Thursday, February 16, 2012

SBP students celebrate Catholic School’s Week

Middle School students at St. Bernard Prep celebrated Catholic School’s Week, a nationally recognized week taking place the last week of January.

Catholic Schools Week focuses nationally on celebrating faith, academics, and service projects. During this week students celebrated with a flashback decade day, wacky-tacky day, patriotic day, hat day and favorite team spirit day.

Academic leaders in the classroom challenged each other with their skills in the areas of math, science, social studies, religion and spelling.

Honors were awarded to Jalen Lee, Math; Garrett Marti, Science; Chris Woods, Social Studies; Anna Gongre, Religion; and Wren Thornton, Spelling.

School President, Fr. Joel Martin, OSB said every week at St. Bernard could be classified as Catholic School’s Week. “While we may not be out of uniform, and play games on a weekly basis, we are focused on providing a quality education in the Benedictine tradition.”

St. Bernard students come from many religious backgrounds. Classes in theology are taught daily. At the seventh grade, students learn about the life of Christ which includes – His life, miracle, parables, sacraments and commandments. Eighth grade students study church history; the mystery and the marks of the Church, the Age of Enlightenment, the Renaissance, and the Church in North America.

“Our students are consistent with service projects whether it be food drives for St. Vincent DePaul’s Food bank or semi-monthly visits to the nursing homes,” Fr. Joel said.

St. Bernard invites the public to visit the school on Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. for Open House.

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