Paul Morisi’s family tree has a number of branches connected to the Diocese of Brooklyn. When Morisi, the principal of Bay Ridge Catholic Academy, stands in front of a classroom full of students, he is carrying on a family legacy that dates back more than 50 years. His family gene pool is filled with Catholic educators.
As the principal of Bay Ridge Catholic Academy, Gary M. Williams has plenty of lessons to teach his students. But one of the most important lessons he can pass on to them is the value of perseverance.
It’s never too early for students to start thinking about college — even children in kindergarten. That’s the thinking behind a unique new partnership between Bay Ridge Catholic Academy and St. Francis College.
One environmentally-conscious local youth is hoping to make the world a cleaner, healthier place, one bag at a time.
The Tablet subscriptions sold during the month-long campaign resulted in more than $30,000 going back into students’ and schools’ pockets. Those checks are finally in the process of being signed, sealed, and delivered to participating students across the Diocese of Brooklyn.
The Third Annual Great Diocesan Read-Aloud (GDRA) was another success across the Diocese of Brooklyn. Guest speakers, including authors, clergy members, first responders, and congresswomen, virtually visited 30 diocesan classes to read their favorite stories to the students.
Ready, set, sell! Catholic school students are getting an extra credit assignment that will put money into their pockets for tuition and raise cash for their schools. It’s part of a new program called “The Tablet’s COVID Relief Fundraiser.”
Even though the pandemic changed how this year’s Catholic Schools Week could be celebrated, the spirit was still alive and well across schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
After updating its COVID-19 reopening plan on August 10, Bay Ridge Catholic Academy is ready to accept students to their all-new STEAM-oriented building.
School officials project that Bay Ridge Catholic Academy will open with 400 students, which would make it one of the biggest elementary schools in the diocese.