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The annual Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated across the country January 29 – February 4. At MDS, our celebrations will include:

January 30: $1 dress down for Daybreak Day Resource Center, which provides support services for the homeless in our community and can tab collection kick-off for the Ronald McDonald House

January 31: Plaid dress down and students write notes to younger students at local Catholic schools

February 1: Mercy t-shirt day with rosary and adoration in the chapel

February 2: Middle school and sophomores attend all-schools Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church

February 3: Blue & Gold dress down and teacher appreciation day

Did you know that there are 5,938 Catholic schools across the nation? Ninety-nine percent of students in the 1,173 Catholic high schools graduate and 85 percent matriculate to college. Here are a few other reasons why it’s great to attend a Catholic school:

  1. We partner with parents in the faith formation of their children.
  2. We set high standards for student achievement and help them succeed.
  3. We instill in students the value of service to others.
  4. We emphasize moral development and self-discipline.
  5. We provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.