St. Mary School’s Parents and Community Expresses Appreciation to Faculty

St. Mary School’s Parents and Community Expresses Appreciation to Faculty

On the morning of Friday, September 20th, 2019, over 500 students at St. Mary Catholic Community School showed their appreciation for their teachers by participating in the school’s 11th annual Teacher Appreciation Walk-a-thon.  The walk-a-thon was organized by St. Mary’s Parish Council and Finance Council representatives, Rose Krueger and Jen Heal.  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 the support from the parents, and parishioners 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 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week 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,” said principal, Tom Ruiz.

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.


Danalyn Le enjoyed seeing St. Mary’s mascot, “Scratch” as she exited the building to participate in the Teacher Appreciation Walk-a-thon.  

Mrs. Heather William’s 5th Grade Students paused for a photo prior to the start of St. Mary’s 11th annual Teacher Appreciation Walk-a-thon.