In This Classroom, Health and Wellness Learning Gets High Marks

With a goal of providing care for the whole child — their bodies, as well as their minds — Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Astoria has opened a wellness center for students to learn how to live healthy and productive lives.

Halloween’s Not Canceled at Immaculate Conception in Astoria

With Halloween festivities changing due to the pandemic, the Home Academy Association (HAA) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy (Astoria) made sure their students could still have a semi-normal experience. So, they came up with the idea to hold an outdoor “Trunk-or-Treat” event that involved dressing up in masks and costumes, plus trick-or-treating at tables in Immaculate Conception’s church parking lot.

Most Parish Schools and Academies Plan to Physically Reopen in the Fall

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement on Aug. 7 that schools in New York are permitted to reopen next month, local Catholic schools are beginning to share their reopening plans. All plans must be approved by the State’s Department of Education and adhere to the safety guidelines and framework provided by the State’s Department of Health.