilities and financial support to offset the tuition of each student. The Diocese offers Welcome scholarships to all incoming students and offers Bishop’s scholarships to help bridge the gap between cost of education and affordability. We continue to increase the funds available through the Nurturing the Spirit of a Child annual campaign. As we go forward into the second half of our school year, we ask you to join us in prayer for the growth and impact of Catholic education on our community.