Tag: Catholic schools
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?”
Although the students didn’t get to pose the questions to the pontiff, they did have the opportunity to hear if he answered any of them during his address to a joint meeting of Congress Sept. 24. The students were dismissed from first hour to join others from theology and social studies classes in the commons and hear what Pope Francis had to say not just to members of Congress, but to all Americans.
A new organization is rallying to boost enrollment and promote best practices for Catholic grade schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and it is calling on the community to help.
Jill Reilly, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, will leave her position July 2. Reilly’s goal during her two-year tenure was to help Catholic schools through a time of transition with compassion, vigor, collaboration and innovation.
A new initiative by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for Catholic Schools is unfolding, Bishop Andrew Cozzens announced April 17. It is set to launch July 1.
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.
Michael Rogers, principal of Presentation of Mary School in Maplewood, will serve the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as its director of urban education beginning in February.
“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.