Saint Albert families,
Saint Albert Catholic Schools have named Larry Peterson as the Head Boys Basketball Coach. This announcement follows recent player, parent, and coaches meetings. These groups stressed the priorities of valuing the young men on the team, improving relationships and communication, and successfully leading the basketball program through a successful season.
Current assistant coaches Alex Martinez and Mike Kavars will continue to serve in their roles and their responsibilities will expand to support Coach Peterson. Clearly, competing successfully will require support and input from the entire coaching staff, and Coach Peterson encourages and expects their active involvement as the teams prepare, practice, and compete. Kevin White has accepted Coach Peterson’s invitation to lead the freshmen program with the continued support of Tucker Culjat. It’s a compliment to Coach Peterson that he had a thoughtful plan for the continued success of the freshmen boys program.
It was important to Saint Albert administration and the basketball community that the program maintains continuity and builds upon the strong relationships of the current coaching staff. It’s essential that the players, parents, and school community feel connected to the coaching staff. Player and parent input made it clear that the players trust these coaches, and these coaches are committed to the players’ success. Coach Peterson and the coaching staff will be communicating with parents and players to share necessary information and updates.
With tonight’s games against Creston postponed, the boys next opportunity to compete is Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 4:30 p.m., in the Nebraska Classic at DJ Sokol Arena.
We thank the boys basketball team, families and our coaches as we transition forward.
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced a state seal of biliteracy is now available for participating schools to recognize students who demonstrate proficiency in two or more world languages by high school graduation.
To receive a seal, students in participating schools must demonstrate proficiency in English and at least one other language through approved assessments. All languages will be recognized, including Spanish, Chinese, and American Sign Language. About 140 languages are spoken in Iowa.
“Communicating in more than one language will serve our students well in their college and career pursuits, as well as in our global economy,” Wise said. “The seal of biliteracy is about formally acknowledging this important 21st century skill and giving students whose first language is not English an opportunity to validate their native languages.”
Iowa’s seal of biliteracy was established as part of Senate File 475, adopted by legislators earlier this year.
The state seal is optional for public schools and districts and accredited nonpublic schools. Schools and districts that intend to participate in the 2018-19 school year must notify the department by Dec. 1.
Participating schools will identify students who have met eligibility requirements and determine whether the seal will be included on student diplomas or high school transcripts. These schools also will be subject to annual state reporting requirements.
“We hope that all schools throughout the state will offer Iowa’s seal of biliteracy to their students because it is a wonderful opportunity,” Wise said.
Press Release from the Iowa Department of Education
October 3, 2018