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Catholic Charities receives two grants totaling $200,000 for creation of Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program recently received two grants totaling $200,000 to develop a Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute (HTTI), in partnership with Niagara University's (NU) College of Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.
SBU's Family Business Club excels creatively in global case competition
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 11:30 am
St. Bonaventure's Family Business Club was recognized for its innovative and unique case solutions and delivery at the globally renowned Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC). The event was held from Jan. 8 to 11 at the University of Vermont.
Catholic Academy holds open house
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 03:00 pm
Catholic Academy of West Buffalo, 1069 Delaware Ave., has scheduled an open house for Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 5, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.. The school invites prospective families interested in enrolling children for the 2015-2016 academic year to tour the school and meet faculty, administrators and parents.
A GALA celebration of Catholic Schools
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 01:00 pm
Educators, administrators and no less than four bishops gathered to celebrate Catholic education on Jan. 29. Now called GALA 22:6, the 15th annual dinner to support Catholic education was held at the Buffalo/Niagara Convention Center.
St. Bonaventure alumn to speak on sustainability
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 01:00 pm
St. Bonaventure University will host Tom Boney, vice president and general manager of Automotive Value Stream, Novelis North America, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Dresser Auditorium of the John J. Murphy Professional Building.
15th annual Catholic Education Dinner planned for tonight
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 12:00 pm
The 15th annual Catholic Education dinner will be held tonight, Jan. 29, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The 2015 dinner will mark Bishop Richard Malone's third year celebrating Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo. Nearly 1,200 guests are expected to attend.
Bishops celebrate Catholic Schools Week
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 09:00 am
Catholic Schools Week is celebrated in the Diocese of Buffalo and nationally January 25 - January 31. Several Catholic bishops from throughout the United States recorded their thoughts on Catholic education.
St. Mary's volleyball star earns Gatorade award
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 08:00 am
St. Mary's High School senior Leah Meyer received the Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year Award for New York State. The 6'3" middle also announced her plans to attend Duke University at the Jan. 9 presentation.
Catholic leaders react to Education Tax Credit
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo included the Education Investment Tax Credit in his 2015 budget proposal Wednesday, pleasing many Catholic leaders who have been advocating for the bill for years. The New York Senate passed the tax credit bill, which allows taxpayers to claim credits for donations to public schools or private scholarships for students attending parochial schools.
Education dinner gets new name - GALA 22:6
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 09:00 am
The 15th annual Catholic Education dinner will take place on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The 2015 dinner will mark Bishop Richard J. Malone's third year celebrating Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo. More than 1,200 guests are expected to attend.
Area Catholic school students participate in Future City Competition
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 05:30 pm
Eleven of the eighteen schools participating in the annual Future City Competition for middle school students are Catholic schools in Western New York. The competition will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Mount St. Mary High School, 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Father Peter Karalus named to Catholic School Advisory Council
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone has appointed the pastor of St. John Paul II Parish, Lake View, to the Catholic School Advisory Council, the panel which advises the bishop on Catholic elementary school issues. His parish is also home to Southtowns Catholic School. Father Peter J. Karalus joined the panel in December 2014.
Education leaders call for support for state tax credit
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:00 pm
Administrators in the Department of Catholic Schools are asking supporters to contact New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support the Education Tax Credit proposal in his 2015 executive budget. The tax credit would help encourage donations to private scholarship funds, which officials believe would generation an additional $150 in awards for students and families.
Education administrative assistant receives state award
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 01:00 pm
One of Buffalo's own received recognition for her years of dedicated service to Catholic education. Nancy DiBerardino, administrative assistant for the diocesan Catholic School's Department, received the Lighting the Fire for Education Award from the Catholic School Administrators Association of New York State in November.
Catholic schools engage students in 'Hour of Code'
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 10:00 am
The diocesan schools selected to pilot the STREAM initiative participated in an international program designed to encourage more children to become interested in the quickly growing field of computer science and also help prepare for careers.
Students take their tech knowledge to the X STREAM in expo
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 04:00 pm
On Dec. 7, Catholic school students used science, engineering and technology to move blocks, hold erasers and launch bottles into the sky. The students took part in an X STREAM Games and Expo sponsored by the diocesan Department of Catholic Education, held at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in Kenmore.
Gallery of Catholic parishes and schools hit by snow storm
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 03:00 pm
WNY Catholic Photographer Patrick McPartland ventured out to visit diocesan parishes and schools hit by the storm in an exclusive Facebook photo gallery.
Williamsville principal honored with national awards
Thu, Nov 13th 2014 02:45 pm
The principal of St. Gregory the Great School has received two national awards for her work with the Williamsville school.
Christ the King School prays for, support veterans
Tue, Nov 11th 2014 02:40 pm
Each year, students at Christ the King School in Snyder have the opportunity to pray for and recognize those who have faithfully served their country. On Monday, Nov. 10, the eve of Veterans Day, students spoke with military heroes in the community who have done so, in addition to the support the school regularly offers the nation's veterans via organized prayer.
Our Lady of Black Rock promotes cultural diversity, helps refugees
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 03:00 pm
Our Lady of Black Rock School in Buffalo has steadily experienced an increase in enrollment over the past several years. According to Principal Martha Eadie, the school has welcomed a number of students from other countries, which has offered the community a uniquely multicultural experience.
