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Principal's Message | July 2023

Dear parents and students,

It is hard to believe that we are approaching the end of summer and getting ready for the opening of Vermilion Catholic, a legacy of Mount Carmel for the 2023-2024 academic year.  Over the past year, there have been countless moments that God has affirmed His call for me to join the Vermilion Catholic community! I would once again like to express our thanks to you, our students, and our faculty and staff for your support and kindness to me and my family as we truly have been living witnesses to the strength of this Catholic community and the meaning of Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve - through Christ we soar!

I must share that it is very exciting to see that VC has become a very lively place again after the quiet days of summer! There is clearly eager anticipation amongst students, faculty, and staff as we make final preparations for the 2023-2024 school year. This weekend's newsletter contains a great deal of important information for all of our families; please be sure to read all posts.  

There are many reasons to be excited about the new year including a growing student body, a fantastic faculty and numerous emerging campus improvement projects. I would like to welcome everyone to the new school year and offer some tips and information. I cannot overemphasize the importance of being well prepared on the very first day; please use this link to review all details for Friday, August 4. We have worked to share all information in a timely manner.   All Back to School details and documents that have been shared over the past month can be found using this link from our school website.

I want to close by saluting all the students who have been active in planning rosaries, prayer services, Adoration, etc. for our school community.  Their faithfulness as we place senior Kallen LeBlanc, her family, and the entire VC community in the loving hands of Jesus, through our intercessions to our patron saints and Our Blessed Mother, is astounding.  This is certainly a time that we must turn to our Catholic faith for guidance and strength in God's will.  Our students’ willingness to turn to God and trust in Him is an inspiration to all of us!  Miracles are happening!

Prayers and blessings for a happy and successful school year. Thank you for your continued support of our school mission and vision.

Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve - through Christ we soar!

Dr. Stella Arabie, Principal