Well, here we go; into spring! Hopefully, we will enjoy a comfortable spring as we complete our school year. Our students have completed their Terra Nova testing, with only a few make-up tests to be finished. We will be complete by tomorrow. Those I have asked have shared confidence that they did well—often saying the test was “easy.” We usually get results back late in May.
Another reminder about the Rice Bowls. We will collect the Rice Bowls at the end of Lent. Please remember your Rice Bowl when you can. The change collected in the Bowls goes directly to the Catholic Charities for use in their world-wide outreach to those in need. Catholic Charities is the largest and most generous charitable organization in the world. It is also among the most efficient; all but a few percent of donated funds go directly to those in need. Please be generous as you consider the Rice Bowl.
We are having a very good year when it comes to student achievement. It seems we have several students to congratulate each week. Today, we acknowledge Michael R., who received several awards at the Northern KY Science Fair, as he prepares for his competition in the State Science Fair held this Saturday. Good luck Michael! We also acknowledge our MS Archery team which will compete in the State championship on Saturday as well. We also received word our RCX Robotics team (Precision Panthers) won their Regional competition last week and will compete for the state championship in April. This is the 4th year in a row the Precision Panthers have qualified to compete in the state competition. Team members are: John C, David O, Trey R and Michael R., all in the 8th grade. They are coached by Mr. and Mrs. Rice and assisted by Mrs. Ross. Congratulations are also in order for Ashleigh D. whose level 2 team won first place in the Ohio state gymnastics championships last weekend. So much talent! Way to go Panthers! Please join us for a short pep rally tomorrow at 2:30 as we send our weekend competitors off to their state level competitions.
Please plan to join us tomorrow as our preschool students perform some songs at the opening of the fish fry. This week we will have live television broadcasts of some games (depending on the local feed). We hope to have some great fun as we enjoy dinner and cheer for our favorite team. If you can’t stay, everything is available for carry out. Why cook when you can pick up and enjoy a great dinner while you watch in the comfort of your home.
I continue to hear about rumors regarding bus service for St. Paul next year. I want to assure you that the Director of Transportation for Boone County Public Schools has stated without reservation that there is no plan to reduce the level of transportation support for St. Paul in the foreseeable future.
We remain in open registration. Our registration numbers help us plan for the coming year. If you intend to register for next year, but have not done so yet, you should contact the office as soon as possible to complete the required paperwork. If you have not informed us one way or the other, we will probably call to check in.
As we head into April and see Easter on the horizon, let us pause to reflect on the season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving: Are you still avoiding what you’ve given up? Still working at what you’ve taken up? Whether you’re observing Lent in the way you initially planned or you’ve had some setbacks, we can take comfort that God is always with us and willing to help. We can also find solace in our fellow parishioners and Christians. We do not have to do all of it alone.
See you around campus.