The following individuals and organizations were honored at the Annual Catholic Schools Awards Banquet on February 4 for their contributions and support of Catholic education in the Diocese.
RIVERSIDE—Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Riverside hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Exploration Day for their families in conjunction with their annual Thanksgiving Feast. Parents had the opportunity to engage in STEM experiences similar to the lessons their children have learned in the classroom.
This day was organized by the school’s STEM team in conjunction with their Notre Dame University Trustee Fellowship. The STEM day experiences followed STEM guidelines and were an extension of curriculum learned in the classroom, which provided the students an opportunity to teach the parents. STEM has become an integral part of the OLPH curriculum, enriching problem solving skills as well as giving exposure to disciplines not taught in the traditional classroom.
SAN BERNARDINO—The journey for the 2016 Aquinas football team began on a warm spring day and ended on a cold winter night at Aquinas High School with the Falcons falling to St. Anthony High School, Long Beach 33-32 in the CIF Southern Section Division 10 championship game.
SAN BERNARDINO—The San Bernardino Catholic Elementary Schools (SBCES) held the first Guardian Angel Gala October 29 at Holy Rosary Academy.
Attended by Bishop Gerald Barnes, the event was held in recognition of the contributions of Catholic education in the City of San Bernardino. The two current Catholic elementary schools in San Bernardino are Our Lady of The Assumption School and Holy Rosary Academy.
LA QUINTA—More than $300,000 was raised at the 15th Annual Bishop’s Golf Classic on December 1 to aid children seeking a Catholic education.
Held at PGA West in La Quinta, the Bishop’s Golf Classic drew the participation of 220 golfers. Proceeds from the signature fundraising event go toward the tuition assistance programs for Catholic schools in the Diocese and toward the Catholic Education Foundation. This year the Diocese will distribute $171,000 in tuition assistance for students attending Catholic schools.