Community Newsbriefs

New faculty Join Holy Child Academy

Drexel Hill – Holy Child Academy welcomed two new faculty members this fall, first grade teacher Nancy Menno and reading teacher Lauren Gallagher. Menno most recently she taught at St. James School in Elkins Park, which closed in June. Gallagher most recently worked in the Upper Darby School District.“We’ve experienced a lot of change at […]

Devon Prep Students return to campus changes

DEVON – When Devon Preparatory School students arrived on campus for the first day of school on Sept. 1, they were greeted by new faculty members and saw campus construction. Father James J. Shea, Sch.P., headmaster, served as the principal celebrant for opening day Mass and welcomed new faculty including: class of 1994 alumnus Mark […]

St. Luke goes ‘back to school’ for the 90th time

GLENSIDE – St. Luke the Evangelist School in Glenside opens its doors this fall for the 90th year Sept. 8. It welcomed 35 new kindergartners and 15 new students in grades one through eight, bringing enrollment to 340 students, the highest in the last several years. Sister William Adele, S.S.J., the principal, said that the […]

Nine Devon Prep seniors named National Merit Scholarship winners

DEVON – Nine Devon Prep students were named National Scholarship winners, from left, Daniel Stack, Theodore Lawrence, Robert Smith, Francisco Suero, Christopher Smith, Andrew Robie, Shane Howard, Joseph Stucynski, and Samuel Parkinson. Approximately 8,200 winners of National Merit scholarship awards are chosen from the 15,000 finalists based on the students’ abilities, skills, and accomplishments.

Mount St. Joseph Academy students honored as Champions of Caring

FLOURTOWN – Five students from Mount St. Joseph Academy were honored at the 15th Annual Champions of Caring Recognition Program on May 20 at Drexel University. The Champions of Caring program honored 75 teens from throughout the Philadelphia region for their commitment to service and social justice.

Pope John Paul II students successful at Reading Olympics

PHILADELPHIA – Students from Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic School in Philadelphia were successful at the 2010 Reading Olympics held at the Community College of Philadelphia April 30 and Temple University May 4. One team of seventh and eighth-graders and two teams of fourth and fifth-graders took home blue ribbons. The students effortlessly answered […]

Waldron Mercy Academy student leaders attend leadership workshop

MERION STATION -Waldron Mercy Academy sixth and seventh grade student leaders attended a leadership workshop presented by Merion Mercy Academy faculty. Students who attended the leadership workshop included, from left, Hannah Bushner, Daniela Colavita, Katie Lynch, Paige Hodges, Stephanie Williams and Anna Shafer.

Villa Maria Academy Lower School students take firsts at computer fair

IMMACULATA -Students of Villa Maria Academy Lower School, Immaculata, won first place awards in three categories in the local computer fair competition. Villa Maria Academy Lower School was the only Catholic school from Chester County to compete in the state-wide computer fair at Dickinson College in Carlisle May 26. Food still in when school is […]

Cardinal Dougherty H.S. celebrates ring Mass for juniors

The juniors and their families and friends gathered in the Cardinal Dougherty High School auditorium recently for the Mass at which they receive their class rings. The graduating students from Our Lady of Confidence spanision also attended and received rings.School President Father Carl Janicki celebrated the Mass, and school minister Deacon Stephen A. Guckin assisted […]

A Seuss extravaganza at St. David School

WILLOW GROVE – State Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) reads Dr. Seuss books to students in pre-K through second grade at St. David School in Willow Grove, along with students from the school’s Our Lady of Confidence day program. Murt, an Archbishop Wood grad, is also a religious education teacher at the school. Teachers cooked a […]