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Archdiocese of Washington applauds House passage of legislation to reauthorize scholarship program for low-income students in District of Columbia
The Archdiocese of Washington applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ April 29 passage of H.R. 4901, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act (SOAR Act) in a vote of 223-181. The bill, introduced earlier this month by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) reauthorizes the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program through FY2021.
Honorees at PCR’s Patricia Sullivan Dinner include two Holy Child students
Two seniors from Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac – Lilly Paro and Molly Shriver – received 2016 Outstanding Youth Volunteer Awards at Potomac Community Resources’ 20th annual Patricia Sullivan Benefit Dinner on April 16.
In visit to San Miguel School, Cardinal tells students Catholic education ‘forms solid faith, gives you a future’
Cardinal Donald Wuerl visited San Miguel School in Northwest Washington April 15, urging students to take advantage of the quality Catholic education they receive at the school.
There she is, Miss America, at the Academy of the Holy Cross
Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell urged students at the Academy of the Holy Cross not to be afraid to sacrifice beauty for those in need, as more than three dozen girls prepared to donate their long locks to make wigs for cancer patients.
CBN-Montgomery County reaches $1 million mark in scholarships
This year, the total scholarship funds awarded by the Catholic Business Network–Montgomery County since 2002 reached $1 million, ensuring a priceless Catholic education for greater numbers of the Church’s next generation.
Maryland leaders approve BOOST scholarship program for children from low-income families
Maryland leaders and school choice advocates hailed the recent passage of the state’s budget that will include
a $5 million scholarship program for students from low-income families to attend nonpublic schools, beginning in 2016-17.
Students rally for Maryland Education Credit and BOOST measures
An unlikely army of lobbyists descended upon the offices of members of the Maryland General Assembly on March 2, as about 700 students from across the state came to Annapolis for Nonpublic School Advocacy Day. The schoolchildren, accompanied by parents, teachers and principals, urged lawmakers to support the Maryland Education Credit and the BOOST bills.
Maryland governor pays surprise visit to Cardinal Hickey Academy
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan paid a surprise visit Feb. 26 to Cardinal Hickey Academy in Owings, telling students about his own Catholic school experience and stressing the importance of a good Catholic education.
Catholic Schools Week celebrates ongoing legacy of nation’s Catholic schools
Catholic schools through the Archdiocese of Washington will join their counterparts throughout the country in celebrating National Catholic Schools Week. This year, Catholic Schools Week is Jan. 31 – Feb. 6.
An ongoing mission
Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated Mass Jan. 19 to mark Founders Day at the Woods Academy in Bethesda, which this year also observes its 40
anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the school and to renew ourselves to the mission of the school,” Cardinal Wuerl said during a Mass attended by students, parents, faculty and staff.
From classrooms to gyms
Bill Ryan, the Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Washington, marked the 100
day in the school year Jan. 21 by visiting Blessed Sacrament School and Our Lady of Victory School in Washington.
The difference it made, and makes
When St. Mary’s School in Bryantown, Maryland, marked its 100
anniversary this past September, graduates, current teachers and students, and visitors reflected on how the school’s Catholic identity has made a difference in the lives of generations of families there.
Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Washington
As Catholic Schools Week 2016 begins, here is brief overview of the educational opportunities offered in the Archdiocese of Washington.
Taking the LEAD
JoEllen Gray jokes that for her, there’s no escaping St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the pioneer in Catholic education in the United States who became this country’s first native-born saint.
“I can’t get away from her. She wants to stay in my life,” Gray said laughing, during an interview with the
Hugging Pope Francis was ‘dream come true’ for Catholic student
During his historic visit to Washington last fall, Pope Francis gave the first papal address to a joint meeting of Congress, visited with the homeless served by Catholic Charities, presided at the first canonization of a saint on U.S. soil, was welcomed by the president at the White House, and at eight different points during his whirlwind two-day visit, was greeted by cheering crowds of Catholic students.
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