Welcome Back! We are incredibly excited to begin our 96th year here at Mater Dolorosa Catholic School! This promises to be a year filled with golden opportunities for all of ours students as we strive to find ways that we can be even better than we have before! We embark on this journey with a pledge to you, our students and parents, that this will be a year of engaging, meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms, combined with special events and a plethora of extracurricular clubs, and athletic teams certain to encourage our children to be involved and stay connected.
During the 2018-19 school year, we will continue to build upon and refine our proven foundation of good work, honored traditions, and continued excellence in education. Along with all the catholic schools in the Baton Rouge diocese, we join together by evangelizing hearts, educating minds, encouraging talent, and embracing the future.
Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our students many opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Education is a shared responsibility. It is important for us to keep open lines of communication between home and school. We must work as a team to guide your child toward success! This is accomplished by communicating with your child’s teacher, attending school functions, and assisting your child in understanding the importance of education and cooperation. You, as the parent, are a valuable component of your child’s education. Parents are always welcome at Mater Dolorosa Catholic School and are encouraged to become involved. The Home and School Association and the Advisory Board offer many opportunities for volunteer services-please get as involved as your schedule will allow!
We look forward to a very positive and productive school year together! We extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible. We want, we need and we value your involvement and support in your child’s education! Your active participation is key to your child’s success during his/her school years.
Please know that we highly value home/school communication here at Mater Dolorosa. It is vital and plays an integral role in each student’s success. We encourage you to contact us if/when the need arises, and to stay in the know about your child’s studies, assignments, assessments, and school activities, as well as other events and happenings.
Again, we welcome you to Mater Dolorosa Catholic School and to our wonderful learning community, a place alive with much energy, enthusiasm, and a high standard of excellence! It is, indeed, a place where opportunities abound! Here’s to an AWESOME new school year as we work together to make our school a great place to work and learn each day!
Cheryl V. Santangelo
Principal of Mater Dolorosa Catholic School