Dr. Marinis Monthly Memo- July 2020
“Humility in God’s service brings its own success.”
The Calvert Catholic Schools establishment is making accommodations and improvements to successfully navigate the current limitations for safe health practices. God continues to shower our school community with blessings through the support of generous friends and volunteers, as we continue to advance the mission of providing an education grounded in Christian values. As a friend just proudly told me, her grandson said he loved attending Calvert because he “can pray and go to church!”
An increase in our enrollment reflects that families are seeking to nurture and reinforce the importance of honesty, morality, and justice in today’s stormy culture. The blessing and advantage of Catholic education are to be able to build a firm foundation that is rooted in the principles of love, service, and godliness.
We will be welcoming three new teachers at the academy/high school campus this fall. Megan (Somodi) Schultz, will be teaching Religion and Social Studies, and Kaylee Fredrickson will be teaching science and Spanish. Retired Spanish teacher, Señor Mark Wines will return to teach beginner and advanced Spanish. Major changes in alignment with federal guidelines are in the process throughout both buildings. Anyone visiting, please note that the high school and academy building main entrance will now be the front doors facing Madison Street.
The elementary school will continue cultivating Spanish language and culture instructions to enrich international studies and experiences for the students. Several teachers are also training in the Orton-Gillingham multisensory phonics techniques, a research-based and highly effective reading development program. With our enrollment and the new spacing guidelines, some of the grade levels are nearing full capacity and interested families will need to call ahead for more information.
Good things have transpired with some of our athletic facilities. The outdoor athletic complex has added a new field for baseball in memory of LeRoy Coleman thanks to many generous supporters. LeRoy was a former coach, a military serviceman with honors, VFW and AMVETS member, local volunteer, member of St. Mary Parish, and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Many in the Tiffin community have benefitted from Mr. Coleman’s kindness and service; and his Calvert family is blessed and grateful to honor him. We thank everyone for their generous support. Additionally, the weight room was also remodeled thanks to the generosity of Calvert supporters and many volunteers who helped.
If you are looking for an education inspired, infused, and influenced by the legacy of God’s word, we invite you to join us. We will continue to expect excellence in our academic curriculum and strive to guide our student’s growth in analytical skills. We have scholarships and tuition assistance available, and enrollment can be done online at our website (www.calvertcatholic.org) or call Rachel at Calvert 419-447-3844, extension 104. God Bless and Go Blue!
Dr. Jeremy Marinis
CCS Head of School