OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL
Summer Newsletter 2016 OLPH School Welcomes a Long-time Educator as Our Newest Principal Mrs. Leslie Fox has a long history in education. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a BS in Special Education K-12 and Elementary Education 1-8. Throughout her 31 years in education, she has been a Special Education Teacher of students in grades K-8, First Grade classroom teacher, Third Grade classroom teacher, and Middle School math teacher. The last 25 years have been at OLPH School. She also served as Assistant Principal of OLPH since 1997. Beginning the 2015-2016 school year, Mrs. Fox left the classroom to become the full-time Assistant Principal/Student Support Services. She was appointed the Interim Principal in March of 2016 and then the Principal position effective July ,2016. She has been on numerous committees while at OLPH; Textbook Adoption, SACS/CASI(Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Council on Accreditation and School Improvement), AdvancEd, School Advisory Board, Home and School Officer, Faculty/Staff Committees, 3 Principal Search committees, and interview team for new hires. She and her husband, Ray, are the proud parents of 2 daughters who are graduates of OLPH and Notre Dame High School. They have been blessed in the past year with 2 beautiful grandchildren who have stolen their hearts.
FIRST COMMUNION Saturday April 30th was a blessed day for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic parish and school . We had over 80 children receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion (24 OLPH Students and the remainder from the Parish School of Religion). Our First Communion classes have become so large over the years that we have two Masses (One in English and one in Spanish) on First Communion day. The children worked very hard this year learning the parts of the Mass, their prayers, and why Christ in the Eucharist is such a special gift to each and every one of us. The First Communion children have taught our parish and school to always remember each time we are blessed to receive the Eucharist we should make it as special and holy as the first time.
Double your Money (Give) Back OLPH School has been awarded a wonderful opportunity to expand our one-to-one technology program! The money is available to us—but only with your help!! Through a grant from the Osborne Foundation, donations up to $11,000 will be matched for the purchase of a second iPad lab and professional development. The lab consists of 30 tablets, a syncing cart and a MacBook Pro to operate the entire system. This funding will also allow teachers to take advantage of training to help blend current curriculum with usage of the tablets. Technology curriculum could be as simple as apps used to help reinforce the basics of addition and subtraction for our elementary students or as complex as creating, editing, and producing short films for our middle school students. iPads are also a great way to reach diversity in learning styles and encourage students to become active learners. We are currently sharing one mobile lab among all the classrooms. Having this additional iPad lab available will spark a variety of new and innovative ideas that can further the education of all students. If you are interested in doubling your donation to OLPH School by contributing to this matching grant, please specify how you would like your gift to be directed and use the enclosed envelope. You can also donate online at school.myolph.com/support. Please use the “Note” field if you would like your donation to be part of the matching funds for this project. We are grateful for your support!
Published on Aug 10, 2016