One of the most important aspects of a child’s educational experience is friendship. Kids need to feel secure, valued and loved by their peers so that they have the confidence to challenge themselves, learn and grow. The Catholic schools of the Diocese of Lansing are committed to fostering an atmosphere where friendship with Jesus is the model for our school communities, and where children feel they belong.
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The artwork of Isabel Migan, a seventh-grader at St. Paul Catholic School in Owosso, was selected in the Cross Catholic Outreach’s World Food Day contest. She submitted her artwork last spring, and received the news of her honor in February 2016. The contest featured original drawings promoting World Food Day, which will be celebrated on Oct. 16, 2016. Megan’s winning artwork will appear on posters in hundreds of schools across the United States, and also on World Day promotional materials. Once the poster is published, it will be available to view on Cross Catholic Outreach’s website at crosscatholic.org. (Photo: Student Isabel Migan with her teacher Stephanie Smith from St. Paul Catholic School in Owosso).
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Witness the Difference at Lumen Christi Catholic School in Jackson, Mich., where over 97 percent of the 104 students in the graduating class of 2016 are attending college next fall and earned $5.6 million in college scholarships.
High school can be about the big wins. State championships. Award-winning graduates. National rankings. They matter because they reflect a commitment to perseverance, excellence and an uncompromising desire to reach the most challenging goals. But at the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Lansing, we celebrate the small victories, too, because we know that high school students still need encouragement in order to grow in self-confidence, resiliency and courage. That’s why we thank the Lord for every opportunity He gives our students to discover His presence in their lives, win or lose. (Of course, we thank Him for those state championships, too!)
Stepping into Trudy Ritter's Ann Arbor home is stepping into history.
Born in 1929 in Reading, Pa., Trudy has seen the white smoke of eight newly elected popes, and lived through World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, 9/11, the first African-American president and more.
Through it all, she has remained devoted to the Catholic Church, its faith and its education.
There’s nothing quite as uplifting as watching children discover their potential. Whether they’re learning to tie their shoes, read a book, run a mile or solve a difficult math problem, children grow in resourcefulness, self-confidence and courage by meeting challenges and gaining new skills.
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Lansing help students reach their personal potential is through a solid educational curriculum, giving students a strong understanding of the subjects they need to succeed in all areas of their lives.
Kathy Ferguson, a teacher at St. John School in Fenton teaches what she truly believes, and takes her pre-kindergarten class to Mass and adoration.
“We’re not quiet, I’ll be the first to admit it! We sing to Jesus and talk to him about what we’re thankful for. Before we enter the chapel, we ask ourselves, ‘Is there something I could change?’ If so, we ask Jesus and our Blessed Mother to come into our hearts to help.
There’s no arguing with numbers. If you’re comparing options for your child’s high school education, consider one of the four Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Lansing.
For Kari and Todd Edwards Catholic schools are a great gift that teaches their children there’s no moment when your faith drops off and your real life picks up.
“It’s just been a great gift for us to have our children live out the hours of their days in an environment that is Christ-centered,” Kari says. “It has just been a blessing to our family, the way that Catholic schools really, truly do take the stance that they are h ere to assist families in forming their children.”