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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

All 
Souls
 Catholic 
School 
is
 committed 
to teach 
and
 live the Gospel message as well as to prepare students to be active Christians, confident communicators, and fully integrated individuals.
Our graduates go forward to become life long learners and responsible citizens in a technologically connected global community.
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY   

All Souls School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, national and/or ethic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. All Souls does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethic origin, age, sex or disability in the administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Likewise, All Souls School does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis if age, sex, disability, race, color and national and/or ethic origin.

Philosophy We Believe

All Souls Catholic School is a community of faith

and each child within it is a unique creation of God

each child is blessed with a special set of talents and gifts to be nurtured

it is our mission to help each child to develop a personal relationship with God

it is our responsibility to guide each child toward development of his or her God-given potential to the fullest

therefore

we acknowledge that parents are the first and primary educators of their children, especially in matters of faith

we must strive to provide an environment that fosters a belief in the sacredness of the human person

we must maintain an atmosphere that combines structure and creativity while fostering an enthusiasm for life-long learning

we must nurture enduring Christian values such as compassion, respect for differences, and peaceful conflict resolutions

we must create a spirit of understanding and cooperation in which teachers, students, and parents can grow and learn together

we must instill in our students the 21st century skills necessary to flourish in a technologically connected global society

we must influence students and families to be dynamic agents of change in society in the areas of social and racial justice, human dignity, freedom, and peace

 

Catholic Identity


All Souls Catholic School has a rich tradition of prayers and liturgy.

Many students are altar servers for the parish.  The parish and school have a strong relationship and work together closely on liturgical preparation and celebration, especially First Communion and Confirmation.

The school community comes together each morning to pray before classes begin.  Students pray in their homeroom classes daily, and the staff prays together at all meetings.  Student council officers also open all meetings in prayer.  All staff members are invited to participate in communal prayer on Monday mornings.  Each day students pray before lunch and at the end of the day.

All Souls Catholic School Mission Statement challenges all to respond to Jesus' call to act out of justice, love and the humble service of God, recognizing that awareness precedes action.  Whole school example are found in the promotion of:

  • Project Compassion
  • St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Appeal and Christmas hampers
  • Catholic Mission
  • Christmas Toy Drive
  • Lenten Food Appeal

Student group examples are:

  • Student Council, as a whole, and specifically the Commissioner of Religion Affairs
  • Eighth grade prayer leaders for morning prayer and school assemblies

Student attendance at retreat days are compulsory:

  • Annual Grade 8 Confirmation Retreat Day

Community Service is required:

  • Grade 7 and 8 students have a required service component as part of their Confirmation program
  • Grade 8 students serve lunches at the St. Vincent de Paul Community Kitchen

Staff participate in an annual retreat day concluding with a celebration of the Eucharist.  All teaching staff attend the Archdiocese BASIC professional development program for religion certification and then continue with participation in re-certification sessions to maintain their religion certification.

Our local parish clergy are involved in school life and assist with the preparation of school and parish liturgies.  They are always available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for our children who receive the sacrament during Lent and Advent.  Staff anf students also give witness and service in their own parishes since many live outside All Souls Parish.  'Working in partnership' is at the basis for all partner initiatives at All Souls Catholic School.  Parents are welcome to attend any liturgy or school event.  Parents are always welcome at our Principal Awards Ceremonies throughout the year.  We recognize parents as the primary educators of their children and as such this enhances our partnership with the parents.