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Contact Louanne McIntyre
Email: lmcintyre@bcacs.org
Phone: 269 963 4771

St. Joseph and St. Philip Schools often need to raise money for specific needs such as technology, a roof, items to enhance security, tables/chairs, etc. This area will explain the most current needs for Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools.

CategoryNeedQuantityEstimate/itemTotal NeededRaised
TechnologyDesktop Computers for computer lab - all schools$40,000
FacilitiesSt. Philip Catholic Central Boilerstbdtbd
FacilitiesSt. Joseph Elementary Interior Doorstbd$921.00
FacilitiesInterior doors security devicestbd$200
TechnologyWall Screens for classrooms at St. Philip High School3
TechnologyEpson Bright Link Projectors for St. Philip and St. Joseph Middle School (includes $300 labor)tbd$1615.00

Over the past two years, BCACS invested over $149,000 in the technology network/infrastructures of St. Philip and St. Joseph Schools, purchased new laptops for teachers, and new devices for the student one to one initiative at the high school. The school is in the process of bringing fiber to the St. Joseph campus for high speed internet.

The $30,000 needed for this has been raised. In addition, the middle school is implementing a student one to one device initiative at the middle school and has already raised the funds necessary for this project. The next step is replacing the desktops in all the computer labs and introducing more electronic devices in the elementary classrooms. Please consider a gift today.


The school was blessed to receive a grant for over $32,000 from the Michigan State Police for security improvements for St. Philip and St. Joseph Catholic Schools. As directed in the grant, this money was used to replace a camera at the middle school, interior doors at St. Philip High School, and two sets of exterior doors at St. Joseph Elementary School.

Over $4,500 has been raised for security devices for interior doors. These devices would help secure interior doors in case of an intruder. However, per the recommendation of the local Crime Prevention Unit, more interior doors at the high school and elementary need to be upgraded prior to installing such a device on a door.

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Questions? Call Cathy Erskine at 269.963.1131