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Archbishop Alter High School’s marching band, the Marching Knights, won the title of Bands of America Grand National Class A Champions on Nov. 12, at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Their winning performance was titled “Overjoyed,” based on Stevie Wonder’s music. “We treated the performance like a concert,” …

Badin High School will celebrate the 50th annual Catholic Schools Week beginning Jan. 30 as an opportunity to emphasize the value of Catholic education. “Faith plays such an important role in what we do every day,” said Mrs. Gina Helms, Badin’s director of Campus Ministry, “but this is always a …

On a sunny, breezy November morning, as the leaves floated from the trees, the children at St. Bernadette School in Amelia were told they are called to be heroes. “Living good, holy lives of service is heroic,” said Father Tim Ralston at their weekly all-school Mass. The message delivered from …

When Brad Zimmerman became principal of Piqua Catholic School in 2017, he had participated in many retreats and various forms of faith formation. It wasn’t until parents shared about Damascus Catholic Mission Campus in Centerburg, near Columbus, that he realized just how life-changing evangelization could be. “The first thing we …

by Michelle Dushensky Since 1974, Catholic schools around the country have participated in Catholic Schools Week (CSW). Traditionally, CSW is held at the end of January, and, each year, the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) chooses a theme to highlight an aspect of Catholic schools. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: …

As we prepare for the celebration of the bicentennial of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati later this year, National Catholic Schools Week – Jan. 31 through Feb. 6 – offers an opportunity to reflect with gratitude upon the importance and success of Catholic education in the 19 counties of our local …

By Cynthia Kenny and Joe Bride The 2020 Catholic Schools Week theme reflects the current time: “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Nationally recognized Catholic school teachers and administrators have been employed at CISE (Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund) schools since 1974. Our teachers exemplify flexibility, passion and fortitude – attributes even …

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020 the Catholic Schools Week Mass for the southern part of the Archdiocese was held at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. Bishop Joseph Binzer was the celebrant. The next day, St. Luke is Beavercreek was the host of this annual celebration for the northern …

By M.D. Pitman The record for the Seton 2012 soccer season didn’t match the talent on the team – then Erika Maurer started talking about God. “We had a really terrible season, but we were a talented team and couldn’t figure out what was going on,” she said. “So heading …

Samantha England with sixth graders at Summit Country Day School. She holds her painting of an apple, part of her personal perseverance project
By Rebecca Sontag There are a thousand excuses for not making your own artwork. But the kids love to see what you can do. It brings a level of authenticity to your classroom also. The whole thing just worked out amazingly.” –Samantha England Samantha England had more than a thousand …