Office of
Catholic Schools
March 18, 2022
Let Us Pray . . . with St. Patrick
Resources
Next edition of the Office of Catholic Schools Newsletter:

April 1, 2022
April 15, 2022
Look for topics in previous editions:


Archive of Superintendent’s emails:

Calendar Items
(See details in articles below)
Mar 17: Access revocation for unused DPI Secure Data Apps
Apr 4: DASA Central
Apr 7: High School Principal Meeting
Apr 11: New Administrators Meeting
Apr 11: DASA North/Northeast
Apr 21 Mental Health Webiner (final in the series)
May 4: All School Rosary
May 8: Deadline for Family Video Contest entries
May 16: Battle of the Books
New Items
Reaching Hispanic Families: Miss the webinar?
In case you missed the webinar with Tammy Olivas, here is a link to the webinar and material that she shared. Addtional links:



Calling All Families:
Win a trip to the Dells!
In celebration of the Vatican's World Day of Families (June 22-26, Rome), the Diocese of Green Bay (Office of Marriage, Family Life & Pro-Life) is hosting a video contest!

Please pass this information to your staff and famlies, and encourage them to join the fun! Deadline to submit is May 8th.

Winners will be announced at the local celebration of World Day of Families on June 19 at Bay Beach Amusement Park, Green Bay. Stay tuned for more information about that event in the coming weeks.
Powerschool Updates
PD+
At the DASA meetings this month Powerschool PD+ was launched. This provides a simple way to train your team on using Powerschool as well as provide a handy reference to find answers to your questions. All principals have received an email that contains the login information. If you have not, please contact the helpdesk. 

Have you seen the PSCB Custom Reports available on the left hand side of the tool bar? There are some easy to use reports that allow you to pull data. Check them out!
Report Category:
  • Attendance (Custom school/district level attendance reports)
  • Contacts (Custom school/district contacts reports)
  • Enrollment (Custom school/district level enrollment reports)
  • Grading (Custom school level grading reports for Power Teacher Pro gradebook and Stored Grades)
  • Misc (Custom school level misc reports)
  • Public Portal (Custom school/district public portal reports)
  • Student Data Verification (Custom district/school level student data verification reports.
  • Validation (Custom school/district data validation reports for setup parameters.

PSCB Custom Report Settings:

Jason Evert Presentation
The video and audio recordings of Jason Evert’s recent presentation can be found at the Diocese website. 

Click for the audio file only and/or for the video

These are great presentations to show to your teachers!
Crisis in Ukraine
Resources from the Office of Living Justice

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) recently hosted a live Facebook event with Caroline Brennan who has just arrived in Moldova. It was a very moving 20 minute conversation about what refugees from Ukraine are experiencing.
Other resources you may want to use include:
Attention HS Campus Ministers:
Save the date for GBYC
Saturday, November 12 (All day event)
Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, Champion

Presenter: Jonathan Bearded Blevins
Music: Sonar

Theme: "Endurance"
Welcome, High-schoolers and chaperones
Cost: TBD

Online Registration Coming This Fall!
DPI Secure Application Access Check & Cleanup
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is reaching out to District Security Administrators. In an effort to improve data security, DPI is revoking the access to DPI secure data applications for users who have not logged in during the past 18 months or longer. Access revocation for these unused accounts will occur March 31, 2022.
 
While there is no action you need to take, DPI encourages districts and Choice schools to conduct their own security audits. If you find user roles that are still assigned but are no longer valid, please revoke them.

If you would like to re-assign a role that has been revoked, follow the normal WISEsecure access procedures to assign a role. To review the setup steps, see the WISE Application User Roles tutorial.

If you need additional guidance, please reach out to us. Please contact the WISEdata Customer Services team via Help Desk Ticket.
Curriculum Corner
Sophia Institute at the Shrine: August 10 & 11
Professional development workshops for all K-12 Catholic school teachers, DRE's and catechists.

Two dates, two topics. Choose either or both (separate registration required for each course).

