A Letter from the Principal
Welcome to another exciting school year at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School. Our theme this year is “Keeping Our Eyes Fixed on Jesus.” In order to help our students keep their eyes fixed on Jesus, and to grow in virtue, we continue with a three-year Virtues in Practice program. This, combined with our daily religion class, daily prayer, weekly Mass, regular participation in devotions and personal witness of our staff, our students will grow in holiness. I am so excited to work in partnership with you this year as we help our students grow spiritually, academically, and socially. I can promise you I will work diligently, each and every day, to provide a school where all who enter understand “Jesus is the reason for this school.”
I have a long history with Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School. You could say I grew up here! My brothers and I attended Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School. I was a member of the last 9th grade class of the junior high school, (Thomas P. Beahan Junior High School). I must admit, I was that junior high student who loved school. I met my best friend in 7th grade and am Godmother to her daughter. My three children and nephew attended OLS where they have also made lifelong friends. I worked in the OLS Kids’ Club program before becoming a teacher. I started my teaching career in Kindergarten, then moved to 5th grade, and finally 4th grade before moving up to Assistant Principal. For me, the truth lies in the adage “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” And I DO love my job! It won’t always be easy, but as long as we remember that we are disciples of Jesus fed by the Eucharist, with Him by our side we will succeed together. Together, we are going to have a great year.
We have made some important improvements over the year which we invite you to view by following the button below.
In addition to promoting and maintaining our Roman Catholic identity, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School is constantly developing a rigorous curriculum; teaching self-discipline with a Christian focus; establishing high expectations for its students; and is the beneficiary of the selfless commitment of its parents. The commitment and creativity of our entire Our Lady of Sorrows Family enables us to provide the BEST Catholic School education possible for our students. While our current enrollment is at 855 students, our class size remains low, between 18-25 students per section. We thank you for your commitment and support of our Catholic school; your sacrifice does not go unnoticed.
Please keep our school, faculty, and staff in your prayers as we embark on this new school year.
Once a Saint Always a Saint,
Mrs. Katherine Ambrose