The way you feel when you get called on is unreal, but something even more unreal is going to a Catholic school like St. Roch.
Catholic schools have great teachers who promote creativity. Teachers are important to the success of every student, but the thing that really makes me love Catholic schools is that everyone supports and loves you for who you are.
Teachers appreciate anything you create, and they love it when you draw or write something for them. The best thing about teachers is that they just support you in general.
All teachers are great, but the ones in Catholic schools are awesome. They love you and care enough to become a teacher, which says a lot. Another great thing about teachers is that they realize your strengths and weaknesses. A good teacher will make sure everyone supports you, as well.
Everyone in my class supports and loves me. When I got glasses and got my hair cut short, no one judged me. Everyone is appreciative of you always.
I love the privilege of attending St. Roch. Everything here seems almost 100 percent too good to be true.
By Lydia Shock, eighth-grader
I only want to attend a Catholic school; I wouldn’t have it any other way.
At St. Roch I can participate in activities like volleyball and speech. I can express myself and be myself through the fine arts program.
I can freely express my faith in God every day. Catholic schools have given me amazing opportunities that I won’t find anywhere else. We are all treated equally and as if every student were a part of a family.
I get to learn about my faith every day and worship with our school twice a week. This fall I will continue my education at a Catholic high school; I don’t know any place that can better prepare me than St. Roch.
By Caitlin Violette Pooler, fifth-grader
Catholic schools are wonderful places with welcoming atmospheres, opportunities to worship and amazing staff and priests. These schools are outstanding places where fortunate kids get to attend school and learn, pray and have fun.
On my first day at St. Roch I felt welcome, and that made me feel like I was going to like it. People kindly introduced themselves. I could just feel all of the love in the atmosphere in my heart. I could tell everyone was really close. I felt like I belonged. I know that is how all of the new kids probably feel.
We get the chance to practice our faith and worship. We also get to learn about our faith. We go to Mass twice a week. We are so lucky to go to Catholic schools because we get to learn about Christ’s life, his teachings, God and Bible stories. We get to go to confession, and we don’t have to be afraid when we confess because Father Wilmoth and all of the other priests will not judge you for whatever you’ve done.
Catholic schools like St. Roch have great teachers, principals, priests, and support staff who devote themselves to us. They devote themselves to us by helping us grow physically and academically. They love and care for us so much that they give us their time, efforts and heart. They help us to strive to be the best we can be. And when we are down they always cheer us up.
Catholic schools are amazing places that are just wonderful to everyone. With good attitudes, learning about faith and devoted staff and priests, I think that Catholic schools are holy places. I believe that we will all agree that Catholic schools are wonderful.