At Parkersburg Catholic School we believe that a catholic education forms the foundation for a life of service for the greater good. We strive to instill in students the skills and character traits necessary to make a difference in the world around them. As we are reminded in 1 Peter 4:10 “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
Over the past 52 years our commitment to excellence has produced some of our areas top community and business leaders and has sent scores of individuals out into God’s world to make a difference. Most recently our Class of 2017 was blessed with an abundance of success. 100% of this class was admitted to college and earned over $2.7 Million is scholarships, that is over $100,000 per student. In addition, this class helped bring home Parkersburg Catholic’s 20th State Championship as our tennis team took the honors back in May.
The addition of my position as president along with a restructuring of the admissions, and advancement offices were key steps in our effort to solidify our position as the area’s premier college prep school. While our traditions are strong and our track record of success in producing engaged learners, who are prepared for college and a life of service, we must continue to evolve in both our practices and our infrastructure to meet the changing needs of our students. Equipping our students with the tools necessary to excel is paramount to our continued success. Through your generosity and that of your classmates, parents, grandparents and friends many of these tools for excellence exist currently with in our schools and we thank you for making that a reality. Our advancement office’s key function is to advance the mission of the school. We are tasked with being forward thinkers who see what is coming and securing the funds necessary to ensure that our community can take advantage of the best educational and support platforms for our students. We work with the Parent Volunteer committees, Athletic Association, and Principles to build a program wide commitment to excellence.
There are many opportunities for you to become involved in our advancement efforts from being a donor, to presenting us with ideas, to championing a cause that is near and dear to your heart, to just sharing your story. Each of us have gifts of talents and treasures and our community will be made brighter as well share in what god has blessed us with. I welcome you to engage with our staff and bring to our advancement effort your stories and history of Parkersburg Catholic Schools.
We are currently in the process of updating our contact management software and adding a new online campaign platform. We believe that these changes will expand our reach to those connected with Parkersburg Catholic family across the country. One of this year’s primary goals will be to reconnect with Alumni so if you are a graduate, round up your classmates and send them this link to give us updated contact information so they can remain connected to all that is Parkersburg Catholic.