2nd Quarter 2009-10 School Year
November 3rd - Teacher In-Service/No School
November 23rd & 24th - Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 25th - 29th - Thanksgiving Vacation
December 8th - Christmas Program
December 11th - Interims
December 19th - January 3rd - Christmas Vacation
January 18th - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
January 22nd - End of Second Quarter
Regina Coeli School community dedicates itself
to uphold the philosophy of the Diocese of Toledo. We are committed to
a standard of excellence which enables our students to develop intellectually
and spiritually within the context of Gospel Values. Our faculty and staff
accept the challenge to co-operate with the parents and guardians to empower
all students to become intelligent, responsible Christian members of society.
Regina Coeli School, a faith community
of parents/guardians, faculty, staff and students exists to provide a
Christ-centered education that will serve, develop, support and challenge
our children spiritually, academically, culturally, socially and physically.
Belief Statement: Working in partnership with the parish of Regina Coeli and the families of our students, we as a school endeavor to prepare students to hear the message of the Gospel, seek a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and share in a commitment of love and service of God and others in order to transform self and society.
*We believe we are called to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
*We believe each child is unique in the eyes of God.
*We believe family is the foundation of Christian education.
*We believe the values we teach are for character development and a call to holiness.
*We believe all students are capable of learning and instruction must provide for the learning styles of all students.
The fundamental purpose of Regina
Coeli School is religious education. Students are taught Catholic Christian
doctrine in an atmosphere that reflects love, care and respect for the
uniqueness of each person. The gifts and talents each of us possess are
the means through which our commitment to the Christian challenge of service
to others can be fulfilled. We are called to help our children recognize
and develop their gifts and talents. We are called to foster in our children
a sense of Christian responsibility and social justice. We are called
to be witnesses to our Catholic faith, to teach by example and to model
Christian qualities. We are called to teach that which is most difficult
of teachings - the simple message of love. All students (Catholic and
Non-Catholic) are required to participate in religious instruction, prayer,
liturgy and related religious activities. Each Class will incorporate
service experience into the religious experience.
Preparation for the reception of sacraments
is directed by the respective teachers under the Director of Religious
Education. Because parents are the primary educators in the religious
training of their children, it is important that they work with the teachers
and the religious office to facilitate this process.
Students in the second grade are prepared for the reception of the Sacrament
of Reconciliation and their First Communion. Students in the seventh grade
are prepared for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in eighth grade.
During Advent and Lent, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered. Parents
are also encouraged to take their children as a family on Saturdays.
Weekly Eucharistic Celebrations
Parents are welcome to celebrate the
Eucharist each week with the students and faculty. Masses will be scheduled
on the monthly calendars.
Students are encouraged to develop
the habit of sacrificial giving by using their envelopes at the weekend
Regina Coeli School follows the Diocesan
Course of Study which is in compliance with the Ohio Minimum Standards
and Ohio Revised Code.
Homework is an essential part of our educational program. Your child needs
additional time reviewing, practicing, researching, reading and studying
in order to understand teh concepts and master the skills required for
Suggested time guidelines:
K-2 = 30 minutes per night
3-5 = 60 minutes per night
6-8 = 90 minutes per night
It is the teacher's responsibility
to assign homework that is productive, meaniful and developmentally appropriate.
Teachers will cooperate with eachother to coordinate the proper amount.
Homework is your child's responsibility: not the parent's.
Athletic Boosters - Click on Athletic Boosters to learn more about the sports offered at Regina Coeli. Login as Guest if prompted.
Regina Coeli is proud to have a very
active and diverse sports program. A wide variety of sports for all ages
is offered: soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, football, etc. Regular
board meetings are held and are open to parishioners.
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts
The scouting program strives to teach
responsibility and leadership through a variety of experiences. The Troops
are involved in many service projects that benefit the Parish and the
Parent Teacher Organization - Click on Parent Teacher Organization to learn more about PTO Activities. Login as Guest if prompted.
