By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph The moral character of students is hard to quantify. No metrics or standardized tests can tell how a school is performing in its goal to create students who love their neighbors as themselves — but anecdotal evidence helps. Month after month reports flood the
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Nationwide, Catholic school enrollment dropped 24.5 percent from 2000 to 2013, according to the National Catholic Educational Association. Locally, the enrollment numbers have also declined in recent years but that trend may be nearing an end.
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph When Penny Herr was diagnosed with breast cancer in June, she could easily have felt sorry for herself and questioned God. Instead, the dedicated religion teacher at the Summit Country Day School first thought of her students and turned to her faith for
Staff Report La Salle High School has announced that it will begin mandatory drug tests on all students beginning with the 2014-15 school year. La Salle, a private Catholic school located in Green Township near Cincinnati, sent a letter to parents on Oct. 11 detailing the program. The letter encouraged
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Catholic youth athletics and Catholic youth ministry are often two separate entities. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati a major diocesan initiative is underway to help merge those sometimes competing groups into a cohesive unit. In addition to those efforts is the work of an
By Patricia McGeever For The Catholic Telegraph If you ask Geraldina Jeronimo, 6, what she likes about the first grade, she will tell you “reading and writing.” When prompted, she adds, “recess.” Geraldina attends Holy Family School in Price Hill and her parents are thrilled she’s there. “It’s very important
Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Common Core State Standards — expectations for students to master in each grade level — have a love/hate/ambivalent relationship with the American public. The state-led initiative — adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia — has been embraced by many educators, viewed
September 2013 By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Less than two years ago Royalmont Academy was a small, Catholic elementary school in a building with a capacity of less than 200. In June of last year the school moved to the 16-acre former Mason Heights Elementary school and the new
Staff Report With the news Monday that the Greater Catholic League and Girls Greater Cincinnati League have come together to form a unified Greater Catholic League with three divisions, many had questions about the competition structure, the rebranding and the commissioners who will run the three divisions. The following is
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph A major institution in area high school athletics has been reorganized and rebranded to promote its Catholic identity. The Greater Catholic League, and Girls Greater Cincinnati League have now come under a single umbrella league with three divisions.