Letter from Mrs. Skahan 2-5-18

Senior Ambassadors visiting St. Joseph’s School


February 4, 2018


Springfield Catholic High School Families,


“Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” was the theme of our week.  The theme encompasses the core mission and values that can be found in Catholic schools across the country.   We are teaching students to become servant leaders, faith-filled disciples, and enriched citizens in our communities. We as Catholic school educators are growing with them.  In Catholic schools, we are all learners, servants, and leaders.  These shared qualities are what make Catholic schools work and succeed.  As the week ended, I ask that you keep the momentum of Catholic education going.  Please be positive about the many wonderful things happening in our school.  It is easy to focus on the negatives.  The faculty and I will continue to work on those things. Please remember that SCHS provides an affordable and great education based on faith and service.


Thank you for your support last week.  We collected a truck load of clothes to donate.  We collected about $300 to be used in thanking our chaplains and military alums.  I want to thank St. Thomas More for bringing Fr. Eddie to speak to the student body on Friday.  We are so fortunate to have had Bishop Rice and several of our parish priests celebrate mass with us on Wednesday.  Our contemporary choir continues to shine as they lead us in songs of prayer.  The senior class visited the Catholic elementary schools on Friday.  Finally, thank you to the SCHS Home & School for providing lunch for the faculty & staff on Friday!  SCHS is truly blessed.


Progress reports will be available on Monday morning.  This week will be less hectic for everyone.  Students should be in uniform all week and not much else going on besides learning!  Both the girls & boys basketball teams are in action at home this week.  Our wrestlers had a successful tournament this past weekend and districts are Friday & Saturday in Clinton.


Thursday, February 8th is the monthly SCS Board meeting.  Parents are always welcome to attend.  Project Graduation will have a bake sale on Friday during the school day.


First Impact is a traffic safety program that educates parents about the Missouri Graduated Drivers License Law.  This is sponsored by the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine.  This program will be presented at SCHS on April 5th at 6:00 PM.


The Academic Office has been very busy meeting with students in 9-11.  They will be working on the schedule for next year when this process is completed.  This is a very tedious job and is done by hand and will take most of the summer to complete.  Students and parents take this seriously and we appreciate your efforts with this.  


I wish you a great week.  Stay warm and if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call or email me.  




Jeanne Skahan


Monday, February 5

10th grade Mass 11:25

Girls’ Basketball  vs Central

Tuesday, February 6

Boys’ Basketball vs Bolivar

Wednesday, February 7

Thursday, February 8

Girls’ BB vs Buffalo

School Board Meeting @ 7 PM

Friday, February 9

Project Graduation Bake Sale

Debate Tournament-Rock Bridge

District Wrestling @ Clinton

Boys’ Basketball vs Buffalo

Saturday, February 10

Debate Tournament-Rock Bridge

District Wrestling @ Clinton

Cheer Squad-Pep Rally!