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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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