November 11

11-11-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

It’s been an exhilarating and productive week and I am incredibly grateful to so many people for their interactions with our visiting accreditation team. On behalf of the Western Catholic Education Association, this visiting accreditation team of Catholic educators/administrators conducts a thorough investigation of every facet of our school and curriculum to assure the primacy of faith formation, the rigor of educational excellence, and the vitality that comes through continuous school improvement. 

First, I would like to thank the parents, students, and finance team for their input and time with our campus visitors; thank you to our PTO for providing their usual perfect hospitality; thank you to Fr. James and the parish staff for their extra support; thank you to our leadership team — Theresa Harvey, Jena Gump, Amy Pratt, and Hogan Macdonald — for their endless hours of preparation; and, of course, my sincere thanks to all of our wonderful teachers for the selfless job they do every day.

Thank you to the Student Council and Scouts for so reverently leading the Veterans Day flag ceremony, our 8th graders for leading the Mass, and the School Choir for singing so beautifully. 

Thank you to the School Advisory Board and Campus Ambassadors for providing tours to visiting families and sharing what they value most about our beloved school.

At the end of the day Friday, the accreditation team met with the faculty and staff and presented their “Report of Findings.” This team supported the five goals identified by the school faculty in our Action Plan and observed St. John Bosco Catholic School to be "highly effective" in the capacity to implement and monitor the Action Plan. The success of SJB is attributed to the strong partnership among parents, administration, faculty, and staff. 

Improving student learning is an ongoing process, and we will continue to work on our goals as we strive to make a great school even better.