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All Saints will mix arts, religion into STEM Night

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ELSMERE — Those who attend STEM Night at All Saints Catholic School on April 27 may notice some differences from last year’s version. The multi-parish school is incorporating religion and the arts into the event, reflecting its new focus on turning STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — into STREAM, adding religion and the arts.

The theme this year is “patterns,” incorporating symmetry, radial relief structures, puzzles and other things that include them, including Mass. Students have been hard at work getting ready to turn All Saints into a STREAM zone. Read more »

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All Saints’ new principal gets to focus on one school, not 15

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ELSMERE — A desire to be back in a school building led Mary Elizabeth Muir to All Saints Catholic School in Elsmere, where she has become its second principal. Muir spent most of the summer at All Saints, meeting with teachers and welcoming potential new families.

She had been a teacher and principal at various schools until becoming the chief academic officer for the Independence Mission Schools, a group of 15 Catholic schools that serve urban youth in Philadelphia. (One of the schools is in Delaware County, Pa.) Muir supervised principals and oversaw curriculum and instruction at the school formerly run by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Read more »

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All Saints students show off their STEM energy

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ELSMERE – “Energy” was the theme of the night on April 7, when All Saints Catholic School presented STEM Night,” and the students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade were full of energy in the hours leading up to the event.

Each of the grade levels – primary, elementary and middle – took over a floor of the school to show off an energy-related topic, a focus of the science, technology, engineering and math curriculum that is front and center at All Saints. Nancy Raymond, a second-grade teacher, said the primary grades concentrated on light. The kindergarteners, for example, created prisms, while the second grade used the sun’s rays to print objects from nature on to dark paper. Read more »

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Pieta in Elsmere is a public display of faith and devotion

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Bishop Malooly joined parishioners from Corpus Christi and students from All Saints Catholic School on Dec. 8 to dedicate the parish’s new cross and statue of the Pieta, along with the pedestal on which it stands.

Father Tim Nolan, pastor of Corpus Christi, said the statue and cross were donated by a parishioner. It was something he had been pursuing for a while.

“It was actually something I had discussed with this particular parishioner. He had donated other artwork to the church,” Father Nolan said. Read more »

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All Saints Catholic School students take pope’s message of God’s love into Elsmere

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ELSMERE – On the day Pope Francis was to arrive in Washington, D.C., the students at All Saints Catholic School in Elsmere took to the streets to welcome the pontiff and share his message.

1002.allsaints.firedeptSplit into two groups, the students visited local businesses and organizations carrying cardboard cutouts of the pope and singing the official theme song of the visit, “We Are All God’s Children.”

Complete with a police escort, the All Saints students mingled with employees, firefighters and customers along the way.

Younger children – those in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade – began with a stop at the Wawa next to the school. There, in the corner of the parking lot, they sang for employees who gathered in the parking lot.

From there, it was a short trek to the Elsmere Fire Company, where several firefighters listened to the song and took pictures. Third-grade students carried cards with them for the firefighters, with messages such as this: “Thank you for being a part of our community. In honor of the pope’s visit, we’re praying for you.”

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students wore miters, while other students carried posters that included likenesses of Pope Francis and lists of his likes and dislikes. At each stop, led by music teacher Robert Colligan, they performed “We Are All God’s Children.”

At Mark’s Barber Shop, a customer sat in a chair for a haircut next to the cardboard pope. “We’re here to show our excitement about the pope coming to the United States,” a teacher said.

Other stops on the procession included the Oak Grove Senior Center and Serpe’s Bakery.

The parade was the latest project related to Pope Francis’ visit. Dante Gravino, a fourth-grader, said another involved using a computer program and video clips to “interview” the pope. Dante said the procession was a good way to reach people who may not be particularly religious.

“I think it’s good because we can try to have people have a change of heart and go to church more often,” he said, adding that he would try to watch the Mass from Philadelphia on Sept. 27.

His classmate, Yohanna Hailu, said the procession was a good idea because “we got to sing. We got to make people feel like God loves them.”

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Padua senior named a top Delaware volunteer

DOVER – Pearce Quesenberry, a senior at Padua Academy whose battle with and recovery from cancer has been well-chronicled, was named one of Delaware’s top two youth volunteers by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. This nationwide program honors young people and is in its 20th year.

Quesenberry, nominated by Padua, overcame a brain cancer diagnosis and now is a key figure in the Pearce Q Foundation, which has raised more than $100,000 over the past six years to increase awareness of childhood cancer, help find a cure and ease the financial pressure felt by families of young cancer patients.

The Pearce Q Foundation organizes several events throughout the year. They include the “4 Miles of Hope Walk/Run,” “Comedy for a Cure” and a Christmas family adoption program.

