Dr. Erika Wikstrom accepts the position of Secretary of Education and Superintendent of Education
Orlando Catholic Schools Blog
by Maria Del Amo-Diocese
1M ago
Great and wonderful are all your works, Lord, mighty God (Psalm 98) April 23, 2024 Grace and Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. As you are aware, in January 2024, Mr. Henry Fortier, Secretary for Education and Superintendent of Catholic Schools, announced his resignation effective at the end of this school year. We partnered with an executive search firm, Catholic Recruiter Associates, to conduct a national search for our new Superintendent of Catholic Schools. We had numerous qualified people from around the country apply who were screened and interviewed but, ultimately, we selec ..read more
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Meet Clare Collins, PreK4/VPK Teacher at Good Shepherd Catholic School
Orlando Catholic Schools Blog
by Maria Del Amo-Diocese
1y ago
Mrs. Collins’ guidance for young learners: “If they think they can, they can!” Early childhood education is the foundation for your child’s mental, spiritual, and physical well-being, which is why we prioritize having excellent PreK and VPK teachers at our Orlando private schools. Mrs. Clare Collins, a PreK4/VPK Teacher at Good Shepherd Catholic School in East Orlando, exemplifies teaching excellence by providing an enriching, safe, and supportive environment where young learners can grow and explore. With her recent recognition as Good Shepherd’s Distinguished Catholic Educator of the Year ..read more
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Gretchen Hale Inspires Students to Become Artists at St. Margaret Mary
Orlando Catholic Schools Blog
by Maria Del Amo-Diocese
1y ago
Mrs. Hale’s hope for students in her classroom: “I hope they learn that every person is an artist!” The enriching curriculum at Orlando Catholic Schools not only includes a solid foundation in the fundamentals – language, mathematics, science, and social studies – but also an education in the arts. Art classes provide students with the opportunity to expand their creativity, build fine motor skills, and develop their God-given talents. At St. Margaret Mary Catholic School in Winter Park, Mrs. Gretchen Hale leads an exceptional art program. Students visit her imaginative Art Room once a week a ..read more
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How to Prevent Summer Learning Loss
Orlando Catholic Schools Blog
by Monique Day
2y ago
When children finally get a break from school for the summer, some get a little too excited about the time away from the classroom. They commit to not learning anything until they’re back for the fall. This leads to summer learning loss, also known as the “summer slide.” You can help prevent this from happening to your child by making learning fun. Here are steps we recommend taking to avoid learning loss over the summer break. Keep Your Child Reading Reading during the summer is one of the most important ways for children to keep learning while away from school. Encourage your child to join ..read more
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5 Life Skills to Teach Your Child
Orlando Catholic Schools Blog
by Monique Day
2y ago
When we reach adulthood, there are always things we wish we knew. Beyond how to balance a checkbook and how to create a Powerpoint presentation, there are certain skills that make life easier. During summer break, you can help your child learn a thing or two about life. Here are a few skills that you can teach your child to help him or her prepare for the future: Critical Thinking Ideally, the more children grow, the more independent they become. Knowing how to think critically can give young children a head start in figuring things out on their own. When your child comes to you with a proble ..read more
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How Morning Star Catholic School Sets Children with Special Needs Up for Success
Orlando Catholic Schools Blog
by Monique Day
2y ago
When you have a child with special needs, sending them to school can be challenging. You may worry about how other children will treat your child. Even if they’re treated well by their peers, you need to know that teachers will be able to cope with the demands of their unique needs. Specialized education programs such as the one at Morning Star Catholic School in the Orlando Diocese give these students a chance to thrive. Going to school in a compassionate environment can benefit any student, but it’s essential for those who need extra care. Learn more about how this type of school can help c ..read more
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Getting Ready for Eighth Grade Graduation
Orlando Catholic Schools Blog
by Monique Day
2y ago
Your child is about to take a big step in life! The transition from middle school to high school is more than a simple move from one grade level to the next. High school and college graduations are momentous occasions in any person’s life, but middle school graduation is no different. Here are some ways you can help your child honor this major life event.  Help Your Child Become Independent Children become teenagers in middle school. Yes, your child will always be your baby, but she’s starting to grow up. Finding a balance between helping your child when she needs it and giving her space ..read more
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How Faith Can Help Children Thrive
Orlando Catholic Schools Blog
by Monique Day
2y ago
Life can be confusing and complicated, especially for children. Faith can give children something solid to hold onto when times are tough, or life doesn’t seem fair. With a strong foundation, children can thrive as they find their place in the world. Here are some of the ways faith guides children and helps them become their best selves.  Encourages Generosity Rather than just telling children it’s good to be generous, faith-based organizations like churches and Catholic schools give children opportunities to lend a helping hand to those in need. They emphasize that by helping others, ch ..read more
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Showing Teachers You Care During Teacher Appreciation Week
Orlando Catholic Schools Blog
by Monique Day
2y ago
Teachers work hard for our students. That’s why, the first week of every May, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. While schools often host activities for teachers, it’s also a great time for you and your child to show how much you care. Here are some ways you can thank your child’s teacher for all they do during Teacher Appreciation Week: Donate School Supplies Classrooms could always use more school supplies for teachers and children in need. Refer to the school supply list you received at the beginning of the school year and any additional lists the school has on its website. If you’re ..read more
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4 Fun Family Activities for Earth Day
Orlando Catholic Schools Blog
by Monique Day
2y ago
Every family bonding experience helps children grow. What better way to get the family together than to celebrate our planet? Earth Day, on April 22, is a celebration of the earth and everything it provides for people. Showing your children how incredible our planet is when they’re young will help them understand why they need to protect it as they grow older. Here are a few ways you can celebrate Earth Day as a family:   Nature Scavenger Hunt Scavenger hunts can take a couple different forms. For some, photo scavenger hunts are more fun, especially since they create tangible memori ..read more
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