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November 18, 2022

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A Prayer for the Feast of Christ the King

Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship.

I pray for the grace to place You above the powers of this world in all things.

O Prince of Peace, may Your reign be complete in my life and in the life of the world. Christ, my King, please answer these petitions if they be in accordance with Your Holy Will… [Mention your intentions here]

As I reflect on Your second, glorious coming and the judgment of all mankind, I beg You to show me mercy and give me the grace to become a great saint. I pray that not only will I spend eternity with You but that You may use me – a sinner – to bring others into Your Kingdom for Your glory.

Christ the King, Your Kingdom come!


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Next editions of the Office of Catholic Schools Newsletter:

November 4

November 18

Look for topics in previous editions:
Index of Past Topics
Archive of Superintendent’s emails:
Archived emails
Calendar Items
(See details in articles below)

Nov. 23: CANCELED DASA Executive Meeting

Nov. 27: Advent begins

Dec. 1:  Principal & President Luncheon with Bishop Ricken

Dec. 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Dec. 15: School Choice deadlines (see info below)

Dec. 23 - Jan. 1: Diocesan Offices Closed for Christmas Break

Jan. 9: New School Administrator Meeting

Jan. 9: DASA North & Northeast Meeting

Jan. 10: School Choice registrations and auditors fees due

Jan. 16: DASA Central Meeting

Jan. 19: DASA Southeast Meeting

Jan. 25: DASA Executive Meeting

Jan. 24 - Feb. 4: Catholic Schools Week

2022-23 Schools Calendar
Important Dates for Private School Choice Programs
New Items

Navigating the SNSP

Did you know that WCRIS (Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools) hosts a free "Lunch and Learn" webinar each month. These sessions share a wealth of information and can help you and your school.

Don’t forget to register for our December 7 webinar, Navigating the Special Needs Scholarship Program! The webinar will feature guest presenters from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) to equip you with best practices for joining and participating in the SNSP. 

If you have a topic suggestion or feedback from previous webinars, please send comments here

Register Now

Mental Health Webinar

The next webinar will focus on Harm Reduction – a big topic right now with regards to overdoses and kids/teens using drugs. Attached is the information and the QR code (below) to log on. Or you can use the URL:

Lumen Christi / Advancing the Mission Foundation Grants

Due Dec. 1 

The Catholic Foundation considers grant applications annually from Catholic parishes and schools, qualified individuals for scholarships, Catholic entities and other types of charitable organizations whose missions do not conflict with Catholic teachings. All applicants must be located within the Diocese of Green Bay.Applications are accepted from October 1 to December 1. Your grant application must be submitted to the Foundation by December 1 to receive consideration for funding in the upcoming year. Grant determinations are made in March with applicants being notified of final outcomes in spring. If a grant is awarded, grant checks will be mailed by June 30.

School Choice Info


•Deadline for schools to submit to the DPI the September 2022 Enrollment Audit Payment Process, Pupil Count Report & Audit 


•Deadline for schools to submit to the DPI the 2022-23 Fiscal and Internal Control Practices Report 

•Deadline for schools to correct 2022-23 school year applications received prior to the third Friday in September, as permitted by Wisconsin Administrative Codes PI 35 and 48. Schools should work with their auditors to make corrections as part of the September 2022 Enrollment Audit. 


2023-24 Required School Registration - New & Continuing Schools

Schools must review and complete the documents in the New Schools or Continuing Schools table at the DPI Website by January 10, 2023. Additionally, all schools must review the documents under All Schools.

Curriculum Corner

Catholic Schools Success

Recently, there have been several great articles highlighting the successes of Catholic education in our country. Take minute to read and share the good news. Well done, Catholic school educators!

New York Post

“As Partnership School’s Kathleen Porter-Magee pointed out, if Catholic schools were a state, they’d be the highest-performing state in the nation. They’d also be the most cost-effective state — by a long shot."

The Leaven

"Our mission is not just to get our students into a career. Our mission is to make saints and to help our students get to heaven."

