St. Helen School Board

Welcome, to our new and returning families!

St. Helen Catholic School Board

The St. Helen Catholic School Board welcomes you to another great school year! Our school board is advisory and consultative in nature consisting of parents and parishioners. As we start our second year in our new school building, our board’s focus will be to support the mission of the St. Helen Catholic School:

The mission of St. Helen Catholic School is to provide a well-rounded education emphasizing Catholic ideals of academic excellence, personal integrity, Christian service, and enduring faith. St. Helen Catholic School is a culturally diverse community composed of the clergy, parishioners, parents, students, school personnel, and all who help to fulfill the school’s mission. St. Helen Catholic School promotes high academic standards within a Christ centered, spiritual environment. Members of the St. Helen community seek to teach Catholic values, strengthen students in the Catholic faith, focus on the education of the whole person, and witness to the presence of Jesus Christ in the world.

Volunteers play a key role in our school. We have various committees and opportunities available to allow you to become actively involved in your child’s education and school activities. I invite you to volunteer, which helps our families grow in wisdom, age and grace.

Blessings,

Janet Kilroy, President / Board Member since 2013
St. Helen Catholic School Board


 

Role of Catholic School Board (cited from, Archdiocese Catholic School Board Guidelines)
  • Long-term Strategic Planning;
    • When the long-term strategic plan, including specific actions and strategies, is complete, it becomes the basic guideline document for the principal, pastor and board. This plan should be viewed not as an end itself, but as a prerequisite to and part of good
      development, and as an important help to the school in carrying out its mission and
      goals.
  • Assume leadership roles by serving on board committees to recommend policies and action
    plans that will help meet the needs of the school now and in the future;
  • Assist the principal and pastor in school marketing, development, recruitment, communications, facilities and financial planning;
  • Give input in the evaluation of the principal as requested; and
  • Be the “Good-will Ambassador”. Promote and communicate the “great things that are
    happening at the school”.
  • St. Helen Catholic School Board is advisory to the Principal, Phyliss Coleman and Pastor, Rev. Jim Courville. The board consists of the pastor, principal, faculty representative, three parishioner positions and four parent positions all positions have three year terms.
  • They assist and support Dr. Coleman and Rev. Jim Courville by recommending policy,
    identifying and articulating the educational needs and aspirations of the school and the
    school/parish community and in articulating and communicating the St. Helen Catholic
    School’s Mission statement:

The mission of St. Helen Catholic School is to provide a well-rounded
education emphasizing Catholic ideals of academic excellence, personal
integrity, Christian service, and enduring faith. St. Helen Catholic School is a
culturally diverse community composed of the clergy, parishioners, parents,
students, school personnel, and all who help to fulfill the school’s mission. St. Helen Catholic School promotes high academic standards within a Christ centered, spiritual environment. Members of the St. Helen community seek
to teach Catholic values, strengthen students in the Catholic faith, focus on
the education of the whole person, and witness to the presence of Jesus
Christ in the world.


2018-2019 School Board Members
Fr. Jim Courville`Parochial Vicar`frjim@sthelenchurch.org
Phyliss Coleman`Principal`pcoleman@sthelencatholicschool.org
Janet Kilroy`President`brneyestx@sbcglobal.net
Ashley Jarrell`Vice President`ashley.jarrell@sbcglobal.net
Marie McCorkle `Parishioner`marie.mccorkle@att.net
Kay Ann Kernek`Parishioner`kernekcpa@yahoo.com
Ann Strouhal`Parishioner`pastrouhal@yahoo.com
Macie Ingram`Parent`macieingram@hotmail.com

Jennifer Spade`Parent`dajspade@att.net

Marcus Jones`Faculty Representative`mjones@sthelencatholicschool.org

Brie Johnigan` Parent`richardandbrie@sbcglobal.net

School Board Meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month during the school year @ 8:45 A.M. Dates are subject to change; check the monthly school calendar for the confirmed date. To be placed on the agenda contact the principal and/or the school board president at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting. Agenda topics need to be more generalized in nature and be for the good of the entire school. You may always contact any board member to discuss any question or concern that you may have. Parents are welcome to attend a school board meeting as a visitor, but according to the By-Laws, The right of non-members to address the board shall be limited to those individuals who petition has been submitted and approved for inclusion on the agenda.


 

School Board Minutes

August 2018

September 2018