Friday, April 18, 2014

More about Margaret Kinel

Family life:  Margaret Kinel and her husband are the proud parents of Lauren, Emily and Kevin.  The Kinel family is active at their home parish, Saint Eugene.  All three of the Kinel children are currently students at Saint Eugene Elementary School.  The family actively participates in the Parish fundraisers, scouting, sports and faith development activities. 

Words of wisdom regarding education:  Ms. Kinel believes that the family makes critical contributions to student achievement from preschool through high school. A home environment that encourages learning is more important to student achievement than income, education level, or cultural background. 

Position on sports:  Margaret Kinel is active in supporting sports for students.  For the past four years Margaret Kinel has served as the Head Basketball Coach and Assistant Volleyball Coach at Saint Eugene.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lessons from Mary Magdalene

As we approach the holiest and most glorious feast of our Faith, the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus, I would like to share with you a picture that is very precious to us as Sisters of the Resurrection.  The above picture of the Risen Jesus as He appeared to Mary Magdalene, hangs in our Convent.  It is one of my favorites because it reminds me that Mary Magdalene, a woman, was one of the few friends of Jesus who was brave enough to stand at the foot of His cross.  It reminds me that Mary Magdalene, a woman, was the first person Jesus appeared to after His Resurrection.   It reminds me that Jesus sent Mary Magdalene, a woman, to tell His disciples the Good News of the Resurrection. 

I hope that this picture reminds each of you, as students and as women, of the special role Jesus calls you to in His Church and world today.    As women you are called to be faithful witnesses even when others turn away in fear or shame.  Like Mary Magdalene you are called to stand at the foot of the cross as signs of comfort.  As women you are called to trust and wait for the fulfillment of God’s promise even when the world seems dark.  As women you are called, like Mary Magdalene, to believe in the power of God’s love to conquer even death.  As women you are called to carry the message that Jesus is alive and present in our world and in our hearts today! 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Putting Their Best Self Forward

Congratulations to Kaitlin Holyk, Jessica Connolly, Marya Kanakis, Anais Monroy, Alani Vargas (pictured left to right with their certificates) and Emily Lalich (not pictured) for recently completing an eight-session seminar that focused on developing skills for writing a resume, learning how to prepare for an interview, and how to dress for a job interview.   Finally, they each had a chance to practice their interview skills through participation in a mock job interview.  

This seminar will be offered again this summer from July 7-22 for Resurrection students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade from 8:30 to 11:30 am.  Students in the summer session will earn an elective .25 credit and will learn the skills necessary to put their best foot forward when interviewing for internships, jobs or college acceptance.   

Thank you to the students who participated in the recent seminar and I look forward to working with more of our students this summer.  Registration is available until May 1 and information can be found here.