Retiring principal Costantino hopes Hamilton school’s legacy of family will continue

Retiring principal Costantino hopes Hamilton school’s legacy of family will continue

By Rose O’Connor | Trenton Monitor Correspondent When he became principal of Our Lady of Sorrows School, Hamilton, in 2011, Donald Costantino felt “he had come full circle.” And while his 40-year career in education had ventured in various directions, he is certain that it culminated exactly where it was supposed to – serving in
Young essayists’ works recognized in annual contest

Young essayists’ works recognized in annual contest

By Christina Leslie | Trenton Monitor Correspondent Five young Catholic school students from Monmouth County received accolades for their writing skills in an annual essay contest sponsored by N.J. Assemblyman David P. Rible (R-District 30). Ryan Merkler, a student in St. Rose School, Belmar, and St. Catharine School, Spring Lake, students Ryan Gloster, Reid Matuch,
Never Stop Learning – Catholic school principals exemplify continuing education with doctoral degrees

Never Stop Learning – Catholic school principals exemplify continuing education with doctoral degrees

By EmmaLee Italia | Correspondent In this season of graduations, the focus is primarily on the youth of our Catholic community, moving from one stage of education to the next, and celebrating the milestones of their academic accomplishments. But there are other graduates to recognize – those who have been in the business of guiding
Notre Dame latest in Diocese to partner with Georgian Court University

Notre Dame latest in Diocese to partner with Georgian Court University

Leaders from Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, and Georgian Court University, Lakewood, jointly illustrated their commitment to Catholic education as they signed a new guaranteed admissions agreement aimed to make it easier for students to enroll in and afford college. “Partnering with Georgian Court University enables Notre Dame High School to meet the needs of
Choir from St. Gregory the Great Academy sings for Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Choir from St. Gregory the Great Academy sings for Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral

By EmmaLee Italia | Trenton Monitor Correspondent The school choir of St. Gregory the Great Academy, Hamilton Square, had the unique opportunity April 29 to sing in St. Patrick Cathedral, New York. As part of a regional workshop run by The American Federation Pueri Cantores – the student choral organization of the Catholic Church –
Donovan Catholic joins International Baccalaureate community

Donovan Catholic joins International Baccalaureate community

Donovan Catholic, Toms River, recently announced that the school has become the newest member of an ever-growing community of high schools offering the International Baccalaureate World School program in 147 different countries. Donovan Catholic holds the distinction of being: one of 15 IB high schools in New Jersey and the state’s only Catholic high school;
Catholic school students make a difference with Day of Service

Catholic school students make a difference with Day of Service

The Corporal Works of Mercy were carried out in special, creative and even fun ways as thousands of Catholic school students around the Diocese of Trenton spent a day performing works of service April 28. Initiated by the diocesan Department of Catholic Schools, the third annual event, held in as many years, had students in grades