“Comedy for a Cure” is scheduled for March 14 at the Hockessin Memorial Hall and features headlines Auggie Smith. It includes a 50/50 and a cash bar. The “4 Miles of Hope” will be held April 18, beginning and ending at the Ebenezer Church in Newark. Details on these events and other foundation activities are available at www.pearceqfoundation.org.

 

Twenty Ss. Peter and Paul students, alums named AP Scholars

EASTON, Md. – Twenty current and former Ss. Peter and Paul High School students have been named Advanced Placement Scholars for their performance on the AP exams last year. All graduated last year except where noted.

National AP Scholars: Max Graham and Sydney Palumbo.

AP Scholars with Distinction: Max Graham, Emily Granger, Sydney Palumbo and Jordan DeTar.

AP Scholar with Honor: Current senior William Singelstad.

AP Scholars: Even Alderfer, Lauren Moran, Lindsey Clemmer, Brenda Hulseman, Conor Broll, Connor Spiegel, Ben Warpinski and Ashley Kitchelt. Also, current seniors Ameila Albrecht, Mary Kate Grande, Allison Wetherbee, Connor Murray and Liam Helmly.

 

All Saints students’ art on display at Delaware Art Museum

ELSMERE – Students from each grade at All Saints Catholic School have hit the big leagues of the Delaware art world, with work on display this month at the Delaware Art Museum.

In their art classes, the students, representing pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, studied artists from the museum’s collection. Those artists include sculptors Deborah Butterfield and Louise Nevelson, Edward Hopper and Brian Selznick. A few grades visited the museum in January. The fifth-grade viewed the work of Selznick and used it as a model as they wrote and illustrated their own short stories. Using iPads, The students photographed each other as characters in settings throughout their school and re-created those pictures as ebony pencil drawings.

Sixth-graders studied Egyptian and Chinese art to increase their understanding of ancient civilizations covered in their social studies curriculum. They created pieces of art based on their studies.

The All Saints students’ work is in the Art Smart gallery space through Feb. 15. The exhibit features sculptures, drawings and paintings.

 

Ss. Peter and Paul students are school High School Heisman winners

EASTON, Md. – Karlie Brenton and Connor Murray have been selected as the Wendy’s High School Heisman school recipients for Ss. Peter and Paul High School. Murray also has been named a state finalist, the school announced. The winners were selected by a panel from the Wendy’s High School Heisman board of advisers.

Since 1994, the award has recognized the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors for excellence in academics, athletics and community involvement. Emily Granger, a 2014 graduate of Ss. Peter and Paul, was the 2013 girls national winner. She is now a freshman at Yale University.

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Diocesan programs aim to spark future vocations

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WILMINGTON – A few years ago, Father Jay McKee introduced a program at his parish, Good Shepherd in Perryville, Md., to expose middle-school children to religious life. So when Bishop Malooly introduced his priorities for the diocese in 2013, one of which was to address vocations, Father McKee went to work planning a similar program for the entire diocese.

Last week, and with the significant assistance of the Office of Catholic Schools and others, the diocesan Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations, headed by Father David F. Kelley, held four events featuring priests, brothers and sisters speaking to sixth-grade students about their vocations. They were held at All Saints Catholic School, Christ the Teacher Catholic School, St. Edmond’s Academy and Holy Cross School.

Father McKee said between 600 and 700 students participated. Read more »

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Vocations Awareness Week: Students learn about holy orders, religious life from priests, brothers and sisters

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ELSMERE – God has a calling for everyone. All we need to do is listen, a group of priests and religious sisters told sixth-grade students from several Catholic schools during Vocations Awareness Week.

They were at All Saints Catholic School in Elsmere on Nov. 3 for the first of several vocations awareness events being held at various schools in the diocese.

The meetings, coordinated by the diocesan Office for Vocations and the Catholic Schools Office, matched priests and brothers with groups of boys, and sisters from several religious congregations with the classrooms of girls. The students heard stories of how priests and sisters found their vocation and what their lives are like, and they had the opportunity to ask questions. Read more »

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St. Elizabeth seniors receive scholarships

WILMINGTON – Three seniors at St. Elizabeth High School recently learned they will receive additional funding for their college years.

Jack Harkins has been awarded full scholarship and grant funding to attend the University of Pennsylvania. He will study computer engineering beginning in September. He is a resident of Newark and a graduate of Our Lady of Fatima School. Read more »

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Phillie Phanatic takes his message about reading to Phils fans at All Saints

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ELSMERE – To celebrate their dedication to reading, students at All Saints Catholic School welcomed a special visitor to campus on Thursday afternoon. The Phillie Phanatic traveled to Elsmere to celebrate the second grade’s accomplishments in the “Be a Phanatic About Reading” program. Read more »

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