Recent Feature Stories
The start of a new year and the celebration of Catholic Schools Week give us a moment to pause and reflect on the many accomplishments that our Catholic schools have achieved and the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us as administrators, teachers, students, alumni and supporters of Catholic education. This year’s theme—Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge […]
By Dyann Nashton Grandma Fay has been a fixture at St. Rose of Lima Parish in North Syracuse for so long that she doesn’t even remember how it all started. For at least the past 10 years alone, the 91-year-young lady has been reporting for duty daily at the parish elementary school. It took a […]
This past October marked the 50th anniversary of Gravissimum Educationis (Declaration on Christian Education), one of the 16 documents that came from the Second Vatican Council. Although a short document, it clearly states the importance of a Christian education. The document states, “A Christian education does not merely strive for the maturing of a human person as just […]
By Caroline K. Reff Jesse Williams is not your ordinary college freshman. While, like many, he is excited to be away at college making new friends, experiencing new things and making his own choices, he is also surprisingly attuned to the Catholic faith and is an extraordinary young man at only 18. Williams, the 2015 […]
By Caroline K. Reff Elroy is a rock star! That’s the general consensus when the 15-pound, 6-year-old friendly ball of fur romps into Cathedral Academy at Pompei with Carol Crist to join the students for some playful cuddles and friendly licks. Crist, wife of Catholic Schools Superintendent William Crist, has been bringing Elroy, a Shih […]
Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, bishop of Syracuse, and Catholic Schools Superintendent William Crist helped St. Margaret’s School in Mattydale celebrate the opening of its new science lab. St. Margaret’s is the first school in New York State to introduce LabLearner to its science curriculum complete with modern science equipment, supplies and a specified plan […]
Students at Holy Cross School, Dewitt, learned about owls during a special presentation by Cynthia Page from the Page Wildlife Management Program in Manlius. The center brought five different kinds of owls to show the students and discussed how the program helps rehabilitate and return owls to their natural habitats.
Catholic Schools Celebrate 10th annual Light the Way Dinner By Pat Shea For the past ten years, the Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Schools Office has made a point of honoring individuals who are committed to the mission and success of Catholic School education at its annual Light the Way Dinner. The dinner has been a […]
At a ceremony celebrating Veterans Day in November, 4th grader Mary Redmore presents a certificate of thanks on behalf of St. James School in Johnson City to a very special friend, Captain Douglas Story U.S. Navy (retired), who served from October 1956 to May 1994.