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Every Penny Counted to Make Playground Happen

Every Penny Counted to Make Playground Happen

| February 4, 2014

BY CHRISTY PERRY St. Mary’s Academy 6th grader Max Lewis has a pretty big jar he uses to collect loose change. Judging from the way Max describes it, it’s about the size of a small barrel. Max felt that getting a new playground for his Baldwinsville school was worth donating half of the coins in his giant […]

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Banding Together at Notre Dame

Banding Together at Notre Dame

| February 4, 2014

If you ask anyone at Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School in Utica, NY, what’s new, chances are the answer will have something to do with the sounds of music in school. That’s because Notre Dame has launched a new instrumental band program this year. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students,” said Sister Anna Mae Collins, principal […]

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Loyola Institute Introduces Grimes Grad to College Success

Loyola Institute Introduces Grimes Grad to College Success

| February 1, 2013

By Caroline K. Reff Editor’s Note: Pillars initially featured Christian Freeman in a 2011 article about his participation in the Loyola Institute at Le Moyne College.  All that hard work has started to pay off for Christian Freeman. The 2012 graduate of Bishop Grimes Prep spent many extra hours in high school pursuing college level […]

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Le Moyne Program Prepares Tomorrow’s School Leaders

Le Moyne Program Prepares Tomorrow’s School Leaders

| February 1, 2013

By Jennika Baines From bullies on the playground to backed up bathroom sinks, from New York state legislation to new technology for children with learning disabilities, a day in the life of a principal can incorporate an incredibly diverse set of challenges. To help prepare the next generation of principals to meet these challenges, the Syracuse […]

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Guardian Angel Mentoring Program Helps Cathedral Academy at Pompei Grads Succeed

Guardian Angel Mentoring Program Helps Cathedral Academy at Pompei Grads Succeed

| February 1, 2013

By Claudia Mathis Daniela Dhieu, a 9th grader at Bishop Grimes Prep in East Syracuse, NY, is getting help from a program that is changing her life immeasurably. She is getting personal guidance and help with her academic studies from her adult mentor, Tammi Fabiano, through the Guardian Angel Mentor & Tutor Program. Dhieu, along with […]

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Rome Catholic Furthers STEM with Legos, NDEP

Rome Catholic Furthers STEM with Legos, NDEP

| February 1, 2013

Rome Catholic School also focuses on STEM-related fields of study and professions with its integrated robotics curriculum. Younger grades experiment with Lego simple machines and basic robotics, while Lego “NXT” Robotics are integrated in grades 5 through 8. For students looking for further challenge, Rome offers Lego Tetrix Robotics and programming as an elective in […]

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Science, Engineering Lead the Way at Seton

Science, Engineering Lead the Way at Seton

| February 1, 2013

By Dyann Nashton In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said, “Maintaining our leadership in research and technology is crucial to America’s success. But if we want to win the future — if we want innovation to produce jobs in America and not overseas — then we also have to win […]

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Young Musicians Program Fosters Talents, Builds Community at C.A.P.

Young Musicians Program Fosters Talents, Builds Community at C.A.P.

| January 20, 2012

By Caroline K. Reff The competitive spirit found in most young boys is apparent as a small group of fifth and sixth graders sit together after school in a classroom at Cathedral Academy at Pompei in Syracuse, NY. They’re quietly trying to impress each other with their skills, but the conversation is not about sports […]

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Outside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

| January 20, 2012

Here are some of the interesting extracurricular and co-curricular activities that take place in our Catholic schools: Holy Family School, Syracuse: Students at Holy Family School, Syracuse, recently enthroned The Sacred Heart of Jesus, publicly proclaiming Him as the King of the school. Following morning Mass, each class marched out of the church and paraded […]

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Brenda Reichert:  “The Lord Is Working in This Building”

Brenda Reichert: “The Lord Is Working in This Building”

| January 20, 2012

By Jennika Baines This may be Brenda Reichert’s first year as a Catholic school principal, but she’s had a lifetime of experience. “I’m a product of Catholic education. All my children went to Catholic schools. My grandchildren are going to Catholic schools,” Reichert said. “It’s something that we’ve always found valuable. It’s a treasure.” It’s […]

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