To maintain a solid Catholic school, like you’ll find here in Washington, it takes a lot of support — from the parents and parishioners to the teachers and administration. With our school year having started on Aug. 4, Principal Karie Craney is so glad we have that support system here. She can’t wait for all that is to come during the 2023-2024 school year at Washington Catholic Middle and High School.
As the new year gets underway, there are some staff and curriculum changes. The most important part of the school, though, is the faith aspect and the family atmosphere.
“The family atmosphere at Washington Catholic is what makes it so special,” Mrs. Craney says. “We are small and know everyone by name. Staff are always willing to go the extra mile to help each other out!”
Mrs. Craney is excited about this year’s theme, Anchored in Faith. She looks forward to sharing this important message throughout the school year.
Students in fifth through eighth grades will be working with the Formative Assessment program called iReady to help increase scores in math and language arts. There is also a new science curriculum for this age group.
The school has welcomed new staff members, and Mrs. Craney has loved watching them jump in and get started.
We welcome Ken Spencer as our new sixth-grade teacher. Hailing from Vincennes, Mr. Spencer discovered his passion for teaching while being an archaeologist. We also welcome Gabe Horrall as social studies teacher for the seventh through 12th grades. Mr. Horrall lives in Vincennes and is a former youth minister in the Diocese of Evansville. He also owns a food truck called the Twisted Toaster. Finally, we welcome Sara Voges, the new director of marketing. She and her husband, Jason, have two sons. They are members of Our Lady of Hope
“We are excited for Sara to share more about the story of Washington Catholic with families in our community as well as the surrounding communities,” Mrs. Craney says.
Consider ways you can support the important work of the school by participating in their yearly fundraisers, volunteering as a coach or substitute teacher, or keeping our school family in your prayers.
“We have always been blessed with great parish support of our schools,” Mrs. Craney says.
As an alumna of Washington Catholic Schools, Mrs. Craney is very passionate about Catholic education.
“Being able to share our faith in every aspect of what we do and what we teach is what makes Catholic education so special,” she says. “Being able to pray, attend weekly Mass, and celebrate the sacraments with our students and families is the foundation of Catholic education!”
To get involved, contact Principal Karie Craney at 812-254-2050 or email@example.com.