Dear Holy Cross Families,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We hope all of you had an enjoyable and relaxing summer break. The faculty and staff have been hard at work preparing for the first day of school on Monday, August 7th. Thank you to everyone who came out to our Ice Cream Social this past Wednesday. We had a great turnout and it was wonderful to see our returning families and to meet those new to our Holy Cross community!
At Holy Cross Central School, we believe that there is no limit to our learning. With this belief in mind, our focus this school year will be on setting high goals for our academic, spiritual, and behavioral growth. We know that if we persist in our studies and relationships, there is no limit to what we can accomplish both individually and as a school community. Throughout our school we have posters reminding us of our two main goals: College and Heaven. Let us together work towards these goals each and every day!
One way to help make sure our students are prepared to learn each day is to be at school on time every morning. Breakfast will be served from 7:00am-7:40am. School will officially begin at 7:45am. At this time, the front doors will be locked. If your child arrives after 7:45am they are late for school and an adult needs to walk them into the main office to sign them in. Please plan accordingly to ensure your child arrives at school on time and ready to learn.
Website and Social Media
In an effort to preserve resources throughout the school year, most newsletters and communication items will be posted on the school website and social media. The school website is: www.holycrossschoolindy.org. A link to our Facebook page is on the homepage of the website and the “Parent Resources” tab will have most of the information that needs to be sent home. In addition, regular weekly emails will be sent via Jupiter to communicate news and upcoming events. If you do not receive these emails, please stop by the office to update your information. Printed copies of newsletters and information will be available in the office.
As we begin this new year, we have new faces to welcome to our school community: Ms. Longville, Ms. Witte, Mr. Sigmund, and Mrs. Therber. Ms. Longville has joined us from Ohio and will be teaching Kindergarten. Ms. Witte comes to us from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and will be teaching 2nd Grade. Mr. Sigmund, who recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame ACE Program with his Masters in Education, joins us after teaching in Oklahoma City. Mr. Sigmund will teach Middle School Science and Social Studies. Mrs. Therber will be joining us as our Assistant Principal and support students through our resource program. Mrs. Therber comes to us after teaching Middle School English/Language Arts at Our Lady of Lourdes School. We are blessed to have these new members of the Holy Cross staff and thank them for saying “yes” to continuing their ministry at Holy Cross.
Everyone on the Holy Cross staff is excited to see our students this week and to have a great 2017-2018 school year! We look forward to partnering with each of you throughout the year to continue to put our students on the path to College and Heaven.
Mr. Matthew Gring
Principal of Holy Cross Central School
After a national search, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has announced that Matthew Gring will be the next principal of Holy Cross Central Catholic School, a Notre Dame ACE Academy in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
“Mr. Gring brings a compassion and deep understanding of how an excellent Catholic education develops students and their community,” said Gina Fleming, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools. “He will be an excellent fit with the teachers at Holy Cross as they work together to put children on the path to college and heaven.”
Gring is currently the vice principal at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Pinellas Park, Florida. Like Holy Cross, Sacred Heart is a Notre Dame ACE Academy. The Notre Dame ACE Academies are a national network of schools operated in partnerships between the University of Notre Dame and (arch)dioceses that focus on continuous improvement in teaching and learning, Catholic school culture, and financial sustainability.
“I believe that serving in Catholic education is a ministry, one that focuses on helping all students, teachers, and other community members grow spiritually, academically, and personally,” Gring said. “I cannot wait to get started at Holy Cross.”
Prior to serving as vice principal, Gring taught religion to third-graders and social studies and religion to middle school students at St. Ambrose Catholic School in Tucson, Arizona. He also worked there as a coach, athletic director, liturgical coordinator, and chair of the school culture professional learning community.
Gring earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degrees in education and educational leadership from the University of Notre Dame. He will start at Holy Cross on June 26.
el próximo director de Holy Cross Central Catholic School
Después de una búsqueda nacional, la Arquidiócesis de Indianapolis ha anunciado que Matthew Gring será el próximo director de Holy Cross Central Catholic School, una Academia ACE de Notre Dame en la Arquidiócesis de Indianápolis.
"El señor Gring trae un compasivo y profundo entendimiento de cómo una excelente educación católica desarrolla a los estudiantes y su comunidad," dijo Gina Fleming, Superintendente de Escuelas Católicas. "Él hará una excelente combinación con los maestros de Holy Cross, al trabajar juntos para poner a los niños en el camino a la universidad y el cielo."
Gring es actualmente subdirector de la Escuela Católica Sacred Heart en Pinellas Park, Florida. Al igual que Holy Cross, Sacred Heart es una Academia ACE de Notre Dame. Las Academias ACE de Notre Dame son una red nacional de escuelas operadas en colaboración entre la Universidad de Notre Dame y las (Arqui)diócesis que se enfocan en la mejora continua de la enseñanza y el aprendizaje, cultura de la escuela católica y la sostenibilidad financiera.
"Yo creo que servir en la educación católica es un ministerio, que se enfoca en ayudar a todos los estudiantes, maestros y otros miembros de la comunidad a crecer espiritualmente, académicamente y personalmente", dijo Gring. "No puedo esperar para comenzar en Holy Cross."
Antes de servir como subdirector, Gring enseñó religión a tercer grado y estudios sociales y religión a estudiantes de escuela intermedia en St. Ambrose Catholic School en Tucson, Arizona. También trabajó como entrenador, director atlético, coordinador litúrgico y presidente de la comunidad de aprendizaje profesional de la cultura escolar.
Gring obtuvo una licenciatura en ciencias políticas y una maestría en educación y liderazgo educativo de la Universidad de Notre Dame. Comenzará en Holy Cross en el 26 de junio.