Ursuline students Jacqueline Gibson and Angela Montemayor have a passion for computer science, and they were recently recognized for it.
A few weeks ago, Father Cruz Calderón stood in front of the eighth-graders at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, talking to them about a variety of topics, but mostly sharing with them his vocational journey. Many of them may have heard it before, but they listened intently, hanging on his words and asking him numerous questions. He answered them, taking up the entire period.
This year’s Catholic Schools Week theme, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” uniquely expresses the educational mission of our Catholic Church as well as our Catholic schools. This week we celebrate the enduring value of Catholic education, which according to the Vatican II, Document on Christian Education, is intended to “make one’s faith become living, conscious, and active, through the light of instruction.”
A number of events and activities are planned at Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Dallas in celebration of Catholic Schools Week 2015.
Students at Jesuit College Preparatory School have taken the concept of total immersion to a profoundly new level since the school launched its Marine Biology Program with partners in the British Virgin Islands in 2010.
A new parent support group called LEAF at St. Monica Catholic School is becoming a resource for parents whose children have learning differences and who work with school administrators in finding solutions for the benefit of the students.
When it was formally established in 2008, UTD’s Newman Catholic Ministry had only six students. Today, more than 40 call themselves members and participate in a variety of weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly activities. Wenner said that’s double last year’s total.