Tag: Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week celebrated

Naples | For one week each year Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Venice have a chance to celebrate their place in the world. Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 26-Feb. 1) is an annual national week of recognition of the important educational and moral contributions Catholic Schools continue to make in this country. Sponsored by the… Read more »

Teaching boys to be good, not just ‘cool’

St. Thomas Aquinas’ Kindness club now fights bullying among men, too FORT LAUDERDALE | Tying a necktie might not seem a weapon against school bullying. But small things can add up. “It shows you’re a gentleman, that you can present yourself,” said The’Andris Freeman, a founding member of the men’s wing of the Aquinas Kindness… Read more »

Program develops leaders for Catholic schools in U.S. mission dioceses

CHICAGO | At a time when many Catholic schools are struggling with enrollment, fighting to survive and at times shutting their doors, Catholic Extension and Loyola Marymount University have teamed up to strengthen Catholic schools in some of the nation’s poorest communities. They have launched the Catholic School Leadership Development Initiative to develop a pipeline… Read more »

Three families share why they choose Catholic schools

Editor’s note: Last names have been omitted to protect the families’ privacy. ORLANDO | Catholic schools in the Diocese of Orlando provide top-notch academics, but it is the faith element and community that sets them apart. Three families share the joys and sacrifices made to make Catholic schools a reality for their children, from Pre-K… Read more »

NeuroNet Learning gets students ‘in sync’

Two archdiocesan schools try program that combines coordination of motor, cognitive skills MIAMI LAKES | A child’s brain is influenced by its surroundings. That’s why parents and educators teach ABCs, 123s and other early essentials using rhythm, song and movement. “This is why we have patty cake, jumping jacks, and all other forms of games… Read more »

Student artist thankful to be at Catholic school

LAKELAND | As sixth-grader Audrey Link sat at an art table, her teacher had some encouraging praise about her artwork. “There were a lot of comments about your use of the color black,” said Katie Senkarik, art teacher at Resurrection School in Lakeland. “That says a lot. It is really easy to get carried away… Read more »

Educator celebrates first Catholic Schools Week

BOYNTON BEACH | Anne Marie Fischer loves to celebrate holidays in a big way with decorations and dressing up in colorful storybook character costumes. The new director of St. Thomas More Academy is looking forward to kicking off and celebrating Catholic Schools Week that begins Jan. 28 simply and quietly with Mass, joining her new… Read more »

Bishops consider plans to revitalize appeal of a Catholic education

WASHINGTON | Catholic bishops are looking to “transform” Catholic schools in response to decades of declining enrollment that has forced hundreds of schools to close since 2005. The effort, said the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Catholic Education, encompasses a wide-ranging look at issues facing Catholic schools and a renewed… Read more »