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Dr. Marinis Monthly Memo - May 2023

Greetings Community,

Wow, academic years move fast. Thank you for supporting Calvert Catholic Schools (CCS) as we enter the month of May with Baccalaureate and Graduation approaching in a few weeks. The difference at CCS is the student formation of the “whole” person through infusing spiritual development and learning the art of reasoning through a catholic moral lens. The spiritual foundation is now supported by robust higher learning options through college courses, a skills-for-life program involving job shadow and internship options, and an art department with tremendous leadership and students.

Under the leadership of Mrs. Marla Shultz, Calvert has a record-winning six pieces of art displayed in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. The winning 275 pieces in the exhibit were selected from 8,350 art pieces submitted from across the state. CCS winners include Makayla Coppus, Ella Dysard, Corinne Griffin, Carlie Instone, Addison King, and Harrison Shultz. Corine Griffin's win marks her second year being a winner in the exhibit. Carlie Instone's sculpture puts her in an exclusive group as her piece was selected to be a Top 25 winner. Carlie makes Calvert history by being the first Top 25 finalist for CCS. Their work will be on display at the James A. Rhode's State Office Tower through May.

CCS showcased student talent from the academy and high school by performing “Grease” under the direction of Mr. Brett Welly, what a show. The elementary students performed, “Make a Joyful Noise” under the direction of Mr. Scott Hoernemann. Each grade level was highlighted and concluded with a selection from all elementary students.

The Diocese presented the opportunity for youth to participate in the Eucharistic Revival contest. The topic was “What does the Eucharist mean to me” with over 500 entries being judged. CCS third graders Libby Boehler (multi-media) and Ivy Shultz (essay) were finalist in their division and will be recognized with a reception in Toledo.

We are blessed to walk the sacramental experience of First Communion with our 2nd graders and Confirmation with our 8th-grade students during this spring season. The spring is also filled with many experiential learning opportunities such as the 8th graders attending a spiritual retreat at Camp Damascus and visiting Washington DC, the 6th graders attending a retreat at the Shrine in Bellevue, and CCS elementary students visiting the Hayes Presidential Center and Marblehead. As the weather becomes nicer, the elementary campus is alive with a newly developed greenhouse for horticultural learning, and developing a bird club, with actual birds, both under faculty leadership. We are committed to learning through experience.

As the summer months approach, please continue to keep our students, faculty, and staff in your prayers. We are blessed to have individuals who are committed to the formation of our students. We invite alumni and friends of CCS to visit and be part of the excitement and welcome those considering educational options to learn of the opportunities. Please contact Rachel Griffith, to learn more. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon.

God Bless and Go Blue!

Dr. Jeremy Marinis

Head of School

Calvert Catholic Schools

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