Saint Gregory’s students develop leadership abilities that are guided by a strong social and moral conscience. All students (kindergarten through eighth grade) learn the value of sharing their abilities and donating their time for the betterment of others. Within the school, students in upper grades share their talents with younger students as reading buddies, peer tutors and classroom aids. In the broader community, Saint Gregory’s students participate in a variety of community service projects and activities to enhance the welfare of others. Annually, the School participates in a Thanksgiving Food Drive with the food donated to St. John’s/St. Anne’s Food Pantry. Additionally, at Christmas time Saint Gregory’s adopts families and provides gifts for the less fortunate. The students also participate in two to three other service projects during the year. Some examples have been:
- Aid for natural disasters
- Visiting veterans and nursing homes
- Care packages for our troops
- Working in soup kitchens
- Collecting money for charitable foundations
These experiences provide the students with priceless “teachable moments” that encourage and foster a spirit of giving that continues throughout their lives.
Saint Gregory’s Knights’ Society
The Knights Program is a leadership development program for students in grades 5 through 8. Students earn Knights Credits by taking on leadership positions in the school and through participation in community service projects. As they accumulate points, students have the opportunity to move up the ranks of the Knights Society from Page to Squire to Nobleman to Knight. When a student develops and completes a significant special project, they can achieve the rank of Knight Templar.
Mission: Through participation in the Knights’ Society students will learn to be honest, caring, responsible and successful leaders both at Saint Gregory’s and in the world. Students will develop:
- Pride in their School
- Self discipline
- Intrinsic motivation
- Team building skills
- Courteous behavior
- The ability to motivate others
- The ability to organize and lead events
- An understanding of the importance of being positive role models in the Saint Gregory’s Community
The students involved in the Knights’ Society will demonstrate these qualities through participation in the following types of activities:
- Being a captain of an athletic team
- Participating in community projects
- Being a peer tutor
- Participating in community service projects within the Saint Gregory’s Community
- Knights Credits Sheet
Saint Gregory’s School is pleased to announce that Summer Camp at Saint Gregory’s will now be managed and operated by Joe Urschel with the JMU 4 Kids Summer Camp Organization.
To find out more about JMU Summer Camp at Saint Gregory’s School, please visit their website at www.jmu4kids.com.