Schools look ahead to new, improved tech, academic programs

Schools look ahead to new, improved tech, academic programs

Thomas Makin of Rumson and Julian Mattioli of Colts Neck use a school laptop to work on their Math Counts contest entries in Holy Cross School, Rumson. The club again earned Gold Level status last year. Photo courtesy of Holy Cross School Story by Rose O’Connor | Trenton Monitor Correspondent For educators, there are few
Focus on Catholic Social Teaching aims to help students live Christ’s mission

Focus on Catholic Social Teaching aims to help students live Christ’s mission

By Lois Rogers | Trenton Monitor Correspondent Resurrection Sister Cherree Power, principal of St. Veronica School, Howell, looks over the calendars featuring Catholic Social Teaching that are printed annually. The calendars are printed for teachers and parents so everyone knows what aspects are being taught on a monthly basis. Lois Rogers photo In elementary and
Schools strive to prepare students for global community

Schools strive to prepare students for global community

By Rose O’Connor | Trenton Monitor Correspondent One of the most important jobs teachers have is to educate students on becoming responsible citizens in an ever-changing global society. To that end, Catholic schools around the Diocese have risen to the challenge and new world language curriculum guidelines will be presented in the Diocese this year,

New president, fresh ideas will guide work of diocesan PTA

New president, fresh ideas will guide work of diocesan PTA

By Rose O’Connor | Trenton Monitor Correspondent Paula Pangilinan, second from left, Trenton diocesan PTA president, the entire board and JoAnn Tier, second row, third from the left, superintendent of Catholic Schools, are looking forward to implementing new ideas this school year, including social media marketing. Courtesy photo For 92 years, the Trenton diocesan PTA has
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