What better way to celebrate the gift of Catholic education than a day off? While students stay warm and safe in their homes, administrators have developed a contingency plan for the Catholic Schools Week festivities planned for this week.
Catholic Schools Week is celebrated nationwide during this week of January 27. Principals Greg Reichert and Sue Ender stated in a letter to parents, “This is a week during which we celebrate the beauty of Catholic education and call to mind the many profound ways that our students and our community benefit from being a part, not only of Everest Collegiate High School & Academy, but of the greater mission of Catholic schooling in our nation. Part of the excellence attained through Catholic education is the vision that is given to our children, a vision reinforcing their identity as children of God, unique and irreplaceable, with a unique gift for this world as well as a destiny for eternal life.
This year’s National Catholic Schools Week theme is “LEARN. SERVE. LEAD. SUCCEED.” At Everest we will be celebrating this theme and the extraordinary gift of Catholic formation in a variety of ways. Our students in both the high school and in the academy will take part in an array of fun activities and competitions. They will also have the opportunity to participate in prayers and reflections geared toward specific themes for each day.”
Catholic Schools Week began with our annual open house. Everest students have worn their school uniforms to Sunday Mass at their parishes over the past couple weekends to promote the open house. Everest families commute from a wide geographic area and were proud to promote their school near and far.
In preparation for Catholic Schools Week, Miss Wildrick’s second-grade class wrote paragraphs about why they love Everest. Their responses summarize some of the many reasons we all love Everest!