1Designating the week of January 27 through February 1, 2013, as
2"Catholic Schools Week" in Pennsylvania.

3WHEREAS, Catholic schools in this Commonwealth are
4celebrating "Catholic Schools Week" during the week beginning
5January 27, 2013; and

6WHEREAS, The theme for this year is "Catholic Schools Raise
7the Standards"; and

8WHEREAS, In the 2012-2013 school year, Catholic elementary
9and secondary schools educate approximately 153,000 students and
10save State and local taxpayers more than $2 billion; and

11WHEREAS, Catholic schools instill in young people a strong
12foundation of values, self-esteem, self-confidence and

1leadership skills; and

2WHEREAS, Catholic schools, in providing young people with a
3strong foundation of the values and academic skills needed in
4becoming responsible citizens of this Commonwealth and this
5nation, have a drop-out rate of less than 3% and a postgraduate
6higher education rate of 90%; therefore be it

7RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate the
8week of January 27 through February 1, 2013, as "Catholic
9Schools Week" in Pennsylvania and express congratulations and
10appreciation to Catholic elementary and secondary schools across
11this Commonwealth on the occasion of Catholic Schools Week in