Beginning July 1st, the Diocese of Toledo implemented a new on-line, one-stop registration program so that any adult who volunteers with our youth (at St. Michael School and through all parish activities) can complete their needed Protecting Youth requirements through an on-line system called VIRTUS. This requirement pertains to, but is not limited to, adults who volunteer with children in the lunchroom, Discipleship/FROGS, youth group, field trips, classroom helper, coaching, retreats, 8th grade trip, Scouts, nursery, prayer groups, choirs, festival, servers etc.
Effective immediately, any and all adults whose ministry includes any contact with children are expected to complete three (3) on-line components of Protecting Youth registration at VIRTUS which remain on-file for 5 years.
(1) reading and signing an electronic expectation form,
(2) completing a social security number based background check ($25) (through Fastrax) – which replaces fingerprinting (and was previously $50-$60). The parish has generously offered to cover the $25 fee for volunteers if that is necessary.
(3) completing Protecting God’s Children Online Awareness Session 3.0 (also available in Spanish) at no charge, which will take about 75 minutes (formerly the Shield the Vulnerable course was $6).
(If you had fingerprints and/or the Protecting Youth course completed within the last five years, those should still be on file, and should not need to be repeated for 5 years but you will still need to register on the VIRTUS system.)
Please contact Susan Campbell our St. Michael Compliance Officer as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org if your service in our parish includes ministry with children to learn all you need to complete your registration.
We'd like to have all this on file by December 31, 2016.
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The Student Council at St. Michael School is active in helping to voice students' interests, concerns, and ideas with the student body and administration. Through activities like movie nights and the student council snack bar, we also help raise funds for other school activities and social events.
“We the students of the Saint Michael School Student Council, in striving to foster a faith-filled Christian atmosphere in our School, adopt the following commitments:
1. To accept the challenge of our leadership role.
2. To respect the interests of the student body in compliance with the rules of the school.
3. To promote respect towards one another
4. To promote school spirit through an enthusiastic attitude for our school.
5. To be aware of and to act upon the needs of our school community.
6. To promote justice and equality within our student body.
We, hereby, establish that we will abide by these commitments and uphold the articles of our constitution to the best of our ability.”
- St.Michael School Student Council Constitution Preamble
NATIONAL JR. HONOR SOCIETY
St. Michael School established its National Junior Honor Society Chapter in 2014 with 51 new active members in grades 6th through 8th. The National Junior Honor Society is one of the oldest and most respected student recognition organizations in the United States. Membership in NJHS distinguishes students who have committed themselves to the pursuit of academic excellence, community improvement, and personal development.
Academic achievement is a core component of NJHS, but today’s students need much more than just good grades to get ahead. NJHS’s focus on service, leadership, and character helps students build the skills and relationships that will ensure success throughout their academic years and beyond.
Please email Mrs. Morman, School Counselor for more information,
or call 419-423-2738 ex. 224.
The St. Michael Drama Club Mission Statement: The St. Michael Drama Club hopes to promote the performing arts and encourages students to explore and develop their creative talents by serving as actors, stage and technical crew, ushers, and assistants for a theatrical production. The goal of the club is to develop members' performance and technical skills as well as to build friendships within the club. Not only does involvement in the club activities enhance students' communication, interpersonal and reading skills but it considerably boosts students’ confidence and self-esteem. By uniting people who share a passion for the theatre and creating a positive outlet for self-expression, the Drama Club strives to keep the arts alive.
Cub Scouting is a year-round family-oriented part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program designed for boys who are in the first through fifth grade. Parents, adult leaders, and chartering organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting, including character development, spiritual growth, good citizenship, personal achievement, and preparation for Boy Scouts, among others. For information about Cub Scouts, contact Jocko Langlois or 317-508-7496
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For information about Boy Scouts through St. Michael, please contact Todd Ramge or 419-306-0209.
Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential, relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect, develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making, and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
For more information on Girl Scouts, contact Erin Nagy or 419-306-7973
Cribbage is a card game that encourages logic, teamwork and mental math. Players attempt to form various counting combinations, as pairs, triplets, fours, sequences and fifteens. Combinations can be formed by the card played, or in the hands and crib in conjunction with the starter. It can be played by 2, 3, 4, or 6 players and we learn all the variations of dealing to those numbers. Any student in grades 7 and 8 are welcome to come learn the rules and strategies of playing Cribbage. We will be meeting nine times this year, usually the first Monday of the month. The advisor is Cindy Moening.
Welcome St. Michael students to our new school newspaper, The Nameless Newspaper! If you would like to help name our newspaper, write a few articles, come up with a few good jokes or cartoons, interview a couple interesting people, or talk sports, maybe you should consider joining the newspaper staff. Mrs. Haas and Mrs. Gibson are the advisors.