The Middle and High Schools Welcome New Staff Members

Lourdes Academy is excited to welcome three new staff members into the hallways of the middle and high schools this school year. Mrs. Amanda Zinthefer – Pastoral Youth Minister Prior to joining our Lourdes Academy Family, Mrs. Zinthefer taught theology at St. Mary Springs Academy and was a High School Coordinator at Holy Family Church,Continue reading “The Middle and High Schools Welcome New Staff Members”

Thank You for Supporting the 15th Annual Tee It Up For Kids Golf Outing

Lourdes Academy held its 15th annual Tee It Up for Kids Golf Outing on August 21 at Lake Breeze Golf Club. The event was sold out, and golfers were greeted with plenty of sunshine. The Party on the Patio event for non-golfers also brought parents, staff, alumni and friends out for a relaxing afternoon ofContinue reading “Thank You for Supporting the 15th Annual Tee It Up For Kids Golf Outing”

Returning to In-Person Learning

The hallways are filled with chatter, and classrooms are buzzing with knowledge as Lourdes Academy students returned to in-person learning on August 25. Safety protocols have been implemented to protect students and staff, including modified schedules, daily temperature checks, modified pick-up and drop-off procedures, and social distancing. Outdoor spaces are being put to good use to provide muchContinue reading “Returning to In-Person Learning”

Teaching Religion in an E-learning Environment

Middle School and High School Religion Teachers Get Creative with their Lessons A lot of teachers had to get creative these last few months of school, as they adapted their classroom lesson plans for online learning. For high school Sacraments teacher, Mrs. Abby Mikesell, this meant reaching out to members of the community and invitingContinue reading “Teaching Religion in an E-learning Environment”

Best Wishes in Retirement!

Lori Balistrieri, Marci Escamilla, and Ron Vandenhouten retire with more than 60 years of combined teaching experience at Lourdes Academy. When the new school year starts in the fall, there will be a few missing faces among the teaching staff. With 61.5 years of combined teaching experience at Lourdes Academy, Lori Balistrieri (elementary phy. ed.),Continue reading “Best Wishes in Retirement!”

From the Desk of Dr. Ron Vandenhouten, Lourdes Academy Calculus Teacher

A thank you note to the Lourdes Family: Thank you for letting me be a part of your rich history. Roughly 16 years ago, System President Stan (I’ll use first names only since that is what families do!) asked if I would be willing to teach a college course on their campus. I said yes, andContinue reading “From the Desk of Dr. Ron Vandenhouten, Lourdes Academy Calculus Teacher”

Teachers Recognized with 2020 Silver Sword Awards

Each year, Lourdes Academy recognizes three teachers with the Silver Sword Award. Teachers and staff are nominated by parents for their dedication to students and going above and beyond to foster a love of life-long learning in their classrooms. Karen Coats, Maddie VanVreede, and Carrie O’Connor were scheduled to be honored at the 10th AnnualContinue reading “Teachers Recognized with 2020 Silver Sword Awards”

Advancing STEM, Literacy, and English Programs with New Grants

Lourdes Academy attended Celebrate Education on Monday, March 9, an annual event honoring Oshkosh area teachers, principals, coaches and volunteers for their continuous hard work and dedication to education. During the event the following Lourdes Academy teachers received Celebrate Education classroom grants: Luke Spanbauer, 2nd Grade Teacher – STEM Challenge Kits, to add hand-on activities thatContinue reading “Advancing STEM, Literacy, and English Programs with New Grants”

Lourdes Academy High School Recognized as Top STEM High School in Oshkosh Area

Lourdes Academy Middle and Elementary Schools were also recently honored for their commitment to STEM learning programs. Earlier this month, Newsweek announced its ranking of the country’s top 5,000 STEM high schools, honoring excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math. Lourdes Academy is listed as #3,372, placing in the top 8%* of all high schoolsContinue reading “Lourdes Academy High School Recognized as Top STEM High School in Oshkosh Area”

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