Catholic Schools Week 2018

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“Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”




Sunday, January 28th – “Celebrating Your Parish”

Basilica School students will lector at all weekend mass times. At the conclusion of mass, they will provide the parish a short testimonial of what Catholic education means to them.

Monday, January 29th – “Celebrating Your Students”

  • No Uniform Day
  • Get Up & Groove
  • Bounce Around
  • Keys Strong Supply Drive Begins
    • Preschool- Small Toys
    • Grades K & 1- Home Goods
    • Grades 2 & 3- Pet Supplies
    • Grades 4 & 5- Diapers Size 5 & 6
    • Grades 6,7,8- New Linens

Tuesday, January 30th– “Celebrating the Nation”

  • No Uniform Day- Wear red, white and blue
  • Career Fair 12:30-2:30pm

Wednesday, January 31st – “Celebrating Vocations”

  • Visits to Adoration Chapel
  • MS Rosary for vocations

Thursday, February 1st– “Celebrating Faculty, Staff and Volunteers”

  • No Uniform Day- “Dress like the teachers; teachers will dress like the students”
  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by Student Government

Friday, February 2nd “Celebrating Families”

  • Morning Mass with Families Invited (Students to draft invitation for their parent to attend)
  • Grandparents Luncheon
  • Conclusion of Keys Strong Supply Drive

Saturday, February 3rd “Celebrating Your Community”

  • 11th Annual Rock N Roast
  • Cuban Cuisine; Huge Silent Auction
  • Children Activities Including Face Painting & Pony Rides


The theme for the 2018 Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools:  Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” The concepts of this theme are at the heart of Catholic education. Catholic schools are communities of faith, knowledge and service. Rooted in the Gospel, our schools are concerned with the education of the whole child – Spirit, Mind and Body. Faith, knowledge, and service are three measures by which any Catholic school can and should be judged. Catholic schools prepare students to take these concepts beyond their school walls. Students carry with them the wisdom and integrity gained from their Catholic education to be successful leaders in their individual vocations.

“Historically, Catholic schools are known for their high level of academic achievement, moral values, and high graduation rates”, said Karen Ristau, of the National Catholic Educational Association.  “What may not be as widely recognized are the outstanding successes recorded by students of low income families and students from inner cities.  That’s certainly a plus for many portions of the American population”, she noted.

The executive director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has also noted that “nearly 30 percent of the nation’s 2.1 million Catholic school students come from minority populations.  Enrollment of students who are not Catholic has increased to over 14 percent, an indication that many diverse families seek the benefits of a quality education with moral underpinnings.”  The 7,094 Catholic elementary and secondary schools make up over 44 percent of all private schools in the United States.

Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and  the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. To learn more about Catholic Schools Week, you may visit the NCEA web site at: