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Excellent Education
08/31/16
Excellent Education

For Christopher Romano it was the desire for excellence in education that led him to teaching in a Catholic school. Coming from a long line of teachers, with a father who taught for over 30 years, he was raised with a deep love for the craft of teaching. “I really enjoy history it’s always been a subject that I’m really interested in and I...

Relationships
08/31/16
Relationships

Sr. Georgina Severin never wanted to be a teacher. Or a nun. “I wasn’t sure I could relate to kids,” she said. But when she signed up for a year of volunteering, a school is precisely where she was placed. This school is where she fell in love with two missions: teaching and religious life. The Daughters of Charity who worked at the sch...

Community
08/31/16
Community

A Catholic School education was non-negotiable for Carrie Lerch’s husband. As for Lerch herself, she wasn't so sure. “You know I went to public school and I turned out fine,” Lerch said. But when she agreed to go to a meeting at St. Barnabas to learn more, everything changed. “When we went to the interviews, I walked in and I immed...

Faith
08/31/16
Faith

“Faith gives hope to students. I think being able to talk about that in the classroom will essentially give hope to these kids on them being able to be the change that the world is needing.” When Nicholas Park spent a year teaching in Korea his students would go to an after-school program for several hours after their regular school day. He cam...

In Memory of Lexi Brown
05/13/16
In Memory of Lexi Brown

Lexi Brown, the 12-year-old Catholic school student with an impervious smile and overflowing compassion, passed away Wednesday, May 4 while returning from a trip to Lourdes. Her story was featured in People Magazine this past week. When the music-loving soccer star and social butterfly from St. Louis de Montfort School received a cancer diagnosi...

#CatholicSchoolsNight on Social Media
05/10/16
#CatholicSchoolsNight on Social Media

Between snaps, shares, and likes; many of our students and teachers shared the best moments of Catholic Schools Night! Take a look and share your photos from the evening with us! [View the story "#CatholicSchoolsNight" on Storify]...

Catholic Students Offer Prayers, Raise Funds for Victims of Ecuador Earthquake
04/22/16
Catholic Students Offer Prayers, Raise Funds for Victims of Ecuador Earthquake

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles kicked off “Aid for Ecuador” today, a fundraiser involving Catholic school and religious education students across the three-county Archdiocese – Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura – for earthquake relief in Ecuador, during an event with nearly 200 students at Our Lady of Loretto School in Los Angeles. ...

6th Annual Catholic Schools Night at Dodger Stadium
04/01/16
6th Annual Catholic Schools Night at Dodger Stadium

Show your Catholic School and Dodgers pride by attending the 6th annual Catholic Schools night on April 29th at 7:10 pm. The Dodgers are inviting all Catholic Schools, parishes, ministries, and other Catholic organizations to cheer them on as they play the San Diego Padres. Discounted tickets for groups of 30 or more can be purchased by completi...

03/07/16
CDE Update for Catholic School Parents 3.7.16

On April 23, 2012 two associations of parents of children with disabilities filed a lawsuit in Sacramento (Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association, et.al. v. CDE; Case # 2:11-cv-03471-KJM-EFB) alleging that the California Department of Education (CDE) is systematically failing to provide California children with their statutory entitlement to a ...

Cyber Crime Prevention Symposium
03/02/16
Cyber Crime Prevention Symposium

On October 29, 2015, many of our schools participated in the The Cyber Crime Prevention Symposium which provided a unique opportunity for students, parents, and educators to learn about the dangers of the Internet and how to stay safe online. A coalition of law enforcement agencies, child advocacy groups, and private entities participated in the ...