Dear Parents, Students, and Friends of Kelly,
This week is National Catholic Schools Week. Catholic School students, parents, faculties, and communities all over the country are celebrating the gift of Catholic education. We have a number of activities this week to celebrate here at Kelly, as do all the Catholic schools in the Diocese. Please pray for Kelly High School that we be even more successful in our mission to provide a strong academic preparation and a faith developing experience to all our students.
As announced earlier, Mr. Krause will cease to act as Assistant Principal at the end of January. He will continue to work part-time as Campus Minister through May. I have decided to wait until this summer to fill the Assistant Principal position. For the remainder of the year, Mrs. Vernon, Mrs. Mahan and I will take on the responsibilities of student discipline.
All sophomores and their parents are invited to attend Sophomore Counseling Night on February 19 at 6:00 P.M. in the café. The counselors will share information about course selection and individual academic success for next year. We will also share a brief demonstration of the new on-line registration process.
Congratulations to Mrs. Jerrilynn Miller, who was selected by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department as the initial winner of their Secondary Teacher of the Year award. Visit https://txcatholic.org/austin-beaumont-teachers-recognized-as-teachers-of-the-year/ to see the official announcement.
Friday, February 8, Kelly High School will host the Diocesan Science Fair in the Centennial Complex, during which the Science Fair winners from each of the four (4) Catholic feeder schools will display their projects. They will be judged by engineers, scientists, and professors from around this area. Winners will be announced that afternoon.
Monday, February 18 (Presidents’ Day), the Catholic schools in the Diocese will have a staff In-Service Day. Students have a holiday, while teachers meet at Kelly High School for various workshops and professional development.
School Uniforms – School policy states that skirts are to be no shorter than 2” above the knee. The Hilfiger Uniform Company is not meeting this requirement, as well as several other expectations and so we are looking into other company options. Please refrain from purchasing anything from Hilfiger at this time.
Remember the words of Mother Teresa, “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier”.
Roger S. Bemis