Giving well-deserved thanks to our teachers

Written by Janice DeCicco Fipp, Ed.D  As a principal of one of the Catholic Schools within the Diocese of Camden, I feel a great deal of gratitude and appreciation for many things and many people. First, the oversight and resources provided to our schools by Bishop Sullivan and the diocesan...

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Catholic school students speak freely

Written by Mary Beth Peabody “We need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies, that listen to music, that hang out with their friends.” Those words, from a poem read by Pope Francis at World Youth Day 2013, seemed to resonate with student...

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Autumn colors at Archbishop Damiano School

Written by Peter G. Sánchez Autumn de Forest, a 16-year-old artist, visited Archbishop Damiano School in Westville Grove last week, providing students the “opportunity to express creativity without limitation,” as school Principal Kate Flynn said. Autumn is more than a teenager with artistic talent. She received the International Giuseppe Sciacca...

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New teachers looking forward to a new year

Written by Mary Beth Peabody Monica Potito had a successful career in pharmaceutical sales, but something was missing. “I didn’t want to make money. I wanted to make a difference,” she said. So she put it in God’s hands and people kept asking her if she was a teacher. Now...

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Principals’ responsiblity includes being prepared for any emergency

“The bad guy doesn’t follow steps one, two, three and four,” said police sergeant Jay Brennan, referring to the unpredictability of a potential violent intruder. “Forget about your place. What matters is the process.” Brennan should know. Co-founder of Synergy911, which provides emergency response training, Brennan was in emergency management...

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Healthy snacks, lessons and a little Irish music

Written by Peter G. Sánchez The six weeks were coming to an end, but not without some Irish music.In the center of Gloucester Catholic High School’s library last week, Mark Jergensen strummed the banjo as Leniyah-Marie Osler practiced her skills on the tin whistle. In a corner, Aidan Grossman and...

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