Dr. Marinis Monthly Memo- September 2019
Calvert Catholic Schools (CCS) is off to a great start for the school year with several innovative programs in the beginning stages of implementation. Our programs are designed to focus on the holistic learning experience for our students. We are providing a “Premier Education through Experiential Learning” to enrich the educational and spiritual formation of our students.
A major component of formational education is learning how to care for others through service. This practice ingrains the true meaning, understanding, and blessings that come from serving others. An Internship Program has been developed for high school students to learn professional skills for life success. We are beginning with marketing, athletic and elementary tutoring internships.
Elementary teachers are beginning to introduce the “The Orton-Gillingham Approach” to learning. This is a research-approved, direct, multi-sensory, and structured approach to teaching literacy.
The STEAM Program is bringing project-based learning to life for our students by researching and developing sustainable water solutions.
Educational opportunities are expanding both inside and outside our classrooms. “Race against Columbus,” is a new elementary school-wide Physical Education experience that challenges students to read and exercise outside of the classroom to stress the importance of education and fitness.
Calvert High School is collaborating with Tiffin University to provide interactive instructions as part of the advantage of being in a “College Town.” Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dr. John Schupp, is introducing the students to understanding how chemistry relates to biology through experiences with professionals in the community. Schupp described his chemistry students to Dr. Marinis as “respectful, attentive and engaged.”
A new communication forum at CCS is a monthly “Coffee with the Principal.” CCS families, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the Calvert experience, are welcome to join us on Tuesday, September 10th at 9:00 am in the elementary cafeteria.
Thank you to those who were able to join us in support of our opening school mass at the East Green Amphitheater. This was a wonderful celebration of faith infused education that allowed our community to come together. We look forward to continuing to be an instrumental part of the Tiffin and surrounding communities.
-Dr. Jeremy Marinis