Back in School

Back in school

Suzi Wilson, the art teacher at St. Simon the Apostle School, spent a week in professional development in the exclusive teacher's institute at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She prepared a lesson on self-portraits for one of her classes.

In 14 years as a teacher, St. Simon the Apostle art teacher Suzi Wilson has spent summer "vacation" with quote marks around that very word.

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Queen of All Saints in Oakville, like 120 other parishes, have begun back to school Parish Schools of Religion classes. Msgr.  Henry Breier,  Pastor of the Parish, walked with second-grade student Andy Lauer down the hallway after class.

Armed with fresh notebooks and shiny new pens, the Lane triplets were poised and ready to start the year at Queen of All Saints' Parish School of...

Six seniors in the advanced cooking class at Trinity Catholic High School made gooey butter cookies as part of their focus on regional foods. Brendan Larkin, Kelsey Keppler and Kierstyn Weaver rolled dough balls while Family and Consumer Science teacher, Debbie Petrowske checked their progress.

When the foods and cooking class at Trinity Catholic High School makes something with bacon, it's guaranteed to drive everyone crazy.

"The...

Below is a list of High School Nights in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. For more information, visit the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education's...

Schools throughout the archdiocese have established STEM labs in recent years. Last year, for example, a lab opened at St. Francis Borgia Regional...

Gwen Fisch, left, introduced herself to classmates at the opening meeting of the fourth-grade Parish School of Religion class at St. Catherine Laboure Parish in Sappington.

By all means, it was "holy chaos" at St. Catherine Laboure's parish school of religion last week.

It was the first Monday night back to...

After the school children autographed inside of the new church steeple, Father Rich Bockskopf signed his name, too. Holy Spirit school in Maryland Heights celebrated their Catholic identity at the erection of the new church steeple.

It was hard not to think of this old nursery rhyme on a recent visit to Holy Spirit Parish in Maryland Heights:

"Here's the church and...

Pope Francis offers a guide to Catholic education when he urges us to create the material and spiritual conditions for young people's full...

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org
Corey Quinn, a graduate of DeSmet Jesuit High School, is the school’s new president. He joked with Jamel Scott on pizza day in the cafeteria.

Meghan Bohac, Corey Quinn and Jennifer Sudekum felt a sense of excitement upon entering high school for the first time.

New experiences,...

Ronke Faleti, left, read a brochure about St. Francis Cabrini Academy while her son, Fisayo Faleti, age 3, talked with Amanda Calascibetta, a parent at the consolidated school supported by 11 parishes in south St. Louis. School parents staffed a booth at the Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park, providing festival-goers with background on the school.

With their two children in tow, Ronke and Yinka Faleti stopped by the St. Frances Cabrini booth at the Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park Aug...

Below is a list of new principals, presidents and coordinators of religious education at elementary schools, high schools and parish schools of...

Marianist Father Richard Wosman chatted with seniors in an unstructured study hall Aug. 31 at the high school. Fr. Wosman is the new president of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Manchester. He previously was the president of Central Catholic High School in San Antonio.

A native of St. Louis, he has been a teacher, coach/director, campus minister and school administrator during his career in secondary Catholic education. He began at St. Mary's High School in south St. Louis as an English teacher and served St. John Vianney High School in Kirkwood as principal then president from 1994-2002. 

Teak Phillips | teakphillips@stlouisreview.com | @TeakPhillips

With declining numbers among priests and religious, the trend has been toward the laity taking administrative leadership positions in Catholic...