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Catholic Schools

May 19, 2023

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Hail Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope.

To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.

To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us,

and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.



Newsletters will be sent on the first and third Mondays beginning in June.

Next editions of the Office of Catholic Schools Newsletter:

Monday, June 5

Monday, June 19

Archive of Superintendent’s emails:

Archived emails
Calendar Items
(See details in articles below)
Save the Date

Summer 2023

Jun. 13: Mentor Training for Teachers REGISTER HERE

Jun. 28 - 20: 2023 Sadlier Phonics Institute w/ Wiley Blevins

Aug. 1: Sophia Institute - The Catholic Faith & Science

Aug. 1: SITA Conference (in-person sessions)

Aug 2: Sophia Institute - The Most Holy Eucharist

Aug. 2: SITA Conference (in-person Key Note Speaker)

Aug. 3: SITA Conference (virtual)

Aug. 8: New Teacher / Mentor Meeting

Aug. 9: New Administrator Meeting

Aug. 10: All President / Principal Meeting

Aug. 16: Pastor-Principal Summit

Aug. 23: Jason Evert (Green Bay)

Aug. 24: Jason Evert (Neenah)

Highlights for the 2023 - 2024 School Year

Sep. 28: All School Mass with Bishop Ricken at the Our Lady of Champion Shrine

Oct. 2: WRISA Annual Reports Due

Oct. 5: All Principal Meeting at the Chancery

TENTATIVE Oct. 5 - 6: President / Principal Retreat

Dec. 7: Lunch with Bishop Ricken followed by All President / Principal Meeting (location TBD)

May 2: All President / Principal End of Year Meeting (location TBD)

2022 - 2023 Office of Catholic SchoolsCalendar
2023 - 2024 Office of Catholic SchoolsCalendar

Reminders for May and the End of the School Year

  • Obtain letters of resignation/retirement from teachers not returning
  • Review MAP data with teachers
  • Conduct walk-throughs in all classrooms
  • Request teachers’ student supplies list for the next school year
  • Distribute End-of-Year procedures to teachers
  • Finalize graduation plans/liturgy
  • Plan end of year activities, if applicable
  • Conduct fire drill
  • Hold graduation ceremony/event(s)
  • Review handbooks (parent, student, faculty) for possible revision
  • Distribute 4th Quarter Report Cards (or in June)
  • Order supplies and texts
  • Coordinate with parish calendar any school functions using the school building for the next school year
  • Work on special reports/projects and do planning for the future
  • Schedule duties for teachers for the next school year
  • Refine class/teacher schedules

Reminders for June / July

  • Send WRISA Action Plan to Diocesan Education Office by June 12 if your school hosted a WRISA team visit during the school year
  • Order supplies and texts
  • Coordinate with parish calendar any school functions using the school building for the next school year
  • Work on special reports/projects and do planning for the future
  • Schedule duties for teachers for the next school year
  • Refine class/teacher schedules
New Items

Catholic Leader Academy

The Catholic Leader Academy has space in its 2023-2024 cohort. If you are interested in learning more about this amazing opportunity, please reach out to the Office of Catholic Schools.

There will be a special concert honoring educators in the Fox Valley on June 8th from 5:30-8:30 at Jones Park. Present your school ID/badge at the entrance to get in free and receive a free drink token. Don’t forget to wear your school colors!! 

The Wisconsin Dental Association and WDA Foundation will provide FREE dental care through a Mission of Mercy (MOM) program.

DATE: Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, 2023

WHERE: KI Convention Center | 333 Main St., Green Bay

TIME: Doors open 5:30 a.m. Patients seen on first-come, first-served basis with approximately 450 patients treated each day.

WHO: Adults and children of all ages with limited financial resources or otherwise unable to visit a dental office and who do not have a medically-compromising condition that prohibits safely receiving care are welcome. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. No child care available on site.

CARE: Cleanings, fillings, extractions and limited treatment partials offered. All work provided free by volunteer dental professionals and community helpers donating their time and skills.

