St. Mary’s Students Show Love and Support for Teachers with Walk-a-Thon

St-Marys-Students-Walk-a-thon-2018_01 On the morning of Friday, September 21st, 2018, over 500 students at St. Mary Catholic Community School showed their appreciation for their teachers by participating in the school’s tenth annual Teacher Appreciation Walk-a-thon. The walk-a-thon was organized by St. Mary’s Parish Council and Finance Council representatives, Lowell Killion and Penny Pappas. The route stretched as far east as Indiana Avenue, to Crown Point’s historic square, and as far south as Greenwood Avenue. The school is grateful for all support from the parents, parishioners, and community members including the Crown Point police, who made this year’s walk-a-thon a huge success. The students also appreciated the efforts of St. Mary’s Faith Formation coordinator, Mrs. Marian Weeks, who cooked for the entire student body along with all her helpers from the parish Faith Formation program.

“The walk-a-thon was the cap to our Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week here at St. Mary’s. The entire staff certainly felt the love and appreciation from our St. Mary’s families. They fed us and treated us all week. Those gestures meant a lot and we received the greatest support ever for our walk-a-thon,” said principal, Tom Ruiz.

St-Marys-Students-Walk-a-thon-2018_02 St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three year olds) through grade eight. St. Mary’s faculty teaches a rich curriculum supported by cutting-edge technology. To learn more about St. Mary’s School or schedule a tour, visit or call 663-0676.