Friday, September 9, 2016
Florida Catholic staff - Florida Catholic
MIAMI | The 2016 academic year marks the 65th anniversary of when St. Michael the Archangel School first opened its doors. On Sept. 6, the school kicked off a year-long celebration with an open house and prayer in the school grotto. Various alumni were invited, as well as special guests, including Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez and U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros- Lehtinen.
Ros-Lehtinen brought an American flag along as a gift to St. Michael School on this special occasion. The flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol, and now flies over the school.
Another special gift included a Proclamation from Miami-Dade County on behalf of Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
"The celebration marks a true commitment to Catholic education as well as service to the needs of students and their families," said St. Michael's principal, Carmen Alfonso. "Through the years, many teachers and staff have given their time, talent, and treasure serving St. Michael’s and helping their students become good Christians and respectable members of our community."
St. Michael School has special events planned throughout this year to recognize alumni, their achievements, and the continued success of the school.
Correction: The original story said the proclamation was from the City of Miami and Mayor Tomas Regalado. In fact, the proclamation came from Miami-Dade County and Mayor Carlos Gimenez.