Catholic Schools Week (CSW) will be celebrated across the nation on January 26 – February 1. CSW is the forty-sixth annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Holy Rosary Catholic School is celebrating this year with the theme Meeting Jesus at Holy Rosary School-Following His Way. The Holy Rosary School will celebrate CSW with several different festivities.
Each day begins in the gym with a prayer assembly at 8:15 a.m. The prayer is led by students in various grades and a particular theme is followed each day. On Monday, there will be an opening prayer service to begin the week. The theme “V.I.P. Day” will be used on Tuesday recognizing volunteers. Wednesday will be “Teacher Appreciation Day”. On Thursday, the school will host an Open House with the public invited to attend. Visitors are welcome to visit classrooms from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and have lunch in the cafeteria with the students starting at 11:20 a.m. There also will be a soup supper and open house the same evening from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday will be celebrated as “Students Appreciation Day” with a Eucharistic Celebration at 8:20 a.m. with fourth grade students leading Mass. Parents, grandparents and any visitors are welcome to join in this time of prayer.
The school will also have a fund-raising raffle. The first prize is $1000, second prize is $500 and third prize is $250. The winners will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 30, at approximately 12:30 p.m. during the Open House activities.
The mission of Holy Rosary School is to provide a Christ-centered academic environment designed to prepare students to become responsible, contributing members of society through faith, knowledge and self-discipline. Sister Sue Walker, Holy Rosary Principal stated, “The parents, teachers, school staff and the entire Holy Rosary and St. Stephen communities work together to attain the goals of this mission.”
Every year Catholic Schools Week is celebrated during the last week of January. The purpose of the week is to recognize the accomplishments of the students and to bring awareness to every one of the gifts that Catholic Education offers to the young students of the Monroe City area. Since Holy Rosary School was established in 1901, there has been a long and strong tradition of support for the education that is provided at Holy Rosary. Parents, parishioners, teachers and other individuals have been committed to contributing the necessary means that allows the school to meet the educational, emotional and social needs of the children.