Mission and Catholic Identity
Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Office for Schools
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Maureen Wurster

Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Office for Schools
3501 South Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone: 414-758-2254
Email: wursterm@archmil.org

Mission and Catholic Identity

  Please describe, in narrative form, how your school meets and/or exceeds the criteria listed below.
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1. Describe in detail the process your school community followed to develop your mission statement.  Include the mission statement as part of your response.
2. Provide at least one account of a debate or discussion among members of your school community in which your mission determined a fundamental decision or aspect of school operation.
3. Explain how your school mission statement is comprehensively reviewed and evaluated by school stakeholders each year.
4. Describe, as specifically as possible, your school's vision and its impact on school planning.


5. Provide at least 2 – 3 examples of ways in which your school’s mission impacts teachers’ approaches to religious instruction.


6. Provide a “map,” graphic organizer, or other depiction that reflects the integration of Catholic identity into all aspects of school life and culture.
7. How do displayed artifacts and the environment as a whole consistently reflect the school’s commitment to its essential tradition, spirituality, and mission?  To support this response, submit either a 3-minute video (without sound track) or no more than 12 photographs/slides (submit to Maureen Wurster at wursterm@archmil.org).
8. Using specific examples, explain how Catholic social teachings are integrated into all grade levels and various curricular areas beyond single service projects.

liturgy, prayer, and spiritual life

9. Identify and describe the ways in which multiple forms of prayer are integrated, in age-appropriate ways, into the life and culture of your school community.
10. Describe your retreat program(s) for students and faculty.

service and gospel witness

11. Provide examples of the school's outreach to people on the margins of your community.
12. Describe how your school's service efforts include reflection, preparation, and intentional connection to Catholic social teachings.
13. In what ways do faculty, staff, and other adults in the school/parish community participate in the school’s service initiatives?
14. Describe the process your school uses to assess its graduates’ personal integration of faith-based knowledge, dispositions, and skills; i.e., students in the current 8th grade or senior class.


Office for Schools

Archbishop Cousins Catholic Center
3501 S. Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI  53207 (map)

Phone numbers

Janelle Luther: (414) 758-2256
Maureen Wurster: (414) 758-2254



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