ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON
Your Catholic Online News Magazine
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
When Catholic schools offer inclusion programs, teachers and parents say all students benefit
When Our Lady of Mercy School in Potomac began their inclusion program in 1993, it had only one student, and one teacher who was hired specifically to serve that child’s needs. According to Eileen Grams, the current director of the school’s Inclusion Program, it was the first program in the Archdiocese of Washington to offer students with special needs an alternate curriculum.
Maryland’s BOOST program awards nearly $5 million in scholarships to low-income students
The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $5 million to the inaugural group of scholarship recipients for the 2016-2017 school year for students to attend an eligible nonpublic school in the state of Maryland.
Works of Mercy, Year of Mercy
In his announcement of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis said, “We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord,” quoting the Gospel of Luke when Jesus told his disciples, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”
After visiting Catholic schools, superintendent’s goals include strategic planning
When Bill Ryan assumed his post as superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Washington on July 1, 2015, he set an ambitious goal for himself: to visit every archdiocesan school within his first year on the job.
Campus ministry provides a home away from home for Catholic students at college
When Angela Fragale decided to attend The Catholic University of America for college, “it had nothing to do with faith,” she said. She decided to attend because she liked the business school, and she would go on to study international business.
Eight new principals to lead area Catholic schools this fall
When the doors open for the 2016 school year, seven Archdiocese of Washington Catholic elementary schools and one independent Catholic elementary school in the archdiocese will be led by new principals.
Faith is source of strength for wrestling champion
Kyle Snyder’s knack for making history began during his junior year of high school, when he helped win the first-ever state championship for the wrestling team of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney.
Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky says her Catholic faith helps her ‘put things in perspective’
Four years ago, Katie Ledecky burst onto the Olympic stage when she was just 15 years old, winning a gold medal in the women’s 800-meter freestyle.
Burnford to lead national association for Catholic education
The National Catholic Educational Association announced that Thomas Burnford, the Archdiocese of Washington’s Secretary for Education, has been appointed as the NCEA’s new President and CEO, effective Aug. 8.
Pallotti graduate and volunteer finds joy in faith and serving others
Samantha Durnbaugh, a 2016 graduate of St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, learned a lot about joy when she baked cupcakes and threw a dance party for the disabled people she volunteered to help.
BOOST scholarship program now accepting applications for fall
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has posted on line the application to apply for a new scholarship program designed to help income eligible students attend nonpublic schools.
CUA law school graduates urged to ‘make a difference’ in lives of others
Paul D. Clement, the lawyer who argued before the nation’s highest court on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor and other groups in their legal challenge to the federal government’s contraceptive mandate, addressed the 127th annual commencement of the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.
Seton’s student says bout with leukemia taught her to ‘appreciate life more’
Carly Nguyen, a graduating senior at Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The school has rallied around her, and on May 19, the Seton community dressed in bright orange attire in support of her.
St. Anselm’s student learned importance of problem solving, and prayer and work
Nathan Dangle, a member of the class of 2016 at St. Anselm’s Abbey School in Washington, likes problem solving.
“I like starting with a problem, going through the steps, and getting a definitive answer,” said the 18-year-old senior from University Park.
St. Mary's Ryken graduating senior Bryce Callis earns 1,200 service hours as firefighter
For Bryce Callis, who graduates this year from St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonardtown, some of the most important lessons he learned have been outside the classroom.
“I’ve learned that I have this gift that God gave me, and it is that I love helping people. It’s a great feeling knowing that you can help somebody and make their lives better,” he said.
Search only accepts letters and numbers.
Homepage Rotating Articles
Tweets by @CathStandard
ARCHDIOCESE of WASHINGTON
Parishes of the Archdiocese