Some of the littlest students at St. Stephen Catholic School in East Grand Rapids produce a podcast called “First Grade Wonders.” They interview special guests and ask questions they’ve been thinking about. It's a chance to practice public speaking and technology skills.
A recent episode features Jill Annable, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction, and technology integration at Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids. As the first graders learned, Assistant Superintendent Annable helps more than 400 teachers deliver a faith-filled, academically excellent education across our 31 schools. Listen below or at this link.
Previous “First Grade Wonders” episodes have featured Cindy Thomas, St. Stephen principal, as well as first graders’ thoughts on topics like school, Mass, and the future. Previous episodes can be found here.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,340 preschool through 12th grade students throughout West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.