Over the last several years, we have rejoiced together to see our school population grow, our play areas expanded and enhanced, our classrooms equipped with innovative technology, our children provided with new textbooks and classroom materials, and to see bright, energetic, and talented teachers join our community.
In our first year as an OKA+ school we have already seen an increase in student engagement and enthusiasm. Our students shine when they are provided with opportunities to show what they have learned in a variety of ways. OKA+ has also changed our teachers’ perspectives on learning, and helped them to see how to make the connections between disciplines that is so essential to developing critical thinking skills in our students.
In addition to benefitting our arts program and improvements of our historic building, we also raise funds for our Petra Program. We established the Petra Program four years ago to mirror the services provided in the RISE program. Since its inception, we have seen this program expand to include intervention programs for reading and math, a resource room, and additional classroom aides for our teachers. With your assistance, we will be able to strengthen and expand this program which provides needed resources, teachers, and aides for our students with academic challenges.
Please join with us to keep Holy Family moving forward by supporting a specific need featured or by making a general donation below. Your generosity will ensure that we are able to expand and enhance our fine arts, sciences, and Petra programs.
This fund is in honor of our beloved 1st Grade teacher Mike Petzet who passed away ten years ago. Scholarships are awarded to children who demonstrate the attributes that Mr. Petzet worked to instill in his students. This year four students will be recognized for receiving the Mike Petzet Scholarship at our Annual Spaghetti dinner. Through the first two years of the event the Mike Petzet Scholarship Fund has raised over $13,000 towards providing scholarships for students.
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This year over 60% of Holy Family Cathedral School students recieved some sort of tuition assistance. If not for this financial assistance, many of our students would not be able to attend our school. Your donation to the "Support a Student Fund" goes directly to the families that need it most. Any family seeking tuition assistance must apply through "Facts - Grant and Aid Assessment" to ensure they qualify. The Holy Family "Support a Student Fund", along with the generous support of Friends of Catholic Education, the Hardesty Foundation, and the St. Francis of Assisi Fund have provided over $100,000 in assistance to deserving students for the upcoming school year!
Our graduates go on to great success at Bishop Kelly High School, Cascia Hall, and Booker T. Washington. A number of our most recent graduates have received the prestigious Robinson Brother Award to Cascia Hall. Others were accepted to the prestigious Brother Bernadine Scholars Program at Bishop Kelly High School.
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As an Oklahoma A+ school, we are constantly looking to expand and grow our fine arts programming. To expand our arts program, we raise funds for art supplies, instruments, trips to museums, galleries, and studios, and professional development for our educators.
In addition to our fine arts program, we feature famous pieces of art in our Middle School Arts Gallery, established in the summer of 2010, which aims to expose our students to famous pieces of art. The gallery is already home to framed pieces from Picasso and Van Gogh. Due to the age of our students we ask that any planned donations be approved by the principal to ensure that all art is appropriate for our students.
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Last year Holy Family planted its first Urban Garden using a variety of alternative planting configurations, including raised beds and wooley pockets. This project enhances our science curriculum, and provides the opportunity for hands-on-learning for students of all ages. Additionally, this project results in the beautification of our campus and playground. Soil and bedding plants are an ongoing cost of this project.
Annual Cost: $300
Booster: $150.00 – each $150.00 donation covers textbooks and supplies for a student for a year.
Supporter: $500.00 – each $500.00 donation provides students with access to technology, materials and supplies, or scripts, art supplies, or musical equipment.
Silver Support: $1,000.00 – each $1,000.00 enhances programming and allows us to provide competitive wages, insurance, and retirement benefits to our teachers.
Gold Support: $5,000.00 – each $5,000.00 donation provides a quality, Catholic education to a child that might not otherwise be able to attend our school.
Knight: $ 10,000.00 – all $10,000.00 donations will be earmarked for upgrades to and maintenance of our existing facility.
Shining Knight $25,000.00 – all $25,000.00 donations will be earmarked for construction of a gymnasium and event center to serve our school, our parish, and our diocese.