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Ask attorney Amy Leinen Guldner about her Catholic school experience6th grade and a big smile stretches brightly across her face.

 Guldner, a Denison native now residing in Southern California, attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic School from kindergarten through sixth grade.


“If you want a strong foundation in both academics and faith, prayerfully consider enrolling your children in any one of the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Sioux City,” she advises. “Your children will be nurtured, accepted as they are and motivated to become the best versions of themselves. Seeds will be planted and doors will be opened in many areas of their lives.”


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Dear Friend of Our Schools,

As another summer draws to a close, our schools are bustling with excited teachers and students.  I sincerely hope everyone had a wonderful summer vacation and took some time to relax with your families and friends during the past couple of months. 

Each new school year brings with it opportunities for growth for both our students and our staff in our Catholic schools.  Students can grow in faith, service and academics.  Staff can grow both professionally and in their faith.

As I was reading this summer, I came across an article describing the importance of relationships and community inherent in the mystery of the Trinity.  My wish for all our staff and students in our Catholic schools this year is to spend time nurturing relationships in your school and parish communities.  Relationships are a common theme in our strategic plan, encouraging schools and parents to partner with each other in the education of our children, and encouraging our schools to partner with their parishes in helping our children to eternal salvation through Jesus Christ.  If strong relationships exist, they facilitate growth for all involved…staff and students alike.  As the adage goes, “They don’t care what you know, until they know that you care.” 

Our Catholic schools are an important tool in the Church’s efforts to evangelize and educate our youth.  They do not exist independent of our parishes, but as a part of them, or, in a relationship with them.  As stated by Father Ron Nuzzi, “Catholic schools do not have a mission, the mission has schools.”   We in the Diocese of Sioux City, are blessed to be part of this mission, and look forward to building relationships this coming year.

Yours in Christ,

Patty Lansink
Superintendent of Schools

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Essential to the educational ministry of the Church, the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Sioux City are fulfilling the Church’s mission to teach as Jesus did. Together with the support of parents, teachers, administrators, clergy, parishioners and the community at large, we are committed to providing an education rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ where Catholic doctrine and values and academic excellence prepare each student for a life of faith, service and integrity.

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