SAINTS PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
                        SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
 
The fourth in our Senior Spotlight series features Caroline Kubacki, now in her final year at Benet Academy. Seeing the success our graduates have enjoyed, whether they matriculate to Naperville North, Naperville Central, Benet Academy, or St. Francis High School, should instill confidence in every current Saints Peter and Paul School parent that their children are being well prepared for the challenges and opportunities in high school.
 
Current Extra Curricular involvement:
      S.A.L.T. (Serving and Loving            Together) Board Leader
           I have been a member of               SALT all four years of high               school.   I organize all the                 service events that Benet                 students participate in as                 well as in-school service                 opportunities. I helped                   plan Benet's Life Week and             Catholic Schools Week                     activities. I also organized               Christmas Drive Shopping               Day, where Benet students             buy groceries, clothes, and             toys for a local family.

      S.A.L.T. Dignity Leader
          This was my junior year position on the SALT Board                         where I was responsible for transforming service event sign             ups from the paper on the bulletin board to an online                       signup, which allowed more students to participate in                     service events    
      Benet Herald
           I started off as a writer for the girls sports section my                     freshman and sophomore year. As a junior, I was selected               to be the Editor of the School News section. This year, I am             the Assistant Editor of the Benet Herald.
 
     Athletics
           Throughout my four years, I ran cross country (freshman &             sophomore) and played lacrosse (freshman - junior). I was               the varsity goalie for two years.
 
     Faith Development
           I have attended the March for Life every year since                         freshman year with Benet's pro-life group. I also took a pro-             life dialoguing course with Benet's group after we won the               Students for Life Most Pro-Life Group award in 2017. I was               selected to be a Catalyst and Logos retreat leader in both                 my junior and senior years and proudly serve as a Eucharist             Minister at all-school Benet Masses.
 
           I also travelled to Krakow, Poland, for World Youth Day with             Benet.
 
Awards / Accomplishments:
I studied hard to make First Honor Roll all four years. I am a member of the National Honor Society and National Foreign Language Honor Society. This year I was elected to be part of the Homecoming Court.
 
College Plans:
I was recently accepted as an early admit student to Harvard College! I am very excited for what the next four years have in store for me as an Economics Major.
 
High School Lessons from SSPP:
I was extremely well prepared going into Benet Academy. I knew how to properly take notes in class and study for tests. I understood the value of time management. Was I perfect? Of course not! But it was the foundation of good study habits learned during my years at SSPP that helped me to grow as a student at Benet Academy.
 
SSPP Extra-Curricular Involvement:
While I was a student at SSPP, I was involved in many extra-curricular pursuits. I played volleyball, basketball, and ran cross country for a season. I participated in Girl Scouts, the school play, Spanish Club, and Young Rembrandt's after school. I was very proud to represent my homeroom as a class representative from 5th to 7th grade in Student Council. It was a true honor to be a member of Mary's Court in May Crowning and also Student Council Class President which, among other things, afforded me the opportunity to represent the student body and speak at Mr. Glowaty's retirement assembly.
 
How my Catholic faith resonates with me as a teenager:
I am very fortunate to attend a high school so dedicated to bringing the Catholic faith alive to its teenage students. I love every minute of my religion classes spent discussing the Bible, Catholic Social Justice, Church History, and Spirituality.  I also have gained an appreciation for the experiences I have been offered to live my faith through not only words of prayer but action.  As mentioned earlier, for the past four years I have marched in the March for Life in Washington D.C. to protect the unborn and in 2016 I did a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. There is no greater feeling than celebrating Mass surrounded by teenage Catholics from around the world joyfully waving their country's flag and sharing their faith. It was beautiful to be truly encompassed by the universal church. 
 
Teachers at SSPP who had a profound impact on me:
There have been so many individuals who have helped shape who I am today. I am immensely thankful for the teachers who have taught me not only their lesson plans but how to be a good person and lead a happy life. I thank my teachers for being a role model of Christ's love in my life.

I would especially like to thank Mrs. Manza, Ms. Ondracek, Ms. Roche, Mrs. Skroch, and Ms. Zavodny (now Mrs. Paski). These five amazing teachers have always looked out for me. Thank you Mrs. Manza for your kindness and sparking my love for reading in your first grade class. Thank you Ms. Ondracek for opening my eyes to new authors like Roald Dahl and E.B. White. I will forever remember how much fun I had with the multiplication table sundae parties and building my solar system project in your third grade class. Thank you Ms. Roche and Ms. Z for inspiring my writing and public speaking skills. Thank you Mrs. Skroch for your history lectures. I loved learning about the ancient civilizations in World History, new locations in Geography, and our nation's history in American History.
 
Advice for current students:
My advice for current SSPP students is to not be afraid to get involved in high school. Naperville is an amazing town to be a high schooler in! Whether you go to a public or private high school, there are so many amazing opportunities to get involved. There is a value in just showing up freshman year. Whether it is the first meeting of a club, sport team tryout, musical audition, or back-to-school sock hop, it is worth it to show up and give it your best shot. You never know what friends you could meet there.

    Volume 5, No. 19 
February 22, 2018 
   
 
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE
 
 
Have you made your tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund Drive yet or are you waiting until after the Auction?  
 
 
All parent gifts are applied to our Teacher Supplemental Income Plan to help reduce the salary gap between the diocesan school system and Naperville D. 203.

Do you know a first year teacher would earn $29,098 in the Joliet Diocese as opposed to $47,480 with D. 203?
 
 

25TH ANNUAL AUCTION
 
 
 
 We're 10 days out from this year's Auction, CHICAGO
Our Kind of Town.

Join us at Bobak's Signature Room on March 3 for an evening of fun and fundraising.
 
There will be many options to support our school including FUND A NEED where proceeds go to purchasing chrome books.
 
P.S.  Don't forget to keep selling those raffle tickets so the children can have an out of uniform day 
on April 4.


SAVE THE DATE

Our 2nd annual Sports Trivia Night is scheduled for Father's Day weekend on Friday, June 15.

Start putting your team of experts together now!

Check here for additional details soon.
 
 
ONE OF OUR FINEST! 

Congratulations to Porter Moser '82, head coach of the Loyola Ramblers, the 
      2017-18  champions of the Missouri Valley Conference.

     
     
 
SSPP Trivia
When our school was founded in 1853....

.....families that went out of state on vacation couldn't send postcards to their loved ones for it wasn't until 1861 when they were invented by John P. Charlton of Philadelphia who later transferred his copyright to Hymen Lipman. The cards were adorned with a small border and labeled "Lipman's Postal Card. They were on the market until 1873 when the first United States issued postcards appeared.