Hello Aces family,
The following Scripture verse has served as an ever-present source of inspiration throughout my adult life:
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
– Matthew 7: 7-8
In every aspect of our lives, we are called to be good and faithful servants. Throughout our schools there are living examples of people who are committed to each student’s academic development and—most importantly—faith formation. Our goal is to assist parents in getting their children to heaven.
Preparing leaders, achievers, and believers will be more than a tag line at OCS– it will be the measure by which we will gauge our efforts. Our pledge to you is that we will focus on solutions, on overcoming obstacles that come our way, and that continuous improvement will be the norm. We will be bold because we are called to be in the verse from Matthew – we will ask in prayer, we will seek, and we will knock.
Catholic Schools Week Recap
If there were ever a period of time that illustrates our unity it is Catholic Schools Week. Special events created opportunities for students, parents, teachers, grandparents, pastors and religious to celebrate our universal connection through the Body of Christ.
Each special event takes planning and hard work to pull off. We are thankful to the many parents and grandparents who stepped up to help last week. Our teachers and faculty are to be commended, as well, for their extra work and effort to make the week memorable.
I saw many happy faces last week and finished the week with a stronger sense of appreciation for our OCS family. What we have is special—a gift. A gift so meaningful that there are people willing to fight to ensure that this community will exist for many years to come.
Thank Your Parish
Once again, this year, our local parishes have agreed to help subsidize the education of our children by contributing a collective $3,000,000 to our budget. Your active participation in your parish allows you to be sponsored, therefore reducing your tuition cost by approximately $2,400 per child.
We remain grateful that our local parishes continue to see Catholic education as an important mission of the Church. Be sure to thank them for this generous gift!
Tuition Assistance News
Applications for returning families will open today, February 3, and will remain open until February 28. Please note these dates as they are very important for returning families. By applying for assistance during this timeframe families play a key role in helping us plan and budget for the upcoming school year. After February 28, a returning family will not be eligible to apply for tuition assistance, unless a catastrophic event such as death of a bread winner, divorce, job loss, major medical issue, etc., occurs.
While new families to OCS will not have a deadline to apply, tuition assistance effectively closes once funds are exhausted.
Click here for the tuition assistance link: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3CZCJ
Please contact Central Office for any assistance you may need at 270.686.8896.
Tuition Rates for 2020-2021
Tuition rates for 2020-2021 have been established by the OCS leadership team. The rates have been reviewed by the Finance Committee, the Education Council, and approved by OCS Episcopal Vicar Father Pat Reynolds.
You may notice that some high school fees (high school class resource fee for example) have been rolled into the tuition rate. Other individual fees (e.g. AP classes, band, driver’s education) will remain.,
Click here for the tuition rates for 2020-2021: https://owensborocatholic.org/admissions/tuition-fees/
House Bill 350
Knock and the door will be opened to you . . . we have the opportunity to knock on the door of our State government and ask that tuition tax credits pass as law.
House Bill 350 will allow organizations to receive a tax credit in exchange for charitable contributions. Private schools would be eligible to receive donations from organizations. At OCS, we would use the funds for tuition assistance.
Now is the time to act! Let your state representative hear from you: https://www.votervoice.net/CCKY/Home
SCRIP Future Families
Be on the lookout for an exciting announcement regarding the SCRIP program!
– Keith Osborne ‘81
Chief Administrative Officer
Owensboro Catholic Schools