2015-2016 
School Year
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September 29th-
October 3rd
Help-a-thon 
incentive:  Pizza
Party for each class
that reaches their 
goals.

October 3rd
Mid-Quarter

October 6th-10th
5th week incentive
Special field trip
for everyone who
reaches their
individual goal of
$310 in total! 

October 8th
Mid-Quarter 
reports sent home 

PIO Mtg 7 pm

October 13-17th
Earn 1 raffle ticket for
every $10 brought in
to be put in a drawing
for prizes! 

October 13th
NO SCHOOL

October 20-24th
Final Help-a-thon 
week!  Work hard
toward that $25,000
goal!  

October 23rd
Board Mtg 7pm

October 24th
All Help-a-thon 
money due!  
Go to Harvesters
in afternoon!

October 30th
Picture Retakes

October 31st
All Saint's Party

 


Mark Your Calendar for our Annual Auction!

Please mark your calendar for our annual auction on Saturday, November 8th at 5 pm at St. James Academy in Lenexa.  Each year our auction gets better and better.  Tickets are $15 each or $150 for a table of 10.  Dinner is included.  We only have 7 tables left!  Please e-mail or send a check to Padre Pio Academy, 5901 Flint, Shawnee, KS 66203 tor reserve your seat or table.  

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Catholic to the Core not Common Core

At Padre Pio Academy, Catholicism permeates every aspect of the curriculum.  We have never and will never involve our students in unproven educational initiatives such as Common Core.

Our focus is on a classical curriculum rooted in the riches of western civilization, a time-tested method for teaching students how to think, how to acquire knowledge in the classroom, and how to pursue it throughout their lives.

Most important, every subject at Padre Pio Academy is taught in the light of Catholicism that is wholly in union with the teaching magisterium given to the Church at its founding by Jesus (Matthew 16:18-19).
  

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Did you know? . . .

The majority of the Padre Pio alumni received college scholarships and are following God's call to married life, accounting, physical therapy, music ministry, education, criminal justice, economics, political science, culinary arts and even discerning a call to the priesthood! 

  • Two of our graduates from last year received scholarships to St. James with one receiving the President's scholarship.
  • Thirteen of our students competed at the Science Fair at Union Station receiving eight first place awards, five second place awards and one district championship.

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Parent Testimony 

I would like to share the experience I had this morning at the PPA all school Mass:

During his homily, Fr. Scott asked the kids what they pray to God for.  The majority of our children's hand went up (impressive in itself!).  Before reading further, please take a moment to imagine what your prayers would have been for when you were their age....

The actual four answers were:

3rd/4th grader:  "To help me know my vocation."
1st/2nd grader:  "God's blessings."
3rd/4th grader:  "To heal those who are sick.
"5th/6th grader:  "To save a soul."

Now I can imagine one could find another school whose students might have similar answers given similar circumstances...but I highly doubt it.

A school is not only great because of solid curricula and teachers; it is also great because of parents who mirror true, good and beautiful teaching at home.  So thank you, each and every one of you (teachers, parents, board members, students, etc.) for helping make Padre Pio Academy one of the greatest blessings in my family's life.

Sincerely,

Douglas J. Kisgen

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Archbishop Naumann's Visit to Our School 

Archbishop Naumann visiting with Kindergarten ClassOn October 31, 2011, Padre Pio Academy was honored by a visit from Archbishop Joseph Naumann, to whom we have long been grateful for his kind recognition of our contribution to Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

Archbishop Naumann said Mass for our community in St. Joseph’s Church and then spent time touring our school and meeting our students. It was a very special and unforgettable day for all of us at Padre Pio Academy.

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