It’s hard to believe November is here and the Advent season is upon us! Romero Academies has had an incredible first trimester of school and is excited to see the fruits of the first 12 weeks of the year. This year, we began managing Annunciation School and are excited to help revive the school to serve more students in central Cincinnati. Prior to school starting, we were blessed to complete two construction projects. Thanks to the great work of KDF Design and Beischel Construction, we were able to renovate Annunciation’s school building to bring the Romero model to life and ensure a wonderful learning environment for children. Additionally, our first campus, Resurrection, ran out of classroom space, so we spent the summer renovating the basement of Resurrection church to expand our footprint and make space for our full PK-8th grade school.
We started the school year with 332 scholars – 230 at Resurrection and 102 at Annunciation! Our classrooms hit the ground running with academics from the very first week of school. We saw all teachers immediately put their back-to-school training to work. Now, twelve weeks in, we are seeing quality teaching and learning happening in classrooms. This video of Resurrection’s first-grade class gives you a glimpse into our building!
At Resurrection, our team is focused on ensuring quality instruction among all students, especially English Language Learners. In partnership with The University of Notre Dame, our staff is receiving support and development in teaching our 85 Spanish-speaking students so their academic needs can be met. At Annunciation, our staff is working to implement their new curriculum and teach 102 new scholars our Romero expectations. Thanks to professional development about data-driven instruction, teachers are becoming more comfortable facilitating differentiated small groups.
As we prepare for the second half of the school year, we are excited to hear what Catholic high schools our 8th graders are accepted to! Our goal is that all 25 students be admitted to at least one Catholic High School. We are also preparing for our mid-year testing, which will let us know where we are at and what we can do a bit differently for the remainder of the year. In March, we will bring both campuses together to celebrate our patron, St. Oscar Romero’s Feast Day! You can read more about what is happening at Romero below.
We ask that you keep our community in your prayers and we can promise to do the same for you!