St. Paul marks 145 years
October 12, 2012 7:34PM
Saint Paul Catholic School students enjoy cupcakes during a kickoff celebration for the Valparaiso school’s 145th anniversary celebration. | Photo provided
Updated: November 15, 2012 6:28AM
VALPARAISO — On Friday, Sept. 28, at 1:45 p.m., St. Paul Catholic School celebrated the kickoff of its 145th anniversary with a cupcake celebration.
For the next 12 months, students and faculty plan to explore the school’s history and integrate “145” into its activities through service projects and other initiatives.
St. Paul Academy and Grammar School was established by the parish’s founding pastor, the Rev. Michael O’Reilly, an Irish immigrant, in 1867. Nuns from St. Mary’s in Terre Haute served as teachers.
The current school at 1755 Harrison Boulevard opened in 2006. It has 346 students.
“Although the address, name and size of the school have changed dramatically since its founding, Father O’Reilly’s passion for education continues today with a long legacy of success ...,” said Jane Scupham, principal at St. Paul.
Visit www.stpaulvalpo for information about the school, and the Facebook group page St. Paul Catholic School Valpo to share stories and memories.
Provided to the Post-Tribune