By Patrick T. Brown | Trenton Monitor Associate Editor and EmmaLee Italia | Correspondent When Grace Wilson, eighth grade student in St. James Elementary School, Red Bank, was called out of science class to meet with school officials, she first thought she was in trouble. But it was her understanding and explanation of mercy that caused
By EmmaLee Italia | Trenton Monitor Correspondent For just a short time the afternoon of April 8, the entire student body, teachers and staff of St. Paul School, Princeton, were instantly transported to Mexico, courtesy of the musical stylings of the Villalobos Brothers. The violin virtuosos were invited by theschool’s Parent Teacher Association to share
By Mary Stadnyk | Trenton Monitor Associate Editor The third grade class in St. Jerome School found a creative way to combine their studies on the saints of the Church and learn some of the ins and outs of the publishing world. They did this by publishing a book on the saints of their own.
By Christina Leslie | Trenton Monitor Staff Writer The cheers emanating from Donovan Catholic High School March 15 let all passersby know a fierce competition was being waged on the Toms River battlefield. The worthy seventh-grade competitors wielded No. 2 pencils as their weapons of choice and sought medals as their bounty. When the dust
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Students from St. Paul School, Burlington, joined with their peers in nearby Doane Academy March 1 to participate in a Sumo wrestling competition. However, the opponents fighting in the ring were not human, they were robots. Over the past few months, teams of two to four students in grades five through eight spent many long hours
By Rich Fisher | Trenton Monitor Correspondent In writing a letter of recommendation to nominate Xavier Lezynski as Notre Dame High School’s candidate for this year’s George Wah Scholar-Leader-Athlete honor, Principal Mary Liz Ivins got right to the crux of what makes the senior such an outstanding person and athlete. “What impresses me most about
First-round application deadline for kindergarten through eighth-graders is March 3. Families seeking assistance covering the cost of a quality Catholic education can now apply for tuition assistance from the Diocese of Trenton for the 2016-17 school year. Tuition assistance is awarded to families with children in grades kindergarten through 12 who are enrolled in Catholic
Educators in St. Aloysius School, Jackson, acknowledge with disturbance the unofficial estimate that the average student spends no more than 11 minutes each day reading – and that includes school days. That’s part of the reason why middle school language arts teacher Dana Hoover works so diligently to find ways to encourage active reading by
A year-and-a-half of hard work has paid off for Catholic schools in the diocese. According to JoAnn Tier, Moderator for the Office of Catholic Education and Superintendent of Catholic Schools, the Diocese of Trenton and its schools were informed that they have been officially accredited by AdvancED, an internationally-recognized accreditation agency. The accreditation is a
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently signed a proclamation designating the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6 as Catholic Schools Week in the state and acknowledged contributions Catholic schools have made to the welfare of all New Jersey residents. The theme for this year’s week-long celebration is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and
Accreditation process brings value to Diocese, schools, students A message from JoAnn Tier Moderator for Catholic Education Teaching is an art. Teachers look into the eyes of a child to determine understanding. In so doing, they make a connection far beyond conveying basic instruction. The child knows the teacher cares and is invested in him.
By Mary Stadnyk | Trenton Monitor Associate Editor The way Sister of St. Joseph Jude Catherine Boyce sees it, the best way to encourage children to do the right thing is by way of presenting them with positive challenges rather than emphasizing the negative consequences that could result from poor choices or inappropriate behavior. In