Letter from a Parent to a Teacher:
My oldest son is 23 years old and is a graduate of SPPS. He attended Wheat Ridge High School afterward. He is in his last year of college at the University of North Dakota (UND) where he is majoring in Commercial Aviation and Air Traffic Control. He recently passed his Commercial Pilot Certification and continues working toward his Flight Instructor Certificate. He attributes the reading, math and study skills he learned at SPPS as key to him succeeding the rigors received at UND.
– Stuart Schreiner
Letters from Students to Teachers:
Thank you. I know that they are just two seemingly simple words but the deep emotions that they can convey are endless. I am not sure I ever truly thanked you for everything you’ve done for me and even if I did I could never thank you enough. I don’t know if you realize it, but you have been one of the most influential people in my life. You didn’t just teach me about the boundless world of literature, you touched every fiber of my being. Every morning before school, I would wake up and be thrilled to go to your class. I think it’s because you displayed, in my opinion, what every teacher should aspire to be. You granted me respect, and my adoration of you will never cease. In all the experiences that I have obtained in my life your class, your talks, and your words of wisdom will always be cherished in my heart. And as I try to put into words my gratitude for having you as a teacher, I realize that nothing I can say or write could ever do you justice. You are my inspiration, you inspired me to write again and you gave me back my love of writing. A gift that I can never repay. In my opinion you are more heroic than Atticus Finch. He never had to face 7th and 8th graders, let alone try to teach them. But you manage to do it with an apparent ease that utterly astounds me, but then again you have always astounded me. So, I guess what I am trying to say is the two words that I never said enough …thank you. Thank you for giving me my love of writing; thank you for always being there; thank you for teaching me a new way to view the world; but most of all thank you for sharing who you are with me.
I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me these past few years. You have given me the knowledge, courage and love needed in the world. I truly admire your patience and the virtues you displayed this past year. Thank you for always standing with me and inspiring me to express myself. You are truly a role model to me. I will carry your lessons throughout high school, and for the rest of my life. I will really miss you next year, but I know that I will see you again and you will always be in my heart. I love you, SPPS.
P.S. Thank you once again for the truly inspirational books, and for always thinking about me.
You are a truly amazing teacher. Your classes have been the bright points in my school day. You’ve helped me discover my love of writing. I’ve learned so much from you about writing, people, and life in general. I will take things I’ve learned from you and hold them in my heart forever. You’ve truly touched my life and have made a huge difference. Thanks for being the best. Hopefully I will see you a lot next year. I’ll miss you!
– Rachel Keyes
How has My Religious Education Helped Me at Lakewood High School
Starting in preschool at Peter and Paul gave me a strong religious education. Having my base for religious education has helped me not only stand up for myself and my faith (which has happened more than once already) but it has also helped me educate/inform others around me about my Catholic faith. At Sts. Peter and Paul, not only did religion class help me in high school but the teachers and classmates have truly impacted my life forever in and out of school. I learned respect, manners, and have discovered a huge part of who I am at Sts. Peter and Paul.
– Megan Arnold