At St. Joseph Academy, Lakeland, we celebrate all the Catholic traditions, holidays, and events as a Catholic school. One particular event that we celebrate, along with other Catholic schools throughout the nation, is Catholic Schools Week. Each school has their own way of celebrating this week-long event, but I believe that St. Joseph Academy does an exceptionally good job of conveying the theme, which is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”
Each day of the week has a special theme to celebrate our parish, community, students, nation, vocations, and families. We get special dress out days, which included favorite team dress out day, crazy sock day and superhero day to name a few.
The events of the week include special collections for local charities, writing letters to veterans, a middle school retreat, listening to speakers, grandparents’ day, a family picnic, and a very exciting game of kickball between the 8th graders and the teachers. Needless to say, it was a busy week, but a good time was had by all.
Catholic Schools Week is a wonderful time to highlight all the great things we do throughout the year and to celebrate together as one.
Article written by Kaley T., an 8th grader at St. Joseph Academy, Lakeland.