Each year we choose a theme that serves to unite and guide all our actions. It gives us our purpose during the year. For this year’s theme, Director of Spiritual Life Ms. Shynett looked to St. John where he wrote in his first letter, “See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God. And so we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” So the theme for 2018-2019 is AND SO WE ARE. JPII.
Our first identity is that we are children of God. He has given us immense love that we might know Him and love him in return. From this flows our identity as “JPII Saints.” Simply by showing up – being a student, a parent, a sibling, a teacher, a benefactor, or a supporter – you have become a JPII Saint. This community is marked by something special: we do things differently. We work to grow in virtue, we respect one another, we recognize the dignity of every person, we strive for greatness in every moment, we serve one another and the community at large, we pray, we hope, we love. At JPII we put God first. Ultimately we are working to live up to the name of our mascot – the saints.
And so we are. JPII.