Capping off another successful yearJune 10, 2019
It’s hard to believe but another school year has come and gone! Each year our success is possible because of everyone who lends a hand in making St. Patrick the place it is; we couldn’t do it without you. I hope you know how grateful all of us at St. Patrick School are of your commitment. […]
It’s hard to believe but another school year has come and gone! Each year our success is possible because of everyone who lends a hand in making St. Patrick the place it is; we couldn’t do it without you. I hope you know how grateful all of us at St. Patrick School are of your commitment.
On behalf of our pastor, Reverend Michael Alber, the St. Patrick School Board and myself, we would like to offer many thank yous for a great 2018-19 school year. We would like to specifically thank the following:
Our school families for making the commitment to send their children to St. Patrick School. We appreciate that you are a part of our school family and that you let us be a part of yours. This thank you extends to all our grandparents as well.
Our top-notch teaching staff, school counselor, coaching staff and parish staff. All of you are an integral part of our family and we couldn’t do anything without you. Thank you for continuously going above and beyond to ensure all of our students are cared for.
The student body for working hard both in their academics and in extracurricular activities and for serving as living examples of the Catholic faith. We can’t wait to see how you grow and what you will achieve next school year.
The entire school support staff. We are blessed to have excellent administrative assistants who work in our school and parish office. Their ability to multitask and accomplish so much each day never ceases to amaze me. In addition, we are blessed to have an excellent maintenance and custodial staff who keep our school and grounds remarkably neat and clean. There are so many others, too many to name, including those who work in latchkey and in the lunchroom. All of you are involved in the important task of running our parish school.
The volunteers who do so many things behind the scenes! We rely on our school board, Father Flohe Foundation members, PTO and Athletic Association members, as well as many other groups and individuals for help throughout the year.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the school or parish this year! Your financial support allows us to offer an education that nourishes the entire mind, body and soul of a child. You are helping us to create the future leaders of our Catholic Church and community. Thank you for your generosity!
We would like to express our gratitude for your trust, support and cooperation during the
school year. We are appreciative and thankful to everyone who makes St. Patrick School a great
place to educate the children of Portland and its surrounding communities. We hope that you will take time this summer to rest and enjoy the wonderful opportunity to renew body, mind and spirit before we begin another school year.
St. Patrick School to Launch an Advancement and Development ProgramMay 29, 2019
St. Patrick School is in the planning stages of beginning an advancement and development program. Essentially, advancement and development are used synonymously. The idea is that we want to look at advancing and developing our school to be the best it possibly can be in all areas. Development is the meaningful involvement of people in […]
St. Patrick School is in the planning stages of beginning an advancement and development program. Essentially, advancement and development are used synonymously. The idea is that we want to look at advancing and developing our school to be the best it possibly can be in all areas. Development is the meaningful involvement of people in our mission and vision for the future.
While most people believe that advancement and development is basically fundraising, that is not the case. The program we are developing would cover the following areas:
- Enrollment Management
- Fund Development
- Constituent Records
- Fundraising Management
The school administrators will oversee the A & D program at St. Patrick School, along with a core team of individuals who will work with and be supported by the administration. We will be following a program developed by Mr. Frank Donaldson, working with the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). This program follows The 7 I’s of the Catholic School Development Process:
- Identify: The people who are key to the A & D success;
- Inform: By reaching out to all publics (parents, alumni, past parents, parishioners, grandparents, businesses, the overall community, etc.);
- Invite: To have all groups mentioned above to take a closer look at you and you at them. This is usually done with face to face meetings but also through planning sessions, questionnaires and listening sessions;
- Involve: One of the goals is to meaningfully involve and engage people in the A & D process; such as through strategic planning, annual fund leadership, marketing, alumni association, parent ambassador team, business community council or through other areas;
- Implement: The plans, strategies and processes that are created will need to be implemented through the involvement of people;
- Invest: People will be invited to invest in the future of St. Patrick School;
- Improve: The development process must be set up so that it will be continuously enhanced through a Total Quality (continuous improvement) approach.
This process is not going to be completed in a short amount of time. The goal is to get our program started over the course of the summer and really begin ramping it up once the 2019-20 school year begins. As you can tell from the last “I”, this is not something that is done overnight. It is a constant cycle of planning, implementing and evaluating.
