Someone once asked me, “What sets St. Wendelin Catholic School apart from other schools?” My immediate thoughts were individualized attention through small class sizes, commitment to meeting the needs of students, an incredible art, music, technology, and physical education department, excellent teachers, and the opportunity to openly pray throughout the school day. However, as I sat and thought about it a quote from St. Catherine of Sienna came to me. “If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” This is what truly sets St. Wendelin apart; we educate students to be a light onto the world.
Through the Leader in Me Initiative that we will begin in the 16-17 school year, students K-12 will be able to join activity groups that encourage learning and service. For example, a gardening club would teach biology and provide food to the community. The seven habits that students learn will enable them to become proactive participants in their world.
Our STEM initiative will increase project based learning in the classrooms. Students will learn not only the topic material but how to apply that knowledge to the world around them. This year all students in K-12 technology classes participated in Hour of Code. Through this world wide program, students were able to learn how to code while completing fun online activities. It was awesome to watch our students’ skills grow as they completed projects simultaneously with students across the globe.
This year has been an amazing journey, as we have found ourselves blessed with many academic, athletic, and club successes. Across seasons and sports our athletes have placed among the best in the state. Model UN completed another landmark season and the Quiz Bowl team went undefeated in league play. As we prepare for graduation, we are extremely proud of all that our senior class has accomplished.
St. Wendelin Catholic School is truly a family. We are continually striving to meet the academic and faith needs to our students by accessing where we are today and strategizing to determine where we need to be in the future. At St. Wendelin you (are):
H – Have
O – Opportunities
M – To Meet and
E – Exceed all of your Expectations.
Please plan to join your St. Wendelin family in the many events that will be occurring this final month of school which includes but are not limited to track meets, ball games, choir and band concerts, fine arts show, May Crowning and school masses. I am pleased to be bringing back the outdoor mass and picnic the last day of school, May 27th. Parents are invited to join in the potluck and the end of the year liturgical celebration. Plan for an 11:00 Mass with school potluck/picnic to follow.
Enjoy these lovely spring days and God bless!
A focused effort on recruitment and retention has proven to be very successful thus far. Students in kindergarten through 11th grade who are transitioning to the next grade level, should see an increase in enrollment as we are happy to welcome several new families to St. Wendelin Catholic School. Registration with our current families continues to be strong and we are encouraged by the response we are seeing.
If you have not yet registered or would like an opportunity to stop in and visit with us, please contact Noelle Lammers at 567-208-1019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDUCATIONAL CHOICE SCHOLARSHIPS
Ohio Educational Choice Scholarships are government-funded scholarships available for the 2016-2017 school year to kindergarten, first, second, or third grade students whose families meet the income eligibility requirements. Students receiving a scholarship will receive up to $4,600 to attend a private school of the family’s choice. The scholarships can be renewed annually.
For more information, please contact Noelle Lammers, Enrollment Officer, at 567-208-1019.