• At Greece’s St. Lawrence School this past Dec. 16, second-graders learned about empathy — a term defined by one student as “when you know how somebody else feels.” They were asked to...

    <p>Ginny Riedman, the school counselor at St. Lawrence School in Greece, leads the second-grade class in a lesson on empathy Dec. 16. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    Ginny Riedman, the school counselor at St. Lawrence School in Greece, leads the second-grade class in a lesson on empathy Dec. 16. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • Math. Science. Reading. Spelling.

    <p>Students from St. Joseph School in Penfield take part in a Catholic Schools Week Mass Jan. 26 at St. Joseph Church. As part of the school&rsquo;s focus on social and emotional learning, students are encouraged to take on liturgical roles during school Masses. (Courier photo by John Haeger)  </p>

    Students from St. Joseph School in Penfield take part in a Catholic Schools Week Mass Jan. 26 at St. Joseph Church. As part of the school’s focus on social and emotional learning, students are encouraged to take on liturgical roles during school Masses. (Courier photo by John Haeger)

  • In her four decades as an educator and administrator of Catholic schools in Rochester, Mary Ellen Wagner, principal of Webster’s St. Rita School, said she never had to use the word “work...

    Mary Ellen Wagner, principal of Webster’s St. Rita School, was awarded the Lighting the Fire for Catholic Education Award for her expertise and longevity in Catholic education.

    Mary Ellen Wagner, principal of Webster’s St. Rita School, was awarded the Lighting the Fire for Catholic Education Award for her expertise and longevity in Catholic education. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)