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What Makes Catholic Schools Worth Celebrating?

on Tuesday, 28 January 2020.

By: Bill Watson (ACE 4 Mobile) - Superintendent, Diocese of Camden
National Faculty, Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program

What is it, exactly, that sets Catholic schools apart and accounts for their excellence?

This is always an important question for leaders to consider in articulating and living the root beliefs and core values of their school communities. It seems especially relevant during Catholic Schools Week in the United States when students, parents, teachers, and principals across the country celebrate their schools with special activities, events, and recognitions. 

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - For Our Students

on Tuesday, 28 January 2020.

By: Laura Reynolds (ACE 13 - Austin)

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - Alliance for Catholic Education

Throughout Catholic Schools Week 2020, we'll be sharing some of our favorite Catholic Schools Week reflections that ACE graduates, team members, and friends have submitted over the years. The below reflection is from Laura Reynolds and was originally published in 2012 when she was administrator at San Juan Diego Catholic School in Austin, Texas.


Pens need to be vertical. Every teacher knows that. When a student’s wrist goes limp and his pen falls to the desk, it’s trouble. It’s the sign of despair, the sign that the mental willpower to tackle a problem has been exhausted.

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - For Our Communities

on Monday, 27 January 2020.

By: Patrick Couch (ACE 23 - Memphis) - Associate Program Director, ACE Teaching Fellows

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - Alliance for Catholic Education

Throughout Catholic Schools Week 2020, we'll be sharing some of our favorite Catholic Schools Week reflections that ACE graduates, team members, and friends have submitted over the years. The below reflection is from Patrick Couch and was originally published in 2017


How do you survive without community? You can’t.

Well, at least I can’t.

My roommates are my lifeline. My sanity. And, most importantly, my JOY.

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - For Our Parishes

on Sunday, 26 January 2020.

By: Deacon Nick Senger

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - Alliance for Catholic Education

Throughout Catholic Schools Week 2020, we'll be sharing some of our favorite Catholic Schools Week reflections that ACE graduates, team members, and friends have submitted over the years. The below reflection is from Deacon Nick Senger and was originally published in 2013


An empty Catholic school is a lonely place, and when students go home for the summer the atmosphere changes drastically. It's quieter, of course. There are no screaming kids at recess, no buzz of conversation down the halls, no tramping of feet before the beginning of daily Mass.

ACE Celebrates Catholic Schools Week at Notre Dame

on Thursday, 23 January 2020.

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - Alliance for Catholic Education

Join us during Catholic Schools Week for the following events and activities! You can also stay up to date on #CSW20 on ACE's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. 

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