are a great number of factors that differentiate Mary Help from other
schools. The daily schedule and a family spirit are among them.
Helpers begin their day at the locker section where they gather their books for the morning classes
and have the opportunity for a breakfast with friends. Depending on the
day of the week, when the bell rings the students either head to the gym
for a school assembly or trudge "the hill" to assigned homerooms. In
both scenarios prayer, the student pledge and pledge of allegiance usher
in the official start of the day, along with a spiritual thought from
the principal. This is part of the Salesian atmosphere where academia
and spirituality coexist in a balanced and down-to-earth manner.
there the students make their way to their morning classes. Our schedule is on a four day cycle of six fifty-minute classes with lunch and a club study period immediate following before afternoon classes begin.
birthday celebrations (cake included), the presence of faculty... all
make for an atmosphere of spontaneity and family. Then, gears are put
back into an academic mode as the lunch period comes to an end. Another
trip to the locker section is needed before the next four afternoon
The hallways echo with excitement as the
students head to the locker section one last time to get the books
needed for homework and study. Some then head for their buses, others to
teachers for extra help and still others to practice for a sport or to
participate in after school activities.