We are extremely excited about this new, exciting and dynamic process that will focus on engaging people and working together for the advancement and development of our Catholic School. If you are interested in in working with the school administration, along with the support of seasoned Advancement and Development ace Mr. Michael Wolfston, please contact Mr. Randy Hodge (email@example.com) or Mrs. Cortney Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) by email or by phone by calling the school office at (517)647-7551.
Saying Goodbye to the Class of 2019May 22, 2019
When I began my tenure as administrator of St. Patrick Catholic School, the students from the Class of 2019 were in 2rd grade. After eleven years with them we said goodbye on Sunday, May 19th. On that day, they entered a new phase of their lives. Our goal at St. Patrick is to ensure […]
When I began my tenure as administrator of St. Patrick Catholic School, the students from the Class of 2019 were in 2rd grade. After eleven years with them we said goodbye on Sunday, May 19th. On that day, they entered a new phase of their lives.
Our goal at St. Patrick is to ensure that when our seniors receive their diplomas on graduation day, they have a strong foundation for a successful life–a life that our Lord has prepared for each one of them. We hope that they will continue to serve as living representatives of our school mission statement: We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!
It is my belief that the Class of 2019 lives and represents our mission statement in a positive way. They were strong leaders throughout the school year beginning with our annual spirit week celebration, continuing through the planning of their senior trip adventure to Boyne and right up to their last day of school. As seniors, they succeeded in serving as role models for our younger students and provided many outstanding suggestions for ways to improve our school. I am proud to say they leave our school with a firm foundation to continue living our mission statement.
Graduation began with Mass celebrated by Bishop David Walkowiak, providing inspiring words for the Class of 2019 during his homily. After Mass, the graduates and their families moved to the school gymnasium for commencement. Fr. Mike opened the ceremony with prayer and shared some inspiring words with the graduates. Mr. Hodge shared the major achievements of the Class of 2019 which included:
• 13 of the 25 students are members of the National Honor Society.
• 14 were recognized as CMAC Scholar Athletes, meaning they had at least a 3.4 GPA and lettered in at least two sports, one of which was in their senior year.
• 24 out of the 25 plan to go on to higher education with one student taking a gap year before going to university.
• Three have signed a National Letter of Intent to participate in college athletics.
• 15 are graduating with honors (3.79 GPA or higher) with six of those having a weighted 4.0 GPA or higher. 24 have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• They were offered a total of $786,430 in scholarship money. They have accepted approximately $534,295 of that money from the schools they plan on attending in the fall.
Valedictorian Brandon Scheurer and Salutatorian Alexis Hass addressed their classmates; sharing accomplishments, memories, good times together and all the possibilities for a great future. Following the speeches, the graduates were called forward to receive their diploma from Bishop Walkowiak. One by one, they turned their tassel and the Class of 2019 joined a group of approximately 2,000 Shamrock alumni around the world.
Fr. Mike closed the ceremony with prayer, and they processed out of the gym and into the future. There were hugs to give and pictures to take. Finally, caps were tossed as an official ending to a great school career by a great group of students.
The Class of 2019 are leaving us with a rock-solid foundation of values, knowledge, wisdom and faith. I can say with the utmost certainty that they prayed, they learned, and yes, without a doubt, they achieved. May God bless each one of them and their future endeavors as they move to the next phase of their lives.
Great Things are Happening at St. PatrickMay 14, 2019
St. Patrick Parish and School have been very busy with a lot of work being completed around the church and school. Recently the following projects were completed: Wi-Fi access points were added in the school gymnasium and in the lower elementary hall for better reception to multiple classrooms. Generous donors provided the funds for […]
St. Patrick Parish and School have been very busy with a lot of work being completed around the church and school. Recently the following projects were completed:
- Wi-Fi access points were added in the school gymnasium and in the lower elementary hall for better reception to multiple classrooms.
- Generous donors provided the funds for a new sound system, which was installed in the school gymnasium.
- A hot water heater was donated and installed in the school cafeteria.
- The PTO donated a new science lab table that was installed in the high school science classroom with the help of a Father Flohe Foundation grant.
- Work has been completed to refurbish the church sanctuary. The original altar has been restored and the tabernacle has been moved from the chapel to where it belongs in the sanctuary.
