Author Archives: Heidi Imberi-Hamilton

CCC Annual Spring Reception a Success!

The CCC Annual Spring Reception was again a wonderful evening for supporters to gather and to learn more about the students and the mission.  This year Tom and Shelley Perrone hosted over 150 people in their home in April.  A highlight of the evening was the speech delivered by a CCC student who attends Presentation Academy.  Her heart-felt message assured guests that their support was going toward a worthy endeavor.

What I appreciate most about my Catholic Education is that both schools (Notre Dame and Presentation Academy) have made me feel more than a student; I felt like I belonged there. I was able to grow in my academics with the rigorous curriculum as well as in faith. It has helped me achieve more than just an education. It has opened me to opportunities you cannot get elsewhere.”

CCC is on Track for a Record Year!

As more families learn that attending a Catholic school is possible for their children, more families are coming to CCC.  As we planned, CCC now assists over 80 students for the current school year.  The plan also includes a goal of assisting over 100 students by this fall–the 2017-2018 school year.

By mid-March, not only have almost all current students re-applied for scholarships but a record amount of 12 new students have completed the FACTS Scholarship Application.  CCC will continue to meet with new families through the spring and early summer so we are assured that CCC will meet its goal of assisting over 100 students this fall.

Thanks to the many donors and supporters who make our work possible!

December Calendar

December 5       8th graders only—HS Placement Test Prep from 3:30-6:30

Dinner provided for participants

 

December 10     High School Placement Test

Arrive to High School by 8:45 a.m. Test is from 9:00 a.m.- noon

Take #2 pencils & $10

 

December 11     St. Vincent DePaul Santa Shop

 

December 12     High School Exam Study Session

Only for HS students

CCC—   3:30-6:30

Dinner provided for participants

 

December 13

**Christmas Activity Day For CCC PK through 5th graders from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

**Tutoring for 6th-8th only from 3:15-5:00 p.m.

**High School Exam Study Session

HS students only from 3:30-7:00 p.m.

Dinner provided for participants

 

December 14     High School Exam Study Session Only for HS students

CCC—   noon-4:00

Lunch provided for participants

 

December 15

**Christmas Gift Pick-Up from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

**Decorate for CCC Christmas Celebration from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at CCC

**No CCC tutoring

 

December 16     Christmas Gift Pick-Up from 8:00-10:00 a.m.

 

December 18     CCC Christmas Celebration from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

 

December 19     CCC will mail tuition payments for students whose families have completed requirements.

 

December 21-26              CCC Office Closed for Christmas

October 2016 Calendar

October 10—No CCC Tutoring

October 11—Student Meeting to Prepare for Auxier Mission Trip, 6:00 p.m.

October 11—CCC Parent Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

October 14-16—Mission Trip to Auxier, Kentucky

October 18—Evening Education Workshop “Effective Parenting for your Pre-Teen,” 6:00 p.m.

October 20—Brightside Service Project from 5-6 p.m.

October 31—No CCC Tutoring…Happy Halloween

  • September 10–
    • CCC families can volunteer at the Good Shepherd Parish Festival in order to fulfill a Service Requirement for the CCC Family Contract.  Contact the CCC Office at 424.9398 to sign up to work.
  • September 13–
    • 6:00-6:30 p.m.- Meeting for the high school students planning to attend the Hand in Hand Mission Trip to Auxier, Kentucky
    • 6:30-8:00 p.m.- Monthly Parent Meeting
  • September 20–
    • 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Education Workshop with Vern.
Miller Transportation sponsored an August CCC event by donating a bus and tickets to a Louisville Bats home game.

Miller Transportation sponsored an August CCC event by donating a bus and tickets to a Louisville Bats home game.

CCC Kicks off School Year with Picnic

On Sunday, August 9th, CCC families, students, mentors, and many others gathered at the Good Shepherd/Lehmann Hall to welcome the new school year.  Guests enjoyed three-legged races, a water balloon toss, and a kickball games before going inside to have a picnic dinner.  Following dinner, students received new backpacks filled with school supplies that were supplied by parishioners at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.  Over 60 students will begin this school year participating through CCC.

 

Two Former Principals Join Community Catholic Center Staff

Community Catholic Center has hired Carol Meirose as the Director of Elementary Education and Becky Henle as the Director of Secondary Education.

Meirose recently retired as the principal of St. Agnes School and has worked in Catholic elementary education for most of her career.  She will assist CCC students enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grades.

Henle most recently served as the principal of Assumption High School. She will work with CCC students enrolled in grades 6-12 both in academic work as well as post-high school planning.

CCC Board Chair Chuck Willenbrink commented, “Community Catholic Center is fortunate to have two educators who are so well-respected joining our staff.”

In this academic year, 50 students are enrolled in CCC’s program – 40 elementary students and 10 high school students.  CCC students attend Notre Dame Academy, St. Leonard School, St. James School, and St. Anthony School in Clarksville on the elementary level.  Current CCC high school students attend Holy Cross High School, Trinity High School, and Presentation Academy.

In addition to providing educational, financial, and family support for families, CCC involves its members in family enrichment activities, after-school tutoring, summer educational programs, and community service projects.

CCC seeks new Education Director

CCC is looking to hire an Education Director to assist students in their educational careers.  Educators interested in this part-time position should contact Heidi Imberi-Hamilton at 502.424.9398.

 

Expectations include:

**Identify and strategize ways to enhance learning and promote the academic progress of students.

**Maintain relations with various schools so as to support CCC students in their academic work.

**Recruit and supervise volunteers who provide educational support or resources for academic achievement.

**Serve as a resource to students and families in providing academic support services available outside of the school setting.

**Provide Executive Director with documentation such as report cards, attendance records, academic interventions which become part of the student’s CCC file.

**Inform CCC’s Clinical Social Worker of family situations that may limit academic success.

**Promote educational achievement by researching possible grant opportunities for educational supplies/technology to aid in student success.

**Participate in CCC Family Meetings and events by providing educational resources to families.

**Work day:  11-5 Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday and 2 hours at random

 

Preferred background experience should include:

  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in education or a related field
  • Five years of classroom experience