We could not and did not miss out on the opportunity to celebrate our Catholic identity this week for Catholic Schools Week. Incase you missed it, here’s what we celebrated and how.
Monday: Celebrating Alumni
We celebrated Alumni by sharing messages from E.D. White graduates with our current students. Emily Collins ’04 said what she cherishes most about E.D. White is the family and tradition. She remembers homecoming week, pep rallies and school mass as some of the highlights of her time here. She anticipates the day that her son can build his own community and experience when he gets to high school at E.D. White. Ali Poimboeuff ’19, is most thankful for the ways in which E.D. White fostered her spiritual growth. Even the indirect experiences she had like being exposed to diocesan retreats were personally formative. She said, “The adults pushed us to be involved in our faith and I would not be the person I am today without them.” Jacob Duplantis ’19, said “E.D. White prepared me for life after high school, with a strong foundation in faith as well as academics and so many connections and friends that I still carry with me and will for the rest of my life.”
The Freshman also greeted their grandparents in the front of campus with a smile, and a biscuit for our adapted Grandparents Day celebration.
Tuesday: Celebrating Our Nation
E.D. White is part of a fellowship of schools that belong to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in since their foundation. In an effort to celebrate Catholic schools across the nation, Brother schools shared greetings and messages with one another via video. You can watch it here.
The sophomores also greeted their grandparents in the front of campus with a smile, and a biscuit for our adapted Grandparents Day celebration.
Wednesday: Celebrating Faculty
We celebrated our faculty with treats for them in the lounge as well as healthy physical and intellectual competitions between students and teachers. You can watch some of those competitions here.
The juniors also greeted their grandparents in the front of campus with a smile, and a biscuit for our adapted Grandparents Day celebration.
Thursday: Celebrating Vocations
Thanks to the recent upgrades in our on-campus tv studio, we were able to livestream school-wide mass to all the classrooms throughout school with the help of our Multimedia students. The sacraments made available by the leadership and vocation of our diocesan priests and bishop is something for which we are always grateful.
Friday: Celebrating Students
We aim to celebrate our students every day they’re on campus but in particular, we had fun lunches complete with pizza and games that were enjoyed by many.
The seniors also greeted their grandparents in the front of campus with a smile, and a biscuit for our adapted Grandparents Day celebration.