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Fr. Jim Parker, Pastor for Holy Cross Catholic School in Batavia conveys the deeper meaning behind the loving atmosphere of the school and how the children are encouraged to be “living tabernacles”. Mike Puttin, Principal, explain how the children experience an exceptional feeling at home here, even for those that are new. Two teachers, Kelly Carlson and Lisa Baier, explain the philosophy that “We all have Christ in us.” This value is instilled in the children’s hearts through the many programs they offer. Special guest Mary DeBlock who is an original teacher from the school, speaks about the approach they take to “Educate the Whole child”. Parents and students engage in a light-hearted game competition to round out the show. This inspiring show is valuable for many parents and other schools to hear more about their outstanding methods of teaching. These methods have been found to be so effective academically and spiritually. This school has only been around for seven years. According to the Principal Mike Puttin, “They have a remarkable enthusiasm in their community surrounding the school which contributes to their success.”
This podcast update includes a story and interview with a father who visited the school with his wife and four children. Since the tour they transferred their two school aged children from the public school to this Catholic school. This is a powerful witness and example of the good things that can happen when we encourage each other. A big thanks to Bill McNamee, our host for taking a phone call from this father which lead them to a tour and now they are in good hands at Holy Cross Catholic School. Listen in and share with your friends that are on the fence about Catholic schools.
Click here for their website. Please call for a tour at 630-593-5290.
Holy Cross Catholic School has some wonderful programs they will be offering this year in order to achieve the following three goals:
Catholic Identity, Academic Excellence, and School Vitality:
Monthly Family Masses
Weekly Eucharistic Adoration
Daily Decade of the Rosary
Marian Devotions throughout the year (e.g. May Crowning, Processions, etc.)
Monthly Parent Faith Formation meetings
Traveling Statue of Mary Program
“Catholic Library on Wheels” program
Virtue of the Month program
Religious retreats for teachers, staff, and students throughout the year
Weekly After-School Rosary Club
Monthly Parent Curriculum Nights
Diagnostic testing (in order to differentiate instruction for our students)
Study Island (web-based program to assist students in reading, language arts, and math)
Weekly reading, language arts, and math prompts to prepare students to exceed expectations on standardized tests
Progress-Monitoring testing three times a year to assess student progress in main content areas
Curriculum Mapping to ensure that all skills are mastered by our students in each content area
Differentiation of instruction to ensure that all students receive instruction at their level
Weekly After-School Homework Club
Annual Statewide Young Authors Contest
State Science Fair
Quarterly awards assemblies
Student of the Month program
“Caught You Being Good” program
Weekly School Newsletter sent to families and parishioners
Outreach to local parishes (who don’t have their own schools) to speak after Masses in order to recruit more students
Outreach to Religious Education families to recruit more students for our school
Weekly After-School Drama Club
Partnerships with local businesses in community (to assist in marketing our school and for scholarships)
This school’s rebroadcast weekend landed on Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st so to honor the importance of this weekend for the church here are some photos from this school’s celebrations.
This radio show is sponsored and hosted by:
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Click here for Linkedin articles written by Bill McNamee about his impressions of some of the schools while he hosted their radio show. You can learn more about his professional background and mortgage business there. You can also learn more about his business at www.CatholicHome.net
To find out more about housing in the area, please contact Jeff Jordan who is a realtor there and has a child at the school.
1772 S Randall Road, Suite 100
Geneva, IL 60134
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