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From the Principal’s Desk
January 12-13, 2018
HOLY HAPPENINGS AT HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL
On Tuesday, January 8, we began a pilot of an after school robotics club for sixth and seventh graders. This program is being introduced with the support of the Clavius Project through St. Louis University-High School. The pilot will run for a couple of months this spring, and its purpose is to train our technology teacher, Jim Biggs, to run a robotics program. The Clavius Project team is providing all of the materials, technology, and training needed to make this program a success. This summer they will offer additional intensive training to Mr. Biggs so that we can incorporate the robotics program into our middle school computer curriculum next year. A BIG Thank You to Jeff Pitts and his Clavius Project team!
An important component of a Catholic school education is an opportunity to serve others. Towards this end, we will be collecting school supplies for Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in north county. This parish is blessed to have Father Eric Olsen as their parochial administrator, and we are hoping to develop a continuing relationship with his parish. Each school will also be making valentines for each other as a way of introducing ourselves. Our hope is to build community by connecting with another catholic school.
On Sunday, January 27, we will host an Open House to kick-off Catholic Schools Week. All are welcome. The staff will be present to answer questions and engage the children in fun activities, and there will be refreshments in the cafeteria. The seventh and eighth grade with the help of School Board members will give guided tours and will highlight some of the special features of a Holy Redeemer education. We hope to see many of you there!
If you would like to learn more about our school or schedule a personal tour, please contact the school office at 962-8989.
Holy Redeemer Parish School of Religion (grades 1-8) acts as a support for the students and families of the parish as they live out their Baptismal call and give witness to the Good News in word and deed. It is the desire of the program to incorporate the students and their families into the faith life of the parish community.
There are various ways that the pastors of parishes structure and use parish councils. Here at Holy Redeemer rather than use the group as a business reporting body, I view them as my wise counselors. To that end, I ask at the beginning of each new year for the group to identify two goals/projects/initiatives that we can work on that year. Often the group chooses some capital improvement that we might address. Over these past several years those projects have included renovating the church and rectory meeting rooms, repairing the bells, building a new playground, making a new curb cut near the entrance to church. Some of our pastoral initiatives have included the ACTS retreats, small church communities, Stephen Ministry, Room at the Inn and adult religious education series. I would encourage parishioners to speak to their parish council representatives about the priorities they think will most benefit our parish life. Making the suggestions does not mean all of them will be automatically implemented, but the group is always happy to hear the direction in which parishioners think we should move. The list of our parish council members is found on the bulletin board at the SW entrance to church, and all of them have their contact information in our parish directory