At Knoxville Catholic High School, about 20% of our students graduate with commitments to play sports in all college settings. The first thing we do is work together, for the benefit of the aspiring athlete. Our Athletic Department and Guidance Department partner together with the family to help support the athletic recruitment process. We have found that by establishing our individual roles, and what we hope to accomplish as a team, families come out of the process feeling supported and happy with their college destination. We focus our efforts on four steps: assessing reality, planning, hearing from the experts, and celebrating.
The lesson plan, “First Encounters With Race and Racism: Teaching Ideas for Classroom Conversations,” offers teachers tips on how to strike up a conversation with students about their first encounter with race and racism and turn it into a classroom discussion. The article features links to ADL educational materials on our web site.
This blog is the third in a series of three blogs from the Diocese of Owensboro on the rationale and process for the development of new Diocesan Science Standards embedded with Catholic Identity. The present moment in our shared story as Catholic educators is also a moment of grace; one in which we may break through to more comprehensive ways of thinking about science and religion; one in which life, and life more abundantly, will find a way. It is not a call to arms, but rather a call to reconciliation between faith and reason, so that we may more effectively lead our students to live in wholeness and holiness in one sacred life community.