The lessons and values I learn at St. Roch Catholic School are important. At the beginning of the year I visited the anti-bullying rally and learned to show empathy to people who are having a hard time or are being treated badly.
When I was in the fourth grade I learned to respect people, people’s property and anything sacred. Once I witnessed an argument at recess and saw someone come up and help them sort things out. I thought it was cool, and I now look up to that person.
I have learned a lot about God this year and to respect all of his creations. In second grade I learned about J.O.Y, which means that Jesus comes first, then others and then you.
Every day I am blessed to go to this school and get a good education. I was taught to be grateful for everything I have. I say a prayer before every meal and thank God for everything. This is the most important lesson for me.
When I first came to this school I thought I would just learn math, spelling and all the other subjects, but as I grew I learned that this school would teach me lots of life lessons. I love this school, and I know I will grow up and have a successful life.
Cecilia Keiner, fifth-grader
When you walk up to our school you see an old brick building, but when you go inside you see love and care from every student and teacher.
My second-grade teacher taught us J.O.Y, meaning Jesus, Others, You, and she said that would always bring you joy. She was right because I use this every day.
There is one more thing that brings me great joy ... that is how the teachers work so hard to make this place look magical. They all strive to learn just as much as us, and they take time to separately help each one of us.
We also strive for love and care from our fellow students. We have anti-bullying rallies, and we keep signs all over school telling us to stop bullying and be kind. This school is filled with wonderful lessons. One of my teachers would always remind us to respect the Bible and its teachings. We all followed that advice and still do.
Another thing I truly love is that Mr. Hansen, our principal, and that Mrs. Wilson, our assistant principal, come to every room in the school every morning.
This school is so wonderful,; it amazes me every day.