St. Benedict Catholic School – Catholic Education Foundation School of Excellence! As a parish school, St. Benedict Catholic School has endured many changes in the recent past: a name change (formerly Atchison Catholic Elementary School), moving from a tithing to a tuition model, changing pastors and secretaries, new staff members, new textbooks, and yearly changes from the state department of education and the Archdiocesan school office. Change happens everywhere. But there has been one constant amidst the changes. The mission statement of SBCS: The St.
For the past sixteen years, Dr. Kathy O’Hara, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, has served as an “Angel Among Us,” advocating and sharing her passion for Catholic education. Over her tenure, Dr. O’Hara has worked tirelessly to ensure our Catholic schools are Joyfully Catholic, Diligently Achieving, Forwardly Thinking, Intentionally Self-Giving, and Prudently Managed. She has lived and led with these core values in mind.
Looking back on my life so far, it is difficult to imagine just how different it would be without Catholic education. From my years as a student at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Lenexa and Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, to the time spent as a professional at Rockhurst University, Catholic education has provided me the academic, professional, spiritual, and social foundation for my adult life.
There are a lot of things that I appreciate about the city I have called home for most of my life. Some of my highlights include:
The Catholic Education Foundation Futures committee is hosting their seventh annual Art Event at Boulevard Brewing Company on February 28th at 6:30 pm. Every year committee members and friends gather at the Art Event to raise money for the Catholic Education Foundation’s Guardian Angel Fund. The Guardian Angel Fund was created to give scholarship support to families facing emergency financial hardships due to job loss, medical expenses or similar.
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