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I4 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana September 8, 1989 Catholic school enrollment shows decline; growth cycle predicted during next decade; By MARY ANN HUGHES Message Staff Writer Enrollment figures for the 1989-90 school year have declined by one percent in schools in the Diocese of Evansville. according to Phyllis Beshears. director of schools. Catholic schools in the city of Evansville report a 1.7 percent decline this school year. A total of 6599 students are currently enrolled in diocesan schools; 6663 students were enrolled in diocesan schools in September 1988. This decrease is the result of a 10-year trend of declinin enrollments on a statewide level, according to H. Dean Evans, superintendent of public instruction for the Indiana Department of Education. The 1990-91 school year is projected to begin a 10-year period of in- crease in school enrollments, according to Evans. Enrollment is down at three of the diocesan high schools. Mater Dei High School, Evansville, has a total of 514 students enrolled, clown five from last year. This includes 143 freshmen, 114 sophomores, 135 juniors and 122 seniors. Memorial High School, Evansville, has 740 students I enrolled for 1989-90; last year at this time 743 students were enrolled. There are 216 freshmen enrolled, 170 sophomores, 157 juniors and 197 seniors. Rivet High School in Vincen- nes reports 157 students are enrolled, including 28 freshmen, 16 sophomores, 31 juniors and 15 seniors. One-hundred-and-seven students are currently enrolled at Washington Catholic High School, Washington, including 30 freshmen, 19 sophomores, 33 juniors and 25 seniors. There are six fewer students enrolled this year than last year. The enrollment figures in diocesan Catholic schools are as follows: PRIMARY, MIDDLE SCHOOLS 1989-90 Christ the King, Evansville ............ ............. 184 Corpus Christi, Evansville .......................... 161 Good Shepherd, Evansville ......................... 143 Holy Redeemer, Evansville ........ " ................. 324 Holy Rosary, Evansville ............................ 337 Holy Spirit, Evansville ............................. 185 Resurrection, Evansville ........................... 193 St. Benedict, Evansville ............................ 334 St. Joseph, Vanderburgh County ..................... 157 St. Theresa, Evansville ............................. 238 Westside Catholic Primary, Evansville ................ 121 Westside Catholic Intermediate, Evansville ............ 164 Westside Catholic Junior High, Evansville ............. 149 Flaget, Vincennes ................................. 200 Holy Cross, Fort Branch ............................ 95 Holy Family, Jasper ............................... 264 Precious Blood, Jasper ............................. 131 St. Bernard, Rockport ............................. 135 St. James, St. James ............................... 80 St. John, Newburgh ............................... 246 St. Joseph, Princeton .............................. 145 St. Matthew, Mount Vernon ........................ 129 St. Philip, St. Philip ............................... 233 St. Wendel, St. Wendel ............................ 178 Sts. Peter and Paul, Haubstadt ....................... 164 Washington Catholic Elementary, Washington ......... 292 Washington Catholic Middle, Washington ............ . 102 HIGH SCHOOLS 1989-90 Mater Dei, Evansville ............................. 514 Memorial, Evansville ............................. 740 Rivet, Vincennes (9-12) ........................... 157 Washington Catholi c , Washington .................. 107 Change 2 -9 -14 0 5 5 3 -11 -12 -4 -27 -2 7 -30 -20 -3 27 -11 -14 -12 3 -24 6 6 45 -11 -6 Change -5 -3 -6 Building self-esteem; tips from the PTA The National PTA offers some tips on building self- esteem in children: -- Good feelings begin at home. Self-esteem is high in children who feel they are listened to, and taken seriously. -- Emphasize the good things children do, not the bad. -- Be a good role model. Let the children see you feel good about yourself, and that you can make mistakes, but also that you can learn from them. -- Teach children to deal with time and with money. Regular attendance at school and punctuality are primary assets to society. Decision- making with money develops a ense of independence. -- Give support when the :hildren need it. Spend time together. -- Express your own values. But go beyond "do this" or "don't do that." You might describe your experiences that determined your values, the decisions you made to accept certain beliefs, or the reasons behind your feelings. -- Discuss problems without placing blame or commenting on a child's character. Remember that children who exercise some control over their lives have higher self-esteem, preparing them to be responsi- ble and happy adults. -- Build self-esteem by say- ing, "Thank you for helping" or "Good idea!" Avoid saying, "Why are you so stupid?" or "How many times do I have to tell you?" -- Hugs go a long way to show how much you care. Tell children they are terrific and you love them. A hug will make you feel good, too. FAMILY STYLE Chicken Dinner St. Bernard's Church 6 MILES EAST OF FT. BRANCH ON HIGHWAY 168 Sunday, Sept. 10 Serving from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN ADULTS $4.50 CHILDREN $2.50 Public Party Country Store Handmade Crafts Flea Market- Games Quilt Give-Away A primary primate? A "gorilla" in a rocking chair greets students at Corpus Christi School, Evansville. Scott Miller and Amanda Uhde stand on either side of the hat- and tie-bedecked beast, a creation of third grade teacher Katie Schwenk. -- Message Photo by Paul Leingang BA R BEQur E RIBS*CHICKEN PORK*BEEF INSIDE DINING*BURGOO COMPLETE CARRY-OUT SERVICE CLOSED ON MONDAYS 425-1616 3119 W. MARYLAND FOR THE BEST PLUMBING SERVICE RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL (FREE ESTIMATES) GRANT PLUMBING CO. 484 S. 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