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Dear Friends of Catholic Education:

Dear Friends of Catholic Education:

| April 16, 2015

As we pre­pare to cel­e­brate Catholic Schools Week, it’s hard to believe that we’re at the halfway point in the school year, and I’m sure you’re as amazed as I am at the many accom­plish­ments our stu­dents have achieved in their classes, friend­ships and extracur­ric­u­lar activ­i­ties since they began in Sep­tem­ber. This is the first […]

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Le Moyne President, Diocesan School Alumna Promotes Catholic School Pipeline

Le Moyne President, Diocesan School Alumna Promotes Catholic School Pipeline

| April 16, 2015

BY CAROLINE K. REFF Linda LeMura, Ph.D., fondly remem­bers her days as a stu­dent at Bishop Grimes High School, where she not only achieved in the class­room but also on the bas­ket­ball court, in the folk group, and in stu­dent gov­ern­ment. Look­ing back, she appre­ci­ates the sac­ri­fices her par­ents made to send her—and her five siblings—to […]

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Multicultural Cathedral Academy at Pompei a Step Towards American Dream for Sudanese Family

Multicultural Cathedral Academy at Pompei a Step Towards American Dream for Sudanese Family

| April 16, 2015

BY KATHERINE LONG Nay­wel Ayeil says the most impor­tant les­son she’s learned at Cathe­dral Acad­emy at Pom­pei (CAP) in Syra­cuse is the Golden Rule. “It’s treat­ing oth­ers the way you want to be treated,” the fifth grader said at her Syra­cuse home. That’s just the kind of les­son Naywel’s father, Bang, and mother, Adit Meukuir, hoped […]

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New School Apps Inform Parents, Follow Pope’s Social Media Lead

New School Apps Inform Parents, Follow Pope’s Social Media Lead

| April 16, 2015

BY CHRISTY PERRY St. Margaret’s School Prin­ci­pal Amanda Hop­kins was sit­ting on the bleach­ers at a bas­ket­ball game when she decided the school’s fam­i­lies needed a mobile app. “You see all of the par­ents with their phones, tak­ing pic­tures, and I imme­di­ately real­ized that this is a pop­u­la­tion that needs that infor­ma­tion at their fingertips,” […]

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Parent-School Collaboration Creates Positive Environment for Second Grader with Autism

Parent-School Collaboration Creates Positive Environment for Second Grader with Autism

| April 16, 2015

BY CHRISTY PERRY The bright-eyed, blond boy in the white polo shirt is a sec­ond grader at Blessed Sacra­ment School in Syra­cuse. He plays base­ball and foot­ball and is a good speller. Hand him an iPad and he’ll touch the screen to play word games. This descrip­tion paints a pic­ture of Zachary Mor­phet as a typical […]

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Valedictorians Credit Catholic Education for Foundation of Success

Valedictorians Credit Catholic Education for Foundation of Success

| April 16, 2015

BY CLAUDIA MATHIS It’s no easy feat to fin­ish first in your class, but Michael Pow­ell, Matthew Lam­brych, Claire Sheen and Mag­gie Sehring made the grade—one at each of the Syra­cuse Diocese’s Catholic High Schools. These 2014 vale­dic­to­ri­ans are now pur­su­ing their aca­d­e­mic dreams in col­lege. While two chose higher edu­ca­tion at Catholic insti­tu­tions and […]

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The New Kids on the Block: Principals Share Goals for Success

The New Kids on the Block: Principals Share Goals for Success

| April 16, 2015

BY PAT SHEA In Sep­tem­ber, Jen­nifer Petosa and Lee Bren­ner were sent to the principal’s office to begin a new phase of their careers. Petosa is the new prin­ci­pal at Most Holy Rosary in Syra­cuse, and Lee Bren­ner is the new prin­ci­pal at Holy Fam­ily School in Nor­wich, New York. Both women have impres­sive teach­ing and […]

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Notre Dame Schools Celebrate the Presence of Religious Faculty, Staff

Notre Dame Schools Celebrate the Presence of Religious Faculty, Staff

| April 16, 2015

BY DYANN NASHTON Catholic school alumni are often sad that priests, sis­ters or broth­ers are not found in our schools like they remem­ber. Today, Catholic schools in the Dio­cese of Syra­cuse embrace the rare, but valu­able, pres­ence of a mem­ber of a reli­gious order among fac­ulty and staff. Sr. Anna Mae Collins, CSJ, has spent more […]

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Seminarian’s Story Opens Students’ Eyes to Vocations

Seminarian’s Story Opens Students’ Eyes to Vocations

| April 16, 2015

BY CLAUDIA MATHIS Stu­dents at Bishop Lud­den Jr./Sr. High School have been ben­e­fit­ting from sem­i­nar­ian Dane Connelly’s pres­ence at their school. Begin­ning in Jan­u­ary 2014, Con­nelly spent his pas­toral year at St. James Church in Syra­cuse and also helped out at Bishop Lud­den two days a week. “It’s been great,” said Con­nelly, of his time at […]

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Digital Natives

Digital Natives

| April 16, 2015

Stu­dents at Rome Catholic School use their new e-tablets as part of a one-to-one tech­nol­ogy ini­tia­tive for fifth and sixth graders. Like so many of the schools in the dio­cese, Rome con­tin­ues to find ways to incor­po­rate tech­nol­ogy into the day-to-day curriculum.

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