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BE to build tennis center

CHARLESTON—Bishop England High School announced plans for its upcoming Msgr. John L. Manning Tennis Center, a five-court lighted facility that will be built next to the baseball field on campus. The new courts will be home to the 19-time Girls State Champions and 10-time Boys State Champions, and will provide a place to teach tennis […]

Pontel, Goodier advance to nationals

CHARLESTON—Isabella Pontel and Carson Goodier, both eighth-graders at Charleston Catholic, earned top honors at the State Beta Club Convention held in Myrtle Beach recently. Carson won first place in the essay competition and Isabella won second place in the acrylic art competition. They will represent South Carolina in the National Beta Club Convention in New […]

Town hall meetings involve parents with new school

MYRTLE BEACH—Bob Abt’s daughter, Gabrielle, is only in the fifth grade, but he is already making plans for her education through high school. That’s why he joined about 50 others on Jan. 27 at St. Michael School to attend the last of three informational meetings about the new St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School, set […]

Chapel mosaic at Cardinal Newman School, Columbia - Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina
Artist blends unique mementos into mosaic

COLUMBIA—For years, Theresa Hayes and her late husband Steve ate family dinners off floral-patterned china they bought as newlyweds. On many of those nights, their son and daughter talked about their daily experiences in class at Cardinal Newman School. Now, one of those plates is a permanent part of the school’s new building. Hayes donated […]

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A new home for Cardinal Newman School

COLUMBIA—A new era of Catholic education in the capital city began Jan. 19 when the just-completed Cardinal Newman School opened its doors. The building’s halls rang with students’ voices and laughter as they hurried to pristine classrooms, science and computer labs. “This almost doesn’t feel real,” said junior Katie LaPorte, 17, as she stood in […]

St. Joe teacher earns education honor

GREENVILLE—Sarah Wicker, a middle school teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, was recently nominated as an “Educator Who Makes a Difference” by Upstate Parent magazine. Honorees were chosen based on nominations by parents and students. Wicker teaches math and religion, serves as the household dean of the Dark Knights, and is the moderator for the […]

Superintendent calls on LARCUM bishops to help poor schools

COLUMBIA—State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman witnessed the disparity between wealthy and poor school districts in South Carolina firsthand several years ago when she was a music teacher. At one school, she taught in a bright new classroom and her students had access to a wide array of instruments, ranging from guitars to electronic keyboards. […]

Learning to code at St. Peter school

COLUMBIA—Excited students crowded into St. Peter School’s library/computer room to participate in “Hour of Code,” an innovative international learning event sponsored by St. Peter’s is the first Catholic school in South Carolina to host an Hour of Code workshop, which teaches children how easy, accessible and fun computer programming can be. Armed with iPads […]

The Polar Express to the library

MOUNT PLEASANT—Elizabeth Wain, librarian at Christ Our King-Stella Maris School, transformed the library into The Polar Express for the students.

Building begins for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School

MYRTLE BEACH—When St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School opens its doors in 2016, it will mark a crowning achievement for Catholic education in the state. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, who blessed the property during a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 7, said “with the opening of this school, Catholic education will be available for all ages […]

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