Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2017 is January 29 – February 4. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.
This week, SSC will host our Tri-School Mass in celebration of Catholic Schools Week on Wednesday, February 1 at 10 AM in the Brother Peter Gym. Holy Trinity and Our Lady Academy will join us as we recognize some of our students who will offer testimonials about their Catholic school experiences.
That Wednesday evening, we will also hold our annual Open House, open to all students in grades 4 through 11, from 5 PM until 7 PM. Tours will begin on the first floor of the main school building in the Mall.