Graduate and First Year Teacher Reflects During Catholic Schools Week

Subject: From the Desk of Ms. Hlebiczki: Catholic Schools Week

Students dove straight into Catholic Schools Week, writing thank you notes in homeroom and why they love NCC. After seeing some of the genuine and beautiful responses, I decided to reflect. My mind was reeling during the spare seconds between classes, attempting to articulate what I (a graduate and now teacher) loved about this school. I narrowed my immense list down to three points. 

First, the students: I love my Thoroughbreds. What a blessing to see a metamorphosis take place as students pass by or through my classroom. I have seen nerves turn into confidence, struggle turn into resilience, and questions turn into a higher level of curiosity and research. For all of the hard work and late nights (and for some: the blood, sweat, and tears....), thank you. It will be worth it.

Second, the families: Without the unwavering support of NCC's families and the community, our jobs would be impossible. The countless hours volunteering- the carpools- the emails- the prayers- all of the sacrifices: thank you. You are what allows our mission to become a reality. 

Third, the view: Nauseating analogy time.... Every day, we climb the hill. (Yes, I know some of you get dropped off at the top, but go with it!) You climb the hill. You might be a little sore or tired and maybe even a little winded, but isn't the view worth it? A Catholic education, similarly, requires effort and sacrifice; however, the reward and the view are beyond worth all that is required.

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With Thoroughbred Pride,

Ms. Katrina Hlebiczki

Mathematics Teacher

Newport Central Catholic High School

 Ms. Katrina Hlebiczki, a 2012  NCC graduate and 1st year Mathematics Teacher at NCC dresses up according to the day's theme during Catholic School's Week.    

Ms. Katrina Hlebiczki, a 2012  NCC graduate and 1st year Mathematics Teacher at NCC dresses up according to the day's theme during Catholic School's Week.