Archive for February, 2016

Diocesan Communications Team Partners With CSO To Enhance Online Branding Effort

| February 18, 2016

There’s no denying the importance of making an outstanding online impression. In an effort to jumpstart the 2015-16 school year in the Diocese of Syracuse, the Diocesan Communications Office began working with the Catholic Schools Office (CSO) over the summer months to formulate a communication plan that emphasized the importance of online branding, marketing, and […]

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Put to the Test: Pullano Family Holds Tightly to Faith and Family

Put to the Test: Pullano Family Holds Tightly to Faith and Family

| February 18, 2016

By Christy Perry The shrieks and giggles of just-home-from-school children echo through the halls of the Pullano home. We can hear their delightful noise through closed doors, as Karen and Bill Pullano, parents of nine children, chat with me in their cozy parlor. Hanging over the fireplace mantel is a large portrait of the entire […]

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Celebrating Science

Celebrating Science

| February 18, 2016

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 […]

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Wise Lessons

Wise Lessons

| February 18, 2016

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.

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A Decade of Honor and Celebration

A Decade of Honor and Celebration

| February 18, 2016

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 […]

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With Appreciation

With Appreciation

| February 18, 2016

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.

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Tiny Eagles Soar

Tiny Eagles Soar

| February 18, 2016

Some of the youngest students at Blessed Sacrament School in Syracuse are dubbed the “Tiny Eagles,” as part of the school’s 3-year-old early education program. Specially designed for 3 year olds, this unique program offers time and space for the children to imagine explore, create and play with activities like the Tiny Eagle Café, a […]

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Five New Principals Answer Call To Lead Diocesan Catholic Schools

Five New Principals Answer Call To Lead Diocesan Catholic Schools

| February 18, 2016

By Claudia Mathis The students of the diocese’s Catholic schools are benefiting greatly from the leadership of five new principals for the 2015-2016 school year. All are dedicated to providing a faith-filled environment in which to learn, and they bring a wealth of experience to their new positions. They each have specific goals they would […]

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Warm Hands, Warm Hearts

Warm Hands, Warm Hearts

| February 18, 2016

In Cortland, St. Mary’s School students and staff participate in many service projects throughout the school year. One recent project was a hat, coat, and mitten drive for Cortland Chenango Rural Services. Cortland Chenango Rural Services is a ministry of the Catholic Diocese that serves people in the rural areas of Cortland and Chenango Counties. […]

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The People’s Pope

The People’s Pope

| February 18, 2016

Pope Francis’ U.S. visit thrills, excites and inspires the faithful By Pat Shea When President of Catholic Schools of Broome County Richard Bucci and his wife won tickets from the Diocese of Syracuse to the Madison Square Garden Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in New York on September 25, 2015, they expected to be excited; but […]

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