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HIGHLIGHTING THE BEAUTIFUL HEARTS, MINDS AND SOULS
OF THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Making an Impact: Padrinos-edu

Maddie Lupori

February 3, 2017

PADRINOS-EDU PROGRAM PAIRS STUDENTS WITH SPONSORS TO MAKE CATHOLIC EDUCATION POSSIBLE FOR MORE YOUTHS A simple conversation four years ago between Father Joseph Williams, pastor of St. Stephen in Minneapolis, and Enzo Randazzo, a parish employee, spurred a new program…

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A Family of Catholic School Teachers

Kathy Schneeman

February 3, 2017

Joy for teaching pours from the Schmidt family. This brood’s mother, Jane Schmidt, attended Catholic school and taught for 19 years before becoming principal at Highland Catholic in St. Paul 18 years ago. Now, all three of her children are…

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Musical Moment

Lauren Pyle

February 3, 2017

Middle school students from Nativity of Mary School in Bloomington showcased their handbell skills at the Mall of America in Bloomington Jan. 25, drawing many spectators. The Mall of America’s “Music in the Mall” program invites school and community groups…

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In his 1999 letter to artists, St. John Paul II stated, “The arts draw our children closer to God.” He expressed that, “In order to communicate the message of Christ, the Church needs art.” During a time when many schools…

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Principal Profile: Greg Wesely

Maureen Lodoen

February 3, 2017

Greg Wesely became principal at St. Joseph’s Catholic school in West St. Paul in 2016. Originally from Owatonna, his extensive experience in professional education includes 34 years as a teacher and principal in Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin. Before coming to…

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Priest Profile: Father Michael Creagan

Maureen Lodoen

February 3, 2017

Father Michael Creagan, pastor of St. Joseph in West St. Paul, was born in Japan and grew up in Hudson, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and earned…

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An Interview With Richard M. Schulze

Catholic Schools Center of Excellence

February 3, 2017

Richard M. “Dick” Schulze, the founder of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, is also founder and chairman emeritus of Best Buy Co., Inc., the world’s largest multi-channel, consumer-electronic retailer. Born and raised in St. Paul, Schulze is the ultimate…

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Northeast Minneapolis school seeing success in tutoring program

Danette Fettig Halloran

February 3, 2017

Northeast Minneapolis is well known for its neighborhoods rich in culture, history, art studios and fantastic eating venues. But arguably, its richest treasure is St. John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School (JPII). Partnering with several parishes, families and volunteers, JPII…

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THREE AREA SCHOOLS TRY NEW EDUCATIONAL MODEL Visitors to St. Therese Catholic School in Deephaven probably won’t see students all facing the front of a classroom while the teacher delivers a lecture. Instead, they’re likely to witness blended learning in…

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