Offical Catholic School Calendar (2016 - 2017)
Teachers from the diocesan Catholic schools gather each semester for professional development at a Diocesan Inservice Day. The fall inservice includes a special liturgy at which the Bishop presides. Service pins are also awarded to personnel achieving hallmark years of service in the diocese. The spring inservice includes the awarding of certificates to those completing the requirements for Catechist Certification.
Fifth grade students from across the diocese attend a special Vocations Day where they attend Mass and spend time listening to the vocation stories of priests and religious from the diocese. The diocesan Vocations Office sponsors the day in partnership with the Office of Catholic Schools.
A special liturgy marks the milestone achieved by the 8th grade class as they transition beyond the walls of elementary school. The Mass is celebrated by Bishop Olson and the school pastors while students serve as cantors, readers, musicians, greeters and choir. The Bishop extends to them a special blessing and challenges them to persevere in being Christ-like as they continue to live out their faith. It is a memorable event for the students as well as their teachers and families.