Principal Dan Baillargeon
May God's peace be with you. Once again we prepare ourselves for another school year and the anticipation is building as your children are anxious to meet their new teachers, reconnect with their friends, and make new memories that hopefully will last a lifetime. It is always sad to see summer end, but as a teacher, the joys that come from the beginning of a new school year far outweigh the gloom of a fleeting summer. This is even truer at St. Louis where the light of Christ in each of the young people who walk our halls shines and their eagerness to grow is inspiring.
Hopefully the mission of St. Louis to provide moral, emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual formation for the students at the school has not become trite. The holistic formation of children has been the very founding principle of Catholic education since its dawn in our country. Elizabeth Ann Seton, John Neumann, Katharine Drexel, Mother Cabrini and so many other great men and women have championed Catholic education making it a system that strives to meet the spiritual and academic needs of all populations. Catholic schools have always been the standard of quality education in our nation and students in Catholic schools truly benefit from the education they receive.
At St. Louis, the faculty and staff, parents, priests, administration and even our own Poor Clare sisters continually support the students in our holistic mission through their tireless efforts, prayers, and sacrifices. We are truly grateful for the small and great sacrifices that each of you has made to trust your children into our care. We take this responsibility very seriously and work to the best of our ability to provide a safe, Christ-centered, academically challenging, and nurturing environment to help each child reach his or her full potential in Christ. In this way each of our students will be prepared to succeed academically in high school and beyond, but more importantly have the moral foundation to be the lights our world so desperately needs.
Thank you once again for trusting your most precious gifts to us and please continue to pray for the success of St. Louis Catholic School. God bless you and your families.
In Christ through Mary