The staff of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School is always looking for new ways to motivate and instruct our students. We also want to help our students grow closer in their faith in everything that is accomplished on Husky Hill.
To that end, we would like to introduce the House Chalice competition! Students in each homeroom were tasked with adopting a patron saint for their room. For competitions, they will now be referred to as those particular saints instead of room numbers. There are several reasons for doing this. One reason is that the students selected a saintly role model to follow. As Saint Augustine once said, “Every saint has a past, and every saint has a future.” The hope is that the students have inspiration from their chosen saint. Pictures of these saints and prayers devoted to them will be displayed in each classroom, and facts will be distributed. Students will also conduct projects as a homeroom related to their particular saint. Here is a list of the saints that the homerooms adopted:
Room 104 – Saint Thomas Aquinas
Room 203 – Saint Maria Goretti
Room 206 – Saint Theresa of Calcutta
Room 207 – Saint Theresa of Avila
Room 211 – Saint Jerome
Room 212 – Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows
Room 213 – Blessed Carlo Acutis
Room 214 – Saint Anthony of Padua
Room 215 – Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Room 216 – Saint Joseph the Worker
Room 302 – Saint Moses the Black
Room 303 – Saint Jude
Other teachers are also adopting patron saints for their classrooms. Time and thought have gone into the selection of each saint.
The homerooms will earn points for various reasons during the school year, including full participation in service projects, dress down collections, being up to date with service hours and AR points, winning homeroom competitions and more. Teachers can also award points to students for doing good deeds. A complete list of tasks and points will be distributed to teachers and staff. Standings will be posted monthly as well.
Our students are extremely generous, cooperative, and all-around good people. This is an incentive program for them to not only see the good work that they are already doing, but also encourage them to do more good deeds.
At the end of April, the House Chalice will be awarded to the homeroom that wins the yearly competition. Additionally, there will be a prize for the students in that homeroom.
The students are all very excited about this project, from the selection of their saints to the upcoming competition. Please pray for our students and our school as we undertake this project throughout the school year. The students will be providing information about their particular saints and reasons why they selected them. Watch for this information to be included in the November edition of the Husky Headlines!