The School of the Month for March is Our Lady of Fatima in San Clemente.
Our Lady of Fatima’s Transitional Kindergarten teacher, Lynda Donovan, was awarded the San Clemente’s “Elementary Educator of the Year.” Lynda has been an educator for 15 years, 12 of which have been at OLF. She loves the enthusiasm and love of life that each four and five year old brings with them to school every day. Watching them grow and discover how smart and competent they are is what motivates Lynda to be an exceptional educator. Every day is a fun adventure in her classroom!
Despite all the other options, Lynda chooses OLF because she is a product of Catholic education. She and her husband also sent their five children through Catholic school, from OLF all the way through Catholic Universities. Lynda feels blessed to be at a school where she can pray and give thanks to God and cannot imagine teaching anywhere else. She loves the kids and the school community and, it is safe to say, they love her too.
Call (949) 492-7320 or visit www.OLFSchool.net/ to schedule a visit to see Lynda and her amazing TK students at Our Lady of Fatima School.
The School of the Month for February is School of Our Lady. It is always an honor to have Bishop Vann preside at a school Mass for School of Our Lady. This year was no exception. During Catholic Schools week Bishop Vann celebrated a special Mass and breakfast for the many donors and supporters who have been so good to them. This was an opportunity for the school community to show their appreciation and give thanks for the generosity and support of the invited guests.
Catholic Identity at School of Our Lady is evident to everyone and anyone who steps foot on campus. When you attend Mass with the students you feel the love of Christ that the students have. They sing their hearts out and respond with an enthusiasm that is felt throughout the church. School of Our Lady welcomes visitors to join them on Thursday mornings to give peace and share the Body and Blood of Christ with one another.
For more information, visit http://www.schoolofourlady.org/ .
The School of the Month for January is Christ Cathedral Academy at Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove. The Academy is a very unique school nestled on the campus of Christ Cathedral parish and is the only diocesan school within the Diocese of Orange. Campus life is ever busy with highly effective teaching strategies, utilizing interactive technology, small group student learning, experiential learning and an interactive and dynamic classroom environment. With the world shifting into global access at the touch of a keystroke, it is important that our students are prepared for a world filled with creative challenges and limitless possibilities.
Christ Cathedral Academy students enjoy a beautiful and safe campus with hydroponic gardening, excellent science program, academic excellence, 3D printing, accelerated and advanced Math programs, beginning and advanced choir complimented with strings, vocals and instrumental program, athletic program, student council, monthly fun activities and active Christian service.
With all of these amazing microcosms that exist in the academy life, the most important is to provide opportunities for the students to strengthen their faith, spiritual foundation and deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ. As a community of faith, Christ Cathedral Academy is here to support one another, parents and educators, who walk hand in hand in our role as “first teachers” for who God has entrusted.
Visit Christ Cathedral Academy on January 29th for the annual Open House event!
The School of the Month for December is Mission Basilica School in San Juan Capistrano. Mission Basilica students have a great sense of community service. RH Dana, a public school in the Capistrano Unified School District, dedicated it’s 40th Anniversary yearbook to Mission Basilica School for all of the wonderful efforts. Each year during Advent, middle school students sing Christmas carols, read books, and play games with students. Additionally, during the spring, Mission students return and spend a day with the children participating in various activities. The staff and administration is proud of their students and touched that a public school thinks so highly of them.
Visit Mission Basilica School to see these lovely students in action!
The School of the Month for October is St. Joseph School in Santa Ana. St. Joseph has recently renovated their school website allowing better information to be displayed to both curent and prospective parents. St. Joseph School values their parents as partners in the education of their children. They strive to build community on a daily basis and communication is essential in this process. Dr. Brad Snyder, the principal of St. Joseph states that, “the new website makes it easier for us to share information through our calendars, news articles, photos and videos. Our parents can check homework assignments, grades and what’s for lunch on a particular day. Our alumni and donors can find out where and when our Christmas Classic Dinner Dance is, when the volleyball game is and new programs we are offering. The website supports our mission of making quality Catholic education available, affordable and accessible in Santa Ana.”
Visit the new and exciting website here!
The School of the Month for September is Our Lady of Guadalupe School in La Habra. OLG has been greatly blessed this past summer. Through the generous donations of the Orange Catholic Foundation, the Diocese of Orange, the Shea Family Charities, and their Parish Community, their dream of air-conditioned classrooms has come true! The newly installed HVAC system will create a level of classroom comfort that allows students to maximize learning every day of the year. In the past, the students had difficulty staying focused and productive because of the extreme temperatures La Habra experiences in late summer and early fall. Now, every minute of classroom time can be productive! Current parents are delighted, teachers are bursting with enthusiasm, and the children are actively engaged.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is currently accepting applications for TK-8th grade!
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