This organization was formed to give
service to the school. It seeks to bring about good understanding between
the administration, faculty and parents; to provide an opportunity for
adult education; to aid the faculty with non-teaching chores when possible;
to raise money to buy the needed supplies and equipment; and to do whatever
it can to help give our children the best possible education - both religious
and academic - in order to prepare them for a full life as good citizens.
Membership shall include all parents/legal guardians of children attending
School Advisory Council
The Regina Coeli School Advisory Council
advises the Pastor and Principal on matters of the school. The Advisory
Council is not a decision making body. It may present, recommend or provide
input regarding the school to the Pastor and the Principal.
If you have concerns with a teacher, or school policy, your first step
is to talk to the teacher. If you do not receive a satisfactory reply,
then your next step is to talk to the Principal. If this also does not
meet your needs, your final step is to bring your concern to the Pastor.
Members of the School Advisory Council do not serve the function of arbitration.
Regina Coeli Staff consists of very
experienced, certified and caring individuals. Our staff has over 200 teaching-years
of combined experience. We feel we have assembled the best people in the
area to guide your children through their education.
Click on the links in the left hand column to visit staff web pages. Login as Guest if prompted.
Mrs. Barbara Lane
Barbara Lane is a graduate of Mary Manse College
with a Bachelorís in Speech and Education. She received her Masterís
of Science in Education from the University of Dayton. She holds State
of Ohio Principalís Certification, State of Ohio Supervisor Certification
and State of Ohio Teacherís Certification.
Mrs. Lane started her teaching career at McCauley
High School where she taught Language Arts and Speech. From 1980-1987
she was the Junior High teacher at St. Jude School. She became Principal
of St. Jude in 1987 where she remained until joining the staff at Regina
Coeli School in 1998.
Mrs. Donna King† <back>
Donna King graduated from Denby High School in
Detroit, MI. She has been the secretary for Regina Coeli church and
school since February 1978. She has worked as the school secretary since
August of 1991. She loves to read, shop and cook. She has 3 children,
3 stepchildren and 10 grandchildren.
Mrs. Rebecca Brugger<back>
This is Mrs. Brugger's second year teaching preschool at Regina Coeli. She goes by the name Miss Rebecca because it is hard for her students to pronounce her name. She received her B.A. from Lourdes College. While she attended college, she taught preschool at Blessed Sacrament Early Education Center. She adores young children. She is married and has two children of her own. Her hobbies include reading, biking and camping.
Mrs. Nancy Yarnell
Mrs. Yarnell teaches kindergarten at Regina Coeli. She resides in Bedford Township, Michigan with her husband. A graduate of the University of Toledo, Mrs. Yarnell has taught in Springfield Local Schools and at Precious People Christian School. She enjoys reading, music, gardening and going to the theater.
Mrs. Anne Hankenhof<back>
Mrs. Hankenhof has been a teacher for the past 28 years. 24 of those years have been at Regina Coeli. She is currently teaching kindergarten She graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education. She is married and has three children. Her oldest child, Megan, graduated from Regina Coeli and now attends Central Catholic. She also has twin boys, Michael and Robert who are in the eighth grade at Regina Coeli. She enjoys fishing and hiking in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Mrs. Jan McNichol
Mrs. McNichol has taught 1st grade at Regina Coeli since 1985! Prior to coming to Regina she taught Kindergarten and Pre-K for 4 years at Good Shepherd Catholic School. She loves teaching and seeing her former students become successful adults (and teaching their kids!). She has 3 sons, Ryan, Mark and Tommy. She enjoys reading, camping, biking, and traveling to see her older boys. She spends most of her time on a bleacher watching Tommy play football, basketball and run track. She and her husband Paul have been members of Regina Coeli Parish beginning in 1984. They enjoy being part of such a great community. All three of their boys enjoyed a wonderful education at R.C. and are all doing well in the work place, grad school and high school.
