This school year is still going strong, but we know that you’re already looking ahead to the fall! To help you create a Catholic culture in your school next year, we’ve started a checklist for you to review:

☑ Purchase student planners for 2024-2025 academic year

Now offering an Elementary Planner and two layout options for the Secondary Planner! These easily integrate the Catholic faith, are made of high-quality materials, feature beautifully crafted designs that center around the Works of Mercy, and have been developed by teachers.

☑ Renew or purchase Openlight Media Plus Subscription

Don’t forget that all subscriptions come with:

+ Exclusive access to our growing library of video series and courses for educators, students, and other individuals

+ Free downloads

+ Unfiltered access to our Interactive Virtue Tree

+ Complete access to our Idea Bank for classroom and school-wide inspiration

+ BONUS: an Institution-level subscription has unlimited seat access, which is the perfect way to include your school families!

Note: to renew your subscription, you will need to schedule a call with Customer Service.

☑ Invest in the Virtue Field Guide for middle school or high school

Empower teens and young adults to navigate “the world of the virtues” with this engaging and creative field guide! This creative and dynamic resource is designed to look and feel like a field or travel guide.  It features a fun “world tour” of the virtues, with each major virtue tied to a region and its “related virtues” connected to local flora and fauna. It is made for teens and college students, but will delight and assist anyone seeking to grow into the person God has created them to be.

☑ Buy Life of Christ Journals for incoming 6th or 7th graders

The Life of Christ Lectio Divina Journal opens the door to this personal, transformative encounter. Students and educators can pray through the entire life of Christ with over 70 selected readings and journal prompts and 75 full-color sacred art images.

☑ Select Lenten and/or Advent Journals for the liturgical seasons

A beautiful way to introduce lectio divina to 5th graders. Build your own bundle of 50 or more for a 40% off discount!

☑ Replenish Saint Cards

These holy cards will help remind your students of a particular virtue they are trying to cultivate. Small enough to carry in one’s pocket, these cards feature an image of the Saint, a prayer to help acquire the virtue, the definition of that virtue, and a Scripture passage.

☑ Don’t forget about “Let’s Pray Together” booklet for the Month of the Holy Rosary (October)

A wonderful resource to introduce your children and students to the Life of Christ by praying the rosary. Meditate with beautiful artwork, read short facts about each mystery, use lectio divina, and learn the associated virtue and ways to live it! For ages 5 and up.

☑ Determine if staff needs a website tour

Refresh your memory and see what’s new on Openlight Media:

  • Arise | Middle School and High School – Integrates the best of neurobiology with the call to virtue and holiness, leading adolescents (and adults) to happiness, holiness and secure attachment. Arise offers videos, lesson plans, and handouts for class lessons. Scope and Sequence download included. Videos are 1-3 minutes each.
  • Authoring Existence | High School – In this video series, discussions of biology and theology present a Catholic perspective on creation and the validity of the theory of evolution. 10 videos, 10-11 minutes each.
  • Raised in Grace | Educators and Parents – Integrating neurobiology and Catholic teaching, this video series presents a roadmap to aid adults whose task it is to nurture children through their developmental years. Raised in Grace sheds light on human development from womb to age 25, and offers an integrated, faith-filled approach to growth and the beauty of gradualness. 12 videos.

Just getting started with Education in Virtue? Contact Customer Service today and they would be happy to help you!

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