As the school year flies by, I would like to share some unique news about Calvert. The foundational roots of our faith have instilled a successful journey for our students as we close out the ‘20-‘21school year. This past week, High school and Academy students spent a day of worship and service work helping our community.
Elementary students have been expanding their outdoor educational experiences. The fourth graders received custom-made boxes for creating individual gardens. They will observe and care for the progress and growth of their plants as part of their science course. Kindergarten raised and watched butterflies release themselves from their cocoons. Fifth graders will be touring and visiting the Academy as a preparation for entering sixth grade.
The Advanced Art students participated in a very special art experience named CPaRt Project (COVID Pandemic art). Frontline workers were interviewed, then the Calvert artists interpreted the interviewers’ comments and descriptions into an art piece. The finished artwork will be on display in two Art studios and 78th Street Gallery, all in Cleveland. It will also be on display at the Cleveland, Dulles and Reagan airports. A special event will be held on May 18th at the Ritz, where the student artists will present their art as a gift to the frontline workers.
The success of our art program has been great this year, with Clay Conn, Jack Shultz and Harrison Shultz received Regional level recognition for their artwork. The annual display can be viewed at http://www.govart.org. State Art Winners were senior Josh Gase (charcoal drawing and a colored pencil rendering), and Mara Waire (a self-portrait done in charcoal).
We continue to adjust to limitations for maximum health safety, May will be a busy time for students and families. We were blessed in April to have Bishop Daniel Thomas celebrate mass with us, and meet with the juniors and seniors for a Q&A session. May 13th will be our May Crowning ceremonies. The end of the month is the Baccalaureate Mass, Graduation, and senior parade.
If you happen to see our students riding through town on the Pedal Car, they are the top sellers for the very successful cookie sale. We also held our first Calvert Sweepstakes Raffle and congratulations to Howard and Lauren Stultz who won the top cash prize. Both events were generously supported by so many and I am grateful for your support. CCS is truly blessed.
As we prepare to close out this school year, we invite and encourage families of all faiths to schedule a tour, stop for a visit, or enroll by contacting email@example.com
God bless and Go Blue!
Dr. Jeremy Marinis
Head of School
Calvert Catholic Schools