I have a special gift, and it is one of the best gifts I have ever received. The knowledge I learned from this gift will help me the rest of my life. This gift is my Catholic school.
Attending Nativity means building a great relationship with God. We attend Mass every week. At Mass we have a nice pastor who is good with kids. We always have the middle school choir that sings songs and a great pianist who plays the piano beautifully.
We also have great service projects. Our fifth grade was in charge of collecting items for babies and mothers last month. Before a grade begins its service project, a symbol of the year’s theme is passed to that grade at Mass.
We have great, helpful teachers who put students first. This community feels like a family. We wear uniforms that make us equal and unified. I really like our uniforms. Our challenging work makes us work hard to be successful.
Having the privilege of going to Nativity has been a blessing so far. I hope you enjoyed this article about my experience at Nativity.
By Page Boyle, fifth-grader
What if you went someplace and it made you feel super special? That is how I feel every day. Nativity makes me feel connected to God in these ways.
I get to attend Mass every week. The whole school comes together to worship. We get to celebrate the coming of Christ. We get to learn about God.
My school has helpful teachers who put their students’ needs before theirs. The teachers are super friendly and Christ-like. They always say hello to me in the halls. They are good listeners. They support and help me on my journey towards Christ.
I love Nativity because it feels like a family. This year I was new and everyone was nice to me. The teachers are easy to talk to and helpful.
There are many extracurricular activities like cheerleading, basketball, student council and band. My school gives many options for each person.
That is why I love Nativity.
By Rosie Duncan, fifth-grader
A Catholic education means that I can get three F’s without getting into trouble. What are the three F’s?
The first F is for faith. My faith continues to grow each day with the Lord. Having religion allows me spiritual growth.
The second F is for family. Going to a Catholic school we are one big family. Our family grows each year with new members who share in the same values.
The last F is for friends. Having the same friends at a Catholic school allows for a lifetime of memories.
With the three F’s at Nativity, it sets my foundation for life.
By Grace Daming, fourth-grader
Attending a Catholic school is a privilege and a blessing. I love going to a school that allows me not only to learn academics but also about God. At Nativity we share our beliefs; we are always positive, and we have a variety of school activities.
The first thing I love about my Catholic education is that we all share the same beliefs. We are always allowed to pray. I love that we pray to start and end each school day.
The second reason I love Nativity is that everyone has a positive attitude and lots of school spirit. No one is ever bullied, and everyone is welcome. We help each other and try to be great role models. We are all friends, which is amazing and awesome.
The last reason I am blessed to go to Nativity is that there are a variety of activities and sports.
Being a Catholic School student is something that I will be forever grateful. I wish everyone had the chance to attend a Catholic school.
By Elijah Buening, eighth-grader
I am glad to be a Catholic and go to Nativity. I am able to pray and celebrate the Catholic holidays. If I were not Catholic, I would not have the friends I do. I would not have been able to celebrate some holidays, and I would not be able to pray the way we do. I love to be able to worship our Savior. I can act Christ-like and love others.
Christmas is a really important holiday for Catholics. We celebrate the birth of Jesus and his life. Some people just think it is gifts and food; to us it is something a whole lot bigger. We also celebrate Easter. This is when Jesus died for us and our sins and then rose. We are not sad that he died because he wanted to for the sake of humanity.
I can also pray to God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. These three are known as the Trinity, and we can worship them for watching over us and keeping us safe. We can pray to them to heal somebody, help somebody get better or even wishing for everybody to have a good day. Any prayer we pray to them is going to be heard. We can do this in a Catholic school.