Message from the Assistant Headmaster, 2/10/17
As most of you are hopefully aware, this year marks the 60th anniversary of Saint Louis Priory School. Recently, Archbishop Carlson celebrated his first Mass with the school community in commemoration of our anniversary. In his homily, he acknowledged that we should offer “… our humble prayers in thanksgiving for the blessings God has bestowed upon the Priory School community.” Father Timothy’s In Good Soil chronicles the foundation of a school for the Lord’s service by three pioneering Benedictine monks who collaborated with the faithful laity. This same partnership, established in the 1950s and nurtured over the last six decades, continues to work on behalf of the young men who, as Father Gregory reminds us all, are at the very heart of the school.
The tremendous amount of work and dedication exhibited by our faculty and staff, parents, alumni, and monks in organizing and facilitating this year’s Xanadu is a testament to the ongoing commitment of so many to do what is necessary to provide our boys with an education of the highest excellence. I want to extend a special thank you to Kristina Hanley, this year’s Xanadu Chair, and the members of our Development team for their leadership and direction in coordinating this year’s event. Their efforts, and the efforts of so many, allows us to sustain and further develop numerous aspects of our academic program, athletic and extracurricular opportunities, and campus facilities.
As we prepare to wind down the winter trimester, there’s plenty of activity happening both on and off campus. Our High School students and Fine Arts department will take to the stage with the year’s winter musical, Kiss Me Kate, beginning on Thursday, February 16. Our athletes continue to train for the next few days and weeks in anticipation of finishing the regular season successfully and hoping for post-season opportunities. Congratulations to our Mock Trial teams, who decisively defeated their opponents by winning all three possible ballots in their competition last night and are hoping to advance to Regionals.
Students in Forms I, II, V and VI will begin preparing next week for end-of-term exams in many of their classes. Students in Forms III, IV and V will make their course selections for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please take some time to read through the content of this issue of Rebel News for further details regarding each of these important events.
Dr. Jared M. Rashford