Father’s Day DIYs

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Rather than doing something traditional, why not make him a gift? Handmade gifts are special, less expensive, and give children the opportunity to be creative with a hands-on activity. Heartfelt and handmade, Dad will surely love these DIY gifts ideas from Polk County private schools! I Love You […]

Ways to Pray on Vacation

Summer is about to be here and it’s time for a vacation. But vacations can be time-consuming, and prayer can be all too easy to push to tomorrow. Do you feel like you didn’t maintain your prayer routine on your last trip? Did you find it hard to concentrate on God while at the beach? […]

Road Trip Tips

Family vacations and road trips are great, but sometimes that much time in the car can make your children restless. Keep your children busy and entertained with Polk County private schools’ suggestions for long trips and car rides. Bring Audiobooks and Movies All the digital play your child needs can be stored right on a […]

Science Experiments for the Whole Family

At Polk County private schools, we believe science is important in the lives of our children. It allows students the opportunity to develop life skills. Because young children are hands-on learners, we’ve gathered a list of science experiments that the whole family can do! Thanks to household items, classic science experiments have become easier. Bending […]

Spotlight on St. Joseph Catholic School

At St. Joseph Catholic School, our mission is to foster a diverse community of disciples. Since 1956, we have empowered our students through a rigorous, inclusive Catholic education rooted in Gospel values and service to others. Learn about how we prepare our students for lifelong success: Academics Our curriculum is focused on project-based learning and […]

Vacation Smarter, Not More Expensive

Summer vacation is right around the corner, and that means family vacations are too. Road trips and vacations are important for creating memories and spending quality time together, but they can get expensive quickly. Find out how to save money and still enjoy your vacation! Budget Before Anything Always start by setting a rough budget […]

Life Lessons From Sports

At Polk County private schools, we believe that sports offer students the opportunity to learn and grow outside of the classroom. We encourage each child to find their passion, get active, and grow into a well-rounded individual. Learn about the life lessons that children gain from sports: Sportsmanship In sports, children learn how to win […]

Teacher Spotlight: Catherine Wilson

Get to know Catherine Wilson, the preschool director and VPK B teacher at St. Anthony Catholic School, and learn about her passion for working in education. What did you want to be when you were little? I wanted to be a labor and delivery nurse! I grew up in a family with 8 kids, and […]

Celebrate Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and this holiday presents the perfect opportunity to thank the mother figures in our lives and show them just how much we appreciate all they do. Have you been searching for creative ways to honor your mother, grandmother, or aunt? Take a look at these things that she’ll […]

Teacher's Appreciation Week

Office of Catholic Schools   May the Peace of Christ be with You!   On behalf of the Bishop, the Office of Catholic Schools, and your administrators, I want to thank you for your ministry to educate and guideour students. Each year at this time we dedicate a week to show our appreciation nationally for all […]