Archive for August, 2013

Knights council reaches out to Spanish-speaking community

Knights council reaches out to Spanish-speaking community

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

How do you say “Knights of Columbus” in Spanish?

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Catholic Spirit to launch redesign of newspaper, website

Catholic Spirit to launch redesign of newspaper, website

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every so often, a newspaper looks in the mirror and decides it could use a makeover. For the last several months, the staff of The Catholic Spirit and the Communications Office of the archdiocese have been working on a redesign to better serve readers.

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Renting days are numbered for Ave Maria Academy

Renting days are numbered for Ave Maria Academy

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ave Maria Academy in Maple Grove is breaking ground for a new 40,000-square-foot school building, set for completion the last week of June 2014. The goal is for enrollment to grow from the current 175 students to 300 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

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Mahtomedi school is first Catholic IB Primary Years Program in Midwest

Mahtomedi school is first Catholic IB Primary Years Program in Midwest

| Kristi Anderson | August 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

St. Jude of the Lake School received authorization as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program School. With the authorization, making it the first Catholic IB PYP School in the Midwest and just the third in the nation.

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AP classes give students jump start on college

AP classes give students jump start on college

| Jennifer Janikula | August 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Students taking Advanced Placement classes during high school at Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield earn credits for college and learn valuable skills.

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Students and teachers benefit from ‘flipped’ classroom

Students and teachers benefit from ‘flipped’ classroom

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Using a “flipped classroom” approach, eighth-grade algebra students at Presentation School watch video lessons at home and work on “homework” during class.

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Celebrating Latino culture

Celebrating Latino culture

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nearly 2,000 people braved temperatures in the upper 90s to gather for the second annual Latino Family Day celebration at Como Park in St. Paul Aug. 25.

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Neighborhood outreach pays off for Ascension School

Neighborhood outreach pays off for Ascension School

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ascension Catholic School has accepted 50 new students for the coming year and is opening two additional classrooms, due in large part to the school’s outreach to its north Minneapolis neighborhood.

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All are welcome

All are welcome

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mass celebrates gifts people with disabilities bring to archdiocese

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Local Catholic recalls March on Washington, lifetime of activism

Local Catholic recalls March on Washington, lifetime of activism

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Josie Johnson was in her early 30s and working for the Urban League in Minneapolis when she was called upon to attend the March on Washington in 1963.

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King: ‘I have a dream’ — Do we?

King: ‘I have a dream’ — Do we?

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech — a dream in which he outlined a vision of racial equality, justice and freedom for all.

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Rediscover: Speakers Series set; four new locations

Rediscover: Speakers Series set; four new locations

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Due to popular demand, the 2013 Rediscover: Speakers Series will be repeated this fall at four new locations.

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