Holy Name Catholic School along with others across the country is recognizing Catholic Schools Week this week. Principal Mary Legler sat down with Sheridan Media to talk about Sheridan's Catholic school.
What's going on at Holy Name? Legler says they are trying to blend their new school (50 years old) with their old school (nearly 100 years old) with some renovations that included paneling and adding memorabilia and trophies in an effort to honor the past. From and educational standpoint she says they tested 100 percent of students proficient in PAWS last year, but there are always challenges at a private school.
That's a problem throughout the nation with private education; nuns don't teach as much and schools have had to find a way to finance instructors without state help. As for a future goal, she says they want to increase enrollment and donations while still doing what they have for 97 years in Sheridan.
The outlook is good this year, last year there were 70 students at Holy Name compared to 132 enrolled now. Legler said they will be participating in activities that line up with this year's theme for Catholic Schools week Faith, Academics, Service..
Events wrap up Sunday.