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[ ] :'A re gious h-aso -:'a - li school und ! t ...... ..... ! "MosagoEd,to , ....  ........... " ': Philosophy I i | "I believe I am a unique and pre- I :'g I claus bureau being, are the opening |   | words of a statement found on I -' I posters and desks at Holy Rosary I  ATI'T IT" I School and on refrigerator doors in I ' &'' I the homes of students. | .I"IUUL I A visit to the school will find I ""---'f'72---"- ] ample signs of the power of tim | //" | statement, which emphasizes a posi- Holy Rosary Catholic School is a part of the teaching mission of Holy Rosary Parish. The parents are recognized as the primary educators of their children. Th0 success of the teaching mission requires the, team work of the Principal, school staff, parents, priests, and children. Cooperation between these parties will guide the children in the teachings of Jesus, specifically in the areas of message, comlnU'[ [[ nity service, peace, and justice. [][ Holy Rosary Catholic School is a living and growing faith community. As[I [ st lch, all prsons involved strive to live according to the teachings of jesus,[][ tive attitude about self for students "tnrough a. trong, clear witness to their thith, lhe staff models caring, confidenCe'[ [[ and staff alike, perseverance, respmlsibil!ty, team work tru, st and giving their personal best The statement goes on to affirm belief that each person is "my ' ' ...... !: [[ own best friend and my own best enemy, a loveable and loving per- son, capable of realizing my potential, self respecting, responsible for my own behavior, learning from my mistakes, creating a joyful life, an important : i part of the universe." ' .......... , to Much of the statement's truth about an individual is also true about the school. It is a rehgmus school with a sound academic program, according d the principal, Nancy Sanderson. Academic achievement certificates are presente by the parish pastor each quarter for High Honors, Honors and Honorable MentiOn, Third.graders demonstrale the props they will use at a school Mass. Students tuken an active part in liturgy preparation. and sludents' names are posted. Father Jean Vogler, parish pastor, and Father Gregory Spencer, associate pastor, are quite visibile, she said. Father Vogler greets the children every day in the careteria. Father Spencer works with confir- mation preparation and the youth group. Sanderson de- scribes the 375 stu- dents as "creative, very talented and challenging." She gives credit to the teachers "who have created this place to be what it is." Self-esteem will be a formal class of- fering next year. This year, self-es- teem is visible in the form of a "dig- nity" pin on the shirt of a kindergarten pupil andin the smile of an eighth-grader returning from a morning math class at Memo- rial High School, Holy Rosary School opened Sept. 8, 1953, three years after e parish Was established. Eight classrooms were added in 1961, The new parish church building was completed in 1975. The old church was renovated for classroom use in Eighth-graders return from an early morning math Memorial High School to join their classmates of the day. 1987. A science room, a computer lab David Swartz pract/ces reading to an audience of Emily Young, and a resource room are currently in Sidney Tambaugh and Jennifer Pigman, as part of the first grade use in the old church. "Super Readers" program, The newest part of the school, com- pletea in 1988, adds two more classrooms, an arts and ath- A baseball play made of cut is one of the many student works displayed on school walls. letic center, an office and a conference room. The shape of the buildings provides a unique courtyard-like-area, is used for good weather student assemblies and other activities. In 1974, a morning kindergarten was begun, on a self-sustaining its costs had to be covered by those who used it. a morning kindergarten and an afternoon kindergarten. advantage of an alternating "Kinder Camp" program for half of the An after school care program is available, with two caring take the place of Morn and Dad till 6 p.m.". of