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Press Release March 20th, 2014
Disciple of Christ- Education in Virtue™ partners with SchoolSpeak to evangelize teachings of St Thomas Aquinas regarding the virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit
SchoolSpeak, a school management development company today announced they have partnered with the Disciple of Christ- Education in Virtue program to evangelize the teachings of St Thomas Aquinas regarding the virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit to their Catholic grade and middle schools throughout the United States.
Participating Catholic schools will be able to have a weekly rotating “Virtue of the Week” on top of their SchoolSpeak portal according to Joe Harris, Account Manager at SchoolSpeak. The banner will have an accompanying scripture. To make it easier for children to grasp the virtues a “What it looks like” and “What it sounds like” description is included, Harris went on to say. The schools will also be able to easily print a “Virtue Certificate” from a dropdown screen with 48 virtues when a child is exhibiting a virtue. Lastly, a reporting tool is available for schools’ use when a child is in need of cultivating a virtue. This behavioral piece keeps everyone informed of a child’s growth in the virtues as the year progresses Harris stated.
The complete Disciple of Christ- Education in Virtue™ program, materials and curriculum were written by Sister John Dominic. O. P., of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.
The founder of SchoolSpeak, Shiju John, stated he is proud to expose the parents to the virtues every time they go check their SchoolSpeak private portal to see if their children have homework tonight, what grade they received on their last test, put money onto their lunch account, volunteer to drive on a field trip, pay their tuition, schedule a parent teacher conference or complete many other tasks with their children’s Catholic school. We essentially have a captive audience and the opportunity to remind the parents of the virtues taught at our Catholic schools.
About Disciples of Christ– Education in Virtue™
The Disciple of Christ- Education in Virtue™; is a Christian curriculum structured on the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas regarding the virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit. It aims to provide a consistent structure and systematic instruction for youth to learn about the virtues so that they can form the habits and dispositions necessary to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. This curriculum emphasizes Christian discipleship as indispensable toward human flourishing and the quest for joy. It has been developed in response to the call for a New Evangelization, firmly conveying the reality that happiness is found in a life of holiness. For more information, please visit https://educationinvirtue.com/.
About SchoolSpeak Inc.
SchoolSpeak Inc. is a modern school management system with focus on effective communication; improve parental involvement and productivity in day to day operations. SchoolSpeak brings all solutions under a single login- secure portal, online communication, student information, attendance, gradebook, report cards, homework, calendars, email, announcements, online registration, lunch ordering, online store, online emergency forms, emergency notification, volunteer signup, payments and more. SchoolSpeak’s new “Standards Based” Electronic Gradebook and Report Cards and Tuition Invoicing and Payment Processing brings its solution closer to being a true “all in one solution” for PK-8 private schools. SchoolSpeak also provide Diocesan Dashboards. For more information about SchoolSpeak, please visit www.schoolspeak.com