As predicted by principal Kathy Bartlow, Msgr. Jeff Knight was front and center in celebrations for Catholic Schools Week at St. Joseph School in Zell.
About 60 miles south of St. Louis and seven miles west of Ste. Genevieve, the school ranks as the smallest in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, with just 21 students in kindergarten through fourth grade -- its upper grade this year. Including 26 pre-schoolers, St. Joseph has 47 students in all, or 48 total as Bartlow jokingly counts Msgr. Knight, a true kid at heart.
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Engineering students at Villa Duchesne High School gathered in a classroom recently to display their creation — one that could lead to a much happier and productive life for someone without the use of a hand.
Students in Kristen Erickson's one-semester introduction to engineering class created prosthetic hands using a 3D printer. They recently finished the assembly process on a second prototype. If the prototype is approved, future engineering classes will continue to build prosthetic hands for children and needy individuals around the world.
Catholic Schools Week traditionally starts on the final Sunday of January, hence it officially begins this year on Sunday, Jan. 31. But several schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis tabbed the final full week of January — Jan. 24-30 — to celebrate schools.
St. Roch School in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood and St. Elizabeth-St. Robert Regional School in St. Charles are two such schools, and each featured a service component early in the week, a prominent feature of Catholic education.
Only two hours into his shadowing expedition, Aaron Sitner was pretty much sold on the new partnership between his parish school at St. Dominic Savio in Affton and Holy Cross Academy.
A sixth-grader this year, Sitner will be a seventh-grader next year at Holy Cross middle school on the Annunciation Parish campus in Webster Groves. He and St. Dominic Savio classmates shadowed Holy Cross sixth-graders for the day Jan. 26.