The most important thing to know about us is that we are a Catholic school, and that guides how we do things. When we work together on service projects or conduct team practices or participate in dynamic class discussions, Lake Catholic's mission and core values are always evident.
As the start of this academic year at Lake Catholic High School, we began to fully experience many exciting advancements in our Catholic mission and in the quality of education here. We have experienced a rare and unparalleled decade of progress, including increased enrollment, more Advanced Placement courses, better prepared faculty, technology infused into every classroom, increased college scholarship awards, and more opportunities for every student.
Our decade of progress does not end here. We recently announced the Cougar Chrome Initiative, which will mean every student at Lake Catholic will be equipped with a new Chromebook for daily classroom use starting in the 2015-2016 school year. To prepare, we are dramatically upgrading our technology infrastructure and training faculty to teach in a new age of technology.
We must continue to surge forward, and we need your help to do so. Every participant is important to this effort, so please consider a gift to help us continue our progress.
Our new decade of progress started with the dedication of the new Aquinas Center for Mission and Ministry. This newly remodeled facility gives Campus Ministry, the Service Program, and Spiritual Life a spacious and permanent home. The Aquinas Center is a long-awaited addition to our facilities, providing a place for meal ministry, meetings, Mission and Ministry offices, and instruction.
It comes in a year when Spiritual Life chose Faith in Family as its theme. Based on Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10, this theme perfectly reflects Lake Catholic's strong sense of welcome, of support, and of family. We hope that you will play a crucial role in the family this year with your support.