St. Michael School aims to provide the fullest and best opportunity to the student to realize the threefold purpose of Catholic Education: to teach doctrine, to build community and to serve humankind.
Students are instructed in the necessary skills, valued for their own worth but seen simultaneously as deserving their most profound significance from God’s plan for His creation. Realizing the dignity and worth of the individual person, and realizing that schooling must prepare each for his or her place in life, St. Michael School offers a well-balanced program based on the spiritual, moral intellectual, emotional, social and physical needs of the student.
The St. Michael School students raised money to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyin in the Philippines. The school held a dress down day on Thursday November 21 to benefit the Philippines through Catholic Relief Services. The total amount raised in one day was $798.10. Nice work St. Michael School families.
Serving our Community
Despite the frigid temperatures, a line of people steadily formed outside the school's gymnasium doors on Monday, November 25. The wait was well worth it for the group of hundreds and for the eighth-grade students who served them inside. Through the efforts of the Salvation Army and the St. Michael Parish Social Justice and the generosity of St. Michael Parish and School families, over 100 Thanksgiving baskets were packed and ready to go, ensuring a delicious Thanksgiving meal for many local families in need. “It’s so great to know that you're helping so many people,” said Cari Hopkins, an eighth-grade student at St. Michael School. Each of the baskets, which were distributed by students to the happy recipients, contained all of the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including a gift card for each family to purchase a turkey. The contents of the baskets were collected at local churches and at the school. “We just want to have a sense of community,” said Principal Galati. “We’re not just about doing for ourselves in this building. We want to do for others on the outside. At Thanksgiving, it’s important that we show people that we have that sense of community and that we are willing to spread our love to others.”
Thanksgiving Prayer Service
A Thanksgiving Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, November 26 at St. Mary Church. This service was hosted by Mrs. Vachon's fourth grade students. All St. Michael School students processed in with a non-perishable food item which was donated to the Augusta Food Bank.
Mission Statement of Maine Catholic Schools
Maine Catholic Schools evangelize students by nourishing faith, providing academic excellence, community and service in a nurturing environment.