Catholic Schools Week looked different, still festive

Schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago celebrated Catholic Schools Week this year by highlighting their Catholic identity and showing appreciation to all the members of their communities, just as they always have, but things did look a little bit different in 2021.
Nazareth Academy seniors Megan Henehan and Jaden Hernandez-Maxson pack cleaning supplies and other items Feb. 5, 2021. Students donated the items and staff contributed restaurant gift cards for families at the Ronald McDonald House. The collection was part of Nazareth’s Catholic Schools Week celebration. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Nazareth Academy freshman Amalia Dray packs goods for a local Ronald McDonald House on Feb. 5, 2021, as part of an outreach project for Catholic Schools Week. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Nazareth Academy freshman Stella Anderson stacks paper towels that will be loaded into a truck for delivery on Feb. 5, 2021. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Mother McAuley Liberal Arts School’s student government created a Padlet that was shared with the entire school to give students an opportunity to thank a teacher during Catholic Schools Week 2021. In the past, students could write individual notes to teachers during their lunch periods.
Principal Erin Boyle Folino leads the World Mission Rosary Zoom gathering from the front office desk at St. Ferdinand School during Catholic Schools Week. (Photo provided)