Positive Direction 2016-2017 Kick Off
Who? Parents of 6th, 7th & 8th grade students
What? Opening Mass / Bagel Breakfast / Speaker
When? Wednesday, October 26th, 8:15 – 11:15
8:15 Church Opening Mass - please sit with your Student(s)
After Mass MS Gym Bagels/Juice/Coffee
9:50 Family Center T-shirt design/theme winner
10:00 Family Center Kick Off Speaker Tricia Cullop, Women’s Basketball Coach, University of Toledo
What is POSITIVE DIRECTION?
Positive Direction is a year-long program for middle school students at St. Joseph School (with the support and encouragement from elementary students). The purpose of the program is to demonstrate to our students the importance of setting goals and making positive choices to achieve these goals. During the year, students will have the opportunity to learn from motivational and inspirational speakers who will cover important topics such as respect for self and others, and the dangers to their well-being from drugs and alcohol. They will also learn about the importance of faith and living a life that is healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
In May, the Positive Direction program closes with three days of special events. These events include Mass for grades 3-8, a breakfast with parents, a day of community service, a spiritual retreat and speakers on various topics. In an effort to celebrate the talents of many, there is an essay contest, a slogan / theme contest, and a T-shirt design contest. On Friday, the final day of this special week, the 7th and 8th grade students will participate in a 3K / 5K Run / Walk Challenge (student’s individual choice) and will celebrate the week’s completion with an afternoon of fun.