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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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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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Coach McKenney Finds Fresh Start, Faith on Grimes Court

Coach McKenney Finds Fresh Start, Faith on Grimes Court

| February 18, 2016

By Christy Perry If you follow Central New York high school basketball—and maybe even if you don’t—you have probably heard of Coach Bob McKenney. In the past 19 years, McKenney led one of the area’s largest public school districts to five state championships and won more than 500 games. Many of his player stand-outs have […]

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Le Moyne President, Diocesan School Alumna Promotes Catholic School Pipeline

Le Moyne President, Diocesan School Alumna Promotes Catholic School Pipeline

| April 16, 2015

BY CAROLINE K. REFF Linda LeMura, Ph.D., fondly remembers her days as a student at Bishop Grimes High School, where she not only achieved in the classroom but also on the basketball court, in the folk group, and in student government. Looking back, she appreciates the sacrifices her parents made to send her—and her five […]

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Multicultural Cathedral Academy at Pompei a Step Towards American Dream for Sudanese Family

Multicultural Cathedral Academy at Pompei a Step Towards American Dream for Sudanese Family

| April 16, 2015

BY KATHERINE LONG Naywel Ayeil says the most important lesson she’s learned at Cathedral Academy at Pompei (CAP) in Syracuse is the Golden Rule. “It’s treating others the way you want to be treated,” the fifth grader said at her Syracuse home. That’s just the kind of lesson Naywel’s father, Bang, and mother, Adit Meukuir, […]

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New School Apps Inform Parents, Follow Pope’s Social Media Lead

New School Apps Inform Parents, Follow Pope’s Social Media Lead

| April 16, 2015

BY CHRISTY PERRY St. Margaret’s School Principal Amanda Hopkins was sitting on the bleachers at a basketball game when she decided the school’s families needed a mobile app. “You see all of the parents with their phones, taking pictures, and I immediately realized that this is a population that needs that information at their fingertips,” […]

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Parent-School Collaboration Creates Positive Environment for Second Grader with Autism

Parent-School Collaboration Creates Positive Environment for Second Grader with Autism

| April 16, 2015

BY CHRISTY PERRY The bright-eyed, blond boy in the white polo shirt is a second grader at Blessed Sacrament School in Syracuse. He plays baseball and football and is a good speller. Hand him an iPad and he’ll touch the screen to play word games. This description paints a picture of Zachary Morphet as a […]

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The Parochial League: After 40 Years, Players Are Still Having a Ball

The Parochial League: After 40 Years, Players Are Still Having a Ball

| April 16, 2015

BY PAT SHEA Ask Chuck Haven, one of the original forces behind the creation of the Parochial Basketball League for elementary school students in the Diocese of Syracuse, just when the league actually started, and he’ll start to laugh. “My wife says it was over 100 years ago, but I think it’s somewhere around 30 […]

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Valedictorians Credit Catholic Education for Foundation of Success

Valedictorians Credit Catholic Education for Foundation of Success

| April 16, 2015

BY CLAUDIA MATHIS It’s no easy feat to finish first in your class, but Michael Powell, Matthew Lambrych, Claire Sheen and Maggie Sehring made the grade—one at each of the Syracuse Diocese’s Catholic High Schools. These 2014 valedictorians are now pursuing their academic dreams in college. While two chose higher education at Catholic institutions and […]

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