b'HIGH ACHIEVEMENTSSuccess In & Beyond the Classroom*Out of 146 contest entries from 13 different schools, St. John XXIII Catholic School won first, second, and third place for the 2020 Soles for Catholic Education Walk T-Shirt Design Contest.*Eighth grader Eva Duran placed first nationwide in the Grade 6-8 Division of the What the American Flag Means to Me Essay Contest.St. John XXIII is the first school ever to have winners in this contest two years in a row. *St. John XXIII won third place overall in the Dominican High School STEM Challenge Competition. *Our girls volleyball team placed third at the Seton Tournament, and our eighth grade boys basketball team received an invitation to the Padre Tournament.*St. John XXIIIs Concert Band performed the Star Spangled Banner in advance of a game featuring the top ten ranked Marquette University Womens Basketball Team.*Samantha Bennett, Grace Linstroth, Jackie Weinrich, and Nathan Schramm were chosen to be 2019-20 state honors band members.*St. John XXIII was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Catholic Community Foundation used to fund Amplify Science, a supplementary science program for students in grades three through eight that blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers.Virtual Success #SJ23AtHomeWE DELIVER A ROBUST ACADEMIC CURRICULUM TO STUDENTSWhile providing a thoughtful pathway for remote learning in response to the pandemic, we also set realistic expectations, remaining sensitive to the individual learning needs of our students and families.In the remote learning environment, we continue to deliver high quality instruction to students in new, innovative ways.This past spring, we quickly and successfully pivoted to remote learning, offering flexible schedules, synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences, and individualized student support along with enrichment activities and Special Wednesdays including Art, Music, Spanish and Physical Education.WE DEVELOP THE WHOLE CHILDOur top priority is to develop the whole child in Catholic faith, regardless of the learning format. Even when students are not physically in the building, we continue this education in Catholic identity through daily morning prayer, weekly prayer services, spiritual formation, and social and emotional support. Teachers also begin each day with morning meetings, prayer time, and stuent celebrations and share-outs.WE MAINTAIN A SENSE OF COMMUNITY WITH FAMILIES AND STUDENTSOur sense of community and human connection is stronger than ever.While operately remotely, we have maintained engagement with families and students through weekly newsletters, photo submissions of children in their virtual learning environments, daily social media engagement, and even parades.In collaboration with classroom teachers, a Student Support system was established to further support students challenged by the remote learning environment.Along with teachers, our instructional aides also assist individual students and their families by helping with work completion and providing time to interact with another trusted adult.WE HELP MEET THE NEEDS OF THE WHOLE FAMILYAgain, our top priority, especially when engaged in remote learning, is caring for our students and families.We have provided many resources to ensure our families are well supported, including Chromebooks and iPads, mental health services, counseling outreach through our Social Emotional Coach, and information on how to access meals.'