At annual Catholic Schools Mass, the subject is faith

At annual Catholic Schools Mass, the subject is faith

By Lois Rogers | Trenton Monitor Correspondent Praying Together -- Students from around the Diocese pray during the 2017 Catholic Schools Mass celebrated by Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., Oct. 12 in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold. Craig Pittelli photos Leaving no doubt about the importance of faith in the lives of young people, Bishop David
St. Ann student wins aviation essay contest, meets Tuskegee Airmen

St. Ann student wins aviation essay contest, meets Tuskegee Airmen

By EmmaLee Italia | Trenton Monitor Correspondent An interest in aviation and unique opportunity intersected recently for Ean Chambers, eighth grade student in St. Ann School, Lawrenceville. And that became the catalyst for his entering – and winning – an essay contest sponsored by Southwest Airlines. Chambers, who wants to become a commercial pilot and
Cathletes collaborate to spread faith through athletics, social media

Cathletes collaborate to spread faith through athletics, social media

By EmmaLee Italia | Trenton Monitor Correspondent With Catholic Athletes for Christ in the Diocese of Trenton, what began six years ago as a mere idea has blossomed into an evangelical force to be reckoned with, its enthusiasm seeming only to grow each year. Photo Gallery: 2017 Catholic Athletes for Christ High School Leadership Summit A
TCA students participate in lab coat experiment

TCA students participate in lab coat experiment

By Rose O’Connor | Trenton Monitor Correspondent Dressing The Part – Donning their new lab coats, third and fourth grade students from Trenton Catholic Academy pose for a picture with Radioactive Rick from Mad Science. Photo courtesy of Trenton Catholic Academy “I am so excited,” Trenton Catholic Academy third grade student Sophia Navarro said as
Water tests find Diocese’s schools free from lead

Water tests find Diocese’s schools free from lead

Story by Lois Rogers, Trenton Monitor Correspondent As Catholic school buildings around the Trenton Diocese opened for the fall term, students, faculty and staff entered with the assurance that every available water source in them has been rigorously tested and are free of lead. Such affirmation is the result of an effort that initially began
Back-to-school photos from around the Diocese of Trenton

Back-to-school photos from around the Diocese of Trenton

Thousands of students from across the Diocese of Trenton headed back to school the week of Sept. 5 to begin the 2017-18 academic year. Trenton Monitor photographers were on hand to capture the excitement and joy — and sometimes nervousness – felt by students and teachers on their first day. You can see their work

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