Later this month, Mount Carmel School will join Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja on Rota and Catholic schools across the nation in celebrating Catholic Schools Week.
This year’s CSW theme is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed,” which was announced by the National Catholic Educational Association.
Mount Carmel School president Galvin Deleon Guerrero is excited about the theme and the weeklong celebration. “For 65 years, our school has definitely helped mold students who learn, serve, lead, and succeed.” Referring to the school’s alumni, who are called AlumKnights after the school’s mascot, Deleon Guerrero added, “At the local, regional, and even national levels, our AlumKnights have embraced this year’s theme as successful leaders who serve their communities in business, government, and non-profits.”
Mount Carmel School has prepared a full week of events that highlight a different aspect of the school each day. On Sunday, Jan. 28, at 9am, MCS students will gather at the Mount Carmel Cathedral to kick off CSW 2018 with a Mass. On Monday, MCS junior high and high school students will engage in different activities that support community services. Elementary school students will make banners expressing their appreciation for the school’s many donors and supporters. Tuesday will be dedicated to MCS faculty and staff. On that day, MCS will hold an appreciation program for faculty and staff, in which the 2018 Teacher of the Year will be announced.
On Wednesday, MCS will start with a Mass, followed by a vocations talk and other activities honoring vocations.
MCS will shift its attention on Thursday, students honor the many ways that volunteer groups have contributed. Friday morning will have MCS students participating in a roadside waving in the morning, followed by field activities and demonstrations. Friday night will highlight the school’s signature CSW event, Family Night. Held on the school grounds beginning at 6pm, Family Night will feature dinner, entertainment, and the presentation of the Parents of the Year awards.
The school’s celebration of Catholic Schools Week will conclude with the “Night with the Knights” AlumKnight fundraising banquet on Saturday. The “Night with the Knights” will feature a music video montage of the school’s history, raffle prizes, and entertainment. The event will also include the announcement of the 2018 AlumKnight of the Year. Tickets for the Night with the Knights are $50 each and can be purchased at the school’s business ofice or from AlumKnights.
For more information, call 234-6184 or email Priscilla Dela Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The celebration of Catholic Schools Week began as an annual event in 1974. (PR)