BIG BEAR—For the second year in a row the Diocese offered Catholic school students a classroom in nature as St. Joseph Parish in Big Bear hosted Care for Creation day on Oct. 4, the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi.
By Yvette Harris
FONTANA—This past summer instead of projects Resurrection Academy chose to do three summer field trips. We went to The California Science Center to tour the King Tut Exhibit for History and The Space Shuttle. This trip was on June 26.
The students loved the tour bus ride to the museum, noting that it was different than riding on a school bus. I have to admit, it was pretty cool because we could carpool and we were able to pass a lot of the traffic.
The exhibits were very nice. The King Tut tour was the 100th anniversary of the opening of his tomb and some artifacts on exhibit had never before been out of Egypt. The gold and wood items were beautiful and amazing, considering how old they are.
We toured the exhibits on two different floors. The mummy case was, of course, the most spectacular part of all. The students for the most part really enjoyed the exhibit and their journals were spectacular. After the exhibit we ate lunch and visited the gift shop. Students had the opportunity to tour the space shuttle Endeavor and the rest of the museum. This field trip was one of three we did this summer. Our other teachers, Mrs. Regina Frese lead an evening Griffith Observatory field trip for Science and Mr. William Ooms lead the trip to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for Religion.
Yvette Harris is the seventh grade homeroom teacher at Resurrection Academy.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA—The Catholic school principals, teachers and staff celebrated their annual Opening Schools Mass on Aug. 24 at Sacred Heart Church in Rancho Cucamonga, an event that also provides an opportunity to acknowledge those with many years of service in the ministry.
SAN BERNARDINO—On September 6 the San Manuel Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Aquinas High School officially opened after two years of construction.
The beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year has a seen leadership change at six different Catholic schools in the Diocese.
By Malie Hudson
TEMECULA—A 25-year dream for many Catholic families in the Temecula Valley is finally coming true.
RIVERSIDE—In a celebration that brought together Diocesan and parish leadership and Riverside area civic officials, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School on May 30 dedicated a new classroom building that will further its new emphasis on science and technology.