Mrs. Rannae Jagodzinski <back>
Mrs. Jagodzinski graduated from Central High School. She attended the University of Indiana and graduated in 2005 from Lourdes College in Sylvania. She has worked at Regina Coeli since August 2005. She has been a parishioner of Regina Coeli since 1998. She has two children, Chelsie, who will graduate from Central in 2012 and Austin, who will graduate from Regina in 2010. Rannae loves to volunteer. She helps to coordinate the Summer Festival and Lenten Fish fry. In her spare time she likes to hike, camp, and read.
Mrs. Carrie Cly <back>
Mrs. Cly graduated from the University of Toledo and has worked for the Catholic Schools since. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She is the middle child of seven. While teaching at Regina Coeli she has taught both Second and Third Grade.
Mrs. Lynda Zahn <back>
Mrs. Zahn graduated from Bowling Green State University
and has attended graduate classes at various universities in California,
where she lived and taught from 1968 to 1975. She has three children.
She took a break from teaching to raise her children and returned to
teaching in 1988. She has worked in Parochial Schools since then. She
enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Lynnette McClain <back>
Lynnette McClain graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Education degree in 1986. In 1993 she received her Reading endorsement for Grades K-12. Since that time she has taught at Regina Coeli School. Mrs. McClain has taught both Second and Third Grade students and especially enjoys teaching Reading and Language Arts. Along with her husband, Eric, and son, Zach, she enjoys spending time with friends, attending sporting events at UT, CCHS, and all Zach's sporting events, and traveling. Mrs. McClain is proud to be teaching at Regina Coeli School.
Mrs. Ginger French
Mrs. French grew up in South Toledo and graduated from the University of Toledo. She is married, has three grown sons and five grandchildren. She and her husband, Art (who is also an educator), live in Perrysburg, Ohio. They enjoy reading, walking, gardening, traveling, and visiting their family in Atlanta, Chicago, and Hebron, Kentucky. Mrs. French has taught third and fourth grades at Regina Coeli. Before coming to Regina Coeli, she worked in Perrysburg Schools as an inclusion specialist.
Mrs. Lisa Bartholomew
Mrs. Bartholomew has taught at Regina Coeli School since 1994. She currently teaches 4th and 5th grade math with a 5th grade homeroom. During her years of teaching, she has also taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Mrs. Bartholomew graduated cum laude from the University of Toledo in 1993. She is currently working towards her Masters degree from Bowling Green State University. She currently lives in Blissfield, Michigan. She has been married to her husband, Gary, since 1991 and has two daughters, Caryn and Anne. Caryn attends Notre Dame Academy and Anne attends Regina Coeli. In her spare time Mrs. Bartholomew enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and stamping cards. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Kellie Doyle
Mrs. Doyle graduated from Ashland University in 1999. She has been teaching in Catholic Schools since 1999. Prior to coming to Regina Coeli, she taught at Holy Trinity in Bucyrus, and St. Elizabeth Seton and Pope John Paul II Schools in Toledo. Mrs. Doyle is married with three children and is a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Sr. Christine Marie <back>
Sister Christine Marie is a sister of Notre Dame and has been in Catholic Education for over 30 years, both as a teacher and administrator. She attended Mary Manse College and received her Master's Degree from Dayton University. She began teaching at Regina Coeli in 2005 and teaches religion to Grades 6, 7, and 8. In addition, she prepares the 8th graders for the reception of Confirmation. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, swimming, (weather permitting) and exercising.
Mr. Joel Babka
Joel Babka is a native of Toledo, Ohio and a graduate of the University of Toledo. He has a Bachelor Degree in Education and is licensed to teach Social Studies and Math. He is also a graduate of Regina Coeli where he attended for eight years. He enjoys reading, fishing, golfing, and watching baseball.
Mrs. Tracey Colvin
Mrs. Tracey Colvin is a graduate of Lourdes College. She enjoys reading, writing, swimming and tennis. After school, you will likely find her on the elliptical machine reading the latest book. She is the proud mother of her beloved Jack Russell dog named Schwartzenegger (“Schwartz”).
