Notes and News



Important Great State Tax Benefit by Making a Scholarship Donation

Individual and corporate taxpayers in the state of Illinois can receive state income credits in the amount of 75% of their total qualified contribution through the new “Invest in Kids Act”.  Scholarship donations by individuals may be designated to Corpus Christi Catholic School or to Central Catholic High School to provide tuition scholarships for area families who may be unable to afford a Catholic education.  These tax credits are available on a “first come, first serve” basis.  Approval for donations will be granted until the state and regional thresholds are met.  As a result, be sure to apply early in 2018 to help guarantee the availability of the tax credits.

For more information as well as to apply NOW to be a donor, visit

Additional information can be found at under the CATHOLIC EDUCATION tab, or contact Mr. Russ Courter, Director of Diocesan Parish and School Finances ( or Dr. Susan Stolt, Associate Superintendent of Diocesan Schools (


Scholarships offered through the new “Invest in Kids Act” could cover 50 to 100 percent of tuition and eligible charges for your child next year.   Applications will be accepted beginning January 24, 2018 through Empower Illinois (  Scholarships will be awarded on a “first come, first serve” basis to eligible students, so it is very important to act quickly! 

Key information about the program and application process is also available on the diocesan website under the CATHOLIC EDUCATION tab, or by contacting Mr. Russ Courter, Director of Diocesan Parish and School Finances (, or Dr. Susan Stolt, Associate Superintendent of Diocesan Schools ( or call them at (309) 671-1550.  We look forward to the opportunity to share our Catholic Schools with you.

Important Shadow Day Opportunities - Be a Saint for the Day!

    What makes our Catholic School so special? Well, pass the word  — now’s the time to take advantage of a day just for prospective families. You can see first-hand how daily prayer and a faith-based, exceptional academic education can enrich each child’s learning experience.
    We welcome prospective students to shadow and "Be a Saint for a Day". Prospective students in kindergarten through eighth grade can spend the day attending academic and special classes along with lunch and recess, or are welcome to just participate for an hour or two. Parents are welcome to join in the shadow as well, or just join us for a school tour.
    To schedule a visit, please contact the school at 662-3712.

Important Mrs. Roche Appreciation and Farewell Event

Attention all Corpus Christi families:  please plan to attend an Open House on Wednesday, December 20, from 4-6 pm in the Corpus Christi Catholic School gym.  This will be a time for each of us to show our appreciation and gratitude for Mrs. Roche and her service to our school, and to wish Mrs. Roche and her family well in their new endeavors.  We welcome all Corpus Christi parents, students, alumni, and supporters to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

Important Kindness...

“If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can,
you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary
- the world really would be a better place.
And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary,
someone else, somewhere, someday,
may recognize in you, in every single one of you,
the face of God.”
¯ R.J. Palacio, Wonder   


Important Parent Program: Helping Your Kids Stay Safe Online

Mark your calendars now!  Immediately following the Corpus Christi School Club meeting on January 18 at 6pm, plan to attend a program for parents to gain a greater understanding of keeping your kids safe online.  We have a Bloomington Police Department Cyber Crimes Detective coming for a short presentation followed by a question and answer session.   Treasures will be available to provide childcare for the evening  More details, along with a childcare signup will follow closer to the date.

Important "Joint Junior High" & CCHS Christmas Band Concert

Our Corpus Christi Junior High band students will be joining students from Epiphany and St. Mary's for a "Joint Jr. High Band" performance, which will also include performances by the CCHS bands at their Annual Christmas Concert.  Please join us on Wednesday, December 13th at 7pm at CCHS for some music of the season. Admission is free with donations welcome at the door.

Important Music of the Season: 5th Gr Band & Corpus Christi Chorus

On Wednesday, December 20th, our Corpus Christi School Choruses and our 5th Grade Band will perform in their Christmas Program. Beginning at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria, both groups will present a program of seasonal favorites. Please come to relax and enjoy the music!

Important CCHS @ A Glance

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Tuesday December 12, 2017

Lunch: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, Green Beans, Pears, Breadsticks
7/8 VB PRAC @ CC Gym - 3.30pm - 4.45pm
7/8 BBB vs. Blue Ridge - 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Lunch: Soft Shell Tacos, Refried Beans, Chips & Salsa, Pineapple
Mass/Reconciliation - 8.45am - 10.45am
5/6 VB PRAC @ IWU - 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Daisies-Music room, Beth Ziemer - 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Cheer PRAC @ CC Gym or Cafeteria - 3.30pm - 5.00pm
5/6 BBB PRAC @ CC Gym - 5.00pm - 6.30pm
7 BBB PRAC @ CC Gym - 6.30pm - 8.00pm
JH Band Concert @ CCHS - 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Thursday December 14, 2017

