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Our Lady of Fatima School welcomes pupils from St. Paul’s

October 13th, 2011 Posted in Education and Careers

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When Our Lady of Fatima School in New Castle started classes Aug. 24, it welcomed 48 new students who attended St. Paul’s School in Wilmington last year.

The students were invited to Fatima after St. Paul’s was closed in June, following years of declining enrollment and the loss of annual funding from the Catholic Diocese Foundation; $47 million of the foundation’s assets were included in the diocese’s $77.4 million settlement with survivors of sexual abuse by priests.

“We are very much looking forward to the diversity that St. Paul’s family will bring to Our Lady of Fatima,” said Kathleen Kenney, principal of the New Castle school. St. Paul’s primarily served children from Wilmington’s Latino community.
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New courses, logos, laptops, teachers at Catholic highs

October 13th, 2011 Posted in Education and Careers

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Students are discovering the following new aspects to their days at Catholic high schools in the diocese this year.

St. Mark’s High School in Wilmington is moving its newspaper entirely online. The subject matter will not change, but the student staff plans to add videos and slideshows.

The Spartans also feature a revamped sports logo for 2011-12. The new look was designed by Rick Brozek, a 1978 alumnus.

For the first time, St. Thomas More Preparatory School in Magnolia will have a teacher who once sat in the classrooms. Sara Spencer Passon, who graduated in 2001, has joined the faculty, the first grad to come back as a teacher.
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Catholic schools: Getting more than a glance at JesusBy Brian Caulfield

October 13th, 2011 Posted in Education and Careers

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Preparing my two boys for the new school year inevitably brings back memories of how things were when I was growing up. I’ll leave to others the exaggerations of walking to school “10 miles uphill both ways” or the frightful demeanor of a particular nun.

The overall feeling that I had while attending St. John the Evangelist School in Midtown Manhattan was one of love and security. I knew that my parents cared enough to send me and my two brothers to Catholic school (which cost very little in the 1960s), and the teachers seemed to extend that sense of caring.

In the back of each classroom, there was a large picture of a brother and sister walking to school with a guardian angel watching over them, and that’s just how I felt going to Catholic school.
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Knowledge now falling into the laptops of Archmere students

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CLAYMONT — When Archmere Academy administrators informed students last year that each of them would be receiving a laptop from the school beginning this year, Kelsey Kushner was not impressed.

“I thought it was the worst idea ever,” the senior said last week. “I was so used to taking notes, that was the way I studied, and I didn’t want to change anything, especially not for senior year.”

Kushner said she had found the requirement to have a laptop a distraction at her previous school, but her outlook is changing as the program evolves at Archmere. “It’s just easier to have everything in one spot.”
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Opening All Saints Catholic School

October 13th, 2011 Posted in Education and Careers

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Four parishes sponsoring new school in Elsmere

ELSMERE — Kindergartners led a parade of students into All Saints Catholic School Tuesday as some of the parents, gathered for their children’s first day of classes at the new school, sang “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

Inside, the students from kindergarten through seventh grade lined the school’s hallway to greet the 84 eighth-graders who will become All Saints’ first graduating class next spring.
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