The morning of Aug. 29 shown brightly with the morning sun and happy smiles of students as they strode to the open doors of St. Leo the Great School in Fairfax.
Brian Flanagan, an associate professor of theology at
Marymount University, is still processing a 10-day seminar on
Judaism he attended in Jerusalem last month, which included
intense discussions on religion and the challenges of life in
Israel. He also made personal pilgrimages to several
WASHINGTON - Instead of hitting the beach this summer,
students from roughly 40 U.S. colleges and universities,
mainly Catholic institutions, attended an advocacy training
program offered by Catholic Relief Services, the U.S.
bishops' overseas relief and development agency.
Christendom College in Front Royal recently appointed
Catherine Schneider associate director of admissions. A
native of Louisiana, Schneider earned a bachelor's in
philosophy from Christendom in 2016.
Marymount University in Arlington has established a memorial
scholarship to honor Pablo Enriquez, a senior pursuing a
bachelor of science degree in Information Technology at the
time of his death in a car accident July 2.
Bishop O'Connell in Arlington welcomes a number of new staff
members to kick off the 2016-17 year, as well as the
construction of a new concession stand near the athletic
Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria will open its doors
Aug. 29 for the start of the 2016-17 school year, welcoming
more than 800 students in grades 9 through 12 at its campus
on Cambridge Road.
Back from a recent weeklong Salesian Leadership Camp on Lake
Vineyard in Brooklyn, Mich., Paul VI Catholic High School
student leaders Laine Davison, Andrea Mueller, Peter Braun
and Margaret Cornejo shared their life-changing experience.
The students - all members of Paul VI's student government or
student ambassadors - were accompanied by Eileen Hanley,
assistant principal for admissions and student life, and
Katie Tinsley, director of student life.
With a new marching band,
new radio broadcasting program, new lights on the field,
and a new principal, Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High
School in Dumfries, heads into its ninth year exhibiting the
same energy and optimism that has come to define the school.
Beginning its 42nd year, Seton School in Manassas welcomes
one new full-time teacher and several new part-time teachers
to the staff.
PORTLAND, Ore. - They're the only mother-son principals in
the history of Oregon Catholic schools. And go figure - both
have impeccable comic timing.
WASHINGTON - It's 3 p.m. Do you know where your children are?
Jennifer Bigelow, the
new superintendent of schools for the Arlington Diocese,
used to think she wanted a career in politics.
Good Shepherd Church and St. Louis Church in Alexandria had a
dream of collaborating on a project that would alleviate
poverty in their area. With the help of Tim Slayter,
principal of nearby Bucknell Elementary School, they decided
on an enrichment program for students who might otherwise
fall behind academically during summer break. For the kids,
it's just plain old summertime fun.