Lehman plans open house

Staff report

SIDNEY — Lehman Catholic High School will hold an open house for prospective students on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Students in grades 5-8 are especially invited to attend, but all families with an interest in Lehman are welcome. The event is also open to older students who might be considering transferring to Lehman from another high school.

“We encourage anyone who wants to begin planning for the future to come and take a look at what we have to offer,” said Lehman Principal/CEO Denise Stauffer. “The open house gives families a chance to see our facility, meet our faculty, and hear about Lehman from our students and parents.”

Lehman Student Ambassadors will give tours of the school and teachers will be in their classrooms to greet potential future Cavaliers and their parents. In addition, the school’s annual science fair will be taking place in the Cianciolo Family Gymnasium that evening and open house attendees are invited to stay and view the students’ projects beginning at 8:30 p.m.

“Having the open house on the same night as science fair enables prospective students and their parents an opportunity to see the quality of our educational program firsthand,” said Stauffer. “Lehman provides students with a quality education with an emphasis on individual attention, plus the opportunity to participate in athletics, music, and a lot of activities and clubs. We provide an educational experience grounded in Faith and Christian values so students are also very involved in service projects.”

Lehman’s mission is to educate the whole person – body, mind and soul – for the glory of God and service of others. Students do not need to be Catholic to attend the school, but all Lehman students are required to take religion classes and attend the weekly Catholic Mass held at school.

Lehman students put their faith into action whether they are in religion classes learning the precepts of the faith or participating in service clubs and projects. The Lehman community is serious about using the gifts we are given in order to “seek first the Kingdom of God.” A majority of students actively engage themselves in school activities and volunteering in the community through such clubs as Interact, Pro-Lifeguards, Cavs 4 a Cure, and Big Buddies.

In 2016, 40 students graduated from Lehman Catholic High School. The 2016 graduates were awarded $2,272,152 million in college scholarships. 80 percent of the class received scholarship recognition for their entrance into a two- or four-year college. 100 percent of the graduates pursued a two or four-year institution of study.

Lehman encourages students to push themselves academically. Faculty members are often available before and after school for extra help. Lehman uses standardized test results to challenge students to achieve at higher levels. Starting with this year’s freshman class, the school has implemented a portfolio program to track student progress and assess career readiness.

During the Open House, information will be available about the many ways a Lehman education can be made affordable for all interested families. Financial aid through the Lehman Scholarship Fund is available for those who qualify for tuition assistance.

For more information about Lehman Catholic, call the school at 937-498-1161 or 937-773-8747, visit the school website www.lehmancatholic.com, like Lehman Catholic High School on Facebook, or follow us on twitter @LehmanCatholic.com.

Staff report