While public school kids have one more week to hit the snooze button, today is the first day of class for kids in San Antonio Archdiocese Catholic schools, 1200 WOAI news reports.


  Archdiocesan Superintendent Patricia Davis says there are about 13,500 students enrolled in 43 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese.


  "We are looking forward to a year with a renewed focus on leadership and faith," Davis said.


  There are eight new principals in the Catholic schools.  1600 teachers and other employees work at Archdiocesan schools.


  The Archdiocese stresses 'a solid foundation, rigorous academics, and a safe nurturing environment,' along with 'a continued devotion to faith, academics, and service.'