St. Patricia School in Hickory Hills will kick off National Catholic Schools Week with an open house and school tours on Sunday, January 27, 2019. The morning begins with a 9:30 a.m. family mass in church and is followed by tours of the preschool, kindergarten and 1st through 8th grade classrooms from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tours will be provided by current families, students, and alumni. All teachers and St. Patricia principal, Mrs. Jamie Nowinski, will be available throughout the morning to meet-and-greet prospective families, and answer questions. Light refreshments will also be served. Come out and meet the St. Patricia family and see why One Visit Can Change Everything.
For the 2018-2019 school year, St. Patricia School was able to purchase and launch a new math program for Kindergarten through 8th grade. Eureka Math, a curriculum that aligns with Archdiocese standards, equates mathematical concepts to stories, with the aim of developing conceptual understanding. Strong problem thinking skills and the ability to solve complex problems using different math strategies are the tools St. Patricia students need. Eureka Math enables us to fully encourage the next generation to be thinkers, problem solvers, and to truly understand and apply math concepts. Building multiple strategies and deep understanding of numbers is how our students will become great math problem solvers.
St. Patricia School continues to offer a wide array of learning opportunities for students. Spanish language classes for all students including Preschool, a fully equipped Science Lab with STEM activities, and fine art studies with music and art classes and our annual Spring Musical.
National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2019 is January 27 – February 3. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Not only are we teaching students to become future servant leaders, faith-filled disciples and enriched citizens in our communities, we, as educators, are growing with them. In Catholic schools, we are all learners, servants, and leaders. These shared qualities are what make Catholic schools work. They are what make Catholic schools succeed.
St. Patricia School is located at 9000 S. 86th Ave, Hickory Hills. For more information please visit the school’s website at www.stpatriciaschool.org or call (708) 598-8200.