This winter may be somewhat confused. One day, the weather is conducive for chili, while the next is more appropriate for a barbecue.

This winter may be somewhat confused. One day, the weather is conducive for chili, while the next is more appropriate for a barbecue.
The two-sided season did not stop Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School from capping off Catholic Schools Week with a chili dinner last Friday.
Festivities picked back up Friday evening as visitors came to enjoy the carnival or have some chili. By 5:30 p.m., individuals were lining up to get their taste of the winter favorite. Soon, the cafeteria was full of people. According to school officials the dinner raised around $1,500.
Money raised from the dinner goes right back to the school as they prepare for their next five year plan. The last five year capitol improvement plan was completed last year with the remodeling of the front entrance. Now, Principal Alan Lammers is looking ahead for the next five years and what that means to the school.
During the State of the School Address, Lammers told the Saints Peter and Paul congregation that the school is seeing much improvement. He also added that the school recently was left a large estate, with proceeds being dedicated to a new library and learning center.
Past years have brought major changes to the school, which included almost doubling the footprint of the school itself. It also included major renovations of the close-to 100 year-old original school.
“Moving forward, we will be looking to continue our renovations, specifically with a new learning and media center coming this summer for sure. Beyond that, we will be looking to renovate the junior high area of our building followed by work in the elementary wing. This includes things such as new windows, lighting, walls, floors, HVAC, furniture, etc. Of course we will continue to work on delivering the best instruction and implementing the Diocese of Jefferson City Catholic Standards of Learning that are under revision,” Lammers said.
Now, as ideas are gathered, the school’s future looks bright.
Lammers is excited about the future of the school as it enters a new chapter.
Saints Peter and Paul School services children throughout the area. The private school operates mainly on private funds, including donations and tuition.