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Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program

Sharing Joy and Responsibility at Saint Columbkille Partnership School

on Tuesday, 22 September 2020.

By: Jen Kowieski (ACE 4, Remick 17) - Head of School, St. Columbkille Partnership School

Jen Kowieski - Head of School St. Columbkille Partnership School

The first day of school. That phrase evokes a host of experiences and emotions. Students lined up well before the first bell, eager to reconnect with classmates they did not see over the summer. Opening new school supplies and coloring with a fresh crayon. And then a little nervousness that comes with wondering how much homework the teacher might give or which friends will be in the same class.

Family Matters: Notre Dame Connections Partner to Serve Denver Catholic School

Tim Will on Tuesday, 21 July 2020.

Reagan Mulqueen '20 - University of Notre Dame Butterfly Garden Installation

“Never underestimate the power of the Notre Dame family.”

That’s how Reagan Mulqueen '20 began to describe the capstone project for her sustainability minor at Denver’s Assumption Catholic School, an elementary school located 1,076 miles from campus.

Kelly Foyle Honored with 2020 Pressley Award for Excellence in Catholic Education

Tim Will on Monday, 20 July 2020.

Kelly Foyle - 2020 Pressley Award Winner

“My job is to help your children become saints.”

Several times over the past 12 years, Kelly Foyle has stood in front of Catholic school families and offered these words on Back-to-School Night. 

Kelly has made this declaration as an elementary teacher, a middle school teacher, a campus minister, and a school leader. She has stated it in a classroom at St. John Vianney School in Goodyear, Arizona; the cafeteria at Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood; and in the gymnasium at St. Barnabas School on Chicago’s South Side. No matter where she serves or what her role happens to be, the goal remains the same: help kids become saints. 

ACE to hold virtual commencement ceremony

Theo Helm on Friday, 10 July 2020.

The University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) will hold its first virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday (July 11).

With large gatherings limited because of the threat of coronavirus, the ceremony will be streamed at 3 p.m. on ace.nd.edu/commencement. The ceremony will feature short remarks from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the president of Notre Dame.

Working Toward a More Just Society

on Wednesday, 03 June 2020.

Working Toward a More Just Society

As people who believe that we are all made in the image and likeness of God, we affirm the inherent dignity of all human life, and we stand—as disciples of Christ—against any form of bias, discrimination, hatred, and violence. The discriminatory and violent killings of George Floyd and so many others serve as a grim reminder of the racism that has plagued our nation for centuries. This reminder functions simultaneously as a sobering reality check with respect to the depth and breadth of the challenges confronting educational institutions. And this reminder is especially important for Catholic schools and educators, given our charge to teach as Jesus did and to form students who will use their gifts to serve others and work toward a more just society.