Report shows U.S. Catholic schools not doing enough for Latino Catholics

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic schools in the United States are falling short in serving the growing number of Latino Catholics, according to a new report released March 7. The Boston College report, “Catholic Schools in an Increasingly Hispanic Church,” looks at the disparity between the number of school-age children who are Hispanic — 12.4 million…

Three Arizona Catholic schools saved after Notre Dame advisers step in

TUCSON, Ariz. (CNS) — Kiana Romero waves a finished assignment in the air, beaming confidence as her teacher collects the papers. On a classroom bulletin board hangs a blue and gold pennant that reads “Class of 2026.” That is the year Kiana and her classmates at St. Ambrose Catholic School, a Notre Dame ACE Academy,…

St. Louis Catholic schools prepare for Ferguson grand jury verdict

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — While the timing of the grand jury decision involving the Michael Brown shooting remained uncertain, Catholic schools in the Ferguson area were already prepared in case the ruling comes down with classes in session. “We have our safety plan in place,” said Addie Govero, the principal at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta…

Catholic schools determine how to take part in ALS fundraising effort

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a major fundraising effort that began this summer to raise money to research a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease, has left many people scratching their heads. The challenge involves dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head and nominating others to go…

Bishop thanks donors, affirms support for Catholic schools

May 23, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully Catholic schools will be a priority for Bishop Donald Kettler. “Catholic schools are our best catechetical and evangelization tools for our younger people,” he told a gathering of about 365 people May 8 at the Breakfast with the Bishop benefit in St. Joseph for the Catholic Schools Scholarship…

Is an auction in your future?

Auctions raise excitement and build community for Catholic schools; communities already holding them tell what it takes to be successful March 14, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully Auction committee members and assistants hold colorful pillows, each one with a different class picture and student signatures. The bids continue to rise. Auctioneer Dan Winter talks faster…

How would you tell the story of Jesus using an iPad?

Amazing ideas from Catholic school pupils The Catholic Foundation sponsored a contest for students in Catholic elementary schools. They answered the question: “How would you tell the story of Jesus using an iPad?” in 100 words or less, in order to win an iPad for their school. Alice Coudron, consultant for planned giving and major…