In-School Retreat: Choose Love
Students and faculty gathered in O’Connell Hall to take a break from their average Wednesday schedule on September 19th, 2018 and participated in a retreat led by Liza Peters, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center.
The date and theme of the Fall 2019 In-School Retreat are TBD.
3 team building activities took place throughout the school. Each activity challenged students to communicate effectively, set goals, and bond with their grade-mates.
Choose Love Intentions by STMS Faculty
As a loving faculty, we will…
be aware of the well-being of our students and parents by embodying forgiveness, patience, and courage through accepting and appreciating others in our community.
trust the intentions of others, forgive and love others as God has forgiven us.
be a guiding light to all we encounter through love, encouragement, and positivity.
be examples of patience by accepting and understanding the differences of others and their challenges through remembering to listen, pause, think, and react calmly; starting with ourselves.
live out compassion by listening with an open heart to other perspectives and be proactively responsive to others’ needs for the betterment of our school community.
live courageously, striving to be a positive role model by exhibiting the traits of honesty, integrity, and acceptance of all.
practice being grateful for the present moment and the gifts God has given us.
recognize the things we may take for granted and give thanks.
above all else, just be kind.
Students huddled up with their homeroom class to write their own definition of their assigned word and create a visual display in the hallway.