Dear parents, guardians, and friends of Saint Anthony Catholic School:
Starting this new school year with exciting plans and noteworthy goals, Hurricane Irma reminded us of the importance of family and friends. Our community has been through a challenging time, but I am proud of the outpouring of help that has been displayed in the aftermath. Thankfully our school has had minor damage. The visit from Irma serves as a reminder that our daily lives can be turned upside down very quickly. We should all take the time to focus on the positive things in our lives, no matter how small.
During the 2017-2018 school year, the faculty and staff will be reflecting and evaluating the programs we have implemented in the past three years. Our full accreditation will take place in two years, so it is time to evaluate our progress as we move forward. There is always room to grow and we must determine what areas need our energies. We are excited about our accomplishments, but we have learned that constant reflection is imperative to the growth process.
As a result of this reflection, a new Mission Statement was developed last school year. The changes reflect a belief that education encompasses spiritual, educational, social, and emotional intelligences. Our faculty and staff have spent time focusing on the message of the Mission Statement in order to help bring it to life on campus. Please do the same and think about how this message relates to you as a member of our community.
Saint Anthony Catholic School students receive a Christ-centered educational foundation that inspires them to be meaningful leaders and prepares them academically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our educators are empowered with the freedom to create innovative techniques to reach and teach our students, providing them with opportunities to learn and to sustain our proud legacy.
We are blessed in so many ways. I consider each of your children as a personal blessing. I am also blessed with a wonderful pastor, committed staff, and dedicated faculty. I am blessed to be in a position that can make positive changes for our community. I am blessed to be working with our parents, alumni, and the Saint Anthony community. Please take the time to count your blessings and reflect on how we can continue to enhance our community in positive ways.
Thank you for the opportunity to be here and work with each of our 480 inspiring students. I’m looking forward to another great year.