Taking care of our whole family

Our BCACS family is becoming more diverse, with over 30% of our students coming from underrepresented groups. This vibrant mix of cultures is a gift to our schools, but it comes with a challenge. “It is important we treat all students with respect and provide the same...

“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...

Snow and the seeds of understanding

St. Joseph Middle School social studies teacher Laurie Murphy was thinking about her students while talking with her daughter, BCACS alumna Kellie Murphy, during Christmas Break. Kellie is the sports and wellness manager for the Special Olympics state office. “I told...

SCRIP goes digital

Tuition. Who doesn’t want to reduce it? SCRIP or School Cost Reduction Incentive Program has been helping families do just that without the fuss of fundraising. Families purchase gift cards from the school for places they frequent as customers. While they enjoyed face...
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