Welcome to the 2017 2018 school YEAR!
This year our school theme is superheroes in Christ. This theme ties in nicely with our mission: With Christ, In excellence, Through community forever.
Let’s break down our school mission. With Christ: we are a Catholic school. We ask that our students behave with Christ always in mind. This is a great challenge for us as adults, the families of our students, and our Parish as a whole. We want to bring Christ to the forefront and raise a generation of students who will change this world setting it on fire for the better.
In excellence: last year our entire eighth grade class scored to be placed in honors science for their freshman year at their respected high schools. This is excellent! But what is even more excellent, is that this years eight graders have set their sights on achieving the same goal. Another way we have shown excellence is our last year’s standard test scores. You will notice these scores are posted as you enter the school outside the office. Third through eighth grade took the Iowa basics standardized test in late September. Nearly every grade scored above grade level in all subjects and in their cumulative total for the test scores. Way to go students, way to go teachers! The scores definitely set a goal to surpass for this year’s test.
Through community forever: it is extremely important to myself, the staff of St. Pius X, and this Parish that we are a community. You choose to send your kids to Saint Pius X. We respect that choice. In turn the goal is that the families and the Parish respect the teachers and staff. By having a mutual respect we will raise children who will create a better future.
In closing I would just like the teachers in attendance to stand up. Let’s take a moment and recognize these teachers. They have worked tirelessly the last few months to prepare a wonderful school year for your child with Christ, in excellence, through community forever. Together let’s be superheroes in Christ.