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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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