Thank You for Joining Us at the 32nd Annual Dinner for Westchester Catholic Schools
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On Thursday, September 19, Westchester Catholic Schools hosted the 32nd Annual Dinner for Westchester Schools at The Apawmis Club in Rye New York. This special event was a great success: the Muccia Family were honored, and featured were cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a live and silent auction. Proceeds from this event will support scholarships, enrichment opportunities and technology enhancements in Westchester Catholic schools.
Mathematics and data-driven instruction remained the focus in Central Westchester in the 2017–18 school year.
With a strong commitment to professional development, teachers and leaders in the region had the opportunity to attend workshops focused on the integration of data-driven instruction, Google Classroom, and problem solving, while always remembering their foundational commitment to Christian teachings.
We began the year with a keynote address by Jonathan Doyle, an author, speaker, educator and founder of the “Going Deeper” program which is used in more than 400 Catholic schools around the world. Mr. Doyle inspires, educates, and challenges every Catholic teacher to deepen their personal faith and knowledge of Catholic teaching so they can fulfill their noble vocation within the great mission of Catholic education. We were especially inspired by his message that “you cannot do a supernatural task with only natural resources!”
Teachers and leaders utilized their professional learning time to analyze student MAP data, making differentiated instruction more meaningful for each child. They also collaborated with colleagues from other schools to ensure that best practices are being performed daily to achieve optimal results for our students as they prepare to become productive citizens in a 21st century economy.
With more of our Central Westchester schools using blended learning in the classrooms, we provided several technology-based workshops for teachers and leaders to deepen their technology skills. Several became Google Certified Educators in 2017–18.
For the third time, our leaders had the opportunity to work directly with Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson in 2017–18, a renowned expert on differentiated instruction, and we ended the school year by working with Dr. Raul Escarpio, a leading voice in inclusive Catholic education, who worked with our school leaders to ensure the best possible inclusivity for students who learn differently.