Both courses are 8am-2:30pm at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion.

Free, online registration. Lunch and materials provided.
PBS Wisconsin Education
Great Lakes History
PBS has launched a new adventure game, The Legend of the Lost Emerald! Step into the shoes of Jules, a maritime archaeologist, and dive underwater to gather clues to build evidence and uncover the real treasure: the stories of shipwrecks inspired by Great Lakes history. The game would probably be most enjoyable for students in grade 3-5.  
Free Books - Can You Put Them to Good Use?
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Paul Galuska at All Saints Catholic School in Antigo wrote to say they have some extra novels available to any school that might want them. The books are from their 8th Grade Advanced Literature class.

The list of books and number of copies can be found below.
 
  • The Fountainhead (student edition) - 16
  • Les Miserables-22
  • The Oxbow Incident-15
  • Anthem (student edition)-14
  • Cry, The Beloved Country-12
  • Sense and Sensibility-15
  • Frankenstein-15
It's March: Time for ACRE!
The ACRE assessment for our Catholic schools will be used March 1-30. The assessment is for students in grades 5, 8 and 10. The most economical is the online version, $3.50 per student. If you are using booklets and answer sheets, the school or parish may have the booklets available. They are a 2013 copyright. The answer sheets must be ordered. They are $4.00 per student. Visit www.nceaifg.com and
New ACRE Logo
Textbook Resources Review
GRACE and St. Mary Catholic Elementary Schools are each reviewing science resources. If you would like to make a connection with them, feel free to contact the Office of Catholic Schools and we will get you to the right person.

If you are planning a change in content resources, please contact Jane Schueller in order that schools can collaborate as needed or fill out the tab on the spreadsheet. 

It would be helpful if all schools could fill out the Textbook spreadsheet to assist in knowing what schools are using.
Curriculum Review & Connections: Please fill out this form in order that as schools/systems are looking at reviewing curriculum resources, they might be able to collaborate with other schools/systems. You could also use this resource to connect with other schools using different resources at which you might be looking. 
Worth Repeating
Mental Health Webinar:
Staying Positive in a Negative World
Thursday, April 21st 9:00-10:00

The world today is full of negativity and sometimes it’s hard to not be affected by what’s going on. This webinar will provide practical steps to increase positivity in your life so that both your outlook and mental health will improve.
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Graduation Diplomas
Just a reminder that graduation diplomas are available to order through the Office of Catholic School Digicopy Portal

When you log in, click on the DIPLOMAS button. You can order either diplomas where you will write in the name, or you can upload an excel file of the graduates and have their name put on the diploma. Please contact Digicopy at 920-857-2208 with questions or for assistance.
2022-2023 Calendar
Are you starting to plan the 2022-2023 school year? We are! Click Here to view the 2022-2023 calendar! Remember to check back as dates to change!  

Use the DPI Days and Hours of Instruction Calculator to be sure you have the correct amount of hours of instruction.
Save the Date: May 4, 2022
All School Rosary Event
Because of the great feedback we received from the all school Rosary event in October, we will be holding another all school Rosary event on May 4, 2022 at 9:00am. More information will be coming but please mark your calendars now.
Upcoming DPI Webinars
The DPI’s Choice Program Team has been hosting webinars covering various areas of the program.
The trainings are open to new schools to the program or schools already in the program.

Schools can prepare now by ordering a WCRIS Choice Handbook. This Handbook covers all the topics below as well as an appendix of important dates and resources. You can order a handbook here. The following trainings are at 3:30 pm:
NWEA MAP Resources
Please pass this link for MAP Resources to your teachers. There is a lot of information available to them for using the data to drive instruction and do goal setting with students.  
More . . .
NCEA Newlsetter Link
Click on icon below to read the latest issue of Catholic School Matters Newsletter from NCEA and Dr. Tim Uhl.

Office of Catholic Schools

Questions? Contact us at education@gbdioc.org or (920) 272-8273.
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