“We are much more than a bridge. We are the glue.”

St. Joseph Catholic School vice-principal Katie Reed sent an email to her middle school staff after Spring Break. We share the following excerpts with permission. I am in a fortunate position to hear from students and staff about the AMAZING things you all do for our...

The donkey and the Cross

A special visitor came to St. Joseph Catholic School to teach the children about Jesus. Although invited inside, Paul was more comfortable outside, welcoming every student who came to see him. Paul is a donkey, one of three donkeys owned by St. Joseph parishioners...

“After Confirmation, it is my journey…”

As a freelance writer, I have multiple clients, including the Diocese of Kalamazoo. Recently, the diocese asked me to write an article on Confirmation – how it isn’t a graduation from Catechism classes, but an invitation to live a deeper life in the church. While...

“Extended Day has found its happy place.”

Spring is a season of renewal and our St. Joseph Extended Day program is experiencing its own renewal. “The fun and frivolity are back,” said Jeanine Winkler, St. Joseph administrative assistant and extended day staff member. “Extended Day has found it’s happy place.”...

Award-winning words

St. Philip history teacher Kyra Rabbit gave her students an assignment. There was no typing involved, no Chromebooks, no final draft due date – just a pencil, a sheet of loose-leaf paper, and one class period. They were to write about how their Catholic education’s...

Catching up on our ABCs

Crayons to College and Career is in its second year thanks to a renewal of a Calhoun Intermediate School District grant. This means the ABCs of Character is back in our elementary school. “In the education world right now there is a lot of talk about how it’s a...

Studying African-American history without a textbook

Early on February 7th, the entire student body of St. Philip High School gathered onto two charter buses and headed to Detroit. After a brief tour of Wayne State University and lunch, they walked to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, where the...
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