Dear parents, alumni and friends of St. Peter’s Catholic School,
As evidenced by the wonderful pictures sent to the school by our students, summer fun has been taking place at the beach, in the mountains, at state parks and amusement parks near and far. It is a pleasure to see the children enjoying themselves, proudly wearing their St.Peter’s t-shirts!
These quiet days before school begins allow us the time to prepare for the upcoming school. We are especially pleased to welcome 27 new families to the St.Peter’s School community! Our current enrollment shows a 25% increase from where we were last year at this time.
In June, we were sad to have to say good- by to Art teacher, Mrs. Molly Chance. She and her husband have moved to Tennessee, where we wish them much happiness. Upon her departure, Mrs. Chance wrote the following:
“From the very first class I taught, I knew there was something special about this school, its faculty, and its students. I know it is said a lot, but it is true…St.Peter’s is like a family! I will deeply miss St.Peter’s.”
We look forward to continuing our strong art program with our new art teacher, Monica Wyrick. Ms.Wyrick has over 11 years’ experience as an art instructor in North and South Carolina. She has her own fine arts business and has illustrated 7 children’s books. I am confident Ms.Wyrick will be an asset to St.Peter’s School!
The summer months also provide opportunities for Professional Development. This past July our pastor, Fr.Linsky, attended the Alliance for Catholic Education at Notre Dame University. His support and enthusiasm for the school is evident in his participation at this conference.
Faculty members, Mrs. Hawkins and Mrs.Bumgardner, spent a week working on the Diocesan Curriculum Committee with Notre Dame’s Ace Collaborative. The current focus is on the Math and Social Studies curriculum.
For the first time the faculty will begin the new school year by participating in a Retreat. The faculty will be traveling to The Oratory Center for Spirituality in Rock Hill to spend a day in prayer and reflection.
Our strength as Catholic school educators comes from our faith, professional knowledge and, as the gift of summer reminds us, time to replenish! However, it is now time to have the students back in the school, for it is entirely too quiet!
We look forward to welcoming all of our students back to school August 20th!
Mrs. Kathy Preston, Principal