Convocation discusses combining Common Core, Catholic values
Thu, Oct 9th 2014 01:00 pm
On Oct. 3, teachers of elementary, middle and high schools throughout the diocese welcomed keynote speakers from across the country to the Catholic Educators' Convention at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The theme was "Cultivating Our Roots in the Common Core," during which speakers stressed the importance of using the entire school day, and all subjects, to instill Catholic values in students.
St. Joseph School in Batavia to begin new education program
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 12:00 pm
This school year, St. Joseph School in Batavia will be one of the diocesan schools that has been selected to begin a new STREAM initiative. The acronym STREAM, which stands for science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and mathematics, is a modified version of the STEM initiative that is being implemented in many public school districts throughout the state of New York.
Queen of Heaven School welcomes more students
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 02:55 pm
A school that has been a fixture in the Southtowns Catholic community will have a boost in enrollment for the 2014-15 academic year. Queen of Heaven School in West Seneca has doubled its enrollment and faculty and staff welcomed students and parents alike as their children's focus shifts from summer fun to the enrichment of learning.
Bishop Malone welcomes Williamsville kids back to school
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 02:00 pm
Young students of SS. Peter & Paul School in Williamsville had a surprise as they got off the bus for the first day of class, Sept. 3. Bishop Richard J. Malone welcomed each of them and promised them an exciting year ahead.
New program creating anticipation for school year
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 02:50 pm
One of the fondest memories I have of the first day of school, when I was a student (a thousand years ago), was that anticipation of a whole new year, a new teacher, new books, new friends and new things to learn. All things were possible.
Pilot Schools prepare to incoprorate STREAM instruction
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
America is facing a shortage of scientists and engineers. The diocesan Catholic Education Division hopes to remedy that by introducing STREAM into 10 elementary schools this fall. These schools will focus on science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math.
Ed Tech Day refurbishes computers for schools
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 02:00 pm
Eight Catholic elementary schools received a much needed upgrade this summer, as volunteers throughout the Diocese of Buffalo refurbished and installed fresh computers and equipment during the 11th annual Ed Tech Day on Aug. 19.
Bishop Malone: The Good News in Catholic Education
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 02:00 pm
As this school year comes to a close, all of our schools are showcasing the great work, inventive creativity and high energy that always characterize our Catholic schools.
State ignores education tax credit bill
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 02:00 pm
Despite a strong media campaign by New York bishops, the New York State Legislature ended its 2014 session in June without passing an education tax credit bill intended to help fund public school districts and parents sending their children to private schools.
Immaculata gives international students a taste of Catholicism
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 02:40 pm
Being the new kid in class is never easy, but imagine being in a new school, in a new country, full of students with a different belief system. That's what's happening at Immaculata Academy in Hamburg, which welcomes international students, some of whom received their first taste of Catholicism when the first bell rang.
Grubka emphasizes importance of supporting seminarians
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 02:15 pm
For most people, staying true to the Catholic faith involves going to Church, prayer and giving back to their communities. For James Grubka of East Aurora, being Catholic is about devoting his time and service to helping seminarians.
St. Joe's celebrates Lasallian mission
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 02:10 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute honored its founder by giving back to the community during the Kenmore school's Founder's Week, May 12-16. During this time students collected various goods to deliver to local charities.
Education rally challenges Cuomo to keep promise
Thu, May 29th 2014 11:00 am
Carrying signs and chanting "Governor Cuomo, keep your word," 300 students, parents and educators gathered at Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo on May 28 to make Gov. Andrew Cuomo hold a promise he made to Catholic schools.
Bishop Malone to Cuomo: "Keep your word"
Wed, May 28th 2014 11:25 am
It is important that our voices are heard not only on this public square, but we must, we must be heard all the way to the halls of the State capitol in Albany: the time for approval of the Education Investment Tax Credit is NOW - it's that simple.
Mount St. Mary Academy flips for new education method
Tue, May 20th 2014 11:00 am
Things have gotten turned around at Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore. Students are doing homework in school and learning their lessons at home. It's all part of a new teaching technique known as the Flipped Classroom.
Niagara University, Niagara Catholic sign partnership agreement
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:00 am
For many in the area, both Niagara University and Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School have established themselves as key facets of Catholic education in Western New York. Now, the two organizations have signed an agreement to work together with one another on a more extensive basis, with a mission to make Niagara Falls a better place for young people to academically excel and develop their faith.
Felician Sisters to hold service day to support food pantry
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
The Felician Sisters will sponsor a "Felician Service Day" on Saturday, April 12, to support the Sister Mary Josette Food Pantry at Villa Maria College.
FAQ gives insight into school closings
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 02:00 pm
Following the Jan. 15, 2014, announcement that 10 Catholic elementary schools would close, the Department of Catholic Schools received a large number of telephone calls, letters and emails, with questions concerning the process. The following are answers to the most frequently asked questions.
School tax credit among topics of Public Policy Day
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:00 pm
Deacon Don Weigel led a faithful army to the state capitol on Public Policy Day to advocate for those in need. They spoke to state senators and assembly representatives, imploring them to pass legislation that would offer fair benefits to workers, restore dignity to inmates and decrease abortions.
International students feel like members of family
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 02:00 pm
Niagara Catholic High School retains that welcoming spirit that greeted students from St. Mary's, Bishop Duffy, and Madonna high schools when it opened its doors in 1975. In the fall of 2012, kids from St. Dominic Savio Middle School joined the nearby school, merging to form one junior/senior high school. Teachers and pupils now welcome four foreign-born students to their classes.