On Monday, January 30, 2012, Bishop Frank Caggiano visited St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy as we began our annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week. He was accompanied by Sr. Kathleen Finnerty, the Associate Superintendent for Governance of the diocese. Fr. Marek Sobczak, our pastor, and Frank Carbone, the chairman of our Board of Directors, were also present.
The visit began with a tour of our school during which the bishop visited every classroom. He was very impressed with our students and how engaged they were in their lessons, their excitement at using the Smartboard during the lessons, the variety and quality of their work that was displayed in the halls, and their model behavior.
Bishop Caggiano’s visit concluded with an assembly program in the auditorium with the entire student body in attendance. Various students sang, danced, or played the piano or guitar. A new student, who transferred to our school from public school this year, wrote a beautiful essay about what attending a Catholic school means to her. It was read aloud at the assembly. Once again, he was impressed with the many talents of our students and the amount of effort involved on the part of the teachers and students in preparing for the presentation.
Before leaving, Bishop Caggiano presented us with a certificate commemorating his visit and he blessed everyone. He told us that he enjoyed his visit so much that he plans on coming again in the spring! It was truly an honor to have Bishop Caggiano choose our school for this visit.