Much to its delight, St. John Neumann Regional School is the benefactor of a $50,000 donation.

The gift is a welcome addition that will support needed areas of child development, according to Sister Virginia Stephanie, principal.

"This anonymous donor shares the school's goal of guiding growth in every child, while partnering with parents, grandparents, and friends of the school community," Sister Stephanie said.

"Saint John Neumann Regional School believes in helping the whole child," she added. "In this age of cut backs, Saint John Neumann Regional School continues to employ separate teachers for art, computer skills, foreign language, music, and physical education."

"We are continually humbled and grateful for the generosity of the local community in supporting the gem we have in our school," said Amy Hillanbrand, moderator of the Fine Arts and Drama Society.

"St. John Neumann Regional School is a shining example of the Catholic Schools Week theme 'Community of Faith, Knowledge, and Service' Our teachers, staff, and families really do all come together as one for our 'Future' the students," Hillanbrand said. "My boys are flourishing because of their time at Saint John Neumann Regional School, and I know the foundation they are receiving will be the reason they continue to succeed throughout their lives."

The school has campuses in both Palmerton and Slatington, and educates students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

It hosts an open house every second Thursday of the month at its Slatington campus on W. Washington Street, and is prepared for tours at the Palmerton campus as well.