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25FALL2012DIOCESEOFCHARLESTONDIVINEREDEEMERSCHOOLHanahanSCWhilethechallengesmaybeplentifulVicebelievestheschoolhastakenasolidstepforward.Itreceivedafour-yeargrantx2omCatholicExtensionenablingittoworkwithCatholicSchoolManagementInc.CSMInc.CSMwasfoundedbyRichardJ.Burkewhohasanim-pressiverecordinprovidingstrategicsupporttoCatholicdiocesesparishesschoolsanduniversitiesnationwide.Ofthemorethan3000schoolsthatCSMhasconsultedwithovertheyearsonly13haveclosedax4ercompletingthefullprogram.HELPWHEREITx19SNEEDEDMOSTRecognizingtheneedtokeepCatholicschoolsstrongtogrowthenextgenerationofChurchleadersCatholicEx-tensioncurrentlyisfunding37schoolstoworkwithCSM.TheschoolsarelocatedintheDiocesesofBeaumontTexasCharlestonSouthCarolinaMobileAlabamaRichmondVirginiaandYoungstownOhio.AspartoftheinitiativetheschoolswillbeenrolledinCSMx19sStrategicManagementandDevelopmentProgramwhichisafour-yearonsiteconsultationservicethathelpsstrugglingschoolsstrengthentheirschoolboardsenhanceschoolimageandcommunicationenhancefundraisingcapabiltiesmanageenrollmentandmarketthemselvesmoreex3ectively.ArecentsurveyofCatholicschoolsuperintendentsandprincipalsconductedbyCSMforCatholicExtensionconx1rmedthatmarketingfundraisingandleadershipde-velopmentcontinuetobetheirmostpressingneeds.MoreoverasFatherJackWallpresidentofCatholicExtensionsaidx1cItx19sespeciallyimportanttosupportandstrengthenCatholicschoolsinthemissiondiocesesbe-causetherearefarfewerCatholicschoolsintheseareas.Thereareonly17intheaveragemissiondioceseandmanyhavefarfewer.Itx19scriticaltosupportthesevaluableinstitutionsthatdosoverymuchtobuildthenextgenera-tionofChurchleaders.x1dIDENTIFYINGPROBLEMSANDSOLUTIONSPrincipalVicemaintainsthatworkingwithCSMgivesDivineRedeemertheabilitytoidentifyx13andbegintore-solvex13itsproblems.Italsogivestheschoolaroadmaptofollowx13astrategicplantoaddresseachareaofneedx13andAmorningx1cwelcomeassemblyx1dbuildsschoolspiritwhilealsogivingthechildrenachancetoletoutaburstofenergybeforeheadingintotheirstudies.involvestheentirestax3andparentbody.x1cIx19mlearningIcanx19tdoitallx1dVicesaidacknowledgingthateveryonex19sinvolvementiscriticaltotheschoolx19ssuccess.ACalifornianativeViceismorethanimpressedbyhernewSouthCarolinacommunity.x1cEverybodypullstogetherherex1dshesaid.x1cAx4eraparentmeetingalltheparentsstaytohelpmopthex0oor.Everyonepitchesintohelp.Thechildrenarejustasgenerousastheirparents.Itisafamily.x1dWorkingwithCSMhashelpedtheschoolrankitsgoalsbypriorityincludingtheneedforgreaterfundrais-ingsupport.Inadditionthereisatremendousneedtoupdatetechnologiestokeeptheschoolcompetitive.Cur-rentlytherearenoscienceandsocialstudiesbooksforthejuniorhighstudentsbecausetheonestheyhadbeenusingwerecompletelyoutdated.Andofcourseincreas-ingenrollmentremainsatoppriority.Theschoolhad114studentslastyearbutonly105enrolledforthisnewschoolyear.OnesmallstepatatimeDivineRedeemerisworkingtocreateastrongerbetterschool.x1cWeallbelieveinwhatwex19redoingx1dVicesaid.