irish-eyesHappy Monday Everyone! Hope you enjoyed a restful weekend. Today begins the 5th week of school, and we kick off “Cowboys and Aliens” Homecoming Week with an all school assembly this morning announcing the senior Homecoming candidates and their escorts. They are Tori Lynn escorted by Jacob Mohr, Tillie Allen escorted by Drew Heinen, Claire Cameron escorted by Christian Tharp, Laurel Krous escorted by David Trimble, Allison Cook escorted by Sam Wilson, Mary Kate Feighny escorted by Matteo Hernandez, Marnie Harper escorted by James Blanchard, and Maren Anderson escorted by Hunter Hill. The crowner is Joseph Kusbel who will escort last year’s queen Trinity Almaraz. The flower girl is Caroline Collins and the crown bearer is William Frame. The queen will be announced during half time of the football game this Friday night. This week is filled with student activities and special dress days.Check the weekly calendar regarding all school sponsored Homecoming events.

College should be on everyones mind. Whether you are the parent of a freshman or a senior, you and your student should already be talking about college. GPA, ACT and SAT test scores, service, activities, and overall character play a large part in determining what doors will be open to your child as they move out of high school and into college.

Tonight, highly acclaimed speaker Peter Van Buskirk will be on hand to present “The Admission Game.” Van Buskirk will lay out the many hurdles that each student will face as they make one of the most important decisions of their life. He will address everything from how the most select colleges and universities choose their students, to what each student must do to insure there will be a place for them no matter where they plan to attend school. The “Admission Game” was presented to our parents last fall and received such positive reviews we wanted to bring Mr. Van Buskirk back for a repeat performance. I hope to see you in the auditorium when the program begins at 7:00 pm. Prior to the presentation we will make a few comments about the start of school, upcoming events and accessing your Power School Account.

The second reading on Sunday was from James 2:14-18. What good is it my brothers and sisters, if he says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother and sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

I hope you will find time this week to bring up this reading in some way with your child. Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you tonight.

Sincerely in Christ,

David Morton