It is an exciting time to be a part of the Lafayette Catholic School System! Since the beginning of this school year 20 new students transferred to the LCSS. 25 students in grades 1 – 12 have thus far made application to transfer to the LCSS for 2014-15. And just as many, if not more, are projected to apply between now and August 12. And with Kindergarten classes at St. Mary and St. Lawrence on track, 2014-15 is looking to be another successful year of continued growth.
With the 2014-15 registration for current students around the corner, available space is anticipated to be tight in some grades. If you know of someone giving thought to choosing a Catholic education for their children, encourage them to call the Admissions Office now. Waiting until the summer could be too late for some grades. 2014-15 looks to be even better than 2013-14, and we would like as many families as possible to experience the great education the LCSS is ready to provide!
There are many exciting initiatives taking place in our school system right now. We have made tremendous progress on our strategic plan which was recently put in place. We are seeing technology upgrades which will better prepare our students for life after the Catholic schools, such as the one-to-one initiative to be implemented next year at Central Catholic. Our elementary schools continue to shine with outstanding test scores, increased technology offerings, and exceptional service and outreach opportunities for our students. We have made physical upgrades to Central Catholic with the new entrance area and a chapel professing the reason for our school to everyone driving by. In addition, we are diligently working on our Central Catholic Athletic Campaign which includes updates to our track & field, soccer fields and much more.
The word is getting around that the LCSS learning environment is truly preparing its students for the next phase of their academic career whether it be on to junior high or off to college in the fall. And more importantly, more and more students are developing a deeper relationship with Christ causing them to give a closer look at living a life of service to others than to self.