The mission of Saint Mary’s Grade School is to nurture the spirit, challenge the mind, and strengthen the heart of each student who enters her doors. Through the lens of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, Saint Mary’s cultivates a Christ-centered environment in which we nurture our children, families, and communities, so that we might see the face of Christ in each other.
The students of St. Mary’s Grade School participate in Service projects that help them to grow in their love and understanding of giving and caring for others.
For All Saints Day on November 1, every student researches a saint and presents an oral presentation on the history of their saint. The students also create a visual representation of their saint on an 18 inch paper doll. The Saints are displayed during the month of November.
Monthly service projects are performed by students at all grade levels. In September, students paint and distribute Prayer rocks around the school community. The month of October finds the students donating their Halloween candy to our soldiers overseas. Prayer Blankets are hand crocheted by each class and distributed to the United Hospital Center/ WVU Hospice Program. Ornaments, Prayer signs, Prayer Boxes, and Prayer cards are also distributed to the local Hospice Program. In addition, our students collect food and clothing throughout the year for the local non-profit organization to distribute to those in need.