Character Education Program
Our Character Education Program encompasses the entire student body of DeSales Catholic School. The focus on building strong character in even the youngest child ensures that every graduate of DeSales Catholic School gains a strong foundation of values and morals rooted in the Catholic faith. DeSales students are taught to demonstrate what they learn by giving, aiding and supporting others as a responsible member of society.
In the tradition of the teachings of our patron, St. Francis de Sales, students are given numerous opportunities to offer service to their school, churches and communities. Middle school students may participate in organizations like National Junior Honor Society, St. Francis Society and Student Senate to learn the skills needed for a lifetime of leadership.
Olweus Bullying Prevention
Beginning in Fall 2017, DeSales will be implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention program. DeSales School Counselor, Mrs. Katie Badura will head up this initiative.
Olweus Parent Information
Schools who have used the Olweus Bullying prevention program have seen:
-Marked reductions in student reports of general antisocial behavior, such as vandalism, fighting, theft, and truancy.
-Clear improvements in the classroom social climate, as reflected in students’ reports of improved order and discipline, more positive social relationships, and more positive attitudes toward schoolwork and school.