Disciples the Month
Every month we celebrate First Friday Mass as a community. Each month a student from each grade is chosen who embodies what is means to be Disciple on the Month.
A disciple is a follower, one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another. The disciple of the month is a student who emulates and demonstrates the character of Jesus Christ. The fruits of the spirit are shown through their actions namely: chastity, faithfulness, generosity, gentleness, goodness, joy, kindness, love, modesty, patience, peace, self-control.
The Holy Spirit will prompt them to examine their thoughts, words and actions and compare them with the Word of God.
Catholic Schools Week 2018 was observed in dioceses around the country January 28–February 3. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education. At St. Peter Catholic Academy we started our Catholic Schools Week with an Opening Liturgy. 8th grader, Louis, delivered a Welcome speech that was not only touching but inspirational as well.
MONDAY: All of the students at St. Peter Catholic Academy participated in various gym activities for Color Wars. Each student and teacher gets assigned a color. Each color has students from different grades promoting unity and good sportmanship.
All students came to watch as the 8th grade and the Faculty competed in Volleyball game.
Students showed their school spirit by wearing their silliest hats on Crazy Hat Day, one of several school spirit days this week. Also students from all grades played in the Minute to Win It Challenges. All these games were very easy to play and there was only one simple yet crucial rule – complete the challenge within 60 seconds to win!
For Student Appreciation Day students enjoyed a PJ and Movie day. Students did not get any homework and were able to make Ice Cream Sundaes after lunch.
As Catholic Schools Week came to a close, we came together at Mass for a Closing Liturgy. Our Disciple of the Month was announced as well as the inductees of the A.S.K (Always Seeking Knowledge) Honors Society. We remembered the theme “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” which encompasses the core products and values that can be found in Catholic schools across the country. Not only does St. Peter Catholic Academy teaching students to become future servant leaders, faith-filled disciples, and enriched citizens in our communities, yet, as educators, we are growing with them. These shared qualities are what make Catholic schools work. They are what make Catholic schools succeed.