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One of Nativity Prep’s first graduates teaches there now

January 27th, 2015 Posted in Education and Careers Tags: ,

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Dialog reporter

 

WILMINGTON – When the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales opened Nativity Prep in 2003, one of the sixth-grade students was a boy who not too long before that had moved from Mexico to Delaware. Rogelio Lopez was still learning English and had spent fifth grade at Marbrook Elementary School near Prices Corner when his mother made a decision that changed his life.

“I was doing this program at the LACC (Latin American Community Center),” Lopez recalled recently. “This priest, it turned out to be Brother Ed, now Father Ed Ogden, he came to talk to us about this school. I didn’t think much of it, but my mom apparently liked it.”

She signed him up, “and that was it,” Lopez, who is approaching his 23rd birthday, said with a laugh. Read more »

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Immaculate Conception students generous with Pennies for Patients

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For The Dialog

 

ELKTON, Md. – Max Brady already knew where he would use any money he received at his birthday party last weekend.

For the second year in a row the sixth-grade student at Immaculate Conception School decided to donate all his birthday money to “Pennies for Patients,” a school-based program sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Maryland. Read more »

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Commentary: Catholic Schools — Definitely different

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Faith formation, academic excellence and service to others are hallmarks of schools in the diocese

 

“Can you tell me why I should choose a Catholic school education for my child?”

This question comes to me in various ways – parents considering education for their first child, parents considering the financial commitment, parents considering whether high school and college acceptances are influenced, parents wondering what difference a Catholic school education makes. Read more »

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Seniors at St. Mark’s create interactive children’s book

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Dialog reporter

 

WILMINGTON – Some members of the Future Educators Association at St. Mark’s High School are getting a head start on their careers in teaching. Three Spartan girls created an interactive children’s book for a competition at the Delaware FEA Conference, which was held in December at Delaware State University in Dover.

Their book, “Bedtime with Benny,” earned them second place in the children’s literature category. Read more »

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Celebrating a Blue Ribbon year: Mount Aviat Academy commemorates its ‘school of excellence’ honor from the U.S. education department

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Dialog reporter

 

CHILDS, Md. — Tucked away in Childs, Md., the students, faculty and staff at Mount Aviat Academy usually perform their work in relative peace and quiet.

But things got a little bit more hectic and loud on Jan. 16, when the school community celebrated being named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. Read more »

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St. Thomas More founders celebrate 16 years, see bright future in Magnolia

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Dialog reporter

 

MAGNOLIA — The seeds for St. Thomas More Academy were planted more than 25 years ago, shortly after Holy Cross High School closed in 1987. That was a decade or more before almost all of the current students were born.

The present was connected with the past on Oct. 23 as several of those responsible for STMA’s existence returned for a Founders Day Mass with Bishop Malooly and to share the story of how St. Thomas More came to be. The only Catholic high school south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal has made great strides since opening in 1998, when 17 sophomores and 34 freshmen composed the student body. Read more »

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Business leaders talk ways to be Catholic at the office

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Catholic News Service

 

Venture capitalist Frank Hanna believes that just because he’s a Catholic business owner, his faith and values don’t have to be checked at the office door.

Catholic virtue and a deep feeling of solidarity with colleagues, customers and poor people around the world guide his decision-making to, as Hanna puts it, help humanity flourish.

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Vikings’ teacher visits Rwanda for CRS

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Dialog reporter

 

Teacher and youth minister visits African nation 20 years after the genocide that left 800,000 dead

 

WILMINGTON – Citizens in Rwanda could teach the local population something about conflict resolution, according to a St. Elizabeth High School teacher who visited the east African country in August.

Melissa Pollio traveled to Rwanda with Catholic Relief Services, one of 12 people from across the country and the only delegate from the Diocese of Wilmington. It was part of a CRS program, “Called to Witness,” which brings youth leaders to a developing country. Pollio is also the youth minister at St. Elizabeth Parish. The point of the trip is immersion, not service, where the delegates study what the country does for and with its young people. Read more »

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Holy Cross adds a chapel, relocates the library

September 9th, 2014 Posted in Education and Careers, Our Diocese Tags: ,

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Dialog reporter

 

DOVER – Holy Cross School has taken  an available classroom on its multi-building campus in Dover and transformed it into a chapel for individual class liturgies or other services.

Holy Cross principal Haydee Rosario said the chapel came about after discussions by school officials and parish priests. The school had room in its junior high school building after some grades were consolidated from three sections into two. Read more »

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A message from the superintendent: Four vocabulary words for the new Catholic school year

September 7th, 2014 Posted in Education and Careers Tags: ,

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The weekly spelling test was a staple of my elementary school career. In preparation for the written assessment, the teacher lined us around the classroom, presented a word to be spelled, and, if spelled correctly, offered an opportunity for an extra point for either the  boys’ or the  girls’ team, if the word could be defined and used in a sentence.

As we begin a new school year, a slightly modified procedure was used at Spirituality Day, the annual convocation with Bishop Malooly celebrating Mass, a presentation by a keynote speaker (Dr. Robert Wicks this year), and remarks by the superintendent. Read more »

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