Since 1974, for one week in the middle of winter, Catholic Schools and their communities across the United States have celebrated Catholic Schools Week. The intent is to laud the entirety of our Catholic Schools, specifically how they impact both the individual and greater society. At Benilde-St. Margaret’s, this week has been filled with celebrations of our unique community. Our students acknowledged our parents with car-side service of coffee and donuts.
November and December are the months of the year that bring Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas in rapid succession. The number of family get-togethers is unmatched during this time of year, and each has its own traditions. Games, feasts, prayers, conversations, and shopping seem to be mainstays in many households.
Benilde-St. Margaret’s School offers our students a challenging college preparatory curriculum that guides each individual toward his/her “highest potential in body, spirit and mind." In that light, each fall our students and families focus on future college and university choices. A vast majority of our seniors prepare college applications to meet the national November 1 deadline. Many others, at various grade levels, visit college campuses.
Annually, schools define goals for the year ahead that are linked to a longer-term strategic plan. These goals generally influence resource allocation, professional learning, policies, procedures and many other school functions all designed to create a more meaningful experience for students, families and alumni.
A blast of students descended upon the campus of Benilde-St. Margaret’s in mid-August for the start of fall athletic seasons. Red Knight Roundup brought scores of students and families to campus to ready for the 2017-2018 school year. The most recent orientation events for students and parents meant that a new year was here. But, what does that really mean?