Cardinal Pacelli is a Purple Star School!


This May, our school received some great news from the Ohio Department of

Cardinal Pacelli students stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during the school’s Veterans Day celebration on November 12, 2018.

Education: Cardinal Pacelli has been designated as a Purple Star school. Established in 2017, this designation is meant to recognize schools that are military-friendly.

To receive the distinction a school must meet several criteria. A contact person must be appointed and a webpage on the school’s website must be dedicated to military families. Third grade teacher Allie Lampe is heading up the program, and you can find the military-focused website here.


In meeting the criteria to be a Purple Star designee, Cardinal Pacelli also submitted evidence of several annual military-related celebrations, including the Veteran’s Day celebration and Veteran’s Day Girls Basketball Tournament. Last year, the entire student body also participated in “Purple Up” day to show support for U.S. service members and veterans. Money collected on this day benefited the Gary Sinise Foundation.

This fall look for more information about the Cardinal Pacelli Veteran’s Day celebration. All service members and veterans are invited to attend the November 11, 2019 event.

Twenty-seven veterans were honored at Cardinal Pacelli’s Veterans Day celebration on November 12, 2018.