Dr. Marinis Monthly Memo - September 2021
Greetings Tiffin community! We are excited to begin a new academic school year and are blessed to gather for in-person learning. I am thankful for the support and prayers that have guided us to this point. We begin this new school year focused on three virtues of success: Prayerfulness, Respect, and Kindness. Our faculty and administration will be weaving these virtues through our lessons, meetings, and interactions with peers.
We began to celebrate our spiritual formation through an all-school retreat and opening school mass at the Frost-Kalnow Amphitheater East Green. We were so fortunate to be able to gather as a community in the middle of our wonderful town to experience mass. Calvert continues to nurture our students’ growth on their faith journeys. We have embarked on a spiritual theme of “Saints Among Us” for this school year. Each saint experienced a unique journey as they grew in their faith and will serve as impactful role models for our students as they continue to explore their own faith. To help support this theme, individual pictures of saints have been hung in every room at both campuses.
The academic programs at Calvert continue to expand as we are now offering eight College Credit Plus (CCP) classes at the high school campus. This is tremendous growth over the past three years providing our students the opportunity to interact with visiting professors and gain valuable college credit in a face-to-face learning environment. Calvert’s “Skills for Life” badging program, in partnership with Tiffin University, has expanded from the academy students, grades 6-8 to also include a freshman year program. Many critical skills that are necessary for a student’s holistic development are included in the capstone ninth-grade level, such as financial awareness, personality assessment, vocational planning, and professional development.
The elementary campus, or “little kingdom” as Mrs. Seislove, elementary principal, affectionately refers to it, is filled with excitement as we re-energize our Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) program. We are also expanding our global competencies through Spanish language lessons and enhancing academic support through our student success center. We are focused on differentiating lessons to help grow students academically.
Calvert boldly celebrates “We are different by design.” Our students experience a faith journey through academic excellence. A critical component of our students’ faith is to care for one another. This is experienced by our students through our service program, which provides assistance to others. I encourage you to visit us and learn for yourself about our spiritual and academic growth. For more information or to schedule a visit please contact Rachel Griffith, email@example.com. God Bless and Go Blue!
Dr. Jeremy Marinis
Head of School
Calvert Catholic Schools