St. Mary's School Parent - written in 2014
In the fall of 1990, I was so excited for my oldest daughter, Natalie, and my only son, Will, to begin attending school at St. Mary's. I quickly fell in love with the outstanding staff and began to volunteer. As my youngest child gets ready to graduate from St. Mary's school this May (2014), I am feeling very blessed to have had such a wonderful community help mold my five children into the successful young people they are. I have always felt that it takes a village to raise a child. From the Pastor, teachers, and staff - like Mrs. Kibler in extended day - they have all planted seeds of self-worth, kindness, academic success, empathy for others, a good work ethic, creativity, athleticism, and, most of all, a love and understanding of their Catholic faith.
My children have had their share of failures and challenges in their lives, but the staff at St. Mary's has always nurtured and guided them through whatever difficulties they encountered. This kind of support made their many successes a team effort. I know that my five children have had the best education available to them but, more importantly, they have had the example of what a servant heart looks and acts like from someone practicing their Catholic faith. I don't know of any other parochial school that has teachers like ours, who sacrifice their own time and funding to give students every opportunity to experience academic success. Our elective programs, clubs, and sports teams are all positive experiences that have prepared my kids for a successful future. I can't even begin to thank the staff of St. Mary's for all they have done to educate, guide, discipline, and love my children. I couldn't be prouder of all the things they have accomplished in their short lives and I certainly couldn't have done it without a lot of help. Thank you so much for your dedication to Catholic education and your love of children.