As we begin the year 2020, the St. Michael faculty and staff recommit ourselves to partnering with you, our parents, to do everything we can to assist with the growth and formation of the students you have entrusted to our care. If we work together, we can better support the students in their positive efforts, as well as hold them accountable for their poor choices. It is our responsibility, parents and school, to help them grow into the person God calls them to be.
Report cards for the first semester have already been posted on PlusPortals. If you haven’t yet, please discuss with your child his/her academic progress. If grades are not up to his/her potential, please make a plan to improve during this second semester. Feel free to contact your child’s teachers and counselor so that we can work together to help your child be successful.
The administration, faculty and staff will begin working on our accreditation through the Diocese of Baton Rouge. The accreditation is a self-study process in which the school evaluates itself and then is evaluated by a visiting team of educators. This process allows us to identify our strengths and our weaknesses so that we can continually improve. We will involve parents in the process through a survey this Spring.
At the end of this month, we will join with Catholic schools throughout the country in celebrating Catholic Schools Week. Although a Catholic school education is a sacrifice for the family, it is an investment in the student that has value beyond the years spent in school. Faith formation, academic excellence, and personal development are the foundation of the mission of our school. Thank you for your trust in St. Michael High School.
As we begin this new decade together, I ask for your continued prayers for our students, our families, and our faculty and staff. May we recognize the Joy of Christ in our hearts and share it with all we encounter.
Happy New Year!
Ellen B. Lee, Principal
January 2020 Principal’s Newsletter