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Kindergartners – Protectors of God’s Gifts

SND California Province Associate Candidate Caroline Waltman recently shared this practical Earth Day project. Her kindergarten students at St. Mary Magdalen School in Camarillo are one of Pope Francis’ Creation Care teams, acting as protectors of God’s gifts.  They are also bringing awareness of Catholic teachings on climate change to their school community and families.…

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LaReina and the “Compassion Experience”

LaReina High School and Middle School in Thousand Oaks, CA recently hosted the “Compassion Experience” – an interactive exhibit that is housed in a semi-trailer that Compassion International uses for community outreach throughout the United States. The event introduces visitors to real-life children living in developing countries like India, Uganda or Bolivia and addresses their…

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2017 Catholic Schools Week – oh, what a week it was!

From pre-school students honing their science skills; to junior high students joining forces with senior citizens across a BINGO card; to high school students paying tribute to their school’s great legacy, “2017 Catholic Schools Week” was a busy time across the SND education network!! Here are the highlights from a few celebrations ……    …

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Inspiration in the Halls, on the Walls …

In the spirit of giving life to a mission, SND schools and ministries create opportunities to encounter God and to set the stage for transforming life experiences. One wonderful way to experience God is through art. It’s a visual application of human creativity and skill that sets off emotions and stirs awareness of the Holy…

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2017 Catholic Schools Week – insight and ideas to consider

From www.ncea.org:   The 2017 theme for the January 29th through February 4th National Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value…

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Advent – treasured traditions

With the craziness of the Thanksgiving weekend sales behind us, it’s nice to take a minute and reflect upon the season of Advent and its traditions. For many of us, the major celebration of Advent is participating in prayers at Mass as a new candle is lit in the Advent wreath. Clicking around on the…

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News Bites from the Network

Metro Catholic School in Cleveland, Ohio is thrilled to have received a $10,000 grant from the Giant Eagle Foundation. The funds will aid the school’s Learning Center.  Thank you Giant Eagle and congrats to Metro Catholic for a successful proposal!   Several art students from Notre Dame Academy in Covington, KY were honored to be…

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STEM, STEAM, or STEEM: SND schools are fully engaged!

Whether you include an “A” for arts or an extra “E” for entrepreneurship, it’s clear many of the SND schools within the National Partnership recognize the value of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in their curriculum. Keeping at the forefront of innovation is a big must for the Unites States. Our global leadership position was…

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