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Mission | Our Guiding Star

Mission is a beautiful and powerful word.  It is a guiding star, a motivator with ultimate purpose.  It helps keep us true to being who we say we are and want to be.

 

The President of Scecina Memorial High School is responsible to ensure that the school has an inspiring and appropriate mission statement. A President's duties include overseeing the Catholic identity of the school in faithfulness to the mission statement.

 

During the Strategic Growth Planning process of 2012 - 2013, hundreds of people in our community had an opportunity to give input regarding our mission statement of the future.  A highlight of our new plan is an updated school mission statement.

 

A mission statement should address valuable questions:  What is our purpose?  Whom do we serve?  What makes us unique?  What do we offer to our community?

 

In our case, a special question is:  What meaning does the life of Father Thomas Scecina have for us today?

 

Most experts advise that mission statements be easy to memorize, understand, and communicate.  Our new mission statement has 46 words.  You and I can memorize it.  More importantly, we as a community can actually live it!

 

As you read our new school mission statement, what word or idea touches a special chord within you?  How might you want to help us live our mission?  I hope you agree with and find meaning in the Scecina Memorial High School mission statement:

 

"Scecina Memorial High School, established by the Archbishop of Indianapolis, is a co-educational Catholic college and life preparatory school that motivates our diverse and gifted community of students to attain educational excellence, be lifelong learners, and live as servant leaders in the inspiring footsteps of Father Thomas Scecina."

 

 

May the inspiring life of Father Thomas Scecina help us to more fully live the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

Sincerely,


Joe Therber
President