|Middle School Teacher|
Jill Zastrow Awarded
Teacher of the Year
CCS Students Find
in Mabel the Dog
CCS Theater Academy
Begins Rehearsals for
'Guys & Dolls'
The Minnesota Independent Schools Forum (MISF) announced this week that Jill Zastrow, a middle school science teacher at Carondelet was awarded the 2017 K-8 Teacher of the Year. The award recognizes excellence in Minnesota’s private and independent school community, and serves as the only state-wide awards event for nonpublic education. Jill Zastrow was nominated for her exemplary contributions to education modeled both within and beyond the classroom. Carondelet's Director of Admissions, Megan Hower, was also recognized by MISF with a "Behind the Scenes Award" for her contributions to the school community. An awards banquet will be held at the University of St. Thomas on Sunday, April 30.
More about the Awards and Carondelet Honorees>>
Carondelet students have had a very special reading buddy this year- Mabel the Dog! Mabel isn't just any dog; she's a registered therapy dog with the Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) program. Each week, Mabel visits one of Carondelet's second or third grade classrooms with owner/handler and CCS parent, Breana Walton.
These specially-trained dogs and handlers visit schools and libraries to help improve literacy skills of children by employing a powerful and proven method: having students read to their four-legged friend. Today, hundreds of registered READ teams work throughout the United States. Mabel is just one more reason we love to celebrate "I Love to Read Month!"
Carondelet is excited to announce this year's Middle School Spring Musical, Guys & Dolls! The musical, directed by Heather Dorsey, runs Thursday, May 11; Friday, May 12; Saturday, May 13; and Sunday, May 14 at the Academy of Holy Angels. For more information, keep your eye on the Middle School Musical webpage.
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