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SPECIAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SECTION JANUARY 28 1994 E Catholic Schools Week: A 20-year celebration annual tion of both U.S. education and "We need to redouble our ef- Week will be Catholic schools in particular, forts to bring the facts about ,Ig0 Catholic el- "Every American has a stake our schools m the quality acad- " '  and secondary in education. Old or young, emic courses, the excellent per- the nation, and Schools throughout parent or not, we are all re- formances of our students on sponsible for the future of this national tests, the persistent fEvansville, Jan- country. And that future will and ongoing involvement in February 5. be determined by how well we Christian service activities, the erae is "Support educate our children," said outstanding career-track  ] " " Your Catherine T. McNamee, C.S.J., president of the National records of our graduates m to range from pa- Catholic Educational Associa- the attention of the people who  to corn- tion (NCEA). do not know us." and Lourdes Sheehan, R.S.M., USCC is the national public Lgned to secretary of education, United policy organization of the U.S. legood news of States Catholic Conference bishops. NCEA represents (USCC), said the week serves more than 200,000 educators " Catholic Schools to spread the good news about serving 7.6 million students in fO] as a celebra- Catholic schools. Catholic education at all levels .... Remembering our favorite teachers An Evening Prayer answers to the questions except a profound impact on my life! Night is falling, Mother for me because Sister Brenda Donna Halverson Dear, and the long day is always reviewed it until it ran Coordinator of Support o'er. And before they loved out of our ears, but I wasn't Services image, I am kneeling once there when she reviewed. Office of Education more. To thank thee for There were nearly 100 defini- keeping me safe through tions for me to memorize and, Franciscan Sister Mary Irene, Sacred Heart School, Dubuque, Iowa, eighth grade, 1945: Thank you for teaching me honesty, in the this day. To ask thee this of course, I was very, very wor- night to keep evil away. ried. But she understood and Many times have I fallen she made everyone take it, ex- to day, Mother Dear. Many cept for me. graces neglected since last I That's how understanding simplest way and showing me knelt here. With thou, not she was and not only was she that y reason to be on this . , pity, my own Mother mild, very understanding, but sne "earth is to se other. .... : * Ask Jesus to pardon the sins made everyone feel like they Bonnie Ready of thy child. I am going to were worth a whole lot. She Vincennes rest for the day's work is paid special attention to each done. Its hours and its me- one of us and brought out the Sister Mercedes, Holy ments have passed one by best in all of us Cress School, Fort Branch: one. And the God who will This kind of teacher can only First of all, no one could go judge me, has counted them be found in one place.., in a without mentioning their own all. He has numbered each Catholic School. Mother, or even their own grace, he has counted each Sara Bradley Grandmother. Mine would fall. In his book they are Washington Catholic make sure you first did not for- teacher in Benedictine Sister Maria, written, against the last Middle School get to eat your pie crust, even if the Holy Redeemer School, Day. 0 Mother, ask Jesus to Washington it were breakfast and that's all will be Evansville, 1961-62: Thank wash them away, for one you had. She made sure you c Schools you for giving me the feeling drop of his blood, which for had nice warm wool over your that you saw me as an individ- sinners was spilt, Is suffi- Sheila Seib, Westside chest if a cold was coming and ual; for your kindness and for cient to cleanse the whole Catholic Consolidated rocked you to sleep just in sight readers to giving me a beautiful holy card world from its guilt. And if School, Evansville, 1993-94: of the Rosary hanging on a nail ;enories of for Easter. It was a picture of before morning I shall draw All teachers have a special by the door. difference the Holy Family and the rues- my last breath, and the glow and usually that glow If there was a sale on ham. reSPonses, sage you put on the back (I still sleep that I take be the long burns out after a while. But burger or for that matter even have it) resounds in my head sleep of death, Be near me we're almost half-way through an ox heart, she would walk still today Patty, Christ died dear Mother for Jesus' dear the year and Miss Seib's glow across town to have it, that was for you. What are you doing for sake. When my soul on eter- is still burning bright, my Grandma Reinhart. St. him?" nity's shore shall awake. Miss Seib is caring, loving The other teacher who taught v, Patricia Ann Fulton Amen. and fun to be with. She is a fa. Voight great person, not only for her at Holy Cross School, Fort Branch, Sister Mercedes, I will Mrs. Evansville personality, but for her willing. grade hess to share. She shares her always remember too. It always sends me aback in Viola DeKemper Henke, Charles Sehnell, 1923-24, education, time and things St. Raphael School, Dubois, Ellsworth School, with, not only me, but all of the when I remember her patient tn the 1931: This is a prayer our Ellsworth, Indiana: Thank fifth grade students at WCCS. care. She was sure everyone shy teacher Miss DeKemper gave to you for being a very kind, con- She is a wonderful person and was knowledgeable of Latin. i will always remember her spe. day I our class near the end of the siderate and caring school- I hope her glow never burns cial care of the servers before 'mpson school term. teacher, out. t of It made me realize I never Mrs. Alma Sehnell Anthony Catanesv Mass -- I guess especially be. me was a good student and simply Bremner-Schrviner Evansville cause of my brothers. Anyway, Were and lacked applying myself to Jasper they were all boys. She prac- That studying. Sister Christine Marie, :iced tirelessly with them their self.eonfi. She would come to my home Montgomery Catholic High Latin prayers. To me. this was and help me to my hardship Sister Brenda Engleman, School, Montgomery, Al- very beautiful. It seemed no one teach, studies after school hours. 1992-93, Washington abama: Thank you for inspir, had any trouble learning the (now As it was it helped me in Catholic Middle Sehool, ing me to read, to think, to prayers. I truly believed this graduating with a First Grade Washington: In the last week write and to dream! drew a clear line between the .am SUre Diploma at the end of my of my sixth grade year, I broke The skills learned in Sister boys and the girls. Why, I can- Impact eighth grade year. my ankle. My teacher was Sis. Christine's English classes as not really explain with all I.Q. lttl Iti It has helped me many times ter Brenda Engleman and she well as her constant encourage, tests. It was really enough for am over the years, was giving a huge test on every- men: in my writing endeavors me. I can not forget this and "Lappe Loretta Fischer thing that we had covered that have been among my most the love that went into it. vanzvtlle Jasper year. Most everyone knew the cherished blessings, She made Continued on Po4 B