Greetings from Sacred Heart of Jesus School!
Over the past several years we have worked diligently to strengthen our school by examining all services we provide our students. Much time and energy were spent dissecting our academic productivity and spiritual needs. I am very proud to announce that we have successfully navigated through the Ohio Catholic Schools Accreditation Association (OCSAA) and were once again awarded full accreditation status. The process is designed to examine all we do for our students and ultimately develop new goals to enhance and promote student growth through academic, social and spiritual successes. God has blessed us in many ways. We excitedly march into the 2017/18 school year renewed, fostering a deep sense of responsibility to our families and our parish community. We are committed to providing opportunities for students to enjoy academic excellence, an abundance of service endeavors, and an unwavering attempt to develop a closer relationship with Jesus.
The new school theme, not very original but very powerful, is What Would Jesus Do? Our hope is that the students and staff make this as a way of life, reflecting on this profound question in all of our actions. We will dedicate ourselves to being the best we can be through positive relationships, responsible behavior, sincere efforts to help those in need, and a desire to learn.
As we reflect on last year, many positive memories come to the forefront. The artistic talents of SHS students blossomed as the 7th and 8th graders performed plays in front of delighted audiences. The 8th grade Christmas play was written by the class with participation of the entire school. Musically our students shared their talents through concerts, shows, parades and of course during Mass. The creative art projects garnered attention at the Wadsworth Festival as Sacred Heart earned 2 Best of Shows. Service has continued to be a priority as we helped many organizations financially, stocked the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry, purchased Christmas gifts through our Giving Tree program, and prayed for those in need throughout the year. The students of SHS have kind hearts and generous attitudes. Academically we accepted the challenges of a rigorous curriculum yielding exceptional results on standardized tests. Many of our students took their science fair projects to the state level earning excellent results. The Power of the Pen team sent 2 students state bound, while our most popular academic activity, chess club, developed strategic skills of the 85 members. Here, at Sacred Heart, we prepare students for the future by creating educational opportunities in and out of the classroom, both before and after school.
SHS has been blessed to have a supportive PTO that provides financial assistance allowing our students to enhance their learning through many endeavors including fieldtrips to Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cleveland and Put –in-Bay.
On behalf of our Sacred Heart family, I welcome you to another school year that will be marked with an ordinary theme WWJD coupled with extraordinary attempts to emulate His life and teachings each and everyday!