MISSION STATEMENT 

. . . to form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence.

PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

The Sioux Falls Catholic Schools system is a juridically constituted entity responsible to the Bishop of the Sioux Falls Diocese and contracted with the consortium of Sioux Falls parishes whose pastors and lay representatives serve as members of the board of trustees in order to assure appropriate oversight and support. The Sioux Falls Catholic Schools are committed to the full human and spiritual development of students by promoting excellence in all academic and co-curricular areas. The Sioux Falls Catholic Schools system integrates a community of faith and a community of learners in which all persons are valued and regarded with dignity.  The purposes of the Sioux Falls Catholic Schools are to help students achieve spiritual, intellectual and cultural literacy and synthesize faith and life from which students learn to penetrate the world with the life of the Gospel.

DIOCESE OF SIOUX FALLS PARENTAL COVENANT

Since as parents we are the primary educators of our children, and we will participate in the education of our children by:

…recognizing that all we are and have is a gift from God and meant to be shared for the common good

…promoting positive attitudes toward school at home and in the community

…bringing concerns about our child directly to the teacher in a timely manner with honesty and integrity

…showing respect for school personnel as professionals working for the well being of our children

…supporting the policies of the school

…attending Mass on weekends and holy days with your children (Catholics)

…participating in liturgical and sacramental life of the parish (Catholics)

…promoting family prayer and faith traditions at home

…volunteering, giving service and financial support to the school and parish (place of worship)

…witnessing gospel values in our everyday lives

…working together to share gifts and talents to build a strong faith community through hospitality, service and outreach.

 GENERAL INFORMATION

This information has been prepared and presented so that it will help students adjust to, and become an integral part of O’Gorman Junior High School. This handbook is not intended to cover all situations that may arise.