Brother Martin will drop 7th grade, return to grades 8-12
‘Sweet 16’ ideas picked for Junior Idea competition
A used uniform business. A computer with a built-in printer. Armpit pads to help eliminate stains on clothing. A business that would teach grandmothers how to use technology. Fast-food container recycling.
These are just a few ideas that high school students developed to reach the “Sweet 16” round of Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans’ “Junior Idea” competition.
Schools to implement uniform grade-level structure
The reality of the strategic plan for the future of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, released in May 2013, hit home in many schools Jan. 14 when those that asked for an exemption to the grade-level structure of the plan received word that exceptions would not be granted.
“Just about every school that did not conform with the grade-level structure mandated by the strategic plan asked for some sort of waiver,” said Dr. Jan Lancaster, superintendent of Catholic schools.
The strategic plan, developed from years’-long consultative study by the Center for the Advancement of Catholic Education at The Catholic University of America (CUA) and input from local pastors, school administrators, teachers and parents over the past few years, called for action plans in specific areas, including academics, governance, grade-level structure, facilities and marketing.
Carmelite Sister Catherine Arceneaux to celebrate 50th
Discalced Carmelite Sister Catherine Arceneaux’s baptismal name was Teresa, and she says “my vocation began here. I have called you by name, you are mine.”
Her community will join her in celebrating 50 years as a Carmelite with a jubilee Mass Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Monastery of Mary, Mother of Grace, 1250 Carmel Drive, Lafayette.
‘Maternal love’ needed
Mother Mary Agnes Donovan, superior general of the New York-based Sisters of Life, told the 15th annual Proudly Pro-Life Dinner Jan. 16 that women, because of their “maternal heart,” have the power to reverse the abortion culture.
Resurrection scholarship students excelling in life
An increase in the number of students on state scholarships was seen this year in local Catholic schools after the state expanded the Louisiana Student Scholarship for Educational Excellence Program to include all parishes.
Today, 31 schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans are educating approximately 3,200 students on scholarship, many who had been in failing schools previously.