Common Core a hit with St. Benilde principal
More personalized instruction to maximize a student’s ability to excel is the teaching focus at St. Benilde School in Metairie.
Matt Downey, starting his third year at St. Benilde and eighth year overall as a principal, says when parents ask about curriculum, he answers, “Your child is our curriculum.”
ACT Aspire will be new test used by archdiocese
The Office of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans has signed a new contract for the annual assessment test that students will take.
St. Peter’s ‘Mystery Mission’ gets students serving
Shooing mosquitoes and dodging the occasional wasps’ nest, teens from St. Peter Church’s “TORCH” youth group toiled to reclaim a stretch of holy ground: an overgrown Stations of the Cross pathway, set deep in the woods of the Teresian Spirituality Center in Covington.
Kids’ special needs embraced at St. Rita, Harahan
For Kathy Livaudais, a painting inside the St. Rita parish center in Harahan says it all: It shows Christ the Good Shepherd going to the edge of a cliff to rescue a lone lamb encircled by wolves.
Incarcerated youth the focus of mentoring program
Ansel Augustine’s focus on teens builds church
Ansel Augustine knows how to connect with teens and young adults, and employs multiple platforms, as was evident June 24 when he conducted a webinar through Loyola University’s Institute for Ministry (LIM).