Catholic Schools Week is an annual national celebration of the
important role that Catholic elementary and secondary schools across the country play in providing a quality Catholic education
for America's young people. This year marks the 40th annual event of Catholic Schools Week which is a joint project of the National
Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2013 is “Catholic Schools: Raise the Standards.” The annual observance starts the last Sunday in
January and runs all week, which in 2013 is January 27 to February 1. Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses,
open houses and activities for students, families, parishioners and the community at large.
The 2013 theme supports the recent launch of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, that ensure the effective operation and responsible governance Catholic schools across the country, thus promoting high academic standards and Catholic identity. The logo designed for the week illustrates a chart of steady growth culminating in the highest achievement of all, a cross representing the faith that underscores all Catholic education.
In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, St. John the Baptist Catholic School has planned various activities and events throughout the week
of January 25th-February 1rd. They join 7,800 other Catholic Schools across the nation who are spreading the good news of a Catholic