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Catholic Elementary School Grads to Gather for All-School Reunion

Have you ever wondered what happened to your favorite teacher, best friend or the class clown from your elementary school? Well, here’s your chance to find out. The Catholic Alumni Partnership (CAP) is hosting The Spirit We Share All Catholic Elementary School Reunion 2010 on Sunday, October 31, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Canisius College to Host Open House October 23

BUFFALO, NY - Canisius College will host an Open House for prospective undergraduate students on Saturday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the college’s campus located on Main Street in Buffalo, New York.

Faculty, administrators and students will be on hand to greet prospective students interested in any of 75 majors offered by the college through the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, the School of Education & Human Services and the College of Arts & Sciences. Parents of students are also encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Students and parents may also register the day of the event at the college’s Montante Cultural Center on Main Street at Eastwood Place.

The program includes campus tours, academic presentations by faculty, and information involving financial aid, student life and the admissions process. Students can also learn out about service immersion and research and internship opportunities.

Holy Angels Academy Invites Girls and Their Families to Fall Open House

Holy Angels Academy will host fall Open Houses on Saturday, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and Monday, October 4 from 5 - 7 p.m.  We invite girls in grades 5th - 8th and their families to tour our campus and meet teachers and students while learning more about our academic and extra-curricular opportunities.  

Holy Angels also invites 8th graders to participate in the "Anglel for a Day" program.  This allows girls to see firsthand what a typical day is like here.  Girls are matched with a current student and accompany her for the day, sitting in on classes and meeting her friends. 

Holy Angels Academy is an all-girls, Catohlic, college preparatory school located in North Buffalo's historic Central Park neighborhood.  Founded in 1861, by St.

Catholic Schools Are Thinking Smarter

By Carol Kostyniak
Secretary for Catholic Education
Diocese of Buffalo

What is the future of Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Buffalo? Are Catholic elementary schools sustainable? What will Catholic schools look like in the year 2015? How do we keep our strong schools strong? How do we assist those schools that are struggling?

Our Lady of Black Rock School Begins Year with Parade

Instead of hitting the books, students at Our Lady of Black Rock School in Buffalo hit the streets. The students kicked off the first day of class today with a parade around the neighborhood. New principal Martha Eadie wanted the first day of school to be full of fun festivities to introduce over 20 new students and their families to current students and staff, commencing the school year with a positive and unified spirit.

“We have such a big influx of new students, we have multicultural students, students with English as a second language. I thought it would be a good way to invite the families in on the first day, have that atmosphere of a community, and in a very unconventional way, welcome in the new year,” Mrs. Eadie said.

Picture Perfect Start to School Year

With cameras in hand, parents came to St. Andrew’s Country Day School today (Sept. 7) as the Kenmore elementary school opened its doors for another year of reading, ’riting and ’rithmatic. While the poparazzi and mamarazzi snapped photos, Principal Dennis Welka and St. Andrew’s pastor, Msgr. Richard Siepka, welcomed the new and returning students.

Parents admitted to be nervous and anxious for their kids, especially those starting kindergarten. Many are already familiar with the school from having attended pre-K there, so aside from attending a full five days a week, it’s not too big a change for the wee ones.  “I like the small atmosphere. I like the Catholic education. And he just enjoys being here. That helps it,” said Lucia Gullo, mother of 5-year-old Antonio.

Christ the King Seminary to pilot distance learning at Canisius, St. Bonaventure

Christ the King Seminary will be piloting a Distance Learning program for two of its Continuing Education classes during the Fall 2010 semester. The new program is intended to provide more options to help students access the Seminary’s courses in the manner most convenient to their lifestyle and needs. Students who register to take either “Theology of God” (Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. beginning September 14) or “The Gospels” (Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. beginning September 16) will be given the option of taking the class at the Seminary’s East Aurora campus or taking it via video-conferencing technology at Canisius College or St. Bonaventure University.