Dear Parents, Students, and Friends of Kelly,
As we approach Easter, I pray we each take time to consider God’s place in our life; His blessings, His presence, and His love. May we each truly recognize and celebrate the great gift and miracle of the Resurrection this Easter.
We have now passed the first Registration fee deadline. There are 65 current students who have not yet completed their registration for next year. Please complete and submit registration as soon as possible. As you can imagine, many decisions about next year revolve around how many students will be enrolled. The fee will increase again on May 1.
Holy Thursday, April 18 is an Early Release Day (12:20 pm). It is also a ‘Free Day’ for all students who sold and turned in all the money by the deadline for 20 Raffle tickets last fall. All other students are expected to attend school that day. We have posted lists around school so students should know if they are eligible or not. If anyone has questions, please contact Ms. Messina in the Development Office. Students who skip the day will receive demerits and lose exam exemptions for Final Exams in May.
Thank you to Mr. Krause & Mrs. Vernon for all their organizational efforts with our recent Spring into Action. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who volunteered their day to be with us. And thank you to all the students and staff. We visited some 40 different non-profit groups to assist them with their efforts to help individuals in our community. Part of Kelly High School’s Mission is to prepare our students for lives of service. I hope each student and adult understood the true gift we gave to our community that day and that we will continue to give of ourselves.
Thank you to Mr. Ashby & Mrs. Vernon for organizing the All-Sports Dinner on April 8. And thank you to Dynasy Phelan and all the various parent organizers for their efforts. The night was a wonderful success. Pictures from the event will be in the next newsletter.
DANCE DRESS CODE – Kelly High School has not implemented a dress code for school dances, however we have left choices, especially for the girls, to the discretion of the student and parent(s). Over time, the style of formal and semi-formal dresses for teens has become, like society in general, ‘more revealing’. The skirt length can be shorter and shorter. The bust cut can be lower and lower. Even fabric can be nearly transparent. Many Catholic Schools have developed Dance Dress Code regulations because of this problem. With the Junior/Senior prom coming up at the beginning of May, I would ask students and parents to please remember the goals of modesty and appropriateness as you shop for your prom wear.
Good luck and best wishes to the Choir and Band who will be competing in the TAPPS State Contest for their organization over the next couple weeks. Also, good luck and best wishes to our Tennis, Golf and Track students who have been competing this spring. Many will be advancing to the Regional and State levels in the next few weeks as well.
You are running out of time, but it’s not too late, to attend a Baseball or Softball game. Their regular seasons conclude just after Easter and then play-offs begin. Be sure you check the school calendar for game cancellations due to weather.
During this Lenten season may we each grow in our relationship with our Lord.
Roger Bemis, Principal