90th Anniversary Celebration
It’s the 90th anniversary of St. Stephen Protomartyr School in south St. Louis, and Joan Lawder has a multi-layered connection that spans those years.
SSP Turns 90!
Building on a Strong Past…. With an Eye on the Future
On September 30, 1927, St. Stephen Protomartyr School opened its doors for the first time. For nearly a century, SSP has built a tradition of learning, living and loving in a Catholic environment.
To commemorate the school’s 90th birthday, throughout the upcoming school year, the entire SSP community is invited to join in celebrating our proud past as we look forward to building a bright future. The yearlong celebration will kicked off on the date of our 90th anniversary, Saturday, September 30, with a Mass and dinner.
This school year will feature events throughout 2017-18 for everyone – parishioners, parents, current students and alumni. We look forward to everybody coming together to show their SSP spirit.
Our venerable schoolhouse has provided generations of SSP students a wonderful environment for learning, but the building also embodies the personal memories made within its walls. We especially would like to include our alumni who have moved out of the neighborhood, to come back and reconnect with SSP this year. We want to show you some of the exciting things that are going on at your school.
While much of this anniversary year will be devoted to looking back, it also offers an opportunity to look ahead. Technology is rapidly changing education. It is imperative that our students are equipped with the tools needed to prepare them for high school and beyond. As our school prepares to begin our 10th decade, we are calling on the entire SSP community to help support current and future generations of students by investing in technology upgrades.
Our goal is to raise $90,000 over the course of the school year, with funds being devoted to:
• Technology – STEM, robotics, Makers’ Space
• Tuition assistance
If everyone who is able contributes $90, we will reach our goal. Of course, any contribution is greatly appreciated.
These are exciting times as our school turns 90 and looks ahead to the century mark. We appreciate your help in ensuring that our school remains vibrant heading toward our 100th anniversary and into our second century!
Fr. Ron Hopmeir
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