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Good News Story of the Day - Week Five

Jolie
School
Christ the King
 
Student Name and Grade
Jolie Christensen Grade 7
 
What did student do?
Jolie is always willing to volunteer in school and in church. She is an excellent altar server who sets a great example for all Servers. Jolie can be depended on to assist staff and students with any task, and always with a smile.
 
What does Catholic education mean to me?
Catholic Education is important to me. Going to CKS has been a great experience for me. Being able to learn about God at school is nice. I have learned so much about The Trinity, Mary, and other disciples and followers through education. I think that Catholic Education is important and I am lucky that I have been able to learn about it.
AS
School
St. Margaret
 
Student Name and Grade
Anaya Smith Grade 5
 
What did student do?
Anaya helps out in the Kindergarten room at lunch. She eats, visits with and cares for the little ones in our school. She is always eager and willing to help those around her.
 
What does Catholic education mean to me?
Anaya loves being able to pray at school and in her class. Catholic education makes her feel happy at school.
DT
School
All Saints Catholic
 
Student Name and Grade
Dave Tordil Grade 8
 
What did student do?
Dave is always positive to everyone in every situation. His smile lights up the room and his positive attitude about everything is a treasure! Anything that is needed, Dave is there to help whether it is for a teacher, a peer or stranger. Dave makes the world a better place and is truly a blessing!
 
What does Catholic education mean to me?
To me, Catholic education is learning about God, Jesus and the teachings of the Bible alongside others. Catholic education helps me connect to God. It has helped me know Jesus and how to be like Him: a kind, faithful person. Catholic education is also fun. You do interesting activities. It offers advice and lessons that inspire you to move forward and experience more. It is a foundation for the beliefs that guide our choices. Catholic education means so much to me for all of these reasons.
JC
School
Division Office
 
Staff Name 
Clayton Boyer and Jodie Bzdel
 
What did staff do?
During the week of March 28 to April 1 Clayton and Jodie traveled to the schools praying and smudging for the delegation going to Rome to meet with Pope Francis.   
 
What does Catholic education mean to me?
Clayton: To me, Catholic education means providing students with the opportunity to grow spiritually during the school day. The smudging ceremonies that we participated in this month provided our students with a chance to connect with God differently. As well, our gathering to support the Indigenous delegation that visited Rome was an opportunity to show compassion for others and reflect on how we can make a positive impact on the lives of others as we continue on our path to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. 

 

Jodie: Catholic Education gives us an opportunity to share God’s love with the staff, students, and families through daily prayer and by modeling His love and acceptance for all of His people.  Jesus said “with man this is impossible but with God, all things are possible (Mt 19:25).  Staff, students, and families in Catholic Education work together to promote a faith-filled relationship with Christ.
 
Catholic Education is a call to serve and be responsible for others by cooperating, respecting their way of living, and sharing in their hopes and dreams.  It is an opportunity to permeate our faith throughout the day and show our love as Jesus did in serving others.    
MD
School
All Saints Catholic
 
Student Name and Grade
Mrs. Melinda Dawe
 
What did student do?
Mrs. Dawe engages with students and families recognizing the value it brings to educating our students through connecting in a critical way with families. Her belief in this lead her to eagerly engage in the Parent Teacher Home Visit Initiative. Thank you Mrs. Dawe for your dedication to All Saints Schools and families.
 
What does Catholic education mean to me?
For me, Catholic education means I get to share a common bond with all students and staff. Not only are we striving to do our best academically, but we get to be anchored in our faith while doing so. We pray together daily, learn more about God and share God's love with others. There is no better form of education!
CY
School
All Saints Catholic
 
Student Name and Grade
Mr. Casey Yeomans
 
What did staff do?
 
Volunteering to be part of the Parent Teacher Home Visit Initiative is just one way that Mr. Yeomans expresses the importance of strong positive home and school relationships. Engaging with students and families both within school and in the community affirms the value it brings to educating our students through connecting in a critical way with families.
 
What does Catholic education mean to me?
Catholic Education allows me to share my faith with my students. It creates a community created by Jesus, full of love, compassion and support. This is extremely important when shaping youth into successful members of society.