To celebrate the 2015 Christmas holiday season, students from Diocese of Dallas Catholic schools participated in charity projects as well as took part in school Christmas programs. Below find a slideshow of photographs from the schools for some of those events.
The students from Prince of Peace Catholic School participated in their school-wide outreach project, called “What Does The Box Give,” benefiting the homeless at The Stewpot in Dallas.
Eighth-grade students along with their second-grade prayer partners filled 75 holiday boxes with items donated by the families of Prince of Peace Catholic School.
Ursuline Academy of Dallas donated a record total of 102,366 cans during the Intramurals Can Drive. Ursuline’s Class of 2016 donated 63,024 cans to the Catholic Charities of Dallas Food Pantries, and the other nonprofits are Freshmen (Holy Cross), Sophomores (North Dallas Shared Ministries), and Juniors (Metrocrest).
The students, faculty and staff at Bishop Lynch High School was given the challenge to “Fill This Space” during the 2015 Thanksgiving Food Drive. Fourteen days later, “fill that space” they DID, as nearly 7,000 pounds of food was packaged-up for the Catholic Charities of Dallas food program.
When President Barack Obama signed the sweeping bipartisan legislation Every Student Succeeds Act Dec. 10, he described it as a “Christmas miracle.” The other part of the miracle might be that the legislation — which aims to do away with excessive school testing and give states and local governments more control of schools by freeing them from federal mandates — also provides something for Catholic school students.
A walk through the halls at Bishop Dunne Catholic School and a walk down memory lane are one in the same for the Moreno family.