Catholic Schools Week will be held Jan. 28-Feb. 3 around the country. This week is an opportunity to celebrate Catholic education in the United States and the many ways Catholic schools are improving lives of children from all demographics, faith backgrounds, and ethnicities. Catholic schools place a strong emphasis on academic excellence, community service, and […]
August 9 was the first day of the 2017-2018 school year in our Catholic schools and Centers. See how some of our schools and centers celebrated the first day and week back at school in the photos below. If you have back to school photos that you would like to be included in the […]
“When she walked across the stage as a freshly minted graduate of Tampa Catholic High School a couple of weeks ago, Cheyenne Daphney looked out at the audience cheering in the downtown theater and thought about all the help she got along the way. Her mom, DJ Ruhland; her basketball coach, Matt Rocha; her teammates; […]
The students of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School along with faculty, staff, and families raised $4,544 and purchased 300 pairs of shoes for their sister parish, Le Sacre Coeur, Acul des Pins, Haiti. Click here to see photos. “I am very proud of our school community in their support of providing these 300 shoes […]
Congratulations to all the eighth grade students from the Class of 2017. Many will be attending Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School next year. Click here to see photos from the graduation celebration.
A groundbreaking ceremony for a new multi-purpose building at Bishop Larkin Catholic School in Port Richey was held on May 25, 2017. Bishop Parkes, many of the school’s Parish Pastors, Superintendent Chris Pastura, Dr. Mark Majewski, Dr. Ann Davis, Dr. Michael Tkacik, Mr. Mike Messano, State Representative Amber Mariano, Mr. Mike Fasano, many principals, other distinguished guests, and […]
May 19, 2017 – Junior Thespian Troupe #89412 graduates from St. Peter Claver Catholic School in Tampa pose with Sister Maria Babtunde, principal, and Dr. Mark Majeski, associate superintendent of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. The International Thespian Society honors student achievement in theatre. This initiative was directed by Ms. Carmen Lusignan, visual arts/drama teacher at […]
In honor of Mother’s Day, the May issue of Snell Isle Living featured a photo spread of the second grade class at St. Raphael Catholic School. The class created personal letters to their mothers which are depicted in the magazine as well as a class photo and individual photos of each child holding his/her hand-made memento. […]
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s Education and Research Foundation announced today the winners of TurfMutt’s national “Be a Backyard Superhero” contest. The grand prize winner’s school, Guardian Angels Catholic School in Clearwater, Fla., will receive a $10,000 grant to improve a green space on school grounds. The grand […]
Fourth grade students from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and St. Cecelia Catholic School were able to visit Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit Court in Clearwater last week and witness the judicial process firsthand at Gold E. Lock’s Mock Trial sponsored by the Clearwater Bar Association. Click here to see photos. “In a mock trial that took […]
Students from OLL and Morning Star School participated in field day events to promote understanding, kindness and respect on May 5, 2017 for the fourth year. Click here to see photos. “This was the 4th Annual Respect Rally for the students at OLL and Morning Star School. Our goal is to interact will each other […]
May Crowning took place at Espiritu Santo Catholic School in Safety Harbor on May 11, 2017. Click here to see photos.
Espiritu Santo Catholic School held their annual Sports Banquet on May 8, 2017. Click here to see photos.
Congratulations to Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School’s Science Department, winner in the Technology Integration category of the Innovation in Catholic Education (ICE) Awards! The Science Department was selected due to the faculty’s and students’ hard work creating custom-designed 3D printed products for the community. Full story: http://s.dosp.org/2q6DXtE | Photos
April 12, 2017 – Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School collected food, cooked, packaged and served lunches for 120 people who are residents at Pinellas Hope. The Student Council assisted in the transportation and distribution of the lunches. They also delivered the donations of clothes, toiletries, and items collected. Click here to see photos.
On March 24 and 25, 2017, Espiritu Santo Catholic School students put on the production “The Lion King Jr”. See photos by clicking here.
Bishop Larkin Catholic School students had a fun day on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, celebrating National Pi Day with math activities and pie! Click here to see photos.
