Schools throughout the archdiocese have established STEM labs in recent years. Last year, for example, a lab opened at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.
The science, technology, engineering and math curriculum at St. John Vianney High School received a boost this summer as work was completed on four new science labs that will be the foundation of an enhanced STEM curriculum. The school dedicated the new labs Aug. 26 at the school in Kirkwood.
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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 school for more than 250 students in grades one through eight. One evening a week, from now until the end of the school year, these students will take time away from their busy schedule at their public schools and devote themselves to learning more about their Catholic faith. They'll use that to develop a relationship with Jesus throughout all facets of their lives.
Pope Francis offers a guide to Catholic education when he urges us to create the material and spiritual conditions for young people's full development. This will give them a solid basis on which to build their lives; guaranteeing their safety and their education will help them to be everything they can be, the pope explains.
With the help of many, many parishioners and others, that is what Catholic educators are doing in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The key is the help they receive.
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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. 30 and picked up a brochure. They inquired about the aftercare program, transportation options and how long the school has been in existence.
Amanda Calascibetta and Maricela Garduno answered their questions and added how pleased they are that their own children attend the diverse, multi-parish school with a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum and strong faith formation.