Written by Carina VanPelt and Leona Kelly
Happy Catholic Schools Week! Did you know that there has never been an America without Catholic Education? Catholic Schools existed for almost 200 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. From the beginning, the Catholic Church championed the cause to make education available to everyone, not just the nobility. (Dynamic Catholic and Archdiocese of Cincinnatti, 2015)
Today, Catholic Schools continue to provide a high-quality education to all students. The mission of Catholic School goes well beyond academics. In Matthew 28:19-20 it says, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations." In addition to providing a high-quality education, the mission of a Catholic School is to form disciples - to teach students to know Jesus, to love Jesus, to follow Jesus, and to serve Jesus. (Dynamic Catholic and Archdiocese of Cincinnatti, 2015)
For almost 100 years, Holy Rosary has been able to provide the students in the greater Idaho Falls community with a high-quality Catholic education. We are blessed with amazing teachers, staff, parents, and students.
This week we celebrate our Catholic Schools. We kicked off our celebration on Friday, January 25, with a carnival. There were hot dogs and chips for dinner, and an ice cream bar, in the cafeteria. Upstairs, the gym was filled with carnival games from Gaga Ball, to a Cookie walk, to the Ring Toss.
During Mass this weekend, parents gave talks at the Pulpit, about their experience with our school. Our choir also sang for the 10 AM Mass.
First thing this morning, we held an awards ceremony honoring the hard work of our students. Our local Knights of Columbus Council presented Holy Rosary with a Papal Flag, led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, and awarded certificates to 6th Grade students who participated in their writing contest. Awards were also given for Holy Readers, Attendance, Millionaire and Multi-millionaire Readers, GRIT, Academic Achievement, and GREAT.
We look forward to a week of celebration honoring Catholic Schools. Here's what you can participate in:
Please pray for your parish school during this Catholic Schools Week. We will be praying in thanksgiving for your love and support. God Bless!
Dynamic Catholic and Archdiocese of Cincinnatti. (2015). Teach Lead Serve: The Ministry of Teaching. Erlanger: Dynamic Catholic Institute.
Mrs. Kelly is the Computer Lab Teacher at Holy Rosary Catholic School and is Mom to 3 beautiful children, 2 of whom are students at Holy Rosary.
Holy Rosary Catholic School
161 9th St
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone: (208) 522-7781
Fax: (208) 522-7782
Email: To reach a specific person, by email, click here
School Year Hours
Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
National Catholic Educational Association
Western Catholic Educational Association
Reading & Language Resources
St. John Paul II Parish
Diocese of Boise
Catholic Charities of Idaho
US Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Holy See
Enrollment is now open for the 2018-19 school year. Call (208) 522-7781, or click here, for more information.