- Construction has started on the pole barn at Father Flohe Field that was destroyed by the tornado.
While much work has been completed, there is still much more that must be done. Thanks to funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), released under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Non-profit Security Grant Program and administered through the Michigan State Police, we are planning the following upgrades:
- New doors installed at the main entrance of the school and the gymnasium.
- Bollards placed in strategic locations to secure the building from vehicle traffic.
- The keyless entry system currently in use will be expanded to include all entrances.
- A new video access entry system for visitor entry and latchkey access.
- A security video monitoring system for the exterior and possibly critical interior areas.
Work is anticipated to start later this summer, wrapping up into the fall and is based on finishing up approvals with FEMA and the MSP.
There is also a lot of the other projects that will be coming up. We are looking for generous support to fund these projects. These include:
- Installing a new roof on the school building. We are looking at installing a roof with a 30-year life for an approximate cost of $250,000. To date, with donations from the Shamrock Auction and from other generous donors, we have received approximately $130,000.
- We are looking at remodeling the four restrooms in the original part of the school as well as the restrooms used by those attending games at our school gymnasium. This would also include completely gutting the previously aforementioned restrooms and starting from scratch as well as the addition of two staff restrooms. The estimated cost to complete this project is $500,000. We have been blessed to have donations coming in for this project as well.
- We are also in the early planning stages of remodeling all our school classrooms.
We are very excited with all the great things that are currently happening at St. Patrick Parish and School right now. We are also thankful and appreciative for those who have been generous with their time, talents and financial support. While we are thrilled with all that has been accomplished, we are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work on all that yet needs to be completed. If you would like to join us, please feel free to share your expertise on any of the aforementioned projects with our plants and grounds committee or to be generous with any financial support, which can be earmarked for any projects you feel would be the best investment of your money. Finally, we welcome any prayers for both our parish and school. We must be good stewards of the resources we have to ensure our church and school are not only available for our current generations but be available for many generations yet to come.
Educating the HeartApril 29, 2019
This week’s column is being submitted by our kindergarten teachers Mrs. Cortney Smith and Mrs. Stacy Russman who attended the NCEA Convention. Each year during Easter Week (the week following Easter Sunday) the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) holds its annual convention. The NCEA Convention and Expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the […]
This week’s column is being submitted by our kindergarten teachers Mrs. Cortney Smith and Mrs. Stacy Russman who attended the NCEA Convention.
Each year during Easter Week (the week following Easter Sunday) the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) holds its annual convention. The NCEA Convention and Expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation. The 2019 NCEA convention was held in Chicago, IL. During the convention and expo, we had the opportunity to gather with thousands of Catholic educators from around the world! We deepened our knowledge of education, developed as individuals, and strengthened our own faith.
We also returned with information and tools from experts that allow us to identify God’s grace, be a beacon of light and to serve others in this challenging world for all whom we encounter.
We were able to attend sessions on the following topics:
• Strategic Planning for Catholic School Leaders
• Elementary Leaders and Marketing
• Enrollment Planning
• Empowering and Engaging School and Parish Families
• Catholic Music for Elementary School Liturgies, Learning and Life
• The Power of Music
• A Sense of Coaching for Christ
• It’s All About the Attitude
• Compassionate Discipline: The Secret to Curbing Bullying in Our Schools
We are eager to carry our excitement and inspiration from NCEA to our colleagues, as we know education is advancing and we must advance with it!
At St. Patrick Catholic School, we have been educating minds, bodies and spirits of its students for over 110 years! Our school mission statement contains six powerful words, that are our guide for life. We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!
We provide our young people with not only an exceptional education, but a firm morale background, along with the tools they need to continue growing in faith and the communities of which they touch.
St. Patrick Catholic school offers a preschool – 12th grade education and is open to all families! Please contact the school office at 517-647-7551 for a tour.
Lots on schedule for end of yearApril 24, 2019
It’s hard to believe that on Friday, March 29, we reached the conclusion of the third marking period of the 2018-19 school year and spring break is already behind us. Looking ahead, it will be a very busy time for St. Patrick School students and their families. There is a plethora of activities scheduled between […]
It’s hard to believe that on Friday, March 29, we reached the conclusion of the third marking period of the 2018-19 school year and spring break is already behind us. Looking ahead, it will be a very busy time for St. Patrick School students and their families. There is a plethora of activities scheduled between now and the rest of the school year and we want to take time to share some of them with you. We would love to have you join us when possible!
