MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: We finished our first full week and I am pleased to say that the energy and excitement we saw in the first few days has not diminished. The students and staff are excited each day to learn and to teach and we have a lot of great events and happenings to look forward to this school year.
Meet the Teacher Night was a success and I would like to thank all the parents who took time out of their schedules to come and meet our teachers. The teachers enjoyed sharing their plans for the year. Parents also enjoyed some delicious cookies courtesy of our own Julie Kilbarger!
Fall sports are underway with boys' and girls' soccer, girls' volleyball, girls' tennis, cross country, boys' golf, football and marching band all in action. It should be an exciting year for Irish athletics as we look to build on the success of last year. We were so very fortunate to win a golf state title last year, and although hopes are high for some more, please realize how difficult it is to win a state crown. All we ask of our student-athletes is that they play hard, commit themselves to their team and give it their best. If the championships come, that is fantastic, if not, we are still proud of them.
Unfortunately, the first football game of the season against Bishop Rosecrans had to be moved to Zanesville HS on Saturday because Fulton Field was not ready. We hope to be back at home next week.
On Monday 8/29 Big Brothers and Big Sisters will be here to present their program to our students. This is a great way to get involved and give back. Big Brothers &Big Sisters really want some Fisher Catholic students in their program because they have heard such great things about them. Please talk to your son or daughter about potentially getting involved with this great organization.
Do not forget to send all your emergency and information forms to the office. The deadline was today, so if you have not turned them in, please do so. If you have not, please expect a message from Ms. Kilbarger in the near future. Go Irish!
FALL FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Hello Fisher Catholic families and friends,
It's that time of the year for fun and fellowship! Come and enjoy the 2016 Fisher Fall Festival on Friday, September 9th from 5pm to 10pm and Saturday, September 10th from 5pm to 11pm.
In order to make this event a HUGE SUCCESS, we need good people to volunteer their time and talents in various areas. Please open the volunteer link below and pick the time and area that works for your schedule. Your help is GREATLY appreciated!
PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN SESSION ATTENTION ALL PARENTS, COACHES & VOLUNTEERS:
St. Mary Church will be having a Protecting God's Children session on Saturday, September 10th at 9:00am in the Spirit Center. Participation in this progam is a Diocesan requirement for those who wish to volunteer in any capacity in our schools. To register, please visit www.virtus.org.
2015-2016 YEARBOOKS The 2015-2016 Fisher Catholic yearbooks are here and on sale for $55.00. If you would like to purchase a copy, please see Ms. Nunez after school from 2:35 to 3:20.
REFLECTIONS FROM THE DESK OF THE DEAN Life Abundant
"The students will take ownership of the school and community environment through greater understanding and demonstration of the Catholic Social Teaching of Stewardship."
The statement above is our "Catholicity Goal" for our quinquennial accreditation process. Thus STEWARDSHIP is going to be the buzzword at FCHS this year. On the first day of school I told the students an abbreviated version of the parable of the dishonest steward. What we learn from this parable is not only that the Lord expects us to use our talents and resources, but that He expects us to expand our talents and resources. I challenged the students to use the many and varied gifts that they have been given to make Fisher Catholic better at the end of the year than it is right now. I challenged them to be better friends, better students, better members of the community by the end of the year. Now I am challenging all of you, parents, guardians, alumni, and benefactors, to get involved in the life of our beloved school and make it better by the end of the year than it is right now. What are the gifts that the Lord has given you? Think about it. What are your gifts? Do not be afraid to get involved! There are so many opportunities to help out at FCHS that we shouldn't have to beat down the doors to get volunteers for anything. You can volunteer to help out with the FC Fall Festival on September 9 & 10; you can join the Irish4Life Club at the Life Chain on October 2 at the Miller pool parking lot at 1:00 PM; you can volunteer to help take tickets at the Fair during Fair week; you can volunteer to present at one of our career days this year; you can help organize a food drive around Thanksgiving; you can help organize a Christmas fundraiser; you can provide free marketing materials for the school; you can help with Bid O' Luck; you can bake cookies for awards ceremonies, etc. The possibilities are endless! What do you want to do? Call Julie at the front office and let her know. Fisher Catholic exists to bring glory to God and to be a center of the new evangelization; but in order for Fisher Catholic to be all she can be, we need good stewards who use their gifts and talents to further the kingdom of God here in Lancaster, Ohio. Everything, absolutely everything, that you have is a gift from God. What are you going to do with it?
Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam!
REFLECTIONS FROM THE DESK OF THE DEAN Try-outs for the Fisher Catholic Quiz Team will begin on Thursday, September 1st in Room 108. Try-outs are open to ALL Fisher Catholic students. We will hold try-Outs on three ( 3 ) separate days. Students are encouraged to attend all three try-out sessions after school 2:40pm - 3:10pm in room 108. For further information, please contact Mrs. Stevenson or Mr. Sedlack.
We look forward to seeing you.
COMMUNITY CARE DAY Be a good steward and participate in Community Care Day! Tuesday, September 13
Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to give back to our community by partnering with United Way to accomplish projects at local non-profit organizations. This has been a good experience in the past and it will be a good experience for our students this year as well. However, in order to participate the students must have the Liability and Photo Release Form completed and turned in to the FC office by Friday, September 2. We would love to have 100% participation this year so let's get those forms in ASAP. You may pick up a copy of the form in the main office or print out the PDF below.
NEXT WEEK AT A GLANCE Saturday, August 27 Boys' & Girls' Cross Country @ Newark HS ~ 2016 Run the Du 9:00am Lancaster Shaner-Wohrer Volleyball Tournament 10:00am Football @ Bishop Rosecrans (playing at Zanesville HS)