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The official groundbreaking ceremony took place on April 20 for a renovation project that will accommodate an expanded early education program at Central Catholic School, one of the Notre Dame ACE Academies owned by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and operated in partnership with Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education. Central Catholic preschool students from the Class of 2032 donned shovels to officially help initiate this project.
The expansion will allow for much-needed classroom space that will enable the opportunity to support early learning programming for 3- and 4-year-olds, make full use of the existing 4-year-old classroom for STEM and resource support, and provide necessary safety measures that include more secure building access and safer arrival/dismissal procedures.
Shea Family Charities, parent company of the local Shea Kiewit Joint Venture affiliate responsible for the Dig Indy underground tunnel project, generously donated $500,000 toward this major renovation, along with individual donor support. The Shea donation places the appeal within $50,000 of the total project goal.
To donate to this important Central Catholic School expansion, or for more information about the Notre Dame ACE Academies, please contact Kim Pohovey at 317-236-1568 or .
For decades, the gym at Holy Cross has been the site for sports, socials, events, and community dinners. We are proud to share the new renovations to the gym space, including a new floor and HVAC system. All are welcome to join the Holy Cross Central community for a celebration of the newly renovated gymnasium. On Thursday, March 1, Fr. Chris Wadelton celebrated an all-school Mass with a small reception for guests following the mass.
We share special thanks to Shea Kiewit Joint Venture for their support in helping us update the Holy Cross gym!
The Notre Dame ACE Academies are hiring teachers who want to work as a part of a team doing whatever it takes to put all students on the path to College and Heaven. We seek individuals who are committed to continuously improving curriculum and instruction while serving as a model in the Catholic faith.
ACE Academies teachers:
Each school's current openings can be found in the links below:
Being part of a Catholic school is something to celebrate every day, and this week our Notre Dame ACE Academies in Indianapolis have spent time celebrating the many people who make their Catholic school education possible. From community members, to parents, teachers, supporters, and pastors, we share our thanks and celebrate each of you. Here is a closer look at our Catholic Schools Week:
Pictured above, families register for 2018-19 school year at Central Catholic Enrollment Night. IMPD officer and Central Catholic alumnus speaks to students during morning assembly. Second-grade is the winner of the door decorating contest.
Central Catholic School hosted an enrollment night and open house on Tuesday, January 20. Paring the two events together, current families could easily re-enroll for 2018-19 and introduce friends to the Central Catholic community. Principal Ruth Hurrle said their goal was to welcome 10 new families at the enrollment night, and they exceeded this goal by registering 23 new families for next year! Re-enrollment and new student registration continues throughout the month of February. Central Catholic students also lived the core value of serve by donating stuffed animals to the local police department. The furry friends will ride in the back seat of patrol cars to comfort children the police are helping.
Pictured above, Pre-K student shows the letters spelling "Persist" after the values-based lesson. Fr. Chris Wadelton cooks up pancakes for students to enjoy.
At St. Philip Neri, teachers swapped grades to teach students about this month's value, known as Values Based Lessons. For the month of February, the lessons focused on "persist." Eigth-grade teacher Mr. Mullen taught a lesson to Pre-K while pre-K teacher Mrs. Waterman taught eighth-grade. Fr. Chris Wadelton, pastor of St. Philip Neri church and the Holy Cross community, cooked a pancake breakfast for students and staff on Friday. When asked who made the pancakes, a kindergarten student enthusiastically replyed, "JESUS!" We also see Christ in Fr. Chris, who was recently named one of the award winners for the "Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award" from the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA).
Pictured above, Hanover College football player volunteers at Holy Cross for Samaritan's Feet.
The Holy Cross students enjoyed a visit from student-athletes from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference through the Samaritan's Feet International program. Each of the 240 Holy Cross students received a brand new pair of tennis shoes and socks and had their feet washed by the student-athletes. Holy Cross also celebrated Fr. Chris this week, surprising him with posters and cards after the school mass on Thursday.
Pictured above, Holy Angels Catholic School with members of the IMPD Northwest District.
Holy Angels honored Indianapolis Metro Police officers from the Northwest District as community superheroes during the first day of Catholic Schools Week. The officers, many of whom volunteer after school through the RightFit program, participated in the morning assembly and received a guardian angel visor clip to place in their patrol car. Later in the week, Holy Angels second and fourth grades video called with students from St. Luke, a Notre Dame ACE Academy in Palm Springs, FL. Students were excited to hear that both schools' goals are "College and Heaven"!
Pictured above, a fifth-grade student's reflection of why they attend a Catholic school, students in second-grade work on blankets for Holy Family Shelter, and the school community came together on Friday for school Bingo.
St. Anthony students displayed their Catholic School pride through bulletin boards and classroom door decorating. Students as young as kindergarten wrote reflections on their gratitude for attending a Catholic school. Each class also made fleece blankets to donate to Holy Family Shelter as part of a Catholic Schools Week service project.