Catholic Schools Week at MACS
National Catholic Schools Week- Sunday, Jan. 25 - 31 view all events
Enrollment for 2015-2016
All K-12 enrollment will be held at McDonell Central Catholic High School from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for families who may have questions financial or otherwise. You may also enroll online at home or at the event.
New this year! You will be able to pay your $100 enrollment fee with a credit card online. Look for the link during Catholic Schools Week.
Scrip will also be available for purchase at the event.
Volunteering this school year?
All safe environment needs to be completed by the end of January, if they plan on doing any type of volunteer work or go on any field trips for the remainder of this year.
Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP)
income bracket is out for 2015-2016. If you know a family who would like to attend MACS next year and who may qualify please contact us. View qualifying income
Application starts February 2, 2015
For FAQs view here For brochure view here
Parents Are Invited
MOVING FORWARD ADDRESS
We would like to invite you to ourMoving Forward night. The Moving Forward night will be held on April 15, 2015 at McDonell High School.
The first co-hort of MACS teachers to recieve their master's degree through the St. Mary's University partnership will present to the public on April 22, 2015 at McDonell High School.
WI tuition tax deduction in 2014 returns
MACS would like to share with you information regarding the 2014 Private School Tuition Deduction (Wis. Stat. s. 71.05(6)(b)49) for your taxes.
At this time the state has a draft of Schedule PS that once final you will need to fill out to send in with your state tax form.
There is specific information on what an individual will need in order to complete Schedule PS:
1. The State of Wisconsin does not require the school system to provide you with a form of what tuition was paid in the calendar year of 2014.
You will need to look through your paperwork (check stub, etc.) to determine what amount you paid in tuition for each child to the school from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. MACS does not have the software available at this time to do this for you.
2. You will need our official name and address:
McDonell Area Catholic Schools, Inc.
1316 Bel Air Blvd.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729-1908
3. You will need our School FEIN number:
Schedule PS defines what is tuition and examples of what is not tuition. Individuals may be eligible to deduct up to $4,000 for students K-8 and up to $10,000 for students 9- 12.
If an individual has a child that was in both 8th grade and 9th grade they are instructed to add the amount paid for 8th grade and the amount paid for 9th grade.
Click here to read talking points on what you can deduct, etc.
Clearly all payments that fall under the definition of tuition made in calendar year 2014 may be eligible for a tax deduction.
The tax deduction is one way the state can affirm the vital role parents play in their children's education by giving families meaningful choices in where and how children are educated.
view talking points for more information on what is deductable, etc.
If you are able to volunteer for a couple of hours a week to help, it would be greatly appreciated. You can set the time that works best for you, anytime between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
The list of projects you would be helping with may be:
- Selling Scrip gift cards
- Count Scrip gift cards after they are picked up
- Stuff Scrip envelopes
- Cut out articles for scrapbooks
- Help with mailings
- Proofread articles and newsletters
- Help other MACS Central Office staff with projects