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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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Update: “Pillars” Cover Family Helps Heroes at Home

Update: “Pillars” Cover Family Helps Heroes at Home

| January 20, 2012

By Jennika Baines When Pillars magazine featured Sage Murnane and her children on its cover in 2011, her husband Michael was serving in the military, while they had found a home within the community at Blessed Sacrament School. Now, almost a year later, the children are still happy at Blessed Sacrament, and Michael is still serving […]

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Religious Enrich Seton Catholic Theology Program

Religious Enrich Seton Catholic Theology Program

| January 20, 2012

By Richard A. Bucci One of the cornerstones of Catholic education is a dynamic theology program. The intent of this program is to instill students with an understanding of the fundamentals of our faith, a familiarity with sacred scripture, an appreciation for the unbroken apostolic tradition that dates back 2,000 years, and a commit­ment to social justice. For generations, this […]

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Immigrant Students Find Faith, Family at Diocesan Schools

Immigrant Students Find Faith, Family at Diocesan Schools

| January 20, 2012

By Claudia Mathis Adeolu Ademoyo arrived in the United States from Nigeria in 2003 to study philosophy at Binghamton University. His wife, Omobolade, and their four children, Akiirayi, Itunu, Iderase and Imisioluwa, joined him in 2008. Upon the family’s arrival, the Ademoyos set out to find a school for their children. At each school, they asked if the day […]

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Rosary’s Return Brings Students, Parish Together

Rosary’s Return Brings Students, Parish Together

| January 20, 2012

By Caroline K. Reff Rev. Fred Mannara is a visible presence at Most Holy Rosary Parish in Syracuse, NY. He is often seen in the halls of the school, saying Mass in the church or chatting with parents. If you’re looking to find him between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on any given school day, however, […]

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No Place Like Home for Ludden’s Coach Donnelly

No Place Like Home for Ludden’s Coach Donnelly

| January 20, 2011

By Maria Walsh The road to being the varsity basketball coach at Bishop Ludden was a natural one for Pat Donnelly, and, through victory and defeat, Donnelly has remained a steadfast presence on the Bishop Ludden court. Donnelly graduated from Ludden in 1976 after playing on the varsity team in 1975 and 1976 and leading […]

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High School Junior Preps for College Through Le Moyne’s Loyola Institute

High School Junior Preps for College Through Le Moyne’s Loyola Institute

| January 20, 2011

By Caroline K. Reff When Christian Freeman, a junior at Bishop Grimes Prep, registered for Sociology 101 at Le Moyne College, he wasn’t even sure what the subject matter was about. But the course fit nicely into his already busy summer schedule, so he figured he would take a chance. His gamble paid off. Not […]

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Students Serve Those Who Serve

Students Serve Those Who Serve

| January 20, 2011

By Jennika Baines Catholic schools are supporting the troops, as well as the family members they leave behind in order to serve their country. Julie Moss, a 7th grade U.S. history and 12th grade economics and government teacher at Bishop Grimes Prep also is an alumnus of the class of 2000. She said the school […]

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