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10 I I I Schools Continued from page 1 expected to be complete "in 1997 or 1998 or sooner." • St. Theresa School expects 258 students in grades kinder- garten through eight. Sixteen of those students will be in the Marian Day School program. Beverly Williamson has been named director of Marian Day School, • In Vincennes, 295 students are enrolled in the pre-kinder- garten through grade five pro- gram at Flaget Elementary School. Eighty-nine of those stu- dents are in the pre-kindergarten program, according to Deidra Schleicher, principal. • Rivet High School principal Richard Kapiszka reports that the renovation of the St. Francis Xavier School is now underway. I The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana August 16, 1996 I ii i Approximately 223 students are expected to begin classes at the Vincennes school. There will be 107 students in grades sixth through eight, and 116 students in grades nine through 12. • Sara Ziliak, principal at Holy Cross School, Fort Branch, re- ports that 68 students are en- roll.ed for fall in grades kinder- garten through five. Forty-five more will participate in the pre- kindergarten program. • Lee Berg, principal at St. Bernard School, Rockport, said between 95 to 100 students are expected to enroll this fall. • There will be 140 students on the first day of school at St. James, St. James, according to Jo Ann Layman, principal. • A kindercare program is being added at St. John the Bap- ii tist School, Newburgh, according to Charlotte Bennett, principal. Kindercare will provide "the other half day of kindergarten." She said St. John's is also in the fund-raising portion of a building project; the parish is planning to add two classrooms. The student enrollment should be 300 students, an increase of 20 students over last year. • St. Joseph School, Princeton, expects 88 students this fall, ac- cording to Patricia Endicott, principal. • Benedictine Sister Christine Kempf, principal at St. Matthew School, Mount Vernon, expects an enrollment of about 120 stu- dents this fall. • One-hundred-and-eighty students, an increase of five stu- dents, are expected to attend Sts. Peter and Paul School, Haub- stadt, according to Karen Stew- art, principal. • New windows will be arriv- ing in September for the "new addition," according to Anna Bruggenschmidt, principal at St. Philip School, St. Philip. She expects 236 students in the kindergarten through eighth grade, an increase of 16 students. There will also be 50 students in the pre-kindergarten program. • Ann Friedman reports an in- crease in student enrollment this fall, as 170 attend St. Wendel School, St. Wendel. She reports that "we just added new ceilings, lighting fix- tures and ceiling fans." • The three Washington Catholic schools are involved in a fundrais- ing program, according to Dennis Bradley, principal. The building project, which includes a new roof on the high school building, also includes new classrooms, a science lab, media center and all-purpose room. Bradley predicts that enroll- ment at Washington Catholic Middle and Washington Catholic High school will be 115 students each. Approximately 269 students are enrolled at Washington Catholic Elementary School, including 164 in grades one through five, 45 in the kindergarten, and 60 in the pre-school program which is ex- panding. • Marian Heights Academy, a private school run by the Bene- dictine Sisters in Ferdinand, has a fall enrollment of 110 studentS. Schools participate in School Lunch programs Schools throughout the Dio- cese cf Evansville participate in the National School Lunch pro- grams. Children from households that meet the following Federal Income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced price meals. Additionally, the passage of House Enrolled Act 1360 by the 1987 Indiana General As- sembly provides textbook/work- book assistance for those chil- dren approved for free meals. Applications for free or re- duced price meals are available at school offices. Confidential: The informa- tion provided will be treated con- fidentially and will be used only for the eligibility determination. Food Stamp/AFDC House- holds: If you currently receive Food Stamps or "Aid to Families with Dependent Children" (AFDC) for your child, you have only to list your child's name and Food Stamp or AFCD case num- ber and sign the application. All Other Households: If your household income is at or below the level shown on the in- come scale above, your child is eligible for either free or reduced price meals. To apply for these benefits, you must provide the following information or your ap- plication cannot be approved: • Household Members: List the names of everyone who lives Council, Continued from page 7 most concerned about. They (the principals) are in the schools, they know what the needs are, and they can. feed that informa- tion to me." Members of the newly-formed advisory council include: • Benedictine Sister Mary Ce- lestin Maurer, principal at Good Shepherd School, Evansville. • Donna Halverson, ,principal at Holy Spirit School, Evansville. • Judy Blankenberger, prin- cipal at Resurrection School, Evansville. • Jeff Yando, principal at St. Benedict School, Evansville. • Pam Bell, principal at Holy Family School, Jasper. • Anna