As the 2021-2022 academic year concludes, we can’t help but pause and reflect on our many blessings. We also must consider how we can do better for our students and faculty and continue to pray for those impacted by school violence. Each school district offers their own value proposition. As an example, Catholic schools address the “whole person” through an educational focus on spiritual formation and growth aligning with academic excellence. Calvert is blessed with curricular opportunities for student growth, in addition to spiritual retreat experiences at all grade levels and caring for our community through service to one another. While no school is perfect, we do have a different approach to education as stated, we are Different by Design.
Calvert celebrated our seniors through Baccalaureate mass on May 17th followed by commencement on May 22nd. The seniors were then honored with a parade through Tiffin in which our great community demonstrated support and love for these students. We extend many blessings to not only Calvert’s seniors but all graduating students as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.
Calvert was able to have a more “normal” spring semester by engaging in a variety of experiences. These included visiting the zoo, Seneca county museum, swimming at the YMCA, history walk of Tiffin, attending a Mud Hens game, numerous spiritual retreats, and many more. We fundamentally believe in an experiential approach to learning and try to infuse this in every aspect of our students’ journey. We have also created a greenhouse at the elementary campus providing outstanding hands-on learning.
Our expansion of the “Skills for Life” program into the freshmen year has been a positive addition for the students to prepare adequately for life and career success. To gain confidence in their public speaking skills, students gave a brief “How To” presentations. They also learned about professions through “job shadowing” in our community to gain real-life experience. We will continue to expand this program for junior and senior learning through internship programs. We are also building an academic support department that will provide guidance for students to excel academically.
As this memo reflects the great success of Calvert Catholic Schools, it is only possible through the generous support of our community, alumni, friends, and families, and we are ever grateful. We are purposefully unique and proudly stand behind our approach. Please take time during these summer months to appreciate one another, care for your neighbor and enjoy family and friends. Scholarships and tuition assistance exist to help any family experience a Calvert education. Tours and questions regarding a Calvert education can be directed to Rachel Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org. God Bless and Go Blue.
Dr. Jeremy Marinis
Head of School
Calvert Catholic Schools