A huge congratulations goes out to our very own Eighth Grader, BriQuin Hadley, for being accepted into the Upward Bound Math Science Program at Wichita State University. This is a tremendous honor as have limited space in their program Congratulations BriQuin!!!
Ms. Abair and her Third Grade Class researched the writings of Dr. Seuss. At the conclusion of their project, the students and Ms. Abair enjoyed their own Green Eggs & Ham!
Our new school uniform company is Schoolbelles Uniform Company of Cleveland. It is the preferred vendor for school uniform apparel in the Diocese of Wichita. Schoolbelles is a third generation family-owned company located in Cleveland, Ohio that has served the Midwest for sixty-three years. Schoolbelles was chosen after competition with more than a dozen other uniform companies. Negotiations have already begun for Schoolbelles to locate a retail space in Wichita and prepare for the 2018-19 ordering season which begins in two months.
Our sixth grade students participated in Serra Club's Vocations Fair. Congratulations to Ms. Penelton and the sixth grade class for bringing home the Third Place award for Best Banner. Below is a picture of the sixth grade girls working on the banner.
Our annual Black History Month program was Tuesday, February 27. Our students came out and performed various songs and poems. Mrs. McPherson's Fifth Grade class presented in the form of a wax museum for everyone to enjoy. Our "guests of honor" included: President Barack Obama, 1st Black President of the U.S.; Katherine Johnson, African American Mathematician employed at NASA;Maggie Lean Walker, African American Bank Founder and President; Ruth Simmons, President of Ivy League, Brown University; Fannie Barrier Williams, Wealthy Black Community Activist; Booker T. Washington, Leader of Tuskegee Institute; Lorraine Cole, Top Officer of the YMCA; Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, performed historic open heart surgery; Madame C.J. Walker, Black business woman, millionaire; and Bessie Coleman, 1st Black female pilot.
A special thank you to the students, parents, and Mrs. McPherson for making this presentation spectacular!
The Davis girls taking Halloween dress up to a totally higher level with the replication of the attire of the Power 3 from Hidden Figures!
Every year the Principals of the Diocese are highly encourage to participate in a two-day retreat with their colleagues from the diocese. This year on Oct 12 -13, 2017 the retreat was lead by the IHM's and we learned and prayed about the Immaculate Heart of Mary and how the Blessed Mother leads us to her Son, Jesus. It was a wonderful time and as a result, the staff and I will embark on a 33 retreat beginning November 5 called "33 days to Morning Glory". I also believe that the middle school will be joining us in this retreat and I am encouraging my family at home to do so, as well. If any parents are interested in joining us in this retreat, please let me know so that I can order a book for you. You can join us in prayer from wherever you are for 33 days.
On the Thursday night of the retreat, the Associate superintendent, assistant superintendent, three other principals, and yours truly engaged in a wonderful team building exercise call Escapology at the Alley. It is a problem-solving team building experience where you are given a mystery to solve and locked in a room for 60 minutes. You must solve the problem before the time expires. Our team completed the tasks and were out of the room in 30 minutes!!! Way to go team!!! It was a blast!! This activity is great for teachers, students, and families. Maybe PTSO can help us plan an activity like this for our school.