Catholic Schools Week 2014

Queen of Angels teacher named top Catholic school educator

Willow Grove Catholic regional school teacher Melissa Feilke “makes learning fun,” and will receive the NCEA’s Distinguished Teacher Award this year.

Why Catholic Schools Week?

Secretary for Catholic Education Christopher Mominey examines the many reasons we focus on Catholic schools on this special week in the year. One week isn't enough to highlight the work of Catholic education, but it's a start.

West Point-bound Conwell-Egan senior named student of the month

Erica Forktus, a senior at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills, has been named January’s Student of the Month by the Levittown-Fairless Hills Rotary Club. She reports to the United States Military Academy at West Point in July.

Bishop Shanahan’s new DECA team enjoys quick success

Shanahan is the first high school of the Philadelphia Archdiocese to have a DECA chapter in the state. Hoping just to observe their first competition, members ended up taking first place, then scored at districts. It's on to state competition in February.

Week of activities to focus teens on respect for life

West Catholic High School begins its first annual Pro-Life Week, with events in the school each day, starting Monday, Jan. 27.

Former archdiocesan education official takes helm at St. Basil Academy

Theresa Ryan-Szott has been named the first lay principal of St. Basil Academy. She was most recently director of secondary personnel in the Office of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Warrington school names winners of geography contest

Students of St.Joseph/St.Robert School in Warrington, Bucks County, recently participated in the National Geography Bee at the school level.

Wyeth family artist to speak at Villa Maria Career Day

Villa Maria Academy High School, Malvern, students will discover a number of new career options Jan. 31 when the school welcomes 20 alumnae presenters and special guest Victoria Wyeth for the annual Career Day.

Community gets to know what St. Basil School offers

St. Basil the Great Catholic School in Kimberton, Chester County, hosted an Open House to mark Catholic Schools Week on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 26-27.

Advocates sponsor rally in nation’s capital to celebrate school choice

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Educational advocates from across the political divide came together in Washington Jan. 29 for the Put Kids First rally, part of National School Choice Week.