Bishop's Dinner Awards

Each year, the "Bishop's Dinner For Catholic Schools" serves not only as the largest fundraiser for all 16 school systems in the Diocese of Sioux City but also as an opportunity to recognize educators and other school employees for their determination and dedication to fostering an outstanding learning environment in their schools.

The two awards are the "Excellence in Education Award" (strictly for teachers) and the "Good Shepherd Award". The number of award recipients fluctuates each year as it is at the discretion of the Awards Committee and Bishop Nickless as to the number of awards distributed each year.

Excellence in Education

Nominees must be:

· A teacher who emphasizes Catholic identity in the classroom regardless of subject matter. Faith remains the cornerstone of the classroom and ongoing faith formation is emphasized. 

· A teacher who strives endlessly for academic excellence and achievement while incorporating new & innovative teaching strategies in the classroom.

· A teacher who has earned the respect of peers, students and/or parents by fostering an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork. Serves as a role model to fellow teachers as well as students.

· A teacher who is a witness of his or her faith in his or her professional and personal life.

· A teacher who promotes the mission of the school both on and off the job. contributes time, talent and treasure and exhibits a true passion for the school.

· A teacher in a Catholic school of the Diocese of Sioux City for at least 10 consecutive years at the time of nomination and remains employed at the time of the Bishop’s Dinner when award is given.


"Good Shepherd Award"

Nominees must be:

 · A school employee who is admired, respected and held in high regard by fellow peers, students and parents. Routinely goes above and beyond the call of duty enthusiastically promoting the mission of the school.

· A school employee who demonstrates a true passion for the job. Ready and willing to help at a moment’s notice.

· Any employee in a Catholic school of the Diocese of Sioux City for at least five consecutive years at the time of nomination and remains employed at the time of the Bishop’s Dinner when award is given.

Re-Nomination Form

Did you nominate someone last year? Their application is still on file! Fill out the “Re-Nomination Form” for them to be included for consideration this year!


Deadline for Nominations: June 1, 2017
Award recipients recognized at Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Recipients will receive $1,000 cash award at dinner. 

 

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