Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School Students Build Catapults
February 7, 2017

Students at Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School have been studying the science behind catapults. They worked together to build several models which they demonstrated in front of the student body and for Fox 13. The catapult project demonstrates the school’s use of the STREAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Religion, and Math) program. The …

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School a Finalist for Catholic Education (ICE) Award
February 3, 2017

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School’s STREAM Club students have been applying the knowledge and skills learned in their classroom curriculum to assist others with service-based projects designed to meet the needs of their local community. With the use of 3D printing, the students at BMCHS have been designing, modifying, and developing new ways to fulfill …

Lawsuit Challenging Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Dismissed
January 18, 2017

We are overjoyed that the lawsuit challenging the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, which funds both Step Up for Students and the AAA Scholarship programs, has been dismissed. It was one year ago that many of our schools took students and families to Tallahassee to march in support of this effort. “This scholarship program helps 98,000 …

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School Packs Turkey Dinners for 161 Families
December 8, 2016

The students of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School sorted and bagged supplies for the St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Food Drive once again due the the generosity of our school and parish families. This enabled us to provide a turkey dinner to 161 families in our community.  We were also able to restock our …

22 Students from Espiritu Santo Catholic School Qualify for Duke TIP
October 14, 2016

Congratulations to the 22 seventh grade students whose excellent performance on the Iowa Assessments has qualified them for the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). For two years in a row, over 40% of Espiritu’s students in grade seven have qualified for this nationally-recognized program. When students are given the opportunity to learn in an …

Guardian Angels Receives Award
April 15, 2016

Guardian Angels Catholic School was, once again, awarded the title of overall school champions for the speech and forensics competition.  They have won that title each year since the inception of the diocesan competition.  The competition was held at St. Patrick Catholic School on April 7, 2016.  Eight Catholic Schools participated in this event.  

Dunedin Vice Mayor, Visits Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
February 9, 2016

On Wednesday, February 3rd, students along with teachers welcomed the Vice Mayor of Dunedin, Heather Gracy in conjunction with Catholic Schools Week! The excitement and anticipation was palpable as the student body, led by National Junior Honor Society members, participated in a prayer service and flag raising ceremony accompanied by several patriotic songs sung by …

St. Cecelia Students Collect Donations for Kimberly Home
February 9, 2016

Students of SCS celebrate Catholic Schools Week by collecting diapers and wipes for the Kimberly Home in a big way! Hundreds of Diapers and wipes were delivered to the Kimberly Home.  (Kimberly Home is a non-profit, pregnancy resource center that offers assistance to women and families in unplanned or troubling pregnancies.) The mission of our …

January 27, 2016

Each year the second grade students of St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School participate in several Pay it Forward projects. Throughout the year, the students learn the importance of prayer, service, and giving. In January, students helped an organization called Food for the Poor and their “We Pledge 100” campaign. Ms. Colossia Butts, the organization’s school …

Holy Family Students Honor Loved Ones That Have Passed
November 19, 2015

Holy Family Catholic School celebrated El Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) by creating a school-wide altar to honor our loved ones that have passed on. Kindergarten flowers to 4th grade skulls represented artwork associated with this holiday. 5th grade through 7th grade contributed by making commemorative skulls, picture frames and masks …

Corpus Christi Students Serve the Homeless
November 18, 2015

SERVICE DAY – November 3, 2015 Corpush Christi students in grade 6-8 engage in ministries of mercy throughout the city. At Mission Santa Maria, a mission that ministers to the homeless, students help with serving the homeless. PHOTOS

Rays Baseball Foundation Provides Scholarships to St. Peter Claver
November 13, 2015

On November 5, the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Foundation, along with Raymond, resented St. Peter Claver Catholic School with a check for $5,000 in support of their Bridge Scholarship Program. This gift, matched by Central Park Village Youth Services, served as a challenge for the school and the Catholic Foundation to raise an additional $10,000. …

Notre Dame Honors Our Law Enforcement Officers
November 4, 2015

Shared from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office‘s October 23 post on Facebook: This morning, Sheriff Nienhuis and Deputy Derek Origon were invited to Notre Dame Catholic School located at 1095 Commercial Way in Spring Hill for a presentati…on. Mrs. Florence Buono, the Principal of the Notre Dame, extended the invitation so the students could offer …

Our Lady of Lourdes Honors Outstanding Students!
November 4, 2015

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School honors outstanding students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. Congratulations to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School’s National Junior Honor Society Award Recipients, Sophia Picun, Jade Christopher, Haley Groth, Gabriella Fonseca, Cailin Dennis and Terri Moran. The areas of qualification are Character, Service, Leadership, Citizenship and Knowledge. These …

October 15, 2015

Keswick Christian hosted a volleyball tournament October 9th and 10th. In a field of 12 teams the girls from the Pinellas Youth Conference (PYC) finished strong. The PYC is a Pinellas County league comprised of 8 teams from Catholic and Christian schools in the area. There is a great emphasis placed on sportsmanship in this …

Thank a Police Officer Day
September 24, 2015

September 19 was “Thank a Police Officer Day.”  Blessed Sacrament Catholic School celebrated by honoring 17 active and retired police officers.  Their Student Council led the school in a prayer service where they asked for God’s continue blessing to watch over all of our police officers and keep them safe.  The students made cards and letters, survival bags and special treats.

