Archive for January, 2012

Catholic Education Foundation Serves as “Third Leg of Stool”

Catholic Education Foundation Serves as “Third Leg of Stool”

| January 20, 2012

By Dc. Tom Picciano The Don Hengel Golf Tournament is a familiar name in Broome County (NY). Not so familiar is the name of the organization that sponsors the golf outing each year: the Catholic Education Foundation. The foundation also raises money through a car raffle and a “green tie” event, but, at more than […]

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Renovations Reflect Bright Future for Broome Co. Schools

Renovations Reflect Bright Future for Broome Co. Schools

| January 20, 2012

By Dc. Tom Picciano It might seem odd to keep a spider web in place following a building renovation. That is unless you’re George Clancy, principal of St. James School in Johnson City, NY. He’s been watching the spider for some time between a window and screen on a stairwell. But rather than destroy it, Clancy […]

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2010-2011 Program Enhancement Grants for Technology

2010-2011 Program Enhancement Grants for Technology

| January 20, 2012

Each year, the schools of the Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese are encouraged to apply for Program Enhancement Grants made available through the Heritage Fund. To qualify, schools must show that projects truly enhance the curriculum and are required to provide measurable data to show that similar ideas have resulted in success at other sites. The […]

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iPads Encourage Children to “Think Differently”

iPads Encourage Children to “Think Differently”

| January 20, 2012

Several schools across the diocese have used Program Enhancement Grants or other fund­ing to purchase iPads, iPods and other state-of-the-art technology to enhance curriculums. Teachers were the first to explore the educational options available through these popular methods of technology and now are immersing students in an interactive, collaborative environment rich in multi­-media content and educational possibilities that seem to […]

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Cyber Safety/Ethics Curriculum Educates Digital Natives

Cyber Safety/Ethics Curriculum Educates Digital Natives

| January 20, 2012

Caroline K. Reff Even some of the youngest in our Catholic schools can amaze us with their abilities to surf the internet, download a video or send a text. It’s second nature for these “digital natives” who were raised with computers in their homes and classrooms and cell phones and iPads at their fingertips. Clearly, there are widespread […]

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Outside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

| January 20, 2012

Here are some of the interesting extracurricular and co-curricular activities that take place in our Catholic schools: Holy Family School, Syracuse: Students at Holy Family School, Syracuse, recently enthroned The Sacred Heart of Jesus, publicly proclaiming Him as the King of the school. Following morning Mass, each class marched out of the church and paraded […]

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Puppy Love:

Puppy Love:

| January 20, 2012

By Katherine Long Graceanne D’Alberto met her best friend, Frankie, last spring. The two are constant companions, riding the bus together and sitting next to one another at church. They are affectionate with and protective of one another, and they seem to understand each other without speaking a word. They might be a pair of girlfriends […]

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Brenda Reichert:  “The Lord Is Working in This Building”

Brenda Reichert: “The Lord Is Working in This Building”

| January 20, 2012

By Jennika Baines This may be Brenda Reichert’s first year as a Catholic school principal, but she’s had a lifetime of experience. “I’m a product of Catholic education. All my children went to Catholic schools. My grandchildren are going to Catholic schools,” Reichert said. “It’s something that we’ve always found valuable. It’s a treasure.” It’s […]

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From Christopher Mominey, Superintendent of Schools

From Christopher Mominey, Superintendent of Schools

| January 20, 2012

Dear Friends of Catholic Education: The Chinese language uses two symbols or letters when speaking of “crisis.” The first symbol represents danger and the second symbol represents opportunity. This image is a perfect representation of what we are promoting here in the Diocese of Syracuse as we look towards the future. This is a time […]

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