Each year, Sacred Heart Catholic School in New Smyrna Beach selects a theme for the year. This year it is superheroes, which is appropriate, as all teachers are superheroes by the work they do and the love they show their students.
Teachers chose a superhero for their class and parents helped them decorate classroom doors and bulletin boards with the chosen theme. Students had the most fun dressing down as their favorite superheroes. We are very blessed at Sacred Heart because our teachers are all superheroes in their very unique and loving ways. Of all the superheroes in our school, my favorite s is Mrs. Bilodeau, my religion teacher, because she makes me smile every day and makes me feel that she loves and cares for all of us.
Unlike comic superheroes, all our teachers are real and far from make-believe. They teach us strong Catholic values, show us what a good and fair discipline is, and teach us that academic excellence is giving the best we can. This helps us be ready for the future.
As part of our superhero theme, our principal Mrs. Shelley Niswonger, invited “Omegaman,” a character that teaches about bullying. This was a unique school assembly presentation delivering anti-bullying and character development messages. Omegaman definitely made me think about the way I act because he taught that, whatever I do or say, I can never take my words or actions back. I learned that I have to make smart choices in life just like the real superheroes. His message emphasized that, although there are many superheroes, Jesus is and will always be our superhero!
Article written by Patrick M., a seventh grade student at Sacred Heart Catholic School, New Smyrna Beach.