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Director’s Spotlight


Beyond the Grade: Measures of Catholic Identity and Catholic Intellectual Tradition



A ratings by the Indiana Department of Education for all four LCSS schools serves as a strong reminder of our staff’s commitment to the rigorous intellectual development of all students. The “A” ratings are based on a combination of factors; including high ISTEP+ growth and proficiency rates, measures of college readiness, and graduation rates. In […]

Top Performing Schools in State of Indiana



Top Performing Schools in State of Indiana

Congratulations to our students, faculty and staff for being among the Top Performing Schools in the state as noted by the Indianapolis Star – 2018 Top Performing Schools in the State. Please join me in helping share the good news. There are many measures that reflect a school’s overall performance and indicate whether they are […]

Welcome Back – School Update



Welcome Back – School Update

Catholic Education Growing in Tippecanoe County Catholic school enrollment in the United States has experienced a steady decline over the past ten years. Since 2008, over 1,300 Catholic schools have been closed or consolidated and total enrollment has declined by 435,000 students nationwide. Despite this, data continues to show that Catholic schools do a better […]

What does STEM look like in a Catholic School?



What does STEM look like in a Catholic School?

There is significant interest in building STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) programs in K-12 education, and LCSS is also committed to the trend. What should “STEM” look like in our schools? STEM implementation can look different depending upon priorities. It is difficult to find a clear definition or roadmap. The broad goal of STEM […]

State of the Schools



State of the Schools

This past fall, I gave a “State of the Schools” presentation to the Board of Directors and our Trustees. It was an optimistic look at our last five years and a hopeful look to the future. This practice is a good compliment to the continuous school improvement efforts we undertake each year in which we reflect […]

Building Community



Building Community

Studies have shown that Catholic schools are on average significantly better than their public school counterparts with regard to closing the achievement gap in low income and minority students, building civic responsibility in their students, and getting kids to college. Our Lafayette Catholic schools are no different. We find that our graduates are between 2 […]

How Catholic Education is Preparing Us for Skynet



How Catholic Education is Preparing Us for Skynet

Many Baby Boomers and X-geners remember Skynet from the Terminator movie franchise as the computer overlord that controls the world and is trying to destroy mankind. All of this is premised on the ability for machines to “learn” and become “self-aware” in the future. Ironically, the first Terminator came to theaters just 13 years before […]

Integrity



Integrity

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31) Merriam-Webster defines integrity as “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values; an unimpaired condition; and the quality or state of being complete or undivided.” But what does that mean? Integrity, as with all of our Gospel Values, is a […]

Diligence



Diligence

“The plans of the diligent end in profit, but those of the hasty end in loss.” (Proverbs 21:5) Those that have been around me during March Madness the last few years know I graduated from the University of Dayton (Go Flyers!). Recently, I read an article about a young man named Jeremiah Bonsu. Jeremiah is […]

Alumni Corner – Bryan Stapleton & Kristin Gothard



Alumni Corner – Bryan Stapleton & Kristin Gothard

As this is the month of February, this edition of the Alumni Corner will feature an alumni couple who met at Central Catholic. Meet Bryan Stapleton and Kristin (Gothard) Stapleton, both graduates of the class of 1995. Bryan and Kristin were both born and raised in Lafayette. Their romance started early in life, with Kristin […]