Dear Parents and Friends of St. Peter’s School,
From the outside, it appears as if nothing is going on at St.Peter’s Catholic School during June and July. The halls are quiet, the parking lot empty; the school bells ring, but seem irrelevant. Yet appearances can be deceiving. This summer renovation and renewal has filled our days.
A new sign hangs at the school entrance, the first floor halls painted and new carpet installed. I am very grateful for the 2015 Angels in the Vista Auction Fund-a-Project, and all those who contributed to it. Our update couldn’t have happened without these funds.
We are also pleased to welcome two new faculty members to St. Peter’s School. Ms. Tera Stanford will be joining Ms. Slifko in the K5 class as the lead teacher. Ms. Stanford has a BA in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s of Education in Divergent Learning from Columbia College. Our new 5th grade teacher, Ms. Allison Gurn, has a BA in Elementary Education from University of South Carolina. I am confident Ms. Stanford and Ms.Gurn will be assets to our terrific faculty!
We also welcome a new Parochial Vicar to St.Peter’s Church. Fr. Renaud West looks forward to meeting the faculty, staff, our students and their families.
I am especially happy to report that enrollment for the 2015-16 school year continues to rise. Currently, we have over 40 new families joining us at St.Peter’s School, with many inquiries still pouring in.
As we begin a new academic year, our 164th year as the educational ministry of St.Peter’s Catholic Church, appearances would never indicate that we are the oldest, continuously running Catholic school in South Carolina. We are proud to continue our mission–to nurture and challenge our students so that each one can achieve his or her full, God-given potential. We look forward to August 19th at 7:30 in the morning, when our students arrive and bring the school back to life!
Mrs. Kathy Preston, Principal