May 31, 2017

2009 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Archives for November 2009

The Sentinel – Issue 10, Volume 15

Message from the Principal On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of All Saints, I wish to thank the PTO and the entire school community for their support of our Casino and Auction Night held at Heritage Hunt on Saturday evening. Nearly 200 parents and members of the community joined us for an exciting evening of casino games and auction in support of the mission of All Saints. I wish to extend a special word of thanks to Mr. Jerry Smith, auction coordinator. I also want to thank Mrs. Siobhan Tabor and Mrs. Denise LaRose, as well as the many members of the “auction team” who worked with great enthusiasm preparing for the event. I wish to also acknowledge the continued support of Metro Casinos, owned by Mr. Adam Morgan, a school parent. Once again he and his staff did a … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – Issue 10, Volume 14

Message from the Principal This week our diocese is celebrating Discover Catholic Schools Week, an opportunity for each school to promote the mission of Catholic education through Open House events and other marketing efforts. During a time of economic uncertainty when many Catholic schools across our country are struggling with decreasing enrollments, All Saints has been blessed with a stable and even growing population. Although the choices are many, parents are continuing to make a Catholic education at All Saints a priority for their children. I would assert that many families make this decision because they recognize not simply the academic strength of the school, but most importantly, the beautiful faith environment. Recently I invited community members to share the “top … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – Issue 10, Volume 13

Message from the Principal Last week’s celebration of our Blue Ribbon status was truly heart-warming and memorable. I wish to thank the many families who attended the ceremony on Thursday evening, filling the church to near capacity. The sense of school pride was palpable as Dr. Maureen Dowling, Acting Director of the Department of Education’s Office of Non-public Education, presented a certificate to our school. It was a moment that I know many of us will cherish for years to come. Such a beautiful celebration would never have been possible without the hard work and dedication of many behind the scenes. I wish to specifically thank our Development Coordinator, Mrs. Janis DeVore, for having served as event chairperson. She managed the many details with finesse and … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – Issue 10, Volume 12

Message from the Principal To be named a Blue Ribbon School is to join an elite group. Only 6,167 schools have won the award over its quarter-century history. This year, of more than 132,533 U.S. Schools, only 321 earned Blue Ribbons. (2009 Blue Ribbon Schools Program) It was a privilege and an honor to represent All Saints Catholic School at the National Ceremony for Blue Ribbon Schools. Gathered with educators from around the nation on Monday and Tuesday, it was a tremendous affirmation for our school as well as a celebration of academic excellence. Award in hand, both Mrs. Vice and I left the ceremony with the same impression: our status as a school is forever changed, for All Saints is now recognized as an exemplary institution ~ a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence! Please … [Read more...]