President McGrath Readies for the 2017-2018 School Year

July 31, 2017

Greetings from the Office of the President. I am grateful for the welcome and support I have received since beginning my tenure as President. Nolan has a strong tradition of excellence as a college preparatory school that is focused on academics, athletics, and the arts. These pillars provide the foundation for learning that is rooted in the teaching of the Gospel and the magisterium of the Church. Every day these tenets of the Catholic faith are put into practice by the teachers, coaches, and support staff ensuring our students have every opportunity to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Over the last few months I’ve immersed myself in getting to know the Nolan community and preparing for the 2017-2018 school year. When I arrived on May 1st, the process of reviewing, restructuring, and enhancing the programs and services at Nolan began. The result of this process saw additional changes within the administration, teaching and coaching assignments, as well as, student services. The four-year academic course of study, particularly in math and science, have been realigned to ensure students have the necessary math and science skills that reflect the new standards and objectives in those disciplines. There have been changes within the three departments of student services. Guidance and College Counseling Services have been consolidated to the same office space and some staff members have been given new duties and responsibilities. Learning Support has been moved from its old location on the lower level to the main level where the college counselors were previously located. The implementation of these modifications to the academics course of study and student services will be managed by the Office of the Principal, as well as, The Assistant Principal for Student Services and the Dean Students.

The week the school will begin the replacement  of the roof in C Hall. This scheduled repair has been much needed and is scheduled to be completed before classes begin. While at the same time, the analog camera system will be upgraded to a digital system to include cameras in the classrooms, as well as, other locations in the school where there were no cameras previously. The camera system upgrade is the result of a generous donor family whose children have graduated Nolan. The upgrades to our facilities and infrastructure are necessary to meet our needs as we grow as a school community.

Finally, as was announced a few weeks ago, we have the privilege of having Fr. Matthew Tatyrek as a full time chaplain at Nolan Catholic High School. Fr. Tatyrek is very excited for the opportunity to serve the needs of the school and reshape the spiritual formation program.

In conclusion, I hope the letter finds you well and enjoying the last weeks of summer vacation. Know there are plenty people working hard to prepare for the beginning of school. As the President of Nolan, I look forward to watching you develop your individual gifts and talents through your education in faith, formation in hope, and perseverance in charity.

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