Schools Office

Weekly Wrap 9.20.2019

September 20, 2019

Enrollment Increase at St. Peter in Jefferson City Over the last five years, St. Peter Interparish School in Jefferson City has seen an increase of roughly 40 students in enrollment. When asked to about this enrollment increase, Principal Gayle Trachsel said the following: “The increase in enrollment is a direct result of having a focus…

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Weekly Wrap 09.13.2019

September 13, 2019

New Expansion at St. Joseph in Salisbury Through a very generous donation by a local parishioner, St. Joseph Catholic School in Salisbury is adding a $2 million addition to include: four new classrooms to create a junior high wing, additional restrooms, a multipurpose room for band, choir, and STEM activities, and additional storage. Moving the…

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Weekly Wrap 9.06.2019

September 6, 2019

The Superintendent Search Begins Partners in Mission begins the process of searching for the new Superintendent of Catholic Schools today! Vicar General, Msgr. Kurwicki and Human Resource Director, Cheryl Hertfelder are collaborating with the national search firm to help ensure the leadership of our Catholic Schools continue to ensure the vitality of Catholic education in…

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Let’s Talk Faith | Catholic Chancery Center

September 2, 2019

Experience an evening praising & worshiping our Lord. Rediscover you love of the Catholic Faith. All women are invited and encouraged to attend For Questions about this event, please contact LeAnn KorsmeyerTelephone: 573.635.9127 (EXT 222) | Email:

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Weekly Wrap 8.30.19

August 30, 2019

Cyber Security: How to protect student and staff data? Recently one of our schools received a ransomware attack through their technology service provider, they and several local businesses were impacted. Luckily, the school had taken several precautions to secure student and staff data. Please consider advising all of your staff on the following ways to…

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Weekly Wrap 8.23.19

August 23, 2019

New Addition Open at Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School Congratulations to Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School (OLLIS) in Columbia on the opening of their new addition. Once fully completed this fall, the addition will include 12 new classrooms, a writing lab, a makerspace, a new media center and the school office. Additionally, the…

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Weekly Wrap 8.16.19

August 16, 2019

Welcome Back to School After a very successful week of both principal and pastor meetings at the Diocese office, 31 of our 39 schools welcomed students this week for their first day of school. Across the Diocese students eagerly entered schools to find a welcoming Christ-like environment. In 2019-20, our schools will educate over 6500…

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Weekly Wrap 8.2.2019

August 2, 2019

August 2. 2019 New Teacher Orientation Recap On Wednesday, July 31 the School Office welcomed 67 new teachers from across the Diocese. Teachers were engaged in meaningful learning regarding the Defining Characteristics of Catholic Schools, designing a pray-filled classroom environment, and Christ-centered classroom management. New Leadership Team at Fr. Tolton Catholic High School Please extend…

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Message to St. Patrick, Rolla, regarding James L. Gummbersbach

July 28, 2019

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight This week we were informed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis that two priests who once served at St. Patrick, Rolla, have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. They were assigned to St. Patrick before the Diocese of Jefferson City began in 1956 and when it was still part…

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Weekly Wrap 7.26.2019

July 26, 2019

Standards Based Report Cards Many principals have “MANY” questions regarding the implementation of the diocesan standards based report cards for grades PK-2. The school office and each of our schools will be implementing these positive changes for 2019-20. If your school is transitioning to FACTS for 2019-20, the report card will be web based and…

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