The start of the new school year for St. Mel’s Catholic Academy in Whitestone was not just the first day of studies but the continued expansion of academics with the addition of a new fifth-grade class.
The start of the school year also marks a new beginning for the Diocese of Brooklyn’s superintendent, who started his job on July 1 and is now overseeing the opening of classes. Deacon Kevin McCormack, the former principal of Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge, is now the person over- seeing the diocese’s 70 Catholic academies. Prior to becoming superintendent, he spent 37 years at Xaverian, first as a teacher of English and religion, then as principal.
When it comes to being named valedictorians of their respective Catholic high school graduating classes, Allie Giordano and Victoria Ryan have a lot in common.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Online Academy, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s only fully remote online school that offered an alternative during the pandemic, has closed.
The Flag Day at Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Astoria honored Firefighter Timothy Klein who died in the line of duty in April and a Navy veteran who served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The Father Troike Leadership Program returns this year, July 5-29, at the Cathedral Prep campus in Elmhurst, Queens. New this year is soccer, journalism and creative writing classes, and hot lunch in the cafeteria.
Catholic Schools Night at the Brooklyn Cyclones game Tuesday evening, June 21, honored valedictorians and salutatorians from the Catholic academies and parish schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Also honored was Msgr. David Cassato, vicar of Catholic Schools, whose image is now a bobblehead.
“Ave Crux, Spes Unica ” (“Hail to the Cross, Our Only Hope”) is a small book, but filled with prayers, including contributions from Holy Cross High School (Flushing) students who wrote them in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Olivia Mura started the school year at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy, she had no idea that learning to sew a button would be as much a part of the curriculum in her eighth-grade class as math and social studies.
Cyberbullying and cryptocurrency, at first glance, sound like an unlikely combination.