- April 27: We host our annual Shamrock Auction fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. The silent auction runs from 6-9:30 p.m. and the live auction runs from 8-11 p.m. Money raised at this event is split between the school’s general fund and the athletic budget.
- April 27: The junior and senior prom will take place at Watermark Country Club in Grand Rapids.
- April 30: Senior awards banquet – The junior class will host our annual senior awards banquet which honors this year’s graduating class.
- May 11: The St. Patrick School play will be performed on this day at 6:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
- May 14: H.I.T. awards ceremony – Our 14 Heartlands Institute of Technology students will be acknowledged at their annual awards banquet.
- May 15: Seniors’ last Mass – The seniors will lead Mass for the final time at our 9:30 a.m. school Mass in the church. Please mark your calendar to join us!
- May 16: This will be the official last day of school for the Class of 2019.
- May 16: Grandparent’s Day – We will host our annual grandparent’s day beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the school gym. After hearing songs by our elementary students, grandparents will visit classrooms for a treat. The PTO bookfair and the St. Patrick School Art Show will also be open during Grandparent’s Day and the following day (5/17).
- May 18: The PTO will be sponsoring a Color Run on Saturday, May 18. The race will begin at the Red Mill at 9 a.m. Information will be posted on the school website and Facebook page for cost and registration.
- May 19: Graduation Mass and commencement – We will celebrate the successful school careers of our 26 seniors at a 2 p.m. graduation Mass with Bishop Walkowiak presiding. Commencement will follow in the school gymnasium.
- May 21: We will have our final school board meeting of the 2018-19 school year beginning with 6 p.m. Mass and moving to the Parish Hall following Mass.
- May 27: No School – Memorial Day.
- June 6: Last day of school – The 2018-19 school year will conclude as high school students wrap up exams and the elementary ends with a full day of school.
Wow! It will be an extremely busy end to the school year at St. Patrick School. Please consult our school calendar for these and any other activities that are taking place around St. Patrick Parish and School at www.portlandstpats.com. We look forward to having you join us!
St. Patrick School Annual Shamrock Auction Aiming for SuccessApril 15, 2019
Shamrock Auction co-chair Ann Kissane contributed to this week’s column. The Shamrock Auction started 17 years ago and continues to be one of St. Patrick School’s largest fundraisers. All proceeds are split between the Athletic Association and the school general fund. Since its inception, the auction has raised almost one million dollars. This […]
Shamrock Auction co-chair Ann Kissane contributed to this week’s column.
The Shamrock Auction started 17 years ago and continues to be one of St. Patrick School’s largest fundraisers. All proceeds are split between the Athletic Association and the school general fund. Since its inception, the auction has raised almost one million dollars.
This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall and doors open at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Hawaiian Luau.” The entry fee of $20 includes a buffet meal and free drinks for the entire evening. Tickets may be purchased using our new online software at www.bidpal.net/shamrockauction2019 or at the school office.
In addition to the live auction, there will be several fun-filled raffles, 50/50 raffles, and a silent auction, which runs from 6-9:45 p.m. This year, all bidding for silent auction items will be done through our new software straight from your phone or device. No more waiting in line to bid on the items you want!
The live auction begins at 8 p.m. and is loaded with fabulous items such as tickets to see Hamilton in Chicago, club seats to both the Tigers & Redwings, and even an opportunity for a Portland Fire truck to pick your child up from school. You also don’t want to miss the lower elementary class projects or the themed baskets from our older students.
At past auctions, there have been two “wish list” items, one from the school and one from the Athletic Association. This year, in place of our “wish list” items, we will have one appeal which will be used to fund the continuation of excellence in the classroom and on the field. As the last live auction item of the night, we hope you will all donate generously to “Fund the Excellence at St Patrick School.”
But the fun doesn’t stop there – there are also a few new experiences at this year’s event! One of them is the addition of a Giving Center to support our newest Shamrock – Father Mike. At this center you will be able to help us raise money for new priest vestments. Also new this year, after the live & silent auctions are complete, you are encouraged to stay for our after-auction social which includes music and dancing. Local favorite Skip & the Dude will be performing.
