The Good Shepherd Catholic school community would like to extend a warm welcome to Tom McDonald as the new Chair of Good Shepherd Catholic School’s Board of Limited Jurisdiction. Previous to this appointment, Tom served as Vice Chair from 2015 and now will automatically move up to Chair and rotate into position upon the retirement of Charlie Bennett, who served his term of three years as Chair.
Outside of his work with the school board, Tom is an active member of Queen of Peace Parish Community. Tom was strongly recommended by the community who refers to him as a “leader and having very strong skills in constituent relations and would be well suited to address facility matters with his Fire Department experience.” His volunteer work, in addition to this Board of Limited Jurisdiction, has included volunteering with The Fort Washington Fire Company #1 and coaching with the Upper Dublin Soccer Club. Tom also served on the Fort Washington Fire Company’s Board of Directors and has chaired several committees, including Recruitment and Retention, PR and Insurance.
Tom is married to Eileen McDonald, GSC’s Honors Math Teacher, and is a devoted father to 3 graduates of Good Shepherd Catholic, Maggie (‘13), Maura (‘15), and Harrison (‘18) McDonald.
Join us in wishing Tom great success in this position and we look forward to many new ideas under his leadership and guidance.
At Friday's Opening School Liturgy, our student council members were inducted into office.
Bria Mahoney President
Robert Sciscio Vice President
Meghan Nowaczyk Secretary
Nicholas Nguyen School Representative
Grace Lyons 7th grade Class Representative
Dermot Gray 6th grade Class Representative
Matthew Myers 5th grade Class Representative
Conor Chapin 4th grade Class Representative
We thank Mr. Urmson for his work with our Student Council. We pray that God blesses our students as they carry out their responsibilities.
On behalf of the Good Shepherd Catholic school community, I would like to thank our board member, Charlie Bennett and his wife Kathleen for their generous donation towards our new auditorium chairs. Their support helps us continue in our mission here at GSC. Our chairs were well loved and used but as everything else, they wear out. We use them on a very frequent basis for both students and faculty assemblies but to also extend our awareness into the community through special events. Again, thank you Mr. and Mrs. Bennett for your assistance in the renovation project of our gym/auditorium. If you would like to be a part of our renaissance and be a donor, please contact Amanda Wilkes at 215-886-0176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Shepherd's faculty are kicking the school year into high gear! Our teachers met after school to learn more about Google Expeditions. Expeditions lets teachers take their students on virtual field trips anywhere and get a completely different perspective. Google Expeditions will help our teachers bring their lessons to life!