Regal Leader

Volume 28 - November 6, 2017

Happy November and Staff Appreciation Week!

Believe it or not we are in November. We have 30 days left until Christmas break. Not that I am counting.


We have a busy week ahead with the fall play, state volleyball, and state football. Good luck to all of our students involved in these activities.


It is also Staff Appreciation Week. Thank you for all that you do for our students and Regina!


Tuesday: Building Plan Meeting @ 3:30

Wednesday: No Mass or prayer service due to state volleyball, Pep assembly @ 10:30, State volleyball @ 2:00 in C.R.

Thursday: Exec. Comm. @ 6:30 am, Webinar @ 11, Department meetings @ 2:30

This Week's Morning Prayer

Nov 6-Nov 9: Respect for Diversity

Almighty God, through your Holy Spirit you created unity in the midst of diversity;

We acknowledge that human diversity is an expression

of your manifold love for your creation;

We confess that in our brokenness as human beings we turn diversity into a source of

alienation, injustice, oppression, and wounding.

Empower us to recognize and celebrate differences

as your great gift to the human family.

Enable us to be the architects of understanding, of respect and love;

Through the Lord, the ground of all unity, we pray. Amen

Staff Appreciation Week

Monday: Breakfast served in the elementary gym from 7:30-8:30

Tuesday: Lunch from the Airliner served in the lounge

Wednesday: Soup and salad lunch in the lounge

Thursday: Popcorn bar served in front of the cafeteria from 1:45-3:00

Friday: Walking tacos lunch served in the lounge

Wednesday's schedule

Our schedule for Wednesday is changed quite a bit due to state volleyball. There will be a pep assembly at 10:30 and there will be no mass or prayer service in the afternoon. Intercession time (for those staying at school) will be at the end of the day and 50 minutes. The bell schedule for Wednesday is attached below.


Unless there is a need for more teachers to stay back than anticipated, all teachers that requested going to the game will be able to go to the game. More information about intercession will be coming when we get a handle on how many students will remain at school.

Thursday afternoon meeting

Department meetings - continue work on assessment plans and standards/learning targets

Next Thursday - Thanksgiving Dinner

Just a heads up that next Thursday (Nov. 16) will be the Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner.

Yearlong Reflection Journal

Links to past videos:

Week 3 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/week-3-2/

Week 4 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/week-4/

Week 5 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/2001/

Week 6 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/week-6_201/

Week 7 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/week-7_/

Week 8 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/big-mansion-episode/

Week 9 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/truth-person-episode/

Week 10 - https://beingcatholic.com.au/jesus-and-the-poached-egg/

Week 11 - https://beingcatholic.com.au/the-nobility-episode/


Reflection questions:

Week 3 - Popular culture brings many challenges and pressures to our students. What do you think the Church can bring them to help them deal with all of the outside influences they face? How does Regina do this? Can we do more? How?


Week 4 - What structures or opportunities exist at Regina to help students build a deep sense of community? Can we do more? What?


Week 5 - What kind of balance exists between a Regina student’s intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual lives? Are we happy with the current balance? If so, what can we do to change it?


Week 6 - What practical ways could we incorporate periods of silence into our school day?


Week 7 - Is Jesus the genuine foundation of Regina? In what ways can we improve in making Jesus the foundation of Regina?


Week 8 - Does the sense of Regina achieving its mission ‘depending chief!y on you’ make you feel excited or burdened as a community?


Week 9 - An authentic Catholic school will try to reveal to students the deep truth that they are made in the image of God, that they are loved and that are needed in the world. How effective do you think Regina is at the moment in helping young people know these truths?


Week 9 - It takes courage and effort these days to present Jesus both to the hearts and heads of young people. Do you think your school has the courage to first make Jesus a priority for staff and then proclaim Him to young people in the many opportunities of each day or is Jesus given an occasional mention? What could change and how?


Week 9 - The idea of your subject being a way that students encounter truth can be a paradigm shift. Being totally honest, do you think your school values academic and teaching excellence more in terms of rankings and its appeal to parents or in terms of leading students to truth and Christ? Could both be possible?


Week 10 - What ways currently exist to really encounter the person of Jesus at Regina? What could change or be given more emphasis?


Week 11 - In what ways do you see your school currently developing ‘strong habits of virtue’ in each student that will ‘sustain them in the struggle of life”? What is one thing that could be attempted to strengthen this?

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