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June 3, 2014

I feel as though the beginning of the year was yesterday and I closed my eyes for a moment and the year was gone!  For me, this year has been one like no other.  There were great joys and blessings, but also great sadness.

The year began with a 33% increase in enrollment as we welcomed our Sacred Heart families to our campus.  This blessing became great joy as we blended into one Catholic school family!   Sister Kathleen, former Sacred Heart principal, spoke at the eighth grade graduation award ceremony.  She said that all of us were a testament to Catholic education and to keep fighting for it!

When Monsignor became ill and passed away we all felt a deep sense of loss and sorrow.  He was our spiritual leader, a fearless Catholic school supporter and friend.  He had a unique way of making all who knew him feel important and special.  The part of Monsignor Moreton’s personality I enjoyed most was his rebellious nature!  It is fitting that he was the leader of the Our Lady of Victory Rebels!

Although Monsignor Moreton’s spirit and essence will always be with us, we are blessed to have Father Dan Availa as our new pastor.  Father Dan has captured the hearts of our students with his inspirational homilies.  Each homily is combination of humor, philosophical thought and a life challenge. For the first time in many years I hear students saying, “I want to be a priest”!  Father Dan is more than a blessing he is an answer to prayers.

In July I will send to you the first letter of the 2014-2015 school year.  Until then please know that all of you have been a great blessing in my life! Go in peace and enjoy the blessings of summer.


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Deborah J.V. Nettell



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Faith Corner

Saint John the Baptist St. John the Baptist was the greatest of prophets.  It was his task to proclaim the fulfillment of all prophecies.  With great courage he spread the news of the Messiah’s coming!

Special Thanks To: Staff, students, parents, family members, volunteers and benefactors who made our school year a success.

Pray For: Ms. Cook’s father as he recovers from surgery; Father Dan Avila as he prepares to begin his ministry at Our Lady of Victory Parish.; Mr. Joshua Chipps as he recovers from a car accident; Mr. James DeMera and his family, for their continued spiritual support to our school.  For Hunter Chabaeu and his family as they grieve the loss of Patty Sanderson.

Prayers of the Day Lord, continue to fill me with Your Holy Spirit and then turn me loose on Your purposes.


Mark Your Calendars! 

Study hall will no longer be available for the rest of the year.

$2 Booster Free Dress – June 4th

Field Day/ Noon Dismissal – June 5th

Academic AwardsJune 6th at 10:30am

Last Day of School- June 6th. Dismissal 11:30am – 12:00pm.

Extension Care/PreK closes @ 1p.m.

Summer Office Hours- Beginning June 9th through June 27th the office will be opened from 9:00am – 3:00pm.  We will be closed in July. The office will re-open August 4th.

School Resumes- August 20th

Noon Dismissal- August 20th, 21st and 22nd

Click here to view this week’s family envelope.

Have a great summer!

Go in peace to serve other!