DANBURY—Immaculate High School Coach Brian Hayes was recently named the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association’s Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year for Connecticut. The award is given annually by the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) to Read More ››
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DANBURY—The Immaculate High School Mustangs had a tremendous Fall season, including winning the State titles for the Field Hockey and Girls and Boys Cross Country teams. Seven out of the eight Fall athletic teams qualified for State Tournaments, and the season produced three State championship wins, Read More ››
NEWTOWN—St. Rose School’s Advanced Math Club has been awarded the Silver Level Award for the 9th consecutive year by the National Math Club and the MATHCOUNTS. This level award is given for the submission of problem-solving work a club does over the first three months of Read More ››
WESTPORT—On Sunday, November 18, Emma Ryder, coordinator of The Face of Prayer, visited the sixth and seventh-grade religious education classes at the Church of the Assumption in Westport. The week’s lesson was focused on fear, anxiety and stress. Using resources from www.thefaceofprayer.com, Ryder developed a brief Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Notre Dame High School in Fairfield has begun its annual 26 Acts of Kindness campaign. Begun in the days following the tragedy in Sandy Hook in 2012, the campaign designates one act of kindness each school day over a six week period while remembering the lives Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—On Friday, November 9, over 550 volunteers – representing the student body, faculty, staff, administration and parents – from Notre Dame High School in Fairfield will be in the local community completing the school’s annual Service Day. The 2018 event marks the school’s 10th anniversary of the Read More ››
DANBURY—Immaculate High School students will perform Thornton Wilder’s American classic Our Town on November 15, 16 and 17 and the public is invited to see this beloved show.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes the audience to the fictional town of Grover’s Corners of the early 1900s, Read More ››
DANBURY—The Division I Ice Hockey Team of Immaculate High School, in its final year as a co-op with New Fairfield High School, turned to the past to move into the future. Mike Bonelli, a USA Hockey Level 5 coach with high school and college coaching experience, Read More ››
STAMFORD—Students at Trinity Catholic High School’s AP World History course will be embarking on an exciting new opportunity this school year.
As part of their coursework, students will be participating in the annual National History Day competition in the Senior division. National History Day is an academic Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—On any particular day in the Adult Day Program at Saint Catherine Center, what you’ll notice is a sense of purposeful activity—and beneath that, a feeling of warmth and respect.
“Consistency and a calm atmosphere are key to having a ‘great day’,” notes Brenda DeMattio, Director. “A Read More ››
STRATFORD—Join St. James School for their third annual “Touch-a-Truck” event. One of the biggest fundraisers that the school hosts, “Touch-a-Truck,” is a “huge community event” that features “awesome, souped-up trucks that will blow your mind!” Over 60 trucks will be on display, including SWAT vehicles, bucket Read More ››
A lifetime ago, when Tom McInerney was a sophomore at St. Augustine High School in Brooklyn, his world history teacher, Mr. Hitti, took him aside for the kind of talk teenagers would rather avoid.
Mr. Hitti didn’t mince his words. He told Tom that he was “way Read More ››
STAMFORD—On June 15, The Catholic Academy of Stamford Upper School held their first Eighth Grade graduation. The graduates wore their caps and gowns proudly as they walked down the aisle of St. Cecilia Church. A beautiful Mass was celebrated with family, friends, faculty and staff, made Read More ››
STAMFORD—On May 31st, The Catholic Academy of Stamford honored Mary, the Mother of God, and crowed her with a beautiful crown of roses. The celebrant was Bishop Frank Caggiano, and the co-celebrants were Father Bert Pinciaro, Pastor of St. Cecelia’s Church, and father Joseph Gill, Chaplain Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—“This is what we are all about—creating students focused on excellence,” said Dr. Steven Cheeseman, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Bridgeport. Speaking on what he called “one of my favorite days of the year,” he welcomed students and parents to the annual Breakfast Read More ››
In years past, butterflies might be taught to everyone at once in Melinda Gremse’s first grade class at Assumption Catholic School in Fairfield.
Now her 14 students rotate in groups of three and four through stations. While one group builds symmetrical butterflies out of colorful wood chips, Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—The boys varsity basketball team at Assumption Catholic School, Fairfield, are the 2018 champions of the Catholic School League. Their overall record of 12-2 earned them a spot in the semi-finals and then on to the finals where they won two games back to back to Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport kicked off it its Personalized Learning Initiative on Friday when principals and teachers from six schools participating in the pilot program gathered at the Catholic Center to prepare for a Fall launch of the program.
During the meeting Dr. Steven Cheeseman, Superintendent of Read More ››
DARIEN—“We’re here to celebrate Catholic education and the young people who have been entrusted to our care,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano to a gathering of almost 300 at the Annual Spring Gala of Foundations in Education Thursday night at Woodway Country Club.
“Your support for Catholic Read More ››
BROOKFIELD—The Diocese of Bridgeport will launch the first parochial school of its kind in Fairfield County in July, when it reorganizes St. Joseph School into multi-age classrooms that encourage personalized learning.
The new classroom model, which is sometimes called blended learning, will group students of different ages Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT— Students from diocesan Catholic schools “put on the green” yesterday and marched in the noontime parade through the streets of downtown Bridgeport.
The St. Patrick’s Day observance began when the Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, celebrated 8 a.m. Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral.
In Read More ››
BROOKFIELD—Diocesan Schools Superintendent Dr. Steven Cheeseman and St. Joseph School Taskforce members unveiled plans for the new school model at a meeting attended by parents and educators last night at St. Joseph Church.
