What is Compass in the Classroom?

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The Compass in the Classroom is the award-winning newspaper-in-education program of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, offering 25 FREE copies to any parochial school and religious education program in the diocese. The program is used throughout the school year by thousands of parochial school and religious education students. Check with your administrator to see if your school or parish is already registered.

For more information, contact:

compassclassroomBarb Gauthier, Circulation Assistant

Green Bay phone #: 920-437-7531, ext. 8208
Toll-free (within Diocese): 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8208

FAX: 920-437-9356
E-Mail: [email protected]
Green Bay Diocese Web Site: www.gbdioc.org

The Compass would like to thank our sponsors and readers for their support.

Catholic Press Association Awards won by The Compass:

2013

Catholic Press Association Award Winner graphicFirst Place, General Excellence — for papers with 17,001-40,000 subscribers.

  • First place for individual excellence, advertising/business/marketing professional: Amy Kawula, Compass advertising and marketing manager.
  • First place, best coverage of vocations to priesthood-religious life or diaconate, for the 2013 vocations section. “Well written stories that are compelling and insightful. They work well together as a package providing insight into people and vocations from various angles,” said the judges.
  • Second place, best editorial – local issue, 17,001-40,000 diocesan newspaper: Patricia Kasten, “No need for private bail bond system,” published June 7, 2013.
  • Third place, best editorial – local issue, 17,001-40,000 diocesan newspaper: Sam Lucero, “Cooperation, not citations,” published Jan. 11, 2013.
  • Honorable mention, best editorial – national/international issue, 17,001-40,000 diocesan newspaper: Sam Lucero, “Light of Faith v. Free the World?,” published July 19, 2013.
  • Honorable mention, best editorial page or editorial section.
  • Honorable mention, best single ad originating with the publication, black and white, “Pray for vocations,” by Katie Jagiello.
2012
  • Honorable Mention, General Excellence – for papers with 17,001-40,000 subscribers.
  • Third Place, Best Sports Journalism, “Packers Heritage Trail,” by Jeff Kurowski
  • Third Place, Best Editorial – National or International Issue, 17,001-40,000 subscribers, “Elections and the Catholic Church,” by Patricia Kasten.
  • Third Place, Best Stand-Alone Diocesan Newspaper Website
  • Honorable Mention, Best News Writing on a Local Matter, “Manitowoc Father of Four Deported,” by Steve Wideman
  • Second Place, Best single ad, black and white, by Katie Jagiello and Amy Kawula
2011
  • Second Place, General Excellence — for papers with 17,001-40,000 subscribers.
  • First Place, Best Editorial, National or International Issue, 17,001-40,000 subscribers, “Where Would Jesus Be Born?” by Sam Lucero
  • Second Place, Best Stand-Alone Diocesan Newspaper Website
  • Second Place, Best local retail advertising campaign, McCormick Memorial Home, by Katie Jagiello
  • Second Place, Best single ad, black and white, St. Norbert Abbey, by Katie Jagiello
  • Second Place, Best example of effective advertising promotion, All Household Mailing Promotion by Amy Kawula and Katie Jagiello
2010
  • First Place, General Excellence — for papers with 17,001-40,000 subscribers.
  • First Place, Sports Journalism — Bishop Paprocki | The Holy Goalie by Jeff Kurowski
  • First Place, Best Personality Profile — for feature about Gen Ambrosius by Sam Lucero
  • First Place, New Media Kit — for media kit by Amy Kawula and Katie Mann
  • Second Place, Best Circulation Promotion Campaign Driving Traffic to Web site — by Amy Kawula and Katie Mann
2009
  • First Place, General Excellence — for papers with 17,001-40,000 subscribers.
  • First Place, Best Feature Writing — Elizabeth Ministry International’s prenatal hospice program by Patricia Kasten
  • Second Place, Best Single Ad — for back to school piece called “What are you taking to school this year?” designed by Katie Mann
  • Third Place, Best Sports News — for feature about Brett Favre by Jeff Kurowski
  • Third Place, Best Personality Profile — for feature about retired Bishop Robert Banks by Patricia Kasten
2008
  • Second Place, Best local retail campaign — series of ads for Good Shepherd Services in Seymour designed by Katie Mann and Amy Kawula
  • Third Place, Best local retail campaign — series of ads for the Knights of Columbus designed by Katie Mann
  • First Place, Best local/regional news writing — series on St. John the Evangelist Shelter, including news stories and editorials written by Patricia Kasten, Jeff Kurowski and Sam Lucero, and photography by Rick Evans
  • Third Place, Best editorial on a national/international issue — “Getting buy” by Patricia Kasten
2007
  • Second Place, Best local retail campaign — “Libertas Treatment Center” by Katie Mann
  • Third Place, Best advertising volume builder — “Business Card Directory” by Amy Kawula and Katie Mann
  • Third Place, Best editorial on a national or international issue — “Can’t Buy Santa” by Patricia Kasten
  • Third Place, Best regular special supplement — “Respect Life,” edited by Patricia Kasten
  • Third Place, Most effective single piece of circulation promotion — “Lenten 3-Month Special,” by Amy Kawula and Katie Mann
  • Honorable Mention, General excellence for the overall quality of the newspaper
2006
  • First place, Spiritual Life Column by Bishop Robert Morneau
  • First place, Circulation Campaign — The Compass phone-a-thon at Notre Dame Academy
  • Second place, Color Portrait of Bp. Aloysius Wycislo taken by Rick Evans
  • Third place, Editorial on a National/International Issue — “Speculation fever” by Tony Staley
  • Honorable mention (from the Society for the Propagation of the Faith) — story on Fr. Ray Conard by Jeff Kurowski
2005
  • Third place, Best Regular Spiritual Life Column — Foundations of Faith by Patricia Kasten
  • Third place, Most Effective Single Piece Circulation Promotion
  • Honorable mention, Best Regular Supplement — Respect Life 2004
2004
  • First place, Best Regular Scripture Column — Bishop Robert Morneau
2003
  • Third place, Best Editorial on a Local Issue
  • Third place, Best Feature Writing
2002
  • First place, Best Regular Special Supplement — Respect Life
  • Second place, Best Campaign in the Public Interest — Lenten Wish List
  • Second Place, Best Editorial on a Local Issue
2001
  • Second place, Best Local Retail Campaign
  • Honorable mention, Special Supplement with Advertising Emphasis — Sisters Jubilee
2000
  • Second Place, Local Editorial
  • Third Place, Editorial Section
  • Honorable Mention, Regular Special Supplement — “Respect Life Month”
  • Honorable Mention, Seasonal Issue — “Easter”
1999
  • First Place, Best Weekly Column — The Compass in the Classroom
  • First Place, Best Body of Work — The Compass in the Classroom
1998
  • Second Place, Best Promotion
1997
  • First Place, General Excellence: Best Diocesan Newspaper in the U.S. and Canada
  • First Place, Best Promotion