Father Andem paid a special visit to our parish school last Friday. Working with Donahue Academy’s IT Director, Fr. Andem was able to bring our fifth and sixth grade classes together with students in Okopedi Okobo, Nigeria. The two groups prayed the Rosary together over Zoom and grew in appreciation for the universality of the Catholic Church.
For those who were unable to attend the Community & Culture Night on February 9th, the entire event, including the children’s choir performance, is available on Donahue Academy’s website. Key takeaways from the evening include Fr. Andem’s statement that Donahue Academy is “the best school I have ever met.” Mr. Jahnke reviewed the five pillars of Catholic education and the three transcendentals of classical education. Mrs. Fox’s presentation on the importance of building a good foundation in the early years of education made excellent use of audience participation. The educational fruit of a Donahue Academy education was witnessed to by the amazing post-graduation success of the Schneider family, which now includes an aerospace engineer and pilot.
Even if you do not send your children to Donahue Academy, we encourage you to watch the presentation and learn what makes our parish school so unique.