Diocese of Las Vegas

September 7, 2015 - Volume 1 - Issue No. 2

This Week ....

I hope that all of you had a wonderful, long (and somewhat relaxing) Labor Day Weekend! I have truly enjoyed the recent opportunities to visit your schools, meet with your teachers, and work with each of you! Our Principals' Meeting was very productive as well! Look for the minutes of last week's meeting to follow.

This week's issue includes links to a few interesting highlights ....

1. Visit the "Leadership" section-- "The Best Business Decision I Ever Made" is a great examination of listening and not listening to mentors; of following and of leading, etc.

2. From the "Teacher Links" section--9-11 Memorial/Museum/Lesson Plans; "Engaged and Hopeful Students" is a great study of what makes students successful.

3. From "Catholic News"-- Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary; Link to Catechetical Sunday - this year's theme and ways to celebrate. "Catholic Schools Can Walk With Francis" shares how schools in the Archdiocese of Washington are preparing for Pope Francis's visit to their hometown. Archbishop Cupich calls for mercy toward nontraditional families. He has united two movements: the examination of families and the upcoming Year of Mercy. "

4. In this week's "Miscellaneous" section - The Flash Mob video (go to approximately 1:08 of the video) - enjoy!

If you come across interesting information and articles to share, please let me know! I would be happy to include them in future issues! Again, thank you for all that you do on behalf of our students, parents, and teachers! Have great/short week!

- Cathy

Catherine Thompson


Diocese of Las Vegas Catholic Schools

Serving 3,700+ students in 7 schools across Southern Nevada.


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Flash Mob "One Day More" (Les Mis...with CC subtitles) - West Des Moines Schools - Welcome Back