Costa Rica Blog: Day 1

Costa Rica Blog: Day 1

We spent the day at the Santa Teresa School where there are only 14 students. The school has only one teacher and the kids are all in one classroom for grades 1-6, which is a normal school for this area. And after grade 6, the students either work at home, in the pineapple fields, or as an apprentice of a trade if they don’t have access to a high school (which these students don’t have).

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Costa Rica Blog: Day 2

Costa Rica Blog: Day 2

Two groups stayed inside the classroom to read stories, play games, and to do arts and crafts with the kids. Another group played soccer in the fields until it got a bit too hot.

The last two groups worked on our two main projects.... the painting of a mural as well as the cafeteria and kitchen area. It was so great to see so much team work and camaraderie go into these projects and the outcome is awesome! The mural is a caterpillar with the Spanish alphabet painted on the sidewalk outside the school.

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CELEBRATING CATHOLIC EDUCATION

CELEBRATING   CATHOLIC  EDUCATION

Catholic schools were built in this country beginning in the 19th century. Now, centuries later, the desire for a Catholic education still flourishes. That is the seed of the national, weeklong celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Sponsored by the NCEA, Catholic schools plan events that “focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to Church, local communities and the nation.”

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STUDENT RECOGNITION

STUDENT RECOGNITION

f you are lucky enough to be a student in Mr. Robert Brearley’s theology class, you know that you will spend the year, in his class, examining your soul and recognizing the souls of others. When Mr. Brearley looks at the students that fill the seats in 103, he see’s limitless potential and goodness. And in making that assessment this theology teacher has created a class tradition in his sophomore classes.

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