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Students giving back for National Catholic Schools Week.

| January 31, 2022

DOVER (WJER) (Jan. 31st, 2022) – Area students are putting their beliefs into action over the coming days for National Catholic Schools Week.

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Principal Jennifer Calvo says they’re using the week to reach out and help the parishes, parents, and alumni who keep the schools strong. She’s challenging junior and senior students to find ways to go out and serve in the community.

“Everyone in the county, I think, has been doing snowy activities of service in the last couple of days, or at least encouraging their kids to do so. So, I’ll be interested to see what the kids come up with.”

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary and Immaculate Conception Principal Matt Ritzert says his students will be performing random acts of kindness, along with some fun activities to highlight the week’s theme of “Faith, Excellence, and Service.”

“We’ll do some bible and Catholic faith trivia contests. We’ll do spelling bee, geography bee and we’ll do some service projects as well.”

Ritzert says one of those projects has Immaculate Conception students collecting items for gift packages for senior citizens. He says the week always starts the last Sunday in January each year and is a product of the National Catholic Education Association. The week’s events are meant to focus on the value and contributions provided by a Catholic education.

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