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Weekly Wrap 11.8.2019

November 8, 2019

Thank You! Thank you for your patience and readership of the Weekly Wrap. The last weeks of October presented several challenges for many of our schools. In an effort to address the needs of our students and school communities there was a brief hiatus of the Weekly Wrap. But, it’s now back up an running!…

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Weekly Wrap 10.11.19

October 11, 2019

Principals Meeting: October 15 Principals please see the attached agenda for the principals meeting on Tuesday, October 15. Thanks to Fr. Doke, we will begin our day by celebrating Mass together in the chapel at the Chancery at 9:00 a.m. Our work will focus on the standards based grade card, hot topics in Human Resources,…

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Weekly Wrap 10.4.2019

October 4, 2019

Administrator’s Retreat: A Call to Holiness Principals from across the Diocese attended a day of retreat on Thursday, October 3. This year’s retreat was designed as a collaborative effort by a team of principals. Principals gathered for mass at SS Peter and Paul in Boonville and then were able to visit the Rupp Farm for…

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Weekly Wrap 9.26.2019

September 27, 2019

Iowa Assessment Information We are quickly approaching our standardized testing dates. This is an opportunity for our students and schools to really shine academically. Several principals have reached out for clarification regarding some diocese wide expectations. Calculators: Students may use calculators on portions of the test in which they are allowed. Calculators are not allowed…

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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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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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