Tag: Catholic education

St. Jerome School in Maplewood welcomes children of Karen refugees

St. Jerome School in Maplewood welcomes children of Karen refugees

| September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

It seems like a typical morning school scene: dozens of students pouring out of a bus, backpacks over shoulders, chatting with friends before the 9:30 a.m. bell.

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What’s new in Catholic schools

What’s new in Catholic schools

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked principals of all of the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to share their new initiatives, projects and leaders for the 2018-2019 school year. The following is a selection of their responses.

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Schools look ahead with innovation but also focus on tradition

Schools look ahead with innovation but also focus on tradition

| Carol Zimmermann | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

If anyone could rest on their laurels, it’s Catholic schools for all they have accomplished in their U.S. history, educating in the faith and teaching children of all backgrounds in cities and rural areas across the country.

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Catholic schools get creative in how they use, fund technology

Catholic schools get creative in how they use, fund technology

| Chaz Muth | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Rosali Patterson picks up the blue, plastic prosthetic hand that she and some fellow students made at St. John Fisher Catholic School in Portland, the rising eighth-grader marvels at what this object will mean for some underprivileged child one day.

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Preserving Catholic school’s charism ‘has to be intentional’

Preserving Catholic school’s charism ‘has to be intentional’

| Katie Rutter | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although women religious — once synonymous with Catholic education — have been disappearing from U.S. classrooms in recent decades, many Catholic schools are taking extra steps to make sure that even as these sisters age or their numbers decrease, the charisms that infused the schools they founded will not be lost.

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Keeping Catholic school tuition affordable requires creativity

Keeping Catholic school tuition affordable requires creativity

| Chaz Muth and Carol Zimmermann | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Making Catholic education accessible to everyone has been a mission of the church in the U.S. for centuries, but keeping it affordable in modern times has required innovative methods.

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The gap year: High school grads embrace real-world experiences before college

The gap year: High school grads embrace real-world experiences before college

| Jessica Weinberger | May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a high school senior, Hannah Wolney knew she needed a break. Attending Chesterton Academy in Edina, she was recovering from multiple concussions on the soccer field and had other mental health concerns. While she loved learning, Wolney realized she needed time after graduation to heal and rejuvenate.

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The most important sacrament

The most important sacrament

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

There was a time in the past when religious education classes were soft, when the students drew pictures, made collages and spoke about their feelings. But when it came to instruction, solid content was lacking.

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Catholic schools must matter

Catholic schools must matter

| Father J. Michael Byron and Anne Weyandt | January 25, 2018 | 3 Comments

Why should we care? Why should anybody care about anyone else? And why does this matter?

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Christian Brothers remain in classroom at DeLaSalle

Christian Brothers remain in classroom at DeLaSalle

| January 11, 2018 | 4 Comments

Christian Brother Ryan Anderson bounced around his classroom at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis Jan. 11 like a teenager, moving quickly toward every hand that was raised.

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Cretin-Derham Hall challenges Iowa power in archdiocesan-sponsored girls basketball tournament

Cretin-Derham Hall challenges Iowa power in archdiocesan-sponsored girls basketball tournament

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul drew a big early-season test with Iowa girls basketball power Dowling Catholic High School and its highly-touted point guard Caitlin Clark.

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WorldLegacy refurbishes playground at St. Helena school

WorldLegacy refurbishes playground at St. Helena school

| November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

WorldLegacy raised funds and coordinated community efforts to add a new playground structure, basketball and pickleball courts, and asphalt games at the Minneapolis school Nov. 3-5.

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