Sept. 2 was to have been the first day of school at St. Francis de Sales with an estimated 340 children enrolled, but now the school is in ruins and families had been evacuated after Dorian
Fourteen years after the Diocese of Brooklyn began to offer programs in parishes and schools to prevent abuse of minors, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed “Erin’s Law” on Aug. 29, requiring public schools in New York state to have a similar program.
Across the Brooklyn Diocese, 75 parish schools and academies opened their doors on Sept. 4, with about 21,000 students. Also opening were 17 Catholic high schools in the diocese with about 11,000 students.
The 2019-2020 academic school year in the diocese begins officially on Sept. 4. Almost 21,000 students have enrolled in 75 Catholic academies or parish schools in Brooklyn or Queens.
This summer, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy, Windsor Terrace, installed new classroom sensory furniture and supplies for its early childhood program.
St. Francis Xavier Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy, which has served Fort Greene/Clinton Hill area since 1910, will close on Aug. 31.
The campuses of Siena Heights University and the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse in Adrian, Mich., were a beehive of energy, joy and community in June as 76 students and their mentors from 18 Dominican High Schools participated in the 21st Annual Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference, including three students from St. Agnes Academic H.S., College Point.
When the Supreme Court’s new term begins in October, it will review Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a 2018 case in which the state’s highest court ruled that a tax-credit program for donations to fund scholarships to private schools isn’t constitutional because it supports religious schools.
More than 40 eighth grade students from local Queens schools, including Wieczorek, participated in the “Names, Not Numbers” program. The program was created by educator, Dr. Tova Fish-Rosenberg.The project is described as an interactive, multimedia Holocaust oral history documentary.
A number of CHSFL players represented New York City in the 24th annual Empire Challenge, hosted by former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason’s foundation for cystic fibrosis.