- Cullman, Alabama

October 31, 2012

Parents weekend at St. Bernard

St. Bernard Prep School

CULLMAN — St. Bernard Prep School held Parents Weekend Oct. 26-28. This annual event gives the parents of currently enrolled students the opportunity to talk with faculty and staff and discuss the academic progress being made by their sons and daughters.

“It was a great weekend in every way,” said Headmaster John Tekulve. “When we have an event like this, it is easy to see why our students are successful. It all goes back to supportive parents who want their children to do their best.”

Principal William Calvert echoed Tekulve’s sentiments. “I was very pleased with the parent/teacher conferences. We had a team approach which allowed for better feedback for both teachers and parents.”

After the conferences, a highlight of the weekend was the Saturday night dinner and the student-sponsored talent show which concluded the activities. Rodney Fike, drama and music teacher, organized the show assisted by teachers, Miriam Stella and Mistie Howse, who served as emcees.

The entertainment included piano solos, a cappella and duet singing, choral singing and dances. Following an international theme, a variety of musical and theatrical productions were presented from around the globe. “The talent show was outstanding,” said Tekulve. “I was amazed how wonderfully the students performed.”

“The musical piece that was the show stopper was presented by our international students,” Tekulve continued. “They brought the house down with their gangnam-style dance performance that would have made Korea’s pop star, Psy, proud.”

St. Bernard is a co-ed boarding and day school for grades 7-12  in Cullman, Alabama. For more information, visit