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Thank a Donor Day Recap

Earlier this week, we held a special “Thank a Donor Day” within the GRACE School System!

This day is a GRACE-wide philanthropy initiative to engage students, teachers, staff and leadership in appreciating and recognizing GRACE’s generous donors who support our GRACE mission and schools.

Thank a Donor Day is our opportunity to come together as a GRACE community and celebrate the generosity of our donors. The many donations received throughout the year provide opportunities for our students, staff and system.

All nine school sites and our Riverside office will be honoring our donors and writing a personal “thank you!” We truly couldn’t do it without the support of these wonderful people.


The Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System consists of nine schools. We focus on the development of each student grounded in our foundation of Catholic faith for grades PK3-10.

Our mission continues to evolve in these unique times as we embrace new technologies, deliver innovative teaching and learning strategies, and hire exceptional faculty and staff dedicated to the vocation of education. Our current GRACE Strategic Plan outlines action steps in the areas of faith, academics, vitality and experience that have assisted us to enjoy enrollment growth over the past five years.

Please know you are always welcome to visit our schools to learn more about our offerings and the culture that makes each of our GRACE schools unique. The rewards of a Catholic education are endless. The gift of a Catholic education prepares your child and will remain with them throughout their life. Learn more about us here.

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STM Volunteer of the Year

St. Thomas More Catholic School’s Outstanding Volunteer

Today we’d like to highlight an outstanding volunteer in the GRACE community: Maria Perez Mora!

Voluntaria del Año!

It is an honor to recognize a wonderful volunteer from St.Thomas More School! Mrs. Maria Perez Mora is a dedicated mom of two beautiful children — a kindergartner, and a fourth grader, at St. Thomas More School. Maria is always willing to help wherever needed, especially in the cafeteria and preschool classroom. STM would not run as smoothly as it does without Maria’s support. Maria is kind and gentle and is a hard worker.

Thank you, Maria, for your service at St. Thomas More School!

Learn more about St. Thomas More Catholic School here.


The Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System consists of nine schools. We focus on the development of each student grounded in our foundation of Catholic faith for grades PK3-10.

Our mission continues to evolve in these unique times as we embrace new technologies, deliver innovative teaching and learning strategies, and hire exceptional faculty and staff dedicated to the vocation of education. Our current GRACE Strategic Plan outlines action steps in the areas of faith, academics, vitality and experience that have assisted us to enjoy enrollment growth over the past five years.

Please know you are always welcome to visit our schools to learn more about our offerings and the culture that makes each of our GRACE schools unique. The rewards of a Catholic education are endless. The gift of a Catholic education prepares your child and will remain with them throughout their life. Learn more about us here.

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CatholicLink Update: NCEA Conference

Mary Schaupp, Executive Director of CatholicLink, and Abbie W. had the opportunity to present at the StudentLeader Academy at the National Catholic Education Association conference in Pittsburgh on April 3. The session was very well attended with 65 participants, including K-12 teachers and principals, and diocesan superintendents. Abbie was the primary presenter and she knocked it out of the park!

The StudentLeader Academy program has 59 new registered members. They have received positive feedback and are thrilled with the level of engagement from newcomers already! They are looking forward to continuing CatholicLink’s work with new schools around the country!

They also had an impromptu opportunity to share about the CLA Immersion (year one) and Core (year two) components during a session led by the Archdiocese of Chicago’s School Leadership Director. This session and subsequent conversation provided clear indication that there is great interest in the program, it uniquely fills a void among program options, and there is widespread recognition of the need to develop school-wide leadership capacity. The team’s work leading up to this event from presentation creation, to producing new brochures, to building out https://catholicleaderacademy.org/ was extraordinary!

CatholicLink is an innovative, preschool-through-college partnership of the Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) school system, Notre Dame Academy and St. Norbert College, with the mission of attaining world-class Catholic education in the greater Green Bay area. Learn more about the CatholicLink program here.


The Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System consists of nine schools. We focus on the development of each student grounded in our foundation of Catholic faith for grades PK3-10.

Our mission continues to evolve in these unique times as we embrace new technologies, deliver innovative teaching and learning strategies, and hire exceptional faculty and staff dedicated to the vocation of education. Our current GRACE Strategic Plan outlines action steps in the areas of faith, academics, vitality and experience that have assisted us to enjoy enrollment growth over the past five years.

Please know you are always welcome to visit our schools to learn more about our offerings and the culture that makes each of our GRACE schools unique. The rewards of a Catholic education are endless. The gift of a Catholic education prepares your child and will remain with them throughout their life. Learn more about us here.

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Abundant Blessings Preschool Program

Abundant Blessings is an outdoor preschool education program at Holy Cross Catholic School. The curriculum is seasonal, place and play-based, and integrated with the tenets of the Catholic Faith. It includes a mixture of inquiry and hands-on activities, group and individual activities, indoor and outdoor activities, along with active and quiet activities. Children will develop self-regulation, problem-solving skills, confidence, and more as they learn in, from, and about God’s natural world. Learn more about this unique preschool program at www.holycrossfamily.org/academic-life/preschool or watch the video below!

Learn more about Holy Cross Catholic School here.


The Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System consists of nine schools. We focus on the development of each student grounded in our foundation of Catholic faith for grades PK3-10.

Our mission continues to evolve in these unique times as we embrace new technologies, deliver innovative teaching and learning strategies, and hire exceptional faculty and staff dedicated to the vocation of education. Our current GRACE Strategic Plan outlines action steps in the areas of faith, academics, vitality and experience that have assisted us to enjoy enrollment growth over the past five years.

Please know you are always welcome to visit our schools to learn more about our offerings and the culture that makes each of our GRACE schools unique. The rewards of a Catholic education are endless. The gift of a Catholic education prepares your child and will remain with them throughout their life. Learn more about us here.

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Canticle of the Sun

The juniors at Chesterton Academy of St. John Paul II Classical School are performing “Canticle of the Sun,” a play based on the early lives of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. The performance will take place in the Our Lady of Lourdes gymnasium on Friday, May 10th, at 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 11th, at both 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

See you there!


The Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System consists of nine schools. We focus on the development of each student grounded in our foundation of Catholic faith for grades PK3-10.

Our mission continues to evolve in these unique times as we embrace new technologies, deliver innovative teaching and learning strategies, and hire exceptional faculty and staff dedicated to the vocation of education. Our current GRACE Strategic Plan outlines action steps in the areas of faith, academics, vitality and experience that have assisted us to enjoy enrollment growth over the past five years.

Please know you are always welcome to visit our schools to learn more about our offerings and the culture that makes each of our GRACE schools unique. The rewards of a Catholic education are endless. The gift of a Catholic education prepares your child and will remain with them throughout their life. Learn more about us here.

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Class of 2025 Graduation Mass

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Save the date! The class of 2025 from Chesterton Academy of St. John Paul II classical School will be holding their Graduation Mass on Saturday, May 31, 2025! The Mass will begin at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow. It will be taking place at the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.

We are so proud of our upcoming graduating class and cannot wait to celebrate their success!

Learn more about Chesterton Academy here.


The Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System consists of nine schools. We focus on the development of each student grounded in our foundation of Catholic faith for grades PK3-10.

Our mission continues to evolve in these unique times as we embrace new technologies, deliver innovative teaching and learning strategies, and hire exceptional faculty and staff dedicated to the vocation of education. Our current GRACE Strategic Plan outlines action steps in the areas of faith, academics, vitality and experience that have assisted us to enjoy enrollment growth over the past five years.

Please know you are always welcome to visit our schools to learn more about our offerings and the culture that makes each of our GRACE schools unique. The rewards of a Catholic education are endless. The gift of a Catholic education prepares your child and will remain with them throughout their life. Learn more about us here.

