Dear Parents, Students, and Friends of Kelly,
Because October is Mental Health Awareness Month, our Counselors are focusing on various issues which may affect the emotional/mental health and wellbeing of our teens. Thursday, October 25, we will host an all-school assembly with special guest, Emily Torchiana who will speak with students about various aspects of mental health. In our culture today, so many common things can negatively affect our children including bullying, substance abuse, and poor self-image. These issues can lead to poor academic performance, negative behavior, and even suicidal tendencies.
Basketball and Soccer have started their seasons. These sports tend to be more susceptible to game cancellation or rescheduling for a variety of reasons. We strive to keep the school calendar as accurate as possible, please double check the calendar for scheduled games. When attending these games, remember that negative behaviors are never acceptable. Please attend and support the Bulldogs in a positive, wholesome fashion.
All-School Mass – Our next All-School Mass is Thursday, November 1 for the Solemnity of All-Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be in the Centennial Complex at 9:30 A.M. All are invited to attend.
Prospective Parent Open House will be held on November 1 for all parents who would like to consider Kelly High School for their child(ren). Because the Open House is scheduled on a Holy Day, our Chaplain, Father Dan will offer Mass in the Randy Roane Theater before Open House at 5:30 P.M. Open House will begin at 6:30 P.M. in the cafeteria. There will be two break-out sessions which parents may choose from four presentations: The Freshman Experience, Nurturing the Spirit, Academic Excellence, & Beyond Academics. Current and past students will speak about their Kelly experience, as well as a parent with graduated and current students/children. Please invite everyone you know with Jr. High aged children to attend.
October 29-November 2 is Recruitment Week. Eighth graders from each of our feeder schools, as well as area public schools, are invited to come and spend a day at Kelly to experience what we are ‘all about’. If you know of any 8th graders who may be looking for a high school with strong academic preparation for success in college, a small loving environment with a multitude of athletic and extra-curricular opportunities, and a focus of spiritual, moral development, please suggest to them that they contact Kiersten Lamb, Kelly’s Recruiting/Admissions Director at ext. #139
Thanksgiving Holiday this year is November 19-23. Friday, November 16, will be a full school day.
Roger S. Bemis