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The AP Euro students at the Meuse Argonne laying a wreath to honor and remember all those lives lost. Student, Jacob Boleyn, helps to paint the Stations of the Cross around Columbus Students receive their ashes at Ash Wednesday Mass CHSBHM6-1 Students enjoy mass together during Catholic Schools Week

Columbus Prom & Post Prom Party 2015 

Special thanks to Columbus Alumni and Parent, Bob Nemmers! Here is a complete photo album of Columbus Prom Photos. Enjoy photos from this memorable high school event and post prom photos.
(Note there is no charge to download the photos. This is the site that Bob uses to store his photos. If you have any questions please email Jhoggins@cvcatholic.org). ENJOY

Two Gold Star Teachers Announced at CVCS Today

Posted: Apr 17, 2015
The best teachers are amazing instructors. But to their students, they are much more - role models, counselors, cheerleaders, and even superheroes. When we cheer them on and show them how much they matter, they become stars. Thanks to the McElroy Trust we now have two more stars at CVCS.

Two stars were announced in the Cedar Valley Catholic School System today and they are: Clarissa Mathews (4th grade teacher at Blessed Sacrament) and Jordan Sadecki (6-12 Music Teacher). We are so excited for this well deserved honor for two of our outstanding teachers. Facebook Link with Photos

CVCS Awarded Over $119,000 from Archbishop Kucera Grant

Cedar Valley Catholic School Board of Education is the recipient of $119,943.33 from the Archbishop Kucera Grant Awards from the Archdiocese of Dubuque Educational Development Fund. The grant was awarded for tuition assistance to those families who can least afford the cost of attending a Catholic School. A portion of the grant was also directed towards tuition assistance for minority students who qualify for Federal School Lunch Program. Awards for these two programs totaled $485,000 for the 2014/15 program year.

The Archbishop Kucera Grant Awards annually provides $80,000 for faith formation resources and leadership development for faith formation leaders, catechists, Catholic school administrators and teachers. The grant also covers one third of the program cost for adults enrolled in the Archdiocesan IMPACT Program. 

The Archdiocesan Educational Development Fund was developed for the purpose of supporting the educational programs of the Archdiocese. This is the twenty-ninth year that grants have been awarded. Over 8.9 million dollars have been distributed since the Archdiocesan Educational Development Fund was established. Grants are made possible through the generous donations of contributors and parishioners throughout the Archdiocese. 

Where Inspiration meets Preparation

Every day at Columbus Catholic High School, we strive to define excellence as we prepare students to achieve success in college, their career and in life. At Columbus Catholic High School, instruction occurs in a disciplined environment of accountability, fairness and sincerity. Valuable life skills, such as critical thinking, communicating clearly and problem solving, are nurtured through a variety of teaching approaches, clear expectations and practical applications.

A Catholic education at our high school fosters the values of human dignity, responsibility, the importance of family, informed citizenship and moral decision making.

Annual Booster Club Men's Golf Stag - June 18, 2015

Registration is open for the 37th Annual Columbus High School Booster Club Men’s Golf Stag at Red Carpet Golf Course on Thursday June 18th.  Format will be a 4 person best shot and cost per person is $75. This includes 18 Holes of Golf, Cart, Warm-up Driving Range, Flag Events, Refreshments on Course, Hole-in-one Contest, Cocktail Hour, Lunch and Ribeye Steak Dinner.  Registration forms available at GolfStagReg or contact Ed Dolan (235-1242) at Red Carpet Golf to sign up your team.  

Field is limited to the first 144 golfers, so register early.  Hole Sponsorships, Donations & Volunteers are welcomed; contact Jake Schaefer 319.231.0659 or schaefjake@gmail.com for more information. 




Tuition Assistance Reminders

If you would like to apply for tuition assistance for the 2015/16 year, the deadline for round 1 STO is March 23rd to be assured of receiving the maximum assistance available to you.  If you'd like to save on the processing fee, the fee this year for online submission is $25 & for paper application is $26. A copy of your tax return is mandatory; therefore, it is critical that you have your 2014 return prepared promptly. Links for registration & assistance materials are at CVCS Registration. When completing the PSAS application, our school/system code is 1086 and the authorization code for filing online is arch1

If you are uncertain your child will be attending CVCS but would need tuition assistance if they do, apply by the March deadline. You can always turn down the assistance but the assistance may not be available if you change your mind & apply this summer.  By filing early, you will find out your assistance award in May, otherwise you won't find out the amount of assistance until awards are made again in mid-August. 

Be sure to read the instructions for section C of the application form carefully. Have you included your college students & those in PreK or daycare on your application? Eventhough you can't get tuition assistance thru STO or CVCS for those students, the information is considered in the assistance calculation. 

If you receive notification from PSAS that you are missing documentation, please send the missing items immediately. Applications missing information will NOT be processed for assistance.