March 1 was Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. See how some of our Catholic schools and centers spent Ash Wednesday. If you have photos from Ash Wednesday at your school that you would like to be included in the photo album, please email them to email@example.com. We also encourage you to send in […]
Congratulations to Nathalie S., winner of the state-wide Black History Month Essay Contest for grades 9-12. Read her winning essay here and see photos from the reception in Tallahassee by clicking here. Read the press release by clicking here.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Bishop Larkin Catholic School. See more photos by clicking here.
St. Stephen’s Catholic School Principal Linda Umoh dreamed of hosting an interfaith day from the moment she accepted her role as school principal in July. Now more than ever, Umoh sees a need to eradicate fear and ignorance among Americans and she knew that an interfaith day would be a strong step in that direction. […]
Catholic Schools Week 2017 was January 29 through February 4. See how our Catholic Schools and Centers celebrated in the photos below. If you have photos from your school that you would like to be added to the album, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos will be added as they are received. Please note that in order […]
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’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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 1 was the Solemnity of All Saints, when we celebrate all of the saints in heaven and a reminder that, like the saints, we have a universal call to holiness! See how this day honoring the saints was celebrated at our schools by clicking on the link below. If you have photos from All Saints’ […]
Pre-K 4 students at St. Stephen Catholic School in Riverview learned about trees and decorated bulletin boards with real leaves from Ohio and New Hampshire. Click here to see photos of their artwork.
The fourth grade Junior Girl Scout Troop at Bishop Larkin Catholic School visited with Ms. Amber Mariano last week. Ms. Mariano, only 21 years old, is a candidate for Florida House District 36. The girls enjoyed listening to Ms. Mariano speak about the government and her Catholic faith.
Mrs. Sylvia Peters, Vice Principal of Bishop Larkin Catholic School in Port Richey, was interviewed on the My Chamber TV show. She talked about the many advantages of attending Bishop Larkin Catholic School. Watch the interview by clicking here.
The second grade class at Bishop Larkin Catholic School in Port Richey enjoyed having Kentrell Martin, award winning author of Shelly’s Outdoor Adventure and Shelly Goes to the Zoo, read to them and teach them a few signs. The 20 volume Shelly Series of books are unique because they tell a story while incorporating ASL. […]
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 […]
St. Paul Catholic School in St. Petersburg held a prayer service on September 6, 2016, to honor the newly canonized St. Teresa of Kolkata. See more photos here.
Fourth grade students at St. Paul Catholic School in St. Petersburg recently built solar ovens. They tested their ovens by making s’mores. See more photos by clicking here.
On Monday, August 8, 2016, Cristo Rey Tampa High School at Mary Help of Christians Center opened for its inaugural freshmen class. The first Cristo Rey Network school to open in Florida, Cristo Rey Tampa serves low to moderate income families and provides a Catholic, college preparatory education and real-world work experience. Over 90 students have […]
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.
St. Cecelia Catholic School had two teams participate in a First Lego League Robotics Tournament on Saturday, January 23rd. This year’s challenge was Trash Trek, which has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with at least one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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
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. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
The students of St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School in Clearwater, Florida celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Friday, October 2nd by bringing their pets to school for a blessing. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals. There were a variety of animals and all received a blessing. The students who did not […]
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.
Students & families of St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School (SCS) recently collected over 10,000 pairs of used shoes. Why you might ask would they do such a thing? SCS has partnered with an organization, Funds 2 Orgs, in order to help the environment, those in need and their school. The shoes are sent to people […]
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”, 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 […]
Congratulations to two recent graduates of St. Petersburg Catholic High School, Matt Spelich ’14 and Rochelle Gober ’15. They recently completed their Plebe Summer at the United States Naval Academy and have now begun their first academic year.
Students respond the Pope Francis’ call to prayer and action living the mission of Christ The students of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School celebrated World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Tuesday, September 1st, in a school-wide morning assembly. Father Gary, students, faculty, and parents of the school community listened to […]
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. […]
“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 […]