St. Dominic School is thrilled to kick off Catholic Schools Week on Sunday formally, January 26th, with an Athletic Committee Pancake breakfast from 8:30 am -12 pm and a celebration at our 10:30 Mass. Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, and NCEA hosts it. This year’s theme is Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. It runs one full week with events and activities for our students and our whole community. Through these events, our school will focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our community, and our nation.
During the week, students will be featured on KYMN talking about the exciting activities for the week, as well as other events we have going on at school: the kick-off of our Service-a-thon, our All-School Open House and a recap of the 8th Grade Mission Trip.
The week will include a variety of special activities and events. Students will learn about what next year will entail as they move up a grade level, they will also partake in mini-courses where they can explore new hobbies, play games, do some gratitude journaling, etc. There will also be an assembly announcing our Service-a-thon, formally the School Marathon. The purpose of our Service-a-thon is twofold: to show the community what “forming servant leaders” looks like and to raise money in support of our school’s mission: inspiring students to excel as confident leaders, critical thinkers, and responsible citizens.
Most importantly, the Service-a-thon is an opportunity for us to gather as a community, to help each other, and celebrate our school. Join us as we enjoy camaraderie with friends and raise money for our academic programs. Be on the lookout for St. Dominic students doing random acts of service in the community. WARNING: YOU MAY BE SERVED. If you need help around your home or have an idea of a service project, please contact the school office at 507-645-8136!
Learning through service is something we take very seriously at St. Dominic School. This past Saturday, our 8th-grade students returned from their week-long mission trip to San Antonio. During their time in San Antonio, students spent a week serving and helping those in need, visiting schools, and much more. This transformative week is a long-standing tradition with our 8th-grade class. Students spend three years working on various service projects and fundraising to help pay for this trip. The goal for each student is to be able to fund their trip without their parent’s financial assistance fully.
Students will show their leadership skills as they organize Mass on Wednesday morning. Students will also entertain as we host a Community Leaders Lunch for various people from our community. On Thursday, January 30th, from 6-7:30, the school community will host an All-School Open House. As with previous open houses, you will find our current students showing people around school, answering questions they may have (or pointing them in the right direction), and enjoying the Magic Maniac from 6:30-7:30.
The success of St. Dominic School is broadly based on our community and the support we have from its different facets. We thank each of our friends for their continuous support. We invite you to stop into the school at any time to see your prayerful support in action. St. Dominic School is truly a place where people call home and build a strong relationship with God.