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Little Flower Loves to Read

Our very own Little Flower made local news once again. Because of donors like you, the Jubilee schools continue to serve the children of Memphis and empower them with a love of reading.  "More than 100,000 people in Memphis are not functionally literate. That's according to the National Institute for Literacy. Several organizations in Memphis are trying to change that. Greater Memphis Media partnered with Saint Therese Little Flower Primary School Thursday to... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Friday, March 3, 2017 | 0 comments
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Celebrating Black History Jubilee Style

Because of the support of donors like you, our students are able to celebrate their heritage and strive to reach their potential in a safe, faith-based environment. Students of St John Catholic School hosted their annual Black History program, "Words Have Power."  Family, friends and students gathered in the gym to march, sing, listen to dynamic guest speakers from the community and watch terrific performances from both professional and student dancers. High-profile... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 0 comments
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St. John Reaching Students through Song

Mrs. Finch and her 2nd graders at St. John Catholic School posted this video Friday and have since gone viral with over 5 million views. The video shows the class singing and dancing to their new morning routine, a revised version of "JuJu on the Beat." Finch found the video on Bethany Humphrey's blog, Teaching and So Fourth . (Lyrics can be found here .) "It's really helping them stay positive throughout the day," said Heather Finch. Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 0 comments
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The Leader in Me

This year, St. John joins St. Patrick Catholic School in using a school-wide program that aims to develop leadership skills in all students. The program, titled “The Leader in Me,” is based on a book of the same name and integrates the 7 Habits of leadership into elementary school curricula. In the 15-16 school year, St. Patrick staff members studied the book together and taught the 7 Habits in weekly guidance classes. Principal Rhiannon Thomas says they adopted the program because,... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Friday, September 23, 2016 | 0 comments
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Growing Leaders

For the first week of August, seniors at Memphis Catholic ensured that the freshman class felt welcomed and prepared for their journey as high school students. Freshmen arrivied on Monday to find their lockers mysteriously decorated and filled with treats (seniors stayed late on Friday to surprise their little siblings). Then, freshmen used mystery bags filled with clues to puzzle out who their big brother or sister might be. Sibling pairs bonded throughout the week at a pizza lunch and a trip... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Monday, September 12, 2016 | 0 comments
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Meet Kristi Baird

Kristi Baird has been in education for over 18 years, serving as a teacher, guidance counselor, vice principal, principal, and assistant superintendent of Catholic Schools. She has worked in both the public and private school systems. She began her career in Catholic schools in 2003 as a third grade teacher at St. John Catholic School where she later served as Principal. She served ten years at St. John as a teacher and administrator before being named Assistant Superintendent in 2013.... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 0 comments
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Blue Streak Grows the Jubilee Family

The Blue Streak Scholarship Fund, a grassroots organization dedicated to fundraising for the Jubilee Schools, has been in existence since 2003 and has donated over $1.5 million in support of students throughout Memphis. The organization began when several supporters of Catholic schools sat down together and decided they could be doing more to break the cycle of poverty through their support of excellent educational options. Since then, Blue Streak has raised money through online donations,... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Friday, July 1, 2016 | 0 comments
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Crowning of Mary

For the second year in a row, St. Patrick Catholic School and Blessed Sacrament Homeschool Group joined together to celebrate the May Crowning of Mary. Students from the homeschool group served as readers and altar servers during the Mass and crowned Mary following the final blessing. St Patrick students laid tissue paper flowers at Mary’s feet while BSHG students brought fresh flowers to the altar. Both the school and the group are happy for the partnership and foresee collaboration... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 0 comments
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Making the Miracle in Memphis

Vision, focus, and patience. Bishop J. Terry Steib, S.V.D. has them all and has used them in guiding the Jubilee Catholic Schools through fifteen years of growth and success. In honor of his leadership, Jubilee’s annual fund will be named the Bishop Steib Miracle Fund. The fund will commemorate Bishop Steib and his enduring focus on serving those with the greatest need—children living in Memphis’ urban neighborhoods. While education was not part of young Steib’s... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 0 comments
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