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4 Reasons to Send Your Child to Vacation Bible School

Every year, you wonder exactly how beneficial Vacation Bible School will be for your child. Vacation Bible School is more than songs and snacks. The Diocese of Orlando wants you to know the value your child will realize by joining other children his or her age from Catholic schools in Orlando in pursuit of a…


School Spotlight: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School

With a motto like “Work hard. Play hard. Pray hard,” it is obvious the students at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School in the Diocese of Orlando have a full schedule of activities throughout the school year. This Catholic school in Orlando serves families of Pre-Kindergarten through 8th graders in the Greater Orlando area. St. Charles…


Becoming Involved in Fine Arts

If you discover that you could increase your child’s test scores by allowing him or her participate in an hour of art lessons every week, would you? If music improved math scores, would you raise a musician? Surprisingly, these artistic activities are closely tied to cognitive growth and development. Nationally, our education system has been…


Volunteering is the Greatest Extracurricular

Jesus told his followers, “Whatever you do for the least of my people, you do for me.” He also explained the importance of feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and sheltering the homeless in what is now known as the Corporal Works of Mercy. Volunteering is a conscientious effort to serve others. The best private…


Commemorating May Crowning and Ascension

May is a special month in the Catholic Church as it is the month that the faithful worldwide celebrate  Mary, our Blessed Virgin Mother, and also the Ascension of our Lord, Jesus Christ, into heaven. The dedication of this month to our Blessed Mother dates back to the 18th century, when  Father Latomia of the…


How to Properly Pray the Rosary

Millions of people pray the rosary daily, but not all of them are praying correctly. This scripture-based prayer to Our Father has Mary as its advocate. St. Louis de Montfort stated, “When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.” The Rosary…


Thanking an Officer During National Law Enforcement Week

National Law Enforcement Week is May 15-19; St. James Cathedral School in the Diocese of Orlando is celebrating with their school resource officer (SRO), Officer Keith Gibson, throughout the week. Law enforcement officers protect your children and property every day; thanking them daily is a great idea, but setting aside a week every year to…


5 Tips for Graduating Seniors

The long, arduous road lined with studying, athletics, deep prayer, and final exams is reaching its end, as graduation is only a few weeks away. It seems as if life has reached its culminating moment and all the work completed so far has led to this conclusion. However, graduation is only a stepping stone into…


Closing Out a Strong School Year

Spring is transitioning into summer, and students are already transitioning into summer vacation. It is more and more difficult for many students to focus on upcoming exams and final projects with the weather being absolutely perfect for every sport but snowboarding. Help your Seminole County private school student close out the school year with style…


4 Reasons We Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is quickly approaching for the Diocese of Orlando’s schools in Central Florida: St James Cathedral School’s Teacher Appreciation Week begins May 1 while both St. Andrew Catholic School and Good Shepherd Catholic School are hosting their Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12. Teachers definitely deserve recognition during this week and all others. Below…