I am so glad you are visiting the St. Philip Neri Catholic School website.
I am proud to be a member of the Class of 1971. I know that I am blessed to have St. Philip Neri as a touchstone in my life. I have taken a circuitous route to return as the principal of St. Philip Neri. Many people have asked me since returning if I knew some day I would come back as the principal. I answer with a resounding, “No.” But, I did know from a very early age that I would always be connected to Catholic education somehow. And so, here I am.
God and our Catholic faith are an integral part of our daily activities and lessons here at St. Philip Neri. This is a school with committed teachers, strong academics, integrated technology, and Catholic values. I would like to invite anyone interested in our exceptional school to explore our website to find out more about us. Better yet, call us at 405-737-4496 or email me at email@example.com for a visit.
This week The Oklahoma Broadcasting Network (97.3 FM) held their Spring Radiothon.
Our students visited the radio station to present them with a $250 check from their stewardship money collected this month. "In my ten years of conducting this radiothon, St. Philip Neri is the first school to present us with a donation," Deacon Larry Sousa said.
Another $250 donation was matched by a St. Philip Neri parishioner after hearing the students' presentation on-air.
Photo Caption: (left to right) Deacon Larry Sousa, Josef Homola, McKaena Abernathy, Trevor Skinner and Fred Pope
The morning began with an all school assembly (3 years old to 8th grade). Each class was asked to bring their classroom trash can.
Students were educated by Crystal Griffis of Republic Services and Paul Streets of the City of Midwest City as to what is recyclable. Items were pulled from the classroom trash cans and students cheered whether is was waste or recyclable.
Griffis, provided this amazing statistic to the students, "an African Male Elephant weighs 7.5 tons. Midwest City Recycled 2,831.40 tons year to date. So that would be 378 Elephants! They saved 48,143 trees!
Then the carts were rolled outside the student body cheered on the trucks as the lifted the bins to be emptied. Drivers of each truck began honking their horns to recognizable tunes which sent the little ones into cheer.
Safe Environment Training
All employees and volunteers of the parish/school who are involved with children, youths, and vulnerable adults must have safe environment training. If you need safe environment training, please contact:
405-737-4476 ext. 103
Ensuring a safe enviroment for children and young people is a continuous effort. The Archdiocese pledges to continue its efforts and work toward itentifying areas where we can be more effective.