Welcome to the Catholic Partnership Schools Healthy Courier!
Catholic Partnership Schools has focused on providing its middle school students with an introduction to career pathways. These efforts have included a structured career exploration program, a speakers series featuring business members from the community and alumni, and diverse extracurricular course offerings. One of the first career pathways CPS introduced that sparked interest in students was journalism. In the 2021-2022 school year, CPS partnered with Healthy NewsWorks to create and publish the Healthy Courier student newsletter with seventh graders as part of their English Language Arts class.
Healthy NewsWorks is an organization working to empower elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, critical thinkers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their publications. The first student newsletter was published in January 2022, and the newsletter continues to be published quarterly. We are expanding the Healthy Courier to include it as part of our after-school program where more students will have access to not only research, conduct interviews, and create content, but to participate in both layout and printing of the newspaper. In the 2022-2023 school year, the journalism program began to expand to include video journalism and podcasts.