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An upbeat start to a new school year at Scecina

First day of school 2016

Students of the Class of 2017 started their senior year this week.

Dear Scecina Community, 

Today marks the end of the first week of the school year. Students’ first days on campus have been very upbeat. Our students, teachers, and administrators have engaged in energetic class meetings, career aptitude testing, classroom activities, sports practices, and other aspects of “settling in.” 

Preceding this week, our staff in all departments of Scecina had a full and inspiring week. We started with a two-day staff retreat on August 1, the opening of which was a dinner and reflections by Father Bob Gilday, Pastor of Little Flower Parish and a member of the Scecina Board of Directors. We asked Father Bob to share his reflections on the Vocation of a Catholic School Educator. His remarks and reflections generated a lot of positive feedback and enthusiasm for the year ahead. 

A central theme of Father Bob’s talk was that an outstanding Catholic educator is one who responds to God’s call to be holy, to be the best version of yourself, and to be merciful; who develops a personal relationship with Jesus through prayer; and is part of a Church community. As we embark on the next 35 weeks of the year, we will strive to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be. 

Important upcoming events include Meet the Teacher Night on August 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting in the gymnasium; Progress Report Night on September 8 to mark the mid-way point of the first grading period, and Homecoming on September 9 versus Beech Grove at Tech High School. 

Our library transformation is progressing on schedule and according to budget. We are targeting September 23 as the opening day for student use. To see pictures of construction in progress, please click here

Another special event is coming up on Tuesday, August 16. Archbishop Tobin is speaking at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish (on East 10th Street) on the Jubilee Year of Mercy. I encourage you to attend as it is sure to be a growth opportunity. 

May God bless you for your support of Scecina Memorial High School, and Go Crusaders! 


Joe Therber
Scecina Memorial High School