Tag: quality

Trinity Produces 2013 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Trinity Produces 2013 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

| February 5, 2014

CATHOLIC SCHOOL FOUNDATION LEADS TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS BY PAT SHEA It’s the age-old question of nature vs. nurture: does having a Catholic school education, even if it’s only during the elementary school years, better pre­pare a young student for a more successful academic future? Judging by college freshmen Sarah Mancuso and Madeline Galvin, that answer would be yes. Mancuso […]

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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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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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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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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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Super Saints Promotes  Athletics, Christian Service

Super Saints Promotes Athletics, Christian Service

| February 4, 2014

BY DYANN NASHTON How do you build a children’s program that encourages creative thinking, generosity and physical activity? At Seton All Saints Elementary in Endicott, NY, you launch Super Saints. The new program was the brainchild of a relatively new teacher and grew as an offshoot of a fundraising event. William Pipher completed his first […]

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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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