St. Mary's to host Catholic Schools Week


DEBBIE KLEIN shows her first grade students (from left) Diego Guevara and Baker Seegers a “penny picking” exercise where they use coins to determine the change in mass of an object. From Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, St. Mary’s School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

St. Mary’s Catholic School will join more than 7,000 Catholic schools across the country in observing the 40th anniversary of Catholic Schools Week from Sunday, Jan. 26 to Saturday, Feb. 1.

“The theme of this year’s celebration, ‘Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,’ puts focus on the three main goals of a Catholic school education,” said Billy Pahl, St. Mary’s School principal.

St. Mary’s School has served the parish and the Fredericksburg community for 158 years.

“The school today continues to meet the needs of the families, just as it did in 1856,” said Pahl. “The school was established then to provide an education and Catholic formation of students.”

The school community has planned a variety of activities for the week.

A highlight for the week will be the second annual Catholic Schools Week Parade on Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. when students and staff members will participate in a six-block parade on West San Antonio Street. The procession will travel from the school to South Adams Street and back.

A Scholastic Book Fair will be open in the library every day. 

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