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BCACS Supports Technology Upgrade

Technology is an integral part of students’ learning and their lives. The Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools Foundation is responding to that need thanks to your generosity! Over the last two years, BCACS invested over $151,000 in the technology upgrades at St. Philip and St. Joseph Schools. We are now working to bring fiber optics to the St. Joseph campus for high speed internet. Only $20,000 more is needed to reach the $30,000 goal for this part of the technology project. The long-term technology plan also calls for replacing all the desktop computers in all the computer labs. And, we plan to launch a student one-to-one device initiative at the middle school and introduce more electronic devices in the elementary classrooms. We’ve been blessed to receive a grant from the Zanetti Family Foundation for technology. Please join the Zanetti family in supporting this important initiative for our students.

Calling All Art Patrons…
You can help our Fine Arts Program grow from great to greatest!

Very often my conversations with our fine arts staff start with, I wish. We are blessed with very talented and totally dedicated fine arts teachers. Their abilities and gifts could take them to many academic settings; yet they choose to devote themselves to making our students flourish and to making St. Philip excel in the fine arts. These are people who prefer the tools and resources to provide the best education for our students than anything else. Recently, I encouraged them “to wish.” You have the power to make their wishes come true! Call me 269.963.4771 or email Louanne McIntyre or visit (Donate Today) to contribute so your alma mater will grow from great to the greatest!

John B. and Margaret A. (Skaggs) Hogan Medical Scholarship

The BCACS Foundation Proudly Announces the Establishment of the John B. and Margaret A. (Skaggs) Hogan Medical Scholarship Beginning this year, graduates from St. Philip High School will benefit from the generosity of two esteemed alumni; John B. Hogan, Class of 1939 and Margaret A. (Skaggs) Hogan, Class of 1942.

Mr. and Mrs. Hogan established an endowed fund within the BCACS Foundation to provide an annual merit-based scholarship for one St. Philip Catholic Central High School graduate pursuing a college degree in an area of study related to health care. The scholarship is awarded annually at the Senior Honors Ceremony.

Norman F. Lawrence Science Fund

Established in memory of Bud Lawrence, Class of 1951, his family established the Norman F. Lawrence Science Fund within the BCACS Foundation. Proceeds from the fund are used to promote and enhance the chemistry, earth science, biology and physics programs at St. Philip Catholic Central High School. Earth Science and Biology instructor, Carole Smith, expressed ‘We are very grateful for the ongoing support for our science programs made possible by this fund. We have great students and they deserve our best efforts and equipment. The Norman F. Lawrence Science Fund ensures continued improvements to our academic programs.”

Carrie Adams Fund honors the Class of 1991 Graduate

Students at St. Joseph Middle School benefit from a generous donation to purchase Texas Instrument TI-84 graphing calculators. The calculators will be incorporated into all three classes at the start of the new school year. The classes include 6th grade Math, 7th grade Pre-Algebra and 8th grade Algebra. The calculators will prepare our middle school students for their high school classes, SAT/ACT, and much more. There are many applications available which create a hands-on experience to enhance and expand classroom instruction. Students will design probability experiments, create various graphs, explore area of polygons, and many data collection applications. The calculators will be used in conjunction with the TI-Navigator system, which provides wireless communication between the teacher and students. This interactive learning creates an opportunity for math experiments and further exploration of math topics, both individually and collaboratively. We are very appreciative of the contribution from the Carrie Adams Memorial Fund that made this new technology possible.



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