Cox Charities awards $2,500 to Saint Mary’s

By NWF Daily News FORT WALTON BEACH — Cox Communications employees in the Gulf Coast market have awarded more than $14,000 to local public and private schools through the Cox Charities Innovation in Education grant program. More than 60 applications were received from local educators seeking funding. After much deliberation, Cox employees who serve on the Cox Charities Selection Committee …

Diocese’s oldest school opens with goals, plans

BY LINDA REEVES OF THE FLORIDA CATHOLIC STAFF | SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 FORT PIERCE | The oldest diocesan educational institute and the sole Catholic elementary school in St. Lucie County is getting off to a good start and announcing an exciting initiative that will begin next month.Dr. Kevin Hoeffner, principal of St. Anastasia, said the school will launch a joint capital …

Catholic High Schools make the Week 2 AP Florida High School Football Poll

By Elgin O. Rucker, WJCB GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings: Class 8A Record Pts Prv 1. Wekiva (8) 1-0 139 1 2. Deerfield Beach (6) 1-0 134 2 3. Christopher Columbus Catholic (1) 1-0 116 3 4. Apopka 1-0 97 T5 …

New study finds Catholic school students have better self-discipline

By Aaron Lambert, Denver Catholic A Catholic education doesn’t just help foster better spiritual discipline; it can help to improve a student’s self-discipline, too. At least that’s what a recent study conducted by the University of California Santa Barbara found. According to associate professor Michael Gottfried’s and doctoral student Jacob Kirksey’s findings, Catholic schools help to instill better self-discipline among …

Epiphany Catholic School – Diversifying and Reaching Out

By Jewellanna Register, Local Family Magazine Since opening its doors in 1959, Epiphany Catholic School has been serving our local community and instilling servanthood values in the lives of their students. Within recent years, the school has begun to diversify and reach out to a larger population of students, including residents of Branford and Live Oak. SEE FULL STORY

School Scoops: Teachers head to Destin – and D.C.

By Sharon Dooley, NWF Daily News St. Mary Catholic School teachers worked on professional development this summer by attending the Nuts and Bolts conference in Destin. They also attended the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference and the Classical Liberal Arts Conference, both held in Washington, D.C. SEE FULL STORY

Central Florida Catholic schools to resume classes on Wednesday

By Annie Martin, Orlando Sentinel Nearly 15,000 students at Central Florida Catholic schools will return to class on Wednesday morning, a few days ahead of their public school peers. The 2018-19 school year will commence at 42 Diocese of Orlando campuses throughout eight counties, including Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola, Volusia and Brevard. Start times vary, though doors at most campuses …

Teacher helps children with learning disabilities find success

By Jackie Holfedler, Florida Catholic Correspondent FORT PIERCE | Merry Pat Dillman believes God had something to do with linking her to St. Anastasia School in Fort Pierce, her school family for nearly three decades now.The fourth-grade teacher vividly recalled that day 28 years ago when she talked to Vickie Guettler, then principal of the school, and posed the question, “Have …