Catholic School Update
November 9, 2018
The Christian life is a journey toward home. It's a daily struggle to choose love over selfishness. Each day as a teacher/principal you face hundreds of small encounters where you are invited to grow, to love, to serve. 
It may not always feel that way, but each moment of your vocation has a deep spiritual significance. 
~Jonathan Doyle ~ Going Deeper Daily Motivation 11/1/18

In your day today, where were you invited to grow, love and serve?
Budget Report
Dean Gerondale has worked on a simple budget report for our parish schools. He will be hosting conferences calls to help people understand the format, process and answer any questions you may have. Please plan on attending one of the virtual sessions
November 12 from 10-11 am
November 15 from 3:30-4:30 pm
November 16 from 10-11 am
Project Tomorrow-Speak Up Survey
Speak Up provides an easy way for students, parents and educators to participate in your local decisions about technology, as well as contribute to the state and national dialogue about digital learning through a free data collection process for your school or district. The data is free and available for your use as you plan for digital learning. It also provides data for accreditation. You will be sent information in the next few days about registering your school/system.
CPR Training Date Discrepancy
The date that was give for the CPR Training at CESA 7 was listed incorrectly it is Monday, November 26. (We had the Monday correct just not the date.If you have not registered, please contact
Wisconsin School Choice Program
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will be conducting in-person training for schools interested in joining the Private School Choice Program at the DPI located at 125 S. Webster St. Madison, WI. The training will primarily cover the following topics:
1. How to complete the Notice of School's Intent to Participate
2. Required school policies
3. Student Information System (SIS) and WISEdata requirements
4. Surety Bond Financial Requirements
Dates and times for the trainings are as follows:
November 14, 2018: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
November 16, 2018: 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.
November 19, 2018: 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.
Schools that are interested in attending should fill out the following google form: Sign Up . Attendance is not mandatory but is highly encouraged. A link to the google form can also be found on the DPI website . More information for schools new to the Choice program will be posted on the DPI website in November. 
Story of Courage and Strength

Principal Michelle Vosters from St. Rose St. Mary’s in Clintonville was recently featured in her local paper. Michelle shared her battle with cancer and how the love and support of her school, parish and community helped her during this difficult time.  Click here for complete story
Teaching WI History or about our State—
Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case
Immerse your students in critical thinking and historical inquiry with Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case , a digital interactive game set in and around the Wisconsin State Capitol. Students will hunt for clues, corroborate evidence and piece together logical arguments to solve mysteries from Wisconsin history. The game was designed to meet Wisconsin's 3rd-5th grade social studies and English language arts standards, with help from teachers and students across the state.

Teachers and students around the state are already loving Jo. Read their feedback:
  • "Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case brought our existing fourth grade curriculum full circle. From inquiry to application to recognition and recall, the students really leveled up for this challenge."
  • Mike Scoville, K-12 Media Specialist, Gibraltar School District
  • “[Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case] brought learning to us concretely … and forever changed how this teacher views learning about and teaching history!”
  • Nikki Lutzke, 4th Grade Teacher and K-12 Tech Integrator, Parkview School District
  • "I introduced Jo Wilder to my students. They are begging me to play. Two went home and played there. One had done it twice already. They love it."
  • Debra Burmeister, 4th Grade Teacher, Neenah Joint School District

NCEA Webinars Available on Demand

Continued Learning
The Nation Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and Notre Dame of Maryland University are offering Virtual Education graduate credit courses. Educators are able to take up to four courses per year for an annual fee of $125. Learn more
Countdown to November 25th Deadline
Kohl Online Application Tips
Koh's Foundation
By November 25, the Kohl Award applications must be completed online using the Foundation’s new application portal.

Nominated teachers and principals receive login credentials once their nomination has been received. Student applicants must create an account found here .

Paper applications are not available and will not be accepted.

The application is a two-stage submission process. In the first stage, applicants complete the general information fields and questions located in the tabs of the online application. This stage also includes a tab for submitting email addresses of the people from whom the applicant is requesting the three required letters of recommendation.

The second stage of the application is the submission of the letters of recommendation by the authors of those letters, not the applicant. This stage can only happen if the application is submitted in the first stage. The email addresses that were listed on the application are used to automatically notify the people that they have been asked to author a letter of recommendation. The notification includes a link to login to the online portal. Letters must be typed in the online portal and authors should follow the guidelines and directives noted very carefully before submitting the letter. The portal does not allow file uploading.

Applicants are not able to see the letters of recommendation but are notified as each letter is submitted. Once all three letters are submitted, the application is considered complete and is sent to the appropriate jurisdiction for review and scoring.

The application is due on November 25 at 11:59:59 pm. Any application not received by that time or that does not have all three letters of recommendation will not be considered.
If you do not know your jurisdiction, you can find it by going here and using the WCRIS Members map to find your school and jurisdiction.

Remember to use the name listed on the DPI’s Private School Directory when looking up a school in the online application. If you cannot find your school name, you may have to add it manually to the school field.
Administrators Day Registration
The Administrator Day will be Monday, December 3 from 9:00-2:00. We hope you will able to come to collaborate with other administrators around the Diocese.
Agenda: (subject to change)
9:00 Prayer and Introductions
9:45 - Diocesan updates on: Safe Environment, Trauma Informed Care
11:15 - Curia office structure
11:30 - Mass
11:4512:05 - Lunch (Potato Bar by popular demand)
12:45-2:00 - Round table discussions: Implementing Personalized Learning, Project Lead the Way, Project Based Learning, Catholic Culture and Identity, Future Ready Schools
Dates to Keep in Mind
NWEA Regional Map Workshop
Applying Reports registration closes Friday, November 9. We are hoping for enough registrants to hold the session. The location will be at the Diocesan offices Bona Hall, room 39.
Rescuing Youth from the Porn Trap
A presentation by RECLAIM Sexual Health
Bruce and Jeannie Hannemann will present on the mental, physical and spiritual damage pornography can have on Youth. Learn the 6 ways kids’ brains are more affected by pornography.

Thursday, November 15; 6:30pm
From Above Youth Center
1599 Western Ave, Green Bay
Camp Tek
More Talk of Summer...From Camp Tek

  • Applications for new counselors* and nurses open on November 1st
  • Registration for campers opens on Friday, November 20th
  • There is a $50 discount for all parish/diocesan employees
  • 10% discount on registrations made before December 15th
  • $50 off for 2nd/3rd session registrations

*Especially looking for male counselors!

And Don't Forget:
  • $100 discount currently being offered for ALPHA retreats at Camp Tek

Our next issue will be
Wednesday, November 21, 2018