LIVING OUR FAITH
Led by Christ, we begin and end every school day in His presence with prayer. By centering ourselves in Him, our students and staff at Northwest Catholic School strive to be Christ-like to one another in words and actions. Our Christian faith permeates our school environment, and students have many opportunities to learn about and grow in their faith.
Religion classes are taught daily in the classroom. Students learn about the life of Christ and the history and teachings of the Catholic Church, as set out by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. However, our students are not content with only learning about their faith — they are ready to shine with God’s love!
Students actively live out their faith through service to the community and school-wide prayer. At the Upper Campus, our older students in grades 4-8 celebrate Mass together weekly. At the Lower Campus, our students in K4 through 3rd grade join together for weekly prayer services.
Northwest Catholic School students love celebrating special seasons and events throughout the school year. The liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent spread throughout the school with special prayers and classroom traditions. During Catholic Schools Week, our students and parishioners enjoy fun activities and a spaghetti dinner.
Donald Fohr Peacemaker Award
Donny Fohr was a student at Northwest Catholic School that made a big impact — and still does today. Donny’s life was cut short at age 12 from a brain aneurism. His religion teacher, Maryann Ebel, described him as “an angel here on earth. He was loving, compassionate, forgiving and faith-filled. Donny Fohr was Jesus to students and staff.”
In his honor, the Donald Fohr Peacemaker Award is given annually to a junior high student who follows Donny’s example.
The Catholic Herald wrote a feature article on the Award. It’s a nice tribute to a remarkable young man and those who emulate him at Northwest Catholic School.