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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.
Bishop Malone responds to school closing questions
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 01:00 pm
January's announcement that 10 Catholic elementary schools in Erie County would close has caused a great deal of consternation, and in some quarters, anger. I certainly understand the response, and I am sorry that it has disrupted the lives of some of our school families.
Father Maher looks to provide worldwide presence at Niagara
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 11:00 am
Niagara University's new president has hit the ground running, all the way to Vietnam. Since taking office last August, Father James Maher, CM, has taken the first steps to opening the school to students and educators from Asia.
Young engineering teams take honors in Future City competition
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 11:00 am
Imagine a superlative city, then research and write a description of it. Design a model and then present and defend your city before a professional panel.
Father Ribits shares love of art with students at O'Hara
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 10:00 am
Ever since he was a boy, Father Thomas Ribits, OSFS, recalls his love of art, a passion that turned into his life's work.
Catholic leaders pushing for tax credit bill
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 09:00 am
As the diocese goes through another round of Catholic school closings, Bishop Richard J. Malone maintains it could have been prevented if New York state leaders pass legislation to provide tax credits for school expenses and donations.
Spirit-filled art is freely accessible at Castellani Museum
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 09:00 am
Cabin fever on a gray afternoon may be exchanged for open, spacious color along the Niagara escarpment. It's all in a visit to the Castellani Art Museum on the campus of Niagara University. Frequented by local and international visitors, director Katherine Koperski said that for many reasons, it's the most welcoming museum she knows. Admission is free, and there's something for everyone.
Nardin responds to community with kindergarten program
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 03:50 pm
Beginning in September 2014, parents of 5-year-olds in Western New York have a new choice in Catholic education. Buffalo's Nardin Academy is adding kindergarten to its first- through eighth-grade elementary program. The inaugural group will build reading and math skills in extended morning classes, while afternoons will include religion, languages and performing arts, according to Victoria Boreanaz, lower schools admissions facilitator.
Our Lady of Black Rock School principal lights the way for Catholic teaching
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 03:00 pm
Surprised, humbled and grateful were the responses Principal Martha Eadie described on receiving awards for her work at Our Lady of Black Rock School in Buffalo. She was recently honored with the "Lighting the Way for Catholic Education" award by the Catholic School Administration of Western New York.
Catholic Schools Week: Look inside our schools
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 03:00 pm
The adage goes, "Don't judge a book by its cover." The moral behind the adage is that what you see on the outside may be quite different from what you see when you look further. The same is true of our Catholic schools.
Bishop Kmiec to be honored at education dinner
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 03:00 pm
Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, bishop emeritus of Buffalo, will be one of two recipients of the Bishop's Medal during the 2014 Making a Difference Dinner, set for Jan. 30 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo.
Diocese announces massive school restructuring
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 03:00 pm
Today will be a painful day for some, but a new beginning for others, as the Diocese of Buffalo announced the closing of 10 area Catholic elementary schools, restructuring the remaining buildings into community-based schools.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School welcomes twin siblings from Spain
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 02:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School in Niagara Falls was able to fulfill the dream of 15-year-old twin siblings from the small village of Asturias, a principality in northern Spain.
Students find way to enjoy quiet time
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 01:00 pm
In this day of TV, electronic gadgets, telephones and other assaults on any effort to have some peace and quiet, St. Francis of Assisi School in the city of Tonawanda has launched a new initiative to help students and faculty enjoy quiet time.
Immaculata students brave the cold for homeless
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 01:00 pm
On any given night 1,000 people in Erie County experience homelessness. On a cold night in November that number increased by 20 as students from Immaculata Academy took part in the 11th annual Homeless Hangout behind the Hamburg school.
Phys Ed teacher receives 'Making a Difference' award
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 01:30 pm
Physical development of children is just as important as academic and spiritual, a fact recognized by the diocese as Mike Wojcicki, athletic director and physical education teacher at Cheektowaga's Mary Queen of Angels School, has been selected as the 2014 "Making a Difference" award winner.
Kenmore school makes major capital investment in technology
Wed, Dec 25th 2013 01:00 pm
KENMORE — State of the art technology upgrades have been the focus of St. John the Baptist School. St. John's has invested more than $45,000 to install interactive SmartBoards into every classroom from kindergarten through eighth grade, as well as the library and art departments. Moreover, they have secured wireless Internet connections throughout the campus and have obtained iPads to complement the teachers' use of the SmartBoards. Some of these funds will also be used to provide additional training to the faculty and staff.
St. Mary High School teacher recognized as 'Math Hero'
Tue, Dec 24th 2013 01:00 pm
LANCASTER — Lynn Tytka, a math teacher at St. Mary High School, has been named a "Math Hero," one of only two in New York state.
Teens and adults recognized for dedication to youth ministry
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 09:00 am
Youth and adults gathered to celebrate youth ministry on Nov. 15 at the third annual Witness the Spirit awards presentation, held at Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore. The evening saw people of all ages being recognized for the work and support of youth ministry.
Father Gatto named rector of Christ the King Seminary
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone, chairman of the Christ the King Seminary board of trustees, has named the pastor of the largest parish in the Diocese of Buffalo as the next president/rector of the East Aurora seminary.
Bishop Malone appoints new superintendent of Catholic Schools
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone has appointed a new superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Buffalo. Sister Carol Cimino, SSJ, Ed.D., a national consultant, college professor and author, will be introduced on Jan. 31 at the "Making a Difference Dinner - A Celebration of Catholic Schools," which will be held at the Buffalo/Niagara Convention Center.
South Buffalo Catholic School to merge campuses
Thu, Jan 17th 2013 03:40 pm
South Buffalo Catholic School (SBCS) will continue its focus on a strong Catholic identity, catechesis and evangelization as three campuses become one next fall when SBCS transitions to a single campus. The South Buffalo Catholic School board recommended that Notre Academy on Abbott Road be the sole campus for students in Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. Bishop Richard J. Malone approved the recommendation, which takes effect Sept. 1, 2013.
Jamestown, LeRoy schools to close
Tue, Jun 5th 2012 02:00 pm
Declining enrollment and significant financial challenges have resulted in decisions to close Holy Family School in LeRoy and Catholic Academy of the Holy Family in Jamestown.
Progress marks year one of Faith in Tomorrow
Fri, Jun 1st 2012 01:00 pm
It has been one year since we introduced to you "Faith in Tomorrow," the strategic plan for our Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Buffalo. We are pleased to report on the significant progress that has been made over the course of the past 12 months following its implementation.
New vision unveiled for Catholic elementary schools
Wed, Jun 1st 2011 01:00 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo has unveiled its new vision for Catholic elementary schools. Titled "Faith in Tomorrow," the strategic plan provides a detailed course of action to strengthen Catholic education and help secure the future success and viability of elementary schools located throughout the eight counties of Western New York.
Archbishop Dolan says it's time New York supported Catholic, independent schools
Wed, Feb 16th 2011 01:00 pm
Appearing before a Joint Legislative Budget hearing in Albany on Feb. 15, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, archbishop of New York, urged members of the state Senate and Assembly to give parents of Catholic and independent school students some tax relief.