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| . n ats in Catholic schools the Diocese of collected over this year's Penny to Tracey eacher a Good Evansville, Penny corn- members also in- r, . Vincent, a kt "nrlst the King and Jenny -her at Holy on of pennies Catholic an. 28 through )hey Which has penny dioce- or professional according to as- achers to apply ' 50 percent L fees, up to i!iiii::il)!:i/ $75, "Halverson explained. "It's been a tremendous opportunity that has promoted the whole idea of staff development." Workshops attended by dioce- san teachers include "Literacy -- A Balancing Art," "Singing and Reading Connection," "Indiana State Reading Conference and Computer Education Confer- ence," "Building an Outstanding Fourth Grade," "Math Their Way," and "Innovative Ap- proaches to Languages and Lit- erature." Halverson said the "teachers come back enthusiastic, and they share their ideas with staff and other teachers at the same grade level." She noted that the bene- fits "go right to the students, right to the classroom. It's a full circle." The money has also been used to bring speakers and workshops to the diocese, Halverson ex- plained. "We have hosted 'Disci- pline with Dignity' for 200 teach- ers. We have both a school law seminar for teachers and a 'Math Their Way' follow-up scheduled for later this year." Because of the "accessibility of professional growth that is read- ily available to teachers, it is win-win for the kids." Retiring Doriene Martin has retired as media specialist at Holy Re- deemer School, Evansville, according to Ann Moore, princi- pal. "She has run the library, taken care of the media, helped to bring computer technology to the school, organized reading in- centive programs, led the speech team and helped in hundreds of others ways. "She has taken a full-time po- sition with Visiting Nurses Asso- ciation. While we are vez3 r sad to see her go, we are happy for her in her new challenges and wish her well." Outstanding Sam Kaiser, a student at Westside Catholic Consoli- dated School, Evansville, has been named Outstanding Patrol Person. Reading Aces Chip Altstadt, Doug Cardin, Amy Daniels, Lori Jackson, Mary Beth Jankowski, Jill Lance, Bran- den Kissel, Kristin Master- son, Rachel Moers, Amanda Muensterman, Cody Red- dington, Jenny Sotolongo, Megan Thompson, Alex Till- man, Kevin Tooke, Christina Weber, Sam Wildeman, Kris- ten Frazer, Matt Johnson, Sam Kaiser, Lien Le, Kelly McReynolds, Carl Ramsbey and Linsey Wagner have won free passes to a University of Evansville Aces basketball game through the Reading Aces pro- gram. St. John's Science Fair Rachael Monconduit is the winner of .the Most Creative award at the Science Fair at St. John the Baptist School, Newburgh. Kyle LeClere and Man " II Aaron Schnur received the Most Outstanding award. Other award winners included eighth graders Robby Jenkins, first; Kevin Halter, second; Joan Anderson and Krista Rasche, third. Seventh grade winners were Jessica Jenkins, first; Amanda Braun, second, and Jennifer Theriot and Lacey Braun, third. Sixth graders included Abbie Braun and Michelle Lyons, first, Matt Harvey, second, and David Harvey and Stephen Smith, third. Fifth grader Ken Melchiors received first, Lies1 ' Schapker and Jamie Helm took second, and Brian Schnur received third place. Blue Chip Conference Members of the boy's tennis team at Washington Catholic High School, Washington, are co-Blue Chip Conference Cham- pions. Team members include David Barnett, Nate Bowling, Charlie Wichman, Jason Smith, Chad Craney, William Santo-Salim, Lucas Allison and Andrew Dayton. Please send information for SCHOOL NOTEBOOK to Mary Ann Hughes, The Mes- sage, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publica- tion. er youth of Tanzania throughout the country. award s,x years ago, Sister Kunkler and Maryknoll Sister Noreen !ter Rachel McCarthy responded to the re- 'e of Loo. quest of the Director for Youth Development in the Tanzanian lvnnistry of Labour and Youth De- velopment to initiate projects for the youth. They have been working with seven groups in four districts of the rural Iringa Region. Sister Kunkler was born in Loo- gootee in 1937; her mothex, Mary Alma Kunkler, still resides in Loogootee. She graduated from St. John High School in Loogootee, and RACHEL KUNKLER attended St. edofth e  , Mary-of-the- rreeclom Woods College for two years be- q race run by the fore entering the Maryknoll corn- munity in 1957. Her first profession was in 1960, and she received a B.S. de- gree from Mount St. Vincent College in 1965. Her ministry in Africa began in 1966 with a study of Swahili at Mokoto, Tanzania. She then taught biology, chemistry and religion at secondary schools in Morogoro, Bukoba and Moshi. In 1975, she became involved with the Makiba Ujamaa Vil- lage, in the area of development work and health education. Since 1976, she has also been in- volved with Lay Leadership training for the Arusha Diocese. Happy Birthday! Vincentian Father Patrick Harrity, provincial director of the East Central Province of the Daughters of Charity, celebrates his birthday Feb. 2. He resides at the Mater Dei Provincial House, 9400 New Harmony Way, Evansville IN 47720. Father Mark Kurzendoer- fer, chaplain at Mater Dei High School, Evansville, cele- brates his birthday Feb. 3. He resides at the Faculty Residence, 1500 Lincoln Ave., Evansville IN 47714-1520. Father Eugene Schroeder, pastor of St. Theresa Church, Evansville, celebrates his birth- day Feb. 7. Father James Sauer, paster of St. Clement Church, Boonville, celebrates his birth- day Feb. 8. Anniversaries of ordination Msgr. Clinton Hirsch, a re- tired priest of the Diocese of Evansville, was ordained a priest Feb. 2, 1945. He resides at Villa Maria, 1640 Lincoln Ave., Evansville IN 47714. Father Raymond Reising, a retired priest of the Diocese of Evansville, was ordained a priest Feb. 2, 1945. He resides at Villa Maria, 1640 Lincoln Ave., Evansville IN 47714. Anniversaries at Holy Family Congratulations to couples at Holy Family Church, Jasper, celebrating wedding anniver- saries: Peter and Betty Von- derheide, 40 years; Leon and Betty Epple, 45 years; Francis and Mary Seibert, 56 years; Henry and Virlee Schroering, 40 years. St. Benedict's Parish Council John Wolber is president of the Parish Council at St. Bene- dict Church, Evansville. Randy Hupfer is vice-presi. dent, and Nona Miller Rogers is secretary. Please send information for AROUND THE DIOCESE to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publica- tion.