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Junior High Academic Super Bowl Competition



Junior High Academic Super Bowl Competition

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Central Catholic hosted a Junior Academic Super Bowl Invitational.  Participating schools included West Lafayette, Klondike, Tecumseh, Northridge, Crawfordsville, and Central Catholic.  Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 competed in the categories of Math, English, Science, Social Studies, and Interdisciplinary.  Special thanks to Mr. Joe Gerrety for coordinating this event. […]

Junior High Spell Bowl Team Takes Second!



Junior High Spell Bowl Team Takes Second!

Junior High Spell Bowl team takes second Congratulations to the Central Catholic junior high Spell Bowl team, which finished second in Class 4 and third overall in its 10-team region competition Nov. 1 at Seeger Memorial Jr.-Sr. High School. The team’s score placed CC 11th among 41 teams statewide in Class 4. The Knights were […]

Thank you CC PACE!



Thank you CC PACE!

As the school year winds down I’d like to shine a spotlight on the Central Catholic PACE organization.  PACE–Partners for Academic & Community Enrichment–was formed at the beginning of this school year, combining the key responsibilities of the former Academic Booster Club and the Parents’ Guild. The intention of PACE is to: Increase academic enrichment for students […]

Ask a Question-Give Hope-Save a Life



Ask a Question-Give Hope-Save a Life

At a recent conference sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education, Community Health Network sponsored a training session entitled, “QPR for Suicide Prevention.”  The research-based session began by educating the audience on the latest suicide statistics.   Girls and young women are twice as likely to suffer from depression, however boys complete suicide more frequently […]

Junior Academic Super Bowl Invitational



Junior Academic Super Bowl Invitational

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Central Catholic hosted its first Junior Academic Super Bowl Invitational for Junior High students.  Four schools participated-Klondike, Clinton Prairie, West Lafayette, and Central Catholic.  Mr. Joe Gerrety organized the event.  Miss Katie Canarecci, moderator for the high school academic teams, assisted with the event also.  Sister Mary Joseph graciously operated […]

Bullying-Educating the Mind and the Heart



Bullying-Educating the Mind and the Heart

In the November/December issue of Momentum (The Official Journal of the National Catholic Educational Association), an article entitled, “The Best Way to Prevent Bullying in Catholic Schools” reminds readers that teachers, parents, and administrators have an important role to play in preventing bullying, “but the key to an effective bullying prevention program is to change […]

Time Away from School-Go Big Blue!



Time Away from School-Go Big Blue!

It is hard to believe that the first semester is near an end!  Each instructional day is vital to student success.  However, there are times when students must be absent from school.  Please remember to have your child complete a pre-arranged absence form at least five days in advance if he/she will be out of […]

Committed to Professional Development



Committed to Professional Development

As good as we are, we can always get better.  This quote is the basic rationale behind professional development frequently used by Barbara Pedersen, president of C.L.A.S.S., Inc. Professional Development is never ending, no matter what your profession or career choice.  Here at Central Catholic, our teachers continually change and adapt to new expectations and […]

Dress Code and Attendance



Dress Code and Attendance

Central Catholic–What a great place to learn!  This school year Central Catholic welcomed eight new staff members, myself included.  The welcoming atmosphere and supportive stakeholders make this school special!  Part of my role as assistant principal is to monitor attendance and assist with discipline matters.  Each month in the Knightly News, I will further explain […]