The Shamrock Auction is an event that truly brings our school families, alumni, parishioners and school supporters together. It requires a lot of hard work and a huge commitment of time from many people. But it pays off greatly—not only in the money that it brings into the school and athletic programs but as a wonderful social event, enjoyed by hundreds. Its success stems from a great volunteer committee and the dedication of parents, family, friends, alumni and the support of many local businesses!
If you would like to donate an item to be auctioned or to make a cash donation, you may drop either item off at the school office during regular office hours. If you are unable to attend the Shamrock Auction you can still support St. Patrick School by making a donation through our online portal (www.bidpal.net/shamrockauction2019). Or use this link to purchase a tuition raffle ticket – the winner will receive 50% off their first child’s tuition.
In the meantime, mark your calendars for April 27 and plan on a great evening of entertainment, socializing, and fun! We hope to see you there!
Join us for Kindergarten ScreeningApril 10, 2019
It is time to begin preparing for next school year already, and that means it is time for kindergarten screening. For many parents, especially those with a child entering school for the first time, this is a time of great excitement, and potentially great anxiety. We hope you were able to attend our open house […]
It is time to begin preparing for next school year already, and that means it is time for kindergarten screening. For many parents, especially those with a child entering school for the first time, this is a time of great excitement, and potentially great anxiety. We hope you were able to attend our open house that provided a lot of great information; if not, that is okay too. Our experienced staff is prepared to help you through this process. Kindergarten screening for St. Patrick School will be held on Friday, April 26. The screening takes from 45 minutes to an hour. Call the school office at (517) 647-7551 to make your appointment.
We use the Gesell Developmental Observation (GDO), which is a standard procedure for observing a child’s growth and development. This assessment is conducted by a trained examiner who makes observations of a child’s behavior and then compares these observations with normative patterns for each developmental age. The GDO does not have right or wrong responses, but instead provides a composite picture of a child’s developmental age, his or her individual rate of growth, and his or her integrity in the total growth process.
The Gesell Institute recommends that every child receive a developmental screening to create a picture of where he or she is at in their unique process of growth and development. Children who attended our developmental kindergarten program for the current school year will not be screened again before entering kindergarten.
If your child is shown to be ready for kindergarten we will place them in kindergarten, unless you request differently. If your child screens for DK, they will be placed in that class. We will not advance students to kindergarten if the screening shows they are not ready; we want to place students in a class where they will succeed. The GDO has proven to be very accurate over the eleven years I have been an administrator at St. Pat’s.
If you have further questions in regard to St. Patrick’s DK or kindergarten programs, please call me at (517) 647-7551 or email email@example.com. We welcome you to schedule a visit so you can see our classrooms and meet with your child’s teacher. You will not be the first or only person who has done this.
Kindergarten screening is a time to celebrate the next step of your child’s development. Give us a call and let us help you with that celebration!
Basketball tricks and hands-on presentation reinforce making positive decisionsApril 1, 2019
St. Patrick School is always looking for ways to keep our students safe and informed while trying to look out for their health and long-term well-being. It is especially exciting when we have an opportunity to present this message in a fun and exciting manner. We were blessed that funding became available for St. Patrick […]
St. Patrick School is always looking for ways to keep our students safe and informed while trying to look out for their health and long-term well-being. It is especially exciting when we have an opportunity to present this message in a fun and exciting manner. We were blessed that funding became available for St. Patrick School which allowed us to bring in a special presenter, Mr. Jim Basketball Jones. The funding for this presentation was provided by the Ionia County Substance Abuse Initiative (ICSAI), the Ionia County Health Department and Mid-State Health Network through a very generous grant.
On Monday, March 25, St. Patrick School hosted Mr. Jim Basketball Jones. Basketball Jones is an experienced inspirational speaker who has been traveling the country bringing a positive and upbeat message to students in more than 7,500 schools throughout the United States. His career started while still a high school student when the Cleveland Cavaliers invited him to perform at halftime during their basketball games. After he received his business degree, he chose to use his unique basketball talents to travel the country and provide an inspirational message to students.
