IHM Wins Education Award
Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Anderson Township (OH) won Today’s Catholic Teacher’s Innovations in Catholic Education Award for its innovative efforts in promoting Catholic Identity in the areas of stewardship and social justice.
IHM was one of 12 schools honored by the magazine in a special March issue and at a banquet in April.
According to the school’s magazine writeup, “The list of service projects students have participated in is truly impressive. Primary students make sandwiches for an inner-city drop-in center, create Halloween treat bags for children at homeless shelters, and collect toiletries for a women’s shelter. Eighth-graders sell handmade crafts at a Christmas Fair to raise money for a school in Central America, and middle-school students make blankets and quilts for a town in Nicaragua. The students also rake yards in the fall, clear and mulch walking trails at St. Anne’s Convent, and bake dog biscuits for a local rescue shelter, among other things.”
Today’s Catholic Teacher presents awards every year for innovation in marketing, reconstructing or merging schools, curriculum and instruction, technology, and total community involvement, as well as in promoting Catholic identity.
This year’s winning schools came from Florida, Washington, Kentucky, West Virginia, California, North Carolina, and Missouri, as well as from the Ohio cities of Chardon, Parma, and Cincinnati. To see them all, click here.
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