Greeting Educational Community,
As I write this month’s memo, I honestly have to pause and appreciate the opportunity educators have to help young people learn how to treat one another with respect and dignity. This enlightenment is critical in our current climate that challenges the ideal of respect for one’s neighbor, and in some circumstances, we seemed to have lost the ability to reason and rationally debate topics of interest. As educators, we have a tremendous opportunity to teach our young people that it is OK to disagree, however it is NOT OK to disrespect one another or lose sight of the dignity within each of us.
Through education of the whole self, we talk about service to others, walking a faith journey together, and supporting each other's aspirations. Education is broader than simple math equations and science experiments. Learning takes place by sharing experiences, talking through life skills, and engaging with peers to gain knowledge from one another. By learning through a spiritual lens, we are able to better understand the whole person, and the uniqueness of each individual created in the image and likeness of God. At Calvert, we start this journey with our preschool and kindergarten students. We are hosting an open house at the elementary campus on March 29th from 6:00-8:00 pm for the community to learn more about the Calvert experience. For additional information please contact Rachel Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we continue to move closer to “normal” activities following the pandemic, Calvert is celebrating continual growth. Growth comes from a better understanding of moving through adversity, learning critical skills in our “Skills for Life” program, and walking a faith journey daily with one another. Faith is what grounds us in our complex world, and reminds us that there is something bigger than each of us individually. We talk about this daily, and while we are far from perfect, we strive to be better through a lens that is different by design at Calvert. God Bless our community in Seneca County and beyond, and Go Blue!
Dr. Jeremy Marinis
Head of School
Calvert Catholic Schools