Catholic Schools Week 2015

Throughout Catholic Schools Week, students and faculty at Archbishop Carroll gave life to our Virtues Covenant by thinking about how each of us, as individuals and as a community, embodies Faith, Temperance and Charity. The Virtues Covenant reminds us that to be part of the Archbishop Carroll community is to receive a call to know, love and serve God and each other. In the spirit of fun, students had the opportunity to create social media hashtags and t-shirt designs about what Faith, Charity and Temperance meant to them. Every day of the week, we focused on a different aspect of the Covenant.

On Monday, we kicked off the week by celebrating “Renewing the Covenant”. Fr. George, our campus minister, led a school-wide prayer and reflection, and students spent time participating in group service projects and fundraising for the Polar Bear Plunge, benefitting Special Olympics DC. On Tuesday, the theme of the day was “Faith”. Students led a school-wide prayer and reflection, and participated in the Teens for Jeans campaign by collecting gently used jeans for homeless youth in the community. On Wednesday, school was closed for students, and faculty spent the day on retreat, a valuable time for reflection on their work, their lives, and God's presence in both. Thursday’s theme focused on “Charity”, with a student leading a prayer and reflection on its importance. We closed out the week on Carroll Spirit Friday by focusing on “Temperance”. Students and staff showed their school pride by dressing in green and gold, and together we headed down the hill to Catholic University to cheer on Carroll’s Polar Bear Plunge team. The plunge team, made up of faculty and students, jumped into freezing water to raise awareness for Special Olympics DC and their campaign to end the use of the “r-word”.

Catholic Schools Week 2015 was fantastic! By paying special attention to the Virtues Covenant, we continued a conversation that brings our community closer together – just one of many blessings we receive through Catholic education at Archbishop Carroll High School.