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,...

Learning to serve

Service is right up there with reading, writing, and math at our Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools, which is why every elementary and preschool classroom participates in service-learning projects. “We are called to be charitable,” St. Joseph School principal Sara...

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...
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