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Catholic Schools Week 2014

Chaminade Julienne President Dan Meixner announces the LIFT (Leading in Faith Today) initiative Thursday Jan. 30, 2014. LIFT is a $20 million improvement and renovation campaign for the school. Chaminade Julienne also announced it has already raised $13.4 million. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph DAYTON — If Catholic Schools Week is supposed to be a chance for Catholic schools to shine,  Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton spared no effort Thursday night. With alumni, staff, media and members of the school’s founding orders in attendance, the school announced

By Patricia McGeever For The Catholic Telegraph Catholic grade schools that want to boost their enrollments can take a page out of the lesson book used by St. Clement in St. Bernard. For years, the school on Vine Street was in danger of closing as attendance dwindled. But slowly and

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Students at Catholic Central High School have been attending class in the same building for nearly 60 years. Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, they’ll have some new scenery. The main campus of Catholic Central School includes the junior high and high school. It

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr speaks with Badin High School students prior to his traditional Catholic Schools Week broadcast with area high school students. This year, 15 of the archdiocese's 23 Catholic high school participated in the broadcast. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Shortly after becoming the Archbishop of Cincinnati, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr started a new Catholic Schools Week tradition of taking questions from Catholic school students. He continued that tradition Monday morning, Jan. 27, at Stephen T. Badin High School in Hamilton. Via networked computers,

Catholic school students put others needs before their own all year long. (Courtesy Photos)
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

Students pose with their school banners outside the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains following the 2013 Catholic Schools Week Cincinnati Mass. The 2014 Mass, scheduled for Tuesday Jan. 28 has been cancelled as a result of extreme cold temperatures. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Staff Report Updated: Jan. 27, 2014 at 4 p.m. Due to the extreme cold temperatures expected, the Cincinnati Catholic Schools Week Mass scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, has been cancelled. Another Catholic Schools Week Mass, scheduled for the Dayton area, had not been cancelled as of Monday evening.

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.