ALMA — The students at St. Mary School thought about what makes their school special during Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 29-Feb. 4) and about what makes that single week unique. Here is what some of them wrote:
The first day of Catholic Schools Week we went to Impressions 5 Museum in Lansing. It was really fun and I learned a lot. My favorite workshop was probably circuits. I also had fun walking around and checking out the other things. Our first workshop was light.
In the light workshop, we got these cool diffraction glasses. The glasses made the light appear in rainbow colors. The woman there also taught us a trick to remember the colors of the rainbow: ROY G. BIV. The letters stand for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
On the way back I got to play with my slime. All in all the whole day was really fun!
During the Catholic Schools Week we had Superhero Day on Tuesday. A lot of students wore superhero costumes. There were boys dressed as Spider Man and Batman. There were girls dressed as Wonder Woman and other superheroes. Some students even had homemade capes which they just used as blankets. While others decided to be the superheroes of our community and dressed as people such as firefighters.
At the beginning of the day, Mrs. (Sally) Johnston had a Superhero prayer service. At this prayer service we recognized the greatest superhero of all who gave His life for us: Jesus Christ. Then we recognized the superheroes around us. Mrs. Johnston called out all the teachers and the principal and we all cheered for them.
After the prayer service, Mrs. Johnston gave all the students and teachers a rubber bracelet with the theme of Catholic Schools Week on it.
At the end of the day, we had sundaes and recognized the people who make our Sundays very special: Fr. Thai (Hung Nguyen), Deacon Al (Oliver) and Deacon John (Cremin). They told us about their earlier lives before they became priest and deacons. Each of their stories was different. Fr. Thai talked about how he came from Vietnam and how hard and dangerous it was. Deacon John talked about when he was in a war and came back to be a deacon. Deacon Al talked about how difficult it was to become a deacon. Overall, it was very enjoyable.