Bishop Lynch to Dedicate Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School in Lutz
September 9, 2015

The Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, will bless and dedicate Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School on September 10 at 3 p.m., following the celebration of Mass at 2 p.m. at St. Timothy Catholic Church on the school campus. The new K-8 school is located at 17524 Lakeshore Road …

St. Petersburg Catholic High School’s Baron Gala, “Boots & Bling”
September 9, 2015

St. Petersburg Catholic High School’s Baron Gala, “Boots & Bling”, will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in the St. John Bosco Fine Arts Center, starting at 6:30pm. Plans call for a fun-filled Country evening with music, great food, and an array of items in our Silent and Live auctions. Tickets can be purchased …

Students of St. Cecelia Celebrate Clearwater’s 100th Birthday
June 12, 2015

Jason Poulos a 2nd Grade student of St. Cecelia Catholic School has a summer birthday and as a result does not get to celebrate his birthday during the school year.  Jason’s mother in conjunction with the 2nd grade teachers decided to plan a celebration for Jason and other classmates who also have summer birthdays.  Mrs. …

Our Lady Lourdes Catholic School Students Live the Gospel of Jesus
June 12, 2015

“The 2nd grade class from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Dunedin recently visited Nurses Helping Hands and Mease Manor Continuing Care assisted living facilities. The students sang and engaged the residents by teaching them the songs, sign language, clapping and chant patterns. After their performance, the children interacted with the residents and drew …

Student Awarded The 25th Annual Esther & Jack O’Brien Family Scholarship
June 12, 2015

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Brett Brattvet, a student at the Cathedral of St. Jude Catholic School, received the Esther and Jack O’Brien Family Scholarship. For 25 years, the scholarship has been awarded to a local 8th grade graduate from the school. The scholarship provides a deserving student the opportunity to continue their Catholic education …

10 Guardian Angels Middle school students receive Award
May 8, 2015

Each year, Raytheon’s MathMovesU® awards 150 middle school students nationwide $1,000 scholarships to attend math and science camps and programs, or to save the money for college. Raytheon also donates a $1,000 matching grant to each winning student’s middle school for their math program. Guardian Angels Catholic School began participating in this program in …

May 8, 2015

With the tragedy of the Nepal earthquake, students at OLL are putting their focus and efforts into helping Catholic Relief Services support those most in need. “The Student Council has taken the reins in leading our student body in putting our ‘Faith into Action’.” In lieu of the Middle School Dance, the Mother’s Day Carnation …

International Mass at Blessed Sacrament
April 30, 2015

The students at Blessed Sacrament had an International Mass. The Spanish teacher, Mrs. Bauer, prepared the Liturgy. The students dressed up from their different heritages and brought up flags from those countries at the Offertory. They also spoke in different languages and sang in Spanish.  

St. Lawrence Catholic School Receives National Recognition
April 30, 2015

St. Lawrence Catholic School receives the 2015 “Innovations in Catholic Education” award from Pflaum Publishing Group’s national magazine Today’s Catholic Teacher.  Our school received the award in the category of “Catholic Identity”  for our innovative projects that promote the Catholic identity of our school. The award annually honors Catholic elementary and secondary schools that have led …

Espiritu Santo – State Science & Engineering Fair
April 14, 2015

Two students from Espiritu Santo Catholic School recently competed at the State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida and came home with awards demonstrating their hard work and creativity. Congratulations to Lily and Katelyn who traveled to Orlando to participate in the state-wide fair held on March 31 – April 2, 2015. Lily’s project won the “Polk County Regional Science and …

St. Cecelia Seder Meal
April 10, 2015

On Monday, March 23, our 2nd and 6th grade classes celebrated a Seder Meal under the direction of Father Jack Marino. The Seder Meal is the traditional retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt as found in the Book of Exodus. Our students first celebrate this meal here in 2nd grade as …

St. Paul Lenten Retreat
April 9, 2015

St. Paul Catholic School participated in its’ first school-wide Lenten Retreat on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  Students in grades K-8 moved between four locations.  Each place was connected to a phrase that Jesus used before He died, and each location had Lenten activities.  The four phrases were; “Father, forgive them, for they do not know …

Our Lady of Lourdes Celebrate Mass with Mease Manor Residents
April 8, 2015

The fourth grade choir class along with teachers, Ms. House and Mrs. Wong-Stark, celebrated Mass with the residents at Mease Manor Assisted Living facility. The students sang as choir with Father Gary Dowsey as celebrant on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25th. Under the direction of their teacher, the students prepared …

Guardian Angels Future Cardiac Surgeons
April 8, 2015

Meet the future cardiac surgeons in the 7th grade science class at Guardian Angel’s Catholic School.  Culminating the Cardiovascular unit in class, the students dissected a lamb heart.  They are able to identify the main structures of the heart; the 4 chambers, the main blood vessels, valves, chordae tendineae (heart strings), muscle, pericardium etc.  They can also …

Notre Dame Students dress up for reading
March 12, 2015

Students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade at Notre Dame dressed up as their favorite book or subject area character and the 4th – 8th grade wrote and read research papers on Catholic Schools in the U.S. and the involvement of clergy in Catholic education.  

Diocese of St. Petersburg School System Lands on AP Honor Roll
January 12, 2015

Diocese of St. Petersburg School System Lands on AP Honor Roll! For five years, the College Board has recognized school districts that simultaneously increase participation in Advanced Placement testing and improve the percentage of students earning a 3 or better on the tests. Tampa Bay Times Story AP District Honor Roll   “Congratulations for the hard …

Odyssey of the Mind at ESCS
January 9, 2015

Espiritu Santo Catholic School sent four teams to compete in the Buccaneer Bay Regional Odessey of the Mind Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 14th. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical …