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Raising roofs, raising spirits

With a backdrop of architectural renderings on easels and with St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School kindergarteners singing “I’ve Got Joy Down in My Heart,” developers and community volunteers announced plans Oct. 3 for Los Arboles de Santa María, a mixed-use development centered around the West Dallas school.

CKS community honors longtime coach

Whoops, hollers, and cheers echoed across campus as students, faculty and families gathered inside Christ the King’s Community Center. While the annual homecoming game pep rally always draws quite a crowd, this year’s celebration on Sept. 26 focused on something bigger – Athletic Director and Coach Michael Higgs. His dedication to Christ the King Catholic School has lasted a quarter of a century.

JPII community celebrates canonization plans

More than 400 members of the John Paul II High School community got up especially early on Monday morning as they gathered to celebrate the official announcement of their namesake’s canonization next Spring.

Growth fuels school’s additions to administrative team

As a result of the student body’s continuing growth, officials at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Dallas are making subtle, but significant adjustments to their administrative structure.

Kicking off fall activities

Andrew Guerra tries his best to make a soccer ball into one of the two goals at a carnival booth during this year’s All Saints Fall festival, on Sept. 21 in Dallas.

Teeing up for Dallas Catholic schools (VIDEO)

Hundreds of golfers from across North Texas converged on the Four Seasons Resort and Club for the 3rd Annual Bishop Farrell Invitational, benefiting Dallas Catholic Schools.

Energy, passion drive first-year principal

Renee Ozier admitted that she can’t hide her enthusiasm for her burgeoning dreams for James L. Collins Catholic School in Corsicana.

Veteran educator steps in as acting principal

Birgitt Lopez said that she felt called to serve at Catholic schools for girls since her childhood in her native Germany.

Role reunites principal with childhood priest

When Chad Evans became the principal at Prince of Peace Catholic School in 2012, he said that he recognized his new environment’s abundant blessings, including his reunion with Father Tom Cloherty, the pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

Pre-game talks inspire LSU kicker

Louisiana State University kicker James Hairston’s pre-game routine includes preparing himself on every level. Not only does he practice on the field and converse with teammates about football, but he also speaks before each game with Father Tony Lackland, the pastor of All Saints Catholic Church.