Dear faithful families,
I consider it a great privilege to serve as the principal of our parish school, and as I begin my fifth year in this role I am full of joy and excitement to begin a new school year. Thank you for your continued support of the largest ministry in our parish, our Catholic school.
The Traditions for Tomorrow capital campaign has been a tremendous success, and plans are underway to begin construction of a new gymnasium and a new classroom building. With your continued generosity, we plan to break ground this fall on these two essential building projects to serve the needs of our students.
I am excited to share that our school’s enrollment is at the highest level in school history, with waiting lists in most grade levels. We have reduced the average class size at Mercy this year from 26 to 22 students per classroom by adding homerooms in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. This will better enable us to serve children individually as we help them become the men and women that God calls the to be.
Six modular buildings (twelve individual classrooms) are in place and will be home to Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade as we build a new classroom building on the south side of the ECC. The old Pre-K building (formerly the convent) has been demolished to make space for the new construction.
This year promises to be filled with growth for our students and for our campus. As we approach the first days of school, please pray for the students and teachers who will embark upon a wonderful journey this year in our parish school.
May the Lord bless our Mercy family. Again, thank you all for your support. God bless all of you as we begin a new school year!
Mr. Brian Moscona, Principal