Dr. Marinis Monthly Memo - October 2021
Greetings from Calvert. This continues to be an interesting time in education, however, these opportunities lead to creativity and a community coming together to support one another. We continue to enhance our spiritual formation by taking part in a “live rosary” event with our students, demonstrating different modes of praying and thanking God for the gifts he has given each of us. We held a Guardian Angel mass for our 2nd-grade students who were partnered with 8th-grade students. The corporal and spiritual works of mercy are alive through our school as classes demonstrate the care for all of God’s creation.
We are pleased to have our annual Autumn Auction on October 16th, a great opportunity to gather and celebrate the generosity of many Calvert supporters. Thank you for the community support. It takes a village to host such an important event, and our village is strong.
I continue to be reminded of the generosity of our community as we had an alumnus, Phil Falter, gift Calvert with tuition scholarships in honor of his wife through the establishment of the “Carolyn ‘Micky’ Boes Falter” Memorial Scholarship. Through this and many other scholarship opportunities, tuition is never a barrier to enrollment at Calvert.
Our academics continue to grow through a variety of enhancements. The elementary campus has revived the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) program under the leadership of a dedicated faculty member, Antonia Frohnen infusing experiential learning at all grade levels. The Skills for Life Badging Program continues to bring speakers into the classroom to celebrate practical skills and lessons on financial literacy through two Accounting professors from Tiffin University. A special thank you to Tom Marben and Andy Faber who shared on topics such as loans, debits, savings, and other critical financial topics. Additionally, we are experiencing the growth of our college course offerings right here on our Calvert campus. This program has grown from one class three years ago to eight classes this year! The visiting professors continue to share what a joy it is to educate our students.
We are ever grateful for our supporter’s demonstration of giving through time, talent, and treasure. We had a group of individuals led by Brad Borer, who replaced all of the classroom bulbs with LED lights at the academy and high school campus. Physical plant enhancements continue, and I welcome all to find time to tour our campuses and experience the improvements and opportunities. Please contact Rachel Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org to set a time to experience the excellence. God Bless and Go Blue.
Dr. Jeremy Marinis
Head of School
Calvert Catholic Schools