This week marks Catholic Schools Week at St. Joseph’s Academy in Frontenac. The theme of the week this year, celebrated by the Archdiocese of St. Louis is Catholic Schools A+ for America.
Monday, the girls of St. Joe’s have an all-school liturgy planned incorporating the theme into various prayers and hymns.
Participating students will explore various facts about Catholic schools through announcements and classroom activities. A unique part of this year’s celebration will be Scripture Dress-Out Days. Many students will be wearing red and pink to remind others of the love of neighbors is a central theme in their lives.
Three of the school leaders with key roles are Libby Potter, Julianne Howell and Bridget Banks.
Potter had an interesting perspective. “We tried to mix some awesome Bible verses with fun dress out days to inspire all of the girls to take part in the celebration of the best Catholic school.”
Howell had insight how it was done: “We organized this event with the whole campus ministry team. We all kept in mind how blessed we are to be a Catholic school and worked together to come up with ideas that would make the week fun for everyone at school.”
Banks is happy to be a school leader. “I’m really excited for Catholic School’sWeek. We put a lot of effort into our planning. Libby (Potter) had a great idea to relate Bible quotes to dress out days and I think it’s going to be really fun.”
The program is under the leadership of Katie Postal, Campus Minister. Meanwhile art from various St. Joe's students is on display at Plaza Frontenac Shopping Center.