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Students taking part in an interactive activity to learn more about the four Dominican pillars and the life of St. Dominic. From left to right: Braxton Ardoin ’26, Nicholas Forero ’26, Jason Sullivan ’26, Nicola Coley ’26, Ronny Delgadillo ’26, Magnus Bosse ’26.
St. Pius X High School is a school rooted in Dominican tradition. Each year, students have a spiritual retreat centered around one of the four Dominican pillars: Prayer, Study, Community, and Preaching. Retreats are led by members of faculty, staff and 18 upperclassmen. Many of these students are on the Dominican Preaching Team, a group that leads the faith activities on campus.
On September 20th, the freshman retreat was held at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. This retreat takes place at the beginning of the year so the new freshman class can start building community and create a foundation they can use throughout high school.
Students participate in icebreakers, talk about what it means to be a part of the SPX community, and begin to build relationships as a class. They participate in an interactive activity to learn about the life of St. Dominic, and what it means to be a Dominican school. It is one of the first opportunities for the whole class to bond with new people.
It is such a great thing to see the freshman come together as a community, and start to build their new SPX family that they will have throughout their high school years.