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February 1, 2016
Educators see value in the arts
Educators see value in the arts

Courier photos by Mike Crupi

"Go back and let's do it again," music teacher Elizabeth Gowman told a group of fifth-grade students standing on stage Jan. 20 inside Reddington Gymnasium at St. Louis School in Pittsford. The students had spent part of that morning rehearsing for their upcoming musical, "The Adventures of Lewis and Clark."

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By Gina Capellazzi/Catholic Courier
February 1, 2016
Libraries embrace digital offerings
Libraries embrace digital offerings

Kathy Broderick recalled that when she began teaching at All Saints Academy in the mid-1990s, student computer usage at the Corning school was limited to such activities as drawing and other tasks involving graphics.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
February 1, 2016
Kids learn to code
Kids learn to code

Students at Catholic schools in the Diocese of Rochester take classes in all the basic subjects one would expect: reading, writing, arithmetic, computer programming.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
February 1, 2016
Athlete helps kids combat bullying
Athlete helps kids combat bullying

Rochester Knighthawks player Joe Walters didn't just offer information and tips on how to handle bullying situations when he visited St. Kateri School last month.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
February 1, 2016
Join in celebrating our Catholic schools
Join in celebrating our Catholic schools

This week, Catholic schools throughout our diocese are joining with others across the nation to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. The week will be filled with events in which teachers, parents, staff and especially our students express their pride in being part of a Catholic school community that continues to successfully unite faith, values and academic excellence.

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January 30, 2015
Schools get kids stuck on reading
Schools get kids stuck on reading

Students at St. Lawrence School are stuck on reading, and as a result, their principal recently found himself stuck to a wall -- literally.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
January 30, 2015
Teachers say cursive helps children connect their thoughts
Teachers say cursive helps children connect their thoughts

Catholic-school teachers embrace what they say is becoming a lost art -- cursive handwriting.

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By Amy Kotlarz/Catholic Courier
January 30, 2015
Young students learn new languages
Young students learn new languages

Spanish is spoken all the time in Helene Coon's kindergarten classroom at St. Kateri School even though her students only take language lessons once a week.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
January 30, 2015
Bishop turns game into teaching moment
Bishop turns game into teaching moment

Few Catholics would consider the middle of Mass an opportune time for game-playing. But since the idea was floated by none other than Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, who was to say otherwise?

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
January 30, 2015
Stamp of approval sought for all diocesan schools

The Office of Catholic Schools and 20 schools comprised by the diocesan Catholic school system are seeking a key stamp of approval.

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By Amy Kotlarz/Catholic Courier
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