Archive for February, 2013

Newhouse Students Collaborate with Schools on Social Media, Marketing

Newhouse Students Collaborate with Schools on Social Media, Marketing

| February 1, 2013

Over the past year and a half, four diocesan schools have collaborated with public relations students at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications to develop strategic PR campaigns aimed at increasing enrollment and retention efforts. The initiative is part of an upper level Newhouse course, Special Projects: Public Relations Campaigns, taught by Adjunct […]

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Teachers Use iPad Technology to Enhance Student Education

Teachers Use iPad Technology to Enhance Student Education

| February 1, 2013

By Claudia Mathis Maria Lerch, a 2nd grade teacher at Most Holy Rosary School in Syracuse, NY, loves using her iPad to educate her students. “It’s great having it in the classroom, especially for accessing information quickly” Lerch said. “It makes everything much more convenient.” Lerch, along with teachers from Most Holy Rosary, Blessed Sacrament […]

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Schools Go Wireless, Offer Faculty and Students Latest Technology

Schools Go Wireless, Offer Faculty and Students Latest Technology

| February 1, 2013

By Caroline K. Reff St. James Principal George Clancy will never forget the look on the face of one of his kindergartners who won the use of an iPad for the weekend. “He was so excited,” said Clancy. “I can’t tell you how cool he thought he was. I could read his face that he […]

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| February 1, 2013

Two diocesan schools debuted new logos recently. Above, students from Holy Family School in Syracuse show off uniforms emblazoned with the new crest designed by art teacher Mary Babbles. Below, Immaculate Conception School in Fayetteville recently unveiled its new school logo designed by Morrow Graphics.

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Long-time Rivals Join Forces on the Field

Long-time Rivals Join Forces on the Field

| February 1, 2013

The Oxford dictionary provides the following two definitions for the word “collaboration”: 1. The action of working with someone to produce something. 2. Traitorous cooperation with the enemy. The juxtaposition could mirror Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School and Bishop Grimes Prep’s decision to join forces for the sport of lacrosse despite a long-standing rivalry. But […]

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Committee Drives New Governance Model, Financial Decision Making

Committee Drives New Governance Model, Financial Decision Making

| February 1, 2013

Catholic School Finance Committee Draws Business Leaders, Alumni, Clergy  By Caroline K. Reff Keeping our Catholic schools financially sound is a team effort, and recently the team has been expanded with the establishment of a Catholic Schools Finance Committee. At the request of the Bishop, the School Finance Committee became part of the Diocesan Finance Council […]

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Schools Share Enrollment Success Stories

Schools Share Enrollment Success Stories

| February 1, 2013

By Dyann Nashton Peter Meyer, former editor of Life magazine, commented on the statement that Catholic schools have to become expert fundraisers. Meyer noted that more than that was required. He added marketers, promoters and lobbyists to the necessary roles of today’s Catholic schools. All of our Catholic schools excel in providing a strong Catholic […]

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Demand for Montessori Pre-K Grows  at Notre Dame

Demand for Montessori Pre-K Grows at Notre Dame

| February 1, 2013

By Claudia Mathis Graceann Quinn is thankful for the education that she and her three sons received at Montessori Pre-K at Notre Dame Elementary School in Utica. Quinn was a member of the school’s first class in 1974. It’s an experience that she won’t forget. “Thank God my parents passed it on to me, so […]

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“Project Grease Away” Wins Earth Day Contest,  Becomes Official City Resolution

“Project Grease Away” Wins Earth Day Contest, Becomes Official City Resolution

| February 1, 2013

Using technology, teamwork, and tenacity, 6th grade students at All Saints Catholic School in Endicott took on a tough challenge: kitchen grease. By Jennika Baines Despite the humble topic, the students’ project ended up earning them first place in the Project Earth 2012 Earth Day Contest for Best School Project for grades six through eight. The students were […]

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