Whether I watch a nightly television broadcast or thumb through the morning paper, I always stay up-to-date on current events. Unfortunately, much of what's reported today is frustrating. Tales of torment, greed and corruption leave us saddened and shaking our heads.
However, if you're patient, you'll always come across what I like to call "good news" news. I love "good news" news because it reminds us there are world leaders rooting work in justice and honesty. It reminds us there are communities where hope and charity fuel the actions of determined difference makers. It reminds us there are schools dedicated to preparing children for lifelong success.
It reminds us there are institutions like St. Catherine’s High School. I’m proud to say you’ve found a place with an abundance of “good news” news.
The Dominican pillars of Community, Prayer, Service and Study continue to guide our journey, a journey that started in 1864 when Racine Dominicans founded the St. Catherine’s Academy. It’s a journey that has established SCHS as a renowned college preparatory institution capable of captivating, impacting and inspiring.
A St. Cat’s education is a special gift. Students willing to work hard will receive a four year educational experience that will pay dividends for the duration of their lives. They will learn using state-of-the-art technology. They will star in wide-ranging theater productions. They will compete on championship winning athletic teams. They will receive expert instruction from compassionate educators. They will develop God-given talents while growing into diverse individuals with dynamic personalities. They will explore the importance of faith in everyday life. They will gain the confidence and skills necessary to dazzle and impress future friends, professors and colleagues.
I invite you to click through our website. While visiting, ask yourself what a SCHS education could mean to your son or daughter. We will always work with families serious about quality education for their children. Read about the liturgies we plan and the faith life we facilitate and the charity drives we conduct and the community work we undertake and the mission trips we travel on and the extracurricular activities we offer and the graduation and college placement rates we consistently maintain…and then imagine what it might mean to participate in a community where “good news” news isn’t the exception, it’s the unwavering norm.
Christopher Olley, SCHS Class of 1980