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Lasallians Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

PrintCatholic Schools Week (January 26 – February 1) is a time for Lasallian schools to celebrate their Catholic roots and reflect on the innovative, transformative education they provide to students. Dating back to 1974, Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service. Each day during Catholic Schools Week, we will share reflections from Lasallians on how their Lasallian ministries have impacted their lives around this theme.

Check back for a new posting every day!

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Day 1: Sunday, January 26

Students from San Miguel High School in Tucson, AZ, share reflections on their experiences including opening doors to opportunities and the dedication of their teachers >

Day 2: Monday, January 27

Bradley Garcia-Garza, a senior at Mullen High School in Denver, CO, talks about what he has learned about faith at Mullen >

Day 3: Tuesday, January 28

Graduate students, who also previously served as Lasallian Volunteers, Sean Barber at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, and Patricia (Chay) Tanchanco at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, reflect on their Lasallian experiences.

 Day 4: Wednesday, January 29

Lasallian education extends beyond the traditional classroom in transforming lives. Read an anonymous reflection from a student who attended a retreat at the Brother David Darst Center in Chicago on how it changed the student’s perception of service, and a reflection from Bill Wolff, Executive Director of LaSalle School in Albany, NY, on how his agency is an “agent of healing” for young people who need help finding a chance for a better life >

Day 5: Thursday, January 30

Students at The San Miguel School of Providence talk about how the school provides a safe, family atmosphere that’s about more than academics and focuses on the whole person. They shared these reflections in a video celebrating San Miguel’s recent 20th anniversary >

Day 6: Friday, January 31

Students at Justin-Siena High School in Napa, CA, share the impacts of their Lasallian education, including service, spirituality, and a raised awareness of social justice issues >

Day 7: Saturday, February 1

A seventh grader at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe, NM, reflects on how her school is like a family with teachers who push students to do their best >