“Look! I’m a kitty-cat!” exclaimed Darliss, a St. Joseph’s Indian School student, as she pointed to her ears.
However, she wasn’t pointing to her own, God-given ears, but rather the kitten ears painted on her forehead. The ears were coupled with whiskers stretched across her cheeks and a black nose. The Native American student had just gotten her face painted during the Back-to-School Picnic, hosted by St. Joseph’s Indian School, to welcome students and their families back to campus on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Continue reading “St. Joseph’s Indian School welcomes students, families with Back-to-School Picnic”
School staff hosted an ice cream social for Melody, one of our title teachers. Due to recurrent health issues, Melody won’t be returning this year. She was a big support to me as we simultaneously battled our respective cancers. I, and many of our staff, will redouble our efforts at prayer for her healing.
This evening our staff and their families celebrated our annual back to school picnic in the evening. The dining hall staff prepared some delicious treats, and the atmosphere was fun and relaxed. I roamed from table to table, catching up with some staff I hadn’t seen since school let out last May. Some of the families I only see on special occasions. I met a couple of spouses of new staff for the first time and found out a little about each of them.