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A New Sense of Bliss at Rome Catholic School

A New Sense of Bliss at Rome Catholic School

| February 5, 2014

BY DYANN NASHTON Sometimes it is not a matter of whether or not the glass is half empty or half full. Sometimes you just need a different glass. At least, that is the way Patricia Bliss sees it. Bliss assumed leadership as principal of Rome Catholic School last fall. Bliss’ career history traces her years spent as a […]

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Sensational Sandwiches

Sensational Sandwiches

| February 5, 2014

Students are St. Margaret’s School in Mattydale participate in various community service projects throughout the school year. Above, students pack sandwiches for a local shelter.

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Holy Family Teacher Puts Trust in Catholic Education

Holy Family Teacher Puts Trust in Catholic Education

| February 5, 2014

BY CAROLINE K. REFF Carol Shifflet has taught her students many important lessons over nearly four decades of teaching at Holy Family School in Fairmount, NY. One of the most important, however, is quite simple: trust her. “Each year, it’s important for me to establish a class that has trust in me and a trust for […]

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Seton Senior Teaches Baseball to Haitian Children

Seton Senior Teaches Baseball to Haitian Children

| February 4, 2014

BY CLAUDIA MATHIS It started with a dream and ended as a life-altering experience for Connor McCormack, a senior at Seton Catholic Central High School in Binghamton. Last January, McCormack, a compassionate young man, felt the need to help impoverished children in Haiti. As a baseball enthusiast who has played from the time he was 5 years […]

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St. Mary’s Keeps Students Close with Addition of 7th Grade

St. Mary’s Keeps Students Close with Addition of 7th Grade

| February 4, 2014

BY CLAUDIA MATHIS Andy Ryan has been saved by the bell. The school bell, that is. On September 4, 2013, the first day of school, St. Mary’s School in Cortland opened its doors to its first 7th grade class in over 30 years. Andy was one of 13 seventh graders who entered this fall. Andy […]

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The Family That Prays Together, Stays (In Catholic School) Together

The Family That Prays Together, Stays (In Catholic School) Together

| February 4, 2014

He was a student in Central New York Catholic schools for 13 years. He now teaches French at Bishop Grimes Prep, where he won an award for his dedication to Catholic education. His wife also teaches at Grimes, and his two children are students at Blessed Sacrament. Pat Kinne attended Syracuse’s St Vin­cent’s, St. Lucy’s, Blessed […]

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Sister Nicolette Brings Drama to Blessed Sacrament School

Sister Nicolette Brings Drama to Blessed Sacrament School

| February 4, 2014

BY CLAUDIA MATHIS Sister Nicolette Vennaro, OSF, 3rd grade teacher and drama coach at Blessed Sacrament School in Syracuse, is somewhat of a legend. She is known for producing theatrical productions for the last 52 years at Catholic schools in New Jersey and the Syracuse Diocese. “I’ve always been interested in producing plays,” said Sister […]

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Holy Family

Thanksgiving Dinner at Holy Family

| February 4, 2014

In November 2013, Holy Family School in Norwich celebrated its annual Thanksgiving dinner. Families were invited to come together and give thanks for the school community’s many blessings. Over 200 moms, dads, relatives and friends were served, along with 180 students and staff members. The event is an annual fundraiser for the school cafeteria. In […]

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St. Marianne Cope Central to Ludden Grad’s Life Story

St. Marianne Cope Central to Ludden Grad’s Life Story

| February 4, 2014

BY DYANN NASHTON I am not my story and my story is not who I am. The story of Saint Marianne Cope, Kate Mahoney said, is not only the saint’s story or the story of those who worked toward her sainthood. It is not just the story of those who happened to survive due to St. […]

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Montessori

Montessori

| February 4, 2014

BY DYANN NASHTON Entering the new Montessori kindergarten at Notre Dame Elementary School in Utica, you may as well be walking into a Japanese Zen garden. It is that peaceful and orderly — even with the children in it. This is not surprising given that the Montessori philosophy holds that through order and self-discipline, a […]

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