NOTE: Photo identification, Social Security number or other personal ID/documentation are NOT required. Interpreters will be available to assist patients who speak Spanish, Hmong or American Sign Language. Answers to other frequently asked patient questions can be found at

Please do NOT wait for the WDA Mission of Mercy to seek care for dental pain, as this could signal a serious condition. Visit for a list of low-cost dental clinics and other information. If dental pain is severe and accompanied by a fever or swelling, go to a hospital emergency room immediately!

By the End of May

The DPI remits, by direct deposit, the May state aid payments to eligible schools based on each school’s Second Friday in January 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).

By Last Day of School

• WISEdata: Schools that participated in the PSCP in the 2022-23 school year must complete a Data Quality Review of the 2022-23 Attendance Data.

· WISEdata Spring Demographics Snapshot: All schools must complete 2022-23 Assessment Demographic student data reporting in WISEdata. All demographics will be captured in the snapshot: Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Grade Level, Disability Status, EL Status, Choice Participant Status and the two data elements for Economically Disadvantaged Status-- Economically Disadvantaged Status and Food Services Eligibility (see Snapshot Preparation Guidance page).

Log in to the WISEdata portal via WISEhome to view Validation messages (check these regularly).

• Close out the school year in your SIS by exiting students with the last day of student enrollment and Exit Type, and Credential Type for high school graduates. If you have questions, please enter a WISE Support Help Ticket or contact your SIS vendor.

Curriculum Corner

End of Year PowerSchool Process

PowerSchool End of Year process is scheduled for June 30th, 2023. Please have all end-of-year reports, errors and setup completed before then. We are asking users not to log into PowerSchool on June 30th until the process has been completed. A message will be displayed on the log-in Screen on all portals and a message will go out to all PowerSchool UserGroup contacts. If no errors in setup are found the process has been finished in about an hour in recent years. Please reach out to Becky Krahn at the IT helpdesk with questions.

PowerSchool Notes

Assessment Updates

We are happy to share our schools will continue to have access to all MAP reports. While our testing options end on June 30, 2023, we are still owners of the accounts. All schools should print the end of year report for each students cumulative file.

Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, the Diocese of Green Bay will be partnering with Renaissance Star for our annual assessments. There will be training for schools as we begin with this new platform. If you have not done so already, please use the link below to note your school's point of contact.

Renaissance Star360 Point of Contact

"Sophia Institute for teachers was founded in 2013 to renew and rebuild Catholic culture through serve to Catholic education." Sophia Institute for Teachers

Each summer, the Diocese of Green Bay hosts a 2-day event for Catholic school teachers and parish catechists to attend. This is FREE to all who particpate. We are excited for the line up planned for this year.

Seating is limited, so Sign Up NOW!

Eastern Wisconsin Instruction Technology Consortium (EWITC)

Summer Instructional Technology Academy (SITA)

SITA Registration
Worth Repeating

Announcement from the Office of School Safety

The Office of School Safety is holding additional training around the state. Click the link below to register.

Boardworks is partnered with hundreds of Catholic schools across the country and just recently partnered with The Diocese of Madison to help their teachers.


Boardworks provides ready-made interactive, teaching resources for all core subjects including Math, Science, ELA, and History. The supplemental curriculum content is specifically designed to encourage engaging and differentiated learning in the classroom in grades K-12.


Best of all, we are a ONE-TIME PURCHASE!!! 


Below, I have linked in a few bits of further information that could be useful.

  1. Boardworks Overview Video
  2. Sample Math Lesson
  3. Sample Science Lesson
  4. Case Studies


If you are interested in learning more, please call 913.660.2645 or schedule time with me by clicking here.


Ian Mathews

Educational Consultant, Boardworks

C: 913-660-2645 | F: 877-418-7996

Interactive curriculum resources for K-12 teachers and students

More . . .

NCEA Newsletter Link

Click on icon below to read the latest issue of Catholic School Matters Newsletter from NCEA and Dr. Tim Uhl. (updated link)

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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