Our 2017-18 (mini) yearbook

Kelly Francisco’s 4-year-old preschool This was an event that I put together for my parents to say thank you for all of their love and support throughout my year of treatment. This was just my way of saying thank you. Robert Kaufmann, who works for and manages...

Celebrating with Christ

The end of the school year brings graduations, inductions, and ceremonies. Our Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools are no different in this respect. Where you will see a difference is in the location of our celebrations. We are a Christ-center school, and His church is...

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...
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