New Social Studies teacher, Jennifer Zazzarino prepares her classroom for her students.New Social Studies teacher, Jennifer Zazzarino prepares her classroom for her students.Mrs. Merryman addresses faculty and staff.Mrs. Merryman addresses faculty and staff.OLL Chaplain, Father Lutz celebrated Mass for the entire administration, faculty, and staff to begin the day. We were honored to welcome cantor Michael Bilello who performed the music for Tuesday’s service.

 After Mass, Mrs. Merryman’s inspiring message spoke of our roles aimed at fulfilling the mission of our school, stating, “As Catholic educators we at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School partner in the church’s mission of educating the whole person and of witnessing to the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ. At OLLCHS even if you do not teach religion— your role as a stakeholder within this vibrant community is to lead our students to profess the truth in love and to help them grow to full maturity taking responsibility for their learning and choices. Lourdes teachers need to lead by word and deed …demonstrating for our students the need to nurture and fill their soul the same way they feed their minds and their bodies. We fulfill this mission together. I ask you today to consider your role….I’m not asking you to do big things …just little things with great love, integrity, and UNITY.”

Faculty spent the remainder of the day preparing for the arrival of students with department meetings and workshops.

Mrs. Katz addresses her seniors on their first day of classes.Mrs. Katz addresses her seniors on their first day of classes.New faculty this year include:

Ms. Christine Brooks - Science Department
Mr. Daniel Buzi - L.O.T.E Department
Mr. James Clemente - Religion Department
Mrs. Jill Dennin-Philipbar - Physical Education Department
Mrs. Diane Geiger - Science Department
Mrs. Theresa Powers - Mathematics Department
Ms. Samantha Ruffen - English Department
Ms. Jennifer Zazzarino - Social Studies Department

Ms. Graham and Mrs. Heinsman discuss English curriculum for the upcoming school year.Ms. Graham and Mrs. Heinsman discuss English curriculum for the upcoming school year.

We look forward to a wonderful 2018 - 2019 school year!