President Spotlight: Matt Franzino

When Matt Franzino saw an opening at Santa Fe Catholic High School 17 years ago, he leapt at the opportunity. “Because of my background in Catholic education and attending K-12 [myself], as soon as I saw an opening here, I jumped on it,” said Franzino. While he was a student at Florida State University, Franzino […]

Back-to-School Tips for a Great Start to the Year

Whether you already miss summer or you’re counting down the days to the new school year, it’s crucial to lay the right foundation for a productive year. Use these tips from private schools in Polk County, FL to make sure your children are prepared for the new year. Get Children on the Right Schedule Your […]

Personalize School Supplies for DIY Fun

As the new school year gets closer and store aisles flood with families checking off supply lists, you might notice — a lot of supplies look the same, and the colorful, patterned supplies your child begs for always cost more. However, he can personalize his own school supplies at home, and not only will it […]

Bible Verses to Encourage Your Child

Summer is an exciting time for your child, but as the start of a new school year draws near, she might become sad to say goodbye to days in the sun. With these encouraging and reassuring Bible passages, you can help your child cope with summer’s end and remind them of God’s beautiful plan for […]

Principal Spotlight: Janet Peddecord

Janet Peddecord never planned on being an administrator, but when she moved from Wisconsin to Florida in 2005, everything changed. Peddecord has been in education for 46 years. She got her start in the classroom, driven by her passion for teaching and her love for her students. But one day, the priest at a school […]

Summer Service Projects

Summer is the perfect time for you and your child to get involved in the community and spread the love of God. We’ve collected a few ideas for fun, easy service projects that will help your child become more compassionate and knowledgeable about the struggles of the world around him. On-the-Go Bags for the Homeless […]

Grocery Store Bingo

As children get older, it can become difficult to take them grocery shopping. Older children want to get up and move and not be confined to a grocery cart while you analyze your choices. However, this fun, easily-transported game is a great way to make shopping trips simpler, faster, and even educational! Option One: For […]

Principal Spotlight: Tammi Haas

In seventh grade, Tammi Haas’s geography teacher stopped her in the hallway to suggest that she consider running for student government secretary. Little did she know this would “launch the leadership opportunities that [she] followed throughout high school and well into college.” In that moment, Haas’s geography teacher set her on the path to her […]

Slow Down Your Summer to Spend Time with God

Summer means slower schedules, weekend vacations, and more family time — we all look forward to this chance to relax. However, just because you take a break from the hectic responsibilities of everyday life doesn’t mean you should take a break from your relationship with God; in fact, your summer is the perfect chance to take […]

How to Forgive When It’s Hard

Forgiveness can be challenging. Sometimes, someone badly hurts us and we don’t want to talk to them or even see them, much less offer them forgiveness. How do you find the strength to forgive when you’re angry or upset? We offer some suggestions on how to alter your perspective and make forgiving someone a bit […]