Greetings Seneca Nation,
Happy centennial to Calvert High School. We just completed a week of celebrations; bringing together homecoming and alumni weekend festivities culminating with the Hall of Fame induction of Mrs. Linda (Baumgartner) Theis (Class of ’67) following Mass at the high school campus. During the week we celebrated Mass as a community at the Frost-Kalnow East Green Amphitheater, invited local alumni restaurant owners to campus to share their food with our families for lunch, and welcomed the first homecoming queen in Calvert’s history to the football game, Agnes (Welter) Heckman (Class of ’57).
Throughout this year I will continue to explain the concept of different by design, last month writing about the spiritual aspect, and this month I will share about people. Calvert was built on the legacy of caring for one another, doing what is needed for the betterment of our students and in turn, leading to the formation of productive contributors in society. This is not done without generous people that have built the foundation on which we stand. Their legacy of support allows for us to deliver high quality education today. Legacy is what those who came before us leave us with, and we are blessed to have tradition and legacy of caring for others that has paved the path forward. This is why we are different; we have individuals that just “do.” They do what is needed without the expectation of recognition. This is another reason why Calvert is different by design; we have a community of supporters helping us.
This difference by design is exemplified by the faculty member who steps forward to take on a new class or subject because they realize it is needed. The group of people who give of their evenings to install air conditioners at the elementary campus or the individuals who paint the practice fields. The person who sends financial support to be used for a physical plant improvement to ensure our students have the best learning environment or provide gift cards and coats to students who need them, and the community of supporters that send prayers for the continual education at Calvert Catholic Schools.
People make the organization, and Calvert is different because of the people. We surround our students with strong leaders, good people who impact our students. Academy and high school principal Dr. Megan Schultz recently earned her Doctorate Degree in Education with a concentration in School Administration and Supervision. This exemplifies perseverance and commitment to growing herself professionally demonstrating behavior we want our students to model. Congratulations Dr. Schultz, we are blessed to have you as part of the team.
Thank you for always being willing to give generously of your time, talent and treasure for the betterment of our students and ultimately our society. Together, Calvert is different by design because we believe that it takes a community to build better. We have a bold community, not wavering from our guiding principles of being academically, spiritually, physically and socially focused. We stand here today, 100 years later, because of the legacy and tradition of the past.
Thank you to those who came before us and thank you for those who “DO.”
God Bless and Go Blue! Dr. Marinis