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Welcome from the Principal

Randy Enders


Randy Enders is from Madison, Wisconsin, where he graduated from LaFollette and was confirmed at St. Dennis Parish. He brings 13 years of educational experience in a wide variety of roles. Randy has teaching experience at both the 4th grade and 6th grade levels and in multiple subjects. Along with his teaching experience, he was an elementary summer school Principal and most recently, an Associate Principal at Patrick Marsh Middle School, in Sun Prairie. His wife, Erica, is a middle school teacher in Sun Prairie, where they reside with their two sons, Edward (4) and William (2), and dogs Gracie and Gizmo. Their house is filled with energy as they love spending their free time together.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Learn more about our faculty & staff

 

St. James Catholic School Leadership Team


The leadership team at St. James Catholic School is dedicated to executing the mission of the school and ensuring that our teachers are prepared to meet and exceed the needs of each student. Our leadership administrators are the guiding hand that leads our team of exceptional faculty and staff members to continued success. They inspire our diverse group of skilled and committed teachers to appropriately challenge and support the students at St. James, leading by example and dedicating themselves to the overall well being of every unique child. Collaborating closely with parents and families, our talented administrators and educators help students to reach the highest standards of excellence in learning, living, and serving.

 

Boards & Commissions

 

Advisory Board 

The Advisory Board meets monthly and exists to raise the profile of the school and to secure funds needed to support the St. James mission.

Governance Board 

St. James Catholic School has a Governance Board who oversees the Advisory Board. The Governance Board meets every other month, and assists in finding new members for the Advisory Board. 

Education Commission

The Education Commission involves regular meetings to collaborate among stakeholders in the school and parish community.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Honors & Awards

 
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Kohl Fellowship Award

Mrs. McCall currently teaches math and language arts to students in grades 6-8 at St. James Catholic School. In 2016, Mrs. McCall was one of 100 teachers state-wide to receive The Kohl Fellowship Award. 

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Catholic Charities Leadership Award

Sr. Kathleen was honored with the Leadership Award from Catholic Charities at their Annual Gala Event. Sr. Kathleen served as principal at St. James Catholic School for over 25 years, and prior to that, she taught math at both St. James and Blessed Sacrament.

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Jefferson Award

During the 2015-16 school year, Bonnie Moschkau served as interim principal and her remarkable act of service earned her the Jefferson Award. Her remarkable story is curated by Amber Noggle of WKOW 27.

 

Our Parish


Good Shepherd Parish formed in 2012 with the merger of St. James and St. Joseph Parish. This growing Catholic faith community is home to a vibrant Latino ministry centered at the St. Joseph's Church site. With approximately 800 families, Good Shepherd Parish provides people and families multiple opportunities for Mass and the sacraments throughout the week.


Contact Good Shepherd Parish

Anne Kman
Parish Secretary
anne.kman@straphael.org
(608) 268-9930

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Letter From Msgr. Baxter

Welcome to our website for St. James Catholic School. We are extremely proud of our quality school which has been educating young people for over 100 years. The school faculty and staff are committed to providing our children with a great education which focuses on the whole child: intellectual, ethical, spiritual and physical development. We see our school as a vital part of our parish ministry in forming zealous disciples of Jesus Christ. Through prayer, Christian service and study, we seek to help our children become leaders for tomorrow. Our school students come from many different ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. This wonderful mix opens our students to learn the importance of dealing well with all people in our human family. Weekly Masses give students opportunities to serve as musicians, lectors and planners and leaders of prayer. Prayer is at the heart of a life as a disciple of Jesus. We have recently opened an Early Childhood Education program at our school for 3 and 4 year-olds. It is such a joy to see these little ones get excited about learning, praying and playing and working together. We hope you will come and visit us to get a good look at our amazing school and see all the wonderful things going on there. May God bless you and keep you always in his loving care.

Sincerely,
Msgr. Tom Baxter, Pastor
Good Shepherd Parish, Madison, Wisconsin

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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