Education

St. Katharine Drexel School News
Are you interested in finding out more about St. Katharine Drexel School? To schedule a tour, please contact Jenni Struck, Admissions Coordinator for Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools, at 575-3358 or jstruck@ogknights.org.

We are still taking applications for the 2019-2020 school year in all classes except our 4-year-old Preschool and Kindergarten classes which currently have waiting lists. Since school is out, our summer hours are in effect and we will be in and out of the School Office throughout the summer, checking messages periodically. Please contact Sandy at 275-6994 or sfitzgibbons@ogknights.org with any questions.

Join us for a Used Uniform Sale after all three Masses Sat. & Sun., July 20th and 21st in the school hallway!

Please note that our new email addresses end with “ogknights.org” (no longer sfcss.org).

St. Katharine Drexel School Website:
http://elementary.sfcss.org/about-st-katharine-drexel
Click on the link above for the latest information about St. Katharine Drexel Elementary!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION






Our ROAR! VBS program is coming July 14th-18th from 6-8:15 p.m. each night! We're still in need of a few items to be donated or lent to us for the week. Please check the basket in the Gathering Space to see what's needed. Thanks!

St. Katharine Drexel Parish Director of Religious Education (Full-Time) 

The Director of Religious Education will develop goals, objectives, and strategies for St. Katharine Drexel Parish Faith Formation Programs across generations. Working in collaboration with the Pastor and other staff members, the director will recruit and supervise volunteers in programs for children and youth. These programs will include sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation, and appropriate grade-level catechesis for students grades 1-9, and annual Vacation Bible School. This position will also assist with adult education for pre-Baptism classes, RCIA, and other adult formation.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Fr. Gregory Tschakert at gtschakert@sfcatholic.org.

Qualifications 
· The ability to convey a true passion and understanding of the Catholic faith and a desire to help others grow in their faith

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Proven leadership skills with the ability to provide consistent and clear communication and leadership

· Strong administrative skills, able to organize and manage a multi-faceted program and multiple schedules in an efficient and collaborative manner

· A fully-initiated Catholic, living your faith in communion with Church teachings

· A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 2+ years experience in Religious Education Studies, Theology, Education or a related field is desired. Other relevant experience may be considered.


Scholarship Opportunities for Catholic Schools 

South Dakota Partners in Education is a scholarship-granting organization offering scholarships to income-eligible families who desire to attend a parochial or private school in SD. Many Bishop O’Gorman Catholic School students have received these scholarships. We encourage you to obtain information and apply on the SDPE website: https://www.sdpartnersinedu.org/. The application for the 2019-2020 school year is Sunday, June 30th.

St. Katharine Drexel School collects the following labels to help purchase items for the school. There is a bucket at the Information Center in the Gathering Space for you to drop your labels off.

· Box Tops 

· Coke rewards – Coke products, including Powerade (caps and codes from inside of boxes) 

SF Catholic School System Position Openings: Please check the Catholic Schools’ website for new position openings in the system at www.sfcss.org.

Baptismal Planning Class
Held the second Thursday evening of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Office Conference Room; The next class is on Thursday, July 11th.

SFCS Gift Card Program


Stop before you shop! SFCS Gift Cards are available in the Parish Office during the week or after the weekend Masses. Such an easy way to help SFCS students and parents with tuition!  SFCS Gift Cards are available at the Parish Office Monday, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday-Friday and after Masses on the weekend. 

NEW! We now have gift cards for iTunes, Marshalls/Home Goods/TJ Maxx, and Subway!

Other businesses include: Applebee’s, Bagel Boy, Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, Buffalo Wild Wings, Century Theaters, CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt, Cherry Creek Grill, Child's Play Toys, Culver’s, Fareway Food Stores, Get-N-Go, HuHot Mongolian Grill, HyVee, Juice Stop, Kohl's, Lewis, Look's Market, Menards, Minerva's/Grille 26, Noodles & Co., Panera, Papa Murphy's, Perkins, Pizza Ranch, Qdoba, Sam's Club, Scheels, SilverStar Car Wash, Sioux Falls Ford, Spezia, Starbucks, Sunshine, Target, TC Referee, Texas Roadhouse, The Gas Stop, Walmart, and WestMall 7 Theaters.

If you are not participating in this program, please give Tonia a call at the Parish Office for more information. It's free money for our schools and tuition credit for your student, another student or your
future student.
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