Surveys for Principals 

Please take a few minutes to complete the three surveys below ASAP. Your answers will help drive our DASA discussions. The link to the Renaissance survey has been fixed.

MAP Assessment
Curriculum Standards
Renaissance Resources

Renaissance Learning Presentation

We are excited to share why more than two-thirds of US Catholic schools rely on Renaissance assessment, practice, instruction, and data solutions to improve student outcomes. Renaissance is here to support Catholic school educators in your mission to provide a rigorous academic curriculum that integrates faith, culture, and life. Additionally, pieces of our practice solutions are able to be used with your current MAP data to engage and meet your learners where they are at.

Click here for more information.

Worth Repeating

Principal & President Lunch

with Bishop Ricken

Please join us for lunch with Bishop Ricken on December 1 at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality. Watch for an invitation with more details.

We will have a short meeting and a presentation by Renaissance Learning after lunch. There will be no DASA meetings in December.

Grant Window Opens at

Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation is pleased to announce it is accepting grant applications. 

Grants awarded by the Catholic Foundation benefit Catholic schools, parishes, and ministries in our Diocese. There are multiple grant opportunities. Grant funding generally focuses on programming and training. Schools have requested and received funding for tuition assistance, sponsoring speakers, or

special events. If there is something your school would really like to try, consider looking into grant funding to help. Requests for books and capital items are not generally accepted.

Grant applications need to be submitted prior to December 1, 2022 to be considered.

To apply for a 2022-2023 grant please go to: Grant applications

If you received a grant in 2021-2022, please complete your grant report by December 1.

If you have questions about what grant(s) to apply for, questions about grant reports or if your 2021- 2022 grant project/ program occurs after December 1st, please contact Nicole Skarda at 920-272-8292 or email [email protected].

School Choice Training

The Choice Team will again be offering virtual training sessions geared towards new schools to the Choice Program for the 2022-23 school year. As we did last year, we would like to extend this opportunity to existing schools in the Choice Program who are interested in a refresher related to program requirements (see topics below). New Choice Administrators and Designees may find these training sessions particularly helpful. The dates and topics covered can be found below. The trainings will be offered via Microsoft Teams; the link to each training can be found below as well. Please note these trainings are not mandatory but encouraged.  

All times are 3:30 - 4:30 on the dates listed below:


School Choice November

After Report Card Publication by the DPI

  • Choice schools that have a school website are required to post the school’s most recent report card to the school’s website home page within 30 days after the DPI publishes the report cards. Choice schools must prominently link, from the school’s home page, the school’s most recent report card.
  • Annually (may occur in a different month), Choice schools must provide to the parent or guardian of each student enrolled in or attending the school a copy of:
  • The school’s accountability report (complete report card, detailed version); and simultaneously,
  • A list of the educational options available to children who reside in the pupil’s resident school district, which must include public schools, private schools participating in a parental choice program, charter schools, virtual schools, full−time open enrollment, youth options, course options and options for pupils enrolled in a home−based private educational program. See DPI’s notification requirement webpage for additional information. 

By the End of November

  • The DPI remits, by direct deposit, the November state aid payments to eligible schools based on each school’s third Friday in September Count Report and Summer School Count Report (see Training 9-1: Payment Process, Pupil Count Report & Audit Overview on the On Demand Training webpage and the Choice Program Payments - Frequently Asked Questions webpage).
  • The DPI provides the 2023-24 school registration materials to schools. Information on the school registration materials will be available on the School Registration webpage (see Training 2-1: School Registration Process Overview on the On Demand Training webpage). 
  • DPI sends out the November state aid payments to eligible SNSP schools based on each school’s 3rd Friday in September Pupil Count Report and Summer School Count Report, if applicable. 
More . . .
NCEA Newlsetter Link
Click on icon below to read the latest issue of Catholic School Matters Newsletter from NCEA and Dr. Tim Uhl.
Full Education Policy Manual for SY 2022-2023

Office of Catholic Schools

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or (920) 272-8273.
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