Tag: Catholic education
In an October 2014 letter to parishioners and school families, St. Bernard pastor Father Gregory Abbott wrote that the school serving students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade would close, citing declining enrollment, and parish and school finances. He noted that he made the decision with the input of parish leadership after much consultation, conversation and prayer.
Student strengths and individual learning are at the core of a new educational initiative two Twin Cities Catholic grade schools plan to launch this fall. Drawing on the success of a school in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., St. Alphonsus Parish School in Brooklyn Park and St. Mark’s Catholic School in St. Paul are aiming to show all students they are smart, “just smart differently,” said Kari Staples, St. Alphonsus’ principal.
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone told a group of California legislators that he respects their right “to employ or not employ whomever you wish to advance your mission” and expects the same in return.
St. Joseph, West St. Paul, says ‘so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye’ to alumna’s Austrian son
After Spirit Week at St. Joseph School in West St. Paul, seventh-grader Sam Seitlinger will return to his hometown of Zell am See, Austria, bringing with him fond memories of his American Catholic school education. Sam’s mother, Andrea, is from West St. Paul and graduated from St. Joe’s in 1981.
At Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she received her undergraduate degree, the differences in Warren’s approach were valued as well. “So, Rosati-Kain taught me how to be a woman who can go into a place that’s brand new and take charge,” she said.
The winner of college football’s 2014 Heisman Trophy attended Hawaii’s only all-boys Catholic high school, the successor to the school St. Damien of Molokai briefly attended in preparation for his ordination in Honolulu.
For stay-at-home mom Hilda Torres and her husband, Jose Castro, making ends meet has been difficult for their family of five.
Of all the important and interesting policy areas I work on, none is more personal than education.
“He reached out to Catholic educators in our archdiocese to share with others what we were doing in Catholic education,” recalled Gary Wilmer, who is director of personnel and planning for the archdiocese’s Office of Catholic Schools.