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A Season of Fasting and Feasting...
Fast From judging others; Feast on God’s living in them...
Fast from harsh words; Feast on words that build up others...
Fast from discontetment; Feast on gratitude...
Fast from pessimism; Feast on optimism...
Fast from worry; Feast on God’s care...
Fast from complaining; Feast on appreciation...
Fast from bitterness; Feast on forgiveness…
Fast from discouragement; Feast on hope…
Fast from self-concern; Feast on compassion for others…
Fast from facts that depress; Feast on truth…
Fast from idle gossip; Feast on silence with a purpose ..
Fast from thoughts that weaken; Feast on promises that inspire…

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2019 8th Grade Diploma/
Certificate of Attendance Order
The 2019 diploma/certificate of attendance order form has new pricing on it. Orders must be placed by March 18, 2019! No additional orders will be placed. The Office of Catholic Schools will not keep extra diplomas/certificate of attendance or covers on hand, so please order extra sheets if an error occurs. The diplomas/certificates should be done around mid April. It will be posted in the Catholic School Update when they are ready for pickup. Please Click here for the order form. Any questions, please contact Lisa Francl .
March Enrollment Madness!
March is the time to start finalizing registrations for families for next year as well as making sure all the right documents are in place! If you’re not sure how to reach families, here are some ideas:

  • Host an Open House.
  • Put Information into your church bulletin.
  • Send information home with religious education families.
  • Speak at Mass about the program.
  • Have a Shadow Day where a potential student can come and check out the classroom.
  • Put out a press release that you are now enrolling along with the benefits and successes of your school.
  • Tap into your current parents for referrals. Offer to waive current parent enrollment fees for recommending a new student.

Lori Paul is available to help you with any of your marketing and enrollment efforts. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to her!
Walk to Mary Brochures
If your school would like to participate in the Walk to Mary pilgrimage on May 4th, there are information brochures available. Please contact Lori Paul to have some sent to you.
Choice Application and Verification
If you participate in the Choice program, you should be checking the Online Application System to find out which families have applied and what you need to do to complete their application. Go to and click on Online Application System. Enter the username and password you received from DPI and a list will appear. The school is responsible for all verification and it has to be completed by April 17, 2019 to insure it is registered with DPI. Some of the data may take time to collect so don’t wait! Start looking at your applications now. If you need help, please contact Lori Paul .
From the Office of Vocations

Greetings all Principals and Teachers!
This is probably a few months late, but I wanted to take a moment to say hello and introduce myself as the new Vocation Director for the Diocese. I take over for Fr. Dan Schuster who held the position for 8 years and did a great job with it. I know I have met many of the principals and teachers already, but there are many more, so I wanted to make sure to introduce myself and to let you all know if that if I could be of any assistance to you in helping promote vocations, I am happy to do so. I’ve gone to a few schools and classrooms already to offer some insights and share my own personal story, but I’d be happy to get to more. So, if you are interested at all, my e-mail is , and my number is 920-272-8293. I look forward to hearing from you, and God bless you in your important ministry!
In Christ,
Fr. Mark Mleziva .
School Safety

We learned this week that Notre Dame Academy is using a security product that does a background check on any guest who comes into the building with a scan of a drivers license. The product they are using is called Lobby Guard. (or SchoolCheck IN ) If you would like more information, feel free to contact Greg Masarik,
Partners in Mission Event

Partners in Mission is a full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. Their team of professionals partner with schools to advance their missions by providing comprehensive and effective solutions to address the challenges they face every day.
They have an annual conference every year and several team members from the system schools have attended. You are invited to join them this summer for a unique opportunity to advance your school. Learn within a community of like-minded professionals, be mentored by exemplary Catholic school advancement and admission practitioners, and build a network of colleagues for future support.
  • Ideal for admission, advancement, marketing/communication professionals as well as Superintendents, Presidents, Principals and Board Members
  • Have fun at all of our evening activities including a Harbor Cruise and a Red Sox game at Fenway Park
  • Bring your team, get special pricing, and develop your 2019-20 plan together
Register online here or contact Larry Furey at 781-710-0242 or or Chris Hagerty at 814-566-7500 or Call for special team pricing!
Anyone Need Cubicles?

Cubicles have been donated to the Diocese and are located in De Pere. The parish or school would be responsible for removal and transportation. The units are in great shape. Please see flyer if anyone is interested.  This is on a first come basis .  
Upcoming Events
NCEA Chicago - April 25

We have a 36 passenger coach reserved for April 25. The coach will leave the Diocese of Green Bay parking lot at 4:30 AM. It will make a stop at the Hwy 10 Park and Ride off of I43 around 5:00-5:10. The passengers will decide what time they would like the coach to return to Green Bay. It is scheduled to depart Chicago at 5:00 PM. Please contact Lisa Francl to reserve a spot. The cost will be approximately $40 per person. Our DASA dues will pick up any extra expenses.
March 15 - Free Literacy Training CESA 7

On behalf of CESA 7, Learning Service Director, Dr. Colleen Timm Ph.D. and Scholastic, we are inviting you to attend a "FREE" training with world-renowned literacy expert, author, and motivational speaker Pam Allyn, on March 15, from 1:00-3:30 PM, at CESA 7, as we examine the seasons of learning for students in summer style. See the flyer for more details .  The session is limited to 120 participants from 3 CESA areas.
LoSec Audit Webinars

Starting in April, the Office of Safe Environment will be holding webinars regarding the upcoming data audit.  Dates will be announced shortly so please keep an eye out for it!

Enrollment Webinar

The NCEA has a webinar entitled “Actions schools must take now to sustain enrollment” on March 19th at 12:00 CST.  Several schools have expressed interest in more training on enrollment and this is a free event. To register click the link.
Gathering of Administrators

Mark Your Calendars!
On April 30, there will be an end of year meeting for all administrators at the Green Bay Distillery.  The meeting will start at 1:00 and conclude by 3:00 with a social hour to follow to give our administrators another opportunity to network.  More details to come!
Upcoming Dates

ACRE Testing continues through March
March 11 - DASA North; St. Thomas Aquinas, Peshtigo 9:00
March 12 - DASA South East; Holy Family, Brillion 1:00
March 13 - SuperKids Presentation - Chancery Classroom 1:00
March 14 - Initial Educators - Methods for Faith Integration - Chancery 9:00-2:30
March 18 - DASA North East; St. Mary, Algoma - Noon
March 25 - DASA Central; St. Mary, Greenville - 1:30

  • Interesting Article regarding children and lock-down drills. Active-Shooter Drills Are Tragically Misguided. There’s scant evidence that they’re effective. They can, however, be psychologically damaging—and they reflect a dismaying view of childhood. ERIKA CHRISTAKISMARCH 2019 ISSUE
Good News in Our Catholic Schools
Koh's Foundation
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Kohl Student Scholarship, Teacher Fellowship and Principal Leadership Awards announced
Students, Anna Little from St. Mary Catholic School and Katya Konopacki from Roncalli.
Teachers, Chris Goulet, science teacher at St. Francis Xavier Middle School, Kelli Mc Greevey, Social Studies at St. Francis Xavier High School.  They will be honored at a reception with former Senator Kohl on March 30.

St. Nicholas School in Freedom has a team that will be going to the national Robotics competition . Congratulations to the students, staff and parents on the accomplishment.

Saint John Paul II Classical will be moving into a new location next year.  They are excited to move into the former St. Philip School in Green Bay. Congratulation on continued growth.

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Questions? Contact us at or (920) 272-8273.
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