Congratulations to our Seventh & Eighth Grade Science Students
Five Gold Medals, One Silver Medal & A Top Award for an Outstanding Aviation from the Federal Aviation Association from the Regional Science Fair at Union Station!
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.
....Padre Pio Alumni, Peter Northcott, makes the headlines!
Senate leader goes to Brownback's staff for top aide
TOPEKA - Incoming Kansas Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce's new chief of staff is a former legislative liaison for Gov. Sam Brownback.
Peter Northcott began working for Bruce this week, immediately after leaving Brownback's office.
Bruce said Thursday he was impressed by Northcott's work on the governor's staff, which involved daily contact with lawmakers when the Legislature was in session. Bruce says he immediately approached Northcott after fellow Republican senators designated him as their next majority leader.
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.
Douglas J. Kisgen
Archbishop Naumann's Visit to Our School
On Monday, October 31, 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.