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16 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana September 11, 1987 Closed enrollment Student enrollment at Memorial was temporarily closed By MARY ANN HUGHES Massage Staff Writer The Evansville Catholic High School Board was informed at its September meeting that stu- dent enrollment was closed temporarily this summer for students at Memorial High School, Evansville. When the decision to close enrollment was made, 11 students were placed on a waiting list. "Last spring, we budgeted and staffed for approximately 765 students," explained Gerry Adams, principal. "As the summer continued, it became obvious that our enrollment was continuing to grow. After we completed course changes and corrected schedule con- flicts, Assistant Principal Linda Eberhard and I sat down to study the enrollment and its ef- fect on class size. "We made a decision that the fairest thing to do for those students enrolled for the com- ing year was to stop enrollment for this school year." Adams said "reasonable class size" for students already enrolled in the school was a ma- jor consideration, noting, "our first concern must be for the students who have already committed to attend Memorial." The eleven students are now being interviewed and will be considered for enrollment to the school, Adams said, however many classes are at capacity and have been closed. "I believe this situation points up the need for parents to make decisions about their children's education early on, not waiting for the last days of Catholic high school grants Both Evansville Catholic high schools will be receiv- ing monies from the federal government for the 1987-88 school year. Memorial High School will receive $7193.01 from the Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter II Grant. Mater Dei High School will receive $5406. The money is to be used for instruction materials, audio- visual and library materials. The Education for Economic Security Grant will provide Memorial High School with $634.95 and Mater Dei High School with $502. The Drug Free Schools and Community Grant will allow Memorial High School to spend $1695.69 and Mater Dei High School to spend $1342 for drug abuse educa- tion and prevention programs. summer," Adams said. "We begin our recruiting in early winter; our budgeting and staffing needs must be deter- mined in the spring." He ex- )lained that if 800 students had registered in the spring 'we could have staffed for them." He asked the board to develop "written policies con- cerning admission" before the 1988-89 school year. HAUB STEAK HOUSE PRIME STEAKS - SEAFOOD - CHICKEN (1) 768-6462 LARGE PARTY ROOMS Haubstadt, Ind. INSURANCE -- REAL ESTATE 464-5993 AUTO HOME * FIRE * LIABILITY Make the Permanent change to new Free Check/ng We couldn't think of a better name than Free Checking for our newest checking account. What else would you call a checking account that offers: No monthly service charges No minimum balance requirements FREE 24-hour banking with MoneyMoverl Plus FREE wallet checks FREE travelers checks FREE notary service To find out how you can make the Permanent change to better banking with new Free Checking, stop by or call us today! EVANSVILLE " NEWBURGH OAKLANDCITY FT BRANCH ...... i