Board of Education Minutes – March 2017

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St Stephen the Martyr

Board of Education Minutes

 Tuesday, March 21, 2017

GPC Conference Room – 7 pm

Attendance:

Deacon Ernie Abbott, Dr. Williby, Mary Maguire, Michele Humpal, Stephanie Tupper, John Kalkowski, Dawn Stock, Amie Konwinski

Absent:  Fr. Jim Tiegs, Randy Jespersen, Jen Carda, Dawn Stock

Opening Prayer: Fr. Jim Tiegs

Approval of Minutes: Minutes approved

Guest Speaker: Youth Ministry – Laura Bogue

  • Video shared – Life Teen and Edge
    • Life Teen – HS – Sunday Evenings
      • Faith Formation Program
      • Education outside of a classroom model
      • Soup supper – $1500 for Bethlehem house
      • Upcoming: Passion play
      • Hearts Open Wide
        • Youth Ministry Service Program: Outreach Program
        • Open to all in the parish; including parents
      • Working on coordinating schedules with Sr. Clarice
      • Jason Smith: Prolife coordinator
    • Edge – Middle School – Tuesday Evenings
      • Parish Ministry
    • Welcome students from all backgrounds
    • Steubenville
      • One bus filled, looking into possibility of a second bus

Stewardship & Development Report: Deacon Ernie Abbot

  • Martyr Madness – Success
    • On-line bidding success
  • Disciple Maker Index
    • On-line survey
      • Reached 20% participation
    • Archbishop annual appeal
      • Reached goal
    • Budget on track

School Report: Dr. Roseanne Williby

  • Ambassador Committee
    • 34 families attended
  • A Winning Year
    • First in National Spelling Bee
    • First Place in Bible Bowl
    • First Place in Colors of Christmas
  • Star Teacher of the Week: Cat Keller
  • Progress for Next Year
    • Map assessment
    • Creation of reading room
    • Selection of new reading series
    • New iPads
    • New editions of religion textbook
    • Creating a new math schedule for next year – new half-time middle school teaching position, and prepare the job description
    • Addition of new 3 year old T/TH preschool class
    • 2017-18 Preschool through 8th grade registration through the end of March
  • Teacher Contracts – Due April 14th
  • Award Presentations – will be given out at the all school assembly of Monday, March 27th

RE and YM Report: Mary Maguire

  • Divine Mercy Chaplet and Adoration – April 18th/19th
  • Chrism Mass
  • Palm Sunday – Sunday School will lead the procession of the palms
  • Stations of the Cross – March 28th/29th
  • Registration for 2017-18 is underway
  • Sacrament Preparations
    • 2nd Grade, First Communion
      • Beautiful!
    • 7th & 8th Grade
      • Minimum of 5 service hours within our parish
      • Minimum of 5 service hours outside our parish
    • Confirmation Masses
      • Commitment Masses: March 18/19th
      • Confirmation: May 8th, 9th, 10th
    • Vacation Bible School – over half full
    • Youth Ministry
      • See aforementioned information
    • Passion Play
      • Friday, April 14th, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
    • Archdiocesan Human Sexuality Formation Committee
      • Program to be piloted somewhere in the Diocese – potentially Fall 2017

Old Business:

  • Open House Update
  • Family Movie Night – April 8th, 2017
    • Preschool – 2nd Grade

New Business:

  • Parental Concerns/Questions
  • New members, commitments, applications, elections
    • Applications due April 24th, 2017
  • Award Committee (Michele/Randy)
    • Date extended for RE
  • Vote officers:
    • President: Amie Konwinski
    • Vice President: John Kalkowski
    • Secretary: Stephanie Tupper
  • Purchase order instructions
  • Temporary Calendar 2017-2018 Reviewed
    • School of Faith: Archdiocese

 

Closing Prayer: Deacon Ernie Abbott

 

 

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