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Bishop Grimes Spanish Students Put Faith in Action at City Schools

Bishop Grimes Spanish Students Put Faith in Action at City Schools

| February 13, 2017

    By Christy Perry Tuohey Students studying Spanish at Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School in East Syracuse do more than just talk the talk (hablar). They walk the walk (camino). Their talk, of course, is in Spanish as they learn vocabulary, speaking and writing skills. Their walk involves planning service projects to benefit economically disadvantaged children here […]

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Catholic School Community Helps Ease Pressures of Military Life

Catholic School Community Helps Ease Pressures of Military Life

| February 13, 2017

  By Christy Perry Tuohey U.S. Army officer Carlos Cervantes arrived in Iraq in January 2005. When he deploye­d, Carlos left behind his 7-months-pregnant wife Kristine and his 2-year-old son Andrew. The Cervantes, more than many families, appre­ciate how precious family time is. Eleven years later, now living in Cicero, they spend crisp fall days on football fields […]

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International Students Enhance School Culture, Boost Enrollment

International Students Enhance School Culture, Boost Enrollment

| February 13, 2017

By Caroline K. Reff It’s hard to believe that Jingkai Zhou is just 13 years old. Thousands of miles away from his home in Shanzi Province, China, this 7th grader, who likes to be called Barnett, has an unusual maturity as he navigates a new culture and educational experience at Bishop Ludden Juinor/Senior High in Syracuse. Barnett […]

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CAP Quilt Showcases Diverse Student Body

CAP Quilt Showcases Diverse Student Body

| February 13, 2017

Students from the Cathedral Academy at Pompei showcase the beauty, talents and diversity of its student body through a quilt pieced together by volunteers after school families were asked to design squares that reflected the various countries and cultures from which they came. With a population that includes students not only from the United States, […]

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Willenburg Center to Enhance Arts, Athletics, Community at Notre Dame

Willenburg Center to Enhance Arts, Athletics, Community at Notre Dame

| February 13, 2017

  By Dyann Nashton Where there had always been lawn and a gravel driveway at the Notre Dame’s Jr./Sr. High campus, the school’s imposing new 14,000 square-foot building is taking shape. The new Msgr. Francis J. Willenburg Center is the only new major construction project to take place in decades at any of the Syracuse Diocese […]

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SU’s Newhouse Research Class Helps MHR Develop Communications Strategies

SU’s Newhouse Research Class Helps MHR Develop Communications Strategies

| February 13, 2017

  By Caroline K. Reff Most Holy Rosary School in Syracuse has partnered with students from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University on a research project aimed at increasing effective communication. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Chris­tal Johnson, Ph.D., four groups of students taking Public Relations Research began working with Rosary Principal […]

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Update on Pullano Family:  Welcome, Baby Leah

Update on Pullano Family: Welcome, Baby Leah

| February 13, 2017

(Editor’s note: In last year’s edition of Pillars, readers had a tremendous response to writer Christy Perry Tuohey’s story about the Pullano family — Karen and Bill and their seven children — whose strong faith helped them through the loss of their son, Michael (“Mikey”) to cancer in 2008, and a daughter, Anna, in a […]

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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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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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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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