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Eleven new principals take the helm at 10 schools

One of the biggest changes any school can make is in leadership. This year, 10 schools in the Diocese of Charleston hired new principals. As the 2015-2016 academic year rolls to a start, here are the new faces greeting children, parents and staff. Administrators must have or be actively pursuing a master’s degree plus five […]

Students offer lunchbox survival tips

If you ever find yourself staring blankly at your child’s lunchbox, wondering what on earth to pack that he’ll actually eat, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Students say packing lunch is tricky, mostly because of the transformation process: food that starts off fresh and yummy turns into something entirely different by the time lunch rolls […]

Four pitfalls college students should avoid

Beginning college can be one of the most exciting, and scary, times in a student’s life. Like everything else, there are right ways and wrong ways to approach campus life, and it helps to know ahead of time what behavior to avoid. Here are four common mistakes new students make, according to college officials. Bad […]

If you don’t want to eat live, infectious bacteria, then wash your hands

Colds and flus and stomach bugs — they’re all part of the school year, but children and parents can help protect themselves from those illnesses. School officials said they all maintain a strict, daily cleaning regimen in an effort to keep germs under control. In addition to what the janitorial crews do, teachers and staff […]

St. Anne School sets precedents and new traditions

ROCK HILL—St. Anne is just two years away from having its first class of graduates and becoming the only school in the diocese to run from kindergarten all the way to 12th grade. The students who are part of this pioneering class are thrilled to be setting precedent and “coming up with the traditions of […]

Participants search for solutions at the diocesan-wide congress on schools

COLUMBIA—The Diocese of Charleston Schools Task Force came one step closer to a final plan to revitalize and strengthen schools at a diocesan-wide congress held June 24 at St. John Neumann. At the congress, additional teachers, parishioners, parents and department heads joined the task force for a last brainstorming session. They looked at the challenges […]

Nine new principals will ring in the fall semester at Catholic schools

Schools in the Diocese of Charleston have selected their new principals for the upcoming academic year. John Paul II Catholic School in Ridgeland announced the selection of Walter Dupre as its new principal for the 2015-16 school year. For the past six years, he was principal of St. Mary’s in O’Neill, Nebraska, and has 26 […]

Jared soars to Eagle Scout

EASLEY—Jared Kilton of Boy Scout Troop 521 earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, where he is an alter server, and attended St. Mary School through eighth grade. Kilton, 17, is now a rising senior at Easley High School, where he runs cross country and track, […]

First-grader earns national handwriting award

COLUMBIA—Quade Wilson, a first-grader at St. Joseph School, was chosen by Zaner-Bloser as having the best handwriting in the nation in his age group. More than 300,000 students submitted entries for awards. Each Grand National Champion earns a trophy, $1,000, and educational materials for their school valued at $1,000. Also, the teacher of each Grand […]

Catholic schools win state titles in golf and soccer

BE: Masters of the green CHARLESTON—The golf team at Bishop England won its third consecutive Class AA state championship with a 16-stroke victory over Waccamaw at Charleston National Golf Club in Mount Pleasant. The Bishops’ Jamie Wilson also claimed the individual title. Cardinals clinch two spring titles COLUMBIA—It came down to a shoot-out, but the […]

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