Catholic education in the United States is celebrated annually during Catholic Schools Week. First celebrated in 1974, this series of events demonstrate how Catholic education impacts young people, the Church, and the community. Catholic Schools Week typically takes place throughout the last week of January. This year, Catholic Schools Week began on January 27th and ended on February 2nd. School-wide liturgies and other activities, such as pep rallies, student and teacher appreciation days, and open houses take place during this week in order to engage parents, students, staff, and parishioners in the celebration. Additionally, a theme for Catholic Schools week is chosen annually by the National Catholic Educational Association, which sponsors CSW. The theme for 2019 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed,” exemplifying Catholic values.
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