Tuesday, June 1, 2021079She has been called a source of stability. An inspiration. An innovator. For nearly two decades, Estela Valdez has been all of those and more at St. Cecilia Catholic School. Most of all, though, she has been a teacher.
Monday, May 24, 2021052Last spring, when the onset of COVID-19 forced schools across the Diocese of Dallas to close their doors and move classes online, not everyone made the transition seamlessly. At Bishop Dunne Catholic School in Oak Cliff, a few students struggled with the online format. Fortunately for them, they had Michael Alfers on their side.
Thursday, January 28, 20210121Boasting 522 students in its Upper School and 314 in its lower, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is the biggest Catholic pre-K through eighth grade school in the Lone Star State—which, during a pandemic, means more than enough sticky hands, runny noses, and sore throats to make a school nurse’s job complicated.
Friday, September 18, 20200157When St. Mary’s Catholic School in Sherman welcomed new principal, Danny Ledbetter, Father Martin Castañeda knew they’d found a man prepared to bring both his full heart and level head to the position.
Saturday, September 12, 2020063This is a wonderful opportunity for me to express my gratitude to the Catholic Schools Office for all that they have done in order to put forth and set up this new school year, for, as all of you know, this school year is coming to us with a lot of struggle, a lot of challenges, and, of course, it is an adventure, to say the least.
Friday, July 17, 20200560On July 17, Dallas Catholic Schools Superintendent Matt Vereecke released the following statement, addressing the reopening of schools this fall in light of health and safety guidelines concerning COVID-19.
Wednesday, July 10, 20190118Within the Diocese of Dallas, we have two very important goals for Catholic schools: we want to make sure that every student entrusted to our care has the ability to reach college and heaven. It could be argued there is no better time to assess those goals than at our high school graduations. I have the privilege to attend these...
Wednesday, July 10, 20190644All 197 members of John Paul II High School’s Class of 2019 are headed off to college, packing their bags for life’s adventures that lie ahead.
One of the seniors who recently walked across the stage at the Allen Event Center in her hometown has already built a legacy around bags while still a high school teen.