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New Teacher at St. John Paul II Classical School

Today, we’d like to spotlight the new Grade 5 teacher at St. John Paul II Classical School, Ms. Eleanor Blair!

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The Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System consists of nine schools. We focus on the development of each student grounded in our foundation of Catholic faith for grades PK3-10.

Our mission continues to evolve in these unique times as we embrace new technologies, deliver innovative teaching and learning strategies, and hire exceptional faculty and staff dedicated to the vocation of education. Our current GRACE Strategic Plan outlines action steps in the areas of faith, academics, vitality and experience that have assisted us to enjoy enrollment growth over the past five years.

Please know you are always welcome to visit our schools to learn more about our offerings and the culture that makes each of our GRACE schools unique. The rewards of a Catholic education are endless. The gift of a Catholic education prepares your child and will remain with them throughout their life. Learn more about us here.

All of the GRACE school logos.
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Congratulations to Knowledge Contest Winner

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Congratulations to Father Allouez Catholic School student Dominik, who took 2nd Place at the State Level in the Knights of Columbus State Knowledge Contest in Math on Saturday, April 13 at Assumption High School in Wisconsin Rapids. 

To achieve this honor,  Dominik competed locally with 976 participants from Grades 5 – 8.  Participating local schools were Notre Dame of De Pere, Our Lady of Lourdes, Father Allouez, Holy Cross, West De Pere Intermediate, West De Pere Middle, Foxview Intermediate and De Pere Middle Schools.

The students who placed in Math and Spelling at each grade level advanced to the Diocesan Competition on March 16th.  From there, Dominik advanced to the State Level.  At the State Level,  two students from each Diocese competed and Dominik took 2nd Place for all 5th Graders. Way to go Dominik – we are so proud of you!

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GRACE Educator In-Service Day

GRACE President Kim Desotell

GRACE staff met last week for a retreat. They began with Mass hosted by St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish, followed by a talk on the Eucharist with Mother Mary Catherine of the Divine Word, M. W., and then they took some time in breakout sessions to work and reflect. The morning ended with Eucharistic Adoration and an opportunity for confession.

Thank you to Rev. Jim Lucas, Mother Mary Catherine, Jenny Johns, Katie Westhoven, Deacon Dan Gray, Rev. Mike Brennan, O. Praem, Rev. Adam Bradley, Gary Guevara, Monica Daos, and Tomerot Lambert for your contributions to our meaningful morning together.

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St. Bernard Catholic School Teacher Spotlight

Today, we’d like to spotlight an outstanding educator from St. Bernard Catholic School.

Mrs. Alvarez is the new librarian at SBS where her two daughters proudly attend. She believes that her job is not just about books; it’s about igniting a passion for reading in young minds. Reading is the secret gateway to learning, imagination, and endless adventures. When she isn’t at school, her life revolves around her family.

You’ll often catch her racing around to keep up with her daughters’ adventures and nephews’ soccer games. She is also a catchiest at St. Philip’s, helping first-year students prepare for their confirmation. Whether Mrs. Alvarez is at home with her family, on the field, in the library, or nurturing young minds in faith…she believes that her life is one big, fun, and incredibly meaningful adventure!

Learn more about the school on their website.


The Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System consists of nine schools. We focus on the development of each student grounded in our foundation of Catholic faith for grades PK3-10.

Our mission continues to evolve in these unique times as we embrace new technologies, deliver innovative teaching and learning strategies, and hire exceptional faculty and staff dedicated to the vocation of education. Our current GRACE Strategic Plan outlines action steps in the areas of faith, academics, vitality and experience that have assisted us to enjoy enrollment growth over the past five years.

Please know you are always welcome to visit our schools to learn more about our offerings and the culture that makes each of our GRACE schools unique. The rewards of a Catholic education are endless. The gift of a Catholic education prepares your child and will remain with them throughout their life. Learn more about us here.

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