Dear Parents and Students,The 2015-2016 school year is fast approaching and there are a few matters that need to be addressed prior to the start of school. This email will discuss, our dress code policy, the first day of school and dress attire, the first liturgy, and school supplies for the first day.
Dress Code Policy:
As you know, Central Catholic does not have a mandatory school uniform. However, there is a strict dress code that is enforced. The purpose of our dress code is to encourage students to express their personality through academic achievement, maintain respect in their learning environment, and to teach young men the importance of dressing for success. This year we have made a few amendments to our existing policy. Please click here to the updated dress code policy at Central Catholic.
First Day of School and Attire
The first day of our school year will be Wednesday, . This year the regular school day will begin at and will end at . This is a new schedule for Central Catholic so please be sure to be in attendance at the appropriate time. The first day dress attire is Mass Attire (dress shirt and tie with slacks or pants). It is imperative that this attire and all grooming requirements are followed as school pictures will be taken on the first day.
First mass will be on with Most Reverend Gustavo García-Siller . Please remember to dress in mass attire according to the student/parent handbook.
Students should come to school with a notebook or a 2-inch binder with loose leaf paper, and pocket folders with either a pen or pencil to write with. It is not necessary to purchase school supplies until your son visits each of his teacher on the first day.
Lastly, you will soon receive an information packet that contains additional information regarding the upcoming school year. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at (210) 225-6794 ext.200. We are eager to begin the upcoming school year and hope that you enjoy the remaining days of summer.
SAN ANTONIO (Friday, June 5, 2015) The Central Catholic High School Board of Directors and the Provincial Council of the Marianist Province of the United States announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Garro as the school’s next President. Effective July 1, 2015, he will become the first layman to head the iconic all-male, college preparatory high school which was founded by the Brothers of Mary in 1852.
Mr. Garro is currently Principal/Provost at Central Catholic, a position he has held since July 2014. After joining the high school, Mr. Garro introduced innovative teaching effectiveness programs and increased advanced placement courses and dual-credit courses, which provide college credit. In addition, he has established links with private-sector organizations to provide students with advanced learning opportunities.
Well known in San Antonio’s education and business communities, Mr. Garro brings over 20 years of experience in education to his new role. Prior to joining Central Catholic’s executive team, he served as Executive Director of City Year San Antonio and Director of School Improvement at the Northeast Independent School District. As an educator he earned “Teacher of the Year” three times. Additionally, he has participated in the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Oxford Roundtable, and Trinity University’s Principals’ Center.
Mr. Garro earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s University and a Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Trinity University.
Reflecting on the Board’s decision to appoint Mr. Garro, Michael J. Keeffe, Chair of the Board of Directors and a 1970 graduate of Central Catholic, stated: “Paul has impressive credentials as a dedicated educator and disciple of the Marianist tradition which has faithfully guided Central and young men for over 163 years. His demonstrated administrative experience, vision, and creativity will greatly benefit Central’s future education of San Antonio’s young men.”
Mr. Garro succeeds Reverend Richard Wosman, S.M., who will assume a new position this summer in his hometown of St Louis, Missouri.
About Central Catholic High School
Central Catholic High School is a private Roman Catholic Marianist College preparatory educational community of faith serving young men from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds. The first boys' school in San Antonio and still one of the largest all-male private secondary schools in the state of Texas, Central Catholic High School remains a prestigious landmark in San Antonio and a symbol throughout South Texas of teaching excellence. To learn more, visit http://www.cchs-satx.org.
We will be having our mass physicals for the 2015-2016 school year. All student athletes are required to have a physical on file with the Athletic Trainer. Please let us provide this service to your sons, and daughters, for the price of $25.00. Our physicals will be administered by Dr. Paul Saenz & Dr Tim Palomera with the Sport Medicine Associates of San Antonio. This will include the August Heart Cardiac Screening. Please fill out all TAPPS forms located HERE & RankOne forms located HERE before arrival.
Please make checks payable to Dr. Paul Saenz
When: July 23, 2015
Where: Central Catholic Gymnasuim
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30PM