ONTARIO—The Office of Catholic Schools presented awards at its 18th annual banquet held Feb. 2 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario. Below is a summary of awards and recipients.
By Sarah Colella
Catholic education fosters an incredible sense of community and nurtures the understanding of and commitment to community service. Our Catholic schools provide not only an excellent educational curriculum, but the Christ-centered teaching also cultivates a whole person approach with an emphasis on Catholic values.
My husband, David, and I were educated in the Catholic schools of the Diocese of San Bernardino. He attended Holy Rosary Academy and then Saint Thomas Aquinas High School; I attended Our Lady of the Assumption School and then Saint Thomas Aquinas High School. The education we received has been paramount to our success.
By Malie Hudson
RIVERSIDE—About 114 pilgrims from all six Vicariates in the Diocese of San Bernardino are less than a month away from seeing Pope Francis in Panama City.
On December 1, the group met for a 12-hour overnight retreat at the Assisi Center at Queen of Angels Church
By Andraea Regalado-Cardenas
St. George Parish School is a radiant gem in Ontario. Miracles happen here every day. When our eldest son, Andres, started junior kindergarten at St. George, he ignited the third generation to attend Catholic school in our family.
When our youngest son, Christopher, was diagnosed with autism, we were convinced he would not be able to attend St. George with his brother. However, our principal at the time, Peter Horton, invited us to register Chris. From that day forward, amazing achievements have happened every day because of the love, hope, support, and prayer that fill our community of St. George Parish School.
SAN BERNARDINO—The Aquinas Engineering Academy builds a strong foundation for college and career through the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering Pathway. The Engineering Academy is in its third year and is proving to be a tremendous asset to academy students and the Aquinas community.
The Academy consists of a four-year course of study, lectures, field trips, and design opportunities. PLTW Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer and adopt a problem-solving mindset.
In the words of Saint John Chrysostom, “There is no greater work than to form the minds and hearts of the young.”
Catholic schools are committed to both a religious and academic mission. In a world where values are progressively more and more secular and humanistic,
Every teacher knows how rewarding it is to combine the goals and standards from several subjects into one assignment.