Mrs. Kristen Metroff <back>
Mrs. Metroff is a graduate of Sylvania Southview High School and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She began teaching at Regina Coeli in 2004. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, working out, and spending time with her husband and son.
Mrs. Mary Posadny <back>
Mrs. Mary Posadny is a graduate of Mary Manse College. She is completing her Masters of Education in Curriculum at Spring Arbor University in Jackson, Michigan. She is an active member of NCTM (National Council of Teachers Mathematics), OCTM (Ohio Council of Teachers Mathematics) and NWO (a regional partnership of schools in Northwest Ohio and area universities working towards excellence in Math and Science in the classroom). Mrs. Posadny was awarded a BP OIL – A+ Energy Grant in 2007 for “Cool Fuel Road Trip”. A staff member at Regina Coeli School since 1996, Mrs. Posadny currently teaches in the Middle School (6-7-8)-Math.
Mrs. Wendy Smith
Mrs. Smith became the computer teacher at Regina Coeli in 2007. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo where she received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Education. She has taught computers in both business and educational settings for over ten years. She resides in Temperance, MI with her husband and four children. All four of her children attend Regina Coeli school. She enjoys, camping, volleyball, running and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Leslie Burnham <back>
Mrs. Burnham has an educational background in the outdoor and therapeutic recreation area. She enjoys teaching art and draws on her years of experience running a nature/art program and teaching at the Art Museum. Married for almost 25 years, she and her husband have 3 grown daughters and an adopted son from China. With the girls living across the country now, she enjoys traveling to visit them. She is also very involved with the youth at her church and she loves the outdoors, reading and spending time with friends.
Mrs. Amy Hohenberger <back>
Mrs. Hohenberger graduated in 2003 from the University of Toledo where she performed in a variety of music ensembles. Some of her special honors included performing at Bowl games, NFL half-time shows, for the Presidents of the United States and Mexico, as well as, an international trip to Sasebo City, Japan where the Rocket marching band performed 30 shows at Huis Ten Bosch theme park. Mrs. Hohenberger recently married her husband, Eric, and they have two cats, Ollie and Shirley.
Mrs. Sara Cottle
Mrs. Cottle is enjoying her 15th year in the Regina Coeli library. She is a graduate of Regina Coeli, Central Catholic and the University of Toledo. She has four darling daughters (who are also graduates of Regina Coeli), a very special son-in law and a cantankerous cat. Her "spare time" activities include spending time with family and friends, reading (of course), working puzzles and cross stitching.
Mr. Mike Boaden
Mr. Boaden is the Physical Education teacher. He started teaching at Regina Coeli in August of 2005.
He also teach Summer Phys. Ed. at Central Catholic High School. He is the Head Track and Field coach and the Head Cross Country coach at St. Ursula Academy. He is the Freshmen Boy's basketball coach at Ottawa Hills High School. He graduated from both the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University. He is a graduate of Central Catholic High School and belongs to St. John's the Baptist Catholic Church in Point Place.
Mrs. Amy Daunhauer <back>
School Counselor Lucas County Educational Service Center
Mrs. Maggie Russ <back>
Remedial Reading Teacher
Lucas County Educational Service Center
B.A. Elementary Education
School-wide fundraisers provide a
source of additional funds to supplement the needs of the school. These
Tutition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP)
In order to promote family involvement in the school and parish each family
is asked to provide 30 hours of service each year. A listing of activities
that qualify for service hours are included in the first mailing of the
year. A $10.00 assessment is placed on each hour not served.
Stations of the Cross
Celebration of Mary
Right to Read Week
Red Ribbon Week
Field Day Outdoor Education
Eighth Grade Trip
In accordance with Christian principles,
Regina Coeli School recruits and admits students of any gender, race,
color or ethnic origin to all rights, priviledges, programs and activities.
In addition the school will not discriminate on the basis of gender, race,
color, or ethinic origin in the administration of its educational policies,
scholarships, loans, athletics, fee waivers, and extracurricular activities.
In addition, the school is not intended to be an alternative to court
administrative agency ordered, or public school district initiated, desegregation.