Catholic Schools

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9821-10/11/18

The Powering Potential Excellence in Teaching (PPET) Award was established in 2017 to recognize, promote and encourage exemplary teaching in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Savannah. Eligibility for nomination of this award requires that a nominee be a full-time classroom teacher holding proper certification from the State of Georgia that has taught in any class/grade in grades K – 12 for a minimum of five (5) completed years in a Catholic school in the Diocese of Savannah.

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9821-10/11/18

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized St. James School in Savannah as one of its 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools, an honor last granted to a diocean school, St. Francis Xavier School in Brunswick, in 2009. 

 

Nominated on the basis of its high academic excellence, St. James School attained English and mathematics standardized test scores in the top 15 percent last year.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9815-7/19/18

Vito Pellitteri has been named principal at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Valdosta. Pellitteri has worked in public schools for more than five years serving as the Band Director for the middle school in the Tift County School District.

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9813-6/7/18

Savannah--St. Frances Cabrini School in Savannah ended its final school year May 30, 18 years after its first pre-K and kindergarten students walked its halls and nine years after its first class of eighth grade students graduated.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9812-6/7/18

(Click on each image below to view a PDF, see the names of each school's graduates and learn about this year's valedictorians and salutatorians.)

By: Noell Barnidge
Originally Appeared in : 9807-3/29/18

Savannah--Students at more than 3,000 schools throughout the United States planned a national walkout, exactly one month after the deadly massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

 

At Benedictine Military School in Savannah, the Cadets, led by senior Ahmed Awad and his fellow Student Council officers, honored and prayed for the 17 teenagers and teachers who were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

 

By: Tim Williams
Originally Appeared in : 9807-3/29/18

The following is the transcript of a video produced for St. Peter Claver School about one of its alumni, former professional football player James “J.T.” Thomas who credits the school with much of his success.

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9802-1/18/18

SAVANNAH--St. Frances Cabrini School, a Catholic elementary school, will close at the end of the current school year due to a decline in enrollment.

 

The announcement was made by the Diocese of Savannah, which operates the school located at 11500 Middleground Road in Savannah.

 

With a steady decline in enrollment at the school over the past six years, St. Frances Cabrini Parish has been unable to manage the financial impact of the decrease in tuition collection. 

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9802-1/18/18

(Click on the image below to read a PDF)

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