Olive Tree Dedication Ceremony, Complete with Mariachi Band
On August 26, we celebrated completing our first week as one TK-12 school, Saint Monica Preparatory! After gathering in the church as one student body to celebrate mass led by Monsignor Torgerson, students, faculty and staff, and church leaders processed together out the front doors of the church and along our driveway and schoolyard, stopping to bless each door of our Lower and Upper school buildings. Accompanied by a lively mariachi band and joined by parents, the procession culminated in the planting of an Olive Tree on our beautiful campus to symbolize the beginning of a new chapter in our school's history. Watch a recap video of the special ceremony: https://vimeo.com/745619258
Congratulations to our school president, Dn. Kevin McCardle, Ph.D., who was honored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles this week as a recipient of the Cardinal's Award Celebrating Extraordinary Catholics.
Saint Monica Preparatory welcomed its first Japanese exchange students from Koyasan High School in Mount Koya, considered one of the most sacred places in Japan as the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism.
ASB president and vice president, seniors Brooke L. and Lauren U., are excited to finish strong at Saint Monica Preparatory, and are currently planning Mariner Madness Week, March 13-16, a week of special events for our high school students.