PRINCIPAL’S UPDATE ONCE THE REGULAR school year ends, I often hear the comment, “I’m sure everyone is glad it’s summer so that life at Catholic High can slow down.” The truth is that life at Catholic High School never slows down, including summertime. Summer at CHS began with more than 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students attending more than 70 different classes and camps. During the first week of June, 29 Catholic High students and 22 St. Joseph’s Academy students, along with 18 chaperones, attended the Catholic Leadership Encounter (CLE) in Estes Park, Colorado. This program empowers students to be servant leaders in their own school communities as role models for their peers. Led by Catholic High religion teacher and coach Charles Jumonville, CLE is a profound formation experience for both students and chaperones.
this summer. The Cyber Discovery program is a week-long competition designed to explore issues related to cyber security. The experience includes discussion sessions, and hands-on engineering and computer science labs that allow students to learn leadership, teamwork and fundamental 21st century skills. Those are just a few of the great summer programs available to the students of Catholic High School, and hopefully future students as well. At nearly any time of the day or night, you can see students and faculty on our campus taking advantage of the many holistic experiences available during the summer. We truly never close and what a blessing to all who are a part of the Catholic High community. Ametur Cor Jesu. Loved be the heart of Jesus.
Four different mission trips were scheduled this summer. Eight students went to Klagetoh, Arizona, to work with the Navajo community at the Brothers of the Sacred Heart mission at St. Anne’s. Thirty students traveled to Labadieville, Louisiana, to work with Father Michael Alello ’98 at St. Philomena church parish, performing much needed service in the local community. Fifteen students traveled to Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, New Hampshire, a Brothers of the Sacred Heart school, to join with students from other Brothers’ schools around the country performing service in that local community. This is the third year that Brothers’ schools have joined to have a mission trip together, with the first two taking place in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The results have been tremendous for our students as they experience solidarity with other students in Brothers’ schools. Lastly, 12 students will travel to Nicaragua in late July to perform much needed service for a local orphanage. For several years, Catholic High has competed at Cyber Discovery 1.0 and 2.0 in Ruston, Louisiana, with two different groups. The first group of students placed first overall in the 1.0 competition. The 2.0 competition is scheduled later
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Lisa Harvey CHS Principal