It was a flurry of activity once again in the halls here at Sacred Heart School. Sacred Heart School President, Carl Adolphson, opened the day for students in grades 7-12 with a simple address, which outlined the tone for the year. “It’s going to be a great year — in fact we have the potential to make this the best year ever!” The theme for the 2015-16 school year, Family of Faith: Respect, Service, Love, was introduced to the student body.
The tone of Mr. Adolphson’s presentation was to ask students to do a few things to make this a great year. He asked them to make a commitment to grow in their faith and live the way Jesus taught. He also asked students to be the best version of themselves, to be involved, and be personally invested in their school experience. “Keep your eyes on the prize,” said Adolphson, “Have fun and make the most out of the school year!”
Some other initiatives introduced included a change up to the high school faith families which included an introduction to the Y-Disciple program, student involvement in K-12 announcements, a new service cord for graduating students who meet the school’s service requirement, a new buddy reading program between the high school and elementary,
Senior student and President monthly breakfasts to discuss school culture, and once-a-month school-wide Praise & Worship. Adolphson emphasized opportunities for high school students, who were once elementary, “to be a good example of leadership to the younger grades.”
In the afternoon the students K-12 all gathered in the church, along with their parents and grandparents, for Praise & Worship. Praise & Worship at Sacred Heart is an opportunity for students, with song, to prayerfully exalt God. Worship is an expression of love and awe to God — and Sacred Heart students use this opportunity, guided by elementary Music teacher Gayle Gulbranson, to sing their praises.