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Hitting the Books -- New school year brings opportunity, innovation
Welcome! -- Resurrection Sister Cherree Power, principal of St. Veronica School, Howell, greets a student and his mother on the first day of school Sept. 1. Jennifer Mauro photo
Welcome! -- Resurrection Sister Cherree Power, principal of St. Veronica School, Howell, greets a student and his mother on the first day of school Sept. 1. Jennifer Mauro photo
Wearing neatly pressed uniforms and carrying brightly colored backpacks filled with fresh notebooks, pens, pencils, students in the Diocese’s seven high school and 31 elementary schools stepped back into the classroom, ready and eager to begin the 2016-2017 academic year. More ...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Welcome Back to School
New teachers, new facilities and vibrant, innovative programs await the thousands of students who will once again pass through the doors of Catholic schools across the Diocese of Trenton this September...

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Gregory Guito eager for newest educational role in Belmar
Gregory Guito has been an educator for nearly 30 years, holding a number of teaching and administrative positions. But he has long desired to incorporate his faith into his work. More ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Catholic schools, parents emphasize academic, personal enrichment in summer months

Youngsters often look forward to the summer break from school as a chance to spend time with family and friends, attend camps or go on vacation. And for older students, the reprieve can be a time for internships and jobs, athletic camps and even academic enrichment and college preparation – with some fun in between.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
First pre-K class opens in St. Joseph School, Toms River

After years as a school, St. Joseph School, Toms River, will open its first preschool class Sept. 12.  Both parishioners and educators are excited that the preschool is moving from concept to reality.

 
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Chiarelli will continue to 'raise the bar' in OLGC School
When the first bell of the new school year rings, the students of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Moorestown, will be greeted by their new principal, Carla R. Chiarelli. More ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Alumni called to take selfies, support Catholic education
Alumni of Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Trenton are being invited to show off their selfie-taking skills, while also expressing their love of Catholic schools in the process. More ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Students get to stop n' shop for high school
St. Aloysius School, Jackson will hold its annual High School Night for middle school students Sept. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school at 935 Bennetts Mill Road. More ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Catholic schools build interdisciplinary innovative programs

Across the Diocese of Trenton, new ways of engaging students in the classroom are gaining momentum, turning from a trickle into a steady stream of new ideas.

 
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
St. Benedict principal returns to her roots in Catholic education

Candace Wallace is no stranger to Catholic schools.

“I grew up in Catholic education…from kindergarten through college,” she said. “My only experience as a student was through the Catholic educational process.”

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Enspirited injects Catholic after-school programs with creativity, learning and faith
In a growing number of Catholic schools around the Diocese of Trenton, the end of the school day signals anything but the end of learning and enrichment. More ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
'Let the Children Come' -- New pre-kindergarten building opens at Cinnaminson school
There is a new addition to the St. Charles Borromeo Parish School, Cinnaminson, this fall. More ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
New principal eager to enrich lives of students, teachers

After seven years serving the public schools of Lacey Township, Robert J. Dougherty has come home to the Coastal Monmouth shoreline where he grew up and the Catholic educational system that formed him.

 
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Kobrin hopes to expand school's technology, social service
When Tracey Kobrin decided the time had come to exchange a classroom for a principal’s office, she began researching openings in Catholic schools. More ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Social media can be a viable educational tool
With the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest among both students and parents, educators in the Diocese of Trenton have ramped up their social media use to capture the attention of 21st century learners. More ...
Monday, August 17, 2015
Fales embraces opportunity to take the helm at CBA

The new principal of Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, takes a unique view of his work there.

“I don’t look at it as a job,” he said. “I see it more as a vocation.”

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Palmer prepares to make a transition in New Monmouth
After 10 varied years in school administration, Craig Palmer is bringing his skills to St. Mary Elementary School, New Monmouth, as principal. Palmer comes to St. Mary School following two years as principal for Mater Dei Prep just across the parking lot. More ...
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Alfred F. Dugan, III takes the helm in Princeton Academy
When you ask the new headmaster of Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart what drew him to the institution, his answer is simple: the school’s mission. More ...
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Besheer is happy to join Sacred Heart School family
As the new principal of Sacred Heart School, Mount Holly, Kathryn Besheer spent her summer familiarizing herself with the community by talking with the faculty, students and their parents as well as staff from Sacred Heart Parish. More ...
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Hauenstein's up for a 'unique and exciting challenge'
For many, relinquishing a prominent role in the administration of the state’s largest suburban school district to shepherd a parochial prep school with an average yearly enrollment of about 400 might seem like a long leap of faith. More ...
Thursday, August 13, 2015
2015 Back to School

Though school families are hanging on to the last weeks of summer fun and leisure, preparations have begun in earnest to welcome students back to a new school year, ripe with potential for learning and enrichment.
New principals are taking office, and other educators and school leaders are continuing their efforts to further integrate technology into their classrooms.
The Monitor profiles our new principals (beginning on page S6), highlights some of the many developments in schools across the Diocese of Trenton, and wishes students and their teachers well as the new school year approaches.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015



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