Meeting Minutes May 2015

Mission Statement: St. Mary School provides an authentic Catholic education. This education allows students to be life long learners with an understanding of the call to service.

St. Mary's Catholic School Board Minutes
May 5, 2015

Present: Mr. Kieffer, Angie Jansen, Sara Lake, Michelle Myers, Annette Roesener, Kristin Hauck, Jill Dunkel, Melissa Cass, Kim Hesher, Scott Gunkel, Mrs. McNutt, Tina Gienger, Mike Baker, Jerry Schmidt, Brian Myers and Tracy Strater

Opening - School Board Prayer

Review of minutes from last meeting : minutes were approved

Welcome New Members – Jerry Schmidt ( replaced by Carrie Rupley), Tracy Strater and Brian Myers

Committee reports:

1. Finance and Development – nothing new
2. Catholic Identity Policy and Procedure – changes to constitution approved

3. Enrollment and Marketing

a. Used a donation to have St. Mary's pencils made
b. Sara Lake put an ad in the News Sun to congratulate the seniors c. Put up a St. Mary's sign at ball diamond in Kendallville

4. Principal Evaluation committee – nothing new

Parish Council Report:

  1. Bishop is coming August 9th to mass at 10:00 here at St. Mary's to recognize us for paying off debt.

  2. Next meeting is May 19, 2015

Old Business:

  1. HASA – $9540.00 is what HASA needs per year to pay bills - $20.00 a family in dues is not enough, Enter it into FACTS option? No cookie dough this fall, Try selling trash bags and do a bingo day as possible new fundraisers

  2. Motion passed to raise dues to $100.00 per family

New Business:

1.Strategic Planning – Enrollment and Marketing
goal 1 – website updated, pencils, window stickers
goal 2 – yard sign, window stickers, Bixler Lake Christmas sign

2.Elections – President – Angie Jansen, V.P. - Jill Dunkel , Secretary – Tina Gienger

HASA report:

1.Covered in New Business
2. next meeting on May 11
th at 6:30pm

School Administrators Report:

1. Spring Musical was optional this year, 25 kids participated
2. Art grant ends this year, need new grant for next year
3. Diocese had training for Theology of the Body for teens for second semester 7
th graders, will start next school year
4. Alive in Christ – new religion books for this fall ( created by Our Sunday Visitor)
5. Mr. Kieffer took a new job so a principle search committee will be formed this summer

Pastor Report:

1. Thanked Mr. Kieffer and outgoing and incoming board Members

2. Plumbing going on in the rectory
3. Met with Bishop who is grateful we payed off debt

Other Business: none

Next Meeting: Tuesday August 4th @ 6:00pm Adjournment with prayer

Monthly Committee Meeting - none

Annual School Goal:

“I can do all thing through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13