Lunch: Corn Dog, Fries, Peaches, Teddy Grahams
Tech Club Meeting - 3.15pm - 4.30pm
7/8 VB PRAC @ CC Gym - 3.30pm - 4.45pm
7/8 BBB vs. Fisher - 5.30pm - 7.30pm
5/6 BBB @ Ridgeview - 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Friday December 15, 2017

Lunch: Cheese Pizza, Carrots w/ranch, Mixed Fruit, Cookie
Eucharistic Adoration - 9.00am - 2.30pm
Robotics Setup - 4.00pm - 8.00pm
Robotics Competition Set Up - 4.00pm - 8.00pm

Saturday December 16, 2017

Building Reserved - Robotics Competition
8 BBB PRAC @ St. Mary's - 9.30am - 11.00am
7 BBB PRAC @ St. Mary's - 10.30am - 12.00pm

Monday December 18, 2017

Lunch: Cheeseburger, Fries, Applesauce, Pudding
2nd and 3rd grade to Westminster
7/8 VB PRAC @ CC Gym - 3.30pm - 5.30pm
7/8 BBB @ Olympia - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
5/6 VB PRAC @ CC Gym - 5.30pm - 7.00pm
5/6 BBB @ Olympia - 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Tuesday December 19, 2017

Cub Scouts, Sean O'Brien-art room
Lunch: Chicken Snack Wrap, Corn, Peaches, Cookie
7/8 VB PRAC @ CC Gym - 3.30pm - 4.45pm
7/8 BBB vs. Epiphany - 5.30pm - 7.30pm
5/6 VB PRAC @ CC Gym - 7.45pm - 9.00pm

Wednesday December 20, 2017

Lunch: Chili, Corn Bread, Pineapple, Popcorn,
Mass/Reconciliation - 8.45am - 10.45am
Cheer PRAC @ Music Room - 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Mrs. Roche Appreciation Reception - 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Chorus and 5th Band Concert - No Practices after 5:30pm - 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Thursday December 21, 2017

Lunch: Hot Dog, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit
Tech Club Meeting - 3.15pm - 4.30pm
7/8 VB PRAC @ CC Gym - 3.30pm - 5.00pm
7/8 BBB @ Ridgeview - 5.30pm - 7.30pm
5/6 BBB vs. Epiphany @ CC Gym - 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Friday December 22, 2017

Lunch: Christmas Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Biscuit, Pears
K Prayer Service and Happy Birthday to Jesus Parties
Eucharistic Adoration - 9.00am - 2.30pm
K Prayer Service - 9.00am - 9.30am
Prek Christmas Program - 9.45am - 11.00am
Happy Birthday Jesus parties - 2.30pm - 3.05pm
8 BBB PRAC @ CC Gym - 3.30pm - 5.00pm
7/8 VB PRAC @ CC Gym - 5.00pm - 6.30pm
5/6 VB PRAC @ CC Gym - 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Saturday December 23, 2017

Christmas Break
8 BBB PRAC @ CC Gym - 9.00am - 10.30am
7 BBB PRAC @ CC Gym - 10.30am - 12.00pm
7/8 VB PRAC @ CC Gym - 12.00pm - 1.30pm
5/6 VB PRAC @ CC Gym - 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Monday December 25, 2017

Lunch: No School, Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

Tuesday December 26, 2017

Lunch: No School
8 BBB PRAC @ CC Gym - 9.00am - 10.30am

Wednesday December 27, 2017

Lunch: No School
7/8 BBB @ Epiphany Holiday Tourney - TBD

Thursday December 28, 2017

Lunch: No School

Friday December 29, 2017

Lunch: No School
Eucharistic Adoration - 9.00am - 2.30pm

Saturday December 30, 2017

8 BBB PRAC @ CC Gym - 9.00am - 10.30am

Monday January 01, 2018

Lunch: No School, Happy New Year!
New Years

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Lunch: No School

On behalf of the faith and education community of Corpus Christi, welcome to our website and welcome home to your school.  Please take a walk around our website, contact us and take a walk around our school.  See the difference and believe.

"Community is at the heart of all Catholic education, not simply as a concept to be taught, but as a reality to be lived . . . Your students will learn to understand and appreciate the value of community as they experience love, trust, and loyalty in your school and educational programs, and as they learn to trust all persons as brothers and sisters created by God and redeemed by Christ."
Saint Pope John Paul II

When parents choose a Catholic School for their children, it sets their children apart as a family so committed to their children's education that they are ready to make extraordinary sacrifices. Parents, by making the sacrifice necessary to send their children to Catholic school, show them education is a high priority. Catholic schools provide a loving, loyal environment where the entire community of parents, teachers, students, and parish is committed to academic and personal success. Take a closer look at our school and our site!