I came that they might have life, and have it more abundantly….John 10:10
September 21, 2017
Dear Morris Catholic Families,
Our first few weeks have been excellent. Much has already happened, and there is more to come. September is full of activities. The seniors were commissioned as we celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit. We held our first Town Hall. Our Activities Fair has taken place. Many of our students gathered for a Movie Night. Fall athletics are off to an excellent start, with both Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer making a bid for an exceptional season. Life is exciting and full here at Morris Catholic!
Much more is to come, beginning with this evening’s College Night and moving into tomorrow’s Bishop’s Mass. Please take a look at the items below and mark dates in your calendars.
College Fair Tonight
This evening, September 21st, we will hold our yearly College Fair. Over 140 colleges will be represented, offering our students an excellent opportunity to learn about what schools are out there and their requirements for admission. The fair begins at 6 PM and ends at 7:30 PM. All are welcome, including students from other schools.
Mass with the Bishop
Tomorrow, Friday, we will celebrate Mass with Bishop Serratelli. It is a blessing to have him here with us. Families are welcome to join us for our Eucharistic celebration, that will begin at 9:30 AM.
We will hold our first Coffee House of the year tomorrow evening, Friday, September 22nd. These gatherings offer our students an opportunity to share their musical, dramatic, or lyric talents, appreciate one another, and to simply have some healthy fun. Fifty to eighty students usually join us and parents generously provide an array of tasty snacks. Your sons and daughters are welcome to join us from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM for this event
Back to School Night
On Tuesday, September 26th, we host our Back to School Night. Senior and freshmen parents are asked to arrive at school by 5:45 PM. We will hold meetings for parents of both of those classes at that time. All Sophomore and Junior parents are asked to arrive by 6:15 PM in order to register and pick up their son or daughter’s schedule. A General Assembly will be held at 6:30 PM. The evening’s schedule can be found below.
No Classes on September 29th!
Faculty will hold a retreat on Friday, September 29th. We will not have any classes. There will, however, be a football game that evening, preceded by a tailgate (thanks to our Student Council). Please join us for a great night. Student spectators will be wearing white and donning face paint. All are welcome to join. Our freshmen will hold their lock-in that night.
Knowing our School Handbook
Attached you will find a Contract of Acceptance of the Morris Catholic High School Handbook for this year. If you have not already done so, please take some time to read through the handbook, found in the "Parents" tab on our website. The contract attests to our partnerships with regards to these policies and norms. A copy of the handbook can be found below and is also posted on our website. Please return this to Mrs. Fitzgerald in the Main Office by October 2nd.
Click here to access the handbook form.
On Tuesday, we held our Clubs and Activities Fair. Students were enthusiastic about getting involved in an activity they feel passionate about. It was a successful event.
I look forward to seeing all of you next Tuesday.
Mr. Rob Loia