The Fingerprints of God

Doris Klaussen Developmental Center teacher Amy Schaub wanted her students to have the opportunity to interact with their non-disabled peers. Although there were many possible partner schools, she wanted to partner with the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools. Why? “I...

Mrs. Myers, the chicken and the person

It isn’t unusual for St. Joseph principal Sara Myers to pop into the elementary classrooms unexpectedly. So why was there such an uproar when Mrs. Myers did so last week? Maybe it had to do with her red feathers. St. Joseph pastor Fr. Chris Ankley brought one of his...

Choice, challenge, and the St. Joe Book Fairy

Language Arts in middle school often follows the same path – assigned reading. St. Joseph Language Arts teacher Elizabeth Casterline is following a different path. Actually, many different paths. “I wanted to get students ingrained in independent reading,” Mrs....

Two halves of a whole – the face of St. Joe

Some call them the face of St. Joseph Elementary School, but administrative assistants Jeanine Winkler and Lee Papke are so much more. “Our school atmosphere and staff morale would not be what it is without these two ladies,” transitional kindergarten aid Riki Albert...

Alumni Spotlight: McIntyre’s march to the Big Ten

Lauren McIntyre, Class of 2018, won’t be coming home for St. Philip’s Homecoming game on October 6th, but she has a good reason. This former BCACS Marching Band member will be playing in her first pre-game show as a member of the Spartan Marching Band for Michigan...
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