“The Bishop charged us with creating a school that is authentically Catholic, academically excellent, Read More ››
In its historic first year of offering grants, Foundations in Education is pleased to announce 19 grant awards totaling $105,000 to benefit Catholic schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport. This competitive grant cycle is the first of its kind for Foundations in Education and Diocesan‐wide Catholic schools alike.
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BRIDGEPORT—Catholic Schools offer us the opportunity to celebrate the many successes of our Catholic schools and the many options eat each of our communities can offer,” says Dr. Steven Cheeseman, Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport.
There are 29 Catholic schools educating almost 9,000 Read More ››
NORWALK- Students in All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk made their Facebook Live debut when Anna Zap, cohost of the Anna and Raven Show on Star 99.9 Radio, visited last week.
The purpose of the visit and ensuing live stream was to promote the upcoming Catholic Schools Read More ››
SHELTON—Holy Trinity Catholic Academy (HTCA) is excited to bring an stimulating STEM program to students in PreK-3 through eighth grade. The Generation Beyond program is a first of its kind, national education program designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, explorers, inventors and pioneers in Read More ››
CHESHIRE—Seven years to the day his brother carved up the St. Joseph defense in the Class S final — albeit in a losing effort — Markell Dobbs drew Cadets coach Joe Della Vecchia and Co. crazy again with one highlight-reel run after another. Unfortunately for the Read More ››
NEWTOWN—Bishop Frank Caggiano celebrated Thanksgiving a few days early at St. Rose of Lima School.
His visit centered around the celebration of Mass, where he spoke to the children about the first Thanksgiving.
The bishop told the children that the historic moment of the first Thanksgiving teaches us Read More ››
St Joseph High’s girls soccer team has overcome some obstacles this fall, passing most tests with ease to earn a matchup with top-seeded RHAM of Hebron in Saturday Class L state championship game.
Holding true to form, the third-seeded Cadets again overcame on-paper odds and dominated against Read More ››
TRUMBULL—St Joseph High School, striving to be Southern Connecticut’s premier college preparatory school, announced today that two of their Senior students, Lavanya Sambaraju and Manjodh (Joe) Singh, have been selected as 2018 National Merit® Scholarship Semifinalists.
Officials of The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced on Wednesday the Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—What do you get when you combine an engaging math and language arts program with live animals, an ice cream truck and an 80-foot, three-masted sharpie schooner? One memorable and meaningful summer enrichment program which at the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport is called “Jump Start.”
Thanks to Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—“May our schools always be vibrant places where faith and learning are the center of our lives,” Bishop Caggiano said in his blessing at annual “Breakfast of Champions” held in Our Lady Queen of Saints Hall at the Catholic Center.
More than 200 parents, principals and priests Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT– “The Right Stuff is the Never Give Up Stuff” proclaimed the sign above Astronaut Leland Melvin as he stood before the middle school students of the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport on May 22.
“If you believe in yourself you can do anything,” Melvin told the middle Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Leland Melvin, NASA astronaut, will be addressing 6th-8th graders from the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport school in Sacred Heart University’s Performing Arts Center on Monday, May 22nd at 9 am.
Following that, he will be visiting two of the campuses: St. Raphael’s to read to children grades Read More ››
DARIEN—There was an excitement in the room at Woodway Country Club last night at the second Foundations in Education Spring Gala, which drew business and education leaders throughout Fairfield County.
The event lived up to its billing in an evening filled with high spirits, generous giving and Read More ››
The Society of the Sacred Heart is an order of Catholic nuns created in 1800 by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat. It has more than 2,500 members around the world who dedicate themselves to teaching Catholic education.
It wasn’t this rich history or this particular line of work Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Foundations in Education, which benefits Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport, will honor business leader George F. Landegger, Sister Joan Magnetti, executive director of the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport, and Tony Pavia, Stamford educator and principal, at a gala on May 11 at Woodway Read More ››
NORWALK—The 600-seat auditorium at All Saints Catholic School was sold out as the cast of the school’s Drama Club performed “Annie Jr.” to capacity crowds on Friday night, March 31, and Saturday afternoon, April 1.
Sophie O’Hara, an All Saints 7th grader, captivated the audience in the Read More ››
Every other week, students at St. Ann Academy in Bridgeport can be found engaging in team-bonding games and drills. This exercise is part of a new positive climate initiative that St. Ann has kicked off this year.
Wingman is the name of the program, created in 2015 Read More ››
Saint Mary Parish, Bethel: Mr. & Mrs. James Kelly
Nominated by Reverend Corey V. Piccinino
Saint Mary School, Bethel: Mr. Richard Schlemmer
Nominated by Mr. Gregory Viceroy, Principal
Blessed Sacrament Parish, Bridgeport: Ms. Karen Soares-Robinson and Ms. Jackie Soares
Nominated by Reverend Joseph J. Karcsinski, III
Catholic Charities, Bridgeport: Ms. Louise Gidez
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The sixth-grade class at Assumption Catholic School, under the direction of teacher Maureen Travers, raised $1,025 for Operation Rice Bowl, an international organization that is committed to helping to create positive change around the world.
The class asked each student in the school to take home a Read More ››
“Any time that we celebrate the goodness and intelligence of our young people is a day of blessing and hope,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano at the “Breakfast of Champions,” which honors Catholic school students who excel in academics, athletic achievement and above all strive to Read More ››
All Saints Students help “Keep Christ in Christmas” with annual Knights’ poster contest. In a celebration of the true meaning of the Christmas season, nearly 500 students from All Saints Catholic School recently submitted entries in the Knights of Columbus’ annual Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest.
According to the Read More ››