Archive for February, 2017

How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

| February 13, 2017

    Students at Trinity Catholic School in Oswego, New York, excel inside the classroom, but they are learning some valuable lessons outside, too. Last spring during Earth Week, students and faculty, under the direction of parent Kristen Kelly, were introduced to the concept of composting with the assistance of Jean Bonhotal from Cornell University’s […]

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After School Relocation, Family Remains Rome Catholic’s Biggest Fans

After School Relocation, Family Remains Rome Catholic’s Biggest Fans

| February 13, 2017

    By Renée K. Gadoua Fifth grader Isaiah Sexton thrives at Rome Catholic School. He participates in Mass, learned to play the recorder and baritone, and mentors younger students. He and his brother, Noah, a fourth grader, have participated in the school’s running club, and the family loves the school’s art classes, plays and […]

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Power of Prayer Brings Cat Home

Power of Prayer Brings Cat Home

| February 13, 2017

Each day at St. Patrick’s School in Oneida starts with morning prayer led by Principal Kristin Healt. Months ago, one student, Natalie Crouch had a special intention. Her cat, Tommy, was missing, and she desperately wished for his safe return, so she asked school community to ask for some divine intervention. “I put him on […]

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New Principals Mark Half-Way Point in School Year

New Principals Mark Half-Way Point in School Year

| February 13, 2017

  With one semester under their belts, four new principals have settled in to their respective leadership roles in schools throughout the diocese. Each has taken on the joys and challenges of leading students, faculty and staff in environments with a strong emphasis on academics, character and faith. “We are so blessed to have the […]

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EAGLES Program at Blessed Sacrament Teaches the Practice of Catholic Values

EAGLES Program at Blessed Sacrament Teaches the Practice of Catholic Values

| February 13, 2017

By Christy Perry Tuohey When Andrea Polcaro first stepped into her job as principal of Syracuse’s Blessed Sacrament School, the school’s mascot was a scorpion. Thinking maybe a poisonous arachnid was not the best representative, she created a contest that allowed the students to choose what their next mascot would be. The winner? An eagle. […]

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