Student made video about St. Philip School.
A letter from the Principal
Welcome back Cougar Parents!
Last year, we were once again fortunate to earn the distinctions of Four Star School and an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education. As a group of students, educators, and parents, we were able to accomplish amazing things! We are looking forward to an exciting year full of new opportunities and thank you for choosing St. Philip School to provide your child’s education.
This school year, we will embark on a new journey as we introduce the “Leader in Me” program to our students and families. The “Leader in Me” program teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. Over the summer, our teachers and staff were busy learning about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This year, the teachers and staff will be working to foster this culture of leadership within our students as they introduce the 7 Habits.
Throughout this journey, please be sure to stay informed through email and social media on how you can be a part of this exciting process as a parent. Our school days will be all about leadership as we dive into the “Leader in Me.” Our staff felt it was important to incorporate this core value of leadership into our theme for this school year.
The 2018-2019 diocesan theme is “Lighting the World with Hope”. We have chosen to create St. Philip’s theme as a continuation of the diocesan theme. We are using the following scripture as a strong foundation on which we can learn and grow as Catholics throughout the school year.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
-St. Francis of Assisi
This year’s theme is “Have the Courage to be the Light that Others can Follow”. We will encourage our students to be leaders who show God’s example each day in the ways they interact with their classmates, teachers, family, and friends.
Students will receive their theme shirts on the first day of school. We have once again organized a prayer service to kick off this year’s theme. The prayer service will take place in the church beginning at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, August 7th. We are blessed to be able to begin our year in prayer, and all are welcome to attend.
We look forward to kicking off the 2018-2019 school year and hope that you are also excited for a great year ahead!
Mrs. Megan Howington