A world of experience close to home

St. Joseph students don’t have to travel far to access a variety of extra-curricular activities. Our After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) has been bringing clubs, sports clinics, language lessons, art, music, and cooking classes to the school grounds since 2016....

Celebrating our patron St. Joseph

My grandmother grew up in a large Polish-Catholic community where it was tradition to celebrate your patron saint’s feast day like your own birthday. I was reminded of this as I learned about how our schools prepare for the Feast of St. Joseph. St. Joseph is the...

Reading Madness hits St. Joseph Elementary School

What do you get when you cross “March Madness” with “March is Reading Month”? Reading Madness. That is the theme of reading month at St. Joseph Elementary, and the madness has everyone cracking a book and a smile. “March is a pretty busy...

Making Space for creativity

Second-grade teacher Barbie Carrier knew which items in her classroom game cupboard saw the most action. “My kids always loved Legos,” Mrs. Carrier said. “Anything they could build with, they loved.” Watching them build had Mrs. Carrier wondering if there was a place...

The BCACS Difference? Family.

Next week is Catholic Schools Week. A couple of years ago I shared my perspective as a Battle Creek Area Catholic School parent. This year, I want to share my perspective as a writer. I started writing the BCACS Blog in addition to helping the school as a...

An anonymous sign of Christ’s love

St. Joseph first-grade teacher Amy Doyle had a reason for sharing her favorite book “Everybody Can Help Somebody” by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with her students. “I read it to the kids to build a sense of the fact that there are people right here in our community who...

An instant shot of Christmas Spirit

One of the blessings of being a Catholic school is having a Christ-centered Christmas will all the joy and tradition. And that tradition includes Christmas Trees. This year two trees stood in our St. Joseph Elementary School, but they weren’t decked with bells, bulbs,...
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