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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Nationally recognized chef visits St. Jude Regional Catholic School
When students arrived to school at St. Jude Regional Catholic School in Rockville on Feb. 16, they were prepared to learn about math, science, reading, and also healthy cooking.
Catholic University professor teaches Twitter course on St. Augustine’s City of God
Students in professor Chad Pecknold’s newest class at The Catholic University of America come from Canada, Uruguay, France, Germany, England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, and all across the United States, but two things unite them all – a printed copy of St. Augustine’s
City of God
and their Twitter accounts.
During Catholic Schools Week, students at Our Lady of Victory make ‘International Mary Pilgrimage’
Every year, Our Lady of Victory School in Washington has an international day during Catholic Schools Week to celebrate the diversity of their community, but this year they decided to add an extra element to promote and celebrate their Catholic identity, said Sheila Martinez, the school’s principal.
Holy Trinity students host prayer service and pilgrimage to pray for refugee families
On the day that the Syrian family that Holy Trinity Parish in Washington is sponsoring had been scheduled to arrive in the United States, students and teachers from the school gathered together for a prayer service and pilgrimage in honor of that family and other families in need.
Mary of Nazareth teacher sees her work as bringing Christ to her students
Moses, whose life story is depicted on a bulletin board in Marion Strishock’s classroom at Mary of Nazareth School in Darnestown, would probably have approved of an exercise that she assigned to her sixth graders on a recent afternoon.
Author of “Called to Teach” hopes teachers will be the face of Christ to students
When Justin McClain first started writing brief reflections on what he had learned as a teacher over the past decade, he didn’t know what would become of them. But before long, the theology teacher at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville had written 365 reflections – one for each day of the year – and put them together into a book titled “Called to Teach.”
In visit to seminary, pope’s representative offers encouragement to next generation of priests
Celebrating Mass during his first visit to the Saint John Paul II Seminary in Washington, Archbishop Christophe Pierre – the apostolic nuncio to the United States – emphasized several themes that have become hallmarks of Pope Francis’s papacy.
Shoes to ‘walk with Francis’
This past Advent season, the kindergarten class at St. Peter’s School in Waldorf decided to participate in the ongoing Walk with Francis community service drive honoring the pope by making it a little bit easier for other children to walk. Leading up to Christmas, children from the school brought in new shoes to be donated to OSU Presbyterian Orphanage in Accra, Ghana, and on Dec. 20, the kindergarten class had the opportunity to learn about the country that they were sending the shoes to.
Father Scott Woods honored for spiritual direction at St. Mary’s Ryken High School
When Father Scott Woods began a spiritual direction program at St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonardtown in 2012 with the encouragement of theology teacher John Olon, he imagined that he would be coming to the school once every other week to meet with a few students. But before long, so many students were interested in the program that Father Woods had to come in once or twice per week and recruit more priests to help with the direction.
Holy Cross students win ‘Best in Region’ for Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge
As a part of their Intro to Computer Programming class, students Maureen Dailey, Caroline Floam, Samantha Sinay, Carly Sinay, Karen Gordon, and Devan O’Neil at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington came up with the idea of an app called “PantryPal” that aims to make it easier for people to find out what food pantries near them need.
Carroll’s Charlene Howard teaches social justice as a lifelong work of faith
On the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Charlene Howard’s social justice class at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington would reflect on the civil rights leader’s legacy, by hearing a recording of his soaring oratory, but first, they prayed.
Maryland BOOST scholarship answers families’ prayers
Since its founding in 2010, St. Francis International School in Silver Spring has served families of all cultures and economic backgrounds, but in the 2016-17 school year, they were able to open their doors to even more low-income families with the help of the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today scholarship program (BOOST).
Catholic schools plant seeds for vocations by example
Although priests and women religious say a variety of reasons led them to pursue their vocation, one thing many of them have in common is that they went to a Catholic school.
Tim Busch addresses students at ‘the pope’s business school’
People in business will have more impact on our society than any other profession, because they employ thousands of people and impact even more lives due to the families who depend on them, said Tim Busch as he addressed students at the new Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America.
Cristo Rey kicks off 10th anniversary year with ‘Coming Home’ event
Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park kicked off its year-long 10th anniversary celebration with a “Coming Home” reunion at the school.
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