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
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,