March 18, 2014
Since Sacred Heart has been experiencing success in its sports programs, there seems to be an air of controversy regarding how such a small school can enjoy such great success. Of course, the answer must be that they recruit. Well, let’s set the record straight — yes, we recruit. We are in the process of recruiting kindergarten and pre-school students at this very moment. No one is forced to come to Sacred Heart. All of our students come because their parents are choosing to send their children to this school.
Sacred Heart is a Catholic institution which means that our lives are faith-based and our faculty has no problem with integrating the conversation about God within its curriculum. Beyond the boundaries of religion classes, the topic of God and of faith and morals guide the discussions about social issues and historical events. To pray in our school is just a natural activity. Non-Catholics and non-Christians are welcome but they are asked to participate in the religious exercises to the extent that they are able. There is no proselytizing but there is a sharing of our faith.
We strive to assist our students to become the best versions of themselves that God created them to be. This happens when there is a connection between all of the aspects of their lives. It is a well-known fact that our math department is second to none; the Talking Gremlins Speech Team has won our conference for the last two years; our music and band program is expanding; and everyone seems to know about our various sports programs.
We recruit students, period. We do not recruit for any specific area. We recruit all students and families who share Sacred Heart’s mission and vision. We welcome anyone who is willing to contribute in a positive manner. We would like to have another 50 students in our K-12 school. Our story goes beyond sports headlines and the Sedline, and we would like to share it with you. So if you really want to know why we do so well in academics as well as in these extracurricular activities, become a Gremlin and share in the story of Sacred Heart.
Fr. Mark Miller, C.PP.S.
Pastor of the Catholic community