Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic SchoolWho Are We?
First Parent’s Club
First Lay Principal
First Capital Expansion
St. Leo School becomes Sts. Leo-Seton Elementary.
With the division of the two Church parishes, St. Leo the Great and St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Leo School was renamed to Sts. Leo-Seton Elementary to include both Church parishes.
Phase 1 Expansion Complete
Four new classrooms and a chapel were completed in phase 1 of the capital expansion project.
Phase 2 Expansion Complete
Phase 3 Expansion Begins
Phase 3 of the capital expansion began with construction of the gym/classroom facility “shell.”
New Gym Opens
Dream Sessions Committee Formed
New Gym/Classroom Complete
Annual Drives Start
Library Expansion Plan Begins
New Library Recommended
New Library Fund Raising Begins
New Library Construction Begins
New Name Instituted
Classroom Renovations Begin
SLS Earns Accredidation
SLS was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
New Junior High Plan Approved
Advisory Council approved plans to construct a new junior high classroom building.
New Junior High Building Complete
St. Jude Playground Complete
Sts. Leo-Seton Leadership Team
Fr. David Hebert
Sts. Leo-Seton Faculty and Staff
Sara St. Romain
Ashley G. Patin
“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.” Mother Theresa
The 2019-2020 school year began with our religion theme, “Through Him, With Him, and In Him,” three words are often heard at Mass at the end of the Eucharistic prayer. Our goal this year was to make those words that we hear weekly into works that we live daily. That theme was truly lived as our students participated in many activities at Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School during the school year, which are documented throughout this magazine. The smiling faces of all those students in all those pictures demonstrate just how wonderful of a school year we had, Through Him.
What started as a typical school year certainly ended completely differently than expected. Little did we know that we would be called to rely on the strength of Jesus as we faced uncertain times, in our country, in our school, and in our homes. As we were faced with a school closure for a statewide quarantine at the beginning of the 4th quarter, we leaned on Jesus as With Him, we transitioned to a virtual school. This distance learning model helped afford our students with a continuation of learning. This would not have happened so positively without taking Jesus with us on this journey. The strength we have from our faith held us up during this difficult time.
In Him, reflects on how we live in Jesus, through His body and blood, found in the Eucharistic feast at Mass. As our churches closed across the country, just like our schools, we were forced to transform our homes into something new… our homes because our offices, our school, and for the first time in my lifetime, our church. Mother Theresa so poignantly articulated that we find God in the silence of our lives. We live such busy lives surrounded with a lot of noise from society. Although this difficult time has put on us some heavy burdens, we are reminded that In Him, we have found each other by reconnecting in our homes with our family members, even in our celebration of weekly Mass. Allow the silence of this time to let us truly hear one another.
As we look forward to a more normal 2020-2021 school year, let us not quickly go back to the busyness of our normal lives. Let us use these lessons that we have learned to continue family time, continue meals together, continue game night, and continue growing as a family. There is always a silver lining, a rainbow after the storm, a plan from God… we are ready for it Through Him, With Him, and In Him.