Another Catholic School Week is in the history books for Good Shepherd Catholic Academy and to call it a success would be an understatement.
The festivities kicked off with a beautiful Family Mass to celebrate the parish. The mass was lead by Resurrection Pastor Father With and Good Shepherd’s own Deacon Chris. The large congregation enjoyed music from the Academy’s choir and wonderful lecturers from the upper class. Father With’s homily set the tone for the week, reinforcing the Academy’s mission to engage minds, strengthen values and nurture souls.
On Monday students celebrated community by making valentines for neighborhood seniors. And they were comfortable doing it, the dress- down for the day had many wearing their comfy pajamas!
Tuesday was an eye-opening experience as the school gathered to hear from accomplished parents, speaking passionately about their careers. Students dressed down showcasing their future vocational hopes. An already terrific day only got better with an exciting show from the Harlem Magic Masters.
On Wednesday Good Shepherd Catholic Academy celebrated the Nation. The student body proudly wore their red, white & blue best and listened closely as Army Veteran and Academy Father Mr Forte spoke about supporting our troops. Good Shepherd students heeded the call to support, bringing in food and supplies for care packages that the Student Council assembled. Additionally, we blessed our updated computer lab, made possible by a generous donation from the local branch of NY Community Bank.
Students were the stars on Thursday! Crazy sock day was the dress down for our younger students as they enjoyed a magic show in the auditorium. Older students headed out for a day of games and thrills at the Funstation.
Friday the spotlight turned to the Academy’s passionate faculty. Students gathered to show their appreciation for their teachers- singing specially written songs and presenting thank you gifts.
At a special academy mass on Friday, students and faculty convened to pray with Father Mark, reflecting on all Good Shepherd Catholic Academy has to be thankful for.
Our community of hard working students, dedicated faculty, supportive families and a loving Parish allow the Good Shepherd Catholic Academy to continue to grow and build on it’s successes. While the school year doesn’t begin or end with Catholic Schools Week, it serves as a waypoint for all who participate, guiding them on their continued educational journey.