UP Catholic 07 15 2016 E Edition Page 27

www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC CATHOLIC SCHOOLS July 15, 2016 27 Attention Parents The U.P. Catholic Newspaper offers a special subscription rate for college students. Encourage your college student to keep their faith alive while they are on campus. The U.P. Catholic Newspaper will be mailed directly to them from September through April. Send the student's name and address along with a $15 check to: The U.P. Catholic Newspaper 1004 Harbor Hills Drive Marquette, MI 49855-8851 SACRED HEART RELIGIOUS GOODS (906) 228-4462 419 W. Washington Marquette Great sales & giveaways are being offered in July to celebrate the Second Annual Catholic Store Month! A special drawing will also be held. getting fired up about imple- menting this new curriculum. When our principals and teachers see the other schools that are starting to implement this Catholic Liberal Arts Cur- riculum, I see it really building excitement in them to see that our diocese is leading the way. Another conference attend- ee, James Berry, who is the dean of students at Aquinas Academy, an independent kindergarten through eighth grade school in the Catholic tradition in Menomonee Falls, Wis., explained that with the Catholic Liberal Arts Curricu- lum Methodology, everything the students learn is rooted in Christ and the good, the true and the beautiful. With this methodology, we teach that Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life, he explained. The virtuous life is the goal. We want to teach our students that we are on a journey toward Heaven. That's what Catholic Liberal Arts edu- cation does so well. Implementing this method- ology is a challenge; that's why this conference is so helpful. Of the information he learned at the conference, Berry said, It's been fascinating. Other conference leaders included Mary Jo and Paul Scamperle, who are from St. Maxi- milian Kolbe School in Phoenix, Ariz. Mary Jo and her husband Paul are assisting the Diocese of Marquette Catholic schools in implement- ing the Catholic Liberal Arts curriculum. They have been generously providing beautiful resources (through their generosity, each student in kindergarten through eighth grade in the diocesan schools has received a specially designed for the Diocese of Marquette an- thology of poetry and prose book), in-services and one-on-one assistance of principals and teachers. Mary Jo and Paul have ties to the U.P. and a passion for Catholic education. They have over 12 years of experience leading and teaching the Catholic Liberal Arts curriculum and are enjoying their work with the diocesan Catholic schools. All attendees were provided conference evaluation surveys. Summary results from these surveys overwhelmingly revealed that the information was very useful and stimulat- ing for attendees and many new practices to benefit children of the diocese are sure to be in place this fall. Salisbury shared that the diocesan schools just completed its second year of implemen- tation, and recognizes there are already many tangible signs of successful improvements at many of the schools across the diocese. The Catholic Liberal Arts curriculum will be fully implemented over the next several years in all nine diocesan Catholic schools. For more information or to view a copy of the foundations document of the curriculum, visit www.dioceseofmarquette.org/catholicschools. FROM PAGE 27 PHOTO COURTESY OF PAUL SCAMPERLE Michael Van Hecke, President and Founder of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Arts Education, presents at the Midwest Conference on Catholic Liberal Arts. VICTORIA LAFAVE DIOCESAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS Holy Name Catholic School (Escanaba) teachers during the Midwest Conference on Catholic Liberal Arts held in June.

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