Back to school by the numbers

Roanoke Catholic School welcomes 91 new students — and welcomes back 93% of last year’s student body — for the 2017-18 school year.

The boost in recruitment and retention brings RCS’ total enrollment to 485, up from 448 in attendance at the end of last school year, and our highest enrollment since 2008.

At the start of this, our 128th year, we pray …

God of wisdom and might,
we praise you for the wonder of our being,
for mind, body and spirit.
Be with our children as they begin
a new school year.
Bless them and their teachers and staff.
Give the strength and grace as their bodies grow;
wisdom and knowledge to their minds
as they search for understanding;
and peace and zeal to their hearts.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.