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St. Mark students shine at robotics contest

Teams from St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic School in Plano excelled at the Dallas Diocesan Robotics Competition at St. Monica Catholic School on April 4.

Rising to the challenge

Mayor of Plano Harry LaRosiliere attended a special celebration on Sept. 28 to collect more than 3,900 jars of peanut butter donated by the John Paul II High School community and area Plano schools.

Bishop Lynch A Cappella choir performs in Paris

The Bishop Lynch High School A Cappella over Spring Break 2015 traveled to Paris, France to perform. Choir member Courtney Newman offers her reflection on the experience.

VIDEO: National Signing Day

High school student-athletes from across the Diocese of Dallas signed collegiate letters of intent during National Signing Day ceremonies on Feb. 4.

Communities of faith, knowledge and service

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.”

Catholic Schools Week 2015 activities

A number of events and activities are planned at Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Dallas in celebration of Catholic Schools Week 2015.

VIDEO: St. Joseph Catholic School graduates kindergarten class

Kindergarten students at St. Joseph Catholic School in Waxahachie received their diplomas during a graduation Mass on May 29.

VIDEO: All for the glory of God

It didn’t take long for 11-year-old Claire Druffner to name a few of her best friends: Maggie, Morris, Alexander, Jean-Claude, Max, Anton, and Theodore Cornelius, whom she affectionately calls Teddy. As it happens, none of them are people; they’re cellos.

FULL CIRCLE: Janet Maher

For Janet Maher, the path to her vocation as a teacher really began on the ice rink. A graduate of Ursuline Academy and the University of Texas at Arlington, Maher returned to Immaculate Conception in 1988 and has since taught every grade level and nearly every subject.

National Signing Day at Bishop Dunne

Seven student-athletes from Bishop Dunne Catholic School signed letters of intent on National Signing Day 2014 on Feb. 5.