Catholic Schools Week: Mind, Body & Soul
This week, we celebrate Catholic Schools Week. You may have noticed a unique cover to our bulletin this week.
Middle school students throughout the Diocese were invited to participate in the Diocese of Venice 35th Anniversary Student Showcase Competition by submitting either an art, essay, or video production entry answering the prompt: “What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ?”. There were 277 entries to the competition submitted by 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students across the Diocese of Venice! All entries remained anonymous to the Committee, and after careful review, the selection of 1st place and honorable mention for each category was made.
Sara Blandon, a Student at St. Elizabeth Seton received first place for her depiction of St. Teresa of Calcutta. Sara is being awarded a $100 gift card from the Diocese, a certificate and 1st place ribbon. Additionally, everyone at school will receive an ice- cream treat compliments of Bishop Dewane to celebrate Sara’s achievement.
We are so blessed with an excellent school here at Seton, serving children from age 3 all the way through 8th grade. We have a strong staff of excellent, caring education professionals. Our School has been recognized by Naples Community Hospital as a certified Blue Zone, ensuring a healthy environment for mind, body, and soul. Our music program is flourishing with beginning and concert bands. Our Athletic director facilitates a full and competitive sports program. We utilize technology at all grade levels and our middle school students participate in a 1:1 iPad program. Diverse electives are offered in middle school including, Master Gardening, Theater, and Life Skills. Our students pray together regularly throughout the day, and, unique to our school here, children at all grade levels celebrate Mass at least once a week. Jesus Christ is the center of our School. We are blessed by our school students here at St. Elizabeth Seton and proud of our school as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week.