Dear Our Lady of Hope Community.
On behalf of Fr. Carrano, the Board of Directors, Faculty and Staff we would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.
Thank you for your support of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy.
2018 Christmas Greeting
Our Lady of Hope will be hosting an Open House for families that are interested in Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten program for September 2019 on Wednesday December 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Early Childhood Open House 2018
To the Our Lady of Hope Community,
As my first year as principal of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy comes to an end, I want to thank the families, parishioners, and the faithful people I met throughout the year for their support. Listening to the people tell their stories of how their children and grandchildren attended the school is what makes Our Lady of Hope such a special place. The Catholic Identity that is so visible when I arrived last summer continues to be visible and stronger, which is the foundation that makes Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy the exceptional academic institution it is. Lead by the Very Reverend Michael Carrano, the Parish priests and especially our teachers, Our Lady of Hope students are taught that Jesus the Christ is the center of their lives. Catholic values and morals are imbedded not only in religion class, but in all aspects of the students’ day.
I would like to recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2018. At the time of graduation, the Class of 2018 received over $560,000.00 in scholarship money, with each graduate being accepted to a minimum of one Catholic high school, including Regis High School. This exceptional group participated in an accelerated Earth Science course, and over 89% of those taking the Earth Science Regents Exam passed. This is a testament to the dedication and commitment of the faculty to ensure the success of our students.
For the upcoming school year, literacy and math will be the two main areas of focus in the Early Childhood grades, providing our youngest students with a strong, solid foundation. On the middle school level, an Honors Math Program is being developed, so that our academically strong students will have the opportunity to be challenged with a more rigorous course of study in math. Students in grades seven and eight will be grouped homogeneously for math. Students in grade eight will have the opportunity to take the Algebra I course during the school day, and become eligible to sit for the Algebra I Regents Exam in June 2019. This accelerated opportunity will allow for Our Lady of Hope’s advanced students to complete two Regents-level courses and exams prior to entering high school.
Finally, a grant application has been submitted to have a fully equipped STEM Lab put into the school, so that the students in Kindergarten through grade eight will have the tools and resources to enrich themselves with knowledge in the field of math and science.
I want to thank you for your continual support of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy.
On Saturday June 16th, Our Lady of Hope C.A. held its Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2018. On behalf of the faculty and staff I would congratulate the graduates, their parents and relatives.
I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to Mrs. Honan, Mrs. Listener, Mr. Rueckher, and Fr. Carrano and all the faculty that assisted with the ceremony for making it a beautiful day for the graduates and their families.
Just a reminder that anyone that is planning to attend the Family Communion Breakfast on Sunday May 20th after the 9:30 a.m. Mass, must RSVP and send in money (Adults $15 & Children $12) no later than Friday May 18th.
The Father’s Club
There will be an Open House for families interested in registering their child (Nursery – Grade 7) for the 2018-2019 academic year on Sunday January 28, 2018 following the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Open house will be from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Due to inclement weather, school will be closed tomorrow January 4th.