Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Welcome back from our new principal, Mrs. Judy Luttrell.

It is my great pleasure as new principal of Rosary High School to welcome back families, students, faculty, and staff to the 2013-2014 school year. Despite a bit of down time during the summer, Rosary High School’s campus was lively with faith formation, athletic camps, youth camps, summer enrichment courses, faculty professional development, teaching demonstrations by new faculty, merchandise sales, and campus improvements. Summer, indeed!
What a pleasure it was to see young women and men on our campus practicing basketball, volleyball, and soccer skills. It was fun, too, watching budding artists from Servite High School putting the finishing touches on their landscape paintings. How impressive to see students creating blogs to demonstrate the art of writing movie reviews. Kudos to Brian Clough’s students for successfully completing his Math Academy. 

Many of our dedicated faculty members took time out of their too-short summer to build professional competencies and model life-long learning. Lisa Nollette, director of Campus Ministry, attended a faith-based workshop at Georgetown University. Judy Nguyen, Diane D’Alba, Michelle Reagan, and I attended a Flipped Classroom course offered by the Orange County Department of Education. I can barely wait to see our teachers as they begin to flip instruction! It was gratifying to meet so many of our families, students, faculty, and staff during our “Java with Judy” meet and greet event. Our wonderful parent volunteers were present at every turn this summer. We are especially grateful to Mrs. Lisa Johnson and Mrs. Leslie Engelage for their leadership and dedication during summer uniform sales.

As we begin the new school year, we bid a fond farewell to Winnie Stokes, our librarian, who is beginning a much-deserved retirement. We also begin the year welcoming new faculty: Mrs. Catherine Ball (Social Studies), Mr. Rory Bevins (English), and Mrs. Jenny Wright (long-term Social Studies substitute). 
Mrs. Luttrell and Claire Aurora '14, incoming ASB president.
Finally, please “stop and smell the roses” planted by senior Alicia Kosin and her mom, Mrs. Sandra Kosin. It is energizing and fitting that roses surround the statues of Our Blessed Mother and Mother St. John Fontbonne outside the main office. Our school’s Marian devotion combined with the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange guide us as we begin another school year. We are ever in the debt of the Sisters for sharing their charism with us throughout Rosary High School’s history. They taught us that our unity and reconciliation with each other and Our Lord will surely guarantee a blessed and successful year for each of our students, this school year and for years to come.

Standing Together,
Judy Luttrell

Incoming ASB president Claire Arora sat down with Mrs. Luttrell to talk about the upcoming school year. Watch the YouTube video here!


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