We Are Fisher Catholic
Lancaster and Fairfield County have been fortunate to have over a century of Catholic secondary education. The roots of this tradition reach back to 1891, when Father Nicholas Pilger, pastor of St. Mary Parish, built and dedicated a secondary school. The new St. Mary High School would be distinguished by high spiritual and academic standards.
Sisters of the Dominican order, already teaching in the grade school, began their long association with the high school. The school’s first graduating class in 1894 consisted of ten students. Over time the classes grew and St. Mary High School began to take on its own identity. This growth would result in the need for a new building.
Education is the food of youth, the delight of old age, the ornament of prosperity, the refuge and comfort of adversity, and the provocation of grace in the soul
Having a proper balance of mind, body, and spirit is essential to the life of every person, especially our youth…
The Religious Formation and Ministry programs are founded on the basic premise that the Catholic School exists to further the new evangelization through intentional discipleship.
Service Life / ECHO
ECHO is an acronym for Encountering Christ by Helping Others, which is Fisher Catholic’s new student service program.
The Fisher Catholic Irish4Life Club is a proactive organization whose function/duty is to promote any and all pro-life issues among the faculty, staff, student population and the community at large.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is an organization sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (Reston, VA).
The Quiz Team is a group of exceptional students that enjoy challenges of self-discipline, observation, and so much more.
All students who are interested in being a part of Student Council complete an application and compose a short speech declaring why they would be a good candidate and which position they are running for.
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Use the Safe School Helpline to report threats of violence, depression, and illegal activity that could harm students in our school. Your report is private, confidential, and anonymous.
You and your friends deal with school issues every day. You know what we are doing right, and you can suggest changes that help us keep our schools safe.
At times, students like you overhear information that you don’t feel you can share. When someone uses drugs in the school, bullies, threatens violence, or commits illegal actions, it can hurt the school – and all of us.
We have subscribed to a service that allows students and parents to report this information anonymously. We hope the information outlined here will answer your questions and ease your mind – so you can help keep our school a safe place to learn.
We have contracted for this service through Security Voice, an independent company with no other ties to our school.
A toll-free number has been assigned for our school district. When you dial this number from your phone, you will be advised how to leave your information and are provided with a case number. You may exclude your name or other facts that could identify you. Then record your message.
To text, enter 614-426-0240, then type TIPS. to use the web, log in at www.safeschoolhelpline.com and make your report. Your phone number and email address will not be shared with your school
Please report any facts, remarks, or actions that could jeopardize the safety of our children, staff, or school. Examples of threatening situations include:
- Health & Safety
- Thoughts of Suicide
Security Voice will send a typed copy of your message to the school. The school will then investigate the report, and determine how best to act on it.
You may report anytime, day or night. If calling, make sure that your call is not overheard.
Everyone within our school community, including:
Yes. If you see a student who is troubled, or overhear remarks like "I can't go on," please call or encourage the student to call the helpline. Callers need only press "3" when prompted. The call will be routed to a Counseling and Crisis Center that provides a 24-hour crisis intervention service. Trained counselors are available 365 days per year to talk with persons seeking assistance in coping with suicidal thoughts, depression, or feelings of loneliness and loss.
Yes. When you leave a message, you are given a case number that is yours alone. Enter that same case number when updating your message or answering additional questions.
After three school days, call the toll-free number and enter your case number when prompted. A recording will let you know your message was heard and may ask you for more information. If reported by text or on the web, Security Voice will contact you via a text or email. Your answers will be sent to the school administration for further investigation. Administration actions may be confidential, but your report is always important.
Yes. A free mobile app is available for Apple and Android phones at the Apple Store (search Safe School Helpline) and Google Play (search Safe Schools Helpline).
Yes, you may email photos and videos to email@example.com. Please reference your case number when sending. Also, photos and videos can be sent using the text and internet reporting options.