Letter: It’s Catholic Schools Week, consider raising standards


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Posted Online: Jan. 27, 2013, 6:10 am
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Jordan Catholic School in Rock Island is celebrating Catholic Schools Week with its students today through Feb. 1 with the theme of "Raising the Standards".

The standards that we raise by going to a Catholic school are we become more faithful to ourselves, others, and God.

Going to Jordan Catholic School has pushed me to become the best I can become as a student and a person by teaching me to use all the gifts God has given to me.

At Jordan I am allowed to share my religion freely with others, not only in religion class, but all day through prayer, Mass, and in how I treat others. I feel I am in a happy, healthy, safe environment to learn.

We learn about Jesus' miracles, the wondrous works he performed, and his life. I get treated with respect by the teachers and don't get bullied by students.

Jordan Catholic School is a great school to send your kids, and the students get the best of the best education they could ever ask for at Jordan.

Sidney Boelens,
eighth grade,
Jordan Catholic School,
Rock Island















 




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1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
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