Last week was Catholic Schools Week, and I visited the St. Joseph School in Chehalis and the Immaculate Conception School in Mount Vernon. Both schools had me present my Science Magic show.
Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses and activities for students, families, parishioners and the community at large.
The theme is faith, academics, and service; three priorities that Catholic schools establish that make them stand out from other educational institutions. Children are taught faith – not just the basics of Christianity, but how to have a relationship with God. Academics, which in Catholic schools are held to very high standards, help each child reach his or her potential. Service, the giving of one’s time and effort to help others, is taught both as an expression of faith and good citizenship.
Thanks to Lori with the Immaculate Conception School PTO for the wonderful audio review. Listen to it at http://tvider.com/view/76361. Her school hosted me for their “Student Appreciation Day” and the PTO provided popcorn for the kids after the Science Magic show.