About Us

​Holy Spirit Catholic School, in adherence to diocesan policy, hopes to accept students who seek a religion-based education. Students will not be denied admission on the basis of race, sex or national origin.


MISSION STATEMENTS


Diocese of Cheyenne - The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Cheyenne in partnership with the Church will form the whole person through the Catholic culture of Christian discipleship, moral leadership and academic excellence for life-long service in a changing global environment.


Holy Spirit Catholic School - Holy Spirit Catholic School, in partnership with parents in the education of their children, will facilitate the academic growth and personal growth of each child as a whole person with responsibilities to God, the global community, and all creation.


PHILOSOPHY


As Catholic educators of Holy Spirit Catholic School, we, in partnership with parents, strive to provide each student with the opportunity to acquire a personal relationship with Jesus in an atmosphere alive with the spirit of God.  Believing in the uniqueness and value of each individual, we encourage each student to develop a strong, positive self image by providing and expecting a Christian atmosphere characterized by understanding, respect, and acceptance of all people.  We also believe that every child is capable of learning moral values and self-discipline skills.  We emphasize the importance of individual potential, academic achievement, intellectual and aesthetic growth.

We hope to teach and model behavior which will allow our students to develop the skills to become self-disciplined, reflective, discerning Catholic Christians who are eagerly committed to building the Kingdom of God and bringing the Good News to the world today and into the next century.

Our staff believes that every human being had the right to attain knowledge within his/her own abilities regardless of background, race or sex. 


HISTORY OF HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC SCHOOL


  • SCM Catholic School was dedicated on August 26, 1951 and opened its doors to 190 students. 
  • OLS Catholic School opened its doors on September 4, 1951 to 85 students.
  • The barracks and officer's quarters at Camp Pilot Butte became the eight-room SCM school building and the convent for the nine Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas who fully staffed both schools for 1952 to 1971 and partially until 1988.
  • The present location of Holy Spirit Catholic School is the building that first housed OLS School.
  • Grades 1-6 were offered in the 1951-52 school year.  Grades 7 and 8 were added in 1953. 
  • Both schools served students from grades 1-8 and included sports and activities typical of a junior high setting.
  • Grades 7 and 8 were eliminated in 1970 and the convent was closed that same year.
  • In September of 1971, the two schools incorporated into the Rock Springs Catholic School.  Primary grades (1-3) were housed at OLS School and intermediate grades (4-6) at the SCM School.
  • Kindergarten was added in 1978.
  • In 1986 the pre-school program because an official part of the school.
  • In 1988 the SCM school was closed and OLS School became the sole structure of the Rock Springs Catholic School.
  • The Parishes of OLS and SCM were incorporated into one parish, originally designated to be known at the OLS/SCM Parish.  As of January 2, 1998 the name was changed to the Holy Spirit Catholic Community and includes the mission churches of Superior and Wamsutter.
  • During this time came a newly renovated school building in September of 1997.  The $770,000 project provided two additional classrooms, additional restrooms, modernized the facility for technology purposes and brought the building up to current building codes. 
  • In May of 1998, the HSCS Advisory Board approved the name change from Rock Springs Catholic School to Holy Spirit Catholic School. 
  • In January 2008, the computer lab was updated with new computer towers and internet access.