SAN BERNARDINO—Halfway through last school year, Aquinas High School President James Brennan asked the faculty to come up with ways to promote the school and boost enrollment. One suggestion involved expanding the summer school program to include an opportunity for local junior high students to take some classes on the campus with a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) emphasis. A few meetings later, “STEM+” was born.
In our coverage of the Inland Catholic Sports League track meet last month we reported that St. Joseph School, Upland had won several events. St. James School, Perris should have been credited with those first place finishes. They were:
RIVERSIDE—Recently, World History and AP World History students at Notre Dame High School viewed the film Children Underground in an effort to analyze and explore how decisions made by governments affect their populations. Mr. Carlos Arce’s sophomore classes studied the fall of communist dictatorships throughout Europe focusing on several including the Soviet Union, and Nicolae Ceausescu’s dictatorship in Romania.
By Anna Hamilton
SAN BERNARDINO—Since the 2008 World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia the Diocese of San Bernardino has joined the celebration by hosting a Virtual World Youth Day locally for those who cannot make the journey to visit with our Holy Father.
RIVERSIDE—When Barabara Zapata immigrated to the United States 15 years ago, she came with hopes of a better life for her family, especially a good education for her children. By the time her son, Alex, entered high school, he was enrolled in AP (Advance Placement) courses and it seemed Barbara’s hopes were coming true.
SAN BERNARDINO—Instead of textbooks, each student at Aquinas High School will receive an iPad to use for the 2013-2014 school year and for future school years. This bold move is not only placing Aquinas at the forefront of academic technology, it is saving parents hundreds of dollars in the cost of textbooks.
SACRAMENTO—Seventh and eighth grade students from St. James Catholic School in Perris visited the California State Capitol April 28 to meet legislators, learn about state government and tour the historic building.
“I was pleased to welcome them to the Capitol and honored they took a day from their schedule to visit the Assembly,” said State Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore).