Dear Parents, Students, and Friends of Kelly,
I’ve just returned from the annual National Catholic Education Conference and was reminded of the many benefits of Catholic Education present in Catholic schools around the country;
• A safe, nurturing environment
• High academic expectations and accomplishments
• Faith and Spiritual development
One of the Keynote Speakers, Archbishop Frank Caggiano of the Archdiocese of Bridgeport, Conn., asked those of us present to invite our families to remember that they are not “consumers of a product but partners in the formation of their child(ren)”. Another speaker related a story of three (3) bricklayers working on a church. When asked what they were doing the first said, ‘I’m laying bricks’, the second said, ‘I’m building a wall’, the third replied, ‘I’m building a Cathedral’. We are in a ministry trying to ‘build cathedrals’ within our students. We are not simply interested in preparing them for college, but in developing them into moral, just, well-rounded individuals who will go into the world to do God’s work.
Good luck to our TAPPS Academic Team who is competing in the TAPPS State Art, Academic, & Speech meet in Waco. The band and choir will be competing in their respective State competitions in the next couple weeks.
Registration for next year is progressing. Currently 278 families have completed the process. If you need assistance, please call and ask for help. It is tremendously important that the school gets an accurate picture of the number of students and the classes they have requested for next year, as that directly impacts the employment of staff.
If you know of a family with a high school aged student, please consider discussing your experiences here at Kelly HS and inviting them to consider applying. I hope you will agree that we are overall successful in accomplishing our mission of offering cultural diversity, spiritual and personal development, and a strong college preparation in a loving and nurturing environment.
During this Easter Season, may the mystery and blessing of the resurrection of our Savior enter more fully into your heart and your life.
Roger S. Bemis