Our Class of 2023 is definitely putting the "lead" into leadership of our student body. The enthusiasm which they have shown while embracing all the opportunities put before them is truly inspiring and contagious; and I couldn't be prouder of each one of them. I want to thank the seventh and eighth graders who said "yes" to our first Student Ambassador task, being the greeters and helpers at the opening days of the St. Rose Religious Education Program. They received a huge thank you and a lot of praise from Director, Cate Gosselin, who has invited them back to help during the second week of classes.
THANK YOU TO:
8th Graders-Adriana, Jolie, Bennett, and Damien
7th Graders-Ellie, Shivanjali, Christian, Evelyn, Michelle, and Liam
Student Council Applications are filling my mailbox and I am happy that representatives from 6th, 7th, & 8th grades are all stepping up to run for roles on our Student Government. My office hasn't been as busy as it has this past week, with middle schoolers stopping by with ideas for service projects and other activities. Our first service project is the Halloween Costume Donations. Our 8th graders are collecting gently used costumes and accessories and will be sending them to brighten and add a little fun and spookiness to the season for children, who otherwise wouldn't know the joy of a fun Halloween and dressing up to trick 'r treat. Our students realizing their blessings and wanting to pay it forward, give back, and help others realize that someone cares is evident when they stop by to share their ideas.
I want to thank our families for supporting the efforts of our young leaders during the school year. They aren't afraid of hard work and going that extra mile to make a difference and send good out into the world. I have sent out a number of requests for volunteers to help with after school programs, and their speedy responses and gratitude for opportunities also shines a light on what we have missed so much in our halls, it's a wonderful feeling to hear and see the buzz and activity as they work together.
If you have a Rubik's Cube fan at your house, don't miss the sign up for a new club started by 7th graders Tomas and Luke. They did all the planning and will run the club with the help of moderator, Mrs. Quinn. This is all just the beginning of what we can see is shaping up to a school year bursting with rich experiences, for our children, inside and beyond the classroom!