St. Damian School

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March 24, 2022 - Late Nite Catechism

March 25, 2022 - Non Attendance Day

Pray for Ukraine

On Monday morning, we will hold an all school meeting. We will introduce our third root belief to our students, "We Are Better Together." This comes at a time when we are able to help the Ukraine.

After our assembly, we will pray a rosary together for Ukraine. The students also may wear blue and gold, the colors of Ukraine. We are holding this out of uniform day for Ukraine. Please consider a monetary donation that we will send.

5Essentials Survey

Beginning this week, teachers, parents, and students across the district will have an opportunity to participate in the Climate, Culture, and Catholic Identity Survey which contains the 5Essentials, developed by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction

Prior research has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.

Our district has chosen to provide the 5essentials parent survey. If at least 20 percent of St. Damian parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Please note, that we do use the survey to set our goals and to market the school! Your responses are reviewed and used. Changes that resulted from the survey was a more active approach to our all school masses and each teacher teaching religion classes.

The 5Essentials Survey will be conducted February 15 through March 18, 2022. To take the survey please visit

National Junior Honor Society Induction

Thank you! from Joe Farrell, Class of 2022

Thank you to all of the amazing and generous families at St. Damian School!

I am so lucky to be a part of such a giving community.

My project Higgins Helping Hands was an overwhelming success!

I was able to deliver all of the donations and visit with the students.

Thank you again for helping me help this community!

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40 Cans of Lent

Our student council sponsored a "40 Cans of Lent" drive. This year our students exceeded that amount! Thank you so much for your generosity to serve our food pantry.
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Planting God's Seeds in Pre K

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Lunch Room Volunteers

We really do still need your help! We've made the shifts a little shorter to help you! Sign up for one, two or more! Thank you so much for helping us in our building. We can't do it without you!
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Protecting God's Children

Those of you that are volunteering at St. Damian, for the first time and those of you have volunteered in the past, if you need your account activated or re activated, please contact Connie Swidergal at

You may also receive information at our Parish website:

St. Damian School

Saint Damian School ensures individual students reach their potential through the development of their Catholic faith, character, citizenship and academics.