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  • Commitment to All Students’ Success

    Greetings!

    I want to thank you for supporting and praying for Scecina Memorial High School through the years.

    As a community of faith, we enter this new year recommitted to our mission, which is to motivate our diverse and gifted students “to attain educational excellence, be lifelong learners and live as servant leaders in the inspiring footsteps of Father Thomas Scecina.”

    We take seriously our responsibility to recruit a diverse student body, to provide healthy opportunities for them and to give them individual attention so that they feel accepted and connected.

    Our enrollment progress over the past five years shows we are succeeding in meeting those goals. As you can see from the graph (above), each year our freshman class has increased in size. We also are increasing our retention of these students throughout their high school years. As a result, total enrollment numbers are growing as families experience the value that we provide in preparing students for life.

    This growth is moving us toward the target enrollment of 475 students by 2020, a goal recently approved by our Board of Directors. To attain this goal while preparing students for life, we will enhance our individual student success planning, faculty support and development opportunities, and the attractiveness of our campus. Please look for more updates on our Facility Master Plan to unfold this year.

    To establish the 475 student target, our Enrollment Management and Marketing Committee consulted with stakeholders including our teachers and local school principals and pastors. The committee and administration analyzed community data and prioritized the importance of welcoming and retaining students who want to live the values for which our school stands.

    While reaching this goal will require vision and work, together we can do it. Together, we should do it.

    Thank you, our alumni and friends, for helping us reach the milestones that fulfill our Catholic mission rooted in the Gospel and the influence of Father Scecina. Your prayers, volunteer work and financial investments help us provide the rigorous academic programs and student support systems to help us live one of our “10 Great Things”: A commitment to all students’ success.

    God has blessed us with many generous people willing to give back to Scecina Memorial High School and we can’t thank you enough. Here’s to a prosperous 2015 that touches each and every one of our students in positive and lasting ways.

    Sincerely yours,

    Joe Therber
    President


  • 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