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The Compass in the Classroom

Newspaper In Education

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The Compass, the official newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, works with Catholic school and religious education personnel to supplement existing programs.

The Compass in the Classroom Registration Form -- 2008-2009

(You will need two forms if both school and religious education are registering)

School or Parish Religious Ed:
Name of School/Religious Education:
Contact Person:
Mailing Address:
Daytime Phone(nnn)nnn-nnnn:
E-mail Address:
# of Free Copies(Up to 25):
Start Date(Friday)(MM/DD/YYYY):
End Date(Friday)(MM/DD/YYYY):

Why use The Compass in your classroom?

  1. Because students love it!
  2. Because it supplements everything you do!
  3. Because it's free!

Every week your Catholic school or religious education program in the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay can receive 25 copies of The Compass for student use (extras are 29¢ each). Just ask. Our sponsors expect that you will use The Compass faithfully with your students each week.

What age is best suited for The Compass?

Middle and high school religion class is the first place to use The Compass. Younger students like Kids Chronicle, photos and headlines. Use articles for discussion starters, inspiration for essays or journal entries, or background for assignments on the Church.

How does The Compass fit into your curriculum?

Religion makes Catholic schools different from public schools, and our Catholic faith is the basis of our religious education programs. This sets The Compass apart from other newspapers and is why it belongs in your classroom.

English/Journalism teachers use The Compass to teach good journalistic style, good writing, reading comprehension, reading-to-write and critical thinking. Integrate religion into other classes and use The Compass as a model for your school newspaper.

Social Studies classes use The Compass to learn about foreign missions and locations of parishes and schools in our diocese and the world. Keep students informed of the latest developments in our universal church.

What's in The Compass for youth?

Check out the back page -- Our local youth page alternates with Kids Chronicle. Use Scripture Search on the Sunday readings. Foundations of Faith is for all ages. The Compass often highlights local students and discusses hot issues facing youth: alcohol and other drug abuse, health, peer pressure, suicide, teen pregnancy, runaways, violence, faith questions, etc.

What other resources are there?

  • The Compass in the Classroom Bulletin Board: a weekly column in The Compass with ideas on how to use the current issue, including CyberScenes, a guide to pertinent Web Sites.

For more information, contact:

Barb 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
Green Bay Diocese Web Site:

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

Catholic Press Association Awards won by The Compass:

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  • 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


  • Third place, Best Editorial on a Local Issue
  • Third place, Best Feature Writing




  • First Place, Best Weekly Column -- The Compass in the Classroom
  • First Place, Best Body of Work -- The Compass in the Classroom

  • Second Place, Best Promotion

  • First Place, General Excellence: Best Diocesan Newspaper in the U.S. and Canada
  • First Place, Best Promotion

The Compass
Catholic Diocese of Green Bay
P.O. Box 23825
Green Bay, WI 54305-3825

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