A very special event I was asked to photograph this weekend.I got to meet a very very special person, Veronica 15 years old student at Trinity Hall High School.She is kicking Hodgkin lymphoma’s butt! A great turn out by the community, they had hoped for 300 runners and close to 1,500 people showed up for the race! Saturday June 16th Spring Lake NJ. The New Jersey State Police Troopers and families helped organize the event. I will post more details and a sponsor list when I get them Monday. Money raised goes to fighting childhood caner at CHOP.
Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service
As the National Catholic Education Association asserts: “These are integral components of a Catholic education and the measure by which any Catholic school can be judged.” Approximately 20 years ago, Saint Catharine School adopted Faith, Knowledge, and Service as a school motto. These words encapsulated and clarified our identity, inspiration, and destiny.
The concepts of Faith, Knowledge, and Service are integral to the Catholic culture of Saint Catharine’s school on a daily basis through prayer, study, and our actions within a communal dimension of kindness and acceptance and in the paradigm of teaching and learning within this Catholic institution. Further, since its institution in 1931 with 45 students in the basement of Saint Margaret’s Church, this school was rooted in a long history of academic excellence in the Catholic tradition. Within this same framework today, 388 students prevail in a technology-rich environment to better scaffold instruction and to sustain excellence through a dedication to spirituality, research, hands-on learning, and service.
Within the pursuit of educational goals and objectives, students learn to embrace knowledge and seek to share their enthusiasm with others by fostering an awareness of care and concern. Through acceptance and awakening, self-efficacy and leadership traits evolve as teachers enrich their instructional lessons with the Gospel message whenever possible.
As such, teachers, students, and parents of Saint Catharine’s school endeavor to communicate what we uphold as sacred by virtue of our identity. With a history that reaches back 84 years, we hope our school’s mission is realized each day in what we do as we make an impact on the world both near and far.
Thank you for your interest in Saint Catharine School, the school by the sea.