The first day of school breathed life back into the building! We are always captivated by the start of a new year – a fresh start with new opportunities. We enjoyed seeing the students pour into the building with excitement for the new school year and all the possibilities it brings with it. The start of each year means a great deal at Roncalli Catholic and we want to share some of our favorite things about this time of year with you!
This year marks a new chapter for many of our Crimson Pride family members. We are blessed to welcome the Class of 2023 to our family. Freshmen, we look forward to supporting you in the coming years, watching you grow and discover yourselves, and challenging you to meet your full potential. All students, including our new freshmen class, took part in individual class orientations to kick-off the 2019-2020 school year. Parents and students had the opportunity to visit the campus and meet the teachers. This Roncalli Catholic tradition is one of our favorites as we reunite as a family and embark on a new start together.
In addition to a new class, Roncalli Catholic is honored to welcome three new faculty members and a new staff member to our community. Roncalli Catholic is blessed with an exceptional faculty and staff dedicated to instilling students with the tools they need to be successful both academically and beyond the classroom. The new additions to our Crimson Pride team are: Molly Hare (Media Specialist), Jared Jones (Family and Consumer Science), Anne O’Neil (Religion), and Colton Wierzbicki (Director of Recruitment). Help us welcome them into the Roncalli Catholic family. If you want to get to know them more, check out our Summer 2019 Pride Magazine!
Roncalli Catholic is known for being a trailblazer by providing innovative programs not found at other Catholic high schools in Omaha. We welcome back our nationally-recognized Benilde Program, and the Career Academy in partnership with Metropolitan Community College is already in its second year. This year we introduce a new program, a Health Sciences Career Academy in partnership with CHI Health Immanuel. September will be the official beginning of theHealth Sciences Career Academy through Mr. Don Jensen’s class. Students will have the opportunity to work at CHI’s Immanuel floor throughout the school year after having earned their CNA over the summer.
Probably our favorite part of the new year is all the new possibilities. No one can predict what the year holds and it is up to each of us to make the most of every day. The possibilities are endless at Roncalli Catholic. Did you know we offer all the sports offered by the Nebraska High School Athletic Association? We encourage our students to get involved, join a club, try a new sport, make new friends! We can’t begin to count the blessings this year will hold for Roncalli Catholic and our community. Each of you will contribute in your own special way to making this a great year for our Pride family.
Welcome back, everyone! We cannot wait to see what wonderful things you discover this school year.
Blog post written by: Dafnis Delgado, Communications Coordinator