We concluded the school year on Friday by commissioning our seventh graders, the rising eighth graders, as the leaders of the school for 2016-17! I look forward to their ideas and plans as they put their own mark on the coming year.
Never truly at rest, our faculty is gathering on Tuesday to close out one year and make plans for the next. Report cards will be completed and rooms cleaned finalizing 2015-16. Then, it’s on to a new theme, new schedules and faculty teams for the coming school year. This creative crew has boundless energy and enthusiasm, so it will be fun to see what comes out of this professional development day!
Please join me in wishing Heather Jones, Laura Miller, Shannon Jackson, Dots Wild and Alex Ketterer the very best for their ministry and dedication to Our Lady. We are blessed by the gifts they have shared and the talent and love they have shown our children. We wish each new adventures and time with family, but will always count them as part of our school family.
Having a school adds much to a pastor’s duties in caring for his parish. We recognize this and thank Fr. Eric for his attention to the many ministries of this parish community -- including our busy school. He is regularly present for the students, parents, faculty, staff and administration. He is actively engaged in the faith life and educational opportunities for the students of Our Lady. Happy Anniversary of your Ordination on June 1, Fr. Eric! This year finds us doubly blessed with an Associate Pastor who is lively and caring. Fr. Adam, thank you for the wonderful school masses, being at several school functions and cheering us on throughout the year!
Dear Our Lady Students,
Yahoo!! School’s out for the summer! You have a little over 8 weeks to step away from studies and enjoy new adventures, friendships, and summer fun! I wish you the best of times! Don’t forget to include Jesus along the way and I’ll see you in church! Have a blast and know you will be in my plans and prayers!
Mary Ann Bennett