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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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Dear Friends of Catholic Education:

Dear Friends of Catholic Education:

| February 18, 2016

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 […]

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Vroooming Through 10 Years

Vroooming Through 10 Years

| February 18, 2016

Immaculate Conception School, Fayetteville, celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its Mercedes Benz raffle this year. Part of the proceeds from this year’s raffle will go to a local group spearheaded by a former IC student, Dylan Letcher, who helped transform an acre and a half of his family’s land into a vegetable farm with produce […]

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Grandma Fay: Hugs, Help and a Healthy Outlook at Age 90

Grandma Fay: Hugs, Help and a Healthy Outlook at Age 90

| February 18, 2016

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 […]

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Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,

| February 18, 2016

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 […]

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Ludden Grad Seeks Faith-Filled Future at Catholic U.

Ludden Grad Seeks Faith-Filled Future at Catholic U.

| February 18, 2016

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 […]

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