Tag: Catholic education

Immaculate Conception principal honored with NCEA award

Immaculate Conception principal honored with NCEA award

| Jessica Weinberger | January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, enrollment at Immaculate Conception School in the first-ring suburb of Columbia Heights was at a record low, and its future was unclear. Veteran educator and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church parishioner Jane Bona joined a committee to help evaluate the viability of the school and walked away with a new title – principal.

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Being intentional about Catholic identity key to our schools’ success

Being intentional about Catholic identity key to our schools’ success

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | January 21, 2016

It was my first morning in Minnesota. I gathered with the priests of the Archdiocese to listen to our convocation speaker, Archbishop Michael Miller, discuss the hallmarks of a truly Catholic school. The presentation was superb, but what really impressed me was the attentiveness of my brother priests and the depth of their questions. It was clear to me from the start that Pope Francis had sent me to work in an archdiocese with a deep appreciation for Catholic schools.

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In college town, St. Dominic touts faith and formation

In college town, St. Dominic touts faith and formation

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

In education-minded Northfield, Minnesota, the Catholic grade school competes with small class sizes and a focus on student progress throughout the year, not just at report card time.

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St. Kate’s to launch theological institute for high school girls

St. Kate’s to launch theological institute for high school girls

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new project slated to begin in July at St. Catherine University in St. Paul seeks to bring together high school sophomore and junior girls from diverse backgrounds for theological education and spiritual formation to help them become leaders in their communities.

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Innovation, cooperation in St. Tim’s ‘recipe for success’

Innovation, cooperation in St. Tim’s ‘recipe for success’

| December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Small class sizes — 14, for example, in the combined seventh and eighth grade — are one attraction for families whose children attend St. Timothy in Maple Lake. They allow for flexibility in individualizing education to meet either the enrichment or remedial needs of each student, said the school’s principal.

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Visitation names new head of school

Visitation names new head of school

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights has named Rene Gavic head of school effective July 1, 2016.

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In St. Michael, there’s a waiting list for Catholic education

In St. Michael, there’s a waiting list for Catholic education

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thanks to growth through development of the area and a devout community’s desire for Catholic influence in the daily lives of their children, the biggest need at St. Michael School in the northwestern corner of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is for more space.

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Rogers school: Yes, we’re open

Rogers school: Yes, we’re open

| November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mary, Queen of Peace School is striving to make itself known. Another in a series that is taking the temperature of Catholic schools on the outer edges of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Beyond the beltway

Beyond the beltway

| November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

SPECIAL REPORT: Exurban schools tout strong test scores and tight-knit communities, but some struggle with marketing and making ends

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In Waconia, innovative technology meets age-old values

In Waconia, innovative technology meets age-old values

| November 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

It’s like a scene from a futuristic movie.

In a grade-school classroom, students work at “pods,” odd-shaped work stations that take on the look of islands, each with three peninsulas. Each peninsula hosts a large, glistening computer monitor, and pods share some of the newest technology available.

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Principal’s bittersweet departure highlights rural joys, challenges

Principal’s bittersweet departure highlights rural joys, challenges

| November 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

At Most Holy Reedemer in Montgomery, a higher percentage of students come from farm families than at most Catholic schools in the archdiocese.

“Kids will have a debate [about tractors],” said Mindy Reeder, at the time Most Holy Redeemer’s principal. “Are you a John Deere family or an International family?”

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Project focus, Latin integration helps Buffalo school stand out

Project focus, Latin integration helps Buffalo school stand out

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was a busy Wednesday at the Catholic grade school on the outskirts of Buffalo, some 50 miles northwest of Minneapolis on Hwy. 55.

After Mass that started the day at St. Francis Xavier School, all 205 students in kindergarten-through-eighth-grade made their way outside to the Mary Garden next to the school. That’s where the parish’s pastor, Father Nate Meyers, blessed new Stations of the Cross for student prayer.

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