Bruggenschmidt, prin- cipal at St. Philip School, St. Philip. • Herb Neighbors, principal It Mater Dei High School, Evansville. • Gerry Adams, principal at  schoo Zv. • Vicki Kiesol. in your household. Include par- ents, grandparents, all children, other relatives, and unrelated people who live in your house- hold. • Monthly Income: List all income received last month on the same line with the person who received it. Write the income under the group it belongs in. In- come is all money before taxes or anything else is taken out. • Signature: An adult house- hold member must sign the ap- plication. • Social Security Numbers: List the social security number of the adult signing the applica- tion or the word "none" if the adult does not have a social se- curity number. • Verification: The informa- tion on the application may be verified by school or other offi- 2 cials at any time during the school year. • Reporting Changes: If you list income information and your child is approved for meal benefits, you must tell the" school when your household size decreases or your income increases by more than $50 per month or $600 per year. If you list food stamps case number or AFDC number, you must tell Reduced Price Income Eligibility Guidelines (Effective from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997) Household Size Reduced Price Meals Annual Month Week $14,319 $1,194 $276 ,, , , ,, , , i, i ,,, : 19,166 1,598 369 28,860 2,405 555 6 38,554 3,213 742 8 48,248 4,021 928 the school when you no longer receive food stamps or AFDC for your child. • Foster Children: Your fos- ter child may be eligible for meal benefits regardless of your household income. If you apply for these benefits for a los: ter child, contact the school. • Nondiscrimination: Chip dren who receive free or reduced price meal benefits are treated the same as children who pay fo their meal. In the operation o child feeding programs, no child will be discriminated against be- cause of race, color, age, national origin, sex or handicap. If you be: lieve you have been discriminated against, write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington D.C. 20250. • Fair Hearing: If you do not agree with the school's decisio on your application or the result of verification you may wish to discuss it with the school, you also have the right to a fair hear" ing. • Reapplication: You may apply for benefits at anY time during the school year. If you are not now eligible but have a ? crease in household income, e- come unemployed, or have an in: crease in household size, fill ou an application at that time. Briefly... Substitute teachers sought Each year the Catholic Schools Office compiles a listing of available teachers who will serve as substitutes. Substitute teachers must have a substitute certificate or license from the state of Indiana to qualify for teaching in diocesan schools. Interested teachers should contact the Catholic Schools Office, 4200 N. Kentucky Ave., Evansville, IN 47711, or phone 424-5536 to obtain a substitute application. Diocesan schools comply with privacy act Catholic schools in the Diocese of Evansville comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act by releasing certain directory information. Directory information consists of name, address, phone, state and date of birth, major field of study, the participation in officially recognized activities and athletics, weight and height, date of attendance, award(s) re- ceived, honor roll and other pertinent information. Parents who object to the release of any of the above infor- mation must write to the principal requesting their children not be included in any appropriate listing. The written request must be submitted within 15 days of the beginning of school. Catholic schools require immunizations Effective Aug. 1, 1980, Public Law 150, Acts of 1980, amends Indiana Code 20-8, 1-7-10 to require immunization of all children enrolled in a school. Previously, only those chil- dren enrolling for the first time were required to be immu- n/zed. Now all children must be immunized, and by state laW, children must furnish written proof of immunization by the first day of school. Catholic schools do not discriminate Catholic schools in the Diocese of Evansville do not dis- l criminate on the basis of color, sex, age or location of nationa origin. Students of other religious faiths are welcome to attend Catholic schools. Schools to use new texts Following the annual adoption cycle recommended by the_ Indiana Department of Education, high school students in --eti, diocese will be using new English and foreign language boOlS and materials this fall. • A committee ill now begin meeting to work on the cur-_ e n. culum adoption for the next school year. This process is do dunng the school year prior to the adoption year. The comWJ " tee will determine which social studies books and materials will be used in the 199%98 school year. In 1989, the diocese started adopting the same texts and materials for all of the schools i oath ,€*ko ,,,,deular areaS. This allows for greater consmte ed and a • ncy in programs offer ., earner tranmtion m the event of a transfer of students from school to another. In-service opportunities are also much eaS" ier to provide for teachers when working with one publishirlg company. Knig i Fr 0 ERVll Steak