The message he gave to our students included:
- Do not use drugs or put other unhealthy substances into your body. He provided examples about how drugs can negatively impact our brains.
- He encouraged students to be kind to one another, to lift each other up and be supportive of one another. He told them they should never be negative or mean to others.
- He shared with students how he overcame the struggles of being a learning disabled (LD) student and told students to continue to work hard and overcome any difficulties they may face in life. He reassured them that they have the God-given ability to be successful in whatever they endeavor to do with their lives.
- He told students to resist peer pressure if they were being encouraged to make decisions which they know are unhealthy or inappropriate.
- He also encouraged the students to have fun and enjoy life!
While providing the students with his positive message, he performed a plethora of basketball tricks. He called many students forward to be active participants throughout the assembly. Students enjoyed the opportunity to assist and be engaged in these activities. The highlight of the elementary assembly was an active and engaging dance off between students and the highlight of the secondary assembly was an intense game of Simon Says.
We appreciate the grant that was provided to St. Patrick School and the opportunity to have Mr. Jim Basketball Jones perform his tricks and provide his message to our students. Students face many challenges in life, and it is truly appreciated when we can reinforce the positive message our students receive from both school and home about how to be successful ambassadors for Christ.
Winter Sports Season a SuccessMarch 28, 2019
On March 20, St. Patrick student athletes, their parents, and the winter sports coaching staff gathered at the Knights of Columbus Hall for our annual Winter Sports Awards banquet. The purpose was to celebrate a successful winter sports season. This event is graciously hosted by our Athletic Association every year. I personally believe a school’s […]
On March 20, St. Patrick student athletes, their parents, and the winter sports coaching staff gathered at the Knights of Columbus Hall for our annual Winter Sports Awards banquet. The purpose was to celebrate a successful winter sports season. This event is graciously hosted by our Athletic Association every year. I personally believe a school’s sports programs and the students involved in those programs should represent the goals and values being taught in the school’s curriculum. With that as the standard, our student athletes accomplished all that could be expected of them and more during the winter sports campaign. They exemplify the third part of our mission statement: We Achieve!
There were many highlights during the winter sports season. Individual and team accomplishments for the season include:
The girl’s bowling team finished 2nd in their league, 3rd in the regional and 11th overall in the state. The boys team finished 2nd in their league, 2nd in the regional and advanced to the elite eight before getting ousted by the number one seeded team. This is the first time in school history that both our boys and girls teams advanced to the state level of competition in the same season. Congratulations to both teams on an outstanding season! Individual honors include:
- Marian Pearson finished 15th in the state in individuals.
- Stephen Wernet was named as the Brandon Vanderbrook scholarship winner which is awarded to the bowler which exemplifies the characteristics displayed by Brandon when he was a bowler in high school.
The JV boys basketball team started out slowly but improved as the season went on picking up momentum and finishing with a three-game winning streak.
The varsity boys basketball team finished with a 9 – 9 overall record and beat every team in the league at least one time except one. Individual awards include:
- Brandon Scheurer: 1st team CMAC, Academic All-State, Honorable Mention All-State, and he scored his 1,000th career point during the season.
- Nathaniel Leahy: 2nd team CMAC and Academic All-State
- Graham Wohlscheid: Academic All-State
- Nathan Lehnert: Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) Team Award
The JV girls basketball team had an outstanding season only losing to one other school all season and finishing with a record of 16-2.
The varsity girls basketball team finished 3rd in a tough CMAC which saw four teams win a district title, with two advancing to the final weekend including one state champion. They won their 5th district title in six years and lost in the regional finals for the second year in a row to the eventual state champion and finished with an overall record of 18-7. Individual honors include:
- Lydia Meredith: 2nd team CMAC
- Mara Schrauben: 2nd team CMAC
- Annie Gunderman: Honorable Mention CMAC
- Lexi Hass: Honorable Mention CMAC
Most importantly, our student athletes worked hard to maintain their grades and demonstrated good sportsmanship throughout the season. All in all, I am very proud of the way our student athletes represented our school both on and off the court and lanes throughout the season. Their strong work ethic, commitment to success, positive attitude, and teamwork propelled our teams to a successful winter sports season of which they can be very proud. Our student athletes have been exemplary examples of what we expect at St. Patrick School. Congratulations, teams for a job well done!