Saint Augie’s School SPECIAL
(This will be a monthly newsletter and will be found on the back of the parish calendar. This introductory issue is a little longer.)
INTRODUCTION TO OUR STAFF FOR 2006-2007
Principal – Mrs. Nancy Schroeder from Leipsic
Mrs. Katie Hohenbrink from Defiance
Mrs. Tina Barlage from Hamler
First Grade – Mrs. Susan Gray from Napoleon
Second Grade – Mrs. Laura Lause from Napoleon
Third Grade – Mrs. Jane Recker from Napoleon
Fourth Grade & morning extended day – Mrs. Joyce Corbin from Custar
Fifth Grade – Mrs. Christy Burgei from Napoleon
Sixth Grade – Mr. Matt Cramer from Napoleon
Seventh and Eighth Grade – Mrs. Kris Deniston from Defiance
Band – Mrs. Tracey Miller from Napoleon
– Mrs. Karen Miller from Napoleon
Speech Therapist – Mrs. Ila Hicks from Waterville
Intervention Specialist – Miss Julia Myers from Napoleon
Computer – Mrs. Maria Berry from Napoleon
After School (extended day) Program Teacher – Mrs. Megan Brickner from Ottawa
School Secretary – Mrs. Faith Koch from Napoleon
Custodian – Mr. Phil Kelley from Napoleon
Cook – Mrs. Patricia Birtcher from Napoleon
Dishwasher – Mrs. Carla Sherriff from Napoleon
Volunteer Preschool Aide – Mrs. Erin Stiltner from Napoleon
Volunteer Librarian – Mrs. Emily Collins from Napoleon
Volunteer Library Aide – Mrs. Lisa Lauter from Liberty Center
We also have many other volunteers throughout the year for various projects.
SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR 2006-2007
DID YOU KNOW:
Tuition assistance is available for those who need the extra help in order to provide a Catholic education for their children. For information, call the school.
We welcome donations from people who would like to help us in providing the tuition assistance. You may make a donation through the school office, put it in an envelope in the Sunday collection and clearly mark it “for St. Augustine School Tuition Assistance,” or call and tell me that you can help. I keep a list of people who wish to donate WHEN we need it. I’ll put you on the list and call when the need arises.
Our Mission Statement:
Since parents are the primary educators of their children, our mission is to assist parents in fulfilling their right and duty to educate and form basic religious attitudes, thus preparing the child to develop into a mature Christian witness.
Parents who choose St. Augustine to assist their efforts to educate their child are investing in their child’s future by providing a lifelong gift. A solid academic program infused with Catholic values and supported by parents will go a long way to help children develop into mature Christian witnesses.
St. Augustine School had a humble beginning back in 1865. St. Augustine parishioners built their first school, which was a small 26’ X 36’ wooden structure.
In 1875, the central downtown lots were purchased and a new school was built. In 1878, the Notre Dame Sisters arrived to take over the school. In 1924, the old structure was torn down and a new modern school was erected. The present school was dedicated in April of 1925.
In the 1920s, the school cafeteria was moved and a new kitchen and additional classrooms were built on the second floor over the gymnasium. This facility continues to serve grades kindergarten through eight.
"The Catholic school finds its true justification in the mission of the Church: it is based on a philosophy in which faith, culture and life are brought together into harmony. Through it, the local church evangelizes, educated and contributes to the formation of a healthy and morally sound lifestyle among its members." (The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School.)
"Since parents are the primary educators of their children, our task is to assist them in fulfilling their right and duty to educate and form basic religious attitudes, thus preparing the child to develop into a mature Christian witness."
St. Augustine School serves the children of the parish but the diverse enrollment includes Catholic and non-Catholic students from Napoleon, Liberty Center, McClure, Florida, Bryan, Wauseon, Archbold and New Bavaria. Students are offered a varied curriculum in grades kindergarten through eight with limited class size. Our students’ discipline and leadership skills are known in the community and they continue to exhibit these qualities as they continue on through high school and college. St. Augustine students excel academically as they continue their education through high school and college, with a good percentage earning honors.
Our well-maintained facility offers a safe place for our children to learn and play.
We are very proud of our music program of vocal and instrumental instruction, having a very high percentage of our students involved in band.
We offer daily, nutritionally sound hot lunches.
There is never a lack of opportunity to participate in activities at St. Augustine School.
The school’s Student Council involves students in grades one to eight with officers from the seventh and eighth grades providing leadership.
Field trips to the Toledo Zoo, COSI, Art Museum, theater and more are regularly scheduled. Bi-annual trips for the upper classes also take place. They include trips to Columbus visiting the state capitol and an extended trip to Washington D.C. and Colonial Williamsburg.
We have two musical productions a year and an after school drama event has been added this year.
Interscholastic sports competitions in football, soccer, volleyball and basketball are organized through the St. Augustine Athletic Club.
St. Augustine School Is The Choice For You
St. Augustine School is in a unique position as it is the only Catholic School in Henry County. Reasons to choose St. Augustine School:
- We offer a Christian based curriculum.
- We offer a low Student per teacher ratio.
- A high percentage of our graduates receive honors in their high schools.
- St. Augustine offers a full vocal and instrumental music program.
- We offer a parish sports program open to our students for both boys and girls.
- We have special education and speech tutors.
- Every other year our junior high children take a trip to Washington D.C.
Did you know?
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- St. Augustine students are transported daily by city and county buses.
- St. Augustine’s tuition is comparable to Diocesan averages.
- St. Augustine offers all day and every day kindergarten.
- St. Augustine offers a tuition assistance program.
- St. Augustine offers a daily hot lunch program.
- St. Augustine School is one of 11 Diocesan schools that is presently accredited by the Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association.